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Camp Director
JCC Greater Boston
333 Nahanton St
Newton, MA 02459

Principal Responsibilities:

Camp Kingswood, the residential summer camp of JCC Greater Boston is seeking a Camp Director either Full time or Part time (requirements will be adjusted) who will provide professional leadership, vision, and day-to-day operational management. Situated on one hundred acres on Woods Pond in southern Maine, Kingswood is a co-ed camp providing Jewish youth an unforgettable, fun summer where they experience the magic of camp. Campers develop their own independence, self-confidence, individual and team abilities while creating and nurturing lifelong friendships and strengthen their Jewish identities. Kingswood campers and staff create a fun, positive and diverse community where Jewish values and exciting activities in sports, outdoor/adventure, water sports and visual/performing arts are the core of the program.

The recent history of growth and retention in both the number of returning campers and staff have allowed us to increase our leadership team with this additional position.

Position Description:

The Director is responsible for camper recruitment, program development and implementation, hiring and supervising staff, building a vibrant Jewish community at camp for campers and staff, budget development and management, facility oversight, and planning for improvements and growth.

The Director is responsible for guiding Kingswood to the highest standards of excellence that will enable the camp to fulfill the JCC's mission:

The mission of the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston is to advance the aspirations of families and individuals to enrich their lives, bodies and spirits by providing the best in contemporary programs and experiences, informed by Jewish values, for today's Jews and the people in their lives.

Minimum Qualifications:

Essential functions:

Campers, staff & camp community: Develop and implement strategies for the recruitment of new campers and the retention of current campers including direct in-person outreach to prospective families; outreach and communication with interested parents through telephone contact, open houses, and camp fairs; collaboration with other JCC departments and the JCC day camps; and interface with other JCC and Jewish organization marketing opportunities

Develop and implement strategies for the recruitment, hiring, training and oversight of all camp staff. This will include planning and execution of staff training and development, as well as a comprehensive plan for evaluation to assure high performance and accountability. The Director will maintain oversight of all staff, including direct-reports as well as other summer staff members, to assure compliance with all policies regarding staff behavior, personnel policies, and other relevant standards.

The Director will be the primary liaison with parents of campers through the year and will be a positive and effective communicator on all issues regarding the campers and teens in their care. The Director should develop and implement methods for the maintenance of a strong camp community throughout the summer and off-season, and will coordinate effective programs for community engagement, including the special needs inclusion programs, and evaluation and customer service. Additionally, the Director will be responsible for the network of Kingswood alumni/ae in order to preserve and build their relationship to the camp, and will be an engaged member of the greater JCC and local Jewish communities.

Program: Develop and oversee the implementation of a vibrant camp program that fulfills the mission of the camp as a strong Jewish identity-building and community-building experience for campers and staff. The Director will ensure that Jewish values and culture are an integral and visible part of the daily life of camp and will oversee the implementation of innovative and traditional programs and activities consistent with the JCC's guidelines to meet the needs of all age groups.

Budget and administration: Create and manage the budget for Kingswood and provide regular budget projections, as required to meet growth goals.

The Director will hire and supervise administrative support staff and oversee such areas as camper registration, transportation, medical care, insurance, food service, purchasing, cabin placements, marketing content development and production and other related responsibilities. The Director will also assure that Kingswood meets state, local and ACA regulations on an annual basis, including ACA's accreditation process and state and local permitting processes, as required.

Facility: The Director will supervise the Kingswood Facilities Manager, and will thus oversee the annual maintenance and improvement of the grounds, buildings, and other physical plant operations.

Other functions:

Supervisory responsibilities:

Year round: Kingswood Assistant Director; Facilities Manager; Administrative support staff

Seasonal: All staff at camp

Education: BA in a human services field required, Masters in related field preferred.

Experience: Leadership and supervisory experience; camp experience; and experience working with children and adolescents required. Previous experience in Jewish overnight camp highly desirable.

Skills: Ability to supervise, motivate and manage campers and staff; exceptional "people skills" to establish and maintain relationships with the many constituencies involved with camp, including donors; and strong organizational abilities to oversee the planning and day-to-day operations of camp. Familiarity and comfort with Jewish values and traditions, and the ability to direct a Jewish informal educational community required.

Location: Summers are spent at camp in Bridgton, Maine; private living quarters are provided.

Off season, the Director will work in the Camping Services Department at the JCC in Newton, Massachusetts

Competitive salary is commensurate with experience and skill level.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to

Agency Information:

JCC of Greater Boston - located at 333 Nahanton St Newton, MA

Camp is located in Bridgton, Maine