Begin a Career With The J

It’s an exciting time to work at JCC Denver! Working at The J offers one the chance to be part of a dynamic and growing professional family that is rooted in Jewish Tradition and exists to serve the greater community. From our highly selective recruiting and hiring practices to the competitive benefits package we offer to our employees, The J works hard to ensure that our team is composed of the most qualified and passionate individuals for the job.

The J offers a wide variety of programs and activities for people of all ages and we are always looking for great candidates in numerous fields. The JCC is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity for all.

Explore our listings below to see if there’s an opportunity that’s right for you.

Administration and Programming

Position Title: Music Teacher
Job Type: Part Time
Reports to: Director of Family Programs/Assistant Director of Family Programs

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead weekly classes for parents and their young children, ages 0-3
  • This position requires a flexible schedule and availability on Sundays

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Preschool music teacher training
  • Understanding of childhood development
  • Great interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for teaching
  • Strong vocal skills
  • Repertoire of fun songs
  • Knowledge of Jewish songs or a willingness to learn
  • Effective, clear and concise verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as needed, required, or assigned
  • Knowledge of, and respect for, the mission of the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center
  • Knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center, including its Employee Handbook, and ability to abide by them

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred

  • Ability to play an instrument

Physical Demands and Working Environment

Physical demands

  • The position requires the incumbent to remain in the sitting position for prolonged hours. While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to fifteen (15) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work environment

  • Working conditions may include being in an open (shared) cubicle/workspace area.

Disclaimer

This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of every duty and responsibility which will ever be required of an employee in this position, however, the employee will be held responsible for all duties assigned.

Application Process

Please include your resume and/or letter of interest, outlining your education and experience in order to be considered for this position. Email jobs@jccdenver.org with the position title in the subject line.

Position Title: Parent/Tot Tumbling Teacher
FLSA Category: Part Time, Non-Exempt
Reports to: Director of Family Programs/Assistant Director of Family Programs

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead weekly classes for parents and their young children, ages 0-5

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Gymnastics/tumbling training and experience
  • Knowledge of childhood development
  • Basic gymnastic skills and safety technique
  • Great interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for teaching
  • Experience creating lesson plans
  • Effective, clear and concise verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as needed, required, or assigned
  • Knowledge of, and respect for, the mission of the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center
  • Knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center, including its Employee Handbook, and ability to abide by them

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred

  • Strong voice
  • Repertoire of fun songs

Physical Demands and Working Environment

Physical demands

The position requires the incumbent to remain in the sitting position for prolonged hours. While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to fifteen (15) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work environment

Working conditions may include being in an open (shared) cubicle/workspace area.

Disclaimer

This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of every duty and responsibility which will ever be required of an employee in this position, however, the employee will be held responsible for all duties assigned.

Application Process

Please include your resume and/or letter of interest, outlining your education and experience in order to be considered for this position. Email jobs@jccdenver.org with the position title in the subject line.

Human Resources

Position Title: Human Resources & Payroll Coordinator

FLSA Category:  Full Time, Non-exempt

Reports to: Director of Human Resources 

Position Summary:

The Human Resources & Payroll Coordinator will provide administrative support to the HR department with responsibilities in recruiting, onboarding, payroll and benefits administration and employee relations. This position requires a high level of interpersonal, efficiency and administrative and computer skills.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with recruiting; collect requisition forms, post jobs, source candidates, conduct phone reference checks, create offer letters, maintain applicant files in accordance with federal and state requirements.
  • Assist with New Hire Onboarding process; coordinate new hire paperwork, initiate background checks, set up new hire training.
  • Assist with employee relations issues as directed by Director of Human Resources.
  • Manage personnel files, ensure compliance with federal and state laws.
  • Maintain online payroll records and run reports as directed by Director of Human Resources.
  • Process payroll on a bi-weekly basis
  • Audit and input new hire paperwork and payroll changes into HR/Payroll software system, in a timely manner
  • Ensure accuracy of all relevant deductions and final pay
  • Properly calculate all overtime and shift differential pay
  • Input missing employee time and attendance data (i.e. missed punches)
  • Run final payroll reports and 401(k) ad-hoc reports
  • Ensure compliance with relevant Department of Labor laws and guidance
  • Maintain payroll records according to state and federal requirements
  • Interface with internal and external customers to resolve problems, in a timely manner
  • Assist with development and implementation of internal controls and policies and procedures
  • Complete state and federal DOL forms as they relate to payroll
  • Other duties and special projects as deemed necessary.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Associate’s Degree required. Bachelor preferred.
  • Must have one year of payroll processing experience. Paycom experience highly desired.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Microsoft Office proficiency with intermediate Excel skills
  • Ability to complete multiple tasks within critical deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to maintain highest degree of confidentiality
  • Effective, clear and concise verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as needed, required, or assigned
  • Knowledge of, and respect for, the mission of the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center
  • Knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center, including its Employee Handbook, and ability to abide by them

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Preferred:

  • Experience with payroll processes
  • Basic accounting preferred
  • Experience with computerized financial systems and membership databases preferred
  • Customer service background
  • Proficiency in MS Office, PowerPoint and GoogleDocs
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to maintain highest degree of confidentiality
  • Effective, clear and concise verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work within and contribute to a team environment
  • Highly developed ability to work in a detail-oriented, multi-task environment, meeting deadlines and setting priorities under pressure
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as needed, required, or assigned
  • Knowledge of, and respect for, the mission of the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center

 

Physical Demands and Working Environment

  • Physical demands: The position requires the incumbent to remain in the sitting position for prolonged hours. While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to fifteen (15) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: Working conditions may include being in an open (shared) cubicle/workspace area.

 

Disclaimer

This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of every duty and responsibility which will ever be required of an employee in this position, however, the employee will be held responsible for all duties assigned.

Development

Celebrating its 95th year in the Denver community, the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center is a vibrant and inclusive family and social gathering place that provides educational, cultural and recreational programs to serve and strengthen the community, guided by timeless Jewish values.

Position Title: Donor Relations & Events Specialist

FLSA Category:  Full Time, Exempt

Reports to: Director of Development

The Donor Relations & Events Specialist is responsible for implementing a special events strategy as part of a comprehensive annual fundraising plan for the JCC. This person will be responsible for facilitating development, planning, marketing, publicizing, budgeting, staffing, implementation and evaluation for events. This person will serve as technical advisor and consultant on a variety of program‐related events throughout the year. They will support other Development staff & lay leadership in gift solicitation and donor meetings. The Donor Relations & Events Specialist will be as an integral member of the Development team in providing a high level of customer service and donor stewardship.

 Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, manage and produce large agency fundraising events from developmental to evaluation stages, including the Annual Dinner:
    • Responsible for collaborating in the development of and adhering to event budgets and goals, including ongoing tracking of income.
    • Organize committee meetings & send minutes afterwards
    • Maintain communication with committee/ subcommittees/ staff/ volunteers leading up to event
    • Provide aesthetic inspiration and design expertise in planning events.
    • Manage contract negotiations with venue, catering, décor and other vendors and/or liaise with Event Planning company, where applicable.
    • Collaborate with JCC Marketing Department to develop materials that implement committee’s vision of the event.
    • Collaborate with JCC internal staff for any on-site events.
    • Motivate on-site staff and volunteers to ensure outstanding customer service at event.
  • Manage donor and prospect cultivation events throughout the year, including receptions and dinners connected to performances and lectures and smaller, parlor meeting style events.
  • Provide event support for department level (smaller) fundraising programs, which may range from advising to technical production to actual planning and execution of a variety of events.
  • Work closely and in partnership with JCC volunteer leadership, including event chairs and committee members, development committee and other board members, providing leadership and support as appropriate. Help to coordinate individual meetings or solicitations and prepare information for solicitors.
  • Work closely and in partnership with JCC program staff, development staff and the staff of other departments, providing leadership and support as appropriate.
  • Cultivate relationships with donors, prospective donors, sponsors, vendors and other businesses in support of JCC events.
  • Manage the acquisition and stewardship of corporate sponsorships.
  • Track sponsorship benefit levels for various events, and ensure corporate and individual donor sponsorship satisfaction.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Various Microsoft Office programs
  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission of the JCC
  • Team player who also displays initiative and ability to be a self-starter and self-motivator
  • Knowledge of the local community is preferred
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be highly organized
  • Ability to complete multiple tasks within critical deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain highest degree of confidentiality
  • Experience in fundraising and special event planning for Jewish communal institutions is helpful but not required
  • Strong computer skills
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving and decision making skills

Physical Demands and Working Environment

  • Physical demands: The position requires the incumbent to remain in the sitting position for prolonged hours. While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to fifteen (15) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: Working conditions may include being in an open (shared) cubicle/workspace area.

Disclaimer

This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of every duty and responsibility which will ever be required of an employee in this position, however, the employee will be held responsible for all duties assigned.

Early Childhood Center / Pre-School

ECC Support Educator –  Full Time

The JCC Early Childhood Center is a Jewish, Reggio-inspired school with 13 classrooms and around 35 staff. This is a support  teacher position for all of our rooms.

Our program is designed to help develop the whole child: socially, intellectually, emotionally and physically. We encourage the development of children’s inner resources: curiosity, creativity, imagination, independence, a love of learning and self-esteem. We are looking for caring and inspired teachers who are eager to explore and discover alongside children to promote a culture of continuous learning!

The ideal candidate will either possess a degree in early childhood education, elementary education, or child development or is currently enrolled in a degree program. Candidates should have experience in and/or knowledge of emergent curriculum and developmentally appropriate practice as well as experience working with toddlers.

First and foremost, candidates will be emotionally responsive in their work with children, and wish to be part of a larger community that enriches children’s lives by co-constructing meaningful learning experiences.

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@jccdenver.org in order to be considered for this position.

ECC Infant Educator – Part Time

The JCC ECC is a Jewish, Reggio-inspired school with 13 classrooms and around 35 staff.

This teaching position will support our infant classrooms. Our program is designed to help develop the whole child: socially, intellectually, emotionally and physically. We encourage the development of children’s inner resources: curiosity, creativity, imagination, independence, a love of learning and self-esteem. We are looking for caring and inspired teachers who are eager to explore and discover alongside children to promote a culture of continuous learning!

The ideal candidate will either possess a degree in early childhood education, elementary education, or child development or is currently enrolled in a degree program. The candidate will have experience in and/or knowledge of emergent curriculum and developmentally appropriate practice. Candidate will have experience working with infants.

First and foremost, candidates will be emotionally responsive in their work with children, and wish to be part of a larger community that enriches children’s lives by co-constructing meaningful learning experiences.

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@jccdenver.org in order to be considered for this position.

ECC Infant Educator – Full Time

The Early Childhood Center at the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center is a Jewish, Reggio-inspired school with 13 classrooms and around 35 staff.

This is a co-teaching position in one of our infant classrooms, Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 5:30 PM. Our program is designed to help develop the whole child: socially, intellectually, emotionally and physically. We encourage the development of children’s inner resources: curiosity, creativity, imagination, independence, a love of learning and self-esteem. We are looking for caring and inspired teachers who are eager to explore and discover alongside children to promote a culture of continuous learning!

The ideal candidate will either possess a degree in early childhood education, elementary education, or child development or currently be enrolled in a degree program. The candidate will have experience in and/or knowledge of emergent curriculum and developmentally appropriate practice. Candidate will have experience working with infants.

First and foremost, candidates will be emotionally responsive in their work with children, and wish to be part of a larger community that enriches children’s lives by co-constructing meaningful learning experiences.

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@jccdenver.org in order to be considered for this position.

Fitness & Aquatics

Essential Job Duties/Supportive Functions

  • Adheres to policies of the Sports and Fitness Center, and the Robert E Loup Jewish Community Center.
  • Strong customer service and communication skills.
  • Availability on a variety of time and days.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Group Exercise Experience
  • Current CPR/AED certification
  • Nationally recognized Group Exercise Certification
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Efficient, well organized, and on time
  • Professional manner, discretion, and appearance
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, and motivational

Please email jobs@jccdenver.org for an application.

The JCC Denver is looking for aquatics professionals to start immediately. We may be able to assist you to become Lifeguard/CPR/AED certified. Ask us how!

We are looking for professionals for all shifts with specific emphasis on early morning and midday shifts.

Lifeguards must ensure a fun, yet safe swimming environment for all users of the facility.

This includes:

  • Patron Surveillance
  • Rule Enforcement
  • Accident Prevention
  • Daily Pool and Facility Maintenance

Lifeguards are expected to provide excellent customer service to all members, guests, and JCC staff.

Qualifications

  • Lifeguarding Certification
  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer
  • AED Certification
  • Ability to lift 50lbs and work indoors and outdoors

Note: Due to the nature of the job, applicants are subject to a criminal background check.

Application Process

Qualified candidates can send resume and cover letter to jobs@jccdenver.org.

Title: Pilates Instructor
FLSA Category: Part Time, Commission-based
Reports To: Lead Pilates Instructor

We are currently seeking Pilates Instructors for immediate consideration.

The JCC’s state of the art Pilates studio includes seven Balanced Body reformers, three Wunda chairs, three towers, Arcs and a Cadillac in addition to other Pilates equipment.

Essential Job Duties/Supportive Functions

  • Adheres to policies of the Sports & Fitness Center and the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center.
  • Tracks Private client sessions and/or records attendance for each class.
  • Maintains current CPR/AED and Pilates instructor certifications.
  • Reports any incidents or accidents to the Lead Instructor and/or the Sports & Fitness Director.
  • Arrives 5-10 minutes before the start of each class to make preparations (e.g., music, sound equipment, lights, fans, etc.).
  • Ends each class promptly, ensuring that all equipment is properly stored; lights, sound system, and fans are turned off (if appropriate); and returns the microphone (mat classes) to the fitness desk.
  • Conducts safe and effective Pilates classes, each of which should include exercises appropriate to the level of the class taught.
  • Instructor offers variations as needed to accommodate class participants.
  • Recognizes and reports signs of distress in class participants and follows the emergency plan of action.
  • Forwards all questions, complaints, and suggestions to the Lead Instructor and/or Sports & Fitness Director for follow up.
  • Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Certification from a nationally recognized agency (PMA-recognized training programs)
  • Current CPR/AED certification
  • Must be able to move or adjust Reformers, Trapeze Table, and/or Wunda Chairs, and other various apparatus
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Efficient, well organized, and on time
  • Professional manner, discretion, and appearance
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, and motivational

Application Process

Please email jobs@jccdenver.org for an application.

Job Title: Swim Instructor

Job Summary

Responsible for planning and organizing personal class teaching outlines, methods and goals that support the general teaching outlines provided by the Swim Lessons Coordinator. This position is directly responsible for enforcing pool safety standards and facility operational rules for all participants in each swim class. This position requires positive public relations with parents/guardians of class students helping them recognize and understand swimming developments and achievements.

Job Functions

  • Work hours as scheduled which includes beginning and ending class on time; remaining after class to answer participant and/or parent questions as needed, and clean up supplies
  • Attend scheduled class preparation time to arrange lesson plans, equipment, and any paperwork associated with classes
  • Instructs, tests, and evaluates students participating in any aspect of the JCC swim program
  • Maintains order and discipline in classes to ensure a safe environment and promote a learning atmosphere
  • Submits completed report cards, skills sheets and attendance information in a timely manner
  • Attends mandatory meetings and training sessions as scheduled
  • Provides a positive example to participants through conduct, dress, and manners
  • Represents the Jewish Community Center in a positive, professional manner to the community
  • Prevents accidents through enforcements of policies, rules and regulations governing the conduct of patrons using the pool and surrounding area
  • Teaches to the standard set in place by the Jewish Community Center
  • Other duties as assigned
  • *The description does not list every function of the position

Minimum Qualifications

Certifications

  • Current certification in American Red Cross CPR
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard training and First Aid (preferred)

Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge and application of swimming and water safety skills
  • Thorough knowledge and application of teaching swimming and water safety skills
  • An understanding of facility characteristics, rules, policies, and procedures
  • Ability to positively interact with the general public
  • Ability to demonstrate skills as required for class content and use teaching aids such as kickboards, diving rings, lifejackets, etc.
  • Leadership and public relations skills
  • Communication skills
  • Decision making skills

Qualified candidates can send resume and cover letter to jobs@jccdenver.org.

Fitness & Wellness Manager

Job Title: Fitness and Wellness Manager
Department: Fitness
Reports to: Director, Fitness and Membership Services
FLSA Status:  Full-time, exempt position

Summary:

The Fitness and Wellness Manager is responsible for fitness center operations, programming, and member experience.  At the same time, operationally deliver products within established budget and drive to exceed revenue and participation goals. Our goal is to exceed our members’ expectations in the areas of member experience, customer service, and achieving their personal goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Hire, supervise, mentor, and evaluate staff for the fitness and wellness programs at the JCC, this includes Personal Trainers, Group Exercise Manager(s), Assistant Fitness Managers, etc. Ensure all staff are current on required certifications and safety trainings. Set clear expectations for each member of the team, hold accountable and provide guidance and feedback on a regular basis. Establish schedules to ensure our ability to meet customer needs for service and safety.
  • Fitness Center staff members function as emergency responders for the JCC along with Aquatics staff. Ensure all staff are properly certified and understand JCC Emergency Procedures.
  • Ensure excellent customer service and customer responsiveness to all customers, internal and external, from yourself and the Fitness staff
  • Together with the team, identify needs and develop innovative programming which meets the fitness and wellness needs of the JCC’s diverse membership
  • Manage fitness operations with a focus on excellence. Ensure standard procedures are followed, implemented, and continuously improved. (i.e. recordkeeping, physical inspections, maintenance, Operational Standards Evaluations, payroll, OSHA, etc.)
  • Manage equipment ensuring proper service, maintenance, and communications. Make recommendations on replacement and ordering of new equipment.
  • Along with Director, develop the budgets for the department, and monitor progress on a monthly basis as a part of annual goals
  • Understand and be committed to the mission and vision of the JCC. Be knowledgeable about programming at the J and advocate for both programs and staff.  Participate in and promote programs and events.
  • Drive the integration and cross-promotion of programs across the entire organization to maximize participation and revenue
  • Coordinate with other departments within the JCC to identify opportunities and develop interdepartmental programming. Develop and ensure effective collaboration between the Fitness and Wellness staff both within the team and with other JCC departments.
  • Develop and implement strategies for improving participation and financial outcomes for programming while still meeting the fitness and wellness needs for members from all age groups and fitness levels
  • Work closely with Marketing to develop and implement marketing initiatives and budgets. Monitor for effectiveness and impact toward goals (revenue, participation, communication, etc.)
  • Monitor fitness and wellness programs, services and sales activities of the JCC as well as those of our competitors. Analyze and recommend changes and/or new concepts to keep our product/equipment offerings current.
  • Track and prepare program reports (participation, revenue, sales, etc.) and monitor progress vs. goal
  • Ensure proper rendering and payroll procedures are implemented and followed. Train staff as needed; audit on regular basis.
  • Follow all policies and procedures of the JCC and ensure that the Fitness team does the same
  • Attend necessary meetings, events and training sessions as required
  • Other duties as assigned by manager

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED required. BA/BS in related field is preferred.
  • Must hold a current, nationally recognized personal or athletic trainer certification
  • Prior supervisory/management experience is required
  • Experience with fitness industry member management software is desired and or demonstrated ability to learn new software applications
  • Must be familiar with retail point of sale processes and best practices
  • Basic knowledge of fitness equipment, service and maintenance is desired
  • Strongly developed customer service skills as demonstrated through prior work experiences are required
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access)
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills are required
  • Current American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED for Professional Rescuer is required, training provided if expired
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to include evenings and weekends is required
  • Physically must be able to bend, stoop, carry, and lift up to 50 lbs as well as assist with larger lifts

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@jccdenver.org in order to be considered for this position.

Camps

Position: Teva (Nature) & Team Building Specialist
Location: JCC Camp Shai
Reports to: Camp Shai & Youth Programs Director

Summary: The Teva (Nature) & Team Building Specialist is responsible for planning and leading Teva and team building activities throughout the summer. This position will be responsible for creating activities related to this specialty area that are geared toward large and small groups of campers and Counselors in Training, creating a chug throughout the summer (free choice activity), Friday FUNday, etc. Specialists will also be responsible for camper care and helping ensure camper safety and wellbeing throughout the summer. This Specialist will serve as a role model, mentor, coach, and instructor to all campers with the greater goal to help all campers grow, learn new skills, form friendships, and most importantly – HAVE FUN.

Skills/Abilities:
• Flexible
• Organized
• Safety-conscious
• Ability to facilitate conflict resolution
• Creative

Physical/Mental Requirements: (ADA Compliance)
• Mental requirements include, but are not limited to, the ability to concentrate, take initiative, cope with stress, adapt to and stay alert in a business environment
• In order to perform the essential duties of the job, the employee must be able to speak, hear, see, and walk more than two miles each day
• Must have the ability to work long hours

Key Responsibilities:
• Model the expectations we set for each other and our campers
• Create an atmosphere of energy and excitement about teva and teambuilding
• Prepare materials and/or equipment for all teva and teambuilding activities
• Develop and implement all teva and teambuilding activities to be integrated with Camp Shai’s weekly themes and values
• Design activity plans that are modified to different age groups and inclusive of campers with special needs; work with appropriate staff member to make this happen (make modifications to create accessibility)
• Facilitate activities in a way that fosters the development of creativity, self-expression, positive social relationships, conflict resolution skills, etc.
• Support campers in developing positive attitudes toward learning new skills and refining old ones
• Will be responsible for maintaining the allotted budget and providing supply requests to the Camp Directors two weeks in advance
• Responsible for the caring of and maintenance of equipment, supplies, and property of the JCC
• Lead teva and leadership activities and engage campers and staff in celebrating our camp community, mission, and values, through learning opportunities
• Create and maintain a binder of all activities and resources to be turned into Camp Director at end of the summer
• Lead teva and leadership activities with staff during staff training
• Assist with other camp responsibilities deemed necessary by the Camp Director/Assistant Camp Director and/or direct supervisor
• Participate in staff training prior to camp and weekly staff meetings either before or after camp hours as determined by Camp Director.

Education/Qualifications/Certifications:
• Must be 18 years old.
• Some college education or be a high school graduate (or completed GED)
• At least one year of experience working with children preferred (previous camp experience preferred)
• First Aid & CPR Certifications Mandatory, Camp Shai can provide training if needed
• Must be high-energy, enthusiastic, creative, and open-minded!

All paperwork including fingerprints, background checks, etc. MUST be filled out prior to your start date with Camp Shai.

Click HERE for job application. Contact Courtney Jacobson at cjacobson@jccdenver.org or at 303.316.6392 with any questions.

Position: Sunset Care Counselor
Location: JCC Camp Shai
Reports to: Assistant Director/Director of Camp Shai & Youth Programs

Summary: This is a part-time position for weekdays from 3:30 – 6:00 pm. Sunset counselors are responsible for facilitating the two hours of care for campers following their full day at Camp Shai. This includes planning and leading activities; and participating in activities and programs along with campers. Counselors serve as a role model, mentor, coach, and instructor to campers helping their campers to grow, learn, form friendships, and most importantly – HAVE FUN. To be successful in this role, counselors must have patience, empathy, enthusiasm, and creativity.

Skills/Abilities:
• Flexible
• Organized
• Safety-conscious
• Ability to facilitate conflict resolution
• Creative

Physical/Mental Requirements (ADA Compliance):
• Mental requirements include, but are not limited to, the ability to concentrate, take initiative, cope with stress, adapt to and stay alert in a business environment
• In order to perform the essential duties of the job, the employee must be able to speak, hear, see, and walk more than two miles each day
• Must have the ability to work long hours KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS Responsibilities • Provide direct camper care, prioritizing the physical, social, emotional

Key Responsibilities:
• Provide direct camper care, prioritizing the physical, social, emotional health, safety, and wellbeing of each individual camper
• Complete documentation of camper notes as requested
• Find creative ways to keep campers engaged in activities
• Model the expectations we set for each other and our campers
• Participate in staff training prior to camp and staff meetings as determined by Camp Director
• Encourage and support each camper in meeting their goals as related to their personal development
• Create a culture amongst their campers that feels unique through attention, care, and special activities, rituals, and traditions
• Contribute to and participate in camp-wide community rituals, traditions, and programs when requested by the Director/Assistant Director
• Manage camper behaviors using positive behavior management techniques, enforcing appropriate safety policies, emergency procedures, and camp rules
• Serve as a guide for individual campers to allow them to participate fully in camp activities
• Enthusiastically participate in all activities with the campers
• Be the timekeeper of their campers – this includes making sure they are on time to programs and activities
• Responsible for supervision of, and coordination of snack, including sitting with campers, making sure campers are with their assigned groups, being vigilant of camper allergies, escorting campers to restrooms as needed, etc.
• Perform other related duties as assigned by Camp Director and Assistant Director

Education/Qualifications/Certifications:
• Must be 18 years old
• Some college education or be a high school graduate (or completed GED)
• At least one year of experience working with children preferred (previous camp experience preferred)
• First Aid & CPR Certifications Mandatory, Camp Shai can provide training if needed
• Must be high-energy, enthusiastic, creative, and open-minded!

All paperwork including fingerprints, background checks, etc. MUST be filled out prior to your start date with Camp Shai.

Click HERE for job application. Contact Courtney Jacobson at cjacobson@jccdenver.org or at 303.316.6392 with any questions.

Position: Shai Sports Counselor
Location: JCC Camp Shai
Reports to: Camp Shai and Youth Sports Coordinator/Camp Director

Summary: A Sports Counselor’s primary responsibility is to work with their group of campers while they participate in sports and specialized instructions. Sports Counselors are responsible for encouraging Camp Shai Sports campers to participate in games as well as traditional camp activities. Sports Counselors are responsible for facilitating the daily routine; planning and leading activities; and participating in activities and programs along with campers. Counselors serve as a role model, mentor, coach, and instructor to campers helping their campers to grow, learn, form friendships, and most importantly – HAVE FUN. To be successful in this role, counselors must have patience, empathy, enthusiasm, and creativity.

Skills/Abilities: 
• Flexible
• Organized
• Safety-conscious
• Ability to facilitate conflict resolution
• Creative

Physical/Mental Requirements (ADA Compliance):
• Mental requirements include, but are not limited to, the ability to concentrate, take initiative, cope with stress, adapt to and stay alert in a business environment • In order to perform the essential duties of the job, the employee must be able to speak, hear, see, and walk more than two miles each day
• Must have the ability to work long hours.

Key Responsibilities:
• Provide direct camper care, prioritizing the physical, social, emotional health-safety and wellbeing of each individual camper
• Complete documentation of camper notes as requested
• Design activities for daily/weekly free periods
• Model the expectations we set for each other and our campers
• Participate in staff training prior to camp and weekly staff meetings either before or after camp hours as determined by Camp Director
• Encourage and support each camper in meeting their goals as related to their personal development
• Create a culture amongst their campers that feels unique through attention, care, and special activities, rituals, and traditions
• Contribute to and participate in camp-wide community rituals, traditions, and programs
• Manage camper behaviors using positive behavior management techniques, enforcing appropriate safety policies, emergency procedures, and camp rules
• Serve as a guide for individual campers to allow them to participate fully in camp activities
• Enthusiastically participate in all activities with the campers (swimming is mandatory) on-site and off-site
• Create and implement activity plans for, transitional periods between activities and rainy day activities, as requested by the Assistant Director and Head Counselors
• Be the timekeeper of their campers – this includes making sure they are on time to programs and activities
• Participate in staff training prior to camp and weekly staff meetings either before or after camp hours as determined by Camp Director
• Responsible for supervision of, and coordination of lunch, including sitting with campers, making sure campers are with their assigned groups, being vigilant of camper allergies, escorting campers to restrooms as needed, etc.
• Perform other related duties as assigned by Camp Director and Assistant Director

Education/Qualifications/Certifications:
• Must be 18 years old
• Some college education or be a high school graduate (or completed GED)
• At least one year of experience working with children preferred (previous camp experience preferred)
• First Aid & CPR Certifications Mandatory, Camp Shai can provide training if needed
• Must be high-energy, enthusiastic, creative, and open-minded!
• Familiarity and comfort with many formal and informal sports and games such soccer, basketball, gaga, field games and relay races.

All paperwork including fingerprints, background checks, etc. MUST be filled out prior to your start date with Camp Shai.

Click HERE for job application. Contact Courtney Jacobson at cjacobson@jccdenver.org or at 303.316.6392 with any questions.

Position: On the Road (OTR) Counselor
Location: JCC Camp Shai
Reports to: OTR Head/Assistant Director of Camp Shai

Summary:
A counselor’s primary responsibility is to work with their group of campers. Counselors are responsible for facilitating the daily routine; planning and leading activities; and participating in activities and programs along with campers. Counselors serve as a role model, mentor, coach, and instructor to campers helping their campers to grow, learn, form friendships, and most importantly – HAVE FUN. To be successful in this role, counselors must have patience, empathy, enthusiasm, and creativity. The On The Road (OTR) Program at Camp Shai takes campers grades 6-8 on day-trips and overnights around the Front Range. OTR counselors must be comfortable managing a group of campers while traveling and providing the guidance these youth need to make the most of their experience. Each week of OTR includes an off-site camping trip where the OTR counselors will need to oversee the youth as they set-up camp, prepare meals, and bed down for the night. OTR counselors will work closely with the OTR Unit Head to plan and implement an impactful experience for their campers. The ideal candidate will also be flexible as travel and teenagers both require quick thinking and a calm response.

Skills/Abilities: 
• Flexible
• Organized
• Safety-conscious
• Ability to facilitate conflict resolution
• Creative

Physical/Mental Requirements (ADA Compliance):
• Mental requirements include, but are not limited to, the ability to concentrate, take initiative, cope with stress, adapt to and stay alert in a business environment
• In order to perform the essential duties of the job, the employee must be able to speak, hear, see, and walk more than two miles each day
• Must have the ability to work long hours.

Key Responsibilities:
• Provide direct camper care, prioritizing the physical, social, emotional health, safety and wellbeing of each individual camper
• Complete documentation of camper notes as requested. • Design activities for daily/weekly free periods
• Model the expectations we set for each other and our campers
• Participate in staff training prior to camp and weekly staff meetings either before or after camp hours as determined by Camp Director
• Encourage and support each camper in meeting their goals as related to their personal development
• Create a culture amongst their campers that feels unique through attention, care, and special activities, rituals, and traditions
• Contribute to and participate in camp-wide community rituals, traditions, and programs
• Manage camper behaviors using positive behavior management techniques, enforcing appropriate safety policies, emergency procedures, and camp rules
• Serve as a guide for individual campers to allow them to participate fully in camp activities
• Enthusiastically participate in all activities with the campers (swimming is mandatory) on-site and off-site
• Create and implement activity plans for, transitional periods between activities and rainy day activities, as requested by the Assistant Director and Head Counselors
• Be the timekeeper of their campers – this includes making sure they are on time to programs and activities
• Responsible for supervision of, and coordination of lunch, including sitting with campers, making sure campers are with their assigned groups, being vigilant of camper allergies, escorting campers to restrooms as needed, etc.
• Participate in staff training prior to camp and weekly staff meetings either before or after camp hours as determined by Camp Director
• Perform other related duties as assigned by Camp Director and Assistant Director
• Participate in staff training prior to camp and weekly staff meetings either before or after camp hours as determined by Camp Director

Additional OTR Responsibilities:
• Work with the OTR Director to plan meaningful activities for the OTR Campers
• Set expectations for OTR campers as they participate in activities provided by outside vendors
• Create a space where campers can feel comfortable and encouraged to push their personal limits in order to experience growth
• Facilitate creative ways for OTR campers to process their experience both individually and as a group
• Manage the campers in an overnight setting by guiding them through the experiences of camping and outdoor meal preparation
• Safely drive a passenger van and follow protocol as established by the Camp Director
• Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor

Education/Qualifications/Certifications:
• 21 years of age preferred
• Some college education or be a high school graduate (or completed GED)
• At least one year of experience working with children preferred (previous camp experience preferred)
• Experience driving a large passenger van preferred
• Experience managing campers in an overnight setting
• Firsthand knowledge of hiking and camping
• Possess a working cell phone
• First Aid & CPR Certifications Mandatory, Camp Shai can provide training if needed
• Must be high-energy, enthusiastic, creative, and open-minded!

All paperwork including fingerprints, background checks, etc. MUST be filled out prior to your start date with Camp Shai.

Click HERE for job application. Contact Courtney Jacobson at cjacobson@jccdenver.org or at 303.316.6392 with any questions.

Position: Music Specialist
Location: JCC Camp Shai
Reports to: Camp Shai & Youth Programs Director

Summary:
The Music Specialist is responsible for planning and leading Music activities throughout the summer. This position will be responsible for creating activities related to this specialty area that are geared toward large and small groups of campers and Counselors in Training, creating a chug throughout the summer (free choice activity), Friday FUNday, etc. In addition, the Music Specialist will be responsible for leading the whole camp in singing during the camp day and occasional evenings for gatherings with campers and their families. Specialists will also be responsible for camper care and helping ensure camper safety and wellbeing throughout the summer. This Specialist will serve as a role model, mentor, coach, and instructor to all campers with the greater goal to help all campers grow, learn new skills, form friendships, and most importantly – HAVE FUN.

Skills/Abilities:
•Flexible
•Organized
•Safety-conscious
•Ability to facilitate conflict resolution
•Creative

Physical/Mental Requirements (ADA Compliance):
•Mental requirements include, but are not limited to, the ability to concentrate, take initiative, cope with stress, adapt to and stay alert in a business environment
•In order to perform the essential duties of the job, the employee must be able to speak, hear, see, and walk more than two miles each day
•Must have the ability to work long hours

Key Responsibilities:
•Model the expectations we set for each other and our campers
•Create an atmosphere of energy and excitement about music and singing
•Prepare materials and/or equipment for all Music activities
•Develop and implement all music activities to be integrated with Camp Shai’s weekly themes and values
•Lead full camp singing sessions including Morning Circle, Shabbat, Pizza Potlucks, and any other times assigned by Director
•Design activity plans that are modified to different age groups and inclusive of campers with special needs; work with appropriate staff member to make this happen (make modifications to create accessibility)
•Facilitate activities in a way that fosters the development of creativity, self-expression, positive social relationships, conflict resolution skills, etc.
•Support campers in developing positive attitudes toward learning new skills and refining old ones
•Will be responsible for maintaining the allotted budget and providing supply requests to the Camp Directors two weeks in advance
•Responsible for the caring of and maintenance of equipment, supplies, and property of the JCC
•Lead music activities and engage campers and staff in celebrating our camp community, mission, and values, through singing and musical learning opportunities
•Create and maintain a binder of all activities, songs, and resources to be turned into Camp Director at end of the summer
•Lead and teach songs with staff during staff training
•Assist with other camp responsibilities deemed necessary by the Camp Director/Assistant Camp Director and/or direct supervisor
•Participate in staff training prior to camp and weekly staff meetings either before or after camp hours as determined by Camp Director

Education/Qualifications/Certifications:
•Proficient and comfortable with leading large groups in singing
•Ability to play guitar while song leading strongly preferred
•Must be 18 years old
•Some college education or be a high school graduate (or completed GED)
•At least one year of experience working with children preferred (previous camp experience preferred)
•First Aid & CPR Certifications Mandatory, Camp Shai can provide training if needed
•Must be high-energy, enthusiastic, creative, and open-minded!

All paperwork including fingerprints, background checks, etc. MUST be filled out prior to your start date with Camp Shai.

Click HERE for job application. Contact Courtney Jacobson at cjacobson@jccdenver.org or at 303.316.6392 with any questions.

Position: Inclusion Counselor
Location: JCC Camp Shai
Reports to: Camp Shai & Youth Programs Assistant Director

Summary:
An inclusion counselor’s primary responsibility is to provide ongoing one-on-one support or inclusion support to campers with developmental and cognitive disabilities as well as social, emotional, psychological, physical and behavioral differences so that they can participate in the programming and community experiences at Camp Shai to the fullest extent possible. Inclusion counselors are responsible for facilitating the daily routine of their camper as well as planning, leading, and participating in modified activities which allow their camper to access the general activity. Counselors serve as a role model, mentor, coach, and instructor to campers helping their campers to grow, learn, form friendships, and most importantly – HAVE FUN. To be successful in this role, counselors must have patience, empathy, enthusiasm, and creativity.

Skills/Abilities:
• Flexible
• Organized
• Safety-conscious
• Ability to facilitate conflict resolution
• Creative

Physical/Mental Requirements (ADA Compliance):
• Mental requirements include, but are not limited to, the ability to concentrate, take initiative, cope with stress, adapt to and stay alert in a business environment • In order to perform the essential duties of the job, the employee must be able to speak, hear, see, and walk more than two miles each day
• Must have the ability to work long hours

Key Responsibilities:
• Provide direct camper care, prioritizing the physical, social, emotional health, safety, and wellbeing of each individual camper • Complete documentation of camper notes as requested • Design activities for daily/weekly free periods
• Model the expectations we set for each other and our campers • Participate in staff training prior to camp and weekly staff meetings either before or after camp hours as determined by Camp Director
• Encourage and support each camper in meeting their goals as related to their personal development
• Create a culture amongst their campers that feels unique through attention, care, and special activities, rituals, and traditions
• Contribute to and participate in camp-wide community rituals, traditions, and programs • Manage camper behaviors using positive behavior management techniques, enforcing appropriate safety policies, emergency procedures, and camp rules
• Serve as a guide for individual campers to allow them to participate fully in camp activities
• Enthusiastically participate in all activities with the campers (swimming is mandatory) on-site and off-site
• Create and implement activity plans for, transitional periods between activities and rainy day activities, as requested by the Assistant Director and Head Counselors
• Be the timekeeper of their campers – this includes making sure they are on time to programs and activities
• Participate in staff training prior to camp and weekly staff meetings either before or after camp hours as determined by Camp Director
• Responsible for supervision of, and coordination of lunch, including sitting with campers, making sure campers are with their assigned groups, being vigilant of camper allergies, escorting campers to restrooms as needed, etc.
• Perform other related duties as assigned by Camp Director and Assistant Director Specific Responsibilities
• Design modifications and supports that are engaging and accessible for individual campers, so that they can participate in group and individual activities to the fullest extent possible
• Facilitate transitions and sensory breaks as needed
• Serve as a guide for individual campers or smaller camper groups to participate successfully in camp activities
• Assist camper with personal care needs as needed • Responsible for managing crisis situations related to behavior and health as needed
• Collaborate in advance with general counselors, specialists, and unit heads who are leading activities for camper groups in order to plan modifications and differentiated instruction for campers when needed
• Meet with Camp Director/Assistant Director regularly to debrief progress of camper(s)
• Must be available for a pre-camp meeting with Camp Directors and family of individual camper requiring inclusion services

Education/Qualifications/Certifications:
• Must be at least 18 years old
• College graduate in field of education, special education, social work, psychology, or related field strongly preferred • At least two years of experience working with children, specifically children with cognitive, behavioral, or social differences preferred
• First Aid & CPR Certifications Mandatory, Camp Shai can provide training if needed
• Completion of Medication Administration training, Camp Shai can provide training if needed
• Must be high-energy, enthusiastic, creative, and open-minded!

All paperwork including fingerprints, background checks, etc. MUST be filled out prior to your start date with Camp Shai.

Click HERE for job application. Contact Courtney Jacobson at cjacobson@jccdenver.org or at 303.316.6392 with any questions.

Position: Head Counselor
Location: JCC Camp Shai
Reports to: Director of Camp Shai & Youth Programs

Summary:
A Head Counselor’s primary responsibility is to manage their group of campers and be responsible for the General Counselors of their group. Head Counselors are responsible for facilitating the daily routine; planning, leading, and participating in activities and programs for campers. Head Counselors serve as a role model, mentor, coach, and instructor to campers and they are also the liaison to parents and the point of contact to the Camp Director & Assistant Director. Head Counselors will be responsible for modeling the highest level positive camper-counselor interactions, living the camp values, facilitating positive interactions between staff, and enhancing the overall camp experience for campers and their parents.

Skills/Abilities:
• Flexible
• Organized
• Safety-conscious
• Ability to facilitate conflict resolution
• Creative

Physical/Mental Requirements (ADA Compliance):
• Mental requirements include, but are not limited to, the ability to concentrate, take initiative, cope with stress, adapt to and stay alert in a business environment
• In order to perform the essential duties of the job, the employee must be able to speak, hear, see, and walk more than two miles each day
• Must have the ability to work long hours

Responsibilities:
• Provide direct camper care, prioritizing the physical, social, emotional health, safety and wellbeing of each individual camper
• Complete documentation of camper notes as requested if you are interested in this opportunity
• Design activities for daily/weekly free periods • Model the expectations we set for each other, and our campers and staff
• Participate in staff training prior to camp and weekly staff meetings either before or after camp hours as determined by Camp Director
• Serve as a role model for staff and campers by participating in camp and staff-only activities with enthusiasm and positivity
• Serve as the lead professional in handling camper care issues within unit, including but not limited to: behavior management, interpersonal/group dynamics, and self-care
• Encourage and support each camper in meeting their goals as related to their personal development
• Create a culture amongst their campers that feels unique through attention, care, and special activities, rituals, and tradition
• Contribute to and participate in camp-wide community rituals, traditions, and programs
• Manage camper behaviors using positive behavior management techniques, enforcing appropriate safety policies, emergency procedures, and camp rules
• Serve as a guide for individual campers to allow them to participate fully in camp activities
• Enthusiastically participate in all activities with the campers (swimming is mandatory) on-site and off-site
• Create and implement activity plans for, transitional periods between activities and rainy day activities, as requested by the Assistant Director and Head Counselors
• Be the timekeeper of their campers – this includes making sure they are on time to programs and activities
• Responsible for supervision of, and coordination of lunch, including sitting with campers, making sure campers are with their assigned groups, being vigilant of camper allergies, escorting campers to restrooms as needed, etc. Additional Responsibilities of Head Counselors • Must be available to participate in the full staff training, including Head Counselor training, as well as support and facilitate trainings • Participate in and lead sections of weekly staff meetings before or after camp hours as determined by Assistant Director or Camp Director • Promote and model a professional attitude and work ethic by: • Recognize and respecting matters of confidentiality • Be mindful of camper: staff ratios of at all time • Performing other related duties as assigned by Camp Director & Assistant Director • Provide mentoring to General Counselors to help improve their performance and enhance the overall experience for campers • Support the ongoing development of fun, educational, experiential, and age-appropriate camper programs by staff throughout the summer that incorporate the goals and values of Camp Shai • Ensure the needs of and resources for all programs are provided • Responsible for knowing each individual camper’s special and medical needs (physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs as well as medications, allergies, etc.) • Responsible for carrying out logistics of

Additional Responsibilities of Head Counselors:
• Must be available to participate in the full staff training, including Head Counselor training, as well as support and facilitate trainings
• Participate in and lead sections of weekly staff meetings before or after camp hours as determined by Assistant Director or Camp Director
• Promote and model a professional attitude and work ethic by recognize and respecting matters of confidentiality, being mindful of camper: staff ratios of at all time, and  performing other related duties as assigned by Camp Director & Assistant Director
• Provide mentoring to General Counselors to help improve their performance and enhance the overall experience for campers
• Support the ongoing development of fun, educational, experiential, and age-appropriate camper programs by staff throughout the summer that incorporate the goals and values of Camp Shai
• Ensure the needs of and resources for all programs are provided
• Responsible for knowing each individual camper’s special and medical needs (physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs as well as medications, allergies, etc.)
• Responsible for carrying out logistics of unit and camp-wide programs. This includes the accurate and timely development of rosters, schedules, transitions, weekly elective offerings, etc., facilitating a morning camp meeting with unit staff each day to ensure that staff are prepared for programs, activities, camper issues, and schedule of the day
• Serve as primary communicator to parents of children in unit and to manage counselor communications to families (phone calls, weekly emails, program reminders)
• Responsible for making sure staff are aware of necessary information regarding campers and that they are properly equipped with medical information and supplies on-site and off-site
• Provide input to the Assistant Director on General Counselor evaluations
• Organize and maintain camper records, call logs, forms, and other relevant paperwork
• Provide supervision of campers • Responsible for completing incident and behavior reports and communicating necessary information to Camp Directors immediately
• Meet with Assistant Director daily

Education/Qualifications/Certifications:
• Must be at least 18 years old
• College graduate, or perusing a degree, in field of education, special education, social work, psychology, Jewish studies, or related field strongly preferred
• At least two years of experience working with children preferred (previous camp experience preferred)
• Must possess strong communication skills and comfort in communicating with parents about children’s needs and/or issues
• First Aid & CPR Certifications Mandatory, Camp Shai can provide training if needed
• Must be high-energy, enthusiastic, creative, and open-minded!

All paperwork including fingerprints, background checks, etc. MUST be filled out prior to your start date with Camp Shai.

Click HERE for job application. Contact Courtney Jacobson at cjacobson@jccdenver.org or at 303.316.6392 with any questions.

Position: General Counselor
Location: JCC Camp Shai
Reports to: Assistant Director of Camp Shai & Youth Programs

Summary:
A counselor’s primary responsibility is to work with their group of campers. Counselors are responsible for facilitating the daily routine; planning and leading activities; and participating in activities and programs along with campers. Counselors serve as a role model, mentor, coach, and instructor to campers helping their campers to grow, learn, form friendships, and most importantly – HAVE FUN. To be successful in this role, counselors must have patience, empathy, enthusiasm, and creativity.

Skills/Abilities:
• Flexible
• Organized
• Safety-conscious
• Ability to facilitate conflict resolution
• Creative

Physical/Mental Requirements (ADA Compliance):
• Mental requirements include, but are not limited to, the ability to concentrate, take initiative, cope with stress, adapt to and stay alert in a business environment
• In order to perform the essential duties of the job, the employee must be able to speak, hear, see, and walk more than two miles each day
• Must have the ability to work long hours

Responsibilities:
• Provide direct camper care, prioritizing the physical, social, emotional health, safety and wellbeing of each individual camper
• Complete documentation of camper notes as requested
• Design activities for daily/weekly free periods
• Model the expectations we set for each other and our campers
• Participate in staff training prior to camp and weekly staff meetings either before or after camp hours as determined by Camp Director
• Encourage and support each camper in meeting their goals as related to their personal development
• Create a culture amongst their campers that feels unique through attention, care, and special activities, rituals, and traditions
• Contribute to and participate in camp-wide community rituals, traditions, and programs
• Manage camper behaviors using positive behavior management techniques, enforcing appropriate safety policies, emergency procedures, and camp rules
• Serve as a guide for individual campers to allow them to participate fully in camp activities
• Enthusiastically participate in all activities with the campers (swimming is mandatory) on-site and off-site
• Create and implement activity plans for, transitional periods between activities and rainy day activities, as requested by the Assistant Director and Head Counselors
• Be the timekeeper of their campers – this includes making sure they are on time to programs and activities
• Participate in staff training prior to camp and weekly staff meetings either before or after camp hours as determined by Camp Director
• Responsible for supervision of, and coordination of lunch, including sitting with campers, making sure campers are with their assigned groups, being vigilant of camper allergies, escorting campers to restrooms as needed, etc.
• Perform other related duties as assigned by Camp Director and Assistant Director

Education/Qualifications/Certifications:
• Must beat least 18 years old
• Some college education or be a high school graduate (or completed GED)
• At least one year of experience working with children preferred (previous camp experience preferred)
• First Aid & CPR Certifications Mandatory, Camp Shai can provide training if needed
• Must be high-energy, enthusiastic, creative, and open-minded!

All paperwork including fingerprints, background checks, etc. MUST be filled out prior to your start date with Camp Shai.

Click HERE for job application. Contact Courtney Jacobson at cjacobson@jccdenver.org or at 303.316.6392 with any questions.

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