top of page



Assistant Director


Camp in the Community, a ministry of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church, is seeking a full-time, year-round Assistant Director to assist in the day-to-day operations of camp, staff recruiting and hiring, church training, and implementing traveling camp programs. Camp in the Community will have their first ACA accreditation visit this summer. Camp in the Community has grown exponentially since it's inception in 2011, from serving 77 campers per summer to serving 1204 campers in the summer of 2019. This growth has created a need for an Assistant Director to share the load, and grow this ministry.

For more information and/or to express interest in this position, please email your resume and cover letter to

Application Deadline is December 11, 2019

Job Description

Camp and Retreat Ministries (CRM)

Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church


Position Title: Assistant Director, Camp in the Community                        


Supervisor: Director, Camp in the Community


Location: Camp in the Community, Alcoa, TN        



The Assistant Director of Camp in the Community is responsible for assisting the director in day-to-day operations of the Camp in the Community program, including staff & junior counselor recruitment & training, church training, and summer camp program planning & implementation. Summer responsibilities will include acting as Site Director for one of three camp locations, night time supervision of camp staff, and acting as a resource for camp staff, campers, and host churches.



  • Valid Driver License

  • Current CPR/First Aid Certification, or Willingness to be Trained & Certified

  • Prior Camp Leadership Experience

  • Willingness to Work Long Days and Hours During Summer Months

  • Comfortable Working with Diverse Population

  • Enjoys Working with Children and Young Adults

  • Works Well on a Team

  • Excellent Communication Skills


  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Fluent Spanish

  • Experience Designing Programming

  • Understanding of ACA (American Camp Association) Standards Preferred

Physical Demands:

Candidates whose abilities make them unable to meet these requirements will still be considered fully qualified if they can perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation.

  • Traveling each week during summer (11 weeks)

  • Sleeping at host families homes, in cots, on air mattresses

  • Ability to sing, cheer, clap, laugh, sit, stand, and lay

  • Adjusting to camp food provided by host sites

  • Lifting up to 40 lbs.

  • Attaching, detaching, and moving box trailers and 15-passenger vans

Emotional Demands:

  • Willing to accept, acknowledge and work through emotions

  • Ready to be vulnerable and open with staff

  • Ability to empathize with campers, staff, and church members

  • Willing to seek counsel when emotional wear becomes too much to handle alone

Anticipated Salary and Benefits: 

  • $25,000-$28,000 Annually

  • Individual Employee Health Benefits

  • Summer Housing

  • Continuing Education Opportunities

bottom of page