Interim Operations Manager

This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed by people in this category. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, duties and skills required of people in these positions.

Work Team:
Reports To:
Executive Directors
Position Classification:
Length of Service:
3-4 Months


The Interim Operations Manager is responsible for supervising the maintenance and care of Holden Village’s infrastructure following the mission of Holden Village. 

Holden Village is a place of welcome on the edge of the wilderness. The Interim Operations Manager must create a safe, positive environment for staff who come to work in this setting.  Because Holden Village operates almost entirely through the efforts of volunteers, the Interim Operations Manager must be skilled in working with people who come with various skill levels for varying lengths of time. Broadly, oversight of Operations functions includes the following areas: 

  • Utilities: Power, water, septic, heat, Fire Systems and Garbology; 
  • Maintenance and Repairs, including Carpentry, Painting, and Mavericks;
  • Transportation, including Fleet Management, Heavy Equipment mechanics and operations 
  • Facilities Management including Lawns/Gardens, Building upkeep, and storage systems;
  • Vegetation Management, including logging and wood processing 
  • Budget development, regulatory compliance, and contractor management. 


(principal duties and responsibilities; such as categories supported, staff size, volume managed, etc)

  • Sustain and develop the Holden infrastructure to serve the safety and care of its community and its mission. 
  • Oversee a healthy team culture attentive to member’s growth, safety, collaboration and creativity. 
  • Delegate authority to area leads and assist them in making work schedules and developing volunteer supervision skills. 
  • Take part in regular leadership team meetings and interview prospective staff.
  • Initiate, organize, and expedite work visits by outside contractors.
  • Manage capital projects following Operating Budget and Facilities & Maintenance Plan



(position specifications; such as knowledge/education, skills, problem solving/decision making, risk/bottom line results, management responsibility – people and functions)

  • A learner’s mindset and capacity to operate on a steep learning curve
  • Interest in and facility with developing general knowledge of the village’s operations
  • Ability to collaborate with the many overlapping domains in the village. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff & Executive Directors and comfortable communicating in 1:1 and large group settings.
  • Experience delegating and monitoring the progress of projects
  • Demonstrated ability to be a role model, team leader, listener, and observer. 



(particular knowledge/skills related to client and/or agency needs)

  • Enjoy working in a remote wilderness setting. 
  • Extend genuine hospitality to all villagers. 
  • Pledge to work in ways that support and fulfill Holden Village’s Mission, Vision, and  Values and commit to the terms of the Community of Practice Agreement. 
  • Abide by Holden Village’s Community Health Protocols and Practices. 
  • Uphold and work to further Holden Village values of diversity, equality, respect,  sustainability, and spirituality as articulated in the Strategic Plan. 
  • Foster Diversity through deliberate invitation and welcome;
    • Deploy an ethic of Equity to confront and dismantle systemic oppression; Practice Inclusion by listening to, learning from, and being transformed by marginalized voices in order to become, together, the community for which God longs.
  • Act as a community leader by serving the village in roles such as First Response Team, Fire Brigade, Worship, and other program events and activities. 



  • $25,000/year 
  • Food (three meals/day) 
  • Housing & Utilities 
  • Free parking at Fields Point 
  • Health insurance (medical, dental, and vision) 
  • Basic life insurance  
  • Life Flight membership (emergency helicopter transportation based on medical need) • 
  • Simple IRA account 
  • 42 “out” days per year 
  • 14 one-way boat tickets per year 
  • 21 friends & family days and 21 half-price friends & family days per year


Holden Village is a community where your questions are valued and encouraged. Most programs led by visiting teaching faculty occur during the summer months. However, Holden also invites faculty to teach sessions for special events and retreats throughout the rest of the year.
Check out a list of the 2024 Summer Faculty.