Director of Youth and Camping

Job Title:

Director of Youth and Camping

Organization Name:

Minnesota JCC – Sabes Center

Job Type:


Salary Range:



Open until filled

Position Summary:

This Director of Youth and Camping is responsible for creating a safe, nurturing, enriching environment for the children in each program. This position will collaborate with staff to create, refine, and implement programs; hire and supervise staff; recognize and implement best practices in youth programming; oversee enrollment and fiscal management; and adhere to Camp Olami ACA standard requirements.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure the safety, health, and well-being of all participants and staff in department programs 
  • Oversee, develop and administer the following programs 
  • Camp Olami 
  • Snowlami 
  • Youth Theatre 
  • Youth Basketball 
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and mentor staff 
  • Oversee annual budget by developing and meeting financial targets 
  • Operate Camp Olami in compliance with American Camping Association standards for accreditation 
  • Maintain ongoing, regular communication with families about Y&C programs and policies, needs of children, and concerns of families 
  • Continually evaluate and assess all programs to make recommendations regarding future programming

Experience and Qualifications Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in child development, education, recreation, social work or related field 
  • 2+ years experience in related field and supervisory role 
  • Strong knowledge of Jewish culture and traditions 
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, environmental stewardship, and social justice 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Proven attention to detail, time management and problem-solving skills 
  • Positive attitude and dedication to providing exceptional customer service 
  • Commitment to the highest professional and ethical standards

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Steve Mintz, Director of Programming, [email protected]