Camp Shemesh Assistant Director Job Description

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Under the supervision of the Day Camp Director, Camp Shemesh Assistant Director will:

  • Provide supervision for the Day Camp, maintaining a constant presence in the camp as a face and name known to campers and counselors, the “first line” for support of campers & counselors.
  • Implement plans that provide a safe, controlled environment and creates a high quality experience for grade school aged children and their families.
  • Develop and maintain a positive staff environment that shows each person’s unique value and helps equip them for the future.
  • Provide leadership and build staff teams by equipping and directing all day camp staff, enabling them to effectively lead children in a daily camp program that builds mind, body, and spirit.
  • Work with the Day Camp Director to provide day camp staff training to include: pre-camp staff training for all staff, ongoing training, communication and encouragement for all staff throughout camp program.
  • Responsible for communication between campers, counselors, and camp director during Camp sessions
  • Provide leadership for the overall operation of the day camp to include: supervision of the campers and support of counselors in their day-to-day operations.
  • Assist with weekly Day Camp needs including but not limited to: class rosters, weekly schedules, class binders, Camper emergency contacts, check-in sheets.
  • Oversee daily camp programming to including but not limited to: large group activities, check in/check out time, break coverages, sub coverages, and classroom and activity content.
  • Make recommendations for future enhancements to the Day Camp program.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum level of education: Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field
  • Jewish, or familiarity with Jewish culture, values, and practices.
  • Minimum of three years relevant experience in experiential/religious education.
  • Minimum of one year in a supervisory role or with direct supervisory experience.
  • Professional training and education in elementary education.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and supervise a staff.
  • Good track record of working well under pressure, thinking on your feet, and a willingness to go the extra mile to help campers and staff!

Skills Required:

  • Knowledge and understanding in the field of elementary childhood education.
  • Ability to train and supervise both young adult (college and high school age) staff.
  • Ability to work with and on behalf of children.
  • Team Leader.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Self-starter, self-directed and possess an attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work well under deadlines, and occasional short-notice projects.
  • Must have a servant heart, be flexible, and enjoy working with children, parents, and staff.
  • Must be willing to foster a responsive, proactive and positive work environment.

Special Notes:

  • Must be able to prioritize workload in a changing environment, no average day.
  • Will be asked to attend staff meetings and special events as needed.
  • When appropriate and time permits, must be willing to support in areas that fosters a collaborative overall sense of Jewish identity and belonging.

Camp Shemesh Assistant Director Application