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Camp, Youth, and Family FUN Coordinator
Katie and Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center
306 Flora Drive
Columbia, SC 29223

Principal Responsibilities:

The Camp, Youth, and Family Coordinator will be an integral part of the Katie and Irwin Kahn JCC programming team. The primary responsibilities for this role include planning and executing summer day camp, school break camps, and "day off" single day camps. Additionally, this position will bring creativity and energy to creating family and youth programs throughout the year. This is a manager level, exempt position and is not eligible for overtime. This position reports directly to the Director of Culture and Development.

Specific Responsibilities:

Assume the leadership position of all camps that occur at the Kahn JCC

Be a visionary and creative partner to plan, execute, and grow our current camp model, and bring that same energy to developing other programming at the JCC

Recruit, interview, hire, and train camp staff

Manage budget, purchasing, and inventory of camp supplies

Work with 3rd party camp registration company to open and collect registration information

Promote a positive camp environment for staff and campers

Manage advertising, marketing, and promoting camp, in consultation with the Marketing Director as well as manage camp and program related communications between all stakeholders

Troubleshoot operational issues, resolve conflicts, and be on-site during all camp hours to lead and support camp team.

Plan and implement family and youth programs throughout the school year to engage members and non-members through varied types of activities.

Work collaboratively and creatively on resource development like grants and fundraising to grow and enhance the camp, youth, and family programs.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree. A degree in education, recreation or another related field is highly desirable.

Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

Experience with program management and implementation

Strong critical and creative thinking skills as well as strong problem solving ability

Ability to hire, train, and supervise staff

Mature disposition, creative, outgoing and energetic personality, with a desire to be an active team player.

Highly organized, attentive to detail and able to work independently, a self-starter

Comfortable learning new information systems

Experience in youth and camp programs as a staff member

Ability to work evenings and weekends, and overnights as needed

Knowledge and understanding of issues of youth growth and development

Knowledge of Jewish Holidays and customs and a background in informal Jewish education is a plus.

Sense of humor and serious interest in creating joyful and enriching experiences for youth.


$25,000 - $35,000

Agency Information:

The Katie and Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center (JCC) is a friendly, welcoming, and inclusive community center in the Northeast area of Columbia, South Carolina. The mission of the JCC is to enhance the quality of life by providing comprehensive programs based on Jewish values, traditions, heritage, and culture. The JCC aims to promote unity through social, recreational, athletic, educational, and cultural programs, enriching and uniting the Jewish community and the community as a whole.

The JCC hosts a range of programs for people of all backgrounds, ages, and affiliation. Programs and special events for individuals and every family member include fitness, sports and recreational leagues, aquatics, summer camp, Jewish life, adult and senior activities, and community and member events.