Program Coordinator Application
The Program Coordinator’s responsibilities will focus on developing leadership qualities important to a Christian camping ministry. They will work closely under the guidance of the Program Director to help to oversee and direct the summer staff. Their responsibilities will include planning spiritual practices for the summer staff, leading training sessions in orientation meetings, assisting in schedule-making, establishing relationships with guests and summer staff, and performing general office and daily tasks. This position requires the applicant to be capable of working in a leadership role over people they potentially relate to as peers. They must have the maturity to understand the professional boundaries that come in serving in a role of this nature. To excel in this position, the applicant must have the capacity to accomplish tasks autonomously after being trained. This applicant should have a strong spiritual life, capable of guiding and mentoring others. Applicants should possess stamina and endurance, as well as a positive outlook. To complete this application, applicants must also complete a Project Assessment by emailing the Program Director. The application is not considered complete until two reference forms for the applicant are returned, as well. A complete application includes an application form, a Project Assessment, and two references form. The applicant is responsible for sending out the reference forms and seeing that they are completed in a timely manner. Upon returning a completed application, we will contact you to set up an interview.
Camp Magruder is committed to creating sacred spaces of Christian hospitality and learning. Our staff live out the camp’s mission by embodying Christ’s love for all people no matter age, sexual orientation, gender, background, ethnicity, or culture. Throughout the summer, we serve a wide variety of campers and guests. For some summer events Camp Magruder is responsible for the program, lodging, meals, and even supervision for children and youth programs; while other events are sponsored by partnering non-profit groups who provide their own programs and leadership, and Camp Magruder serves as their host providing lodging, meals, and activities.
Staff serve as a positive role-model for campers, guests, volunteers, and each other. Working at camp requires staff members to work and live in close Christian community with an entire team of people. This offers a unique opportunity to explore and grow in your personal faith, make a difference in the life of others, learn life & leadership skills, make new friends, be challenged, and enjoy a beautiful outdoor setting. The schedule for the 2022 summer season is not fully known as groups continue to rebook after Camp Magruder's hiatus due to COVID-19 through 2020 and part of 2021. Due to COVID-19, staffers can expect some safety requirements and guidelines to be followed for this job. Staff training will likely begin about June 10th, 2022, and camp will continue through Labor Day Weekend. These dates are meant for planning purposes only and are subject to change. Camp Magruder is offering a seasonal salary equaling to about $600 per week for an 12-week summer.
If at any point you have questions, please contact Hope Montgomery (she, her) at 503-355-2310 or at email@example.com.
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Everyone involved in Conference Camp programming must submit to a criminal background check if hired.
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Our United Methodist Camping and Retreat Ministries Board requires that all of our staff and volunteers are vaccinated. There are medical and religious exemptions. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Interests and Passions in Camp Work
Check the 4 boxes that illustrate where you feel most drawn in camp work
Leading Meaningful Vespers
Meeting diverse people and groups
Building a Loving Community
Mentoring young leaders
Leading exciting, challenging activities
Growing in my Personal Faith
Making Lifelong Friends
Doing Something Important for the World
Helping a group accomplish its mission
Creating a safe place for people
Sharing Creative Gifts with Others
Helping Family Groups Connect
Being Part of Ministry Team
Providing a Peaceful Retreat in Nature
Serving People through Meaningful Work, often in Behind-the-Scenes or Support Roles
Leading worship, or vespers as it is referred to at Camp Magruder, is an important part of Resource Staff work at Camp Magruder. We welcome a diverse range of faith backgrounds among staff members, but applicants should understand that they will be asked to take leadership roles in spiritual development. We put a lot of value in the vespers experience and have a high standard of creativity and meaning.
Check the vespers areas in which you are most talented or experienced
Knowledge of Scripture
Speaking (Giving a Message)
Behind the Scenes/Set-up
Teaching/Supervising Others in Vespers Planning
Certifications and Skills
All Staff should be First Aid, CPR, and AED certified by their start date. We recommend you be certified or, at least, enrolled in a class by the time of your interview. Lifeguards are very important to our Resource Staff, and applicants with current certifications increase their chances of being hired.
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Small Craft Safety (Boating)
Oregon Food Handler’s Permit is required for Camp Magruder Resource Staff. The permit can be attained after a simple test and $9-10 fee. Click on https://www.efoodcard.com/or/landing or http://www.orfoodhandlers.com/. It takes about 15-20 minutes to complete.
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I have a current permit (please attach a copy in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
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I have current Level 1 archery certification or higher (please attach a copy in an email to email@example.com)
We want to get to know you better, what made you decide to apply, and what your biggest motivations and inspirations are.
Check 3 boxes you consider your greatest strengths
Strong Work Ethic
Problem Solving Skills
Sense of Humor
Solidifying and Building Group Dynamics
Emotionally Aware and Intelligent
Endurance Working Long Hours
Endurance Interacting with Others
Check the 4 boxes that apply most to you
I am very outgoing and like to meet as many people as possible
I like to lead and have a strong voice in most groups
I am very aware of group dynamics and like to help people feel comfortable
I prefer to cultivate deeper, one-on-one relationships with a few people in the group
It is important to me to get all my responsibilities out of the way before anything else
I feel comfortable with just about anyone
It is important for me to have a schedule with things laid out in an orderly fashion
I usually have multiple projects I am trying to complete at any given time
It is very difficult to make me nervous or upset
I like to fix problems
I am a perfectionist
It is important to me to always be looking for ways to help out my peers and co-workers
I try to enjoy every moment of every day
I am looking to challenge myself and do something that scares me a little
I don’t tire or get frustrated quickly. I have a lot of stamina
I think a great deal about how my decisions and actions will affect others
I pride myself in doing the work that might otherwise go unnoticed
Explain why you are Applying for Camp Magruder Program Coordinator.
Discuss your Faith, what you believe, and how it influences your daily life.
The summer Program Coordinator partners with the Program Director to plan weekly vespers and spiritual practices for the summer staff. 1) Describe your knowledge of unique spiritual practices, and then 2) describe the impact a spiritual practice or vespers setting has had on your life and why you see it as important for the summer staff.
The summer Program Coordinator often determines their day-to-day responsibilities by assessing the status of the summer staff, retreat groups at camp, and daily logistical issues of the site. Describe how Christian hospitality applies to these assessments:
I understand for my application to be complete, I must complete the Program Coordinator Project Assessment. To receive this assessment, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Share experience that has helped prepare you for this position. Tell what you did and how long
Work in a Church (Leading Vacation Bible School, Devotions, other Church Events)
Community Service (Charitable Organizations, Food Drives, Mission Trips, Community Events)
Work with Children/Youth/Families (Tutoring, Boys’/Girls’ Club, Big Brother/Sister, Day Care, Babysitting)
Please list all previous employment
List everywhere you have been employed, dates employed, supervisors, and contact information.
List any former employer you prefer we do not contact and why
Should be 21 years or older, non-family, and know you on a professional level. If we have your reference's contact info, we will contact them and provide a reference form that can be filled out online. If you think your reference would prefer a paper form, you can find a printable version on www.campmagruder.org. Your application is not complete until these reference forms are returned to the Camp Magruder office.
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Signature and Release
I authorize investigation of all statements herein and release the camp and all others from liability in connection with same. I understand that, if employed, I will be an at-will employee and that any agreement to the contrary must be in writing and signed by the Camp Director. I also understand that untrue, misleading, or omitted information herein or in other documents completed by the applicant may result in dismissal, regardless of time of discovery by the camp.
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