Job Posting - Executive Director

Redberry's current Executive Director is moving to be the Executive Director of camp Stillwood. David's move has prompted Redberry to begin the search for a new Executive Director. 

All interested candidates should submit their resumé and cover letter to careers@redberrybiblecamp.com. This opportunity will stay open until a qualified candidate has been identified.

Executive Director - Job Description

The primary responsibility of the Executive Director is to lend overall spiritual leadership & logistical management for Redberry bible camp. The Executive Director reports directly to the Redberry Board of Directors..

The role of Executive Director incorporates the following:

  • An understanding that Redberry Bible Camp is a Christian ministry affiliated with the Saskatchewan Mennonite Brethren denomination. Therefore the Executive Director must conduct him/herself in accordance with the ministry’s values and mission statement.

    • Redberry Bible Camp Core Values: Christ Jesus Centered, Love, Discipleship, Community & Unique Camp Atmosphere.

    • Redberry Bible Camp Mission Statement: Loving Jesus, loving people and growing disciples through the community of camp.

    • Dependence on God in all things; committed to lives of prayer, worship and love.

    • Allow the Holy Spirit to work through us on a continuing development of maturity in faith.

Code of Conduct

As a Christian Mission within the Mennonite Brethren Church of Canada, we ask that all our employees adhere to a code of conduct:

  • As a staff member within the MB Conference I agree to and will work to adhere to the MB Confession of Faith: https://goo.gl/keD0uR

  • The executive director is expected to weekly attend and participate in a local Mennonite Brethren church when your camp work schedule does not conflict.

  • In relationship with others you are required to speak the truth in love & resolve conflict immediately in an effort to strengthen unity.

  • The Bible is acknowledged as the final authority in matters of faith and direction in our lives. Scripture teaches in general and specifically how Christians should live. Scriptures include many examples of unacceptable behaviour, and as a Christian member of the staff you are expected to adhere to these guidelines for your life.

  • We live in a world that may reject much of the scriptural teachings and directives of the Christian faith. At Redberry it is not our mandate to expect  others to live as we do, but rather to love all. Through love we can introduce others to the grace and salvation of Jesus Christ.

Job Description

Leadership:

  • Participate with the Board of Directors in developing and implementing the vision and strategic plan to guide the organization.

  • Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organization.

  • Act as an advisor to the Board of Director on all aspects of the organization's activities.

  • Act as a spokesperson for the organization in collaboration with the Board

  • Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Board as appropriate and jointly with the Board when appropriate.

Operational planning and management:

  • Draft policies where needed, for the approval of the Board and prepare procedures to implement the organizational policies; review existing policies on a regular basis and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate

  • Ensure that personnel, camper, donor and volunteer files are securely stored and privacy/confidentiality is maintained.

  • Provide support to the Board by preparing meeting agenda and supporting materials.

Program planning and management:

  • Ensure that the programs and services offered by the camp contribute to the organization's mission and reflect the priorities of the Board.

  • Monitor the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of the camp to maintain or improve quality.

  • Oversee the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special projects.

Human resources management:

  • Determine staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery.

  • Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures and practices including the development of job description for all staff.  

  • Recruit, interview and select staff that have the right technical and personal abilities to help further the camp’s mission.

  • Implement a performance management process for all staff which includes monitoring the performance of staff on an on-going basis and conducting an annual performance review.

  • Coach mentor, and discipline staff as appropriate to improve performance and encourage discipleship.

Financial management:

  • Work with staff and the Board (Executive Committee) to prepare a comprehensive budget.

  • Work with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization.

  • Research funding sources, oversee the development of fund raising plans to increase the funds of the organization.

  • Lead, implement and oversee all fundraising activities.

  • Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board.

  • Ensure that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed.  

  • Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the organization.

Constituency relations/promotion: 

  • Communicate with stakeholders/constituency to keep them informed of the work of the camp and to identify changes in the community served by the camp.

  • Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with churches, community groups, funders, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization.

  • Develop a comprehensive communication plan to promote the organization to its donors and maximize public awareness of the fundraising activities of the organization.

  • Coordinate the design, printing and distribution of marketing and communication materials for development efforts.  

  • Build relationships with church and community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the camp.

Risk management:

  • Identify and evaluate the risks to the organization's people (clients, staff, management, volunteers), property, finances, goodwill, and image and implement measures to control risks

Specific Roles/Tasks:

  • Redberry strives to give its employees daily tasks that they are passionate about. Therefore depending on the skills and passions of the current staff the actual day to day tasks may change.

  • The camp continually updates a list of roles and tasks that each employee performs. It is the role of the Executive Director to ensure that all staff are engaged in roles that both push the organization towards success in its mission; while at the same time fulfills the skills and passions of the individual

Qualifications

Education/Experience:

  • BA preferred or Post-Secondary education relevant to the position, or

  • 5 or more years of progressive management experience in a similar sector, church or ministry.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Knowledge of leadership and management principles as they relate to non-profit & voluntary organizations

  • Knowledge of all federal and provincial legislation applicable to voluntary sector organizations including: employment standards, human rights, occupational health and safety, charities, taxation, CPP, EI, health coverage etc…

  • Knowledge of financial management   

  • Knowledge of project management

  • Proficiency in the use of computers for:  word processing, e-mail, internet and financial management  

Personal characteristics:

  • Adaptability: Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency

  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others,

  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.

  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.

  • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.

  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.

  • Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.   

  • Be a disciple, investing in worship and developing as a lifelong student of Jesus

Credentialing Process:

The successful applicant must be credentialed by the Saskatchewan Conference of MB Churches. The purpose of credentialing is to assist the camp and the denomination in gaining an understanding of your faith convictions and ministry practice. The process also involves providing you and the camp with counsel and recommendations. Ultimate success is the goal for both parties in the ministry.

Credentialing involves the completion of a ministry questionnaire, some reading, an interview and attendance at a three day credentialing orientation.