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Director Youth, Camp and Family Engagement
New Orleans JCC
5342 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115

Principal Responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Director of Youth, Camp and Family Engagement is a full-time professional position responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership for the youth, camp and family department. Essential functions include: a) Recruiting staff and campers, developing curriculum, and overseeing all operational functions associated with summer camp, mini camps, school days out programs, and child care; b) Supervising and working closely with departmental staff to develop year-round programs and events for school-age children and their families; and c) Working collaboratively with departmental staff, Early Childhood department and other JCC departments.

  • Develop, implement and supervise all operations related to day camp for 500+ campers in preschool and grades K-8. This includes hiring and supervision, budget planning and fiscal management, marketing, recruitment, planning daily schedules, special events, overnights field trips, and theme days.
  • Recruit, hire, supervise, train, and evaluate 100+ part time counselors, head teachers, and specialists for day camp.
  • Effectively communicate with JCC staff, parents, and vendors - during camp registration period as well as throughout the year.
  • Implement Judaic curriculum and values throughout camp and other programs using knowledge of Judaic practices.
  • Work collaboratively with marketing department and JCC counterparts in Metairie to develop publication materials for department.
  • Create new and innovative camp, youth and family programs and events. Plan and develop after school programs working closely with the departmental staff.
  • Develop and monitor department budget.

To apply please send your resume to

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Degree in recreation, education or related field. Masters Degree preferred.
  • 5++ years experience working with children and families in a camp, school or recreational setting with progressive leadership experience.
  • Strong camping and Jewish programming background preferred.
  • Experience successfully leading large teams and supervising staff and children.
  • Ability to effectively communicate -verbally and in writing - with children, parents, co-workers, and staff.
  • Ability to prioritize, use time efficiently, develop realistic action plans, analyze and solve problems.
  • Experience with Google Suite and Camp Minder is a plus
  • Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time, move throughout the JCC campus to perform normal duties.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office  Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service.
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.
  • Lead by example; follow all NOJCC policies and procedures as defined in the NOJCC Handbook and as directed by Agency leadership.
  • First Aid and CPR, or the ability to become certified.

To apply please send your resume to



Agency Information:

Our Community ...Values Jewish culture, practice and thought, and serves as an educational resource for JCC members and for all New Orleanians with an interest in Judaism...Knows that comfortable, clean and conveniently located facilities set the tone for everything we do at the JCC...Embraces health and wellness, and JCC Fitness Centers are committed to helping members achieve positive lifestyle changes...Embraces children through education, sports and family activities...Celebrates the joys of childhood and encourages the independence of youth...Values lifelong learning, encourages friendship among adults of all ages and extends special assistance to elders.