Job Descriptions

November 11th, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

The Camp Kee Tov staff is a well-respected family, working towards a common goal of providing a safe, fun, creative, Jewish Camp experience for over 800 campers of Jewish and non-Jewish background each summer. The camper experience is created by the entire staff over our staff training retreat and throughout the camp summer. With the exception of Chaverim (our pre- and post-camp care) and overnights, the camp work day starts at 8am and ends at 5pm or earlier if you are done with your after camp meetings. Every position requires a mandatory week-long, off-site Staff Training from June 14-18. Working at Kee Tov is a very rewarding experience, fostering a fun, safe environment for kids to create life-long bonds with campers and staff alike; this is part of what makes the Kee Tov experience so unique and personally fulfilling. Please read about our various jobs and fill out an application as the first steps to making this summer one of the best ever.

Counselor-in-Training (CIT): Must be entering 10th grade in September, 2015. CITs must participate in our staff training program which equips them with many skills including communication skills with campers and staff, how to create successful age appropriate programs and behavior modification techniques. CITs must also attend pre-summer training meetings; dates TBA. CITs are full staff members and are required to help in planning and implementing camp programming. Most CITs will work most directly in a “home group” of three counselors consisting of a CIT, Junior Counselor and Senior Counselor and will be directly responsible for approximately 18 campers in the “home group.” Prospective applicants must be energetic, responsible, work well in a team setting and be ready to work very hard! Applicants who can commit to the full summer are preferable to applicants who can only work one session. There are at least 18 positions available. Honorarium of $700 for the summer.

Chaverim (Day Care) Counselor: Must be entering 10th grade in September, 2015. Prospective applicants must be energetic, responsible, and work well in a team setting. Responsibilities include planning activities and overseeing the safety and well being of all children enrolled in the Chaverim program. Hours are 7:30-8:45am (one day per week) and 2:45-6:00pm (everyday). Applicants must be able to commit to a full summer of work and attend our staff training retreat. Possible supervisor position available for eligible candidates. There are 6 positions available. Honorarium from $700-$1100 based on years of camp experience; supervisor salary starting at $2,300.

Junior Counselor: Must be at least 16 years old and have one year of camp staff experience or counselor in training (or other equivalent program) at another camp. Junior Counselors participate in planning and implementation of group and edah (unit) activities. Most Junior Counselors will work most directly in a “home group” of three counselors, consisting of a CIT, Junior Counselor and Senior Counselor and will be directly responsible for approximately 18 campers in the “home group.” Prospective applicants must be energetic, responsible, and work well in a team setting. Applicants who can commit to the full summer are preferable to applicants who can only work one session. There are at least 18 positions available. Salary of $1100 or $1500 based on years of camp experience.

Senior Counselor: Must be at least 18 years old and/or have two years of camp or related experience. Responsibilities include all those associated with CIT and Junior counselor positions and supervision of Junior Counselor and CITs in your three-counselor home group. Each Senior Counselor has shared responsibility for approximately 18 campers in the home group and is expected to take on more leadership responsibilities. Responsibilities will vary for those in programs without home groups. Senior counselors must have good communication skills and be comfortable in the role of supervisor. Applicants who can commit to the full summer are preferable to applicants who can only work one session. There are at least 21 positions available. Salary from $2300-$4000 based on years of camp experience.

Specialist: Must meet all requirements of Senior Counselor position and have extensive experience in an area of specialization. Previous specialty areas include Drama, Music, Nature & Science, Sports, Journalism, Arts & Crafts, and Dance. Duties include creation, implementation, and supervision of specialty programs. Applicants must exhibit creativity, have experience in leadership and enjoy working with 10- and 11-year-old campers. Positions are available for existing specialties, and new specialties are always considered. Applicants must commit to the full summer. There are at least 4 positions available. Salary from $2300-$4000 based on years of camp experience. There is a $200 bonus for drama, dance and music specialist.

Rosh Edah (Unit Head): Must be at least 18 and/or have graduated high school by June 2012, and have at least two years summer camp staff experience. Duties include all of the responsibilities of a Senior Counselor as well as the following: the Rosh is responsible for a group of approximately 60 campers and 8 staff members. He/she is the assistant to the Program Director and is in charge of coordinating the end-of-day camper logistics, including camper transportation/transition at the end of the camp day. This is a great entry-level management position. Applicants must commit to the full summer. There are 6 positions available. Salary from $2600-$3600 based on years of camp experience.

Program Director (P.D.): Must be at least 21 and have extensive camp background, work experience with children, supervisory experience, and thorough knowledge of Jewish culture, tradition, and history.  PDs are responsible for the supervision and welfare of both campers and staff and act as a general resource for all staff programming needs. PDs are responsible for written and oral evaluations of their staff members. PDs must be able to work with their staffs to deal with any conflicts that arise throughout the summer. PDs will participate in training staff and assisting the Director in program planning, theme development, supply purchasing, and general camp operations, including organizing and running one Friday Night Activity. PDs must also attend pre-summer training meetings; dates TBA. There are 7 positions available. Salary from $5700-$7200 based on years of camp experience.

Administrative Assistant 1 (full day): Must have a current driver’s license, have been driving for at least one year, have auto insurance and access to a car.  The Administrative Assistants will work as a team with the Administrator/Assistant Director answering phones, taking inventory, organizing supplies, purchasing food and supplies, and assisting in general office duties. Hours are 8am to 6pm. Salary beginning at $2300.

Administrative Assistant 2 (mid day): Must have a current driver’s license, have been driving for at least one year, have auto insurance and access to a car. The Administrative Assistants will work as a team with the Administrator/Assistant Director, assisting in the purchasing of food and supplies, and assisting in general office duties. Hours are 9am to 3pm. Salary beginning at $1,500 for the summer.