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Program Co-ordinator - The Crusader Union of Australia – Summit Educational Camps



Galston, NSW, Australia 


Camps/Outdoor Education

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The Crusader Union of Australia – Summit Educational Camps
Location: Galston, NSW 2159
Job Type: Permanent Full-time
Start Date: August 2019

Summit Educational Camps, the division within CRU® that runs fully programmed camps for school groups during term times, is looking for someone with strong administrative skills and outstanding customer service to join the Programming Team.

The Program Co-ordinator is primarily involved in the booking, writing, organising and follow-up of programs for Summit School Camps and CRU Day Camps, in order to best support CRU’s mission of reaching people with the gospel of Jesus.

Key responsibilities:
  1. Efficient liaising with schools (via the phone, email, and/or in meetings at the school and/or at the campsite) to design a program that will meet their camping requirements;
  2. Liaising with camp sites to ensure that all pre-camp information is finalised and confirmed. This includes being responsible for all Special Dietary information to ensure a safe delivery of food to all campers, as the liaison person between schools and kitchens;
  3. Booking and confirming of camp logistics prior to camp (e.g. transport, activities, accommodation, external providers);
  4. Responsibility for initial camp cost quotes and post camp invoices, in line with the set budgets;
  5. Following up groups to confirm bookings and gather any overdue pre-camp information;
  6. The management of the Summit office, which would include ordering stationery, arranging photocopier/fax repairs, ensuring the maintenance of a professional office environment etc;
  7. Leading, directing or speaking on 8-12 CRU Camps per year; including Summit camps, CRU Holiday Camps, and CRU Day Camps.
Qualifications and Experience:
  1. Mature and consistent Christian faith with active involvement in a Christian church, with sound biblical teaching (as evidence of commitment to Christian ministry and service);
  2. A commitment to and belief in the value of camping for providing a positive environment for evangelism, and a willingness to be involved in such programs;
  3. Friendly, approachable and polite demeanour, and a desire to work closely with school staff in developing programs
  4. Passion for providing friendly, personalised customer service;
  5. Strong organisational skills and office efficiency, and the ability to prioritise;
  6. Excellent phone manner
  7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a strong eye for detail;
  8. Possess a high standard of personal presentation, coupled with energy and commitment;
  9. Experience in designing, preparing and presenting educational programs, desirable not essential;
  10. Experience in preparing and presenting Christian talks and studies, desirable not essential;
  11. Computer literacy, particularly in ‘Word’ and ‘Excel’;
  12. Interest and experience in working with students from school years K-12;
  13. A desire to work closely with school staff in developing and implementing programs;
  14. Ability to work independently, and within a team, and willingness to work irregular hours as necessary;
If this sounds like you, we’d love you to apply now.
  1. Download the full position description with selection criteria here: Program Co-ordinator
  2. Complete the online application form, which will provide an opportunity to upload a CV and cover letter.
If you have further questions, please contact Lisa Houghton

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