Assistant Director of Camp & Youth Recreation

Jewish Community Center of the East Bay
Posted 7 days ago

Nonprofit, Education

Job Description


The JCC East Bay is a welcoming, inspiring home for people of all ages and life stages. We encourage intellectual, experiential and spiritual exploration of Jewish culture and tradition, build joyful, progressive and inclusive community, and inspire the active pursuit of Tikkun Olam (repair of the world). Our programs include Jewish holiday celebrations and a myriad of literary, cultural, fitness events, lectures and concerts throughout the year.

Our award-winning preschool and highly regarded afterschool programs are known for their exciting curricula and dynamic staff. The afterschool program serves over 500 children at two public schools in Oakland, and at our JCC sites in Oakland and Berkeley. Our day camp, Camp Tzofim, is a popular choice for East Bay kids and parents during the summer, and we have a large, active delegation to the national JCC Maccabi Games every year.

Position Summary

The Assistant Director is an administrative position reporting to and responsible for performing tasks assigned by the Director of Camp and Youth Recreation to ensure the proper performance of program functions. The Assistant Director may serve as the acting Director in the Director’s absence. The Assistant Director will also assume the role of the JCC Maccabi Games Delegation Head, and will travel to Miami, Florida August 6 -10 with 75+ athletes and artists.

Key Responsibilities

Club J

  • Communicate with parents regarding absences, schedule changes, and program announcements
  • Help staff develop curriculum and design individual sessions
  • Coordinate driving routes and communicate to drivers any changes or absences
  • Lead children in large group settings
  • Build online registration sessions
  • Orders/maintains supplies as necessary
  • Support Director in overall program vision and development
  • Support the goals and spirit of JCCEB and Club J


  • Supervise specialty camp general counselors and specialists
  • Organize campers & camp activities for camps without specialists.
  • Organize and create schedules and programming with camp specialists.
  • Plan and organize specialty camp performances, exhibits, etc
  • Procure specialty camp supplies
  • Manage budget for supplies, and staffing
  • Provide weekly activity communication
  • Lead and organize drive-through drop off and pick-up process
  • Create a safe, supportive, stimulating and fun environment for campers
  • Ensure campers' safety on field trips and excursions
  • Set clear and consistent limits and resolve behavioral problems with assistance from supervisors
  • Model appropriate behavior for campers.


  • Serving as the delegation’s primary contact with the Host Community and JCC Association.
  • Recruiting all Games and ArtsFest participants for the local delegation.
  • Staffing the meetings of the Games and ArtsFest Committee (lay) and attending subcommittee meetings as necessary.
  • Disseminating information received from the host community and JCC Association or developed by the Games and ArtsFest Committee, to coaches, athletes, artists, chaperones, and parents.
  • Acting as the spokesperson for the delegation and the Games and ArtsFest Committee both within the agency and in the community as a whole.
  • Working closely with JCC professionals on all aspects of the Games and ArtsFest.
  • Ensure all athletes, artists, chaperones, and coaches required paperwork is fully completed and on-time in order to avoid late fee charges. This includes all athlete, artist, adult confirmation kits fully loaded in proper order into the JCCA system, coaches background checks, participant medical forms, etc., as well as the online confirmation of all participant roommate requests, required team and specialty info (tennis, swimming, dance), etc. as required by the registration system.
  • Attending the spring delegation head meetings and the summer pre- Games and ArtsFest meetings in the host community are MANDATORY.
  • Attending the Games and ArtsFest themselves, and handling all issues that might come up between the delegation and the host community.
  • Collecting and disseminating information regarding the delegation via the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest website.
  • Coordinating a mitzvah project for the athletes and artists before attending the Games and ArtsFest (or as a requirement to attend the Games and ArtsFest).
  • Creating year-round JCC Maccabi programs that may include educational and cultural activities.


  • 30 hours per week (37.5 during summer)
  • Class C California Driver’s License
  • 3+ years camp, child care or equivalent experience
  • 1-2 years management or program development experience
  • BA or BS degree in education, child psychology, or other job related field
  • B.A required with units or specialization in related field
  • At least two years of experience working with children grades 9-12 and be able to plan appropriate activities for different age groups

Hiring Process

If you are an interested candidate, please describe in a cover letter, why you are uniquely qualified for this position and attach a resume. Please note the specific job title in your subject line of your

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The JCC East Bay is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. JCC East Bay policy prohibits unlawful discrimination in accordance with federal, state, and local laws. The JCC East Bay complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require particular accommodations during the application and interview process, please inform us of your needs so that we can provide accordingly.

About This Business

The JCC of the East Bay provides a comfortable and warm gathering place for Jews wishing to affirm their cultural and ethnic origins. Our members and visitors represent all facets of the Jewish

community and many are unaffiliated with other Jewish organizations or synagogues. All programs emphasize and celebrate Jewish values and culture, and are open to everyone. Together, with an active Board of Directors, our dedicated staff, and our strong and active volunteer teams work together to build a strong community.

Community Oriented