Summer of Fun…A Lifetime of Memories
At Camp Stein, you will be part of something special!
Camp Daisy and Harry Stein is located in the Prescott National Forest, just two hours north of Phoenix, Arizona, and is owned and operated by Congregation Beth Israel (CBI), a reform congregation in Scottsdale, Arizona. The camp was initially established in 1975 as “Camp Charles Pearlstein.” In 2012 CBI received a significant financial gift to strengthen our future for generations to come. With gratitude and deep respect for this gift, the camp's name was changed to Camp Daisy and Harry Stein ("CDHS”). CDHS operates similarly to other synagogue-owned centers throughout North America. Our structure presents a unique opportunity for our Camp Director and camp community to create unlimited opportunities for holistic programming, community building, and Jewish engagement.
The Director of CBIs Camp Daisy and Harry Stein ("Director”) is supported by, and is responsible for supervising, four full-time staff: Associate Director, Business and Retreat manager, Facility Operations Manager, Facility Kitchen and Housekeeping Manager, as well 80-90 summer staff. CDHS engages, educates, and entertains approximately 500 summer campers during 1, 2, and 4-week sessions, totaling about 1,100 camper weeks, along with congregants, parents, families, and students at various year-round CBI weekend retreats.
The Director is integral to CBI's vision of creating an inclusive, warm, and inviting community; part of a team with the Rabbis, Cantor, and other CBI Staff in sustaining and expanding our distinctive youth culture at CBI. To this end, the Director's job description, much like that of all CBI Senior Staff, must be open and flexible to the growing needs of our community. The Director will report to the Chief Communal and Executive Officer for all administrative and business operations of the camp and the Rabbi / Executive Educator for the programmatic components of the camp.
- Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to assess situations quickly, make critical decisions, and manage stress in a fast-paced environment.
- Strong organizational, management, and collaboration skills
- A strong sense of self and a high level of emotional maturity
- Agility with multi-tasking, managing multiple projects, and attention to detail
- A reliable individual who can work independently but also as part of a team, committed to customer service
- Comfort working in a camp and synagogue community comprised of many members
- Collaborate with other senior team members, clergy, and full-time camp staff in creating and implementing strategies, innovations, and methods for enriching the camp's programs and year-round presence in the lives of our campers and staff.
- Be a Leader. The Director will set the tone for camp 'ruach’, spirit, and Big Jewish Fun. The Director will be a creator of camp culture and a role model for campers and staff alike.
- Be a Learner. The Director will be encouraged to enhance their vision for the camp by developing their Jewish knowledge, skills/talents, and passions.
- Be an Educator. The Director should see themself as a teacher and exemplar of Jewish living, menshlikite, and positive social relationships with campers, staff, parents, and members of the CBI community.
Camping and Congregational Responsibility:
- Oversee all camp staffing, camper recruiting, training, and programming.
- Serve as Resident Director during the camp season May 15th – July 30th (approximately).
- Supervise camp full-time staff and summer supervisory staff (Admin).
- Oversee all aspects of the camp, assuring the safety of all campers and staff members, including but not limited to safety programs, crisis management, and emergency procedures.
- Work with CBI's clergy team and educators in creating innovative Judaic programming and Jewish rituals at camp.
- Promote, develop, and create year-round programming to generate enthusiasm and engagement of campers, staff, and parents. Foster core Jewish values clearly articulated to staff, campers, families, alums, and community members.
- Maintain relationships with "outside" organizations such as Foundation for Jewish Camp, Jamp180, AIJC, and online staffing agencies nationally and internationally.
- Along with full-time camp staff, assist with and be present at congregational retreats, including family retreats and religious school functions.
- Oversee annual activities of CDHS' alumni organization to achieve the volunteerism and fundraising potential of the alum group.
- Work closely with CBI's CCEO in creating and managing the CDHS budget to ensure all revenue and profit goals are met.
- Work closely with CBI's CCEO in creating and managing a long-term and annual facility maintenance and reserve plan.
- Create year-round revenue generation for the camp property, including weekday rentals, programs, and weekend retreats.
- Seek out and prepare submissions for grants and/or proposals for monetary grants from appropriate institutions outside of CBI.
- Assist in fundraising for a capital campaign and a CDHS endowment in coordination with the chairperson of the CBI Endowment Fund for the Second Century.
Marketing and Communications:
- Collaborate with CBI Marketing Director to develop innovative marketing programs
- Oversee all marketing-related information for CDHS, including website, social media, and marketing materials (i.e., brochures, registration packets, video. etc.)
- Oversee the certification process of the American Camping Association.
- Maintain all necessary permits to operate a residential camp facility in Arizona.
- Collaborate with CBI staff and the Board of Directors in developing a long-term strategic plan, including expanding and refurbishing the CDHS facilities.
- Nurture and grow the Camp Committee of lay leaders, including a strong Alumni network. The Director will support the Camp Committee by the bylaws of CBI as overseen by the President of the Board of Directors and their appointed chairperson.
Hours: Full Time
- Year-Round: in Scottsdale Monday-Friday.
- Summer: on-site at Camp Stein for ten to twelve weeks, mid-May through July/August.
- Minimum BA from an accredited college or university
- Extensive experience in working with children and camping. Demonstrable experience as a professional staff member at a residential summer camp or similar experience.
- Ability to hire, train, and oversee camp employees and ensure the camper and staff's wellbeing.
- A passion and commitment to Jewish values and Reform Jewish practice.
- Experience in administration, including financial and personnel management.