Associate Director at Alliance Redwoods Conference Grounds

Alliance Redwoods Conference Grounds is seeking an Associate Director.

Posted on October 22, 2020

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Position Type

  • Full Time, Exempt
  • Occidental, CA

Alliance Redwoods is a Christian and Missionary Alliance conference center in Northern California operating year-round, serving approximately 55,000 guests a year, with an annual budget of about $9M+. ARCG is comprised of three ministries: Camps and Conferences, Sonoma Canopy Tours, and Outdoor Education.

While our normal programming is suspended due to COVID-19, we have partnered with Sonoma County and our local gospel mission to become a non-congregate shelter site, providing housing and meals for our at-risk homeless population. We have been blessed with an amazing ministry opportunity to love and serve the homeless people in our county.

Purpose Statement

The role of the Associate Director is to assist our director team in leading and managing all aspects of the Guest Services, Food Services, Accommodations, Maintenance and Program teams – having combined budgets in excess of $9.0 Million (pre-COVID) and 100+ year-round staff – to ensure ARCG meets the needs of our 55,000+ annual guests. The Associate Director is responsible for helping to ensure our mission is accomplished.

Essential Duties

  • Learn the fundamentals of all of the ARCG departmental teams
  • Serve on the Alliance Redwoods executive leadership team
  • Lead implementation of large capital investment initiatives
  • Develop and foster a cooperative and cohesive team environment and ensure positive teamwork within and across departments
  • Lead process improvements to better meet guest needs and department goals
  • Hire, supervise and ensure staff are scheduled and trained to perform duties to ARCG standards
  • Develop and manage department budgets Serve as a key communicator of the mission of ARCG to various constituencies and stakeholders including individuals, churches, local organizations, local government, and other organizations Provide written and verbal reports in collaboration with other Directors Support Fund Development efforts, including building relationships with key donors Mentor key high potential employees
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

This position requires proven supervisory, communication and organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to problem solve and lead through influence. Strong project management skills, attention to detail and thoroughness, and the ability to handle multiple tasks are essential in this position.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in related field
  • Minimum of five years’ management experience (10 years preferred) working at the Director level. Must have supervisory experience of front-line managers along with programmatic and budgetary planning and control.
  • Multiple years of experience managing a large budget in excess of $1million annually
  • Multiple years of experience managing 6-8 or more direct reports
  • Previous sales experience Must possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact professionally with staff members, Board of Trustees, regulatory agencies, donors, conference leaders, and guests of all ages Current driver’s license
  • Must live on-site
  • Requires that you are a professing, growing follower of Christ leading your teams spiritually and building high trust communities

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Tina Karns at

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