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|Canterbury Retreat & Conference Center|
|Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, is seeking its next Executive Director. Canterbury is 48-acres of sacred space overlooking Lake Gem, 20 minutes outside of Orlando, Florida.
With strong support from the diocesan bishop, for the first time in its 36-year history, Canterbury is embarking on a full-scale master strategic visioning process. We are seeking an Executive Director with a passion for hospitality and prayerful, compassionate leadership to guide the organization during this exciting and transformative time.
The ideal candidate will be a committed relationship-builder who can nurture staff, community, and diocesan relationships to further both the mission and financial bottom line of Canterbury. We seek a visionary leader, effective fundraiser, and excellent communicator who is well-grounded in the Christian faith.
The Executive Director will oversee Canterbury’s staff, program, and facilities, with specific responsibility for these four core areas:
1. Mission-Driven Hospitality: With 46 guest rooms, five meeting spaces, and a dining space that can accommodate up to 160, Canterbury hosts thousands of visitors people each year, in a variety of day-use and overnight retreats, and hosted programs. Candidate should be able to demonstrate success in the following areas:
2. Leadership: Canterbury has three full-time staff members, up to eleven part-time staff, and an active board. Candidate should be able to demonstrate success and willingness to continuously develop in the following areas:
3. Marketing & Development: Canterbury’s mission and ministry is as a center for spiritual growth, and the Executive Director is responsible for maintaining and growing its reputation and capacity for doing so. Candidate should be able to demonstrate success in the following areas:
4. Financial Management: Canterbury’s annual budget is about $750,000, which includes diocesan support and an annual campaign with great potential for growth. Candidate must be able to demonstrate success in the following areas:
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate solid business experience, having led an organization or a major department/unit within a large organization, overseen a sizable budget, and having had success in maintaining a balanced budget and effectively increasing revenue. Hospitality experience is essential, and experience within – or demonstrated passion for – non-profit or faith-based work and conference center experience is highly desired. Bilingual Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply.
Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center is located in Oviedo, Florida, a town that Family Circle magazine has named one of the ten best towns in the country for families. A former agricultural area, the area is home to historic Winter Park and the University of Central Florida, with extensive cultural offerings and restaurants, excellent public schools, and easy access to a major international airport.
An arm of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center is an equal opportunity employer. The salary range is $65,000 to $80,000 per year, depending on qualifications and experience. Couples will be considered.
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|Applications will be accepted until Monday, November 26, to be followed by phone and on-site interviews in December. A start date by early 2019 is preferred.
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to send a compelling cover letter, detailed resume, and at least three professional references to the search committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. References will not be contacted before phone interviews and permission from the candidate.
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