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Assistant Summer Camp Director

Company: Springfield JCC
Location: Springfield
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Program Summary

Open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with pre and post-camp extension options, the JCC Day Camps offer premium summer programs infused with Jewish values and culture from kindergarten through high school. Located on the Longmeadow/Springfield line, Camp JCC is easily accessible for CT and MA residents. Camp JCC is located on 20 acres of beautiful grounds with basketball and tennis courts, a playground, athletic fields, woods, a high and low ropes course, a zip line, a picnic grove, a pavilion, and more. Additionally, its air-conditioned indoor facility boasts rock climbing, a fitness center, a stage, an arts and crafts studio, and more. With the encouragement and guidance of our highly-skilled staff, campers participate in programs and activities that have been designed to foster learning, growth, creativity, teamwork, and above all, safe fun. Instruction from our arts and crafts, music, nature, ropes course, and sports specialists will help them discover their hidden talents. Whether making new friends or developing new skills, JCC campers will experience their best summer ever!

Position Summary

Pre Camp:

During the period leading up to camp the responsibilities of the Assistant Director will be 8-10 hours per week, including but not limited to the following:

  • Screening and interviewing potential camp staff
  • Aiding in the planning of camp and camp activities as seen fit by the Camp and Youth Director During Camp:

    During the summer the Assistant Director will become a full-time employee (40 hours per week) with additional hours available depending on the needs of the camp and successful applicant
    • Helping with the day-to-day running of the camp
    • Help counselors deal with camper behavioral issues
    • Ensure that campers' needs are being met
    • Aiding in the planning and implementation of camp and camp activities as seen fit by the Camp and Youth Director
    • Other duties as assigned Requirements
      • Applicants should have a minimum of 3 years of experience working with children in a structured setting. Prior experience in summer camps is preferred.
      • Must have strong behavior management skills
      • Must be highly adaptable to the changing needs of campers throughout the summer
      • Must enjoy working with children and be active as well as adaptable to change
      • Must be able to ask for help when needed and accept constructive criticism
      • Applicants must be prepared to work in a professional environment and must be dependable.
      • Must show strong leadership skills, enjoy working in a team setting, and have the desire to build relationships with children, parents, peers, and co-workers.
      • Must be a team player and a strong communicator.
      • Must be at least 21 years old

        Pay Scale

        Payscale is dependent on the successful applicant's prior experience, and tenure with the J.

Keywords: Springfield JCC, Springfield , Assistant Summer Camp Director, Executive , Springfield, Massachusetts

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