Managing Director, Camp Peniel, Yarmouth, NS

Managing Director - Camp Peniel, Yarmouth, NS (Posted: 03/27/2019; Closing: 06/2019)

The Board of Directors at Camp Peniel is seeking a Candidate to begin September 2019 for a full time Managing Director. For more information on Camp Peniel please visit our website

Summary of Position

  • Provide leadership and manage the programs and operation of the Camp within the Policies and Procedures approved by the Board.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Administration and Financial:

  • Works within the budget prepared by the Treasurer and the Board ensuring that we are reaching our objectives and targets.
  • Works with the Board to set up a Strategic Plan (1-5 years) and for Site Development
  • Explore government incentives both Provincial and Federal, as well as the many local grants that are available.
  • Fundraising, and working with and recruiting donors


  • Maintain relations with CCI (Christian Camping International), CCCC (Council of Canadian Christian Charities), and CANSPEI (Camping Association of Nova Scotia and PEI)
  • Maintain interaction with our Baptist Association, churches, Pastors and contact people. Develop and implement a program to visit churches in the Association at least once a year. Promotion is to be done in the Community as well.
  • Communicate “critical incident” information to the Board Executive.
  • Responsible for the development and marketing plan. Ensure there is a Camp Peniel brand for all things relating to the Camp and its functions.
  • Off Season work to initiate and develop Youth Events as determined for the Yarmouth Association of Baptist Churches



  • Serve as a role model for staff and lead by active participation in daily running of the Camp
  • Provide administrative leadership, direction and guidance to ensure all campers/guests are properly served and that the Board’s directives are carried out
  • Supervise and set priorities for Summer Assistant Director and his/her involvement with staff and Camp programs, retreats and rental groups.
  • Responsible for the employment (within the provided policies), evaluation, termination, suspension and discipling of all staff.

Policy Advisor:

  • Identify Policy issues and make recommendation to the Board of Directors.

Qualifications included but are not limited to:

  • Must have a high level of Christian commitment and demonstrated spiritual leadership and maturity in both personal and professional relationships. The Camp Director must possess a vision and calling for the ministry of Christian camping.
  • Must be, or be willing to be, a member of an Atlantic Baptist Association Church in the Yarmouth area.
  • Have practical experience in Christian camping and how it functions locally and globally. 
  • The Camp Director is the minimum age of majority, has a minimum of 4 years of camp related experience and a minimum of 2 years in administration, programming, and/or other similar experience.
  • Post-secondary degree or a combination of post-secondary education and 4 years relevant experience. A degree in a related field is preferred.
  • Must be a leader as he/she would be responsible to oversee the Executive Secretary (part time), Summer Directors and 20-25 Summer Staff Members.
  • Marketing/Promotion skills.
  • Computer systems experience (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, Power Point). Web design would be a valuable asset.
  • Must have good communication skills, both verbal and written and be gifted in the areas of leadership, strategic planning, organizational management, teaching and developing.
  • Must have proven ability to delegate responsibility and ensure accountability and an understanding and appreciation of the Board governing process and the Board/Administrative relationship.

Terms of Employment

This position’s terms of employment will be covered in the interview process and/or contract.


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