Camp & Educational Programs Manager

Urban Adamah | Berkeley, CA, United States

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Posted Date 11/14/2023
Urban Adamah is an educational farm and community center in Berkeley, California that integrates the practices of Jewish tradition, mindfulness, sustainable agriculture, and social action to build loving, just, and sustainable communities. We provide training programs, educational workshops, and community celebrations for more than 10,000 visitors annually.

About The Role

The Camp & Educational Programs Manager is responsible for the education and public engagement of Urban Adamah’s youth and families in a variety of ways. This includes overseeing and ensuring the success of existing summer and winter camps, family programming, and youth programming. Additionally, depending on the interests and skills of the candidate, this position will also include the design and implementation of new teen or early childhood programming. The Manager’s focus is on sustaining relationships with camp families throughout the year, and creating access points for new YFP (Youth and Family Programs) participants to feel welcomed on the farm.

The Camp & Educational Programs Manager supervises 15-25 summer camp staff June-August, 10-15 winter camp staff in November-January, manages program-specific and seasonal staff, and designs content and curriculum as needed.


Camp offers campers a taste of Jewish values and meaning, and organic farm life, through fun and dynamic hands-on programs at Urban Adamah. Camp sessions are designed around children’s natural curiosity and innate connection to the earth. Camp Urban Adamah has both Winter and Summer sessions.

The Camp & Educational Programs Manager will hold the primary responsibility for a successful camp season in the following ways:

Camp prep:

  • Hiring, training, and managing camp staff
  • Designing camp programming that creatively integrates Jewish content with organic farming content, and that is dynamic and inquiry based while also ensuring a safe environment for participants
  • Revising the CIT and Internship programs
  • Assisting the Educational Programs Director in further developing the Summer Specialist Program
  • Partnering with the Marketing & Communications Manager to ensure camp marketing and registration
  • Materials inventory and purchasing
  • Curriculum and schedule management

During camp:

  • Supervising 10-15 camp counselors, nurturing their professional growth, and creating a collaborative, supportive and growth-oriented environment for camp staff
  • Ensuring that campers and counselors are having a safe, fun and enriching experience
  • Liaising with parents and other stakeholders to address individual camper needs with assistance and support from the Educational Programs Director
  • Tracking and working within the camp budget with assistance and support from the Educational Programs Director
  • Managing camp logistics and administration with support from summer support staff

Post camp:

  • Ensuring ongoing/year-round engagement with camp families
  • Surveying camp families at the end of each session to assess program strengths and growth areas
  • Surveying camp families throughout the year, on a quarterly basis, to learn their programmatic interests, likelihood to return to and recommend camp to others, etc.


At Urban Adamah All Year, youth in kindergarten through fourth grade meet two Sundays a month during the school year to build their understanding of the ways in which sustainable agriculture and connection to the earth intersect with Jewish tradition and ritual in deeply experiential and meaningful ways. The Camp & Educational Programs Manager will work in collaboration with the Youth Education Programs Manager to manage and administer Urban Adamah’s All Year program.


Urban Adamah offers a variety of programs designed for families. Our programs give families the opportunity to experience the farm through hands-on activities that connect us to the food we eat, our bodies, Jewish values, and the cycles of nature.
  • Maintain existing programs, such as Tot Shabbats, Family holiday events, etc.
  • Execute new family programming initiatives as directed by the Educational Programs Director


  • Provide guidance and support to the Marketing & Communications Manager with all Youth & Family Programs focused marketing
  • Help ensure all programs are well known in the community and are attractive to a growing number of potential participants


Depending on the skill set and interests of the candidate, the Camp & Educational Programs Manager will help design either new teen or new early childhood programming as directed by and in collaboration with the Educational Programs Director. The Camp & Educational Programs Manager will lead outreach, develop content, manage all administrative tasks, and serve as the primary leader of this new programming.

About You

You are passionate about Urban Adamah’s mission and have the background and experience to create and facilitate meaningful farm-based Jewish experiences for youth and their families. You are able to design and manage large, creative and content-rich programs gracefully, getting down to the details of scheduling, administrative tasks and logistics, while supervising and guiding young adults as they facilitate community building, play-based, Jewishly meaningful outdoor experiences for youth.

We are open to applicants with varying levels and types of experience, provided that the applicant displays the skills required to successfully execute the job described above. You might be a good fit if you possess/demonstrate the following.


Administrative & Organizational Excellence
  • Self-starter: You thrive in environments where you get to hold the operationalization of your assigned workload
  • Excellence in organization: You are highly organized, able to track and execute on multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, and are detail oriented
  • Prioritizing: You are comfortable maintaining multiple channels of communication (text, email, phone, Slack) and independently managing your workflow to keep projects on track
  • Tech-savvy: you are very comfortable with Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Slack, and database systems like Salesforce (additional tech savvy is a bonus)

Self-Awareness & Partnership

  • Ownership: You take broad responsibility for your work and approach tasks and priorities with a critical mindset
  • Opensess: You regularly seek, incorporate, and share new information and feedback
  • Balanced: You demonstrate a good balance of self-confidence and humility, able to name and make the most of your strengths, and open to  feedback that will lead you to grow and develop as a professional
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion: you value the diversity of insight, perspective, and experience brought by people from diverse backgrounds. You are committed to reflecting on and addressing inequities stemming from privilege and oppression in your community

Communication, Collaboration & Customer Service
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills: You communicate and collaborate well with a range of colleagues and other stakeholders
  • Are a people person: You love connecting and building community around you; facilitating programs is your idea of a good time, and you would look forward to meeting both kids and families in your daily work
  • Collaborative: You enjoy learning from and with talented colleagues, and are excited to be part of the success of the whole organization
  • Customer service oriented: You appreciate the powerful impact of providing prompt responses to support inquiries, meeting people’s needs proactively, and treating staff and other community members with respect and care

Strategy & Problem Solving
  • Adept at planning: You think ahead and can plan for projects or tasks several months in advance
  • Problem solver: You enjoy problem solving, seeing it as an opportunity to connect with and support others and the organization
  • Analytical: You are a critical thinker with a high level of analytical/interpretive thinking and problem-solving skills. 


  • Experience working with youth and their families
  • Knowledge and experience in experiential, play-based education
  • Knowledge and experience in pluralistic Jewish education
  • Passion for creating and facilitating pluralistic Jewish communal spaces
  • Knowledge and experience in outdoor education
  • Relevant experience in either for or not-for-profit environments
  • Facilitation experience in small and large groups
  • Background in early childhood education through high school and/or childhood growth and development
  • Experience as a supervisor, and in nurturing your supervisee’s professional growth, delegating work without losing accountability for it, and helping a supervisee prioritize and troubleshoot their workload 


The physical demands listed below are representative of those that must be met by an employee in this position. Some accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to succeed in the role:
  • Typing, writing, reading, hearing, and speaking
  • Standing and walking for several hours, as well as sitting, squatting, crawling, climbing, and lifting up to 40 lbs.

Additional Details


This is a full-time, benefited, and exempt position that includes healthcare, holidays, and paid time off. The salary range for this position is $66,000 to $78,000 per year.

Comprehensive benefits include:
  • 100% health care coverage for self and 50% coverage of dependents in a Silver Tier Kaiser plan or its equivalent in our carrier’s options
  • 80% coverage of dental insurance for self
  • Paid vacation days beginning at 15 days; 20 days in second year; incremental increase to 25 days 
  • 5 paid sick days per year
  • Up to 20 paid holidays (a mix of both national and Jewish holidays)
  • Tax-free retirement account after 2 years 
  • A pre-tax FSA for medical, dependent care, and transit
  • Paid and unpaid parental, medical, and bereavement leave (following 1 year of employment)
  • Paid Jury Duty leave
  • Unpaid time off


During the summer, the Camp & Educational Programs Manager is expected to be on site at minimum of 15 minutes before camp staff arrive each day.  The Manager will supervise the after-camp coordinator and is often required to stay to speak with families and support campers who are here for a full day.  On occasion,  this will requires working more than 40 hours per week to fulfill the duties of the position.

When camp is not in session, the farm is open for general hours of employment between 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday. However, this position manages programs that occur during holidays, evenings, and weekends which requires this position to work on site outside of our general hours of employment. In collaboration with the supervisor, this position will negotiate a schedule for weeks when work is required on a weekend or evening.


This position is supervised by the Educational Programs Director


To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references with how you know them.

Applications will be received and reviewed until December 17th. After this time, we may continue to review applications on a rolling basis, however, encourage candidates to apply before the deadline and/or as soon as possible. If you have any questions about the application or the position, please contact the Educational Programs Director, Rivka Weinstock at [email protected].
We deeply value the diversity of insight, perspective, and experience brought by people from diverse backgrounds. This includes Black, Indigenous, Latino, and Asian people, LGBTQ, and gender non-conforming people, and people with disabilities, Black Jews, Jews of Color, Sephardi and Mizrachi Jews. We also welcome applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds. We affirmatively seek to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity.
Salary66,000.00 - 78,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Administrative Support | Camp Director | Counselor | Early Childhood Lead Teacher | Eco / Environmental | Education - Other | High School Teacher | Teacher (Classroom) | Youth Groups Advisor
Organization Type
Camps & Camping | Community Centers | Education & Schools | Environmental | Youth
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days
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