Director of Youth & Camp

Temple Solel | Cardiff By The Sea, CA, United States

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Posted Date 5/28/2024

Director of Youth and Camp

Hours: Varied. Frequent nights and weekends required.
Job type: Full-time; Exempt; $60,000-$80,000 DOE
Location: Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007

Send resumé and cover letter to: Abby Reiken, Director of Experiential Education, [email protected]

Temple Solel is an exciting and robust community - a Reform Jewish synagogue in gorgeous North County coastal San Diego that is thriving and blossoming. Our membership is growing, our team is generative, and our vision is evolving. We are creative, joyous, and limitless in possibility. We seek and require a powerfully dynamic team leader to share in this magnificent endeavor.

Temple Solel seeks the diversity of insight, perspective, and experience brought by people from diverse backgrounds. This includes people of color, Jews of Color, Sephardi and Mizrachi Jews, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and gender non-conforming people, and people with disabilities. 

Camp Simcha Director

  • Programs

      • Direct all aspects of the day camp for 8 weeks in the summer, including preparation and post-camp debrief and closure processes. This includes execution of and ownership of all aspects of camp leadership and management – including but not limited to  registration, reporting, promotions, HR compliance, campership guidelines and allocation and handbook updates.

      • Plan and implement all logistical and programmatic aspects of camp including but not limited to scheduling, transportation and supplies.

      • Vision and lead all educational and social programs within camp, including all camp programs and shabbat experiences. 

      • Develop and implement creative new program opportunities for campers.

      • Manage leadership opportunities and training for teen employees and volunteers.

  • Human Resources 

      • Interview, hire, train, and supervise all head counselors, counselors, counselors-in-training, specialists, and Assistant Directors.

      • Plan and execute weeklong staff training pre-camp and lead weekly counselor-in-training and other staff meetings for staff development.

      • Oversight and execution of staff and camper compliance with Camp Simcha Handbook, compliance with payroll and HR requirements including updates to handbooks, trainings, etc.

  • Promotions/Communications

      • Work in close coordination with Director of Community Engagement for camp publicity and promotion, including parent packets, weekly newsletter, brochures, etc.

      • Supervise and be accountable for all communications related to Camp Simcha, including with parents.

  • Budget/Administration


    • Plan, anticipate, and be accountable for the overall budget of camp, in collaboration with Treasurer and CEO.

    • Oversee alignment of camp mission with the programming.

    • Complete timely execution of all contracts (park, bus, pool, etc). - consultation with CEO as needed. 

  • NOTE: The Camp Director part of the position will begin after summer 2024 concludes. The Youth & Camp Director may play a role at camp for summer 2024 - TBD.

Youth Engagement Director

  • Youth Events for grades K-6

    • Plan, calendar, coordinate, staff and attend a minimum of three Simcha Days events during the year for Grades K-6

  • Manage the Temple Solel youth groups for middle and high school

    • Work with the student board

    • Create programs, trips, and activities throughout the year

  • Jewish Holiday Experiences

    • Work with clergy and Director of Experiential Education to lead/participate in youth Jewish holiday experiences, including but not limited to High Holy Days and festivals such as Chanukah and Pesach.

  • Congregational Programs

    • Participate in and attend the Congregational Retreat – guidance and leadership in creating and executing programming utilizing teens and youth.

    • Coordinate and administer babysitting for various clergy programs during the year.

  • Religious School

    • Be a presence at religious school in either a teaching capacity or administrative capacity as decided upon by you and the Director of Experiential Education. 

  • Teen Journey Faculty Member (8th-12th grade)

    • Teach in the Teen Journey experiential educational program

General Commitments 

  • Attend monthly Temple Solel Board meetings.

  • Attend weekly senior staff meetings to problem solve and create vision – participate in brainstorming and commit to projects in Teen and Youth realms.

  • Plan for and calendar Youth and Teen events in coordination with congregational calendar – oversee the procuring of supplies and the maintaining of spaces used for Youth and Teen programs. 

  • Apply for and track usage of grants/funding/gifts.


Ways of the Workplace Temple Solel

Salary60,000.00 - 80,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Camp Director | Director | Director of Community Engagement | Engagement | Programming | Youth Groups Advisor
Organization Type
Dental | FSA | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Sick Days | Vision
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