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Summer Posted February 16, 2024

Assistant Camp Manager

Camp Urban Adamah

Description

Camp Urban Adamah is an immersive camp experience of land-based Judaism, music, food justice, community building, and most importantly fun! Situated on our urban farm in North-West Berkeley, Camp Urban Adamah offers a space for children to thrive, connect with nature and each other, and deepen their natural curiosity, all within a vibrant, loving, and inclusive Jewish community. Our counselors are skilled, enthusiastic folks who help facilitate joyful, exciting, and playful experiences for small groups of campers. Camp runs for 9 weeks for kids in preschool through 9th grade.

The Assistant Camp Manager provides programmatic, educational, and behavioral support to campers and staff members throughout the day. The Assistant Camp Manager is responsible for co-facilitating staff training along with the Camp & Educational Programs Manager and cultivating a positive camp culture among campers and staff.

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Camp Preparation: This position begins two weeks prior to the start of camp so that the Assistant Camp Manager can be onboarded and help prepare for the summer. Urban Adamah will train the Assistant Camp Manager in our pedagogy, camp culture, music, farm jobs, and camp activities. Camp preparation includes gathering materials, reviewing schedules, reviewing camp systems and protocols, becoming familiar with the campus, preparing for staff training, and more.

Supervise and Mentor Staff: Along with the Camp Manager, the Assistant Camp Manager is responsible for supervising a staff of between 12-25 educators. With guidance from the Camp Manager, the Assistant Camp Manager will give timely and constructive feedback to camp staff. This is done through informal daily check-ins and weekly formal check-ins.

Conduct Staff Meetings: The Assistant Camp Manager will co-facilitate daily staff meetings along with the Camp Manager. The Assistant Camp Manager must identify issues that need to be addressed among the staff, achievements to celebrate, and ways to promote a healthy and fun environment; build an agenda in collaboration with the Camp Manager in a timely manner; and prepare necessary materials for staff meetings accordingly.

Provide Support to Camp Manager, Camp Staff, and Campers: Throughout the camp day, the Assistant Camp Manager is on-call to assist in any way needed. This may include attending to a sick or injured camper, filling in for a sick counselor, intervening in a behavioral issue with a camper or a group of campers, or providing additional supervision.

Quality Assessment: Throughout the day, the Assistant Camp Manager should be assessing our programs. The Assistant Camp Manager should work with camp staff to ensure they are meeting our pedagogical goals, provide feedback and suggestions on how staff can improve their group facilitation and leadership, and make changes to the schedule to meet camp’s needs.

Create Culture of Inclusion: Assistant Camp Manager is responsible for creating a culture of inclusion. This includes highlighting campers unique character, strength, and contributions to the camp community. The Assistant Camp Manager will work with counselors to identify moments of engagement and leadership opportunities for all campers within a group.

Behavior Management: The Assistant Camp Manager will work with the Camp Manager, staff members, and campers’ parents / caretakers to best support campers of all needs. Urban Adamah welcomes a diversity of campers, including those who are neurodivergent, and the Assistant Camp Manager will work with individual campers to make camp an accessible place for them.

Compensation

$26/hour

Requirements

We are open to applicants with varying levels and types of experience, provided that the applicant displays the skills required to successfully execute the job described above. You might be a good fit if:

You have a love of children and experience working with children
You are experienced in early childhood education
You have experience supervising and managing a team
You enjoy working with families, in easy and difficult situations
You are enthusiastic, creative, and sometimes even a little silly
You are good at taking in feedback, responding to multiple needs, and receiving directions
You enjoy being flexible and are generally willing to try new things
You are excited about maintaining a positive team attitude throughout the full session
You have a desire to explore and share Jewish environmental wisdom and spirituality (Jewish background / knowledge is not necessary)

DATES AND TIMES

May 28 – June 4: Onboarding and Camp Prep (9am-5pm)
June 5 – June 7: Camp Staff Training (9am-5pm)
June 5 – August 9: Camp Sessions (8am-4:30pm)
August 12 – August 14: Camp Wrap-Up (9am-5pm)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands listed below are representative of those that must be met by an employee in this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities:
Standing and walking for several hours, as well as sitting, squatting, crawling, climbing, and lifting up to 30 lbs.

How to Apply

APPLICATION SUBMISSION INCLUDES: Cover letter, resume with two references, and responses to the following two short questions. Please feel free to use bullet points in your short question answers, if preferred.

Please share how you personally relate to Urban Adamah’s mission.
What’s your experience managing and supervising a team? In your experience, what makes a healthy team culture?

LEARN MORE & APPLY HERE BY MARCH 14: https://urbanadamah.pages.ontraport.net/jobs/4DS87Q2/description

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