Program Director @ Camp Young Judaea Midwest

Program Director


Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, the Program Director is primarily responsible for setting and camp-wide program goals, and ensures that they are carried out in a safe and organized manner. The Program Director supervises the Israel Education Director, Jewish Education Director, and Fine Arts Coordinator, Sports Coordinator, Waterfront Director, and Ropes Course Director. The Program Director is expected to present themselves with integrity, act as a Dugma Ishit (personal example) in and outside of camp, and is committed to upholding the mission/vision of Camp Young Judaea Midwest.

Responsibilities | The Program Director is responsible for…
-Determining program standards, and collaborating with Israel and Jewish Education Directors in supporting staff as they plan, implement, and evaluate camp programs
-Supporting the Israel and Jewish Education Directors, Waterfront and Ropes Directors, and Fine Arts and Sports Coordinators to meet camp-wide programmatic goals focusing on Connected Judaism
-Building the camp program and activity schedule in collaboration with the Assistant Director
-Implementing chuggim (elective activities) sign-up process and assignment for campers
-Resolving issues of scheduling and logistics
-Serving as the creative force for all programming on camp
-Provide constructive feedback to staff about program planning and implementation
-Communicating proactively with camp leadership on key matters, including behavioral of campers
-Coordinating daily activity plans for all activity areas, using the CYJ Midwest Program Form
-Leading camp-wide activities through coordination of a va’adot (committees)
-Ensuring clean, orderly, and safe activity areas by developing, explaining, and enforcing instructions for all staff on the use of program supplies on camp
-Manage program staff in creation of supplies inventory, ordering materials, and end-of-summer cleanup
-Assist your staff with problems and questions, and support their needs
-Regularly evaluating performance of program department staff, following camp evaluation policy
-Manage camper attendance at all activities in collaboration with the Assistant Director
-Collaborate with the Assistant Director in building the Days Off and Shmirah (nightly on-duty) schedules
-Assist in the planning and implementation of staff training alongside the Assistant Director
-Teach and model proper behavior to tzevet (staff)
-Be a positive presence and an advocate for camp wide policy
-Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications | The ideal candidate is/has…
-Evidence of leadership skill and capacity
-Strong background leading and teaching creative activities in a youth development setting
-Strong background in coaching others in the implementation of creative activities
-Desire and ability to work with children and adults in a camp setting
-Ability to give & take constructive criticism
-A self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision
-Management skills, including the ability to lead, motivate, and counsel staff to maximize their skills
-A team player, and recognizes the importance of group success
-Comfortable managing and working alongside others who have different work styles
-Comfortable working with children who have different learning styles

Application Instructions

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Job Summary

  • Duration: contract
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  • Job Posted: 2021-01-22
  • Times this job has been viewed: 545 times
  • Job is posted for: 90 days
  • Job Categories: Advocacy
  • Organization Type: Camps & Camping, Youth
Job Location
Camp Young Judaea Midwest
E989 Stratton Lake Road
Waupaca , Wisconsin

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