Camp Chi Jewish Life and Israeli Culture Director (Summer 2017)
JCC Camp Chi is one of the Midwest’s premier resident camps. Each summer, Chi serves boys and girls in 4th-11th grade through two-, four- and eight-week camp sessions. Set on 600 acres near the Wisconsin Dells, Chi offers the best facilities and over 30 specialty activities that aim to build campers’ skills and boost self esteem.
- Serve as a positive role model and upstanding member of the supervisory team.
- Be present and visible in camp throughout the day.
- Communicate proactively, regularly and openly with staff members and camp leadership.
- Adhere to and assist enforcement of Camp Chi’s rules, regulations, and policies.
- Work collaboratively with all camp supervisors and leadership to integrate meaningful, purposeful, quality Jewish content in programs and throughout camp.
- Serve as resource for facilitating conversation and training for both campers and staff.
- Oversee daily operations of Israeli village and all its programming.
- Supervise Israeli delegation.
- Implement fun yet content based programs that fall in line with Camp Chi’s vision in Israeli village and Saturday mornings.
- Develop programs for camps of all ages and staff to engage with Jewish life and Israeli culture that be used as cabin, village or camp wide activities.
- Creatively enhance current Saturday morning program and schedule.
- Assist in leading services and infuse them with meaning and reflection.
- Run B’nai Mitzvah tutoring program.
- Attend weekly supervisory meetings, and disseminate information accordingly.
- Train staff members in regards to area operations, safety, team building, camper care, and camp’s core values.
- Formally and informally evaluate staff members.
- Manage daily staff schedules.
- Take regular inventory; ensure proper use, cleanliness, and placement of supplies.
- Teach specialty periods.
Key Essential Job Functions:
- Ability to lift and carry 25 to 50 lbs.
- Physical stamina and agility required to stand for long periods of time, some bending, stooping, walking long distances, hiking, climbing, and stretching.
- Ability to run and actively engage physically with children.
- Ability to supervise campers by sight and sound.
- Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
- Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
- Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards.
- Ability to react with physical and mental alertness in emergency situations.
- Must be able to rotate head side to side to scan the environment.
- Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate equipment and camp activities.
- Ability to demonstrate, motivate and communicate with children and adults.
- Mental alertness; sustain concentration for long periods of time.
- Willingness and ability to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours with limited or simple equipment and facilities, with daily exposure to the sun, heat, and animals such as bugs, etc.
June 4 – August 11
Generous summer stipend, room and board, post-camp opportunities
- Must be at least 21 years of age
- College graduate or equivalent is preferred
- Strong background in Judaic Programming in an experiential environment
- Demonstrated working knowledge of Jewish life and Israeli Culture
- Knowledge of written and spoken Hebrew and reading trope
- Staff supervision or managerial experience
- Previous experience in a role similar required
- Capable of guiding and supervising colleagues, campers and staff
- The ability to be available for more than a single summer helpful