Mount Hermon

Ponderosa Lodge Program Lead

US-CA-Mount Hermon
2 months ago
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# of Openings
Targeted Job Start Date
Summer Staff
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Summer Staff - Organized Camp

Position Objective:

The Program Lead will lead and oversee the forum programming at Ponderosa Lodge in coordination with the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. The Program Lead is responsible to model a genuine lifestyle of Christian discipleship, nurturing spiritual growth of campers through the program activities and curriculum, in a manner consistent with MHA’s mission, vision and values. The Program Leads serves as the second-in-command to the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries whenever he/she is not present.


Key Job Accountabilities:

  • Plan, implement and carry out theme development with the Leadership Team.
  • Plan and execute quality forum programs for both junior high and high school campers. Ensure that all programs are holistic and accomplishing set objectives.
  • Organize with the Leadership Team for weekly/daily execution of all programs.
  • Meet daily with the Ponderosa Lodge Leadership Team and supervisor.
  • Conduct mid-summer evaluations for the program and all supervised staff.
  • Lead staff meetings as assigned by the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


  • Ponderosa Lodge Band Specialist
  • Ponderosa Lodge Specialist
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Speaker


General Qualifications:

A mature follower of Jesus, still growing and developing in their faith.  Fully in accord with Mount Hermon Association, Inc.’s (“MHA”) mission, vision, values and statement of beliefs. Committed to living these out personally, and instilling them in the organization. Of strong moral character and integrity.


  • College graduate preferred.
  • Must be CPR/First Aid certified.

Work Experience: 

  • Prior experience and leadership in youth programming with a strong background in ministry leadership.
  • Leadership experience with junior high, high school, and college-aged students.
  • Prior experience in camping ministry, having served in various roles.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Ability to articulate the gospel of Jesus Christ as communicated in Scripture.
  • Ability to demonstrate a personal, committed and thought-through faith in Christ.
  • Attention to detail and follow-through, creative, flexible and able to adjust to challenges of the program.
  • Able to engage in a variety of outdoor activities.


Key Job Accountabilities

Physical Demands:

The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions. Requires sitting, standing, squatting, stooping, twisting, and hiking.

Additional Requirements/Skills:

  • Adherence to the basic principles as expressed in Mount Hermon’s Mission, Vision, Values and Commitment statements.
  • Adherence to the basic principles as expressed in Mount Hermon’s Mission, Vision, Values and Commitment statements. 
  • Satisfactory completion of background investigation, or valid work permit, as well as ability to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


*This job description reflects essential functions of this position. It does not restrict management’s right to reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.



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