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Are you looking for a fun, exciting, rewarding and team-oriented place to work? Come join our team!

Each year Lake Junaluska Assembly, Inc, hosts over 200,000 visitors and guests who come from across the country for programs, spiritual retreats and to enjoy the beauty of the Smoky Mountains. The official mission statement clearly expresses the values, and vision of Lake Junaluska.

"Lake Junaluska is a place of Christian hospitality where lives are transformed through renewal of soul, mind, and body."

Working for Lake Junaluska Assembly, Inc., you have the privilege of helping people experience God in a myriad of ways. This commitment will require a lot of yourself. Lake Junaluska is a Christian community that carries a great deal of spiritual significance for those who visit. You will have the opportunity to truly make a difference in peoples lives.

Hiring Executive Director at Lake Junaluska

Board of Trustees Seeks Next Executive Director 

Job Title: Executive Director (Chief Executive Officer)
Department: Administration
Supervisor: Lake Junaluska Assembly Inc. Board of Directors
FSLA Status: Exempt
Supervises: All
Position Status: Regular/Full Time

Lake Junaluska Assembly is a conference and retreat center located in the mountains of western North Carolina whose mission is to be a place of Christian hospitality where lives are transformed through renewal of soul, mind, and body.

The ideal candidate for Executive Director of Lake Junaluska will:

  • Exhibit entrepreneurial and adaptive leadership;
  • Oversee the organization as Chief Executive Officer;
  • Maintain the focus on the mission, refine the vision and implement the strategic plan as the Chief Strategic Officer;
  • Build and maintain strong staff teams;
  • Report to the Board of Trustees, facilitate the planning of Board and committee meetings, and ensure effective fiduciary and good governance decisions;
  • Serve as leader alongside the Advancement staff and engage relationships with donors;
  • Expand the mission of Lake Junaluska as an outstanding hospitality provider, embrace sustainable business principles and support the mission of the United Methodist Church;
  • Engage the residential aspects of Lake Junaluska through support of the Director of Assembly Public Works;
  • Serve as liaison between the Conference Center and the Residential Community;
  • Serve as the primary spokesperson for Lake Junaluska with the community, the media, the United Methodist Church and constituent groups;
  • Value extended community relations through board and community involvement in local, regional and connectional relationships; and
  • Serve as steward of the Lake Junaluska brand.

Applicants should describe in a cover letter how their experience and skill sets will further the mission. Please submit cover letter and resume to Rachel Watkins at

Current Job Openings

Last updated 12/13/17


How to submit an application for consideration: 

Click the job title listed below. Scroll to the bottom of the position description and click 'apply for job'. Follow prompts. If you have questions, please email



Conference Coordinator
Housekeeping Supervisor
Guest Service Associate
Night Auditor
Maintenance Technician 
Rental Office Manager
Golf Course Manager



Lake Junaluska Singer
Summer Youth Ministry Intern

Additional seasonal positions coming soon!

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