Executive Camp DirectorAt Eden Village West

Posted Sep 22, 2023 Job Length Year Round


The Executive Camp Director will have the primary leadership role in the development of organizational culture, programs, financial management, lay leadership, and external relations. The Executive Camp Director will also serve as the Camp Director. The Executive Camp Director will work with the rest of the staff team in all areas of the summer camp program including creating camp culture, recruiting campers, communicating with families, managing camp operations and programs, hiring, training, and supervising staff.


The Executive Camp Director reports to the Managing Director of Eden Village Camp. The Executive Camp Director and the Managing Director of Eden Village Camp will collaborate closely on the overall leadership of the camp team.

Key Responsibilities

Leadership & Strategy

-Establish clear priorities for the team. Ensure that teammates have annual goals, objectives, work plans, and projections consistent with overall organizational goals.

-Provide direction, oversight, and support to senior leaders.

-With the senior leadership team, ensure day-to-day operations and programs are smoothly and effectively administered.

-Maintain relationship with host site to ensure facility needs are adequately addressed.

-Ensure adequate security and safety practices and standards are in place, and that protocols for emergency response are established and maintained.

-Monitor performance throughout the year and, working with the leadership team, take corrective actions where needed to ensure that the organization is on plan and remains sustainable/successful.

-Collaborate with the Managing Director of Eden Village Camp to develop an annual operating budget

-Develop a strong Board of Advisors, which would become the Board of Directors at some point in the future.

-Develop and implement a fundraising plan for the Eden Village West.


People Management

-Foster a culture of collaboration, accountability, appreciation, teamwork, and empowerment; set and advance a positive and cohesive culture within the organization rooted in and inspired by Jewish values.

-Develop and maintain a staffing plan and organizational structure to efficiently achieve EVW’s strategic and operational goals and objectives.

-Lead, mentor, develop, and guide the camp’s senior management and staff.


Operations & Safety

-Ensure safe and smooth operation of all aspects of summer program

-Ensure compliance with the policies and standards of local, state and federal laws, and the best practices of the American Camp Association (ACA).

-Marketing, Communications & Community Relations

-Oversee the development and implementation of marketing strategies to prospective campers and their families.

-Ensure the development of a clear, consistent image/identity for EVW and an effective marketing and communications strategy for key audiences (i.e., parents, campers, staff, donors, Jewish organizations, community leaders).

-Serve as an internal and public ambassador for the organization, articulating the mission, purpose, goals, and values of EVW.

-Serve or designate others to serve as spokespersons for the organization in the community




-Qualified candidates will demonstrate most of the following:

-Passionate about our mission; desire to grow an organization rooted in camp’s values of nature connection, Jewish spirituality, and sustainability.

-Desire and capacity to cultivate a pluralistic, inclusive and kind Jewish community

-Significant organizational development and leadership experience.

-Demonstrable fundraising experience in the Jewish world.

-People skills to: establish strong relationships with parents, campers, staff, lay leaders and donors, foster community and a sense of shared purpose and meaning, and create and maintain collaborative relationships with community partners

-Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and comfort in communicating with children, young adults and parents

-Expertise in camp management and Jewish education

-Attention to detail in documentation and maintaining records

-Proven ability to effectively train, lead and manage staff

A track record of sound judgment and effective problem solving in a fast-paced environment

-Willingness to take on additional roles and responsibilities to accomplish a goal

-Desire to grow together with the organization over time

-Kind, enthusiastic, excited to try new things, generous, willing to be silly, flexible, creative, caring, and able to maintain a positive team attitude throughout a full work day


We prefer candidates to be local to the SF Bay Area or Los Angeles and, therefore, in close proximity to the main hubs of our camp community. That said, much of the work can be done remotely from September to May, and we are open to receiving applications from candidates residing beyond the Bay Area or Los Angeles.

This position requires occasional travel for camp recruitment events including weekends.

This position must be in residence at Camp in Healdsburg, CA throughout our summer season (early June – early August).

Compensation & Benefits

-Annual salary range of $100,000 – $135,000 depending on experience and location. Upper end of the salary range will be reserved for candidates residing in the SF Bay Area or Los Angeles.

-Benefits package including generous paid time off, federal and Jewish holidays, health benefits bonus and health spending account, parental leave, yearly professional development funds, and flexible schedule and work environment

How to Apply

Please send your resume, two references, and a note to andrew@edenvillagewest.org with the subject “Executive Camp Director – YOUR NAME”. In the text of the email, please share informally and briefly (under one page/~400 words) what draws you to this role, relevant skills or experience, and where you live and whether you’re open to relocating. We will also accept video cover letters, if that’s more your thing.

Contact Information

Camp Name

Eden Village West

Job Title

Executive Camp Director

Camp Address

3200 Rio Lindo Ave, Healdsburg, CA, 95408, United States