Careers at The J

Thank you for your interest in working at The J. We are an equal opportunity organization and believe a diverse staff helps us better serve our clients.

Please fill out and submit our employment application (for camp-related opportunities, please apply here). If an opportunity isn’t currently available, we’ll keep you in mind for future positions.

Open positions:

Director of Martin Pear JCC Early Childhood Center

Essential Functions / Responsibilities / Duties

The Director of Early Childhood Education (ECC) oversees all aspects of the Martin Pear JCC Early Childhood Center and early childhood education programming in accordance with the policies, goals and objectives of the Board of Directors.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Educational Programming

  • Design, coordinate, and supervise ECC curricula, programming, and enrichment activities for our ECC, including family activity and educational programs.
  • Work with JCC Association scholars and team to incorporate Sheva as our Jewish curriculum.
  • Work with staff and parents to further implement Conscious Discipline into curriculum and programming.
  • Work with lay leadership and staff to determine ECC educational objectives.
  • Work with the ECC Parent Committee. Attend meetings and assist chairs in setting meeting dates, and preparing agendas and board reports. Execute tasks agreed upon with the committee. Work with other JCC committees and affiliates as appropriate.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in early childhood development, First Things First, DHS, and overall Jewish learning.

Educational Management

  • Provide ongoing, consistent written, and oral communication with parents. Make regular presentations to parents on topics related to the school, education, and parenting.
  • Meet with parents when necessary to discuss concerns regarding their children and make referrals as necessary.
  • Ensure high-quality service delivery to children and families through the understanding of industry best practice guiding documents such as, but not limited to Caring For Our Children Basics, Arizona Early Learning Standards, and Infant/Toddler Guidelines
  • Be actively involved in the classroom setting and present in each classroom on a consistent basis.
  • Motivate and educate parents about the JCC community, including creating connections and working towards a warm and positive experience for children and families.
  • Supervise the enrollment process, including conducting tours for prospective parents.
  • Ensure written information, letters, forms, packets, brochures, and pamphlets describing the ECC program, including social media, is consistent with MPJCC’s policies.
  • Develop, maintain, and update the ECC Handbook and other policy materials.
  • Oversee development of class schedule, size, and placements.
  • Participate in ongoing MPJCC activities, celebrations, functions, and programs.

Human Resources

  • Recruit, interview, and determine the selection, promotion, retention, or dismissal of all ECC personnel, in accordance with established protocol.
  • Directly supervise all ECC teachers, personnel, and office staff. Conduct performance evaluations in accordance with established policy.
  • Work with staff to facilitate professional competence and continued education in the ECC field, including providing in-service training.
  • Develop relationships and maintain an active list of auxiliary professionals, such as speech pathologists, mental health specialists, occupational therapists, and pediatric neurologists to utilize for staff training or professional development and to recommend to parents when necessary.
  • Conduct monthly staff meetings.
  • Provide substitute teachers or arrange other programming when teachers are absent.
  • Maintain a climate that attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse high-quality staff.

Licensing

  • Comply with all licensing requirements as set for by the state and any other relevant local regulatory agencies; oversee the maintenance and submittal of records and reports as necessary and in a timely manner.
  • Keep the supervisor regularly apprised on licensing audits, reporting any recommendations or deficiencies promptly.

Financial/Business Management

  • Advise and recommend tuition levels.
  • Establish the ECC budget and projections in collaboration with the CAO.
  • Prepare periodic reports for supervisor, CEO, CAO & finance committee, on enrollment statistics, and overall school performance.
  • Supervise total administrative function, which includes task delegation, records, and payroll, in accordance with established administrative and licensing policy.
  • Schedule all building needs with the Facilities Director.

Working Relationships:

  • Accountable to the supervisor in matters pertaining to school licensing, budget, and human resources.
  • In order to provide a comprehensive early childhood department, work closely with the Program Director and other Department Heads.
  • Represent MPJCC within the Jewish and general community.
  • Work with staff and other educational professionals to help create pathways to Kindergarten.
  • Serve on committees and task forces as deemed appropriate.

* Other duties may be assigned and duties may change from time to time. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

 

Working Conditions / Location

Scottsdale, AZ.

 

Schedule

Monday – Friday; some nights and weekends will be required.

 

Status

This is an exempt, full-time position.

 

Physical Requirements / Demands

Standing, walking, repetitive motions, bending, stretching.

 

Education / Specialized Training / Experience & Skills

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in education or related field. Master’s Degree in early childhood education preferred.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in the early childhood education field.
  • Considerable background in employee supervision and program/school management.
  • Must have a strong understanding of Jewish culture, along with sound knowledge of Jewish customs and practices.
  • Ability to relate sensitively and appropriately to young children and families.
  • Ability to integrate the ECC program into the larger JCC community.
  • High level of integrity and discretion.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple priorities.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Collegial, inclusive, and team-building style.

Core Competencies:

  • Mission Ownership: Demonstrates understanding and full support of the mission, vision, values, and beliefs of The JCC. Can teach those values to others. Leads his/her leadership team to identify unique educational mission and vision, including identifying new programs (strategies, initiatives, etc.), which are in line with the mission and vision of The JCC.
  • Interpersonal skills: Demonstrates the ability to lead others. Demonstrates skills of active listening and openly accepts criticism. Productively engages and resolves the interpersonal conflict. When appropriate, holds others accountable in a productive, constructive, and kind manner.
  • Team Building Skills: Guides staff in the process of sharing best practices, identifying, and solving common problems. Works with leaders to regularly assess the health of teams and groups. Recognizes dysfunctional team behavior and redirects it into functional behavior. Creates and communicates vision, direction, and goals for the team.
  • Process Management: Good at figuring out the processes necessary to get things done. Knows how to organize people and activities. Understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient workflow and delegate when appropriate.
  • Caring Community: Promotes JCC’s commitment to building and sustaining a warm and welcoming culture. Acts as a model to staff; guides and empowers staff to engage in practices and build relationships with children, parents, and members that support welcoming, excellent service and education, and meaningful, positive interactions.

 

To apply for this position, please fill out and submit this form

 

Teacher

Direct Report
ECC Director & ECC Assistant Director

Essential Functions / Responsibilities / Duties
The Valley of the Sun JCC Early Childhood Center teaching staff have the educational qualifications, knowledge, dedication to learning, and professional commitment necessary to promote children and their families as they learn and develop. As Teacher, you will develop, implement, and evaluate the preschool curriculum, and be responsible for providing a quality educational program that reflects the goals and values of the Valley of the Sun JCC Early Childhood Center. The Teacher supports the development and implementation of a quality educational program reflecting the goals and values of the school. The Teacher brings a love of children and of learning and commitment to introducing children to a supportive, creative Jewish learning environment, and is well versed in child development.

As a Teacher you will use your knowledge of child development, curriculum, Judaism, and/or the community to help your colleagues in their development. Teachers are responsible for monitoring the development and learning of the children, and for communicating this information to parents and the Director. Teachers also supervise and provide guidance to all classroom staff.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Teaching & Curriculum

  • Plan and implement, with teaching team, a daily curriculum according to developmentally appropriate practices and school values
  • Nurture physical, spiritual, emotional, social, and intellectual growth and development of each child
  • Provide care, protection, and guidance to the children
  • Ensure consistency of the daily curriculum with the school values statement
  • Assist in the development, evaluation and revision of the Preschool curriculum

Administrative & Classroom

  • Maintain a cheerful, nurturing, healthy, safe and clean classroom environment
  • Maintain attendance and injury records
  • Maintain Child Portfolios and evaluation records
  • Maintain storage, organization, and cleanliness of classroom equipment and materials

Communication & Community

  • Communicate regularly with Director, including all concerns regarding a child’s progress
  • Participate in regular staff meetings
  • Monitor growth and development of each child and communicate progress and/or concerns with parents and
    Director
  • Communicate regularly with parents
  • Hold parent conferences as needed/requested
  • Protect the rights and privacy of children and families by maintaining strict confidentiality according to the
    NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
  • Maintain a continuing dialogue with the teaching team with regard to the children and classroom environment
  • Attend school wide and class events such as picnics, parties, parent meetings, and other special events
  • Work with the teaching team on problem solving classroom and school issues
  • Participate in all training programs, conferences, seminars, courses and other aspects of professional growth and continuing education provided by the JCC and other outside resources.
  • Identify, provide and facilitate needed additional assessment or interventions where necessary.

Professional Development

  • Strive for a good working relationship with fellow teachers and administrative staff
  • Embrace a school culture of lifelong learning through a commitment to personal learning and growth
  • Work towards increasing abilities as a teacher and as a teacher in a Jewish preschool through classroom
    experience and observations, attendance at workshops & classes, reading of books and periodicals
  • Team with other preschool staff for professional development on the peer to peer level
  • Strive for a good working relationship with fellow teachers and administrative staff
  • Any additional responsibilities as assigned by the Director.

Leading Learning

  • Mentor new teachers and other staff as assigned
  • Give input and assist in curriculum and structural planning for the school
  • Preform duties in any assigned classroom

Working Location and Environment
Scottsdale, Arizona. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

Schedule
12-6pm and 2-6pm or 3-6pm and as needed and required by the position.

Physical Requirements / Demands
Standing, walking, repetitive motions, bending, stretching.

Education / Specialized Training / Experience & Skills

Required:

  • Minimal requirement High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • One year of programmatic experience in the group education of children
  • Willingness to mentor colleagues
  • Strong communication skills: oral, reading, writing
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of the growth and development of young children and ability to utilize this information in the
    classroom
  • Ability and willingness to work with a team
  • Ability to recognize and promote safety in the classroom setting
  • Meet background check & health requirements
  • Desire for continued development of teaching skills including collaboration with specialists
  • Judaic knowledge or willingness to acquire
  • Child CPR certification or willingness to acquire
  • Attending and participating in mandatory and suggested training opportunities outside of work hours that will
    promote professional growth.
  • Model good character and professionalism

Preferred:

  • College degree preferred in a child related field from an accredited college or university
  • At least three years of experience in the group education of children
  • Jewish education
  • Familiarity with community resources

Safety
Must practice and promote safety at all times.

To apply for this position, please fill out and submit this form.

Substitute Teacher

Direct Report
ECC Director & ECC Assistant Director

Essential Functions / Responsibilities / Duties
Substitute Teachers fill in for Staff if they are unable to work for any reason. We maintain a list of possible subs that we call if a teacher will be out. We call until 10 the night before or after 6:30 the morning of the need. If we have advance notice, like if a teacher has a doctor’s appointment or personal day, we arrange for subs further in advance. If we call someone to sub and they are not available that is always fine. The substitute is responsible to arrive at whatever time the teacher they are covering for would normally work. A warm smile and willingness to help are a great asset, and of course, they must love children. They play with the children, help with prep and clean up and supervise play and facilitate socialization. All of our substitute teachers must be fingerprinted and have a current, clear TB test on record. The Substitute teacher will work with the Teachers in each assigned classroom to envision and create a program for children and their families in a loving, nurturing and supportive environment. They have strong interpersonal and communication skills- they will be friendly and welcoming to all parents, children, & staff. Maintain confidentiality AT ALL TIMES with regards to children’s and staff’s information. Be a self-motivated team player in the Early Childhood Learning Center and at the JCC.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Helping Teachers to ensure classroom excellence is achieved and maintained in his/her classroom.
  • Creating and maintaining collaborative relationships with the other staff members.
  • Complying with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Quality First, and AZ
    DHS accreditation standards – i.e., helping with assessments, lesson plans, and child-centered activities.
  • Working with Teachers to implement weekly lesson plans that adhere to NAEYC standards on a weekly basis.
  • Help keep records – diaper logs, tracking sheets, daily reports – up to date.
  • May need to assist with picture taking for portfolios on individual children’s development with samples and
    photographs and prepare written assessments and evaluations.
  • Helping to implement developmentally appropriate practice with all children at the Early Childhood Learning Center.
  • Interacting and working collaboratively with all other components of the ECC/JCC.
  • Assist with set up of activities for children
  • Facilitate play and promote fairness, positive interactions, language and creative development.
  • Assist conflict resolution. Intercede in conflict, physically separate if necessary. Help children to find a place of
    calm, comfort and attend to any injuries and support understanding of situation and amicable resolution for
    children involved.
  • Help children to wash hands, use bathroom or change diapers.
  • Assist with snack serving.
  • Read stories or encourage conversation among children during snack or circle time.
  • Clean up tables, wipe down tables, sweep floor if needed.
  • Assist teachers during circle or lead circle time. A variety of music, movement and storytelling are encouraged.
    If not leading, sit with children to help them focus and participate.
  • Assist children in caring for themselves including dressing, hand washing and potty or diapering.
  • Oversee and facilitate play on the play yard. Observe yard by moving through area and being attune to
    conflicts and potential dangers.
  • Participate in all training programs, conferences, seminars, courses and other aspects of professional growth and continuing education provided by the JCC and other outside resources.
  • Identify, provide and facilitate needed additional assessment or interventions where necessary.
  • Assist children in cleanup of yard and return to classroom.
  • Supervise and help with children’s lunches. May involve warming food or cleaning up spills.
  • Provide comfort and support to children when they are upset.
  • Able to lift and carry child up to 50 lbs. Able to sit on floor and participate in all children’s activities. Able to
    work outdoors as needed.

Working Conditions / Location
Scottsdale, Arizona.

Schedule
M-F various schedules as needed and required by the position. Call for more information.

Status
Part time Non Exempt

Physical Requirements / Demands
Standing, walking, repetitive motions, bending, stretching.

Education / Specialized Training

Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Ability to relate to young children and adults
  • Strong desire for continued learning and growth
  • Ability to carry out assigned tasks, accepting supervision and acting independently as needed
  • Judaic knowledge or willingness to acquire
  • Ability to recognize and promote safety in the classroom setting
  • Meet background check & health requirements
  • Model good character and professionalism
  • Child CPR & First Aid certification

Preferred:
At least 6 ECE units and are interested in working with young children. Knowledge of Jewish culture and traditions are a plus.

Safety
Must practice and promote safety at all times.

To apply for this position, please fill out and submit this form.

Kids Club Team Member

Direct Report
Kids Club Supervisor

Summary of Essential Job Functions
Kids Club Team Member is responsible for supervising children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Must have a flexible schedule and be able to work weekends.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Greet members and maintain a friendly and professional demeanor at all times
  • Maintain the cleanliness of toys and kids club area following each shift
  • Able to work well with groups of kids / infants in a safe and responsible manner
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations

Other Requirements
Must pass background check, get fingerprint clearance card, and submit TB test results.

To apply for this position, please fill out and submit this form.

Van Driver

Direct Report
Sr. Manager of Youth Services

Essential Functions / Responsibilities / Duties
The Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center is seeking Club J bus drivers/trolley drivers. Club J is the after-school program for grades K-5. The program has 200+ kids annually. The ideal candidate will need to be highly organized, prompt, reliable, and timely. The position requires energy, attention to detail, creativity, professionalism and willingness to work with a group of people towards the common goal of creating an outstanding after-school program. The safety of the children is the number one priority. Driver must be able to keep their group safe at all times and provide a fun, nurturing setting.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Meeting the physical, social and emotional needs of the children
  • Direct supervision of the children while transporting them to and from their activities
  • Direct supervision of the children while transporting them to and from their school
  • Ability to positively manage the group
  • Flexible and able to adapt to different activity changes with short notice
  • Follow instructions and guidelines of the Club J program
  • Responsible for check in/out procedure of child participants
  • Adhere to Club J policies and procedures
  • Keep track of where every child is at all times

Minimum Requirements

  • Pass background check with positive results
  • Have a license and clean driving record
  • TB Test required
  • Fingerprint Clearance Card required-we can process
  • CPR-we can process through training
  • Professional behavior
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to manage groups of children
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized
  • Problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Reliable/excellent attendance

Working Conditions / Location
Scottsdale, Arizona

Schedule
As needed and required by the position.

Status
Non-exempt

Physical Requirements / Demands
Sitting, standing, walking, repetitive motions, bending, stretching.

Education / Specialized Training
Valid driver’s license, CPR & First Aid.

Experience & Skills

  • Prior experience working with children ages 5 – 12
  • Experience driving a 15 passenger van or bus; preferred

Safety
Must practice and promote safety at all times.

To apply for this position, please fill out and submit this form.

Camp Counselor

DIRECT REPORT: Director of Camping Services

JOB SUMMARY: The Camp Counselor will report to the Director of Camping Services, Unit Leader, Lead Staff and other camp leadership members. The Camp Counselor is responsible for overseeing an age group of camper’s ages 5 thru 13 years, dependent on group assigned. The Camp Counselor’s primary responsibilities include providing a safe and memorable experience with the ability to teach valuable social skills, maintain positive relationships with campers and ensure their needs are met daily.

REQUIRED SKILLS / ABILITIES / CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Positive and high energy, proactive, requiring little direction, takes initiative and responsibility
  • Be willing to dress up, be silly, sing a song and lose the game when needed
  • Serve as a role model by displaying exemplary behavior at all times
  • Possess integrity, high ethical standards and ability to maintain poise throughout times of high stress
  • Excellent communication and ability to collaborate effectively with others in a team setting
  • Ensure a safe and nurturing environment; attending to the needs of campers as the number one priority
  • Provide support to campers through guidance, encouragement, recognition and fun
  • Help cultivate friendships between campers and establish a sense of belonging and community
  • Ability to remain flexible and adapt to changes and needs
  • Demonstrated reasoning skills and ability to make quick and sound judgment calls as well as the ability to resolve conflict with solution oriented approach
  • Ability to maintain a calm demeanor during an emergency/high stress situations while making sounds judgment calls
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
  • Motivation to contribute positively to JCC Shemesh camp at-large community
  • Integrate Jewish values into daily activities to foster an environment of growth, respect, and caring

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attend multi-day summer camp training and in-service camp trainings and meetings
  • Supervise a camp group ranging from 18 to 24 children (dependent on group assigned; Kinder thru 8th grade)
  • Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities
  • Implement planned activities, written curriculum plans for all open group times throughout summer and assigned weekly schedule
  • Responsible for the safety and wellbeing of each child in the group at all times
  • Facilitate camp activities such as games, crafts, songs, sports, skits, special events and other camp activities.
  • Supervise children during swim activities; this includes swimming with them, keeping children safe and engaged in the swim/pool activities
  • Supervise children during field trips and adhered to the highest level of safety
  • Ensure camper participation in activities
  • Set up and clean up materials for camp activities
  • Maintain a physical environment (indoors and outdoors) which is safe, clean and organized
  • Know and develop a positive relationship with each camper
  • Review each camper’s profile and plan for the camper accordingly
  • Ensure for the health, safety, and welfare of all campers in any area or programs at camp
  • Get to know all camp staff within the camp group and ensure their success through needed guidance, support and resources ensuring the staff members wellbeing
  • Maintain regular contact with campers’ parent/guardians in person
  • Provide behavior management guidance and intervention for campers as necessary, document and communicate accordingly
  • Attend assigned overnight trips (Dependent on assigned unit: grades 3rd &4th Tucson overnighter June 18th thru 19th, all camper over nighter July 1st thru 2nd, grades 5th-8th July 9th thru 10th )
  • Create a culture of trust, respect and feedback within the assigned group
  • Adhere to all JCC, DHS and ACA compliance standards and best practices
  • Implement and collect weekly camper evaluations
  • Help facilitate daily snack
  • Help facilitate daily Shuk sales
  • Provide an atmosphere for developing good morale and well-being among all staff
  • Ensure that programs are aligned with the VOSJCC values and provides a culturally rich Jewish based camp experience while promoting a welcoming environment for all
  • Other duties as assigned

WORKING CONDITIONS / LOCATION: Exposed to outdoor weather, extreme heat and health club environment

SCHEDULE: Non-Exempt Seasonal Part-Time

  • Mandatory Camp Training
    • 17th (9:00am-5:30pm)
    • 18th-20th (3:00pm-9:30pm)
  • Camp Season: May 26th-July 31st
    • Only allow up to 5 days off
  • Camp Hours: Monday & Field Trip Days 8:15am-4:30pm & Tuesday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Camp cleanup day Saturday August 2nd (8:30am-4:30pm)
  • As well as department events as directed
  • Hours may vary depending on camp needs

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / DEMANDS:

  • Must be able to work in an outside environment, in excessive heat and walk, stand and sit for prolonged periods of time.
  • Must be able to have the capable of lifting 30 pounds and carry and move tables, chairs, and other program equipment.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE/ SPECIALIZED TRAINING:

  • At least 18 years of age (under 18 must apply for Jr. Counselor)
  • Commitment and ability to work full 10 weeks of camp (May 26-August 2) and training dates (May 17th-20th)
  • Minimum 1 year professional experience working with youth grades K-12
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification (employees responsibility to obtain)
  • Pass TB test (to be paid by JCC)
  • Pass fingerprint clearance (to be paid by JCC)

SAFETY: Must practice and promote safety at all times.

To apply for this position, please fill out and submit this form.

Lead Camp Counselor

DIRECT REPORT: Director of Camping Services

JOB SUMMARY: The Lead Camp Counselor will report to the Director of Camping Services and is responsible for overseeing an age group of camper’s ages 5 thru 13 years, dependent on group assigned. The Unit Leader Assistant’s primary responsibilities include maintaining positive relationships with campers and ensuring their needs are met, supervising and guiding camp staff, assisting in the creation and facilitation of camp activities and parent communication. In addition, the Unit Leader Assistant will assist with pre-camp planning.

REQUIRED SKILLS / ABILITIES / CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Positive and high energy, proactive, requiring little direction, takes initiative and responsibility
  • Be willing to dress up, be silly, sing a song and lose the game when needed
  • Serve as a role model by displaying exemplary behavior at all times
  • Excellent communication and ability to collaborate effectively with others in a team setting
  • Provide support to camp counselors through training, guidance, encouragement, recognition, fun and using motivational tactics
  • Ensure a safe and nurturing environment; attending to the needs of campers as the number one priority
  • Provide support to campers through guidance, encouragement, recognition and fun
  • Help cultivate friendships between campers and establish a sense of belonging and community
  • Ability to remain flexible and adapt to changes and needs
  • Demonstrated reasoning skills and ability to make quick and sound judgment calls as well as the ability to resolve conflict with solution oriented approach. Seeks assistance from the Camp Director when appropriate
  • Possess integrity, high ethical standards and ability to maintain poise throughout times of high stress
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
  • Motivation to contribute positively to JCC Shemesh camp at-large community
  • Integrate Jewish values into daily activities to foster an environment of growth, respect, and caring

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attend multi-day summer camp training and in-service camp trainings and meetings
  • Supervise a camp group ranging from 18 to 24 children (dependent on group assigned; Kinder thru 8th grade)
  • Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities
  • Implement planned activities, written curriculum plans for all open group times throughout summer and assigned weekly schedule
  • Facilitate camp activities such as games, crafts, songs, sports, skits, special events and other camp activities.
  • Supervise children during swim activities; this includes swimming with them, keeping children safe and engaged in the swim/pool activities
  • Lead and supervise children during field trips and adhered to the highest level of safety
  • Responsible for the safety and wellbeing of each child in the group at all times
  • Set up and clean up materials for camp activities
  • Ensure camper participation in activities
  • Get to know all camp staff within the camp group and ensure their success through needed guidance, support and resources ensuring the staff members wellbeing
  • Review each camper’s profile and plan for the camper accordingly
  • Maintain a physical environment (indoors and outdoors) which is safe, attractive, and clean
  • Ensure for the health, safety, and welfare of all campers in any area or programs at camp
  • Maintain regular contact with campers’ parent/guardians in person and daily thru Remini app
  • Provide behavior management guidance and intervention for campers as necessary, document and communicate accordingly
  • Act as next level up in camper or staff issues that may arise during the summer. Seek assistance form Unit Leader, Assistant and/or Camp Director as needed
  • Attend assigned overnight trips (Dependent on assigned unit: grades 3rd &4th Tucson overnighter June 18th thru 19th, all camper overnighter July 1st thru 2nd, grades 5th-8th July 9th thru 10th )
  • Create a culture of trust, respect and feedback within the assigned group
  • Oversee Camp Counselors, Inclusion Counselors, and performance while implementing JCC, DHS and ACA compliance standards and best practices
  • Provide staff development through regular performance observations and feedback in areas staff are doing well in and/or can improve, providing praise and encouragement
  • Assist Unit Leaders in feedback/completion in regarding performance evaluations for Camp Counselors & Inclusions Counselors
  • Monitor and ensure staff are abiding by the staff schedule and report if staff are late, absent and if group is over or under staffed
  • Give feedback regarding bunking campers
  • Implement and collect weekly camper evaluations
  • Help facilitate daily snack
  • Help facilitate daily Shuk sales
  • Provide an atmosphere for developing good morale and well-being among all staff
  • Ensure that programs are aligned with the VOSJCC values and provides a culturally rich Jewish based camp experience while promoting a welcoming environment for all
  • Other duties as assigned

WORKING CONDITIONS / LOCATION: Exposed to outdoor weather, extreme heat and health club environment

SCHEDULE: Non-Exempt Seasonal Part-Time

  • Mandatory Camp Training
    • 17th (9:00am-5:30pm)
    • 18th-20th (3:00pm-9:30pm)
  • Camp Season: May 26th-July 31st
    • Only allow up to 5 days off
  • Camp Hours: Monday & Field Trip Days 8:15am-4:30pm & Tuesday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Camp cleanup day Saturday August 1st (8:30am-4:30pm)
  • As well as department events as directed
  • Hours may vary depending on camp needs

COMPENSATION: $12.75 per hour and .25 for every pervious Shemesh Summer worked

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / DEMANDS:

  • Must be able to work in an outside environment, in excessive heat and walk, stand and sit for prolonged periods of time.
  • Must be able to have the capable of lifting 30 pounds and carry and move tables, chairs, and other program equipment.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE/ SPECIALIZED TRAINING:

  • At least 18 years of age (under 18 must apply for Jr. Counselor)
  • Commitment and ability to work full 10 weeks of camp (May 26-August 2) and training dates (May 17th-20th)
  • Minimum 1 year professional experience working with youth grades K-12
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification (employees responsibility to obtain)
  • Pass TB test (to be paid by JCC)
  • Pass fingerprint clearance (to be paid by JCC).

SAFETY: Must practice and promote safety at all times

To apply for this position, please fill out and submit this form.