Executive Director

Camp of Champions USA
Peoria, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 07/06/2018
Categories: CEO/Executive
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Camp of Champions USA is a Christian Summer Day Camp in central Illinois. COCUSA partners with local churches to run fun, safe and gospel-centered summer day camps for grade-school children. In 2018 an average of 320 kids attended each week, with 10 different locations in operation. There are 110 summer staff members and currently four year-round staff members.



Leading the ministry

  • Leads the ministry by clarifying the vision, purpose, and goals of the ministry.

    • Implements plans and tactics to fulfill those goals.

    • Monitors and evaluates safety & quality, programming excellence (fun), and Gospel-centered discipleship at all COCUSA locations and programs.

  • Leads the year-round staff team, equipping them to fulfill their roles.

    • Leads hiring process for new year-round staff.

    • Determines roles and positions needed for Camp to function with excellence. Then determines the best possible fit for all staff members within the available roles. Willing to take additional roles at Camp based on his/her skills and gifting.

  • Represents the Camp Board to Camp staff (summer, part-time, full-time) and vice versa.

    • Works with Board President to set agenda for regular board meetings. Takes necessary steps on action items from board meetings.


Overseeing the ministry

  • Oversees all Camp of Champions USA program and activities.

  • Oversees operations of Camp.

    • Leads the creation of the annual budget.

    • Oversees accounting practices: Schedules and prepares for the annual financial audit.

    • Oversees all HR and payroll functions.

  • Oversees all fundraising efforts of Camp of Champions USA.


Building Church Partners

  • Works to keep relationships with Camp’s church partners strong.

  • Pursues new church partnerships as the Lord leads.

  • Creates plans and strategies to facilitate camper families connecting to Church Partners.


  • Raise half of his/her salary package as missionary support, with a focus on monthly commitments to fulfill that need.

  • Maintain a healthy relationship with the Lord and participate in a local church.

  • Participate in job-related training and professional development.

  • Agree with and sign the Camp of Champions USA Statement of Faith and Staff Conduct Agreement.

  • Assist with all Camp fundraisers as needed (Chili Suppers, Summer Staff Fundraiser, etc.)



  • Minimum of two years ministry experience required to apply.

  • Please submit resume and direct any questions to Peter Lindell, peter@cocusa.org.

  • We will follow up with additional steps upon receiving your resume.



  • Salary to be determined based on ministry experience, education and qualifications.

  • Benefits include:

    • SIMPLE IRA 3% Employer Match

    • Two+ weeks of paid vacation & paid holidays.

    • Mileage reimbursement

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