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Rentals and Retreat Manager
Mandel JCC of Cleveland
26001 S Woodland Rd
Beachwood, OH 44122

Principal Responsibilities:

The Mandel Jewish Community Center seeks applicants for its Rentals and Retreat Manager position at Camp Wise. Founded in 1907, Camp Wise is a 375 bed overnight camp located in Chardon Ohio with a reputation as one the premier Jewish resident camps in the country. The Rentals and Retreat Manager is part of the year-round professional camp management team that creates a vision for, designs, and implements the Camp Wise experience for campers, camper families, staff members, and alumni. The Retreat and Rentals Manager is responsible for the off-site and on-site management and operation of rental groups at Camp Wise. This position requires full time residence at Camp Wise during the summer months and while rental groups are at Camp Wise.

Essential Functions:

  • Understand the mission and goals of the Mandel JCC and Camp Wise.
  • Create and maintain a strong, positive Camp Wise presence in the communities served by the Mandel JCC for the purpose of attracting new rental business, retaining rental groups and meeting annual rental goals.
  • o Interact in a positive and professional manner with all staff members, rental groups and potential rental clients.

    o Participate as an active and positive member of the Mandel JCC staff team.

  • Responsible for all rental administrative duties including managing the calendar, contracts, billing, and room/food set-ups for groups. Send monthly reports to the Camp Director including number of participants, revenue, and profit for each group.
  • Supervise all on-site rental groups including food service, maintenance, and programming.
  • o Communicate with rental groups prior to arrival to discuss and assist with planning any programming needs.

    o Work closely with and communicate important information prior to and during rental dates to the Camp Director, Facilities Manager, and Food Service Manager to ensure requirements of rental groups are met.

  • Support all Camp Wise year-round retreat programs including: winter overnights, family camp and family fun day, womens weekend, Camp Chai, and alumni camp.
  • Communicate with the Camp Director to ensure smooth operation of the Retreat Center.
  • o Work with the Camp Wise Director to develop a yearly marketing plan. This includes implementing the marketing plan to existing groups as well as securing new business.

    o Work with the Camp Director to create the Retreat Center budget and assume responsibility for administering the budget.

    o Remain on-site for all rental groups including checking groups out of camp after stay.

  • Supervise hiring of non-summer part time rental staff.
  • Compile and assess pre, during, and post rental group feedback.
  • Summer Senior Management
  • o Manage camp visitors including visitor schedule and guided tours.

    o Assume a to-be-determined role on the summer program team.

    o As part of the summer senior management team, oversees the well-being and care of all campers and staff.

  • Attend professional development conferences and programs.
  • Perform any additional duties asked by the Camp Director.
  • Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelors degree in related field recreation, education, or hospitality.
  • 2-3 years prior experience in the field of camping or hospitality management.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Strong verbal and written communication, decision making, and problem solving skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.

  • Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to

    Agency Information:

    Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland builds and strengthens Cleveland's entire community by providing exceptional programs and services that enhance Jewish continuity and identity in four key program areas:

    1. Fitness, Wellness & Recreation

    2. Preschool/Early Childhood Education

    3. Camping - Day Camps & Camp Wise Overnight Camp

    4. Cultural Arts

    Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland connects and strengthens our Jewish community and the greater Cleveland community by providing exceptional programs and services in the following program areas: Fitness, Wellness and Recreation, Preschool/Early Childhood Education, Day Camps and Camp Wise overnight Camps, and Cultural Arts. Membership in this non-profit social service agency is open to all. Mandel JCC receives funding from the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, grants, donations and other public funding sources and has been serving the greater Cleveland community for more than 68 years.