Assistant DirectorAt URJ Camp Kalsman

Posted Dec 7, 2020 Job Length Year Round


Overview and purpose:

The Assistant Director plays an integral role in the recruitment of potential campers and staff members, planning and implementation of the summer program, and communication efforts. The Assistant Director also assists in the development of off-season business, stewarding of donors, and the setting of the culture of camp. This position will focus on Camp Kalsman’s marketing such as developing print and online marketing materials, annual campaigns, and annual reports. The Assistant Director will be responsible for overseeing Kalsman’s web and social presence online. The Assistant Director is a member of the program staff of the URJ and will be called upon to participate actively in the functions of the Camp and the URJ. This role reports directly to the Camp Director.


You love networking and getting others to join you in changing the world. You have excellent communication skills and a relatable and professional manner. You have a passion for marketing and social media and feel confident in your ability to share the vision for the camp and its program. You are able to effectively communicate on behalf of the camp to the public and market our programs to diverse audiences. You understand and support the mission and vision of Camp Kalsman. You are looking to grow and learn within the Jewish camping field and be a part of an exceptional organization, with an outlook that is positive, assertive, and flexible.


The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) provides a vision and voice to build strong communities that, together, transform the way people connect to Judaism and change the world. Our legacy, reach, leadership and vision ensure we can unite thousands of years of tradition with modern experience to strengthen Judaism today and for generations to come.

What you’ll do as our Assistant Director at Kalsman Camp:

Marketing and Communications:

Oversee camp social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blog, etc..) presence and ongoing communications with congregations, Jewish organizations, and partner agencies.
Design all marketing and fundraising materials for print and online publication.
Assist the Director in the creation and production of all Camp publicity materials – including videos, the Camp’s website, t-shirts, novelty items, and other recruiting materials.
Responsible for ensuring material is available and included in congregational mailings, Federation mailings, as well as other Jewish media outlets.

Manage the planning and execution of the day-to-day functions of camp including, the master calendar, daily schedules, special events, and the sharing of information between administration and departments.
Assist the Director in implementing the Camp’s policies and procedures as they affect summer staff.
Recruitment & Retention:

Engage in ongoing contact with and provide excellent customer service for all campers, families, and various program participants to assure the highest retention possible.
Manage the scheduling, coordination, and facilitation of congregational visits, home visits/parlor meetings, tours of camp, and other marketing and recruitment efforts.
Assist with the design and marketing of staff positions, interview/hiring processes, and orientation and training.
Visit college campuses and coordinating with local Hillel Directors and the URJ Associate Director of Camping. In consultation with Camp Director, execute contract and salary negotiations.

Assist in the implementation of fundraising programs in consultation with camp leadership, professional, and lay.
Work closely with Director and lay leadership, assisting in managing their participation in development efforts.
Proactively build and maintain relationships with current and prospective donors.

Maintain a 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.
Train, supervise, support, and evaluate assigned seasonal staff. This may include workshop instructors, counselors, specialists, supervisors, support staff, or other positions, as assigned.
Engagement in Jewish Life:

Participate in 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.

This is a full-time temporary position that will conclude on December 31st, 2021.


What You’ll Bring:

A background in the camping industry or related youth work
Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Minimum of three years of experience in camping or related field preferred
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and ability to master other database and internet applications.
Top-notch oral and written communication skills
Proven customer service skills
Advanced organizational and planning skills.
Proven ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and multitask with minimal supervision.

How to Apply

Application process:

Please include a one-page cover letter along with your resume, outlining how your skills and experience and how you meet the essential functions and qualifications of the position. We’re looking forward to hearing from you! Apply Using this link:

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.

Contact Information

Camp Name

URJ Camp Kalsman

Job Title

Assistant Director

Camp Address

14724 184th Street NE, Arlington, WA, 98223, United States