Do you know a passionate and highly effective person who is ready and equipped to work with a team of staff and volunteers to serve as the Executive Director of Sawyerville Day Camp?
Sawyerville Day Camp, now the parent organization to the Yellowhammer Learning Program, is a thriving faith-based nonprofit sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama and several corporate sponsors. "Camp", as it is known in the local community, runs several weeks out of the summer and is offered for free to all children and young people, ages 6-14, in Hale County, an economically depressed county in the heart of Alabama's beautiful Black Belt. The staff volunteers come from Hale County and around the diocese and are typically high school and college aged young people.
Recently, Sawyerville Day Camp, after over two decades of successful summer camp ministry, extended its work into the academic realm, offering a free summer learning program (the Yellowhammer Learning Program or YLP) to rising 5th and 6th grade students in Hale County. This highly successful program is quickly gaining recognition around the state.
A creative and thoughtful strategic planning process took place in the fall of 2015, and the camp and its many programs are primed and ready to move forward with even more deep impact programming, not only during the summer but also throughout the academic year as well.
The goals and vision of this ministry are as follows,
Broaden horizons of campers and staff volunteers
Improve race relations in Alabama
Serve God and the church through outreach
The successful candidate would have the opportunity to work alongside two amazing Assistant Directors and a strong team of volunteers. An ideal candidate would be a strong visionary with experience in fundraising, development, and managing staff and volunteers. He/She would need to be eager to work alongside educators and Hale County leadership to build upon the good work of the YLP, and must act as a curator of a strong yet growing program.
If you know someone who might be a fit for this position, please share this information with him or her. Interested applicants may send a cover letter, resume, and three references by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications is June 1, 2016.