Crane Lake Camp, located in the Berkshires, seeks an experienced Assistant Director to help grow, run and manage the camp. As with any camping position the Assistant Director portfolio is broad. However, the primary responsibility of this role is to develop, in consultation with the Director, the program and staff relationships to achieve the mission and vision of the camp: to enrich and transform lives by providing a summer experience that combines fun, friends, exemplary role models and an organic approach to Jewish living that strengthens Jewish identity, knowledge and values. This position is designed for an aspiring Jewish camping professional, looking for a higher level of experience and responsibility.
The Assistant Director will work in the Lyndhurst,
NJ-based office September through May and at camp June through August.
The Assistant Director should expect to travel
extensively as a representative of Crane Lake. This will include trips for
camper and staff recruiting, staff and professional conferences and to URJ
National and Regional events. There will also be a number of weekends at camp
that the Assistant Director needs to develop and/or oversee.
Recruitment: In partnership with Director and staff team, develop and
implement a strategic marketing and recruitment plan to ensure program
enrollment goals are met.
Recruitment: Recruit, interview and select summer staff members (domestic
and international). Implement human
resource management practices to recruit and retain seasonal staff,
including recruitment and training of seasonal staff based on camper
enrollment, program management requirements and Jewish educational goals.
Prep: In consultation with the Directors, prepares programs, activities and
trips for the upcoming summer. Also manages the physical preparation of
the camp, including ordering and inventorying supplies, purchasing
Marketing: Assist the Directors in the creation and production of Camp
publicity materials; both in print and online
Programming: Work with Eisner Assistant Directors to spearhead off-season
programming in consultation with Camp Director. Supervise all logistical elements of
Fellowship programs for Crane Lake.
Assistant Compliance Officer: In consultation with the Camp Director and
Associate Director, learn and assist with the American Camping Association
accreditation process. Oversee the collection of information and
materials; ensure that the Camp is compliant in all areas, making
suggestions for improvement where needed. Create an environment that is
safe and secure. All campers, staff members, and guests know that their
emotional and physical needs will be met.
Camp Mission and Values: Engage in life-long Jewish learning in order to
serve as a Jewish educational resource in camp. Maintain communication and
seek input from the clergy and staff in the camps catchment area to
maintain an ongoing relationship with congregations. Act as a professional
staff member of the Camp, Israel and Youth staff by supporting and
promoting all programs and projects of the Camp, Israel and the Campaign
for Youth Engagement.
Assist the Directors in implementing the Camps policies and procedures as
they affect summer staff.
Act as the
camps chief safety and security officer
Manager: A community that is nurturing and supports the growth of the
individual in order to model the ideals of a Reform Judaism and to serve
as a living laboratory for our congregations. The ideal outcome is a camp community
that lasts beyond the individuals time at camp.
Supervisor: Train, supervise, and evaluate summer staff. Provide
opportunities for staff to enhance their skill level.
posses a BA or higher degree
have a background in the camping industry/related youth work/informal Jewish
of three years of experience in camping or related field
programming and writing skills
literate and experience with database programs preferred
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover
letter with salary requirements to the Human
Resources department at firstname.lastname@example.org