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Youth and Teen Director
Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC
775 Talamini Rd
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Principal Responsibilities:

JCrew & Youth Activities/Vacation Camp Programs

Oversee all aspects of running an after school program and youth department, including but not limited to:


Youth Recruitment

Staffing and Training

Program Development and Oversight

Parent Communication

Vacation Camp Programs Development and Oversight

Youth Enrichment/Programs


Oversee all aspects of JCC teen programs including:

Planning and implementing teen programs.

Working with the teen board of directors and recruiting other teens to help plan as participant of a teen committee.

Recruitment/Marketing for teen programs

Overseeing all aspects of teen trips and programs including both recreational and educational programming.

Develop leadership programs for teens.

Facilitate teen involvement in JCC wide programs and activities, volunteering and sitting on committees.

Partner with other JCC departments who work with Teens to expand teens programming in their departments.

Work with Jewish Educator to connect teens to Jewish identity and Israel.

Keeping track of rosters, attendance, refunds, respond to phone calls in timely manner.

Maintain contact with other teen community groups (i.e. synagogues, schools, etc.).

Work collaboratively with Sports and Rec. Director on JCC Maccabi Games and JCC Artsfest along with Mini and Jr. Maccabi Games.

Birthday Parties/Life cycle Events

Oversee all aspects of coordinating birthday parties and life cycle events including but not limited to:

Develop New Party themes on a regular basis keeping up with what is popular.


Assist Families with making the day special.

Try to fill all dates/rooms on a weekly basis.

Hire and Train Party Staff.

Manage Party/Rental Budget.

Corporate Events

Develop a corporate event rental program.

Create a brochure with rental options.

Recruit/Outreach to local corporations, school, small businesses.

Develop relationships with caterers, supply vendors and entertainment providers.

Properly staff each event.

Train Rental Staff.


Work as part of the camp leadership team.

Attend Camp Meetings.

Work in camp, specific Unit Head Position TBD based on needs each summer.

Participate in interviews and train staff based on area.

Attend all camp orientations.

Work camp open houses.

Staff Development/Center Wide Programs

As with all professionals at the JCC, your roles and responsibilities will change over time and as a member of the JCC team, you will be expected to adapt as the JCC grows and develops. You are expected to perform other duties as assigned. In addition, you are expected to communicate in a positive and professional manner with members, board members, and staff. Additionally, you will be expected to attend JCC Staff Meetings, occasional Board of Directors Meetings, Committee Meetings and Center-wide events such as Purim Celebrations, Open Houses as deemed necessary during regular work hours and/or during evenings/weekends.

Minimum Qualifications:

Days: Tuesday - Saturday

Bachelor or equivalent required. Experience working with youth, teens, and after school programs preferred.

Agency Information:

The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC is a full-service agency which provides programs and services to the community, from pre-school through older adults, including early childhood education, school-age programming, special needs programming, teen services, adult and older adult programs, as well as day camp, summer pool club, health, fitness and recreation programs for all ages.The JCC also provides a variety of cultural arts programs and programs with significant Judaic content. The JCC is in its 19th year of operation. All indicators point to the success of the Center growing membership and membership retention, growing camp and early childhood programs, increased usage by adults and teens, and a growing senior program. Celebrating its 20th Anniversary this summer, Camp Ruach has proudly been providing meaningful and positive camp experiences for campers ages 2-14 and their families.