Director – Camp Seneca LakeAt Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester

Posted Oct 13, 2021 Job Length Summer

Description

Camp Seneca Lake, the residential summer camp of the Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester is seeking a full time Director who will provide professional leadership, vision, and day-to-day operational management.

Our 200 beautiful, wooded acres in the Finger Lakes region of New York State provide the ideal backdrop for camp. Campers participate in a variety of exciting areas, including waterfront (skiing, sailing, wakeboarding and more!), high and low ropes courses, most land sports, overnight hiking, nature, drama, and arts and crafts.

CSL offers these activities in a wholesome Jewish camp community full of ruach to promote the physical, social, and emotional development of each of our campers. CSL is the home away from home each summer for nearly 500 children (ages 7-16) and over 100 staff.

General Job Summary:
In partnership with the Advisory Committee and the CEO, lead the strategic and operational vision for Camp Seneca Lake (CSL) and develop short and long-term strategic goals in areas such as fundraising, staffing, program development and facility management. Work closely with the JCC leadership to develop and shape budgets, procedures, and strategies. Implement programming and supervise camp staff and daily operations while living onsite at CSL from June through August each season.

The Director is someone who has the vision and motivation to make a difference in the lives of the children, parents, volunteers, and staff. The Director also has a strong desire to help make an impact in both the Jewish community and the community at large.

The JCC is seeking an individual with experience leading a camp and making a positive impact on the lives of camp counselors, children, and youth. Key competencies and qualities needed include:
• Exceptional leadership and teambuilding abilities to engage the CSL team and campers
• Excellent interpersonal skills for communication and relationship building with donors, parents, the CSL team and JCC colleagues
• Highly organized with strong attention to detail to support the many strategic and tactical accountabilities associated with camp
• Experience working with children and youth.

Compensation

90k - 125k

Requirements

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. • Lead the design, delivery, and evaluation of strategic camp programs to ensure that they meet and exceed JCC organizational goals and the interests of the campers. • Oversee all aspects of day-to-day camp operations including administration, camper care, staff supervision and facilities/property management • Manage fiscal responsibilities for CSL and meet JCC budgetary requirements • Work in partnership with the CSL Property Manager to review, budget and plan for maintenance projects • Manage and coach the camp team and work in partnership with Human Resources to recruit, hire, and onboard many seasonal staff • Maintain strong knowledge of camp licensing requirements and ensure that all local and state health and safety codes are met. Maintain American Camp Association accreditation. • Stay informed of current social trends for Jewish camping, child development, social media, etc. to guide and maintain relevant programming • Create and maintain a strong Jewish and Israeli educational presence in Camp • In partnership with the JCC development team develop successful fundraising/development initiatives • Develop new and maintain existing programs to ensure continued participation and to attract new families for growth and sustainability, and to add value to JCC membership. • Work collaboratively with designated committees, responding to community interests and needs for development of quality programs and services. Seek collaboration with external partners. • In cooperation with the JCC marketing team, develop exceptional marketing strategies and materials (print and digital media: JCC website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc.) • Other duties may arise to increase the efficiency of the camp operation or to support the JCC in a year-round capacity Key Competencies for Success: • Ability to lead, hire, supervise, motivate, and inspire a majority of young, energetic, and less experienced staff to help them find their strengths inspired by clear and effective communication • Exceptional leadership and teambuilding abilities to engage the CSL team and campers • Excellent interpersonal skills for communication and relationship building with sponsors/donors, parents, the CSL team and JCC colleagues • Highly organized with strong attention to detail to support the many strategic and tactical accountabilities associated with camp • Exceptional skill and capacity for engagement and relationship building with diverse constituencies (campers, parents, staff, volunteers, alumni, board members, donors, etc.) • Demonstrated experience working with youth, parents, and volunteers. • Interest in and/or a commitment to learning Jewish history, culture, and traditions in the context of the JCC and tikkun olam (repairing the world) Education and Experience • Bachelor’s degree in child development, education, social work, psychology, recreation, or equivalent experience is required. Advanced degree is preferred. • 5+ years’ experience working in a year-round supervisory and program management role working with children and youth • 5+ years of management experience in children's day or overnight camp setting. • Experience and proven success collaborating with and supporting a non-profit board and committees Certifications: • First Aid, CPR & Mandated Reporting (Child Abuse) Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • Use of customary office equipment: computer screen, keyboard, fax, copier, etc. • The employee is regularly required to talk or hear. • The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms • The employee is frequently required to sit; climb or balance on uneven ground and stoop, kneel • The employee must have ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds - occasionally lift, for example, children weighing 50 pound or less • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus • Ability to assist children in an emergency Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform within the described work disabilities to perform within the described work environment. • Normal office environment for 8-9 months of the year • Working and living from a summer camp for 3-4 months of the year o Exposure to weather including hot and cold temperatures and rain o Majority of time spent out-of-doors o Exposure to water (swimming pool and lake) o Walking on grass, trails, dirt roads

How to Apply

Apply on our web site: https://jccrochester.org/careers/

Contact Information

Camp Name

Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester

Job Title

Director – Camp Seneca Lake

Camp Address

1200 Edgewood Avenue, Rochester, NY, 14618, United States