THIS IS A SEASONAL POSITION FOR SUMMER 2022 at our summer camp in Waupaca, Wisconsin.
Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Jewish Education Director is primarily responsible for setting and camp-wide program goals, and ensures that they are carried out in a safe and organized manner. The Jewish Education Director plans and implements educational activities that serve to increase camper and staff connections to Judaism through their participation. The Jewish Education Director serves as an educational advisor and resource for the Fine Arts Coordinator, Sports Coordinator, Waterfront Director, Ropes Course Director, and all madrichim as they plan and implement programs for their activity areas. The Jewish Education Director is expected to present themselves with integrity, act as a Dugma Ishit (personal example) in and outside of camp, and is committed to upholding the mission/vision of Camp Young Judaea Midwest.
Responsibilities | The Jewish Education Director is responsible for...
Determining Jewish Education outputs and outcomes for all program areas on camp
Collaborating with Program Director and Israel Education Director to advise staff as they plan,implement, and evaluate camp programs
Supporting and advising the Waterfront and Ropes Directors, and Fine Arts and Sports Coordinators, and all madrichim to meet camp-wide Jewish Education goals focusing on Connected Judaism
Support the Program Director in the implementation of camp-wide activities
Contributing to the resolution of scheduling and logistics challenges
Serving as the creative force for all Jewish Education on camp
Provide constructive feedback to staff about program planning and implementation
Communicating proactively with camp leadership on key matters, including behavioral of campers
Coordinating Jewish Education goals in all activity areas, using the CYJ Midwest Program Form
Leading camp-wide activities through coordination of a va’adot (committees)
Ensuring clean, orderly, and safe activity areas by developing, explaining, and enforcing instructions forall staff on the use of program supplies on camp
Support the Program Director in building the Days Off and Shmirah (nightly on-duty) schedules
Assist in the planning and implementation of staff training alongside the Assistant Director
Teach and model proper behavior to tzevet (staff)
Be a positive presence and an advocate for camp wide policy
Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications | The ideal candidate is/has...
Evidence of leadership skill and capacity
Strong background leading and teaching creative, fun, and safe Jewish programming in a youth development setting
Strong background in coaching others in the implementation of Jewish programming
Desire and ability to work with children and adults in a camp setting
Ability to give & take constructive criticism
A self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision
Management skills, including the ability to lead, motivate, and counsel staff to maximize their skills
A team player, and recognizes the importance of group success
Comfortable managing and working alongside others who have different work styles
Comfortable working with children who have different learning styles