Job Description

This is a role at Hume Lake Christian Camp represented by Vanderbloemen Search Group

Denomination: Non-Denominational

Location: Monterey, Massachusetts

The Role: Church Relations Manager


About the Church Relations Manager:

The New England Church Relations Manager provides supervisory leadership and coordination over all of Hume Lake New England. The New England Church Relations Manager will also have responsibilities pertaining to the assigned departmental job responsibilities and may also be called on to assist in matters of public and external relations, fundraising, and other duties as mutually determined.


The Church Relations Manager Responsibilities Include: 

  • Responsible for contributing to and carrying out the overall vision and direction for New England, in partnership with HLCC senior leadership, to include specific goals and objectives that are part of a long-term strategic plan to maximize Ministry opportunities.
  • Responsible for growing the ministry at New England through achievable collaborative sales and marketing plans and by creating irresistible camping environments that contribute to retention and growth.
  • Responsible for recruiting and retaining exceptional full-time, part-time, and seasonal staff who will help achieve the overall ministry objectives of Hume New England.
  • Responsible for preparing employees to achieve excellence in their work by providing training, mentoring, discipline, performance evaluation, and overall team building throughout the staff of New England.  
  • Responsible for regularly evaluating programs for quality control, excellence, and effectiveness in accomplishing HLCC’s Mission Statement and the ministry objectives for Hume New England.
  • Responsible for ensuring that public entities, with which the ministry of Hume Lake comes in contact, shall be treated with honesty, professionalism, integrity, and in a loving, Christ-like spirit.
  • Responsible for ensuring the Hume New England budget is balanced and is derived from a long-range plan, and that all financial corporate policies and procedures are followed under the direction of HLCC’s CFO.
  • Position can work remotely (in the New England area) or on-site at the Monterey location depending on needs and proximity.
  • Position requires routine travel throughout the Northeastern US, occasionally overnight. Flexibility in working schedule required to meet the needs of the position and availability of churches’ and other groups’ leadership and contacts.
  • Work closely with Hume’s Marketing and Communications team.
  • Coordinate local promotional events and ensure logistics and other resources are organized and effective. Attends area conferences and similar events to represent Hume New England, build networking and develop potential leads to pursue.
  • Responsible for the overall sales goals and budget. Takes a leadership role in monitoring, analysis, recommendations, and implementation to ensure an efficient and optimum cost operation. Routinely seeks out better opportunities for a higher return on investments.
  • Proactively and routinely seeks feedback for personal improvement as well as department performance.
  • Act as the key point of contact for all churches. 
  • Work with Site Director, Program Director, and Admin/Registration Assistant to understand details and relationships with current churches and groups, represent camp programs and events, and agree on plans to pursue new churches and groups.
  • Proactively contact and engage with churches and groups through in-person meetings, phone, email, and other means to develop and grow relationships and lead them to register for camp. Target regions and states include New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and others as opportunities arise.
  • Follows up with churches and groups who are not returning and undertakes efforts to re-engage them.


What You Bring: 

Education & Experience

  • Business degree or background preferred.
  • Business, Biblical studies, and sales/marketing or similar education and experience is preferred.
  • Experience in ministry or a similar church role is preferred.
  • Experience with Christian camping is preferred. 
  • Strong experience in sales and marketing is preferred.
  • Familiarity with Hume’s mission, camps, and retreats is preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of ministry experience.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Thorough attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle and safeguard highly confidential and sensitive information/resources.
  • Strong organizational and personal/relational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, projects, and responsibilities in an unstructured environment with frequent interruptions.


Personal Characteristics & Qualifications

  • A Christ-follower who provides ongoing evidence of commitment to the Christian faith and a desire to share the knowledge of Jesus Christ with others.
  • Agrees with Hume’s Statement of Belief and abides by the Code of Conduct.
  • Has a servant’s heart with a high level of teamwork skills and maturity.
  • Exemplifies Godliness, integrity, self-control, and temperance. Consistently brings an uplifting presence.
  • Demonstrates a strong work ethic, arrives to work on time, is flexible, and avoids excessive absences.
  • Proactive in approach and desire to maintain excellent performance in all areas of the role.
  • Proven strong planning and organization skills. Possesses attention to detail.


About Hume Lake Christian Camp

Hume New England

In 1941, New England Keswick was established in the beautiful Berkshires of Massachusetts. For seventy years it faithfully provided Christian camping with a deep desire to see students and adults come to know Jesus as Lord. Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, Hume Lake Christian Camps began their ministry in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near King’s Canyon National Park. Since 1946, Hume has served over one million campers and continues to clearly present the Gospel in each and every camp it offers. It was in 2010 that God allowed these two camps with the same passion and mission to collide.

New England Keswick had found themselves lacking the financial support needed to sustain camp and had been praying that God would provide a way to continue to use their land to bring people to Himself. The staff and Board of Directors at Hume had been praying and searching for nearly twenty years for a property to start a camp on the East coast. It was in answer to these prayers that God had Keswick and Hume meet.

In the summer of 2011, Hume Christian Camps began to help run the camp at Keswick, and by the following summer, Hume New England was officially established. Hume’s staff and leadership feel extremely privileged to have been welcomed into the Berkshire community and have a deep respect for the tradition and culture it holds. It is Hume’s most sincere desire to build lasting relationships with local churches in order to provide an outstanding camp experience for students and adults to grow in their faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ.

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Experience Required
10-15 years

Type
Full-time

Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
1 month ago
Location
Monterey, Massachusetts

Denomination
Non-Denominational

Church Size
0-100 people people