Associate Director of Camping Services

Jewish Community Center of Dallas | Dallas, TX, United States

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Posted Date 10/12/2023

Camp Chai AssociateAssociate Director will help the Director of Camping Services with the planning and day-to-day operations of Camp Chai. He or she will be a positive role model, flexible, and have a positive attitude throughout each day. The Associate Director will train and supervise Unit Heads, Sr. Counselors and Jr. Counselors and will report to the Director of Camping Services. The Associate Director will create programs for camp including daily schedules, special days, field trips and overnights. The Associate Director will supervise the Youth & Teen Director with the Club J after-school program, assist with additional youth enrichment programs, family programs and teen specific programs throughout the school year. This position is a full time, benefit level, exempt position. The Jewish Community Center is an EOE (equal opportunity employer).



· Supervise the Youth & Teen Director

· Help supervise students and part-time staff during the Club J after-school program.

· Assist Youth, Teen & Club J Director to create a routine of programs for students to participate in during Club J after-school program

· Assist Youth, Teen & Club J Director to create new enrichment programs for all youth to participate in during after school hours

· Assist in the recruitment, interviewing and hiring of Club J staff

· Assist in the creating and execution of all Club J break programs including Pre and Post Camp, Schools Day out, Thanksgiving Camp, Winter Break Camp, Spring Break Camp and Passover Break Camp

· Create and execute new Saturday evening Sunday Youth Programs at the JCC

· Assist in JCC Family Engagement Programs

· Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor(s)



· Assist in the recruitment, interviewing and hiring of camp staff

· Assist in the planning and execution of the staff training week

· Develop and run the CIT (Counselor in Training) Program

· Assist in the recruitment of campers.

· Develop relationships with returning and new camp families throughout the entire year including meeting with parents about their individual camp questions.

· Assist in the creation of the daily programming schedule

· Assist in the creation of the summer calendar including field trips, theme days, special events and special guests

· Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor(s)


· Protect the health and safety (emotional and physical) of all campers while at camp and on any trips

· Provide experiences that promote individual and group growth

· Serve as a role model for young children while emphasizing Jewish values

· Create and supervise three week Community Service Camp for Teens

· Supervise Unit Heads and Camp Specialists

· Supervise Jr. and Sr. Counselors

· Coordinate parent communications with Director of Camping Services and Camp Administrative Assistant

· Coordinate with Program Director for schedules and activities

· Assist in curation of camp culture that reflects the ruach (spirit) of Camp Chai including, opening, closing and shabbat.

· Create and train counselors on programs they can run for their individual tribes.

· Coordinate with specialists on their programs, roles in different programs, and on camp calendar.

· Assist with special programs, problem solving and other duties

· Assist counselors with new hire paperwork when necessary

· Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor(s)



· Undergraduate Degree

· Minimum 5 years of camping experience or five years of equivalent experience

· Ability to cooperate with others

· Ability to supervise staff

· Ability to supervise campers

· Strong interpersonal skills

· Ability to carry-out daily and special programs

· Experience working with children

· Demonstrates an energetic and positive attitude

· Be dependable and have excellent communication skills

· Professional in appearance, manner and tone

· Possess an attitude that makes for harmonious cooperation with campers, parents, and other staff

· Good computer skills including Microsoft Office


It is expected the Camp Chai Associate Director will be a team player as part of the JCC Camp Staff. He/she is expected to be aware of the JCC Mission Statement and work within the frameworks of that mission. Responsibilities of the job may be changed as the needs of the JCC and/or community change.

Salary65,000.00 - 75,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Camp Director
Organization Type
Community Centers
Retirement Plans | Dental | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Sick Days | Vision
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