Date Posted: 07/15/2019


Represent and conduct the ministry of Spring Canyon in accordance with the OCF and Spring Canyon Strategy through conducting daily operations or as directed by the Center Director or his designated representative.  Serve as a member of the Spring Canyon ministry team, with a focus on providing spiritual refreshment and blessing to every guest.  Supports programs and activities at Spring Canyon that draw guests closer to Jesus Christ and make an impact on the way they live for Him.  Help ensure that Spring Canyon is a place where members and guests of OCF are emboldened in their faith and walk, equipped to live out their faith and run their race, encouraged along the entire course of their race, and engaged in their calling as they live out their lives.

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.

2. A demonstrated strong and growing Christian faith and desire to be part of the Spring Canyon ministry effort. A passion to sacrificially serve with a whole heart (possibly at all hours of the day) to guests and staff through one of these two positions.

3. Ideally, but not essentially, 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. 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).

6. Available soonest, but NLT 1 Dec 19; financial freedom to work for ministry-level compensation, and a workable family situation.

7. A reasonable expectation that the applicant will serve for at least 3-5 years.

Reports To: Center Director, Spring Canyon

Primary Responsibilites:

  • Live faithfully as a disciple of Jesus Christ and in obedience to God’s Word. Subscribe to the OCF Statement of Faith and Participation, and Biblical Guidelines for Member and Leader Conduct without reservation.  Be an active OCF member.
  • Responsible to disciple, counsel and teach subordinates, encouraging and equipping them for growth in their faith in Christ. Responsible to establish and maintain a healthy spiritual environment in which subordinates can work, learn, and develop.
  • Facilitate adult discussions and Bible studies, as assigned; help set a Christ-honoring spiritual tone for the conference center. Lead prayer and devotional times with subordinates as appropriate to promote their spiritual growth.
  • Team–Contribute to the success of Spring Canyon by being an integral part of the ministry team and by supporting the Center Director to create a God-honoring environment where people encounter Christ and are encouraged in their walk. Contribute to the fullness of the “heartbeat” of Spring Canyon and encourage God-loving relationships with every staff and family member at Spring Canyon.

 Manage Day-to-Day Operations

  • Manage daily operations to include guest services, housekeeping, marketing, Front Office activities, Gift Shop, and organize them to enhance ministry advancement, guest satisfaction, and smooth ops.
  • Keep all Spring Canyon programs/activities aligned and operating with a common vision as set by the Center Director. Ensure programs maintain a significant spiritual impact and are conducted safely.
  • Revise and/or formulate Center Director’s policies and promote their implementation.
  • Liaise with the Center Director to make operational-level decisions and set strategic goals
  • In conjunction with the key staff functions, assess each program, ensure the effectiveness of current and future programs, and propose recommendations to the Center Director for any changes to enhance and make each program more effective.

 Supervise Front Office/Guest Services

  • You are at the forefront of customer service. Your team is likely the first staff member to greet guests.
  • Provide courteous and professional service to guests who are checking into or out of Spring Canyon, and offer assistance to guests as needed during their stay.
  • Provide guests with above-and-beyond service to ensure their experience will be worth remembering. Anticipate guests’ needs, and respond promptly.
  • Provide an excellent reservation experience for guests–measured by guest evaluations and comments
  • Create events in UltraCamp for Summer Celebration, Rocky Mountain High, Father Teen Adventure, Winter Sports Retreat, Climb Together, and other OCF sponsored events.
  • For non-summer facility and group reservations complete actions like contracting, tracking reservations, collecting deposits, setting prices, obtaining group schedule, and facility requirements.
  • Graciously deal with irate guests and find ways to resolve issues to the guest’s satisfaction.
  • Provide Concierge service; fluent knowledge of local restaurants, city attractions, and guest amenities.

 Supervise Housekeeping

  • Supervise Housekeeping Coordinator and oversight of all work activities of cleaning personnel to ensure clean, orderly, and attractive lodges, chalets, cabins, and rooms at Spring Canyon.
  • Ensure all designated buildings meet camp standards for cleanliness and readiness for guests.
  • Coordinate with staff, if necessary, to accomplish rapid turn-over of any facilities.

 Champion Spring Canyon’s Ministry Programs

  • Champion all seven of Spring Canyon’s “target” ministry programs: Summer Celebration, Rocky Mountain High (RMH), Father Teen Adventure (FTA), Winter Sports Retreat (WSR), Climb Together (CT), non-Summer/off-season groups, and private bookings.
  • Supervise Spring Canyon marketing efforts in collaboration with OCF’s Director of Marketing.
  • In collaboration with the Center Director, increase facility Utilization Rate/Camper Days for programs.
    • Recruit guests to attend all seven of Spring Canyon’s “target” ministry programs to ensure maximum appropriate utilization of the conference center.
      • Cultivate additional retreat groups throughout the year. Goal is to fill all available non-summer/off-season weekends with retreat groups.
    • Develop a method of regular correspondence with previous guests, donors, and target audience, as well as other interested groups that fit into our mission.
  • Assist the Center Director in increasing Spring Canyon’s donor base.
  • View your work at Spring Canyon as a ministry calling rather than just a job. Be totally invested in the purpose and vision of OCF and Spring Canyon, and serve with a whole heart (1 Sam 12:24 and Col 3:23-24)
  • Any other duties the Center Director or his designated representative may assign (e.g., kitchen and dining room crew, snow removal, etc.)

Working Conditions:

Serves at Spring Canyon Retreat and Conference Center and resides on Spring Canyon property in staff housing, or obtains own housing in the vicinity of Buena Vista, CO. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position (paid on a salary basis) and the working hours required will be as necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the ministry. Due to the nature of Conference Center ministry, regular, full-time exempt employees living in conference center housing are on-call 24 hours per day with no provision for direct compensation. Being on-call does not prohibit employees from effectively controlling their time or leaving the premises.  This position may be required to work irregular hours in order to meet guest needs.  Occasional out-of-town and some local travel is required.

To apply or for more information: or call 719-659-3275