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Job Type: Full-Time Position
Location: Abbeville, LA
MANAGER OF CAMPS & RETREATS
This goal of this full-time position is to manage, coordinate, and fulfill the mission of Stillwater Catholic Retreat Center and Our Lady of the Bayous Retreat House as places of encounter with Jesus Christ fueling the fulfillment of the Great Commission
Develop and cultivate relationships with parishes, ministries, and other groups to share vision and opportunity for Stillwater/OLOB Retreats
Host tours of the facilities to interested parties
Secure new and returning retreat groups
Outreach and follow up calls and meetings with clients and potential clients
Oversee Stillwater and OLOB social media platforms
Create and run come and see events to get ministry leaders to Stillwater
I.e. Free youth minister/DRE/faith formation staff day retreat
ACT’s leadership day retreat
OVERSEE BOOKING PROCESS & RETREAT PREP
Update and maintain seamless booking processes for Stillwater and OLOB
Lead and manage the Retreats Assistant in handling ALL retreat Logistics
Coordinate facility booking for FMC usage
Set up facilities for retreat groups (within reason)
Bless and pray over the grounds and facilities as well as for each group
OVERSEE GROUNDS AND FACILITIES
Lead and manage the grounds caretakers
Coordinate with contractors for cleaning, plumbing, electrical, and other needs
Walk through all facilities and grounds after each retreat to identify needs
Use thorough checklist tools to see nothing is missed and everything is adequately reviewed
Solicit and coordinate community involvement in areas where community service and volunteer projects are beneficial
HOSPITALITY AND POINT OF CONTACT FOR RETREAT GROUPS
Welcome retreat groups at arrival
Show them the property
Show them locations for basic needs
I.e. garbage bags, toilet paper, trash bins, etc.
Communicate regarding food plans & liaise w Caterer as needed
Communicate clean up expectations
Give them emergency contact number
Pray for/with them for the retreat’s success
Act as point of contact for emergency or general needs for groups
Follow up with group leaders after the retreat to garner, parse, and implement feedback to improve guest experience
BUDGETING AND FINANCE
Collaborate in the development of Camps & Retreats budget with Business Director
Keep track of Camps & Retreats finances, including monthly reporting
STATESIDE MISSION TRIP HOSTING
Plan and lead all aspects of Stateside Mission/Service Trips out of Stillwater/OLOB including:
Spiritual Formation Sessions
Recruit, prep, and empower a team of local disciples and/or stateside FMC missionaries and staff to join the ministry team
DEVELOP AND LEAD FMC OFFERED PROGRAMMING (revenue generating potential)
Potential examples include:
Diocesan Confirmation Retreat
Middle School and High School Retreats
Evangelization Training Weekends (Parish Staff, Volunteers, General Interest)
Missionary Discipleship Formation Days for Parish Volunteers
Advent and Lent Day of Reflection/Retreats
HOST & HOSPITALITY FOR FMC EVENTS AT CAMP FACILITIES
Act as host and hospitality for FMC events taking place at Stillwater and/or OLOB, such as:
Year in Review
Come and See
Collaborate with other FMC teams in the planning, preparation, and execution of FMC events
CAMP DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE
Help Identify potential donors and supporters for FMC’s work at Stillwater and beyond
SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS
Strong belief in and dedication to the mission of Family Missions Company
Background in retreat, camp, parish, and/or youth ministries (preferred)
Familiarity with budgeting, customer experience, and building business processes (preferred)
Experience in leadership and management (preferred)
Strong interpersonal and ministry skills
Creative and strategic problem solving skills
Thrives in both individual and collaborative work
Driven toward Excellence and Continuous improvement
Attention to Detail, Hardworking and Committed to seeing projects through
Willingness to live on-site and fundraise salary (training and coaching options available)
SALARY RANGE & HOUSING
Expected salary range is $45,000 – $55,000 with housing provided on-site. Actual hiring range may vary based on qualifications and experience.
We are lay Catholic disciples of Jesus Christ, preaching the Gospel, serving the poor, and making disciples of all nations. www.familymissionscompany.com
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