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Colorado Christian Service Camp

Executive Director

Como,

Colorado

Why I Love This Opportunity

John Luzadder

Associate

This is an incredible opportunity with an incredible view. Camp Como is a camp with a rich tradition of creating experiences for students to meet Christ and enjoy the outside. They are looking for the next great leader to continue these traditions for the next generations.

About This Organization

Camp Como sits on 160 acres at the foot of Little Baldy Mountain and Mt. Silverheels, one mile above the historic town of Como, Colorado, at an elevation of 10,125 feet and bordered on two sides by national forest property and governmental land.
In 1962, Colorado Christian Service Camp formed a corporation. 1964, they purchased the Rocking R Sky Ranch and established a Christian youth ministry. Today, the corporation operates under the name of Camp Como and offers summer and winter residential camps, off-site adventure camps, and year-round retreat facilities.
From Denver, it is an hour’s drive southwest on Highway 285 over the beautiful Kenosha Pass. From Colorado Springs, a 90-minute drive just northeast of Fairplay, Colorado.

Position Description

The primary purpose of the Executive Director is to provide leadership, direction, and management of the camp’s programs and retreats.  The Executive Director will work with the executive team in the overall management and leadership of Camp Como.  The Executive Director will ensure that the Camp’s programs reflect the camp’s ministry to see campers making decisions to follow Christ, rededicating their lives to Him, and being called into full-time ministry.

Key Responsibilities:

Operations

  • Recruit, train, coordinate, evaluate, and support program staff and volunteers.
  • Promote staff unity, trust, harmony, and spiritual growth.
  • Oversee and direct summer staff orientation.
  • Oversee and support office procedures and operations.
  • Involved in creating and implementing the camp’s strategic plan with staff and board.
  • Supervise paid staff.

Programming

  • Provide leadership direction for all activities on and off Camp property involving Camp Como.
  • Provide program direction and leadership for all current and future camp programs.
  • Evaluate and improve existing programs.
  • Develop new programs that extend the impact of the camp’s mission.

Public Relations and Marketing

  • Work with the executive team to develop and implement marketing strategies to fill retreats.
  • Visit churches and other organizations to promote the camp and its programs.
  • Initiate and engage in various marketing, speaking, fundraising, and networking activities to maximize the usage of the camp and ensure the ongoing viability and future growth of the camp’s ministry.
  • Develop and execute marketing programs to ensure the full utilization of the camp facilities.
  • Promote camp ministries to campers, families, and local/supporting churches.
  • Build relationships with key leaders within local churches and ministries.

Financial

  • Propose annual expense budgets and manage assigned areas and responsibilities.
  • Assist in fundraising efforts.
  • Proactively build relationships with existing and new donors; another means to ensure the ongoing financial viability and sustainability of the Camp ministry.

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT – the ability to be creative and think outside of the box on how to serve local churches. Understanding that today’s problems might need new and different solutions.
  • LOVE FOR CAMPING MINISTRY- passionate about the value of and opportunities that camping ministry has for today’s students.
  • EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT – A highly intuitive and wise discerner who can listen well while sensing how best to approach a situation and the people they interact with.
  • STRATEGIC THINKER – creative problem solver with a long-term perspective
  • RESOURCEFUL – creative problem-solver who can balance ministry with churches and best practices as a camp.
  • RELATIONSHIP BUILDING SKILLS- connects naturally with people and churches. A strong people connector and cultivator of relationships. The ability to draw people in from long distances to be a part of the exciting opportunities the camp offers.
  • HUMBLE SPIRIT –
  • high integrity and consistency in doing what is right, shepherding staff, helping them grow, and seeking God in all situations, acknowledging His sovereignty, and resting in His grace.

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