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Forest Home Christian Camps

Program Director of Junior High Ministries

Forest Home Christian Camps
Forest Falls, California, United States

Date Posted: 08/12/2017
Categories: Para-church Ministries - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

NOTE: ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES MUST APPLY ONLINE at for consideration! Emailed resumes will not be reviewed without a Forest Home application. 


To provide leadership to Forest Home’s Junior High Ministries (Summer Camp) through leading programs, caring for partners, and mentoring staff.



  • Plans and directs Forest Home's Junior High program camps to run at maximum capacity (JH Winter Camp & Creekside summer program).
  • Plans, directs and teaches programs as needed. Serves as secondary speaker at Creekside summer camp.
  • Works closely with Marketing, Reservations and Program teams to develop and implement strategies for strengthening attendance, retention, and church partnerships.
  • Develops and maintains communication and growing relationships with Partners.
  • Provides leadership (recruiting, hiring, training, supervision and evaluation) to Junior High ministry staff.
  • Teaches the Bible including, but not limited to: large group speaking, Bible Studies, seminar teaching, and curriculum design.
  • Plans and adheres to annual Junior High departmental budget.
  • Evaluates the results of the overall ministry and operations of the Junior High program on a regular, systematic basis and reports these results to supervisor.
  • Accounts for the overall physical and emotional safety and security procedures for Junior High program staff, campers and counselors, visitors and facilities.
  • Actively supports and participates in staff spiritual life activities.
  • Performs other tasks/duties as assigned.


  • College degree required.
  • Minimum 5 years experience as a Youth Pastor preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing curriculum and programs for Junior High ministry.
  • Demonstrated understanding of trends in youth ministry.
  • Demonstrated understanding of theological perspectives and trends within the Christian community
  • Proficiency in large-group communication (including Biblical teaching).
  • Experience in planning programs, administrating, budgeting, scheduling, hiring and training.
  • Supervisory experience and demonstrated leadership ability.


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Uphold and support the Mission, Vision and Core Values of Forest Home.
  • Assume responsibility for initiating a pleasant atmosphere by displaying a professional attitude through performance, appearance, and demeanor.
  • Actively supports and participates in the staff spiritual life activities.
  • Regular, timely attendance.
  • Signed statement of faith.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.  Able to develop and effectively build relationships.
  • Able to accomplish assigned projects utilizing excellent communication (written and verbal), project management, time management and collaboration skills.
  • Able to live on grounds during camps and conferences.
  • Able to work some weekends.
  • A self-starter.
  • Able to handle confidential matters with excellence.
  • Ability to perform high quality work.
  • Strong ability to work well in a variety of team environments.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  This position supervises Residential Junior High ministry staff.