Assistant Director, Camp Chi @ JCC Chicago

Assistant Director, Camp Chi

Each and every summer, the magic happens for over 1,200 campers. Camp Chi’s 600 acres become a place where the shy walk away from their shadows. The cool learn to be warm. The uncertain seize adventure. And strangers become lifelong friends.

For nearly a century – Camp Chi has transformed children’s summers. We unplug them from the stress and technology of their daily lives and plug them into life-changing moments. A soccer player takes the stage. An artist reaches the high ropes. Everyone becomes fluent in kindness and friendship. And the camp becomes a community as they celebrate Shabbat and discover the spirit of Israel has a home in Lake Delton, Wisconsin.

Due to promotions within our camp team, we are now hiring an Assistant Director who, as a member of the management team, works to create the vision for and the development and implementation of programs that shape and define the Camp Chi experience for children ages 8-17. The Assistant Director plays a key role in camper and staff recruitment, program development and operational and administrative responsibilities, as well as fostering and maintaining relationships with campers, parents and staff.

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Business, Education, Social Work or related field; Master’s degree preferred.
• 3+ years progressive leadership experience in Resident Camp or related field
• Previous experience interviewing, hiring and supervising staff.
• Previous experience working as a member of a management team.
• Strong oral and written communication skills; must have highly developed public speaking/presentation skills.
• Ability to demonstrate and lead with JCC Chicago’s Four Core Values: Self-Leadership and Accountability, Creativity and Innovation, Teamwork and Collaboration, and Customer Service.
• Demonstrated knowledge of Jewish culture and values.
• Conflict management, listening and decision-making skills.
• Intermediate proficiency in MS Word, Excel and databases with the ability to learn other technology as needed; proficiency with CampMinder preferred.
• Experience utilizing Social Media on behalf of an organization.

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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, vision, dental, retirement plans, Life Insurance
  • Other Benefits: JCC Chicago provides a rich environment to build your best life, both personally and professionally! Comprehensive healthcare plans, generous time off, program discounts and retirement plans are just the start.
  • Preferred Experience: Professional (6-10 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Masters
  • Job Posted: 2020-01-17
  • Times this job has been viewed: 521 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Assistant Director, Programming, Camp Director
  • Organization Type: Community Centers, Camps & Camping
Job Location
JCC Chicago
September through May: ‘Z’ Frank Apachi (Northbrook, IL) June through August: Camp Chi (Lake Delto
Northbrook , Illinois 60062
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