Location and Job Title:
Arts Specialty Area Coordinator (Create Neighborhood Coordinator)
YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood
54 Nagle Ave
New York, NY 10040
At Camp Twelve Trails we are dedicated to universally shared values central to Jewish life. Our proactive integration of these values into everything we do supports children of all backgrounds and helps them grow into better people. Our warm, welcoming culture fosters a vibrant camp community where we all look out for each other and take care of the world around us. Staff are central to carrying out this vision by crafting programs that are in line with our educational outcomes, beliefs, and providing positive, enthusiastic energy every day. We expect staff above all to deliver the wow!
Neighborhood Coordinators develop outcomes and strategies for learning at camp. Supervising each individual specialist, or specialty area of programming, their overall responsibilities include hiring staff, supervising staff throughout the summer, developing high quality, creative and age-appropriate lesson plans that reflect Camp's values and Neighborhood's content, submitting lesson plans in timely fashion to Program Director, and implementing lesson plans.
DUTIES PRE CAMP
- Participate in planning meetings with program team 1-2 hours per month starting in January;
- Support in the hiring of neighborhood specialists;
- Develop overall neighborhood curricular goals;
- Develop scope and sequence for neighborhood curriculum (comprised of lesson plan for all activities), and process for specialists to further develop, personalize, scale and implement lesson plans;
- Plan and lead training for neighborhood specialists;
- Help plan and lead training for all staff;
- Work in collaboration with Camp's Jewish Educator to build Jewish content into the program.
- Facilitate neighborhood programming with campers;
- Coach, observe, evaluate and support neighborhood specialists with implementation of curriculum;
- Participate in a weekly Program Team led by Program Director;
- Run weekly Neighborhood specialists meetings with Neighborhood staff;
- Facilitate inter and intra neighborhood collaboration among specialists;
- Work closely with tribe leaders to determine best practices for specific staff working together and working with campers who require additional support.
- Manage all aspects related to the purchase of neighborhood supplies within provided budget;
- Support in coordination of trips and out-of-camp events for the neighborhood;
- Provide informal mid-summer and full, written, end of summer evaluation of each specialist.
- Provide a full end of summer evaluation of the entire neighborhood program with recommendations for the future;
- Work closely with tribe leaders to determine best practices for specific staff working together and working with campers who require additional support;
- Perform any other program or agency-related duties or special projects as directed by supervisor.
- Identify - and coordinate with - high quality external partners to enhance Create Neighborhood;
- Ensure every program includes high quality take-homes or presentations;
- Work with neighborhood staff to adapt and beautify spaces (i.e. murals);
- Develop specific rituals and strategies for incorporating Jewish values across the neighborhood.
DUTIES DURING CAMP
DUTIES SPECIFIC TO CREATE NEIGHBORHOOD
- Janaury 2023 through May 2023: 2 hours a month for Program Meetings plus curriculum prep time at candidate's own convenience.
- Full-time Seasonal Monday through Friday 8:00am-5:00pm June 26 - August 18*, including pre-summer leadership training in April and 40-45 hours of staff training in May and June.
* During the summer of 2023, Camp Twelve Trails will be closed on July 4th and July 5th.
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Camp Twelve Trails' Program Director, Sam Sullivan.
- Experience developing educational curriculum that includes a variety of artistic expressions. Experience with curriculum that included Jewish content and valuies, a plus;
- Experience with supervision of staff;
- Experience teaching in the arts (visual, dramatic, musical, etc.);
- Excelling at teamwork and collaboration;
- Sensitivity and commitment to diversity and inclusion.
WORK AUTHORIZATION & CLEARANCE:
- Documentation of U.S. citizenship or eligibility to work in the U.S.
- Must pass the background check and other requirements of the Department of Health (DOH)
- Must be vaccinated against COVID-19.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Additional functions and responsibilities may change or may be assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.
Established in 1917 as one of the first Jewish community centers in New York City, the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood (the Y) is a thriving and visionary not-for-profit human services organization in Northern Manhattan. We welcome people of diverse ethnicities and all ages, from pre-school to older adults, into the Y family with a wide range of educational, recreational and social services and programs that focus on improving the quality of their lives. With a long and distinguished history, the Y is a multi-service community center that is well known for its nurturing environment and non-judgmental philosophy.