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Division Leader / Head Counselor - Summer 2018
JCC Maccabi Sports Camp
601 14th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118

Principal Responsibilities:

Division Leaders are responsible for the wellbeing of all campers in a particular age
group/groups (division) and act as the supervisor of camp residential life for that group of
campers and staff members. Division Leaders work closely with the Director and Assistant
Director to ensure positive resolution for any and all camper or counselor issues that may arise.
This position requires a person with a variety of skills and the ability to transition from one
situation to another quickly and intuitively while showing compassion and empathy for campers
and counselors. Division Leaders are involved in all elements of camp programming but their
primary focus is on camper care - making sure that all campers are happy, healthy, forming
social connections, and improving in their Core Sport. While this position does not have direct
programmatic oversight or responsibilities, they will be involved in all elements of daily camp

It is essential that Division Leaders be compassionate and patient, and should have extensive
experience working with children. Experience at a Jewish residential camp is strongly preferred.
Working at an overnight camp is demanding and unpredictable, and all staff should have a high
level of flexibility, a strong work ethic, and a desire to live in an immersive community.
This position requires an 8-week commitment, June 5, 2018 - July 30, 2018. This is a seasonal,
temporary salaried position. Food, lodging, camp gear, comprehensive staff training, and days

off are included as part of compensation package.

 Serve as the leader of a Division of campers and staff, supporting counselors with camper care issues, including but not limited to: behavior management, interpersonal disputes, homesickness, and hygiene
 Work closely with Camp Director and Assistant Director as well as camp counselors, to understand and resolve all camper issues
 Provide direct supervision of counselors by being present in the dorms during bedtime, rest hour, shower time, and other "downtimes"
 Live in the dormitory with campers and counselors, eating meals in the dining hall with camp community
 Manage camper laundry service, cabin clean-up, and ensure that campers maintain the necessary level of cleanliness and hygiene
 Serve as a positive role model and mentor to campers and counselors, adhering to camp values
 Supervise counselors in a particular Division and provide them with feedback and support as necessary

Minimum Qualifications:

-Substantial experience working with children ages 9-17 years of age
-Caring, empathetic, patient, hard working, diligent, intuitive
-Prior experience at overnight camp is essential, preferably as a counselor, unit head, or other position working directly with campers and counselors
-Strong communication skills and comfortable communicating about children's needs and/or issues
-Ability to work as both part of a team and independently, manage projects and team members
-Must be at least 21 years old and/or college graduate or have commensurate professional experience
-Appropriate level of physical fitness for working in a sports camp
-Interest in working hard, serving as a role model, and positively impacting the lives of campers
-Preferred experience in education, social work, child development, psychology or related field

Agency Information:

JCC Maccabi Sports Camp is an overnight specialty camp with programs in basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, volleyball, girls lacrosse, boys lacrosse, dance, flag football and tennis for athletes entering grades 3-11. Our 2-week sessions combine high-level specialized sports instruction with the fun, friendship, and community of a traditional overnight camp.

Camp is located on the beautiful campus of Menlo College, a private undergraduate school in Atherton, CA, approximately 30 miles south of San Francisco.

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