Summer Camp Division Head - New Country Day Camp

Job Type

Full Time




New York
New York
United States


Title: Summer Camp Division Heads - New Country Day Camp

Division - Department: 14th Street Y – Summer Programs

Job Classification: Non-Union – PT – FT (Full Time during camp program, June-August)

Supervisor: Division Manager




Division Heads will be responsible for the overall well-being of approximately 100+ campers at a time within a given age group at New Country Day Camp, which serves a population of campers entering K-8. They will also be responsible for ongoing communication with the families of the given age group, and the supervision of the counselors within the age division.




  • Direct client group: Campers (Age assignment TBD)
  • Directly supervises counselors
  • Directly supervised by Division Manager
  • Serves as direct contact for families of participants in matters directly related to their camper




Camper Care

  • Be responsible for the overall well-being of approximately 100+ campers and 20+ counselors at a time, including but not limited to physical and emotional needs
  • Maintain organized systems and records of camper and staff attendance, injuries, accidents, and other important information
  • Learn, understand, and promote camp’s mission and values which include Jewish sensibilities such as Tikkun Olam (repairing the world through sustainable practices), our Open Tent philosophy of inclusion, and more
  • Consult with Director of Jewish Life and Culture and Division Manager to plan and execute special weekly division-wide programming
  • Be present at pool complex for swim periods and support Swim Coordinator in an ease of flow from locker rooms into swim sections
  • Work with Operations Manager on ordering of supplies for division and program units, as well as maintaining an organized inventory and balanced budget
  • Be responsible for overall cleanliness and organization of division shelter and surrounding area

Logistics and Communications

  • Attend pre-camp meetings with families and/or staff as needed
  • Be available for conversations with parents in the spring and camp season
  • Write first day of session and help with weekly emails to division families
  • Write weekly emails to staff detailing important information for the week ahead, and boosting morale
  • Communicate as needed with Unit Heads and Support Supervisors regarding camper needs and concerns
  • Actively participate in NCDC’s sustainability and waste management efforts


Leadership and Staff Supervision

  • As a member of the NCDC Supervisory Staff, exhibit a role of leadership at all times
  • Be present at all days of orientation, camp and staff meetings during the camp season
  • Proactively problem solve and motivate colleagues as difficult moments present themselves throughout the camp season; encourage flexibility and understanding as means to achieve common goals
  • Establish and promote a commitment to the mission and vision of New Country Day Camp
  • Execute and follow the NCDC supervision model with counselor supervisees, including check-ins, on the ground trainings, and formal evaluations, which should be handed in to the full-time camp staff after the summer in a timely manner 


Required Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, social sciences, liberal arts or equivalent professional experience required
  • 3+ years of camp experience, supervisory experience preferred
  • Competent in Microsoft Suite
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred
  • Excellent organizational and oral/written communication skills
  • Ability to interact with children and colleagues of diverse cultural and social backgrounds
  • Skilled and passionate about education and communication
  • Fast learner with ability to work independently and collaboratively

Role Key Competencies

  • Responsibility
  • Leadership
  • Delegation
  • Communication
  • Diligence

EEO Info

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Educational Alliance takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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