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Assistant Director of Children and Camping
Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center
5601 S. Braeswood
Houston, TX 77096

Principal Responsibilities:

Job Summary

The Assistant Director of Children & Camping plays a role in the organization, administration, implementation, and evaluation of all J Camps. The Assistant Director of Children & Camping is responsible for assisting in training camp staff in their responsibilities; supervising staff and programs; counseling staff and campers, and ensuring camp is operating at its full potential. Between September and April, the Assistant Director of Children & Camping will work closely with the Camp Director to plan for the upcoming summer, hire summer staff, and plan and facilitate on-going J Camps programs (including Vacation & School Break Camps, J Camps Carnival, J Camps Registration Day, and similar special programs).


a. Work with J Camps Director to plan and implement all summer camp programs
b. Ability to think creatively about the overall J Camps program
c. Develop, implement and staff all Vacation Camps for the Children's Department.
d. Develop, implement and staff all School Holiday programs for school age children.
e. Coordinate all J Camps special events including Camp Carnival, Registration Day, and JCC events that have a "Camp" component (Jewish Festival, Open Houses, and more.)
f. Work with Camp Directors to plan and implement an amazing summer
g. Work with J Camps Director to plan and implement J Camps Staff Training
h. Work with the Teen Department to develop a CIT program that will train potential staff members
i. Work with Children & Camping Director to design and implement a camper care philosophy (including behavior challenges and campers with special needs).

a. Facilitate the interviewing, hiring, and ensuring correct ratios of staff for several J Camps
b. Work with marketing department to advertise for open J Camps leadership & staff positions
c. Manage Camp Minder (Camp Software)
d. Supervise and evaluate several Camp Directors to ensure an amazing summer
e. Communicate with parents when needed
f. Work with staff to handle behavioral issues when needed
g. Supervise & Facilitate the Staff Recognition Plan for the J Camps Summer staff
h. Plan & facilitate carpool
i. Help provide an atmosphere for good morale and well-being among the camp family

a. Participate in J Special events when necessary
b. Attend All Staff Meetings
c. Schedule to be Monday-Friday and adjusted accordingly to take off time during the week when work on a weekend is required (Saturday or Sunday)

Minimum Qualifications:

a. Bachelor's Degree Required
b. 2-3 years of Camp Leadership Experience
c. Previous experience with children ages Kindergarten through 6th grade
d. Organized and self-starter
e. Enthusiastic
f. Compassionate
g. Patient
h. Good communication skills
i. Proficient in word, excel, and other Microsoft programs
j. Ability to lift 15-20lbs and be on his/her feet for extended periods of time

Agency Information:

The Evelyn Rubenstein JCC is a non-profit charitable organization serving the Greater Houston community for over 70 years. When you step into the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC, you'll find a center filled with remarkable people, dedicated volunteers and a wide-array of year-round programs, activities and special events. At the J, we're committed to enriching the lives of our members and the community. The J has been a place where families and individuals come together for friendship, affiliation and socialization in a safe and welcoming environment.

Throughout our buildings, you'll find a committed staff working together to provide our members and guests with quality experiences, excellent service and a sense of belonging. At the J, we're a compassionate and inclusive organization whose membership is made up of different ages, lifestyles, ethnicities and levels of religious observance. Join us at the J and you can have positive impact on our members lives everyday. Join us and make a difference.