Executive Director of Camping Services – Diocese of Manchester (Manchester, NH)

Management, FT Employee
Diocese of Manchester (Manchester, NH)

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester, NH is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Executive Director of Camp Fatima and Camp Bernadette. Located in the Lakes Region on Upper Suncook Lake, Camp Fatima is a 152 acre camp for boys, ages 5- 15, with a capacity of 300 campers. Camp Bernadette, a thirty minute drive from Camp Fatima, is a 22.5 acre camp for girls, ages 5-15, located on Lake Wentworth with a capacity for 270 campers. Both camps adhere to and promote the teachings of the Catholic Church while welcoming campers of all faith traditions. For sixty-five years the mission of the camps has been to help form sound minds, souls, hearts and bodies and serve the church. Instilling an appreciation and care for the dignity of each person and all of God’s creation is woven through all camp activities: daily prayer, sports, challenge course, free time, meals and special programs. Both camps are accredited by the American Camp Association. The Executive Director serves as an ex officio member of the Board of Directors of Camp Fatima and an ex officio member of the Board of Directors of Camp Bernadette and reports to the Cabinet Secretary for Catholic Formation. To apply please email resume and letter of interest by May 9, 2014 to Chris Hagen at [email protected] or mail same documents to Chris Hagen, Director of Human Resources, Diocese of Manchester,153 Ash Street, Manchester, NH 03104.

This position provides leadership and is responsible for supervision, administration, coordination and the ongoing development of all professional endeavors of the diocesan camps.


1. Supervision, administration and coordination of all maintenance, office technical and business endeavors of the camps.

2. Supervision of office personnel in the winter camp office.

3. Conduct and oversee an annual performance appraisal of the directors and the various programs held at the facilities.

4. Work with the directors and full time staff in developing procedures, routines and practices related to the daily operation of the camps.

5. Ensure that the directors of the camps maintain American Camps Association standards and operate under New Hampshire Laws and assist them in developing the written work necessary for this.

6. Develop marketing strategies for the two camps in cooperation with the marketing director and resident directors.

7. Develop and carry out a Master Plan and Risk Management Plan for the camps and oversee their implementation with the directors.

8. Develop and supervise the capital budgets for each of the camps and integrate them with the program budgets of the resident directors.

9. Attend Board Meetings and keep the Board informed of camp activities.

10. Supervise all capital projects and off-season rentals


1. A Bachelor’s degree plus 4 -7 years of related experience in administration and working with children and families.

2. Deep faith and personal commitment to the life of the Church, and a desire to teach and communicate this with others.

3. In depth knowledge of the Catholic Church, its mission, structures, and ministerial life, and in particular its teachings and principles on family, youth, and young adults.

4. Familiarity with the organization of camps and camp programing.

5. Demonstrated leadership and organizational ability; skills and desire for collaboration, together with ability to take initiative and work independently.

6. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from a variety of groups.

7. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations.

8. Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with all members of the organization.

9. Knowledge and skills to do research, writing, and prepare camp materials and programs; ability to organize, conduct, and evaluate camp programs.

10. Ability to do long range planning, and project management; resourcefulness and flexibility to achieve planned objectives in a timely manner, and also to respond effectively and creatively to emerging needs, demands, and opportunities.

11. Ability to handle stress well, and to schedule and complete objectives under various constraints and pressures.

12. Knowledge, ability and manual dexterity to use diocesan technology effectively.

13. Ability to organize and prioritize responsibilities.

14. Maintain confidentiality.

15. Good leadership skills.

16. Must pass a background check, including a criminal history investigation in accordance with diocesan policy. (0)

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