Conference and Retreat Centre Director, Parkside Ranch,Orford,QC

Conference and Retreat Centre Director, Parkside Ranch, Orford, QC (Posted: 01/12/21; Closing 01/31/21)

Position Title: Conference & Retreat Center Director
Position status: Part time / 15 hours per week
Reporting: Reports to the General Director
Language Proficiency: English & French
Location: Orford, Quebec with possibilities to work remotely

Who we are:
Parkside Ranch is a non-denominational Christian faith based non profit organisation that has shared the gospel and thrived for over 50 years. The heart of our organisation is found in our mission statement “Parkside Ranch exists to help bring healing and purpose through the practical expression of God’s love”. We accomplish this through our multifaceted ministry comprised of our camping ministry, Conference & Retreat Center, Therapeutic Riding Programs, and community outreach events. We are focused on being culturally relevant and adaptive all the while remaining faithful to our mission.

What Parkside Ranch has to offer:
Parkside Ranch offers the opportunity for you to be part of a passionate, dedicated, hard working team that enjoys having fun. We are committed to our mission and are excited about the future as we position Parkside Ranch to continue its legacy for the next 50 years. Working at Parkside Ranch offers the following:

Strategy & Vision: You will play a key participative role in the development of the overall strategy & vision of the ministry. The Conference and Retreat Center ministry has tremendous opportunities for growth. You will be challenged to seek out new clientele and grow the existing client base.

Teamwork – You will have the opportunity to work closely with the other passionate ministry leaders helping to develop synergies between each ministry activity.

Entrepreneurial spirit – Each ministry leader is encouraged to approach his / her area of responsibility with an entrepreneurial spirit. We value initiative, creativity, and a “can do” attitude.

Making a difference – We fully expect that every ministry activity has the potential to make a significant difference in someone’s life, hopefully for eternity. Your work at Parkside Ranch will matter.

Growth opportunity – Our aspiration is that this role evolves into a full-time position providing the opportunity for involvement in other aspects of the ministry.

What you will do:
➢ As the director of the Conference & Retreat Center, you will be responsible for developing a growth strategy for the next three years, adapting to the post pandemic reality
➢ Maintaining relationships with existing clientele
➢ Identify and develop new potential clientele
➢ Managing bookings which includes coordination with Head Cook for meal requirements
➢ Manage service offerings, invoicing, and collection of rental fees
➢ Ensuring any special needs or expectations of rental groups is adequately communicated to the appropriate Parkside onsite staff.

Who you are:
➢ You have at least 3 years’ experience in the hospitality and / or client service industry
➢ You have a track record of developing and attaining goals
➢ Your critical thinking skills help inform your decision making
➢ You are a self-starter and work well in an environment having a high level of autonomy
➢ You demonstrate good interpersonal and networking skills
➢ You work well with others
➢ You are in support with the values & beliefs of Parkside Ranch.

How to apply:
To apply for this position, please submit your CV and cover letter no later than January 31st, 2021 to Please note that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in Parkside Ranch.