Camp DirectorAt Camp Shomria

Posted Oct 30, 2019 Job Length Year Round


Reports to Board of Directors

Camp Shomria is a resident Jewish youth-led summer camp. Located in Liberty, NY, the camp has a capacity of 200 boys and girls each summer. The camp is part of an world wide Jewish Zionist Youth Movement called Hashomer Hatzair that runs yearlong activities. Our winter office is located at 601 W 26th St.New York, NY.

The mission of Camp Shomria is to encourage youth to build progressive Jewish values, explore connections to Israel and the Jewish community, and develop a commitment to social, environmental and economic justice in a setting characterized by youth leadership and collective responsibility.

The Camp Director will help ensure that the mission and vision of the camp is carried out by fulfilling the following responsibilities;

Responsibilities of the Camp Director:

Recruitment and enrollment – develop and implement a recruitment and retention plan
Outreach and communication – be the organization’s good ambassador:
Develop and maintain relationships with any constituency that is connected to our organization including parents, campers, counselors, staff, alumni, donors and other organizations.
Plan and implement the Camp’s marketing and public relations program.
This aspect may include development of collateral materials, social media, and other channels to promote the Camp.
Create opportunities for partnerships with other organizations
Create opportunities for connections with untapped populations/audiences
Participate in camp fairs and other events that provide exposure opportunities. This aspect will require travel.
Build Camp Shomria’s name in the camping and Jewish world
Operational responsibilities – plan, coordinate, oversee, implement and evaluate all aspects of Camp operations:
Reside at the camp located at Liberty, NY during the camp season. Also, reside at camp for 3 weekend meetings in the fall, winter and spring.
Recruitment of non-counselor staff, staff training, coordination with site managers.
Interface and coordinate with Central Shaliach/a, Education Shaliach/a Head Counselor (Rosh Moshava), and the youth leadership team.
Supervise non-counselor staff in a manner consistent with the values of the camp. 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.
Interface with relevant agencies for required certifications or accreditation.
Review, together with the Israeli emissaries (shlichim), camp educational and other programing for safety issues, and appropriateness.,
Operate in a fiscally responsible manner consistent with Camp budget
Working together, when requested,with the Israeli emissaries (shlichim), the Rosh Moshava (head counselor) and senior Hadracha (youth leadership), to help with the planning and execution of educational and other camp programming as well as yearlong activities.
Fundraising – work with the board and staff on fundraising opportunities and ensure that annual campaign and other fundraising requests are sent out in a timely manner.

Expectations from Camp Director: The overnight camp is a unique and exciting experience. The physical and emotional environment may present challenges.

Camp Director will be able to:

Identify and provide solutions to complex issues and concerns in a professional manner
Work under pressure, and work unaided on time-sensitive projects in an organized manner
Provide ongoing support to colleagues and other camp staff
Support and maintain a high level of customer service to camp families


Minimum B.A. from an accredited college or university
Management experience
Marketing, branding and audience building experience
Social media knowledge/skills
Excellent communication skills both verbally and written in English
Background in Jewish camping or other Jewish educational experiences
Knowledge and commitment to “best practices” in the field
Knowledge of program development, with an understanding of camp programming and Jewish experiential education to create an overall outstanding camp experience
Hebrew a plus
An understanding/experience with the inner-workings of the Jewish world a plus
Connections in the Jewish world a plus
Previous camp director experience a plus

Salary commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Please submit resume, cover letter, and two (2) references to:

We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Contact Information

Camp Name

Camp Shomria

Job Title

Camp Director

Camp Address

601 W 26th St, Ste. 325-25, New York, NY, 10001, United States