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Camp Director - Early Childhood Director
Milton & Betty Katz JCC
501 N Jerome Ave
Margate City, NJ 08402

Principal Responsibilities:

Principal Responsibilities:

The Katz JCC is looking for an Early Childhood Director for their 11 classroom, multifaceted Infant-Kindergarten program as well as a Camp Director for Camp By The Sea - a seasonal, fast paced Day Camp with over 500 children. We seek a strong leader who is passionate about giving every family/child a positive start in their childcare/preschool/camp experience while developing creative and meaningful early learning experiences for children and life long memories.

Under the direct supervision of the CEO, the Early Childhood Director/Camp Director is responsible for the strategic direction and operational management of the preschool and camp programming.

The Early Childhood Director/Camp Director builds a community of educators, children, and families, and works collaboratively with our other Katz JCC departments and partner organizations. Our current Childcare/Preschool/Camp department population includes 130 children, and up to 500 children in our elementary school-age Camp By The Sea. This individual is a key member of the Katz JCC leadership team and advises staff and lay leaders on all matters of children's education, safety, family relations and relevant communication for the entire Katz JCC.

Key Responsibilities:

Vision, curriculum and philosophy: Ensure that both programs reflect the organization's commitment to excellence in the childcare/preschool/and day camp programming.


The Katz JCC Early Childhood and Camp By The Sea programs are grounded in accessibility and diversity. We welcome children of all backgrounds and abilities.

Service Excellence:

Ensure that operations meet or exceed all relevant operational guidelines.

Community Building:

The Early Childhood/Camp Director serves as the public representative of the school, builds a nurturing community of staff, parents and children, and leads partner relations with on-site schools and outside organizations to support each family's journey through the Katz JCC.

Financial Sustainability and Planning:

A positive, contributing member of the Milton and Betty Katz JCC Team Leadership Team:

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Preferred Skills Include:

The person should be a positive role model. He/she should be enthusiastic about Judaism and the Jewish community. He/she should be interested and willing to increase their own knowledge of Judaism as well as enhance the Jewish education of the youth and adults with whom he/she works.

Expected Start Date: On or before May 1, 2021. Please note only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Salary plus benefits, commensurately with experience and qualifications. Benefits include paid time off and programmatic discounts, short-term and long-term disability and life insurance, as well as individual health insurance. Voluntary vision and dental are also available.


65,000 - 75,000

Agency Information:

The majority of our programming operates in the Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center by the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and its expansive beaches in Margate City, NJ.

We offer child centered, family-oriented programs for children 6 weeks to 5 years old. Educated and trained professionals bring deep commitment and a love of children to our classrooms. We foster a child's natural instincts and curiosity by providing a nurturing, comfortable, joyful, and developmentally appropriate environment. We also support the whole family, through programs and activities designed to build community and engagement for parents and caregivers.