Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps - Assistant Camp Director
Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps, a Reform Jewish residential camp in Malibu, CA is seeking a responsible, creative, dedicated Assistant Director to join a fun team that creates the vision for and runs the operation of Camp Hess Kramer and Gindling Hilltop Camp.
The Assistant Director will have a broad range of responsibilities and the opportunity to impact a community of more than 1000 people each summer. The portfolio of the Assistant Director includes helping to create the direction for the overall program of camp, recruiting and marketing to both returning camp families and families who are new to our community, recruiting, hiring, negotiating salary, and supervision of summer staff.
The Assistant Director will be based out of our downtown Los Angeles, CA office from September through the end of May and then must be in residence at our camps in Malibu, CA for the summer season. There is travel outside of the Los Angeles Area for recruitment as well as night and weekend events.
Must have a background in the camping industry or related youth work, and an informal Jewish Education.
Preferred 2 years of experience working full time in the field.
Highly organized and responsible.
Computer literate and knowledgeable in operation of word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs including Google Suite. Skilled in the creation of internet communications.
Professional interpersonal skills, communication skills, and public speaking skills.
Must be able to comfortably transverse the uneven terrain of the campgrounds including ½ mile to and from activity areas multiple times a day.
Must be able to pass an extensive background check.
Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps are committed to the growth and development of all our employees. Each individual who works at camp comes with a different skill set as well as a desire to learn and grow in their own unique way. Camp responsibilities are divided between all members of the full-time staff to ensure that each is challenged while at the same time all responsibilities are fulfilled. Responsibilities will be divided based on ongoing conversations. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
Preparation for the Summer Season:
Camper Recruitment: Assist in camper recruiting efforts, including congregational visits, home visits, and recruitment programs. The Assistant Director will travel and be expected to attend evening and weekend events.
Staff Recruitment: Assist the Director in assembling the summer staff, including but not limited to organizing the hiring process, interviewing potential staff, checking references, determining eligibility, tracking forms etc.
Program Development: Assist in preparing the framework for programs and activities for the upcoming summer. Help to develop the staff training program.
Digital outreach/in-reach: Oversee all social media platforms and manage the creation of digital content
Recruitment events: Create new avenues to maintain community through events in different geographic locations.
Maintain the camp’s website to ensure that its content is always current.
Coordinate/Select visiting artists.
Office Operations management: Coordinating summer transportation, managing partnerships with outside vendors, design and order merchandise
Staff Training and Supervision
Supervision of Senior Level summer staff (Unit Heads, Program Director, etc.)
Problem-solving skills to resolve issues.
Camp Management: Assist the Director in implementing the Camp’s policies and procedures as they affect summer staff.
Manage camp when Director is off the property.
Oversee the supply procurement program for the camps.
Be a main point of contact for the camps with parents.
Must be willing to work outside of normal business hours as needed.
Summer Operations management: logistics and communication with dining services, logistics planning and execution of Leadership and Mitzvah hikes and Leadership night, coordination and execution of beach days