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Counselor, Summer J-Camp
Bonnie & Donald Dwares JCC of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island
401 Elmgrove Ave
Providence, RI 02906

Principal Responsibilities:

A Camp Counselor for the Jewish Alliance's Summer J-Camp is responsible for planning, leading, and implementing activities and experiences for children in a small group setting. The Alliance is looking for individuals who have experience working with children. A background in education, experiential learning, camp spirit, STEM, the arts, athletics, teambuilding, and/or Jewish learning are a plus. We are seeking general counselors and specialists. Counselors are also responsible for the general safety, development, growth, and enjoyment of the participants in their group.

Summer J-Camp runs June 26- August 25 with mandatory staff training the full week of June 19.

Reports to: Camp Director

Minimum Qualifications:

Primary Responsibilities:

 Supervise and lead a group of campers, in structured and unstructured activities, acting as guardian, friend, mentor, and disciplinarian to all
 Lead and assist in leading small and large group activities
 Serve as a role model for all campers, acting properly while participating in all required activities with an enthusiastic attitude, including swimming, with the campers
 Communicate with the director and parents as needed.
 Set up, clean up and maintenance of all indoor and outdoor spaces and equipment
 Actively supervise and ensure camper safety at all times
 Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of campers served
 Maintain statistical records including daily attendance and meal counts
 Attend meetings and trainings as needed


 Demonstrated experience with the Alliance's core values and a clear commitment to them
 Background in education, experiential learning, mentoring, STEM, the arts, athletics/movement, teambuilding, and/or Jewish learning is a plus.
 Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
 Working knowledge of the growth and development of elementary age children
 Strong oral communications skills
 Ability to set priorities and handle multiple needs. Strong organizational skills
 Ability to work closely with others in a team environment
 Must have or willingness to obtain Pediatric First Aid and CPR certification
 Must be 16 years old or older
 Must pass criminal background check if 18 years or older
 Must provide documentation of required immunizations.
 Prior experience working with children in an organized setting preferred

To Apply: : Send resume and cover letter to Michelle Cicchitelli at


Under $25,000

Agency Information:

The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island (the Alliance) serves to enrich the quality of life for Jews in Rhode Island, in Israel, and around the world. Today's Alliance is where the community comes together as one to develop responses to critical issues facing Rhode Island. We do this through philanthropy, education and wellness opportunities, community relations, and by convening agencies, synagogues, and organizations to address issues of common concern. Together, we translate Jewish tradition and values into action. All of our work is guided by our core values:

Tzedakah: upholding the Jewish traditions of righteous giving and justice.
L'dor v'dor: securing a future filled with Jewish tradition and heritage.
Tikkun Olam: repairing the world.
Hineni: standing with others so no one stands alone.
Klal Yisrael: supporting worldwide Judaism and the State of Israel.
Torah: pursuing knowledge and lifelong learning.