Job Openings

Two job openings at Spring Canyon

  • Director, Facilities and Maintenance
  • Facilities and Maintenance Assistant

Spring Canyon Retreat and Conference Center, a ministry of Officers’ Christian Fellowship, is announcing two full-time staff positions: Director, Facilities and Maintenance, and Facilities and Maintenance Assistant. Both positions are available immediately, but ideally start NLT 1 May 17. 

The Director, Facilities and Maintenance supervises the Facilities and Maintenance Assistant, and is responsible for all facilities and maintenance areas. Together both individuals plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, review, and participate in the work of maintenance and improvements for facilities and grounds in a manner that provides a safe and comfortable environment for all staff and guests. The Director participates in the preparation and administration of the facility maintenance budget. Both develop and organize preventative maintenance and safety inspection programs for all facilities and equipment, and complete/coordinate construction projects, remodels, and other special projects. Both positions serve as Public Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant operators, and ensure Spring Canyon is compliant with all state and federal regulations and prepared for state and federal inspections.  

Spring Canyon is a retreat and conference center in Buena Vista, CO, about 120 miles west of Colorado Springs. Since 1962, Spring Canyon has served military families, couples, singles, and Christian groups from across the world as a “home away from home” for community and fellowship. It is nestled in the beautiful Collegiate Peaks on the edge of the famous Arkansas River Valley and is a Christ-centered sanctuary for military families, groups, and individuals, where the presence of God transforms lives. When guests drive down from the mountain after a retreat, our desire is that they are refreshed, equipped, and inspired to serve in the name of Jesus Christ, wherever God has called them.

 

What are we looking for?

  1. That a clear sense of God's calling to this specific and sacrificial work will become manifest through the hiring process. This is the preeminent criteria and trumps all else below.
  2. A demonstrated strong and growing Christian faith and desire to be part of the Spring Canyon ministry effort. A passion to minister (possibly at all hours of the day) to guests through fixing broken “things,” facilities construction and renovation, equipment repair, plowing/shoveling snow, being a jack-of-all-trades, etc. 
  3. Ideally, but not essentially (especially for the Director position), someone transitioned or retired from military service, with a strong and current professional and spiritual reputation.
  4. Ideally, but not essentially, someone with a history in OCF and Spring Canyon or Christian camping/conference center ministry experience and leadership. 
  5. Demonstrated capability in all areas of maintenance/grounds, facilities construction and renovations, vehicle/equipment repairs, etc.  
  6. Small Public Water Systems and Small Wastewater Class D certifications a big plus, or desire and ability to obtain the two certifications within first 4 months of employment.
  7. View service at Spring Canyon as a ministry calling rather than just a job.  Be totally invested in the vision and mission of OCF and Spring Canyon, and serve with a whole heart (1 Sam 12:24 and Col 3:23-24).
  8. Available soonest, but NLT 1 May 17; financial freedom to work for ministry-level compensation, and a workable family situation.
  9. A reasonable expectation that the applicant for Director can and will serve for at least 5 years, and the Assistant can and will serve for 3-5 years. 

If you are interested in one or both of these opportunities, email Kim Hawthorne (or call 719-659-3275) for further information and an application. Specify the position(s) for which you are applying—same application for both positions. Completed applications must be received NLT Thursday, 5 January 2017.

 

 

Job opening at White Sulphur Springs

 

Youth Programs Coordinator

 

White Sulphur Springs, a ministry of Officers' Christian Fellowship, is announcing a full-time staff position as the White Sulphur Springs Youth Programs Coordinator, with a start date of 15 May 2017.

The Youth Programs Coordinator develops, promotes, and conducts youth programs and activities at White Sulphur Springs that draw guests closer to Jesus Christ and make an impact on the way they live for Him. Specifically, the Youth Programs Coordinator is responsible for Camp Caleb, Allegheny Outback!, and our Junior AO! Weekends.  Additionally, the Youth Programs Coordinator will serve as an assistant to the EXSEL Discipleship Program Director in running the EXSEL program, with duties involving administrative support, marketing, teaching and discipleship of the interns in the EXSEL program. As part of the year-round full-time ministry team, the Youth Programs Coordinator will live in housing on WSS property, provided by the ministry.

White Sulphur Springs is a retreat and conference center in Manns Choice, PA, about 3 hours northwest of the National Capital Region. Since 1978, White Sulphur Springs has served military families, couples, singles, and Christian groups as a “home away from home” where they have been blessed, refreshed and encouraged in their Christian walk. White Sulphur Springs includes nearly 1,100 acres of rolling hills and pasture land in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains and is a Christ-centered retreat center, set apart where the military community and other groups and individuals can draw aside to encounter God. When guests depart White Sulphur Springs, our hope and desire is that they are blessed, refreshed, equipped, and inspired to serve as ambassadors of Jesus Christ, wherever the Lord sends them.

 

What are we looking for?

  1. That a clear sense of God's calling to this specific and sacrificial work will become manifest through the hiring process. This is the preeminent criteria and trumps all else below.
  2. A demonstrated strong and growing Christian faith and desire to be part of the WSS ministry effort. A passion to use the outdoor environment to facilitate ministry and sharing the Gospel.
  3. Ideally, but not essentially, someone with a history in OCF and WSS or other Christian camping/conference center ministry experience.
  4. A college graduate with 1-5 years of work experience.
  5. Demonstrated experience in conducting and supervising outdoor adventure activities, including: rock climbing, rappelling, whitewater rafting and canoeing, high & low ropes courses, hiking, backpacking, as well as archery and riflery.
  6. Wilderness First Responder certification a plus, or desire and ability to obtain the certification within first 6 months of employment.
  7. Ability and desire to relate-to the younger generation (14-24) and facilitate discussions, conduct devotionals, lead prayer and provide classroom instruction.
  8. Available to start on or about 15 May 2017 and the ability to work for ministry-level compensation.
  9. A reasonable expectation that the applicant can and will serve for 3-5 years.

If you are interested in this opportunity, email WSS Center Director Paul Robyn or WSS Office Manager Susanne Hartkop or call 814-623-5583 for further information and an application. Completed applications must be received NLT 31 Jan 2017.