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Camp Director
Stroum Jewish Community Center
3801 East Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Principal Responsibilities:

Position Summary:

The Camp Director is responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive, year-round vision for J Camp, which includes summer camp, school breaks, and school's out days.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Devise and implement comprehensive summer and year-round camp experiences for children ages 3-15, ensuring that J Camp meets the highest standards of camp and care, assuring that J Camp remains a premier camp offering in the Puget Sound region.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position supervises all Camp Staff (counselors, administrative assistant, bus drivers, etc.).Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Minimum Qualifications:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from a four-year college or university; at least five years of related experience (and/or training) working as a manager in a resident or day camp program; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Previous experience and/or current skills must include: outstanding communication skills; exceptional organization skills; ability to inspire others in camp and program environments; excellent customer service skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and as part of a team; ability to manage ambiguity; ability to sequence objectives among competing priorities.

Communication Skills:

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to a wide variety of audiences across all media and platforms, using clear and concise language to inspire, inform, educate, appreciate, etc.

Computer Skills:

Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook is required.

Certificates and Licenses:

First Aid/CPR/AED certification required

WA Driver's License required

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Math Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to the carrying out of instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The information described below represents the physical activities and surroundings one may encounter when performing the duties of this position.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:To perform the job, the employee is frequently required to talk and hear on the telephone and in person with individuals and groups.The incumbent may occasionally be required to carry materials weighing up to 25 pounds.

Environmental Conditions: The work is performed in an office environment, with a moderate noise level, and in various indoor and outdoor locations (program dependent), where the noise level is moderate to loud and environmental conditions may include slippery surfaces, crowded areas, or working near moving parts (e.g. exercise equipment).Local travel is required.


55,000 - 65,000

Agency Information:

SJCC Mission + Values

Our Vision

The Stroum Jewish Community Center will inspire connections to build community and ensure Jewish continuity.

Our Mission

Together we create outstanding programs, partnerships, and spaces that welcome everyone to learn, grow, and celebrate Jewish life and culture.

SJCC Core Values

Jewish Peoplehood K'lal Yisrael
"We are all responsible for one another." - Talmud

Welcoming Everyone Hachnasat Orchim
"Let your house be open wide." - Mishnah

Learning Limud
"Who is wise? One who learns from everyone." - Mishnah

Joy Simcha
"If one is happy, the whole world benefits." - Rebbe Nachman of Bratslav

Respect and Common Courtesy Derech Eretz
"Greet others even before they greet you." - Mishnah

Taking Care of Oneself, Body and Soul Shmirat haNefesh v'haGuf
"The body is the instrument of the soul, to carry all our works." - Maimonides

A Community of Friends Kehillah shel Chaverim
"Friendship is humanity's greatest gift." - Moses Ibn Ezra