Every staff member at Camp Roger represents Jesus Christ and is a minister of the Gospel regardless of the department or position or job duties. God tells us in 1st Peter that we are a holy priesthood offering our daily work as a sacrifice to God. Scripture is clear that everything we do matters, and we believe we are called to do it all to God’s glory. All staff members at Camp Roger are expected to steward every opportunity for the glory of God and the advancement of the Kingdom.
The Apprenticeship Director is responsible to develop and lead Camp Roger’s 9-month Apprenticeship program. The program’s mission is to provide young people, primarily recent college graduates, with personal, spiritual, and professional growth opportunities through a variety of unique experiences in Camp leadership and service. The Director works closely with apprentices and staff to foster strong communication and a meaningful experience for each apprentice.
- Professes Jesus Christ as his/her personal Savior and lives in accordance with God’s Word.
- Eager to represent Christ well and share the good news of God’s love.
- Agrees to sign and to strive to live up to the standards outlined in the Camp Roger staff covenant.
- Prior experience with apprenticeship or college age leadership programs desired.
- Must be organized and strong at leading and directing young adults.
- Apprentice Program Supervision
- Communicating the mission – The Apprenticeship Director needs to communicate to the apprentices the importance of the work and to the rest of the staff the importance of the apprenticeship program.
- Program Direction – The Apprenticeship Director will work to develop, improve and grow the apprenticeship program with the goal of creating effective kingdom servants by fulfilling the mission through current programs and preparing apprentices for kingdom service after the apprenticeship program is done.
- Recruitment – The Apprenticeship Director will be responsible for advertising, recruiting and selecting the target number of apprentices each year.
- Training/Mentoring – The Apprenticeship Director will schedule, coordinate and help lead the apprentice training in all areas of Camp Roger’s ministry in conjunction with other key staff in their particular areas.
- Supervision – The Apprenticeship Director will supervise each apprentice to encourage and care for them, provide guidance on how to improve their work, as well as make sure their experience is a positive one. The director is responsible to work with other year-round staff to make sure they are prepared for and supported in their work.
- Mentoring – The Apprenticeship Director will work with each apprentice to set and implement strategies and goals for personal and professional development.
- Personal involvement and dedication to the health of the Camp Roger greater community as well as immediate year-round staff community is required. Time needs to be spent in prayer as well as effort given to support and encourage and maintain a Christ-like team and work environment.
- Any other duties as assigned
- Apprentice Program Supervision
Responsible to: Director of Outdoor Education (for most duties); Executive Director
Yearly Calendar: This position will annually start approximately mid-August and continuing through Memorial Day weekend.
Weekly Schedule: The position will average 20 hours per week over the course of a year. There will be some weeks (especially in the early fall) where hours will be higher and others where hours will be lower. The weekly schedule is flexible to accommodate the apprenticeship program and the Apprenticeship Director’s personal schedule. The schedule may include occasional evenings and weekends.
Salary and Benefits: Hourly wage will be commensurate with experience. On site housing may be available depending on the accepted duties of the Apprenticeship Director.
Application Procedure: A letter of interest, resume, and three references describing experience and skills related to the specific points of the job description and resume should be directed to:
c/o Doug Vanderwell
8356 Belding Road
Rockford, MI 49341
Timeline: Applications are currently being received and we are evaluating applications as they are received. The position is scheduled to begin in mid-August with some possible transition time this spring.