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Camp Operations Lead
Valley of the Sun JCC
12701 N Scottsdale Rd
Ste 201
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Principal Responsibilities:

The Operations Lead will report to the Director of Camping Services. The primary role of this position is to support all camp functions for seamless operations on a day-to-day-basis. Typical functions will be to help facilitate AM sign in, AM drive up drop off, reconcile camper numbers, set up snack for AM and PM, facilitate camp store sales, assist with loading campers safely on buses during field trips, facilitate PM pick up, etc.


  • Positive and high energy, proactive, requiring little direction, takes initiative and responsibility
  • Possess excellent organizational and effective communication skills
  • Skilled at managing multiple projects simultaneously with changing priorities
  • Ability to work in a busy environment with many distractions while remaining task oriented
  • Excellent customer service skills to be utilized with campers, families, co-workers, etc.
  • Serve as a role model by displaying exemplary behavior at all times
  • Excellent communication and ability to collaborate effectively with others in a team setting
  • Ability to remain flexible and adapt to changes and needs
  • Demonstrated reasoning skills and ability to make quick and sound judgment calls as well as the ability to resolve conflict with solution oriented approach. Seeks assistance from the Camp Director when appropriate
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
  • Motivation to contribute positively to JCC Shemesh camp at-large community
  • Ensure a safe and nurturing environment; attending to the needs of campers as the number one priority
  • Be willing to dress up, be silly, sing a song and lose the game when needed
  • Integrate Jewish values into daily activities to foster an environment of growth, respect, and caring
  • Provide support to camp counselors through training, guidance, encouragement, recognition, fun and using motivational tactics


  • Attend multi-day summer camp training and in-service camp training's and meetings
  • Assist with pre-summer camp set up and post-camp tear down
  • Mitigate risk wherever possible and make safety recommendations to the Camp Director
  • Monitor safety, including enforcement of staff compliance to all policies as they pertain to the complete supervision of all campers and staff.
  • Provide administrative and management support to the Camp Leadership team
  • Responsible for daily camp set up which includes but is not limited to: filling and delivering water jugs, setting up canopies, prepping camp spaces and supplies, set up and help facilitate AM/PM, sign in/out, setting up the outdoor area for camper drop off as well facilitate, set up, help serve and clean up AM/PM snack, set up and facilitate camp store sales, help load campers on buses during field trips, reconcile daily camper numbers, etc.
  • Purchase camp supplies as needed
  • Clean, fuel camp vans
  • Secure and help set up program areas for special events, activities, etc.
  • Set up and clean up materials for camp activities
  • Inventory program supplies which includes but is not limited to snack, ice cream, camp store, first aid supplies, etc.
  • Chaperone field trips as needed and support staff in areas including but not limited to ensuring every field trip has water, snacks, emergency folders, contact info for place visiting, walkie-talkies, as well as adhering to the highest level of safety, etc.
  • Provide general supervision in areas such as: gathering times, snack, lunch, pool, rock wall, field trips, etc.
  • Uphold participants, camp counselors and volunteers in accordance with JCC, DHS and ACA compliance standards and best practices
  • Ensure for the health, safety, and welfare of all campers in any area or programs at camp
  • Provide an atmosphere for developing good morale and well-being among all staff
  • Provide a superior customer service experience to campers, families, and vendors
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Minimum Qualifications:

    WORKING CONDITIONS / LOCATION: Exposed to outdoor weather, extreme heat and health club environment

    SCHEDULE: Non-Exempt Seasonal Part-Time

    COMPENSATION: $12.75 per hour and .25 for every previous Shemesh Summer worked


  • Able to stand for prolonged time in a classroom setting
  • Must be able to work in an outside environment, in excessive heat and walk, stand and sit for prolonged periods of time.
  • Must be able to have the capable of lifting 50 pounds and carry and move tables, chairs, and other program equipment.


  • At least 21 years of age
  • Minimum one year in operations coordination - camp or camp like field preferred
  • Minimum two year professional experience working with youth grades K-12
  • Commitment and ability to work full 10 weeks of camp (May 26-August 2) and training dates (May 17th-20th)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification (employees responsibility to obtain)
  • Pass TB test (to be paid by JCC)
  • Pass fingerprint clearance (to be paid by JCC)
  • Possess a valid driver's license and clean driving history for the past 18 months
  • Able to pass a drug & alcohol test & tested at random there after

  • SAFETY: Must practice and promote safety at all times

    Agency Information:


    Located on the 32-acre Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus in North Scottsdale, the aesthetics and architecture of the building are unparalleled. We strive to provide an exceptional member experience in a friendly, well-maintained, state-of-the art facility.

    Cardiovascular equipment, strength training machines, functional trainers and a complete free-weight area line the perimeter of our 50,000 square foot fitness facility. The center of our fitness facility contains a flexible, sport court/indoor gym, which is an ideal space for basketball, volleyball and indoor soccer. In addition, five different group fitness studios provide space for classes like dance/exercise, cycling, Pilates, TRX and functional fitness. The campus also has outdoor fields to accommodate softball, soccer, football and other outdoor recreational activities.

    One racquetball courts, well-appointed men?s and women?s locker rooms with Jacuzzi and steam room, a family changing room, and massage and spa rooms, complete the picture.

    The center's Olympic size pool is home to our youth swim team and offers up to eleven lanes for your daily lap routine. Individual and group swim lessons for all ages and water aerobic classes, as well as competitive swim skill-building instruction are the heart of the aquatics program. We also offer a gated-children's activity pool, splash pad and Sunday Funday poolside events, terrific for the whole family.

    The campus also features seven multi-use classrooms, a dedicated game room/teen lounge, arts and crafts room, teaching kitchen and state-of-the-art Early Childhood Center for infants through Pre-K, as well as an outdoor sports court/playground and amphitheater.

    As a kosher campus, the onsite Caf?; Milk and Honey serves a dairy and non-meat menu featuring American, Italian, Mexican and Israeli cusine and also offers kosher catering. The cafe and catering service are under the supervision of the Greater Phoenix Va'ad Hakashruth.

    Ample, well-lighted parking is provided with special senior citizen parking added to our designated handicapped parking spaces.

    The Campus offers multi-purpose social hall rental for private, community and Jewish religious events.


    The Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center (VOSJCC) offers a wide range of educational, cultural, social, fitness and recreational programs for people of all ages and backgrounds.

    The VOSJCC promotes active and healthy lifestyles by encouraging physical activity for all levels and age groups. We offer personal training, swimming programs and a multitude of group fitness classes for all ages as well as a wide variety of youth sports and adult leagues.

    Our Early Childhood Center provides a nurturing, play-based program with experienced, passionate teachers. Children learn about Jewish holidays, customs and values in a high-quality educational environment. Additionally, preschoolers have the advantage of participating in movement classes and swim lessons.

    The Center's Youth and Camping programs not only nurture your child's thirst for knowledge and adventure, but they also provide a fun and safe place to learn fundamental values that will serve them well throughout life.

    We engage the community through celebration, learning and shared experiences. Members have the opportunity to make the most of each day in a variety of ways; whether be by continuing their education, pursuing their fitness goals, taking a class, attending a lecture, or participating in a hobby. Our staff takes pride in creating innovative programs that enable all segments of the community to participate.

    The arts are an integral and enriching part of life at the VOSJCC and provide a memorable venue for communal events and celebrations. Music, dance, theater, lectures and art classes are just some of the featured programs. Personal creative expression is encouraged through an array of cultural classes and programs throughout the year.