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Assistant Director, Camp Achva
JCC of Northern Virginia
8900 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA 22031

Principal Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Staff Management

  • Recruiting, interviewing, and coordinating staff for the summer and for Vacation Day Programs (VDP's), including managing employment procedures, and daily supervision.
  • Leading in the creation and implementation of staff training, manuals, and orientations for Camp Achva.
  • Supervising Unit Leaders and ensuring a high-quality of camper and staff management throughout the summer.

  • Camp Achva

    Researching and developing best practices for camp to implement throughout each summer, including current theories in child development, relevant Jewish themes and values, and soft skills.

  • Assisting to maintain, and becoming proficient in camp's database (CampSite).
  • Managing and staying up-to-date with camp social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram).
  • Assisting in promoting Camp Achva's mission and vision through marketing opportunities and community outreach, including camp fairs and site visits.
  • Attending and participating in camp professional development opportunities, including seminars and conferences through the year.

  • VDP's & BASE

  • Creating and leading Vacation Day Program's (VDP's) during the school year, including programming, scheduling, and staff coordination.
  • Assisting in planning trips and managing entertainment vendors for VDP's, as well as camp.
  • Assisting the BASE Coordinator in the oversight and operation of the afterschool program (BASE), including daily programming, child, and staff management.
  • Minimum Qualifications:


    The ideal candidate will be able to:

    o Communicate, establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with children, young adults, families, and staff.
    o Act as an assistant to the Camp Director in all daily functions.
    o Work in a fast-paced work setting both independently and as part of a team.
    o Effectively develop program curricula for youth and teens.
    o Make responsible decisions and respond calmly in stressful situations.

    The ideal candidate will:

    o Have had 3+ years' experience working with children in a comparable capacity
    o Have had 1-3+ years' experience supervising staff
    o Possess strong customer service and supervisory skills
    o Hold a Bachelor's Degree
    o Have a valid Driver's License
    o Successfully pass a background check with fingerprinting
    o Knowledge of Jewish community a plus

    Agency Information:

    The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia is seeking an emerging camp professional to serve as the Assistant Director of JCCNV's Camp Achva. This is a full-time, year-round position for someone that is energetic, creative, and aspires to pursue a career in camping. The ideal candidate will possess a passion for excellence, hold a strong work ethic, and can serve as a strong, positive role model for children and staff.