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GOREC Director

Traverse City, MI


Posted on March 15, 2019

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About GOREC Director

Rotary Camps & Services Team is seeking a Director for the Greilick Outdoor Recreation & Education Center (GOREC). Rotary represents a vibrant and growing family of organizations that provide a wide range of services in the greater Grand Traverse region. The GOREC mission is “to create passion for our natural world through outdoor experiences” and our vision is “to be a leading community resource promoting outdoor recreational and educational opportunities for young people and others of all abilities, ages and needs.” 

GOREC was formed in 2017, after the long-term management and use by the Boy Scouts.

The GOREC Director will take this 500-acre facility and create a sustainable business model by promoting the asset and creating strong ties in the community to support GOREC.  This is a full-time position with benefits available; initial compensation is anticipated to be $65,000 and $75,000 annually, in addition to health insurance, disability insurance, 401(k), vacation, personal/sick time and holidays.


Position Description Summary:

The GOREC Director (Greilick Outdoor Recreation & Education Center) is responsible for the aggressive development, promotion and overall year-round operation of GOREC consistent with the mission, vision and values of Rotary Camps & Services, while complying with all applicable standards and state regulations. They have primary responsibility for: 

  • Review and evaluate the existing camping and lodging programs and make recommendations for and execute adjustment and/or development of new programming
  • Oversee the following processes specific to programming and operations:
    • Camper/program participant applications, processing and follow up evaluation
    • Contractual services & partnership agreements
    • Facility Reservations
    • Customer satisfaction
    • Donor and volunteer stewardship
    • Licensing, accreditation and compliance with local, state and ACA standards
  • Oversee/direct staff and resources associated with programming, facilities management, medical services, risk management, food service, customer service and public relations
  • Oversee the recruitment and hiring process, train and supervise full time, part time, contractual, summer and seasonal staff
  • Budget and fiscal management
  • Marketing of facilities and staff resources to targeted consumer groups and the public
  • Employ best practices, an entrepreneurial approach, creativity, common sense and effectiveness in programming, scheduling, and promoting seasonal and year-round programming and resource utilization.
  • Investigate and pursue diverse funding streams to support Greilick operations.
  • Enforce all Greilick Outdoor Center policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Conduct on-going evaluation of full-time staff and facilitate evaluation of part-time and seasonal staff
  • Create and execute an annual business plan and budget; analyze and respond to revenue and expense trends throughout the year, with a goal of trending toward financial sustainability by December 31, 2020 and full sustainability by July 2022.   
  • Cooperate and participate in other functions of Rotary Camps & Services such as public relations and fund raising as appropriate.
  • Prepare reports and attend staff, board and committee meetings as required.
  • Perform other functions relating to the provision of direct services as directed by the Executive Director.

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