Location and Job Title:
Tribe Leader (Unit Supervisor)
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!
Tribe Leaders (Unit Supervisors) supervise a unit of counselors and campers at Camp Twelve Trails, fostering a collaborative environment, serving as an overall leader for the group during all activities, trips, and camp programming. Tribe Leaders (Unit Supervisors) are the first contact for parent communication.
DUTIES PRE CAMP
- Participate, partake in, and lead pre-camp training.
- Help prepare camp for opening and closing.
- Assist in pre-summer parent communication.
- Assist with camper grouping and proper camper intake.
DUTIES DURING CAMP
- Supervise an entire unit of campers (up to 5 groups and as many as 75 children) and supervise their counselors (up to 15 total);
- Oversee the day-to-day program operations of the unit, including scheduling activities and rainy-day programming
- Lead unit-wide camper programs and from time to time run activities for smaller groups within the unit.
- Be familiar with and enforce the personnel policies, safety rules, and programs of camp.
- Attend all camp meetings, activities, and special programs.
- Keep records as required, including documenting all incidents and behavioral issues.
- Ensure the health, safety, and welfare of all campers in any area or programs at camp.
- Act as the lead contact for parents. This includes weekly emails, unit newsletters, and phone calls on an as-needed basis.
- Model appropriate behavior to staff and campers.
- Provide behavior management techniques and intervention for campers where necessary.
- Lead trips out of camp.
- Evaluate the performance of each Counselor throughout the summer, both informally and written.
- Create a culture of trust and feedback within your unit.
- Perform any other program or agency-related duties or special projects as directed by the supervisor.
- Staff lunch is provided by camp each day.
- Free summer fitness membership at our 3 JCC's
- Must be entering senior year of college or equivalent
- Minimum of three years working in a camp, or camp-like setting;
- Ability to teach skills to other staff members and campers of all ages
- Strong communication and problem solving skills
- Experience communicating and working with families with children of varying abilities
- Ability to remain calm and maintain perspective under pressure
- Commitment to work collaboratively with others
- Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing needs
- Must be enthusiastic and demonstrate the desire to go the extra mile;
- Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Status: Seasonal, Mondays through Fridays, June 28 - August 18th, including pre-summer leadership training and 40-45 hours of staff training in June held on some Sundays and evenings. No camp on July 3rd or July 4th.
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm during the summer
Compensation: $5,000 for the summer.
To apply please email Emma Sprecher, email@example.com a copy of your resume and a cover letter.
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 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.