Long Island Consortium Camp Director

Commonpoint Queens - Forest Hills, NY


Primary responsibilities include all aspects of day camp oversight including strategic planning and visioning, marketing and recruitment, staff hiring and development, finance, fundraising, year-round engagement of camp community members, and board development. Scope of influence includes hundreds of campers and families, full-time and part-time staff, and the communities of Commonpoint Queens (Samuel Field Y, Central Queens Y), Friedberg JCC, and The Suffolk Y JCC.


Oversee, lead, and establish Jewish mission and vision for a brand-new day camp program that will combine and reinvent current programs of three different JCC’s
Develop and maintain relationships with myriad stakeholders to build and grow the consortium camp brand, culture, identity, and community
Plan, track, and expand program budget in partnership with executive leadership in order to grow enrollment and increase revenue year after year
Recruit, lead, and develop high performing, year-round team of associate directors and seasonal camp staff
Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation and training, and consistent quality of communications and systems
Facilitate the work of an active governing board composed of professional and voluntary leaders from the partner institutions
Actively work on fundraising and grant development for the new camp through coordinated fundraising activities with the partner agencies
Actively participate in Foundation for Jewish Camp’s incubator initiative to cultivate new camp program alongside field experts

5+ years of relevant Jewish camp directing experience
Master’s degree in education, Jewish experiential education, social work, public administration or related field preferred
Eagerness and proven ability to build something new from the ground-up while respecting established cultures and ideals
Knowledge and familiarity with Long Island and Queens’s diverse Jewish communities as well as JCCs
Ability to be flexible and to adjust work schedule to reflect varying needs of camp life, year-round and in the summer
Deep commitment to and 5+ years of experience supervising and developing year-round and seasonal staff
Effective verbal, listening and written communication skills
Effective organizational, stress and time management skills
High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
Excellent analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills
Ability to work with a diverse group of people

Ability to travel to all three sites within Commonpoint Queens as well as Friedberg JCC and The Suffolk JCC.

Schedule: Full time
Location: CQ/SF
To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Victoria Downey at VDowney@CommonpointQueens.org with the subject "Long Island Consortium Camp Director."