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Assistant Director, URJ Camp George

Overview and purpose: 

The role of Assistant Director at Camp George is vital to the success of the organization. Our camp relies upon this professional as a key leader in all aspects of the camp’s functions. The Assistant Director supports the work of the Camp Director and Associate Director in the design and execution of the camp program, in the recruitment and retention of campers and families, in the identification, hiring and training or staff members, and in the oversight of critical administrative and operational areas. The main area of focus of the Assistant Director is as the manager of our off-season conference business. The Assistant Director at Camp George is hired as a professional representing both the Camp and the Union for Reform Judaism at large. 

 

You: 

You are a warm, engaging and motivational team member who is deeply committed to and optimistic about the Reform movement. You have superb interpersonal and communication skills and can build an sustain long-term relationships with critical partners and congregational leaders. You enjoy working with children, teens, and young adults. You are highly-organized, detail-oriented and strategic and can project-manage, deliver on multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and thrive in a fast-paced environment. You are tech-savvy and comfortable learning new technologies and possess a data-driven, strategic mindset. You lead with a deep understanding that our participants embody overlapping identities and diverse experiences. 

 

Us: 

The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) is a dynamic network of congregations, lay leaders, clergy and professionals across North America. Our progressive, inclusive approach unites thousands of years of Jewish tradition and values with modern Jewish experience to strengthen Judaism today and for future generations. Through programs, information and networking opportunities provided by the URJ, our nearly 900 member congregations enhance their capacity to build and expand community, deepen Jewish learning, energize worship, pursue social justice and develop inspired leadership. 

 

What you’ll do as our Assistant Director, URJ Camp George: 

1Leadership 

  • At all times, maintain a complete and consistent presence as a leader within the camp community with respect to role modeling of institutional principles and Jewish values, supervision and accountability for all rules and procedures, and dedication in all respects to the camp’s mission and vision. 

2Conference Centre Oversight 

  • Oversee all functions of the Camp George Conference Centre including marketing, promotion, staffing, logistics, housekeeping, contracts and billing. 

  • Work onsite during conferences and serve as the camp liaison to conference groups with focus on customer service 

  • Ensure that when not onsite conferences are staffed appropriately and professionally 

3. Camper Recruitment & Retention  

  • Assistance with scheduling, coordination and facilitation of congregational visits throughout the region, home visits/parlour meetings, tours of camp, and other marketing and recruitment efforts. 

  • Communications, correspondence and the provision of excellent customer service for all campers, families and various program participants in order to assure the highest retention possible. 

4.  Staff Recruitment, Development, Training & Retention 

  • Assistance with the design and marketing of staff positions, interview/hiring processes, and orientation and training. 

  • Supervision of selected camp operational areas, to include evaluation, communication and accountability for staff members. This may include counselors, specialists, supervisors, support staff or other positions, as assigned. 

  • Support of all programs to effectively develop staff members, including staff activities, professional development, consultation, and education. 

5.  Programming, Scheduling & Project Management 

  • Assistance and support with the creation, planning, coordination and execution of camp programs, both summer and off-season, and the initiation and/or follow-through with projects for the benefit of camp, which may be related to existing areas of operations or new ideas. 

  • Manage the daily summer camp schedule 

  • Preparation of camp for summer, including inventory control, purchasing, organization, setup and other related tasks. 

6.  Engagement in Jewish Life at Camp 

  • Support all Jewish Life programs, initiatives and efforts on a year-round basis. This may include a role with various activities related to the daily schedule, Shabbat programs, congregational outreach, and other such efforts. 

7.  Other Potential Areas of Oversight 

  • Other areas of responsibility may include work with alumni of Camp George, support of enrollment and administrative processes, safety and security review, development and fundraising support, leadership program development, communication and social media support, and other functions as required. 

8Professional Staff Team 

  • Serve as a member of the camp’s professional team and help assure that all staff is engaged and informed appropriately in all projects for which you are a primary coordinator. 

  • Assist in any and all areas of the camp’s management where one has valuable insight and experience and serve as a leader and supervisor for specific areas during the summer. 

9. Additional Responsibilities 

  • Serve as a member of the URJ Youth Division’s camping cohort. Whenever possible, provide support, promotion, and assistance to North American initiatives of the URJ Camping System and the URJ in general. This will include opportunities for professional development and training and may require travel throughout the year. 

 

Qualifications and experience: 

  • Undergraduate degree required. 
  • Significant experience in a camp environment and knowledge of Jewish camp trends and practices is strongly preferred. 
  • Prior success in a professional setting is required, and experience within a leadership role is preferred. 
  • The ability to work independently and proactively, as well as the capacity for effective written and verbal communications, is required. 
  • Computer literacy (word processing, excel, database programs) and openness to learning new processes and systems is essential 
  • Familiarity with Judaism and Jewish education (formal and/or informal) is highly desirable. 
  • A positive outlook, winning smile, firm handshake and high level of enthusiasm for making a difference in the lives of Jewish children, adults and families is an asset. 

 

Application process:  

Please email a one-page cover letter to careers@urj.org along with your resume, outlining how your skills and experience meet the essential functions and qualifications of the position. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!  

 

The URJ maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals including those of any race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations. The URJ encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.  

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understand the scope of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the position. 

 

Organization: 
URJ
Locations: 
Toronto
Category: 
Camping
Employment Type: 
Full Time
Contact: 
Close Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019