URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy, a residential summer camp located in the Boston area, seeks an experienced Jewish camping and youth professional with a strong interest in science and technology to serve as its first Assistant Director. The camp, which is part of the Union for Reform Judaism's camping system serving over 9,000 children each summer, will open in the summer of 2014. This is a full-time, year-round position, which offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.
The Assistant Director will work in the Northeast
(preferably Boston, but flexible) and live and work at camp for approximately eight
weeks in the summer. The camp is located on the campus of The Governors
Academy boarding school in Byfield, Massachusetts, about 30 miles north of
Boston. The assistant director should expect to travel regularly as a
representative of the camp, including trips to national and regional URJ
events, professional development conferences, and recruiting trips for both
staff and campers. Some travel will be on weekends.
Camper recruitment: Visit
synagogues, camp fairs, conventions, events, and family homes. Assist with
registration and sales process.
Staff recruitment: Assist
with recruiting, interviewing and hiring summer staff members.
online marketing campaigns via our website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, and
other social media outlets. Prepare regular e-mail newsletters. Identify
advertising opportunities in both print and digital media.
Off-season programming: Design
and execute one-time programs to help with camper recruitment and
retention. This could include program demonstrations at recruitment
events, and camper reunions.
Summer preparation: Assist
in preparing staff training program, camper programs, and coordinating
logistics for the camp season.
with administrative tasks as needed, and manage the camp office in the
Staff training: Assist in
developing and executing the pre-camp staff orientation program, as well
as the staff evaluation system.
Supervise seasonal staff as assigned by the director. This could include
general counseling staff, administrative staff, and/or program staff.
Conduct additional meetings, trainings and evaluations as necessary.
Program supervision: Assist
in designing and executing non-specialty programmatic elements, including:
evening activities, special programming days (such as Israel Day or Maccabiah),
field trips, Judaic and Shabbat programs.
camper and staff arrivals and departures, including airport pick-ups and
drop-offs. Oversee parent communications, website and social media.
Supervise other administrative areas as assigned. Manage all camp
operations if director is off property.
Formal education (college
degree) and/or work experience in both a field relating to Jewish camping or
education (including but not limited to education/non-profit management/Jewish
studies/social work/recreation), and a field relating to science and
2+ years of professional experience
in Jewish camp leadership/management as well as informal education and youth work.
Strong knowledge of the
North American Jewish community, the Reform movement, the State of Israel,
and Jewish history, traditions and customs.
Highly proficient with
standard office software and various online media platforms. Working
knowledge of database systems.
Excellent public speaking
and salesmanship; ability to communicate clearly and concisely to both
children and parents. Superior writing and communications skills are
Enthusiasm, sense of
Ability to work as both
part of a team and independently, and manage projects and team members.
Demonstrated ability to develop
new initiatives from the ground up.
Willingness to take on any
necessary roles and responsibilities to accomplish a task.
Please send salary requirements with cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.