Program DirectorAt Camp Bob Waldorf

Posted Aug 19, 2019 Job Length Year Round


Optimize the life-changing power of camp! Our Program Director plays a leading role in the creation of an environment for campers that is safe, fun, interactive, and driven by our core values. To reach this goal, the Program Director stewards program development throughout our full year season of summer sessions, weekend retreats, and community engagement initiatives. All team members of Camp Bob Waldorf and Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters work together to help children and young adults reach their full potential.

Camp Bob Waldorf and Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles enrich the lives of youth throughout Greater LA with the tools and support system they need to thrive from elementary school to college and beyond, driven by the values of community, inclusion, identity, and respect. Our residential Jewish and non-sectarian camp programs, weekend retreats, outdoor backpacking trips, college scholarships, and mentoring activities provide over 1,000 underserved children each year – regardless of their family’s financial ability – with a safe, nurturing environment where they learn to be creative, responsible, and thoughtful individuals.

1. Work with the Assistant Director to manage summer programs and year-round retreats, taking primary lead on hiring, training and managing program supervisors and specialty instructors.
• Recruit, interview, and hire program supervisors and specialty instructors
• Empower, manage, and evaluate program supervisors
• Recruit and manage specialty experts who can offer cutting edge workshops
• Contract specialty staff for rental groups as needed
• Work with Director and Assistant Director to develop and implement a variety of opportunities for staff development

2. Design a schedule of engaging, fun, and safe activities during camp programs, including:
• Summer sessions that feature sports, aquatics, visual and performance art, ropes course, outdoor adventure, and a range of special programs
• A series of 6-8 weekend retreats designed to give campers either a taste of our general camp program and/or which explore a specific theme (ex: Social Justice)

3. Manage camp logistics drawing on skills in organization and budgeting, including:
• Daily schedule
• Supplies and equipment
• Technology
• Transportation
• Accreditation with the American Camp Association
• Staff payroll

4. Collaborate with the Outreach Director to implement strategies in the areas of camper recruitment and retention, including:
• Represent the camp at open houses, fairs, and other recruitment events
• Implement ideas to keep campers engaged during the year through innovative program development
• Coordinate camper reunion and community engagement programs

5. Collaborate with Director and Assistant Director on general staff management, program development and evaluation, camp policies, and other projects as they arise.

6. Collaborate with colleagues at Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles to create and implement leadership opportunities for campers and other youth served by our agency throughout the year.

7. Assist with the continual development of the camp department through professional education, such as ACA conferences, Foundation for Jewish Camp trainings/resources, and offerings through the Jewish Federation.

8. Participate in additional projects or services as assigned, and as workload permits, to help meet departmental needs.

• Year-round, fulltime position
• Benefits include health, dental, vision, retirement plan options, outdoor opportunities, and professional learning
• Summer season is based in Glendale and other seasons are split between Glendale and the Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters office in mid-city Los Angeles


YOU’LL BRING • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in related field; Graduate degree in education, communal service, social work or a related field preferred. • Experience working as a leader and educator in a youth environment • Minimum 3-years experience within the field of camp • Interest and commitment to promote Jewish values • Strong skills in communication, programming, staff management, teamwork, written and verbal expression, creativity, and crisis management. • Well developed interpersonal skills, positive energy, sense of self, open mind, and empathy.

How to Apply

Learn more about our camp community at Submit resume to Dr. Zach Lasker, Director, at

Contact Information

Camp Name

Camp Bob Waldorf

Job Title

Program Director

Camp Address

6505 Wilshire Blvd., 6th Floor, Los Angeles, California, 90048, United States