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Deadline to Apply
Application Deadline: March 8, 2024
Anticipated Start Date: ~May 1, 2024
Sound View Camp and Retreat Center is set on 100 wooded acres in the Pacific Northwest. The camp is owned by the Presbyterian Church (USA), a Christian denomination with a strong focus on social and environmental justice. Sound View sweeps down to half a mile of beautiful waterfront acreage on Puget Sound. The grounds contain a large teaching garden, farm animals, nature trails through a mature forest and a biodiverse shoreline. Some of the activities offered are boating, a ropes course, archery, arts and crafts and gaga ball. Located forty minutes from the town of Gig Harbor, Washington, this would be considered a relatively remote, peaceful location.
The camp has a few main areas of focus: outdoor environmental education (with primarily school groups), family camping and retreats, and Presbyterian summer camping. Sound View will be converting to a 501(c)(3) in the next year and experiencing other shifts in governance structure and partnerships. As this new structure is implemented, it is expected that the Camp Director will live off-site and work part time, while Sound View will have full time Outdoor Environmental Education and Program Directors who are responsible, respectively, for school groups and other guest groups, including summer campers.
This is a full time, year-round position. The Program Director position varies from season to season. In the summer, the Program Director will have lead responsibility for the Presbyterian summer camp season (1 month currently) and for other guest groups who use the space for their own programs. The OEE Director will support these summer activities.
In Spring and Fall the Program Director will be primarily responsible for weekend groups and will support the OEE Director in working with school groups.
In Winter, the Program Director will conduct family camps, help with winter maintenance, supervise AmeriCorps NCCC teams, and plan for summer.
Please see full description at www.soundviewcamp.com/camp-staff.
Please email resume to email@example.com. We will reply within a few weeks and possibly invite you to submit a cover letter and references. This is to minimize the need to write a cover letter to only those who meet our minimum qualifications. All interviews will happen after the application deadline.
- Cash salary of $48,000-52,000, depending on experience or qualifications
- An additional amount equal to 15% of the salary will be deposited either into a pre-tax retirement account, paid for health insurance, or a combination of the two (equalling 15%)
- On-site housing
- Meals when food service is provided to guests
- Applicant’s choice of the entire month of December or January off (paid) plus 10 more days of paid vacation (must alternate month off with the OEE Director)
- Paid holidays and sick leave