Assistant Director: Youth & Family ProgramsAt Camp SIJCC/Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center

Posted May 27, 2021 Job Length Year Round


Camp Programs (Summer, Winter, Spring)

Lead the day-to-day operations of camp with excellence that results in high satisfaction among families.

Communicate with families before, during, and after camp.

Recruit and market camp programs to meet enrollment goals.

Recruit, hire, train, and supervise camp counselors.

Develop curriculum for summer, winter, and spring break camps.

Manage the camp budget and ensure that expenses and revenue meet goals.

B’nai Mitzvah Program

Lead the day-to-day operations of the B’nai Mitzvah Program, including recruiting, training, and supervising b’nai mitzvah mentors, overseeing ceremony logistics, and stewarding families’ experience as their children prepare for and experience their ceremony.

Communicate with families throughout the program and ensure a positive and impactful experience.

Manage the b’nai mitzvah budget and ensure that expenses and revenue meet goals.

Jewish Learning Center

Own the conception, planning, and execution of a new monthly family Jewish education program.

Attend and assist with implementation of JLC’s core Sunday program and serve as back-up for the Director as needed.

Administrative Responsibilities

Manage the billing and payment process for all programing in the department.

Ensure all information in student and camper database is correct.

Update and maintain relevant program pages on using Squarespace.

Other administrative duties as needed.

You have a strong personal connection to Judaism and can articulate a compelling value proposition of Jewish life in today’s modern age.

You have relevant experience working directly with and leading programs for children in grades K-12 and their families. You LOVE kids, big and small.

You thrive in an entrepreneurial space where big thinking is favored over replicating stale ideas.

You can dream big but also can roll up your sleeves and do the work.

You have a strong grasp of Jewish prayer services and b’nai mitzvah ceremonies.

You thrive when working in a team. Your growth mindset allows you to tackle big challenges with resilience and tenacity. You are low-drama and productively work through conflict with maturity. You lead with self-awareness, groundedness, and humility.

You are a clear communicator who can adeptly code switch when addressing kids, adults, the community, and other audiences.

You have strong internal drive and plentiful energy.

You can juggle multiple workstreams with optimism, enthusiasm, and a rigorous attention to detail.

You are committed to the work of tearing down systems of oppression, including oppressive systems within organized Jewish life. You uplift and actively make space for those in the community who are marginalized, especially BIPOC, multiracial, trans, queer, and interfaith folks. You are rooted in the principles of anti-racism, feminism, and pluralism.

Not sure you meet every single bullet on this list? Apply anyway! We especially encourage those from marginalized communities to apply.

Salary in the range of $45,000-$65,000 per year, depending on experience.

Generous benefits package, including platinum healthcare, dental, and optional vision, life, and long-term disability insurance.

Paid time off for secular holidays and select Jewish holidays along with vacation and sick leave.

Colleagues who are laser focused on serving the community and who aren’t afraid to do things differently than they’ve been done in the past.

A warm community that cares deeply about the world and each other.


Minimum 3-5 years of experience in youth and/or family programming.

Bachelor’s degree.

Ability to work Sundays and occasional Saturdays and evenings.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Ability to lift and carry objects up to 50 pounds.

Satisfactory completion of a criminal background check. That said, SIJCC embraces and is fully compliant with the California Fair Chance Act and the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

How to Apply

Please prepare a thoughtful cover letter (no more than 1 page) introducing yourself, explaining your interest in this role, and why your skills, mindsets, and experience make you a good fit. Please also mention how you learned of this opportunity.

Submit your cover letter, along with your resume, to with subject line “Assistant Director Application.” Submissions in PDF format are preferred.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but we encourage candidates to apply prior to June 1 for priority consideration.

Contact Information

Camp Name

Camp SIJCC/Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center

Job Title

Assistant Director: Youth & Family Programs

Camp Address

1110 Bates Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90029-2294, United States