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Job Title: Unit Leader

Department/Program: Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia– Camp Achva

CAMP OVERVIEW

Powered by the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia, in collaboration with Gesher Jewish Day School, Camp Achva provides fun and formative summer experiences for school-age children in grades K–10. Since 1969, Camp Achva has been the premier Jewish day camp in Northern Virginia. Following a traditional day camp model, our vision is to create a safe space for campers and staff to learn and grow through building relationships with each other, engaging in meaningful programming, and embracing old and new camp traditions infused with Jewish culture.

Through daily scheduling, special events, and leadership opportunities, campers of all ages look forward to augmented, age-appropriate programming that builds upon itself each year until our campers are, ultimately, old enough to be able to join our staff as counselors themselves.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Unit Leader will be responsible for the direct support and supervision of the general counselors in their unit. They provide support in all facets of the camp experience to the staff, so that the counselors can perform their jobs at the highest possible level. They are available to the staff members, campers and parents as a resource for all aspects of camp.

General Responsibilities

• Be a Role Model for both staff and campers of how to represent Camp Achva and the JCC in a positive manner

• Uphold and support the mission and vision of Camp Achva and the JCC

• Follow and enforce all of Camp Achva and the JCC’s policies

• Accept all other responsibilities as necessary

Programming Responsibilities

• Attend pre-camp planning meetings with the Leadership Team

• Assist in the planning/organization/implementation of special events and other Camp Achva functions

• Assist in planning and participate in staff trainings

• Arrange contingency plans for outdoor activities that may be cancelled due to weather

Supervisory Responsibilities

• Engage and actively supervise all staff members in your unit

• Evaluate the staff members in your unit informally throughout the summer and two times formally during the summer (mid-summer and end-of-summer)

• Set weekly meetings/check-ins with staff members in your unit

• Report any on-going staffing concerns to Assistant Director

Daily Responsibilities

• Record daily attendance and deliver to the Office Manager

• Ensure prompt arrival and dismissal of camp groups to/from activities

• Ensure counselors are engaged and actively supervising the campers

• Report any ongoing camper behavioral issues

• Collect Daily Report Forms from all groups in your unit

• Collect and handle any Incident Reports that may require immediate attention

• Communicate daily with Assistant Director as needed

• Record and communicate any significant events of the day

• Communicate effectively with the parents regarding any incidents/behavior issues/positive experiences of the camper’s day

QUALIFICATIONS

• At least 21 years of age and/or have a bachelor’s degree

• Have 3-5+ years’ experience in working with children

• Experience working with children with special needs

• Knowledge of summer camp, including managing large groups of children and staff

• Sound judgement about what is appropriate vs inappropriate

• Experience managing multiple problems/situations at once

• Team player who is also able to work independently and manage their own schedule

• Commitment to working collaboratively with others

• Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing needs

STATUS

• Member of Camp Achva Leadership Team

• Full-time, Seasonal; Mondays through Fridays, June 14 – August 13

• Hours: 8am – 4:30pm during the summer. May require some evenings to make parent phone calls

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Unit Leader

Department/Program: Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia– Camp Achva

CAMP OVERVIEW

Powered by the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia, in collaboration with Gesher Jewish Day School, Camp…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    June 14, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Location

On-site
Fairfax, VA, USA

How to Apply

TO APPLY

Fill out the staff application at http://jcampsnova.campmanagement.com/staff or email CampAchva@theJ.org with any questions.

TO APPLY

Fill out the staff application at http://jcampsnova.campmanagement.com/staff or email CampAchva@theJ.org with any questions.

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