Associate Vice President, Camp LeadershipAt BBYO
LOCATION: School year – Remote (USA) Summer – Wayne County, PA
HOURS: Eastern or Central
START DATE: ASAP
Who is that one person who changed your life? Do you want to be that person for others? If so, read on, because BBYO is looking for awesome talent to join our Movement Experiences team as Associate Vice President, Camp Leadership.
You: The Associate Vice President, Camp Leadership is responsible for the overall functioning of two locations- CommonPoint Retreat Center and Perlman Camp. This is a full-time, year-round position that can be based remotely, but will reside at CommonPoint Retreat Center in Wayne County, PA during the camp season.
This position is the onsite camp director overseeing four significant leadership programs that are core to the BBYO immersive experiences. Our camp location is contracted through 2024 and subject to change after summer 2024. This position will be responsible for recruitment, overall programming, hiring, and supervision of staff.
Us: We are a global network of passionate professionals working to amplify Jewish teen life worldwide. We are the Jewish community’s largest and fastest growing pluralistic platform for reaching and inspiring Jewish teens, built on 97 years of storied history. We do this challenging and invigorating work through our partners in more than 725 local, teen-led chapters across nearly 60 countries, at hundreds of weekend retreats during the school year and across a rapidly growing suite of global exchanges, campaigns, and movement initiatives all year-round. Over the summer, we run dozens of immersive experiences including extensive Israel travel, missions, and community tours across six continents, and a myriad of leadership camps. Our team is strong, agile, creative, inclusive and every day is different by design. We are fast-paced, high-energy, and results-driven, and we enjoy working together as much as we believe in the mission we are chasing together.
What you will get to do as Associate Vice President, Camp Leadership:
Lead for all summer domestic leadership programs
Responsible for operations of camp including camp schedule, daily coordination, supply purchasing and movement from any storage facilities, bus/travel operations, etc.
Hire, place, train, and manage seasonal employees
Responsible for developing and maintaining a budget for all programs
Promote BBYO Summer Leadership Programs- Liaison with marketing team to ensure high quality marketing materials for external communication and recruitment efforts of domestic leadership programs. Responsible for reaching registration goals in conjunction with all regional BBYO Community Impact staff.
Create the daily schedule and work with summer leadership and content team
Currently positioned to supervise (2) full-time staff
Implement and design educational curriculum and standards partnered with the BBYO Jewish Enrichment and AZA BBG Leadership team
Travel to community events, regional conventions, parlor meetings, and other BBYO programs to promote domestic summer programs
Work with the camp Leadership Teams (including Operations Director, Leadership Directors, and Educators) to prepare and conduct pre-camp and in-service staff training
Supervise all aspects of coordination of camp including liaison to Camp Poyntelle, Perlman Camp, physical and mental health team, daily schedule, and basic running of day-to-day issues at camp
Resolve, record and communicate all escalated parent issues
Develop, supervise, and implement office procedures, opening-and closing-day procedures for camp
Work with International Morim (teen leaders), create and implement freshman experience at International Convention
Other duties as assigned
Reside at CommonPoint Retreat Center from May 29-August 14 and coordinate all operational aspects of the program including facility use and scheduling. Manage property and maintenance needs through collaborating with camp management.
Build community for each session with the 20-30 staff at CommonPoint and 40-50 at Perlman Camp and approximately 70-250 teens from across North American and around the world (depending on the program and session).
Oversee BBYO camp business office, including troubleshooting, parent communication, discipline, and physical and mental health.
Assist and oversee staff with planning of programming.
Oversee and advise Wellness Team and leadership staff on handling teen issues when they arise; step in when needed.
Make daily decisions regarding maintenance, equipment, and supplies.
Provide an atmosphere for developing good morale and camp culture. Ensure that the camp atmosphere is conducive to a successful and fun environment.
Benefits of Working for BBYO:
Health, Dental, Vision, Short- & Long-Term Disability, and 2.5x Salary Life Insurance
Unlimited paid time off (PTO)
22 Paid Secular and Jewish Holidays
Flexible Work Environment
Generous 403b and Roth Retirement Plan with Vested Match
You will find friends and a place where you can have fun, learn, grow, celebrate your Jewish identity, give back to your community, and, most important, be yourself.
15 years of work experience with at least 5 years of leadership or management experience, preferably in a residential camp setting or comparable experiential learning environment
Bachelor’s degree in related field required
Advance degree in related field preferred
Must be fully vaccinated (which includes booster) for COVID and must follow any updated policies put in place by the BBYO Medical Committee
Experience leading teams or projects
Strong relational skills with teenagers.
Ability to travel approximately 35% each year, including attending International Convention, Staff Conference, and live at camp during the summer
Ability to work non-traditional hours (nights and weekends)
Unrestricted work authorization to work in the U.S. without holding visa or sponsorship now or in the future
Experience in Jewish camping, Jewish education, Jewish communal service, non-profit management, recreation management, youth leadership development and/or other equivalent experience.
Strong knowledge of and ability to present Jewish content in a fun, meaningful way that speaks to issues and realities of today’s teens and BBYO’s Educational Framework
How to Apply
Associate Vice President, Camp Leadership
800 8th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States