Hiring: Colorado Program Coordinator

“Summit Ministries exists to equip and support rising generations to embrace God’s truth and champion a biblical worldview.”

Every position with Summit is essential to the ministry and its fulfillment of our mission statement.  Therefore, every employee of Summit must be a Christ-follower who has accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  Every employee must be able and willing to share the Gospel and biblical worldview and to lead and/or participate in devotions, exhortation, and prayer.

Colorado Program Coordinator

REPORTS TO: : Senior Director of Conferences and Events (SDCE).
PAY RANGE: $20-$30 Hourly DOE

Summary of Position:

The Colorado Program Coordinator is responsible for the development and execution of Summit’s Manitou Springs-based student conferences. The coordinator administrates all aspects of Summit’s Colorado Summer Conferences, including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and overseeing all program activities. This is a key position that requires extensive planning, organization, coordination, encouragement, and decision-making capabilities.


    • Other Responsibilities: Assist in the promotion of Summit’s ministries, especially summer conferences. This can include traveling, speaking, and/or working at Summit’s booths at various events locally and around the country.
      • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
      • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
      • Manage Conferences:
        • Develop an annual budget and operating plan to run the conference.
        • Develop and plan the delivery of the overall program, its goals, and activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of Summit. Determine and recruit the assistance needed to meet those goals.
        • Recruit, conduct phone interviews, and hire all Summer Staff, nurses, and worship leaders for Colorado conferences.
        • With the SDCE, plan and conduct a summer staff training program to ensure that all staff members receive orientation and appropriate training in accordance with organizational standards.
        • Support and oversee summer staff and volunteers by providing direction, input, and feedback.
        • Ensure that the staff and students follow all campus policies, rules, and procedures correctly. Ensure the ongoing safety and wellbeing of all staff and students.
        • In consultation with the SDCE, the Coordinator will handle higher disciplinary issues or those that require deeper counseling and/or reporting. Handle, consistent with legal and best practice requirements, all reported instances of child abuse or other unlawful activities.
        • Handle phone calls from parents.
        • Ensure provision and maintenance of conferences and events equipment and supplies needed for the summer program.
        • Keep proper records as required by Summit policy for both students and staff. Assist in recording all pertinent information for the conference records. Ensure that criminal background checks are performed on all summer staff prior to their arrival.
        • Hire and direct a leadership team who shall be responsible to provide encouragement and support for the summer staff as well as assist with logistical and operational situations that arise.
        • Conduct staff performance evaluations for the Colorado Summer Conference.
        • Conduct consistent meetings with the leadership team.
        • Implement summer staff meetings to effectively communicate the needs and challenges for the current conference.
        • Provide opportunities for continued personal development for summer staff.
        • Ensure coordination of Front Desk and the Business Office procedures.
        • Oversee and delegate arrival Sunday/check-in coordination.
        • Oversee the training and overall operation of the classroom
        • Familiar with First Aid Station policies and procedures.
        • Be prepared to execute Emergency Action Plans for fire alarm, evacuation, or shelter in place situations. Train summer staff on their responsibilities for these events.
        • Recruit bus drivers.
        • Determine job assignments for summer staff and create work schedules for each session.
        • Purchase/secure necessary supplies and activity details for each session.
        • Oversee and delegate Graduation and Session Changeover procedures.

Skills and Qualifications

  • HS diploma required, with undergraduate degree preferred.  Three years’ experience in a Summit conference leadership role preferred.
  • Mature Christian, grounded in the Word and Biblical worldview with a passion for Summit’s mission
  • Must work well with people: leading, following, and handling many customer care issues.
  • Must be a servant leader, willing to be on call to handle situations that continually (often inconveniently) arise.
  • This is a leadership position that requires vision, planning, organization, coordination, encouraging others, and decision-making.
  • Embody the qualities that we seek in our summer staff: to have a passion for loving and serving God, love building relationships with and serving people, love The Summit, and be willing to jump in and serve in any way needed.
  • Understand the values and mission of Summit and Summit’s summer conferences in order to cultivate and facilitate a dynamic environment that is consistent with the legacy, vision, and purpose of the Summer Program.

Working Conditions/Physical Factors:

Working conditions during the summer can be exhausting. Be aware that you can easily work 80-100 hours/week. Will likely walk an average of 4 miles a day around the hotel.  Off-season work is slower-paced and usually accounts for 30-40 hours a week.

Please do not inquire by phone. To apply, use this form or send your cover letter and resume to: josh@summit.org