Manager of Camping Information Systems
Company: Young Life
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: June 12, 2021
Mission & Authority
As a follower of Jesus Christ and a minister of His Gospel, lead
from a mastery-level understanding of Young Lifes ministry strategy
and ensure that all camp staff are supported and equipped in
providing excellent camping experiences for individuals to
encounter Jesus Christ and know the truth of Gods love for
Apply technology appropriately to assist Young Lifes camping
ministry by creating and maintaining systems that help staff manage
well and provide excellent camp experiences.
Spiritual Formation: Intentionally provide opportunities for
staff to grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus.
Participate in opportunities for growing deeper in your
relationship with Jesus.
With direction from the supervisor, develop an annual personal
spiritual growth plan.
Lead and participate in devotionals for camping services
- Foster an environment where camping services staff have
opportunities for ongoing spiritual development, including
executing their spiritual growth plan.
Attentive Hospitality: Equip servant leaders who anticipate and
respond to the needs of our guests, staff, and vendors through
Establish a culture of service that anticipates needs and
responds with professionalism through intentional decisions and
Direct the design, development, and maintenance of systems and
programs to meet the needs of Camping leadership.
Direct the support of Young Life staff with questions about
applications, reports, and dashboards provided by the
Act as primary liaison with YL information services on code
review and architecture integration.
- Ensure a mutually beneficial relationship between camping
services and IS department by aligning with established IS
standards and excellence of practice.
Interpersonal Relationships: Help build relationships that
reflect the character of God with guests, staff, vendors, and
neighbors to foster a healthy community.
Comprehensive Stewardship: Manage with integrity the finances,
people, buildings, and equipment that have been entrusted to our
Manage with integrity the finances, people, buildings, and
equipment that have been entrusted to the ministry in camping
Ensure that staff is being developed and equipped to participate
in comprehensive stewardship of camping information systems.
Administer the department expense budget and contribute to the
cost-effective operation of Camping Services.
Develop programs and systems along with staff to ensure
cost-effective and current information systems.
- Work closely with the Infrastructure team to assure that the
telephone, networking, and computing infrastructure implemented at
camps is consistent, cost-effective, secure, and supported.
Talent Development: Through a consistent and accountable
evaluation process, we identify and provide opportunities for staff
in continuing education, leadership development, career-pathing,
Demonstrate a desire to grow through engagement in the
Individual Development Plan process and participation in training
and development opportunities.
Foster department staff participation in the Individual
Development Plan process as well as other training and development
Select, develop, and encourage qualified staff to effectively
carry out the department mission. Lead employees well.
Identify and develop staff suitable for additional leadership
Intentionally pursue opportunities in mission leadership,
personal growth, and development.
- Assist with technical training of Camp staff to support the
rollout of new systems.
Embracing Excellence: Standing on the platform of national
standards and metrics, we gladly prepare an environment that
glorifies Jesus Christ.
Ensure camp planning and operations are executed within the
standards and metrics required for excellence.
Serve as a primary business analyst - responsible for bridging
the gap between the business needs of the Camping ministry and the
information systems defined, developed, and delivered to meet those
Maintain knowledge of developments in the area of systems,
development processes, and technology. Incorporate new developments
into future systems when appropriate.
Maintain manuals and documentation as they relate to camping
information systems technologies.
Ensure the camping IS team demonstrates knowledge and aptitude
in systems such as, but not limited to, Salesforce Apex
development, Microsoft.net web applications, SQL integration
services, and Microsoft visual studio.
- Frequent interaction with Microsoft data warehouse, tabular
reporting database development, power BI and information builders
Camp or Job Specific Working Conditions:
Open office environment
- Occasional travel
- Bachelors degree in a computer technology field
Qualifications and Experience Preferred For The Job:
General understanding of Young Life culture; Young Life
management experience as a department head level or above highly
General business management experience (budget management,
accounting systems, human resource systems, training systems,
3-5 years of experience managing one or more information
processing functions (operations, development, etc.)
Broad knowledge of information systems technologies, and
implementation experience with web technologies, database
applications and SaaS applications like CRM and budgeting.
Current experience with programming and computer systems to
enable working alongside staff in the effective development of the
- Recent development and leadership experience applying Microsoft
.Net, Version Control Systems (TFS, Git), Salesforce, Information
Builders, and/or Vena technologies to design and implement
This description is not intended, and should not be construed,
to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts,
or working conditions associated with this job. It is intended to
be an accurate reflection of the principal job elements essential
for making compensation decisions.
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