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Mavar Unit Head
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
411 E. Clinton Ave.
Tenafly, NJ 07670

Principal Responsibilities:

Neil Klatskin Summer Camps in Tenafly, New Jersey is looking for a Unit Head for our Camp Mavar program for 3 year old campers.
Attend monthly planning meetings from January-June.
Welcome & Introduction phone calls to parents.
Assist in grouping, staffing, and scheduling.
Work together with the leadership team to plan, lead, and attend camp staff training.
Attend and oversee Unit Camp Family Meet & Greet on Sunday, June 23rd.
Supervise, lead, and build relationships with camp staff of 10-15 counselors.
Monitor Activities and relationships between staff, specialists, campers, and parents.
Communicate with families through newsletters, phone calls, or emails following a camp communication timeline.
Monitor counselor and camper assignments for each day.
Plan and facilitate weekly staff meetings.
Formally evaluate unit staff at least twice a season, conducting other evaluations as necessary.
Check in with Junior Camp Program Director daily.
Supervise arrival and dismissal of campers.
Work with Program Manager to plan Unit focused special event.
Evaluate season and share suggestions for the following season.
Other Duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience working with preschool age children
Previous camp experience
Desire and ability to work with children and adults in camp setting
Ability and experience in supervising staff and campers
Current CPR and first aid certifications
Must be available to work June 24-August 16, 7:30 am- 5:00 pm as well as the following:
oOnce a month January-April 2024 and twice a month May-June 2024
oOpen House (2/11/24 & April TBD), Staff Orientation (6/9, 6/10, 6/17, 6/18), Staff meetings (once per week during camp), Interactive Nights and additional programs as needed prior to and during camp.
Please send resumes to: Melissa Peters, Director, Camp & Youth Engagement,
It is the policy of this institution to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or status within any other protected group.


Under $25,000

Agency Information:

Kaplen JCC On The Palisades is a welcoming home away from home for all who pass through its front doors. Our 185,000 square foot building plus acres of outside grounds feature 2 fitness centers, an indoor and outdoor aquatics center, group exercise, spin and pilates studios, 2 gymnasiums, tennis and racquet courts, indoor track, a luxurious spa, multiple playgrounds and fields and so much more. The JCC is home to the renowned Thurnauer School of Music, Leonard and Syril Rubin Nursery School, Neil Klatskin Day Camp, and the JCC Dance and Drama Schools. The JCC is also proud to offer extensive, high quality programs and services to adults of all ages, as well as to seniors and individuals with special needs.


Our vision is to be the center point of Jewish life in our community and to engage all generations in our mission and values.

Deeply rooted in Jewish values and tradition, the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is a vibrant home for the Jewish People that welcomes all and cultivates the social, intellectual, physical and spiritual well-being of the entire community.


We are committed to demonstrating the following values and ask respect for these values from those with whom we interact:

TIKKUN OLAM (repairing the world)