Camp DirectorAt Camp Shomria/Hashomer Hatzair
The Camp Director will help ensure that the mission and vision of Hashomer Hatzair is carried out in the United States by fulfilling the following responsibilities:
Recruitment and enrollment – develop and implement a recruitment and retention plan to bring young people to Camp Shomria and to the year-round activities. This may include participation in camp fairs and other events and could require some travel.
Outreach and communication, using a variety of modes including social media, email and news media
Develop and maintain relationships with all of the constituencies that are connected to Hashomer USA including parents, campers, counselors, staff, alumni, donors, world Hashomer Hatzair, other branches of Hashomer Hatzair (particularly Canada) and other organizations.
Work with the Central Shaliach/a and the Finance Committee to develop Hashomer USA’s annual budget
Expand the Family Camp program to expand use of the camp property and develop relationships with possible campers and their families
Help plan and implement the Camp’s marketing and public relations program in coordination with the Outreach and Marketing Committee of the Board.
Develop and implement programs in partnership with other organizations, such as the Rabin Memorial, to build Hashomer USA’s name in the camping and Jewish world
Plan, coordinate, oversee, implement and evaluate all aspects of Camp operations in collaboration with the Central Shaliach/a:
Reside at Camp Shomria during the camp season and for the two weeks preceding and following the camp for set up and dismantling.
Reside at camp for 3 weekend gatherings with Hashomer USA members in the fall, winter and spring, and for any planned Family Camps
Recruitment and supervision of non-counselor staff, staff training, coordination with site managers. Ensure that staff is provided with feedback that results in a formal evaluation
Coordinate and provide oversight for transportation, living accommodations, and other special and/or medical needs of campers and staff
Purchasing for all aspects of camp.
Work with agricultural and farming experts to ensure Camp Shomria’s farming program is in place each year
Coordinate with all relevant governmental and non-governmental agencies for required certifications or accreditation.
Review, together with the Central Shaliach/a and Education Shaliach/a camp educational and other programming for safety issues, and appropriateness.
Fundraising – work with the Board, alumni and the Central Shaliach/a on fundraising opportunities and ensure that annual campaign and other fundraising requests are sent out in a timely manner.
Such other tasks as are necessary in order to ensure that Hashomer USA remains a strong and vibrant organization
The Camp Director should be able to:
Identify and provide solutions to complex issues and concerns in a professional manner
Work under pressure and independently on time-sensitive projects in an organized manner
Provide ongoing support to the Central Shaliach/a, the Education Shaliach/a, the counselors and staff
Support and maintain a high level of customer service to camp families
Operate in accordance with the budget approved by the Board
Minimum B.A. from an accredited college or university
Marketing, branding and audience building experience
Social media knowledge/skills
Excellent communication skills in both verbal and written English
Background in Jewish camping or other Jewish educational experiences
Knowledge and commitment to “best practices” in the field
Prior experience with youth-led organizations a plus
Hebrew a plus
Connections in the Jewish world a plus
Previous camp director experience a plus
How to Apply
Please send resume, a cover letter, and two (2) references to campshomriaUS@gmail.com
Application deadline: January 20, 2021
Camp Shomria/Hashomer Hatzair
52 Lake Marie Rd., Liberty, NY, 12754, United States