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Camp Director
Peninsula JCC
800 Foster City Blvd
Foster City, CA 94404

Principal Responsibilities:

The Peninsula Jewish Community Center (PJCC) Camp Keff has been providing outstanding summer, fall, winter and spring programs for youth from Age 2 - Grade 12 for decades. We provide a safe and nurturing environment where youth & teens can play and grow. Hundreds of campers attend our programs each year! Our signature camp programs are two week sessions that include swimming, arts, Jewish culture, sports, field trips, and overnights. In addition, we have one week camps in two formats, Mix and Match and Adventure Camps that are focused on one or two themes a week. Camp Keff is proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association.

Summary: The Camp Director will work collaboratively with youth, parents, volunteers, PJCC staff and other Jewish and civic agencies to provide, enhance, and expand camp opportunities for youth at the PJCC. The Camp Director is responsible for the coordination, program development, budget management and execution of Camp Keff programs, including the hiring, training, and management of seasonal camp staff. The Camp Director oversees all Camp Keff programming for grades K-12. The Camp Director coordinates Camp Keff Family Events and assists with PJCC Teen and Youth and Family programs as needed. The Camp Director is responsible for the coordination of all Camp Keff marketing and promotional materials, including online and print, for all Camp Keff programs, Preschool  Grade 12.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:


Education/Experience - Bachelor's degree (B. A. or B.S.) from four-year college or university; and three+ years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience; a minimum of 2 years' experience in program management with experience maintaining budgets, supervising staff and coordinating, promoting, and evaluating large events. Strong organizational skills and experience with detail-oriented tasks required. The Camp Director must be able to build excellent rapport with youth, parents and staff. Has the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with a broad spectrum of staff, volunteers and program participants. Experience working in a Jewish Community Center, Jewish camp environment, and knowledge of Jewish culture is a plus.

Computer Skills - To perform this job successfully, an individual must have a strong working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook). Experience with Salesforce CRMs and/or the ability to learn registration database software required. Experience with email marketing such as MailChimp or HubSpot, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Wordpress website management preferred.

Certificates and Licenses - Adult and Child CPR and First Aid certification required. Wilderness First Aid/First Responder a plus.

Class B Drivers License with passenger endorsement and youth bus certificate or ability to obtain certification.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Problem Solving and Interpersonal Skills - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Communication - Verbal, non-verbal, and written communications are required. Appropriate language, tone, and demeanor are to be used at all times. Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills (public speaking); Participates in meetings. Writes clearly and informatively; Written pieces must be written creatively, efficiently and free of grammatical and factual errors. Adjusting language and tone based on the target audience. Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Leadership /Professionalism- Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Inspires respect and trust; Accepts feedback from others; Provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates; Gives appropriate recognition to others; Displays passion and optimism; Mobilizes others to fulfill the vision.

Customer Service  Exceeds the expectations (WOW Customer Service)of all customers or potential customers; Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Agency Information:

Welcoming with joy people of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds, our innovative Center provides programs and services designed to meet the needs of everyone from infants to seniors.

Come work out in our 50,000 square foot Byer Athletic Center; take a class at our Koret Learning Center; create a lifetime of memories for your children at our award-winning preschool or at Camp Keff.

At the PJCC we believe in a 'Wellness Your Way' approach to overall wellness. Wellness Your Way is an integrated approach to help youth and adults of all ages experience greater well-being by helping you identify your own, unique wellness formula and create a plan to put that formula to work in your life.

Your personal wellness formula serves your whole life, and it is unique to you. Your formula includes Nourish, Move and Engage activities that are the building blocks of a life well-lived.