Executive director position


About Us

Hidden Acres is a 22-acre camp and retreat centre in Perth County, Ontario and has been operating for over 50 years. It is owned and operated by a private association of Christians and affiliated with the Mennonite Church of Eastern Canada.

Hidden Acres has been planting seeds of faith and hope in the lives of people of all ages, seeking to honour the Lord Jesus Christ through programs and facilities that promote our values which including worship, reflection, recreation and fun, rest and renewal, community, service, growth and discipleship, leadership development, and appreciation and care for the natural environment.


The Executive Director (ED) manages the entire camp operations in a manner consistent with the bylaws, vision and mission statement of Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp. The ED implements Board policies and recommends areas of policy revision or development, and is accountable to the Board of Directors for the financial affairs of the camp. The ED should have a love of camp, and a vision for what camp can do in the lives of those involved.

Job Description

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED is responsible to guide development the overall ministry and administration of the camp. The ED should have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, exhibiting evidence of a consistent and growing faith, as well as a commitment to the Anabaptist vision. The ED will exemplify Servant Leadership and be a proven team player. Previous management experience in the non-profit sector is an asset.

The successful applicant enjoys managing staff and programs with significant autonomy. He/she has a heart for service and leadership gifting. He/she is humble, persuasive, capable. He/she is excited by the prospect of building an organization built on the values noted above and brings vision and a dedication to excellence.


Program: You will oversee programs, maintain awareness of trends in camping and society, and meet regularly with the Board to review progress against objectives.

Personnel: You will manage staff, forecast needs, ensure growth/development, and communicate with employees, volunteers, donors, committees, and the Board.

Public Relations: You will manage public relations community, associations, donors, and general public whether in writing, speaking engagements, and/or social media.

Fundraising: You will oversee fundraising committees, approach new and existing donors, and liaise with funding organizations.

Business/Organization: You will prepare and monitor financials, oversee capital programs, ensure regulatory and association compliance, act as signing authority and generally personify the camp's interests. You will assess, communicate, and manage risks.


You have… 

• Experience in ministry, leading a team, and administration,

• Experience managing budgets of over $250,000,

• Managed capital assets and/or facilities,

• Background in camping (ideal)

You can…

• Communicate effectively with diverse constituents (e.g. young children, single mothers, senior donors, social service agencies, media, etc.),

• Maintain strategic perspective in the midst of tactical challenges,

• Manage a medium-sized budget,

• Encourage and cast vision,

• Engage volunteers, employees, and donors


Please forward your resume and cover letter to jobs@hiddenacres.ca. Applications will be accepted until February 6th. Employment to begin June, 2019.