Assistant Day Camp Director

JCC Chicago | Northbrook, IL, United States

Posted Date 11/11/2021
Description

The Assistant Director is responsible for working with the Director, ‘Z’ Frank Apachi on all planning, implementation, and oversight of all areas of camp. They will serve as a leader within the Agency by developing relationships with colleagues, community members, lay leaders and families.

Leadership & Strategy

  • Partner with Director to create and implement a forward-thinking vision for year-round recruitment of families, campers and staff for ‘Z’ Frank Apachi Day Camp
  • Work with Director to maintain and grow JCC’s reputation as a leader in the day camping industry

Programming

  • Develop specialties and elective programming for ‘Z’ Frank Apachi
  • In collaboration with the Director, create daily/weekly/monthly schedules for ‘Z’ Frank Apachi
  • Develop curriculum and activity kits for non-specialist led activities
  • Work with camp leadership teams on special events and theme day programming 
  • Book field trips and coordinate  transportation
  • Support Director in maintaining vendor relationships
  • Manage program supplies and inventory 
  • Be actively engaged with agency colleagues in the planning and implementation of year-round family engagement activities for ‘Z’ Frank Apachi

Building of Team

  • Assist Director in staff recruitment and hiring processes, including interviewing, hiring, and training counselors and specialty staff
  • Assist Director in year-round staff engagement
  • Work with Director in developing and facilitating staff training and orientation schedule
  • Collaborate with the suburban camp team in creating robust programming and experiences for the community
  • Work with the Director in developing and facilitating administrative staff meetings
  • Communicate clear goals and expectations for all camp staff; provide informal feedback throughout the summer and formal evaluation at end of the summer

Customer Relationships

  • Maintain consistent contact with camp parents; answer questions, provide proactive communication and ensure customers know avenues available to them to provide feedback
  • Communicate with parents to solve any issues related to campers, registration and paperwork
  • Actively pursue an understanding of all JCC programs to steward families through Agency offerings
  • Actively pursue and manage site rentals in partnership with Director

Partnerships (Internal & External)

  • Build successful partnerships and synergy with Agency operations and program staff to support programs and serve as a strong partner
  • Build partnerships and relationships with a variety of local vendors, venues and partner agencies
  • Engage with ‘Z’ Frank Apachi community members throughout the year

Administration

  • Oversee distribution of supplies for programs
  • Learn and become proficient in the Agency databases, including CampMinder and UKG
  • Act as a knowledge base for programs and be able to cross-sell/up-sell programs across departments
Education Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Recreation or related preferred
 
Previous Experience:
  • 4+ years previous leadership and supervisory experience in a camping environment; day camping experience highly preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Jewish culture and values with previous Jewish programming experience preferred
  • Demonstrated success building new and expanding upon existing program areas that lead to customer engagement and meeting of business goals
  • Experience using social media tools on behalf of organization helpful
 
Other Requirements:
  • Ability to demonstrate and lead with JCC Chicago’s Four Core Values: Self-Leadership and Accountability, Creativity and Innovation, Teamwork and Collaboration, and Customer Service.
  • High level of proficiency using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word), databases with the ability to learn other systems as necessary
  • Highly developed verbal and written communications, conflict management, listening and decision-making skills
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license for at least 24 months, proof of insurance (with a minimum $250,000 liability)
  • Ability and willingness to travel to various JCC locations, as needed
  • JCC Chicago has a vaccination policy in place, and all candidates who are hired must either be vaccinated, start the vaccination process within their first two weeks of employment, or request a medical or religious exemption with HR within their first two weeks of their employment.

 

Salary60000.00 Annual
Duration
Full Time
Categories
Assistant Director
Organization Type
Community Centers
Benefits
401(k) or 403(b) plans | dental | FSA | Life Insurance | medical | Paid Holidays | paid vacation | parental leave | sick leave | vision
Job Location
US

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