Executive Director of Camping Services - Camp Bernadette and Camp Fatima


Job Description

POSITION: Executive Director of Camping Services
FLSA: Exempt
STATUS: Full-time

INTRODUCTION: The Bishop of Manchester is the visible principle and foundation of unity in the particular diocese entrusted to him. In a unique and visible way, he makes Christ’s mission present and enduring as Shepherd of the Christian Community. In order to fulfill his mission, the Bishop employs suitable, chosen collaborators (clerics, religious, or lay people). He shares with them the apostolic mission and entrusts various responsibilities to them.

Each position employed in the Diocesan Administration Building helps to extend the ministry of the Bishop in particular ways as outlined in the position description. All employees of the diocesan administration assist the Bishop of Manchester in serving the parishes, schools and institutions of the Catholic Church in New Hampshire.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This position provides leadership and is responsible for supervision, administration, coordination and the ongoing development of all professional endeavors of the diocesan camps.


  1. Supervision, administration and coordination of all maintenance, office technical and business endeavors of the camps.
  2. Supervision of office personnel in the winter camp office.
  3. Conduct and oversee an annual performance appraisal of the directors and the various programs held at the facilities.
  4. Work with the directors and full time staff in developing procedures, routines and practices related to the daily operation of the camps.
  5. Ensure that the directors of the camps maintain American Camps Association standards and operate under New Hampshire Laws and assist them in developing the written work necessary for this.
  6. Develop marketing strategies for the two camps in cooperation with the marketing director and resident directors.
  7. Develop and carry out a Master Plan and Risk Management Plan for the camps and oversee their implementation with the directors.
  8. Develop and supervise the capital budgets for each of the camps and integrate them with the program budgets of the resident directors.
  9. Attend Board Meetings and keep the Board informed of camp activities.
  10. Supervise all capital projects and off-season rentals.


  1. Private office - clean, well-lit, environmentally comfortable, no fumes or airborne particles
  2. Minimal exposure to chemicals related to copier equipment and general office solvents
  3. Occasionally required to lift, carry or move up to ten pounds
  4. Minimal requirement to reach at or above shoulder level; occasional reaching below shoulder level required
  5. Hand manipulation - equipment and controls, frequent; grasping and handling, occasional
  6. Ability to travel throughout the diocese.
  7. Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include night and weekends.
  8. Ability to tolerate prolonged sitting and/or standing and to lift up to approximately 25 pounds to waist high level whenever necessary.
  9. Mobility includes regular sitting, some standing and walking

Apply by: November 15 2019


Camp/Organization: Camp Bernadette and Camp Fatima (ACA Accredited)

Location: Wolfeboro and Gilmanton I.W. NH

Type of Position: Director

Time Frame: Year Round



  1. In depth knowledge of the Catholic Church, its mission, structures, and ministerial life, and in particular its teachings and principles on family, youth, and young adults.
  2. Familiarity with the organization of camps and camp programing.
  3. Demonstrated leadership and organizational ability; skills and desire for collaboration, together with ability to take initiative and work independently.
  4. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from a variety of groups.
  5. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations.
  6. Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with all members of the organization.
  7. Knowledge and skills to do research, writing, and prepare camp materials and programs; ability to organize, conduct, and evaluate camp programs.
  8. Ability to do long range planning, and project management; resourcefulness and flexibility to achieve planned objectives in a timely manner, and also to respond effectively and creatively to emerging needs, demands, and opportunities.
  9. Ability to handle stress well, and to schedule and complete objectives under various constraints and pressures.
  10.  Knowledge, ability and manual dexterity to use diocesan technology effectively.
  11. Ability to organize and prioritize responsibilities.
  12. Maintain confidentiality.
  13. Good leadership skills.
  14.  Must pass a background check, including a criminal history investigation in accordance with diocesan policy.



  1. A Bachelor’s degree plus 4 –7 years of related experience in administration and working with children and families.
  2. Deep faith and personal commitment to the life of the Church, and a desire to teach and communicate this with others.

Additional Information

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester, NH established Camp Fatima for Boys in 1949 and Camp Bernadette for Girls in 1953 to help campers grow in faith, learn new skills, gain confidence, build positive relationships, and take home memories that last a lifetime. The Camp Board of Directors currently seeks qualified applicants for the position of Executive Director of Camp Fatima and Camp Bernadette. Located in the Lakes Region on Upper Suncook Lake, Camp Fatima is a 152-acre camp for boys, ages 5- 15, with a capacity of 300 campers. Camp Bernadette, a thirty-minute drive from Camp Fatima, is a 22.5-acre camp for girls, ages 5-15, located on Lake Wentworth with a capacity for 270 campers. Both camps adhere to and promote the teachings of the Catholic Church while welcoming campers of all faith traditions. For seventy years, the mission of the camps has been to help form sound minds, souls, hearts and bodies in service to the Catholic Church. Instilling an appreciation and care for the dignity of each person and the beauty of God’s creation is woven throughout all camp activities: daily prayer, sports, challenge courses, free time, meals and special programs. The American Camp Association accredits both camps. For more information about the mission and programs of Camp Fatima and Camp Bernadette, please visit http://www.bfcamp.com/. Qualified candidates may apply by submitting a letter of interest, resume, and letters of reference to the following: David Thibault President of the Board Diocese of Manchester 153 Ash Street Manchester, NH 03104 dthibault@rcbm.org Application deadline: November 15, 2019


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David Thibault

Manchester, New Hampshire 03104