JCC Greater Boston is seeking an innovative, experienced leader as Camp Director to take Camp Kaleidoscope to new heights. Camp Kaleidoscope is a pluralistic Jewish day camp, open to all, where campers and staff practice kindness and forge lifelong friendships within an arts and science immersive program grounded in Jewish values and culture. Camp serves 250 creative youth (grades K-8 and CITs entering grades 9-11) interested in the performing arts, visual arts, music, science, sports and other summer fun. The Kaleidoscope Director coordinates and oversees all day-to-day operations, processes, and procedures to ensure a safe, positive experience for Kaleidoscope campers and staff. The Director is responsible for program vision and innovation, ensuring the excellence of both the arts and science curriculum and overall camper experience. The position is fully on-site in Newton during the summer and hybrid off-season. Targeted start date is June 1 to enable mentoring by the departing Director who will be leading camp for the 2023 summer.
JCC Greater Boston is deeply committed to valuing and celebrating the uniqueness of each constituent. We welcome staff and participants from diverse backgrounds. While being proudly Jewish, we strive in every way to provide an open and welcoming setting for all, irrespective of personal practices, beliefs, or background. We are guided by JCC Greater Boston core values - Belonging, Joyfulness, Collaboration, and Transformation - which resonate with many who do not identify as Jewish.
The salary offered will ultimately be determined by the hours employee will work, the scope of the position, the candidate’s relevant experience, and internal equity. If you are an enthusiastic leader who is ready to lead a vibrant and committed team, apply today!
Responsibilities for Director Camp Kaleidoscope
• Oversee all aspects of camp including programming, operations, marketing, recruitment, budget, space and evaluation
• Create a safe physical, emotional, and social environment for campers and staff
• Provide leadership for program vision, innovation, and assessment.
• Work with JCC leadership on strategic planning. Keep up to date on camping best practices and incorporate in planning.
• Facilitate the hiring, supervising, managing, and training of year-round and summer staff, currently +/- 80 total
• Communicate with families
• Work with Special Needs Coordinator to evaluate special needs of campers
• Supervise camper and staff marketing and recruitment strategies
• Partner with Development office on fundraising
• Understand and meet state and local guidelines
• Create partnerships with community organizations
Qualifications for Director Camp Kaleidoscope
• Has Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
• Has 3+ years management leadership experience including leading, motivating, supporting and managing staff in a supervisory capacity
• Has understanding of Jewish culture and values. Previous experience in Jewish education.
• Has significant experience working with children, teens, and young adults
• Has foundation knowledge of experiential education and strong history of related program development and execution
• Has track record of maintaining a budget including tracking expenses
• Is skilled at motivating others, working with a team and team development
• Is highly organized
• Models creative problem solving and comfort with a changing environment
• Possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills
JCC Greater Boston welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds who meet the requirements specified above. If you want to share your talents with a great team, co-creating a thriving, dynamic organization which is devoted to community building and lasting impact, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
JCC Greater Boston is a nonprofit organization with roots in earlier Settlement Houses and Young Men’s Hebrew Associations; JCC Greater Boston today offers a wide range of services and program activities throughout the Greater Boston region (~50,000 individuals annually in 98 communities). The organization provides a variety of programs and services to children and adults in the Greater Boston Jewish community including: four preschools, three day camps, a regional model of Jewish family engagement, a fully equipped fitness and aquatic center, arts and culture classes, performances, lectures, and Jewish holiday celebrations.
Our vision is to create a vibrant and evolving Jewish community where everyone belongs. Our mission is to be at the heart of that community by:
• creating a thriving community that nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships
• welcoming a growing and increasingly diverse set of individuals and families from all over Greater Boston
• supporting the building of unique identities rooted in Jewish values and deeper connections to Jewish life
• nourishing minds, bodies and spirits through dynamic, innovative and accessible experiences, and
• expanding engagement by partnering closely with other organizations to ensure the continuing vitality of our community as a whole.
JCC Greater Boston takes the welfare and safety of staff, children, and program participants very seriously. On an ongoing basis, we align our operating procedures with guidance from the CDC and the state. In response to current local public health situations, our practices have previously included, and in the future may include, ensuring proper physical distancing, sanitation, hygiene, vaccination requirements, and use of face coverings to promote the health of our staff and program participants.
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree Preferred and 3-5 years of experience.