Assistant Camp Director (Ages 21+)

Session 9 8-13-15 Carrie Bank (91)Position will begin sometime after January 1. Position will be five hours or less until the middle of June and is unpaid. During this time, Assistant Director will learn about camp and plan activities. Payment will occur during camp.

Camp Locations and Hours
Camp Raanana @ the J
Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor
2935 Birch Hollow Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

*Camp Raanana @ the J takes place for two weeks in August

Camp Raanana @ Cedar Lake
Michigan United Conservation Club
2500 Pierce Road
Chelsea, MI 48118

*Camp Raanana @ Cedar Lake (9:30 AM-3:30 PM), mid-June through mid-August. You will take a bus from the J to Cedar Lake and back each day.

Throughout the summer, Camp Raanana holds several overnights at the MUCC location. The Assistant Director will be expected to work all of these overnights.

Pre & Post Camp
Morning Drop-off (8:45 AM) & Afternoon Pick-up (4:00 PM)
Pre-Camp (7:30-9:00 AM) & Post-Camp (4:00-6:00 PM)

*Ability to work Pre or Post Camp for more pay

Position Purpose
To further the mission of the camp through the planning and delivery of activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the camper’s age and abilities. Provide management to the physical operation of camp.

Essential Job Functions
1. Plan, direct, and supervise a safe camp program
• Making sure the morning buses leave with the correct campers and on-time
• Checking in on Pre Camp and sometimes working Post Camp to make sure things are going smoothly
• Coming up with great theme day activities
• Deliver other creative program activities during rain days
• Work with the MUCC (overnight camp) Director and Aquatics Director to maintain safe grounds for all campers
• Ability to follow Michigan licensing guidelines
• Work with Aquatics Director to provide safe program for all campers

2. Train and supervise counselors and CIT’s
• Assist in the planning and implementation of staff training during training week
• Train staff and CIT’s on their responsibilities
• Supervise staff and CIT’s to provide a safe and high-quality program

3. Manage the physical facilities and equipment
• Set up camp with staff during training week
• Take down at the end of the camp season
• Teach and monitor proper use of equipment
• Conduct initial and end-of-season inventory, and store equipment for safety
• Check equipment, and make (or file for) repairs
• Conduct a daily check of equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair
• Submit orders for equipment and supplies when needed, ensuring timely arrival of materials

Responsibilities as an Assistant Director
□ Attend/help facilitate Staff Training week
□ Assist in overseeing the daily operation of the summer camp program including food services, health services, programs, business, human resource matters, and camper/staff supervision
□ Help maintain a safe, sanitary, and organized environment for campers and staff throughout camp
o Monitor (and teach if needed ) proper use and storage of equipment
o Keep area free of hazards and debris
o Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure appropriate utilization, proper care, and maintenance is adhered to
o Perform inspections of equipment
o Discontinue use of equipment or facility if unsafe or in need of repair
o Report equipment/facility issues promptly to Camp Director and take steps for repair
□ Conduct initial and end-of-season inventory
o Assist to unload stored equipment and set up for the season
o Assist in strong equipment safely and organized for use the following season
□ Know, understand, portray, and share Camp Raanana rules, policies, and traditions
□ Be a role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior
o Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures
o Set a good example to campers and others in regard to general camp procedures and practices including sanitation, language, schedule, and sportsmanship
o Interact with others in a positive manner
□ Adhere to schedule provided
o Participate enthusiastically in every camp activity required to attend
o Be in attendance at scheduled locations at/during scheduled times
o Attend all staff meetings
□ Caregiver to each staff member, camper, and Counselor-In-Training (CIT) at Camp Raanana
o Be aware of, and implement safety guidelines
o Assure campers are properly supervised at all times
 Be alert to camper needs and assist with personal and/or health problems, and discuss with Health Care Manager (Health Officer) and/or Camp Director when appropriate
 Ability to observe camper behavior, assess the appropriateness, and apply suitable behavior-management techniques as necessary
□ Create and keep a civil relationship with fellow staff members
o Be alert to staff and personal and/ or health problems – discuss with Health Care Manager (Health Officer) and/or Camp Director when appropriate
o Ability to observe staff behavior, assess the appropriateness, and apply suitable behavior-management techniques as necessary

Requirements
Minimum 21 years of age
Previous administrative/leadership experience at day or residential camps
CPR/First Aid/AED Certified
Ability to lift 50lbs
Safety minded
Experience working with youth (k-5)
Willingness to follow directions and work as a team member
Strong leadership and organization skills
Willingness to ask for assistance when needed
Ability to interact with all age levels
Capability to relate to youth and adults in a positive manner
Experience in supervising others, especially peers, is desirable
Have reliable transportation to and from MUCC location
Attend Staff Training Week, one week in June prior to the beginning of Camp Raanana
Be able to pass a background check
Preferred (but not required): Lifeguard certified, previous experience working with waterfront (desired)

*You are not required to be Jewish, but must be open to learning about Judaism (i.e. songs, prayers, etc.)

Physical Aspects of the Job
□ Ability to communicate orally and in writing
□ Capability of working with groups (of varying age and skill levels) to provide necessary instruction/information
□ Visual and auditory ability
o Listen to others’ speak
o Observe others’ actions
o Read text and information
o Identify and respond to environmental and other hazards
□ Ability enforce safety regulations and execute appropriate emergency procedure
o Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers and staff in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers/staff
□ Ability to safely and properly use all equipment required
□ Activities may include/require
o Prolonged standing, bending, stooping, walking, stretching, hiking, climbing
o Ability to move throughout the camp in various environmental conditions
o Hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate equipment
o The ability to lift up to 50 lbs
o Prolonged exposure to outdoor elements (sun, wind, rain, etc.) and animals(bugs, snakes, bats, etc.)
o Irregular hours with limited or simple equipment and facilities
□ Other duties as assigned

End Result
□ Successful completion of all the required duties and expectations will ensure that the experience of the camper will be a safe and positive one.

Training
Staff training will be held prior to camp beginning. Applicant must be able to attend staff training in order to work.

Reports To
Camp Director

Compensation
□ Salaried for up to 10 weeks between June and August. Commensurate with experience. Absences unpaid.
□ All overnights: mandatory

Questions: Tamara Lewis, Programs Office Manager, (734) 971-0990 ext. 141 or e-mail tamaralewis@jccannarbor.org.

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