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Employment openings at Lakewood Retreat.

There is an immediate opening for a qualified Receptionist / Front Desk Assistant

Receptionist: Immediate full time opening for a Receptionist / Front Desk Assistant responsible for greeting and informing guests in person, by phone, and by electronic comminication, trained and experienced, Biblically sound, ministry minded, showing Christian hospitality with warmth and professionalism, competent in the use of Microsoft products and reservation software, detail oriented, accurate, systematic, comfortable in a fast paced customer centered environment.

Compensation includes hourly wage, vacation, insurances, and a Christ-honoring environment. Candidate must agree with and provide conclusive evidence of a lifestyle conforming to traditional Christian Biblical standards as outlined in the Lakewood Retreat Statement of Faith. If interested, please send an application and resume if available to rfrancis@lakewoodretreat.org for consideration.

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There is an immediate opening for a highly qualified Executive Director:

Executive Director: Immediate full time opening for a resident Executive Director responsible for the year-round successful operation of a Christian camp and conference facility of Anabaptist tradition in west central Florida containing 135 acres, 240 beds, 55 campsites, 160 seat dining, pool, lakefront, dozens of other activities, and a team of 24 employees.

Requirements shall include a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in ministry and/or business with 10 years or more experience in Christian service and business management (college training time may be considered if applicable). Candidate should show accomplishments in areas of business development strategic planning implementation and oversight, policy implementation, personnel management, organization, communication, and fiscal responsibility, with a customer-centric aptitude for service within a hospitality ministry. The position calls for strong leadership qualities balanced with the ability to nurture relationships.

Success in this position will be to consistently grow utilization of the facility, expand facility amenities as required to meet growing demands, maintain the fiscal health of the organization, provide a safe and appealing environment for guests and employees, exercise flexibility in changing circumstances, respond well to diversities of ethnicity and culture, provide motivational guidance, uphold the purpose of the ministry according to the purpose statement of the by-laws and statement of faith, build and maintain lasting meaningful relationships among members, donors, and vendors, and provide regular reports to the Board of Directors.

Compensation includes salary, on-site housing, utilities, some meals, holidays, vacation, insurances, and a wonderful family environment. Candidate must agree with and provide conclusive evidence of a lifestyle conforming to traditional Christian Biblical standards as outlined in the Lakewood Retreat Statement of Faith. If interested, please send an application and resume to rfrancis@lakewoodretreat.org for consideration. >>Full job description<<

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Do you have culinary talent and experience? Is God nudging your heart to serve in a ministry settiing? Perhaps Lakewood Retreat has an opportunity for you.

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Lakewood Retreat is a Christian camping and retreat ministry and therefore requires that employees understand and demonstrate a lifestyle representative of the characteristics foundational to a Biblical follower of Jesus Christ. Statement of Faith

Interested parties should contact Rosalind Francis in Human Resources for further information. All candidates are subject to drug testing and a background check.

Applications should be sent confidentially (by mail or email) to the attention of "Rosalind Francis, Human Resources".

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