Program Director at Manidokan Camp & Retreat Center
Camp Manidokan is seeking a Program Director with a creative and caring spirit to develop high-quality programming at its Camp & Retreat Center. The successful candidate will have the ability and passion to further Retreat and Camping's work to create sacred experiences that nurture Christian faith and discipleship, teach creation care, extend Christian hospitality and community, develop principled spiritual leaders, and inspire and equip lives for love and justice.
The Program Director leads all aspects of programming at Manidokan including training and supervising the seasonal program staff and nurturing camp partner relationships. This person directly manages the program schedule and must have good communication and organizational skills. As a leader, this person should respond proactively to challenges with creative solutions that prioritize safety and the camper/guest experience. They also play key a role in overall hospitality throughout the year.
Seeking candidates at least 21 years of age with 2+ years of experience in program leadership for summer camp and retreat activities or equivalent. Ideal candidates have experience in ropes course and waterfront leadership, schedule development, worship planning, and a commitment to work in and create an inclusive & diverse cultural ministry setting. This position is a year-round, full-time, salaried, exempt position with benefits.
The job will be based at Manidokan. The Program Director is required to live on-site at the convenience of the employer. Compensation is $35,000-$40,000 dependent upon experience.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with an expected September 2023 start date. For consideration, send cover letter and resume to Meredith Petty at
Baltimore Suburban District Administrator
Reports to: Baltimore Suburban District Superintendent
Location: Fulton, MD
Salary Range: $55,000 - $60,000
Posting Date: October 2023
Position Objectives: The District Administrator will support the District Superintendent and provide administrative leadership, oversight and support for district ministry team.
- Facilitate interpretation of BWC policies and procedures and communicate with pastors and churches so that issues and concerns are addressed immediately and appropriately, and pastors’ and congregations’ appreciation for the connection grows.
- Coordination of charge conference schedules and material for the district so that church conferences can occur in an efficient and timely manner, including remote attendance of the church conferences as needed.
- Perform final review of church conference forms and process compensation forms so that the BWC database and other appropriate files can be accurate and current.
- Assist pastors and congregations in completing church and clergy profile information so that the superintendent is equipped to make recommendations and decisions regarding appointment-making.
- Disseminate information and respond to questions and concerns on mission-share payments, pension and medical arrearages, statistical reports, church fund balance reports, evaluations, clergy advisories, and church conference.
- Coordinate arrangements and prepare material for regional or district meetings, training events, and workshops, including Leadership Summits, Lay Servant Academy and Annual Conference.
- Manage/maintain district budget and credit card records, including processing vouchers, expense reimbursements, and internal transfers.
- Prepare and send communications from conference, region, and district through district blog and other electronic communications.
- Conduct training/workshops; including administrator/secretary workshops and training for statistical reports, church conference and BWC database.
- Manage the workflow of the change of appointment lifecycle. This includes scheduling take-ins, preparing folders, processing necessary paperwork and updating the database.
- Complete Change of Appointment form within five business days of a change and forward to appropriate offices.
- Serve in the Arrangements and/or Clergy Registration areas during Annual Conference.
- Regularly maintain the integrity of the database through Arena and Shelby to ensure consistent communication of vital information between conference and congregational stakeholders.
- Provide support for correspondence and calendar management to District Superintendent.
- Provide training for the district.
Special Aspects of the Role:
- Confidentiality is mandatory.
- In addition, the individual should be open to listening to and learning from the faith experiences of others with different theological views.
- The job will be based at the Baltimore-Washington Conference Center in Fulton, MD. May require travel throughout the district/BWC area and some work on the weekends.
- Manage the flow of work throughout the year in preparation for seasonal work (church conference, change of appointments, evaluations, statistics, etc.).
- Ability to work as a member of a variety of teams at same time.
Educational Attainment: Minimum bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
Work Experience: A minimum of five years of experience as an administrator or executive assistant.
Skills & Knowledge:
- Leadership: motivates and influences people to achieve positive results, demonstrates a positive, caring, non-anxious presence, is able to disciple leaders, build teams, mentor and coach in a peer environment, thinks strategically, ability to interact with diverse groups of laity and clergy and manage a variety of tasks.
- Organization: plans with the end goal in focus, performs administrative tasks effectively and complete tasks on time; communicates professionally and effectively using written, oral and digital, virtual media, demonstrates timely follow through, solves problems efficiently and effectively.
- Technical Knowledge: possesses a working knowledge of Microsoft (Outlook, OneDrive, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Google Workspace tools (Google Drive, Docs, and Sheets). Familiarity with Apple products (Apple Mail, Safari, MacOS, and iOS) is a plus.
- Customer Service: exhibits the ability to work effectively using various forms of communication (verbal, written & virtual) to assist people with Arena, the Conference Web site and resources available through BWC.
- Creativity: Provides innovative ideas, expressions and approaches that will enhance the district, region and conference.
To apply for this position, send a resume and cover letter outlining how you meet the specific requirements of the position to . Applications will be reviewed weekly until the right candidate is identified.
While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
Baltimore-Washington Conference is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
New Campus Ministry Interns
We are in the process of discerning what student-led United Methodist ministry HUBs might look like on the campuses of Towson, Morgan State and Bowie State. HUB stands for Here U Belong as we seek to create radically hospitable, just communities for students by students. A HUB is a faith community where all people are valued; everyone is welcome no matter what. HUB strives to be a harm-free, transformational space for all students, regardless of theological stance, race, nationality, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
New Campus Ministry interns are students at one of the identified campuses who help explore, shape and create ministry with support from invested and gifted adults. Eventually, HUB interns help accomplish its mission by planning programs and conducting the week-to-week work of the campus ministry. This will encompass a wide variety of responsibilities shared by various HUB interns, including leading discussions, coordinating social media, inviting others to participate in the HUB, meeting with students, planning gatherings, calendar creation, and coordinating logistics.
- Attend gatherings of The Terp HUB as developed.
- Meet weekly with the HUB Coordinator and other HUB interns.
- Contribute to the compelling and effective programming of the HUB.
- Intentionally promote opportunities for engagement through programs of The Terp HUB among UMD students, through personal invitation, photos and videos on social media, and storytelling.
- Take on a specific role (or roles) as assigned.
Time Commitment: 6-8 hours per week, August 2023 - May 2024
Special Talents Skills Preferred: Grounded Christian faith, self-starter, good interpersonal skills, strong verbal and written communication skills, experience and aptitude relevant to the role, reliable, diligent, and coachable.
Resources and Training Provided: August retreat, and Coordinator support
Hourly wage: $16 per hour
Young People’s Ministries Organizers
Time: 14-20 hours/week
Stipend: $20-30/hour depending on experience
Supervisor: Director of Connectional Ministries or designee
We are hiring two to three part-time Young People’s Ministry Organizers to help accomplish the vision of Young People’s Ministries: Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we activate, connect, and engage more young people as disciples of Jesus for the transformation of lives, churches, and communities.
Each YPM Organizer serves these roles within their assigned regions:
- Supports District/County Youth Coordinators and youth to design and implement programming that youth want to bring their friends to.
- Connects with District/County Youth Coordinators, Young Adult Coordinators and engaged Youth once a month.
- Does 8 new relational 1:1s per month (average of 2 per week) related to family and young adult ministry (youth, youth organizations, church leaders, etc.) that deepens connection, grows the network and informs strategy and implementation.
- Supports the connection of churches, youth groups and youth with one another and with YPM initiatives (district and conference youth offerings; e.g., events, training, mission projects, RCM, campus ministry, etc.) through district offices and District/County Youth Coordinators.
- Keeps an accurate database of local young people’s ministry leaders’ contact information with assistance of BWC staff as needed (Arena interface).
In addition, each YPM Organizer has one of the following specialty areas:
- Marketing/PR: Responsible for:
- maintaining and growing a youth ministry database and sending targeted monthly communications with relevant tips, ministry opportunities and an invitation to connect with resources; and
- ensuring opportunities and resources are known by youth, youth workers, lay leaders and pastors in collaboration with the Communications department. OR
- Resource Development: responsible for ensuring needed resources are developed in collaboration with the Resource Team team which includes Area YPM Organizers and others who want to resource family ministries generally or topically (e.g., mental health, trauma, growing youth ministry, etc.).
- Affiliated YPM Event Coordination: in conjunction with Pen-Del’s staff person, responsible for excellent signature programming for the affiliated annual conferences.
- 2–day Planning Retreat in March
- 1 day equipping in Fall
- Annual Major Youth Event
- YPM church leader events
- YPM Innovation
Requirements & Skills Needed:
- Bachelor’s degree in relevant field preferred.
- Success in growing programs with and for young people
- Passion for working with college students
- Evidence of creating a culture of inclusion, diversity, equity and antiracism
- Excellent communication skills
- Outreach and community organizing experience
- Strong interpersonal and relational skills (people-centered work)
- Self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Entrepreneurial, curious mindset who isn’t afraid to try something new and learn from failure
- Organized, punctual and technologically proficient with Google products
Cover letter should include mention of which specialty area you are most qualified for and interested in.