JOB DESCRIPTION –
PROGRAMMING/CAMP SHALOM DIRECTOR
The Programming/Camp Shalom Director is responsible for the managing and oversight of all aspects of the Camp year round operations including program development and implementation, marketing and recruitment, facilitating, pool, and overseeing all Day Camp Programs including the hiring, supervision, guidance, and direction of day camp staff, site management; long-range strategic planning, financial management. In addition, the Director is responsible for creating/expanding social programming provided at the Goodman Campus, including the supervision of our campus maintenance director. The Programming/Camp Shalom Director is the professional responsible for the Camp Shalom Committee. The Director reports to the Jewish Federation Executive Director.
• Recruits, trains and supervises staff including counselors, specialists and support personnel for summer camp sessions and break camps.
• Develops an on-boarding and training program for counselors and specialists in multiple areas including camp policies and procedures, strategies for working effectively with children, and general and Judaic programming.
• Oversees performance assessments of staff.
Camper Recruitment and Retention
• Develops and implements a year-round strategy to ensure successful recruitment and retention of campers in a competitive market.
• Provides year-round communication with campers and camp families to promote camper retention and recruitment.
• Manages the database to ensure the organization of campers, staff and families are all achieved.
• Developing and implementation of a strategic plan which will ensure the continued and long-term success of camp, including the expansion of Winter and Spring camp options.
• Ensures development and implementation of innovative and meaningful programming for all areas of the camping experience including sports, recreation and the arts.
• Implements year-round programming for campers, parents and families, which will encourage commitment to camping experience.
• Maintains records in accordance with ACA accreditation and our funding sources.
• Creates and supervises programming at Goodman Campus aimed at attracting young families and local youth.
• Develops and administers budget for Goodman Campus and Camp Shalom. Monitors revenues and expenses to ensure financial goals are achieved.
• Assist in the development of grant requests for children, families and camp projects. Help identify and seek out additional sources of program funding.
• Extensive experience as a Day Camp Director
• BA or BS in Education, Recreation, or related area preferred.
• 4+ years successful experience in supervision and administration.
• 4+ years of experience working with children.
• Strong leadership, organization and communication skills (both written and oral)
• Knowledge of Jewish history, religion and culture (preferred)
• Experience leading Israel themed curriculum (preferred)