Youth Summer Ministry staff members are responsible for the overall planning and execution of the YSM program. They ensure that campers understand the philosophy of Christian helping as they strive to meet all four needs – physical, spiritual, emotional, and social – of the people they serve whether through Service Project or Day Camp.
Each staff member, regardless of position, is expected to provide any necessary support to ensure the success of the Mountain T.O.P. ministry. Note that the information below does not provide an exhaustive list of associated tasks but a broad view of the position as a whole.
Director ($ 2,800) – They manage the staff leadership team and the staff as a whole. Directors oversee and are ultimately responsible for all camp operations and staff effectiveness to ensure the quality of both camper and staff experience. This role acts as the point of contact for all camper groups and is accountable for establishing standards and successful execution of each camp week. Direct job responsibilities include the leadership development of the staff both professionally and spiritually, the coordination and cooperation with Support Staff and fellow camp directors regarding staff life and camp operations, and the management of financial and administrative tasks of their respective camp weeks. The Director is responsible for the development of all staff members in the areas of spiritual growth, group leadership, personal development, and job performance.
Program Manager ($ 2,400) – They serve on the staff leadership team. Program Managers oversee and manage all in-camp programming operations for their respective weeks. Direct job responsibilities include the organization and management of the staff office, the coordination of camper group registration and division, the facilitation and direction of all programming planning (activities, games, Daybreaks, worships), and the assurance of quality execution of the aforementioned programming events. Additionally, the Program Manager, in conjunction with the rest of the management team, assists in the development of the Ministry Coordinators in the areas of spiritual growth, group leadership, personal development, and job performance.
Field Manager ($2,400) – They serve on the staff leadership team. Field Managers oversee and lead total ﬁeld operations for their respective camp weeks. Direct job responsibilities include the procurement and delivery of materials, the assurance of project quality, and the overall management of each project assigned to their Ministry Coordinators. Additionally, the Field Manager, in conjunction with the rest of the management team, assists in the development of the Ministry Coordinators in the areas of spiritual growth, group leadership, personal development, and job performance.
Day Camp Manager ($2,400) – They serve on the staff leadership team. Day Camp Managers oversee and coordinate total day camp operations for their respective camp weeks. Direct job responsibilities include developing the complete programming for day camp weeks with accordance to established Day Camp curriculum, ensuring the effective integration of daily Day Camp and Mountain TOP themes, coordinating with applicable sites and contacts, and confirming accuracy and completion of daily van routes. Additionally, the Day Camp Manager, in conjunction with the rest of the management team, assists in the development of the Ministry Coordinators in the areas of spiritual growth, group leadership, personal development, and job performance.
Ministry Coordinator ($ 2,200) – Ministry Coordinators (MCs) prepare for and lead teams of youth and adults in their daily activities during the week of mission work. All Ministry Coordinators inherently participate in the planning and execution of programming activities, in addition to those responsibilities of their respective field operations. Programming responsibilities include ensuring community building, planning & facilitating nightly games, preparing & delivering daily daybreaks (or devotionals) to their respective teams, and planning & leading worships. Planning and leading worships utilizes an established scriptural theme to develop original, meaningful worship experiences.
Service Project Ministry Coordinator field responsibilities include, but are not limited to, acquiring projects through visiting families, estimating tools, materials, & durations of projects, and managing work teams at work sites.
Day Camp Ministry Coordinator field operations include visiting and registering children for participation in day camp programs, working with the Day Camp Manager to prepare for activities prior to camper arrival, leading and executing planned curriculum at various sites during the camp week, and managing teams at said sites.
Worship Leader (additional $300) – The responsibilities associated with this position are supplemental to the positions listed above. Worship leaders are accountable for the overall quality of the music during their respective community worships. They are required to have proven musical ability as an instrumentalist and a background leading music in some capacity (preferably a worship band). Direct job responsibilities include collaborating with the staff Program Manager to ensure synergy regarding the tone and flow of worship, selecting appropriate songs and practicing daily with all assisting musicians, and effectively leading camp communities in worship yielding a positive and meaningful experience. Applicants for this position must complete an additional section on the application.