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Co-Camp Director - Youth & Teens

Company: Oshman Family JCC
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

What do benefits, membership to a state-of-the-art fitness center, up to 20 paid holidays, PTO and working at the JCC have in common? Read below to find out!

The Place: The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center (OFJCC) is an exciting and innovative non-profit organization in the heart of Silicon Valley. We create fun, meaningful, inclusive and joyful experiences through educational, social, cultural, spiritual, fitness and wellness programs. Join us! Year-round positions available!

The Job: Do you love camp and have experience planning and implementing a camp program? If so, this might be the role for you! As the Co-Camp Director you will be a member of a two-person Director Team who are responsible for the daily operations of the summer camp and year round camp programs. This includes innovation, implementation and promotion of camp programs. You will supervise, mentor, guide and inspire year-round and seasonal camp staff. You will work collaboratively to lead all aspects of day camp programming, including providing direction and vision for the future of the day camp programs.

The Perks:

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Paid holidays and paid time off
  • 403(b) retirement
  • Free membership at our award-winning fitness center
  • Discounts for OFJCC Preschool, Camps and after school programs
  • Fun, motivating workplace

    Benefits exceptions apply, based on # hours worked per week

    The Core Duties:
    • Design, deliver and evaluate camp programs that meet the needs and interests of the camps target populations and ensure their delivery in a safe, fun and quality manner. Develop programs focused on social, emotional and physical growth for children and youth.
    • Develop vision and strategies for summer and year-round camp offerings by assessing competition, determining strategic opportunities and mirroring them with the mission of the OFJCC. Adjust program offerings and marketing strategies to drive increased attendance and enrollment.
    • Manage and lead staff to ensure overall success of camp programs by communicating agency vision and strategy, job expectations, coaching and fostering continued professional development. Serve as a role model for staff and campers.
    • Correspond and interact with camper's parents and prospective camper's parents in a timely and professional manner.
    • Oversee daily operations of camp to include purchasing and maintenance of food, art and other supplies.

      The Essentials:
      • Bachelor Degree or equivalent in Education, Recreation or related area preferred
      • 2+ years management experience.
      • 2-5 years of experience managing youth or family programs, preferably in a camp setting.
      • 2+ years of experience creating and managing program budgets.
      • Knowledge of Jewish culture, values, traditions and community and previous experience in Jewish programming preferred.
      • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills. Ability to communicate information clearly (written and oral).
      • Extremely organized and detailed oriented; ability to work with tight deadlines.
      • Ability and desire to work independently and as a team member with the community and other employees.
      • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office especially Excel and Word.
      • Positive, upbeat and enthusiastic about working in a non-profit environment.
      • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a diverse group that includes OFJCC staff, parents, children and the public.

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Keywords: Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto , Co-Camp Director - Youth & Teens, Executive , Palo Alto, California

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