Executive Director for Retreat & Conference Center

Canterbury Retreat & Conference Center
Oviedo, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 07/02/2018
Categories: Church/Ministry - Fundraising - Other
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida and the Board of Directors of the Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center are seeking an Executive Director for the Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center, a 48-acre sacred space comprised of meeting, dining, lodging, worship and rest-focused areas on Lake Gem in Oviedo, Florida.  The qualified candidate for the position of Executive Director will be person of unassailable personal integrity, a committed leader, an effective fund raiser, an innovator and a visionary, a person grounded in his or her own faith who is sensitive to diverse cultures and beliefs, an effective communicator, a good listener and a person with business acumen.  For the first time in its 36-year history, Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center is embarking on a full-scale master strategic visioning, requiring an Executive Director who will be able to help Canterbury evolve its ministry and mission during this transformative time. 


The following is a list of the essential requirements for the position: 

  • must have the ability to work with the Board to develop a long term strategy for Canterbury
  • must provide leadership in developing programs and plans
  • must promote Board and volunteer involvement in Canterbury
  • must be responsible for keeping the records of Canterbury and for ensuring compliance with all relevant laws and regulations -must maintain a working knowledge of developments that affect Canterbury
  • must ensure that the Board is kept advised of the condition of Canterbury
  • must publicize Canterbury programs and goals
  • must establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups
  • must represent Canterbury and its mission to Diocese, public and relevant agencies and organizations
  • is responsible for hiring, firing and morale of staff and volunteers
  • must ensure that job descriptions are in place and that employees are regularly evaluated
  • must ensure the existence of a management team with the ability to meet the challenges of a conference center
  • must encourage staff and volunteer development and education
  • must maintain a climate which attracts, keeps and motivates a diverse staff of quality people
  • must develop and maintain sound financial practices
  • must work with staff, Finance Committee and Board to prepare a budget and ensure that Canterbury operates within the budget
  • must ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to function properly
  • has a 24/7 availability and a dependable and timely presence on the Canterbury grounds
  • must develop an adequate and ongoing donor base
  • must develop and protect the Canterbury brand
  • must be visible in the Diocese and develop a working relationship with the parishes in the Diocese
  • must develop new business and retain old business for Canterbury
  • must ensure that the grounds and buildings are maintained to the standards established by the Board


The salary and benefits for the position are negotiable with salary range expected to be between $50,000 and $75,000 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.

Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center is an equal opportunity employer and is an arm of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida.   

Resumes must be received no later than July 18, 2018. Send your resume, including three references with their contact information, to Canterbury Retreat & Conference Center, 1601 Alafaya Trail, Oviedo, FL 32765, c/o Charles Pierce or  ExecDirectorCanterburyRandCC@gmail.com  .        

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