This full time position works out of our San Rafael, CA office.
Newman is seeks a dynamic, compassionate, thoughtful and mission-driven
individual to join the Camp Newman, NFTY and URJ Youth Engagement Community as
Assistant Director. The Assistant Director
will serve as a member of the full time camp professional leadership team,
striving towards Camps mission of inspiring a love of Judaism, in collaboration and team work
with other staff, lay leaders and stakeholders. This full-time role will work out of the San
Rafael, CA office.
Areas of Responsibility:
Hiring, training, supervising Counselors/Specialists for Camp
Newman and Camp focused retreats, both weekend and weekday
Present at dozens of Congregations Camps summer and retreat
programs, building towards camper, parent recruitment
Supervise summer & Newman retreat program schedules/program
operations and systems.
Supervise summer Teen programs, CIT, Avodah, in collaboration with
NFTY/CYE director, staff
Recruitment, Leadership, Management, Care:
human resource management practices to recruit and retain summer and seasonal
staff, including recruitment and training.
staff based on camper enrollment and program management requirements as well as
Jewish educational goals. This includes
the recruitment, training and logistics of international staff.
contract negotiations, payroll systems, paperwork collection systems,
background/reference check systems, and travel logistics and reimbursement
systems, in collaboration with administrative director.
work to understand how campers, staff, parents and faculty are communicating
and then consistently maintain a presence in their ever-changing community.
application process for our eldest specialty teen programs. The process
includes an application, letter of reference and interview for 100+ campers.
camper parents to address questions and concerns.
Visit up to
50 congregations, communities per year to promote camp.
relationships with parents, campers face to face, year-round and through
camper-councils and other means to engage campers throughout the year
with staff on all marketing
consultation with the team, prepare programs, activities and trips for the
upcoming summer, and support the physical preparation of the camp, including
ordering and inventorying supplies, purchasing equipment, (with administrative
with TSA, Port Authority, Sheriffs Department and airlines to
ensure the safe travel, arrival and departure of all campers and staff.
Supervise airport transportation systems.
vendor relationships, point person for musicians, artists, supply rentals,
current with information on the developmental needs of youth.
supporting member of director team for Fall Camp, West Coast Party, West Coast
Party Junior, and Family Camp Days.
key Temple retreats and occasional NFTY retreats to provide a high level of
customer service as well as to develop relationships with clergy, families and
staff and kids.
Serve as the
Security Officer to implement crisis and risk management procedures.
on all proper safety and security protocols.
emergency drills to ensure that all of camp knows how to act in an emergency.
relationships with key personnel at Oakland Airport to ensure safe travel of
Security officers, in collaboration with administrative director.
summer, supervise digital communication with parents including the taking and
uploading of digital photos and other blogging or emails. During year-round,
collaborate with Director of Advancement & New Initiatives on social media
daily, master schedules and schedules systems. Insure systems in daily schedule
Rosh Mishlachat, in collaboration with director team.
night time supervision systems shmira, super shmira, etc.
all camp events.
staff happiness systems.
intersession and staff (non-senior staff) week systems.
the daily cleaning of cabins, camp space nikayon.
and knowledge of the collective mission, values, and guiding principles of URJ,
Camp Newman, NFTY and related entities.
to work with a team within a complex setting, varying and evolving dynamics and
various levels of leadership, to fulfill personal, communal and organizational
of the necessary communication skills to convey teamwork, listening, supporting
team, supervisees and staff.
interpersonal skills with staff and stakeholders.
organizational skills to implement, execute mission.
and perspective to adapt to ever changing goals and staffing structures.