Executive Director oversees implementation of mission of Presbytery of Geneva and Camp Whitman as chief steward of camp resources.


Status: Full-Time, Exempt


Reports To: Reports to the Presbytery of Geneva Head of Staff with accountability to the General Council, and the Operations Committee of The Presbytery of Geneva. Collaborates with Presbytery of Geneva General Council through the Camp Whitman Committee, Presbytery of Genesee Valley Big Picture Team, volunteers, and partner agency representatives.


Supervisory Responsibility: Directly supervise the Operations Director, Director of Camper & Counselor Care, Kitchen Manager, Program Director, Registration Coordinator and Nurses.


Salary Range: $65,000 – $75,000



This position is eligible for health insurance coverage and pension contribution by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Board of Pensions or its equivalent per Board of Pensions guidelines. Alternative medical and retirement contributions may be negotiated for non-ordained employees.


Holiday, Vacation & Sick Leave:

5 weeks (or 200 hours) of PTO (paid time off), plus 10 paid holidays and 40 hours of paid sick leave each calendar year.


How to Apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter via email to: search@presbyteryofgeneva.org


Skills, Experience, Knowledge and Abilities Needed:

  • At least 25 years of age
  • At least 5 years in a camp leadership role or equivalent in a school/church setting
  • Staff hiring and supervision experience
  • Budgeting and fiscal management experience
  • Program and curriculum development experience
  • Deep personal faith and an interest and willingness to participate in the faith formation aspects of camp
  • Interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to relate to, teach and lead a variety of age groups including working with college-age counselors, and adult participants/volunteers
  • Strong communication, organizational, delegation and time management skills
  • Strong technological skills, i.e., Google Suite, Zoom, social media, databases, etc.
  • Physical, spiritual and emotional stamina to maintain energy and patience during overnight and extended work periods for retreats and camp sessions
  • Experience and ability to live and work in an outdoor, rustic setting


Desired Characteristics:

  • Positivity, creativity, enthusiasm, energy, patience, flexibility, independence, and an ability to take initiative


Purpose: The purpose of the Executive Director role is to oversee the implementation of the mission of the Presbytery of Geneva and Camp Whitman as chief steward of the resources of the Camp.


Responsibilities: Strategic and tactical work for which this role is accountable:


  1. Function: Vision and Long-Range Planning
    • Work with the Camp Whitman Committee and the General Council to develop and execute a long-term strategy and vision for the camp
    • Participate in Presbytery discussions on vision planning and long-range planning
    • Work with the Camp Whitman Committee to provide oversight and implementation of long-term camp facilities improvements
  2. Function: Financial Management
    • Develop and maintain annual budget and expenses in coordination with the Camp Whitman Committee
  3. Function: Promote & Raise Funds for Camp Whitman
    • Set dates and rates for annual camps and programs
    • Develop and implement a marketing strategy for camp including print materials, advertisements, website management and social media marketing
    • Conduct tours, presentations and sales calls for interested groups, families and couples
    • Organize fundraisers and fundraising appeals for general operating and scholarship support
    • Seek opportunities for capital funds
    • Seek opportunities for planned giving and endowment fundraising
    • Write grants as necessary
  4. Function: Presbytery and Church Relations
    • Serve as an active member and colleague of the Presbytery staff
    • Provide staff support for the Camp Whitman Committee, attending meetings and assisting the Committee in fulfilling its work
    • Provide reports to the Presbytery Leader and the Presbytery of Geneva General Council as requested
    • Attend all stated Presbytery of Geneva meetings for visibility and availability
    • Provide regular reports to the Presbytery of Geneva and the Presbytery of Genesee Valley in collaboration with the Camp Whitman Committee
    • Build relationships with churches and pastors in both presbyteries
  5. Function: Community Relations and Partnership Development
    • Seek opportunities to develop relationships with potential new partner organizations
    • Maintain and strengthen relationships with existing community partners
  6. Function: Personnel Management
    • Directly supervise the Operations Director, Director of Camper & Counselor Care, Program Director, Kitchen Manager, Registration Coordinator and Nurses
    • Interface with Presbytery staff as well as Bookkeeper and Treasurer


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POSTED: 9/20/23