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Summer Camp Site Director
Sidney Albert Albany JCC
340 Whitehall Rd
Albany, NY 12208

Principal Responsibilities:

The Albany JCC is seeking qualified candidates, with 2 year childcare experience with Pre-K, School Age, or Teens, and 2 years Supervisory Experience to oversee operations of one of our JCC Summer Camp programs. Camp runs from July to late August with June Orientation dates and post camp cleanup/reporting. Candidates must be at least 21 years old with a Bachelor's Degree in Education, P.E., Recreation, or similar degree. Looking for highly creative candidates who can motivate staff and children with fun planned activities and enrichments over the summer weeks. Pre-Camp meetings and assistance with Staff Interviews required. CPR and Advanced 1st Aid training required.

Submit resumes and three letters of reference

Minimum Qualifications:


Work with Director of Youth Services in planning and supervising activities for camp groups. Assists Director of Youth Services in hiring camp counselors and specialists. Help campers acquire new or improved program skills. Attend all scheduled conferences, training's and meetings during camp and/or after regular daily camp hours. Assume tasks in a mature manner and work with campers in a warm and sensitive way, following Camp program schedule. Serve as a backup staff for early care/late care/staff breaks when needed. Assist Director of Youth Services with planning & leading orientation for all staff members. Plan weekly activities and themes before the summer begins. Develop routines, schedules, and procedures for camp operation. Ensure daily activities are running smoothly. Organize and assist in drop off/pick up procedures. Plan and run weekly staff meetings, as well as staff training throughout the summer. Assist in the cleaning and care of the facilities and kitchen. Monitor safety and all procedures as they pertain to the complete supervision of all campers and staff. Supervise and evaluate all specialists & counselors, formal evaluations twice during the camp season. Assist Director of Youth Services with organizing and supervising rainy day activities, field trips, and overnight trips. Plan 2 to 4 rainy day activities ahead of time. Help provide an atmosphere for developing good morale and well-being among the camp family. Assign staff to activities and other responsibilities, including afternoon choice activities. Collect Specialist's plans each Monday morning for the week. Supervise, coach and mentor all staff members. Hold weekly discussion sessions with counselors and specialists to discuss any needed changes within the camp structure. Acts as principal contact for Director of Youth Services, including carrying the Program cell phone. Complete a daily report for camp. Bring any concerns about campers and staff to Director of Youth Services. Communicates with parents about special concerns or situations as needed. Assist with inventory of equipment at beginning and end of summer. Prepare an evaluation and summary of current camp season.

Office/Technical Responsibilities

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Current CPR and first aid certification required. Must be at least 21 year old

Education and Experience:

Relevant college education in regard to subject matter. Previous camp experience. Previous supervisory experience preferred.

Working Environment:

Able to work outdoors, in and around a lake, and at offsite locations for field trips that occur indoors and outdoors, overnight camping locations, etc. Assist Director of Youth Services with inspection of camp program area and equipment for safety concerns. Physical Demands: Must be able to be outdoors during the majority of camp hours. Will include moving/lifting camp equipment, etc. Driving camp rental vans in a safe manner according to NYS law.

Agency Information:

Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center

340 Whitehall Road Albany, NY 12208