JOB TITLE: Assistant Director of Youth Services
REPORTS TO: Director of Camp Shai and Youth Programs
The Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center is seeking a high energy, experienced, and skilled youth professional to work in the Camp Shai and Youth Programs Department as part of a team that supports youth programs, youth athletics, teens, and summer camps at the JCC. The Assistant Director of Youth Services is responsible for supporting the department and the Director of Camp Shai & Youth Services in the development, supervision, and implementation of year-round K-12 enrichment programming, afterschool enrichment, teen programming, and other youth programs. The position will also provide programmatic support during the summer at Camp Shai and serve as a supervisor of staff as requested by the Director as well as plan, implement, and manage all School’s Out camps with the Assistant Director Camp Shai. This position is a full-time, salaried position with regular weeknight evening and weekend commitments.
•Design, implement, and supervise all aspects of K–12 year-round programming for youth. This includes, but is not limited to: Enrichment classes, sports leagues, and clinics, School’s Out camps, and Camp Shai.
•Provide supervision and support for Camp Shai staff and staff working School’s Out Camps and Enrichment classes, as needed.
•Assist the Director in supervising youth programs contract staff and external vendors including: interviewing, hiring, training, payment, and performance check-ins
•Coordinate enrichment programming by creating relationships with vendors in the greater Denver area to provide a robust offering of enrichment programs.
•Problem solve to strengthen enrichment programming, School’s Out, and Camp Shai, as requested by Director.
•Integrate Jewish values and perspectives into programming and experiences
•Develop and strengthen relationships with children and parents for all Youth Services through: in-person interactions, parent emails, phone calls, online presence, school visits, meet and greets, and community outreach.
•Support all recruitment efforts for Camp Shai, School’s Out Camps, enrichment programs, etc. throughout the year, as requested by Director.
•Responsible for communication and marketing of programs via email, social media, and phone calls.
•Create daily schedules and rosters, including health needs lists, and manage other administrative duties as well as arrange other logistics as directed by the Director.
•Responsible for recruitment and retention of year-round youth and summer program participants
•Design and facilitate a JCC Junior Maccabi program for 5th and 6th graders to serve as a pipeline for the JCC Maccabi Games.
•Provide support to JCC Maccabi Games Denver, as requested by Director.
•Meet child care licensing requirements as needed.
•Utilize CampMinder and other software programs to provide strong customer service to families enrolling in youth programs and youth athletics
•Work with registrar to ensure all youth programs are correctly entered into CampMinder registration program.
•Work with registrar to ensure accurate and timely registration and billing for all youth programs.
•Utilize company software to submit all check and petty cash requests
•Enter all setup and room/van reservations for enrichment classes, School’s Out, and Camp Shai
•Maintain camper and staff records, as well as facility requirements to comply with Colorado State licensing regulations as needed
•Meet budget expectations
•Work with marketing department to develop marketing campaigns for upcoming programs and clinics. Maintain photo albums to be used for marketing
•Willing and able to drive a 15-seat passenger van
•Work with JCC Maccabi Delegation Head to ensure a high-quality year-round program, when asked by Director.
•Recruit delegation coaches and participants.
•Assist with try-out and practice schedules and practices as requested by Director.
•BA degree in Education, Social Work, Psychology or equivalent experience to meet state guidelines is mandatory.
•3 – 5 years of experience working with school-age children and teens.
•Experience in formal and informal educational programming and Jewish cultural learning.
•Budget management experience.
•Ability to plan, organize, and execute long-term and short-term youth-focused programs that integrate Jewish values and skill development.
•Leadership and supervisory experience of staff and participants in a camp, youth, or school setting is a plus.
•Must possess general working knowledge of youth and youth development.
•Ability to appropriately and professionally communicate with parents, youth, other JCC staff and vendors.
•Demonstrated organizational and time management skills as well as verbal and written communication skills.
•Must be able to meet the physical demands of working with school-age children, including participation in outdoor sports, gym activities, and swimming, etc.
•Must be able to lift 30 lbs.
•Obtain and maintain current First Aid, CPR, medication administration and universal precautions training and certifications as regulated by licensing, as well as any other JCC required training.
•Ability to plan and implement programming for youth at age-appropriate and developmentally appropriate levels.
•Verbal and written communication skills
•Program planning and implementation
The ideal candidate will engage easily and naturally with youth. S/he will be committed to their ongoing professional growth and development. S/he will communicate effectively and maturely and collaborate well with others. S/he should enjoy the challenge of channeling the energies and interests of youth in a positive, constructive, goal-oriented way. S/he must have the ability to conceptualize programs with a goal-oriented approach. S/he should be able to work effectively and positively both independently and with a team.
To apply for this position, send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.