The title I have at Camp of Champions USA is 'Regional Director', but that says almost nothing about what I do each day. When it really comes down to it, here are some of the specific roles I find myself filling.
Communicator: I don't think I realized before this summer how much I am in the business of communicating. I communicate to staff, to parents, to campers and to supporters and donors. A huge part of what I do is communicate. I need to do it well.
Set-Up Man: It is my job to set-up camp to succeed. This means prepping facilities and activities, planning games and programs, and preparing trainings and teachings. What I do throughout a season of ministry might only be as helpful as the set-up I've done previous to it.
Leader: I need to be someone worth following. Decisions that I make and directions that I give will be more readily received if I've been leading people the whole time.
So what do you really do? It's worth figuring out.
Because while I have no idea how to improve as a 'Regional Director', I can surely work on improving my communication and leading. Likewise, if I don't understand or accept my role as a set-up man, I could get frustrated or bored with some of the mundane activities I find myself doing.
Look past your job title. Seek to improve what you really do.