92nd Street Y

  • Assistant Director, 92Y Camps (Israeli Programming)

    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/10/2018 6:36 PM)
    92Y Camps [4]
  • Position Summary

    The Associate Director is responsible for furthering the mission of 92Y’s Israeli community, through the development and management of summer camp, to deepen participants understanding and connection with the language and identity of Israel.

    Essential Functions

    • Design, implement, and evaluate the strategy and program content of 92Y’s Camp Ilanot to meet the needs and interest of the camps target markets (i.e. the Israeli-American community in NYC, Riverdale, and Northern NJ).
    • Develop and deliver a strategy for expanding the camp's reach to new markets by conducting recruitment events and parlor meetings and working with the Marketing department to create targeted marketing collateral.
    • Build relationships with families and organizations in the greater Israeli-American community to increase the profile of 92Y’s Israeli programming and establish it as a known center of excellence with regard to engagement and programming output.
    • Lead the screening, interviewing, hiring and training of the delegation of Shlichim through a strong partnership with the Jewish Agency for Israel. Oversee the coordination of transportation, housing and care for the shlichim before, during and after their time camp.
    • Recruit, lead, motivate, performance manage and evaluate both the summer camp leadership and counselors throughout the camp’s duration ensuring that both the required qualitative and safety programming standards are consistently achieved.
    • Oversee camp program development to ensure that the delivered programs are age appropriate, engaging and comply with required safety standards.
    • Continually seek and analyze input from youth, families, and staff regarding the quality, safety, and enjoyment of all programs to increase engagement and learning opportunities for program participants.
    • Working in conjunction with the Director 92Y Camps assist in creating and developing new programs and activities to ensure 92Y Camp’s reputation for the provision of excellence within the field of camp programming is maintained
    • Represent and promote 92Y’s camps programs at camp fairs, conduct camp tours and coordinate family events at camp and during the off season
    • Maintain an active and high visibility presence on campgrounds during the camp season to ensure that the required standards of programming are maintained and that any emergencies which arise are responded to in a calm, measured and appropriate manner
    • Perform other related duties as requested or assigned.

    Education, Skills and Experience

    • Bachelors degree and / or equivalent leadership experience within a multilingual summer camp program.
    • Previous experience within a summer camp program with at a senior leadership capacity.
    • Fluency in both spoken and written Hebrew required.
    • Previous engagement with and connection to the Israeli-American communities strongly preferred.
    • Proven track record of positive interactions with teens, parents and support staff.
    • An excellent communicator, both oral and written, with the ability to explain, persuade and sell camp program and activities
    • Active network within both camp programming and Israeli-American engagement preferred, with the ability to keep abreast of new developments and movements.
    • An excellent communicator, both oral and written, with the ability to explain, persuade and sell camp program and activities
    • Ability to develop strong and effective collaborative relationships with colleagues along with the aptitude to interact positively and with an assured manner with colleagues, children, parents
    • Active network within camps programming preferred, with the ability to keep abreast of new developments and movements
    • Proficient in the use of Office 365, familiarity with other camp management data management systems a plus.


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