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8 Nov 2013

Full-time Operations Manager, RockRidge Canyon

Young Life of Canada – Posted by Young Life of Canada Anywhere

Job Description

About Young Life and RockRidge Canyon

Since Young Life began in Canada in 1954, its staff and volunteers have cared enough to leave the comfort of their adult worlds and enter the arena of high school and junior high school life.  These trained Young Life leaders are committed to friendships with kids – no strings attached.  They go where kids are and spend time in their world playing road hockey, going to the mall, watching a basketball game, or heading to the ski hill.  Young Life leaders build bridges of friendship in order to “earn the right to be heard.”  We are all about communicating God’s love and the Christian message to kids in terms they can understand.  Young Life values and respects all young people, and welcomes all teenagers, both junior and senior high, regardless of race or religious beliefs. With staff in over 40 communities throughout BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and southern Ontario, Young Life of Canada employs more than 120 staff, and works with over 500 volunteers. To learn more about Young Life – visit RockRidge Canyon is a Young Life camping property in Princeton, BC, Canada.  Young Life camping involves high adventure, lots of fun, great food and excellent speakers who understand and respect high school and junior high school kids. At RockRidge Canyon, kids are treated to the resort-quality facilities for which Young Life has become known.  At camp, kids can get away from the pressures of everyday life, have fun with friends and their Young Life leaders, and hear the message of God’s love in terms they can understand. Each year, more than 2,000 kids from across Canada and as far away as the UK and Norway spend a week or a weekend at RockRidge Canyon, having an experience that many describe as the best of their lives. To learn more about RockRidge Canyon – visit

Job Summary

Reporting to Young Life’s Director of Camping Ministries at RockRidge Canyon, the Operations Manager ensures superior service delivery and hospitality to the property’s guest groups by providing effective oversight and leadership to the Food Services, Guest Services, and Housekeeping teams.  The Operations Manager also provides leadership to seasonal staff, including Spring & Fall Crews, and Property Interns.  The Operations Manager assumes leadership of RockRidge Canyon in the absence of the Director. This position demands a strong commitment to serving Christ, to facilitating the mission of Young Life as expressed through camping, and to serving guests with excellence. This is a permanent, full-time position located in Princeton, BC, Canada. For a copy of the job description, please visit

Skill Set

You have a vibrant and growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and are able to provide effective spiritual leadership to teams.  As an accomplished manager and servant leader of teams with diverse responsibilities, you know how to steward resources and achieve excellence consistently amidst shifting priorities and seasonal ebbs and flows. You have a degree or diploma in Recreation Administration or a related field.  You have three to five years management and/or operations experience leading a large team at a camp, hotel, or similar operation.  A minimum two years recent experience in camp or related management role is required.  Experience in Young Life or other youth ministry is preferred.  You also have good knowledge of the organized camping industry and what it takes to deliver high quality camp programs.  Knowledge of the not-for-profit sector and experience in a faith-based Christian organization are assets. Your exceptional oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills will enable you to thrive in this relational ministry environment, and to develop effective and trusting relationships throughout the organization.  You are an effective recruiter of volunteers.  Your seasoned and proactive approach to time management enables you to patiently manage conflicting priorities, effectively plan your work, and complete the myriad tasks required in this position, while keeping a clear head.  You possess strong analytical and decision making skills, and apply excellent judgment and discretion while you demonstrate a methodical and logical approach to problem solving.  You act with integrity and diplomacy. You have experience managing and monitoring budgets of up to $2 M; knowledge of basic accounting principles is essential.  You have intermediate proficiency in a Windows based operating environment and MS Office suite.  You have your Occupational First Aid Level One certificate and a valid Class 4 driver’s license.  A clean driver’s abstract is a condition of employment. All employees of RockRidge Canyon may have unsupervised access to children.  Therefore, the successful candidate must provide a current criminal record check that includes a vulnerable sector search, as a condition of employment. Individuals considering employment with RockRidge Canyon must be legally entitled to work in Canada, and subscribe to our Statement of Faith.  All employees of RockRidge Canyon must be able to work a flexible schedule according to seasonal operating requirements

How to Apply

We provide competitive salary and benefits, including an RRSP program, and support for professional development.  If you have questions about this posting, please contact Amanda Stewart, Director of Human Resources, Young Life of Canada, at 604 881 6023, ext. 109. We welcome your cover letter and résumé by June 30, 2014.  Applications received after this date may be considered if the position remains vacant.  Please email your application package to, with “Operations Manager” in the subject line.  Please indicate in your cover letter how you learned of this opportunity.  We will contact you with the status of your application within three weeks of the closing date. Thank you for your interest in working with Young Life!

Job Categories: camp work. Job Types: Full-time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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