Long Island Consortium Camp Director



Primary responsibilities include all aspects of day camp oversight including strategic planning and visioning, marketing and recruitment, staff hiring and development, finance, fundraising, year-round engagement of camp community members, and board development. Scope of influence includes hundreds of campers and families, full-time and part-time staff, and the communities of Commonpoint Queens (Samuel Field Y, Central Queens Y), Friedberg JCC, and The Suffolk Y JCC.


  • Oversee, lead, and establish Jewish mission and vision for a brand-new day camp program that will combine and reinvent current programs of three different JCC’s
  • Develop and maintain relationships with myriad stakeholders to build and grow the consortium camp brand, culture, identity, and community
  • Plan, track, and expand program budget in partnership with executive leadership in order to grow enrollment and increase revenue year after year
  • Recruit, lead, and develop high performing, year-round team of associate directors and seasonal camp staff
  • Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation and training, and consistent quality of communications and systems
  • Facilitate the work of an active governing board composed of professional and voluntary leaders from the partner institutions
  • Actively work on  fundraising and grant development for the new camp through  coordinated fundraising activities with the partner agencies
  • Actively participate in Foundation for Jewish Camp’s incubator initiative to cultivate new camp program alongside field experts


  • 5+ years of relevant Jewish camp directing experience
  • Master’s degree in education, Jewish experiential education, social work, public administration or related field preferred
  • Eagerness and proven ability to build something new from the ground-up while respecting established cultures and ideals
  • Knowledge and familiarity with Long Island and Queens’s diverse Jewish communities as well as JCCs
  • Ability to be flexible and to adjust work schedule to reflect varying needs of camp life, year-round and in the summer
  • Deep commitment to and 5+ years of experience supervising and developing year-round and seasonal staff
  • Effective verbal, listening and written communication skills
  • Effective organizational, stress and time management skills
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people       


  • Ability to travel to all three sites within Commonpoint Queens as well as Friedberg JCC and The Suffolk JCC.  


  • Schedule: Full time
  • Location: CQ/SF

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Victoria Downey at VDowney@CommonpointQueens.org with the subject "Long Island Consortium Camp Director."

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Little Neck, NY 11362
(718) 225-6750

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