Community DirectorAt Habonim Dror Camp Miriam

Posted Dec 9, 2022 Job Length Year Round


About Camp Miriam

Camp Miriam has been providing fun, Jewish, educational, empowering and life-changing experiences for kids since 1948. As a youth-led camp and a member of the Habonim Dror youth movement, we create and deliver transformational and inclusive programming where campers learn about Israel, Jewish history, social justice and the environment. At Camp Miriam kids have the freedom to explore their values and their Jewish identity, express their ideas and make a difference. Our overnight summer camp is located on Gabriola Island, BC, and our year-round camp office is located in Vancouver.

Our Co-Leadership Model

Unlike many other Jewish summer camps, Camp Miriam does not have a single adult Executive Director. Why? First and foremost, we are part of a youth movement and by dispersing work among adult leadership positions, we can maintain the centrality and focus on youth and the community they want to run and live in. Second, collaboration and power-sharing are core to our values, making the idea of a co-leadership model the right approach for Camp Miriam.

After 17 years, our Registrar is leaving her role and this has given us an opportunity to formally redefine our year-round staffing structure. We have made the decision to continue with a co-leadership model – a year-round directorship shared between the Community Director and the Operations and Development Director. Co-leadership is a relationship-based approach, and some of the details of the division of work will be in the hands of the co-directors to develop, working together with the Camp Committee Chair. We are now hiring for the Community Director position.

Community Director

The Community Director provides shared leadership for camp’s daily operations, and shares responsibility for creating a strong organizational culture and leading the year-round staff and consultant team. Working collaboratively with youth leadership, volunteers and other camp staff, the Community Director holds primary responsibility for relationships with camp families through registration and presence at camp throughout the summer. The Community Director also works to support youth leadership and shlichimot (Israeli emissaries), ensuring through this partnership that camp is well-prepared for each summer season.

The Community Director is expected to live at Camp on Gabriola Island from mid-June through August (for the camping season – approximately 9 weeks).

In addition to these responsibilities, the Community Director also oversees camp’s finance and human resources functions, as well as on-site maintenance and oversight of the caretaker. Over the past few years, camp has been focusing on developing an organizational culture of philanthropy and the Community Director will work in partnership with the Operations and Development director to co-manage fundraising and development, with the Community Director having a particular focus on grant proposals and grant reporting. The Community Director will hold responsibility for camp’s external relations, both with regional Jewish communities as well as the Jewish camping world.

This position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience as well as extended health benefits.

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Experience and Skill Sets Needed:

Experience working with parents, children and families

A belief in the centrality of youth leadership

Coaching skills that support but do not wield authority

High emotional intelligence

Ability to navigate Jewish communal relationships and advocate for camp’s needs

Organizational skills

At least three years of related/transferable experience in an office environment - with demonstrated computer literacy, strong Excel and Microsoft office skills, knowledge of or ability to learn quickly camp’s software programs including Quickbooks, Donor Perfect, Campminder, Constant Contact and Mailchimp

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ability to multi-task in an environment often populated with volunteers and multiple stakeholders

Ability to work collaboratively and independently and to take initiative when needed

Three to five years of management experience

Other Requirements:

Complete and pass a Vulnerable Persons Criminal Records Check

It is our preference that this position work out of our Vancouver office (located in the Jewish Community Centre) at least two to three days per week. We are open to candidates who do not live in Vancouver, but who are willing to spend a significant portion (at least a week per month) of their time in Vancouver.

How to Apply

Interested? Please send your resume and a cover letter to

Your cover letter should answer the following questions:

Why is this job right for you?

Why are you the right person for this job?

What are you most excited about?

What opportunities do you see in the co-leadership structure?

Applications will be accepted until midnight on December 23rd.

Contact Information

Camp Name

Habonim Dror Camp Miriam

Job Title

Community Director

Camp Address

#303 - 950 W 41st Avenue, VANCOUVER, BC, V5Z 2N7, Canada