Assistant Program Director

Job Title: Assistant Program Director

Classification:   Seasonal

Reports to:  Program Director

General Ministry Responsibilities: 

  1. Live in and help foster Christian community.
  2. Must affirm ELCA Lutheran Theology; however you do not have to be and ELCA Lutheran. 
  3. Maintain safe and clean environment.
  4. Seek to increase our care for creation.
  5. Promote peace and justice.
  6. Willingness to share personal faith in God through words and actions so others may grow in their relationship with God through Christ.

Assistant Program Director Description

Position Purpose:

The Assistant Program Director assists and works alongside the Program Director in leading summer programming.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist the Program Director in teaching programmatic skills to summer staff during the mandatory two-week staff training.
    • Specific skills in areas of team building, nature hiking/journaling, devotional/Bible studies, prayer, worship, music, animals & plants, archery, canoeing, and games.  
  • Assist Program Director in conducting summer staff evaluations.  
    • Conduct weekly wellness check-ins for summer staff.  
  • Assist in providing a safe environment for summer staff and campers. 
    • Assist in leading summer staff in lost camper and storm safety drills
    • Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures while in their program activity.  
  • Create weekly summer staff and camper housing plans.  
  • Assign summer staff to job duties each week.  
  • Assist/Lead or staff weekend groups when needed.  
    • Help check-in guests/groups when they arrive.
    • Check-in with guests/groups during their stay.
    • Lead requested activities by guest groups.  
    • Check-in with them on their departure.   

Other duties and expectations.

  • Participate enthusiastically in camp activities.
  • If circumstances dictate, the position may need to fill other roles as needed (counselor, health, lifeguarding, etc.).
  • Contribute to verbal evaluations and communication as requested.
  • Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning, and leading those as assigned.
  • Cover breaks for other staff.

Equipment Used:

  • If you are 21 or older we may ask you to obtain a JO2 driver’s license in order to drive the camp van to transport campers.


This position will have direct relationships with all year-round and summer staff.


  • Must be 18 years of age.
    • We prefer 21 years of age and have 2 years of college or related experience.
  • Previous work experience in outdoor ministry and/or recreation.
  • Must be able to be certified in First Aid/CPR/AED and food handling.
  • Must submit health history record form prior to first day of work.
  • Ability to interact with all age levels.
  • Must have a clear background check completed by LOMC.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of LOMC grounds will be required.
  • Knowledge of LOMC and its mission.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Understand the development needs of youth.
  • Understand basic ELCA Lutheran Theology.
  • Lead Bible studies and prayers.
  • Ability to relate to youth and adults in a positive manner.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill in LOMC program areas.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
  • Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to activities.
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
  • Willingness to live (not required if local) in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivery program in the facility available.
  • Operate with daily exposure to the sun, heat, and varying water conditions.
  • Endurance to be on your feet and on the go while working irregular camp hours.
  • Willing to live in a camp setting during the week (not required if local) with limited or simple equipment and facilities; and with daily exposure to the sun, heat, and bugs.
  • Endurance for walking long distances, hiking, and canoeing.
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