Youth & Camp Director

Congregation B'nai Israel | Tustin, CA, United States

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Posted Date 6/14/2024

Position: Youth & Camp Director

Hours: 25 hours per week, with full-time hours during camp season

Salary: $23-25/hour and stipends for retreat weekends

Organization Overview: Congregation B’nai Israel (CBI) is an inclusive, welcoming Conservative synagogue renowned for its exemplary youth programs. Our vibrant USY chapter, recognized as a “Chapter of Excellence,” and Camp B’nai Ruach, a six-week summer day camp, are integral to our community.

Position Overview: CBI seeks a part-time Youth and Camp Director to build upon our thriving USY community and direct our summertime day camp, Camp B’nai Ruach. The ideal candidate will provide nurturing leadership to our youth while efficiently managing all operational aspects for program success.

Youth Director Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the USY Teen Board to plan and execute a dynamic year-round calendar of youth events, including regular programs (monthly Shabbat Club, twice a month USY events & board meeting, monthly machar/kadima event), annual retreats and special events (regional, holiday, etc).
  • Co-develop and manage the USY budget in coordination with professional and lay leaders.
  • Maintain clear communication channels with parents and teens, sending weekly newsletters and reminder texts as needed as well as serving as a liaison to regional and national USY.
  • Engage in recruitment and retention for CBI Youth Programs.
  • Provide monthly board reports and attend board meetings as required.
  • Participate in weekly synagogue staff meetings.

Camp Director Responsibilities

  • Plan Camp B’nai Ruach -- CBI’s six week summer day camp -- including responsibility for budgeting, staff hiring, camper recruitment/registration, and setting protocols for camper safety.
  • Direct camp during the summer, including supervising staff, supporting programming, and holding overall responsibility for ensuring smooth operations and participant well-being.
  • PT hours will likely increase in the lead up to camp to account for planning time, and position will be FT during the actual time of camp. 

Role Model and Code of Conduct:

  • Serve as a passionate and authentic Jewish role model and uphold Conservative Judaism values and practices in all interactions with youth.
  • Ensure the physical and emotional safety of all youth, maintaining appropriate boundaries and the highest degree of professionalism and integrity in all interactions with youth, parents, and the greater community.
  • Undergo a comprehensive background check prior to hiring and periodically thereafter.


  • Previous leadership experience in Jewish youth/experiential programming (USY, camp, etc)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to maintain nurturing, warm presence with youth and parents while upholding professional boundaries.
  • Strong project management, administrative, and budgeting skills.
  • Collaborative mindset, empowering youth to “take the reigns” and work effectively with volunteers, staff, and clergy.
  • Evening and weekend availability for programs and events.
  • Proficiency in social media, database/CRM, Microsoft suite

Application Process: Qualified candidates should submit a brief cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Thank you for your interest in joining our team at CBI!

Salary23.00 - 25.00 Hour
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Camp Director | Youth Groups Advisor
Part Time Categories
Summer Staff | Youth Advisor
Organization Type
Camps & Camping | Synagogue | Youth
Job Location
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