Director and Property Manager, RockRidge Canyon

Reporting to the President, the Director provides operations oversight and leadership to RockRidge Canyon, a Christian Conference and Retreat Centre located in Princeton, British Columbia, owned and operated by Young Life of Canada for the purpose of reaching teenagers with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Director has operational responsibility for RockRidge Canyon, and sets the standard for service and presentation excellence at this year-round resort facility, exceeding guests’ needs and expectations by providing them with a world class experience.

The Director leads a team of three managers and over 20 staff to ensure guests are served with excellence. Last season, RockRidge Canyon hosted 17 Young Life camps and over 60 rental groups, totaling almost 7,000 guests. With annual revenues over two million dollars, the Director is accountable for the budget and financial management of RockRidge Canyon, and ensures its financial viability and sustainability.

The Director supports Young Life’s Field Leadership Team (FLT) to achieve the vision and mission of Young Life to “glorify God by sharing Jesus Christ with the entire next generation” as outlined in the national Strategic Plan. As an ambassador for Young Life, the Director ensures RockRidge Canyon’s activities promote, enhance, and protect Young Life’s brand, and boost its reputation with relevant constituents, as well as driving broader awareness and increased donor support. The Director subscribes to Young Life’s Statement of Faith and abides by its Codes of Conduct.

This is a permanent, full-time position located in Princeton, BC, Canada. The business address and work location are 2000 Willies Ranch Road, Princeton, BC, Canada.

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A little bit about us

RockRidge Canyon is a Young Life of Canada property located in Princeton, BC, Canada. At RockRidge Canyon, teenagers are treated to the resort-quality facilities for which Young Life has become known. Kids can get away from the pressures of everyday life, have fun with friends and their Young Life leaders, and hear the message of God’s love in terms they can understand. Young Life camping involves high adventure, lots of fun, great food and excellent speakers. Each year, more than 2,000 kids from across Canada and as far away as Europe or Asia, spend a week at RockRidge Canyon, having an experience that many describe as the best of their lives. From September through June, when not hosting Young Life camps, RockRidge Canyon rents its excess capacity, serving as a conference and retreat centre for businesses, churches, and schools.

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Since Young Life began in Canada in 1954, our staff and volunteers have cared enough to leave the comfort of their adult worlds and enter the arena of high school and junior high school life. Trained Young Life leaders are committed to friendships with kids – no strings attached. We go where kids are and spend time in their world playing road hockey, going to the mall, watching a basketball game, or heading to the ski hill. Young Life leaders build bridges of friendship in order to “earn the right to be heard.” We are all about communicating God’s love and the Christian message to kids in terms they can understand. Young Life values and respects all young people, and welcomes all teenagers, both junior and senior high, regardless of religious beliefs. With staff in over 40 communities throughout BC, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, Young Life of Canada employs more than 120 staff, and works with over 500 volunteers.

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A little bit about you

You have a vibrant and growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ. As an accomplished manager and seasoned leader of teams with diverse responsibilities, you know how to steward resources and achieve excellence consistently amidst shifting priorities and seasonal ebbs and flows. You are able to guide, supervise, and motivate staff and volunteers to provide exceptional customer service.

You have a degree in hotel management or a related field and you have five years management and/or operations experience leading a large team at a retreat centre, resort, large camp or similar operation; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A minimum two years recent experience in a related management role is required. Excellent knowledge of and understanding of Young Life is required. Experience serving in Young Life or other youth ministry is preferred. Knowledge of the organized camping industry and not-for-profit sector, and experience in a faith-based Christian organization are assets.

You will oversee and lead all aspects of resort operations, ensuring RockRidge reflects Young Life’s values of excellence, customer service and professionalism. You have a working knowledge of what will be required in each department, including guest services (hospitality), general building and outdoor maintenance, food services, retail management, marketing, and outdoor and waterfront activities. You have experience managing and monitoring budgets of at least $2 M. You have good knowledge of general financial and accounting principles, and sound human resources principles and practices.

Your oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills will enable you to thrive in this relational ministry environment, and to develop effective and trusting relationships throughout the organization. You apply excellent judgment, and act with integrity and diplomacy. Your seasoned and proactive approach to time management enables you to patiently manage conflicting priorities, effectively plan your work, and complete the myriad tasks required in this position, while keeping a clear head.

You have intermediate proficiency in a Windows based operating environment and MS Office suite. You have a valid Class 5 driver’s license. A clean driver’s abstract is a condition of employment. Occupational first aid certification is an asset.

All employees of RockRidge Canyon may have unsupervised access to children. Therefore, the successful candidate must provide a current criminal record check as a condition of employment.

Individuals considering employment with RockRidge Canyon must be legally entitled to work in Canada, and subscribe to our Statement of Faith. All employees of RockRidge Canyon must relocate to Princeton, BC and be able to work a flexible schedule according to seasonal operating requirements.

How to Apply

We provide salary commensurate with your education and experience, group benefits, including an RRSP program, and support for professional development. On-site housing is available for rent at a very reasonable rate. A camp vehicle is provided for work and personal use. If you have questions about this posting, please contact Amanda Stewart, Vice President, Human Resources, Young Life of Canada, at 604 881 6023, ext. 109.

Please email your application package to, with “Director RRC” in the subject line. Please indicate in your cover letter how you learned of this opportunity. Thank you for your interest in working with Young Life!