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The Pecometh Camp and Retreat Ministries (Pecometh) Selection Committee announces a
national search and invites inquiries and resumes for its next Director of Program Ministries.
Pecometh seeks a highly skilled professional to administer and oversee all aspects of the
program operations including, but not limited to camp, retreat, and outdoor programs.

Pecometh partners with over 400 churches of the Peninsula Delaware Conference of The
United Methodist Church to provide camps, retreats and outdoor programs to persons of all
ages and from all walks of life. Pecometh has operated continuously since 1946 on the Chester
River near Centreville, Maryland, providing Christian hospitality and programming that promotes
God-inspired, life-changing experiences through camp and retreat ministries.

The Director of Program Ministries is responsible for providing visionary, spiritual leadership and
oversight, direction and management for the Pecometh Camp and Retreat Ministries program
operations. The preferred candidate must be a highly skilled, visionary leader with genuine
passion for people, camping, and the outdoors.

Pecometh’s intention is for the successful candidate to ultimately assume the position of
Executive Director in the next two to three years. This is not guaranteed but interested
candidates should consider this when making application.

Key Responsibilities:
• Responsible for articulating the mission, vision, and values, serving as representative of
Pecometh’s ministry in all instances, in both word and deed.
• Cultivate vital, healthy relationships for ongoing ministry engagement with staff, volunteers,
campers, congregation, donors, local community, organizations, and other potential groups.
• Supervise the Camp Programs Coordinator, Retreat Programs Coordinator, and Outdoor
Programs Coordinator, ensuring they are meeting the needs and requirements of their
programs and are providing high quality experiences.
• Coordinate with the Director of Facilities and Director of Retreat Ministries to ensure that
facilities and program requirements are met for each program.
• Collaborate with the Executive Director and Registrar/Bookkeeper to ensure the financial
health, stability, and sustainability of the camp and retreat ministry is maintained. Assist in
the development of the annual operating budget.
• Create, develop, and implement a fundraising strategy that is mutually beneficial for
campers, guests, and donors.
• Direct the marketing efforts for all program ministries including, but not limited to, print
materials, direct mail, email, website, and content marketing.
• Collaborate with the Executive Director to learn all aspects of the donor development

Minimum Qualifications:
• High School Diploma or GED equivalency is required. Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.
• 7+ years operational management experience is required, preferably in a camp and retreat
• 3 to 5 years of previous experience working in a camp and/or retreat environment is
• 3+ years of supervisory experience, including responsibility for program staff is strongly
• Prior experience working with budgets and payroll systems is strongly preferred.
• Must possess excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
• Must possess strong written, verbal and communications skills.
• Genuine passion for people, camping, and outdoors is required.
• Ability to independently manage time and effectively prioritize tasks.
• Ability to effectively manage a crisis.
• Microsoft Office Suite and basic computer knowledge is required.
• First Aid, CPR and additional training is strongly preferred.
• Current knowledge or willingness to learn the polity and theology of The United Methodist
Church is required.
• Experience within mainline denominational camping strongly preferred.

Email resume and cover letter to
Closing Date: Friday, August 13, 2021
No Staffing Agencies or Recruitment Firms

The Pecometh Camp and Retreat Ministry is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks and
encourages applications from minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities. All offers of
employment are subject to the applicant successfully completing background, reference, and other applicable checks.

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