Assistant Director, Greene Family Camp

Camp Greene | Remote, United States

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Posted Date 7/05/2024


Location: Remote in Texas/In-person meetings, as needed/In-residence at camp during summer camp season  

Organization: Union for Reform Judaism 

Employment Type: Full Time, Benefits Eligible  

Department: IMMERSIVES – Greene Family Camp 

Reporting to: Associate Director, Greene Family Camp  

Start Date: September 16, 2024 

Salary: $44,000 - $46,000 plus competitive benefits package 

Level/Salary Grade: Subject Matter Expert (Foundational) / A 


The Union for Reform Judaism’s (URJ) Greene Family Camp seeks an Assistant Director to assist in creating a vibrant summer camp and year-round youth and family engagement experiences. The Assistant Director helps to establish communities of belonging that build confidence and character of young people from a wide range of backgrounds (Campers of Color, LGBTQ+ identifying campers, campers with disabilities, and other underrepresented identities), so they are inspired as leaders to make the world a better place and pursue lifelong engagement in Jewish life. Specifically, the Assistant Director will help create and implement a marketing and communication strategy and support camper and staff engagement, recruitment, and retention.  


The Assistant Director reports to the Associate Director and is responsible for the following: 


  • Support all camp programs, initiatives, and efforts. Build and strengthen partnerships with internal and external stakeholders leading to the creation and execution of new year-round programs and engagement opportunities. Mobilize campers, families, and staff from various and diverse backgrounds and identities, towards other URJ experiences and offerings.  

  • Member of the camp’s professional team and URJ Camping System’s national cohort. Partner with colleagues on designated projects. Play an active, visible role on the regional and national camping scene. This includes participation in professional development opportunities.   

  • Prioritize, model, and support continued learning around racial equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI) principles, Jewish values, and URJ org-wide priorities.  


  • Assist in recruiting, hiring, and retaining participants, campers, and staff for summer and academic year programs. Provide tours of the camp during the summer and academic year. 

  • Assist with coordinating and facilitating congregational visits and home visits/parlor meetings.  

  • Support the creation and implementation of summer and year-round programs and retreats.  

  • Effectively and efficiently respond to and support campers, families, and various program participants prioritizing program satisfaction and retention.  As needed, support individual families with special circumstances and accommodations.    


  • Support the development and implementation of agile marketing and communications strategies that engage various audiences from a wide range of backgrounds (people of color, persons with disabilities, individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+ people from interfaith backgrounds, and other underrepresented identities) through social media and other platforms to recruit and retain campers and staff. Monitor the impact of marketing and communications efforts and adjust activities as needed. 

  • Manage online presence including social media, websites, blog posts, etc.  

  • Support the Associate Director in email communications ensuring that data and lists are updated through Salesforce, Marketing Cloud, CampMinder, and any future CRMs. 

  • Partner with team members and across the system to ensure best practices and the highest return on investment. Work within URJ’s communications policies and guidelines including the use of social media, branding guidelines, templates, etc.  

  • In preparation for camp season, manage pre-camp communications with stakeholders.  

  • During camp season, work as the Summer Communications Director. Plan and implement a strategy for communicating with stakeholders. Train, supervise, and evaluate the seasonal communications team.  


To be successful in this job, you excel in the following areas: 

  • A “Can Do” Attitude.  Has an outlook that is positive, assertive, and flexible. Highly motivated self-starter, willing to try new things and ask for help. Comfortable making mistakes and learning from them. Able to take on challenges with a sense that “I can do it”! A go-getter attitude and personality will help propel the team and the camp to the next level!   

  • Collaborate & Connect. Thrives on creating and sustaining a climate of inclusion, trust, and productivity. Holds self and others accountable for delivering on commitments on time and within budget. Able to initiate respectful, open dialogue to resolve issues. Willing to educate yourself on the work of the URJ outside of your area, consider how your work can align with and strengthen others, and seek opportunities to connect with people and ideas for continuous improvement within and across teams. 

  • Self-Management. Able to scope a project before starting to identify purpose, outcomes, roles, and processes in relation to shared outcomes. Follow through with tasks on the agreed timeline. Proactively communicate if you are going to miss a deadline. Identify tools and processes that will increase and support accountability. Utilize effective time management tools to help with setting and meeting deadlines. Ask for help and support as needed. Maintain regular, open, honest, and respectful communication.  

  • Marketing & Communications. Strong creative marketing mindset. Comfortable speaking with individuals in the camp community from diverse backgrounds. Open and effective communication and a relatable and professional manner with internal and external stakeholders. Strong presentation skills which include a high level of comfort, confidence, and enthusiasm in front of groups. Ability to effectively and professionally represent the camp and the URJ via telephone, e-mail, and face-to-face communication. Able to share the vision for the camp and its program.   

  • REDI Experience (Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion). Demonstrated experience prioritizing and executing Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (i.e., ableism, LGBTQIA+ Inclusion, antiracism, etc.) priorities. Willingness to seek out voices from diverse backgrounds to build ideas and make decisions. Prioritize outreach to multi-racial, marginalized communities. Plan and budget through a REDI lens using URJ resources.  


  • Live in residence at camp during summer and several weekend retreats throughout the academic year. 

  • Weekend and evening travel for staff and camper recruitment. 


??Every team member at the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) plays an essential role in our mission to create a whole, just, and compassionate world. Our team is creative, thoughtful, and innovative. Each member of the team is empowered to make meaningful contributions to achieving our shared goals. Our diverse team is made up of individuals with different skills and backgrounds and every team member is willing to take risks as well as take action to develop and create big ideas for the future of the Reform Movement. While this position focuses on a particular area of work, every team member is a vital part of our overall success.   

?The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) provides vision and voice to build strong communities that, together, transform the way people connect to Judaism and change the world. We acknowledge that due to racism, ableism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression, that our communities are not whole until everyone experiences a sense of belonging within the Jewish community. As the largest Jewish movement in North America, we stand for a Judaism that is inclusive and reflective of a wide range of identities and accept the responsibility of dismantling oppression both inside and outside of our communities. Through camping, youth experiences, programs, information sharing, and networking opportunities, our over 850 congregations and 15 residential camps create opportunities for our communities to enhance their capacity to build and expand community, engage in meaningful and authentic Jewish life, deepen Jewish learning, energize worship, pursue social justice and develop inspired leadership. Together, our employees and stakeholders, are creating Reform Judaism of today.? 


Apply online and include a one-page cover letter along with your resume, outlining your skills and experience and how you meet the essential functions and qualifications of the position. We look forward to hearing from you!     

The URJ strives to be a welcoming and inclusive environment that acknowledges diversity as a critical strength. We promote strenuous policies and practices of equal opportunity and diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals including those of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations. The URJ encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+, and other often underrepresented groups.  

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