CYJ Job Descriptions
Here are brief descriptions of the positions offered annually at CYJ. For a more thorough description, follow the links provided on our website's "Job Descriptions" page.
Madrichim (Counselors) live in bunks with our campers, and have the most direct influence on their summer experiences. Involved in every aspect of camp life, counselors strive to provide the best that camp has to offer. Most importantly, counselors serve as role-models in an environment infused with Judaism and Zionism!
Moomchim (Specialists) provide the bulk of the programming and activities that campers participate in during every day of their camp experience. Specialists work to keep the camp going, and offer campers the chance to develop new skills and talents. Some specialists we've had before include: archery, arts and crafts, Israeli Dancing, PR/Marketing, Ropes Course, Sports, and Video!
Lifeguards double as counselors, though their unique duties mean their schedules end up slightly different from their in-bunk peers. Some lifeguards join staff already certified, but it is possible to get certification during a special pre-staff week training period if interested.
Heads of Specialty Areas have more responsibility that a typical specialist - they're also expected to coordinate those who work in their area, to fill-in when another staff isn't available at their activity of choice, and to keep track of supplies and activity needs. Some Head Specialists include Arts and Crafts Director, Head of Nature, Ropes Course Director, Sports Director, and more.
Merakzim (Unit Heads) supervise the counselors in each aidah (unit) and take charge of the well-being of the campers and counselors alike. They are people with Camp and supervisory experience who hold the aidah together and also take charge of the educational program for their own aidah for the summer.
Program Director is a special supervisory role, in charge of major camp events, and staff programming. This person should have impressive programming skills and be familiar with CYJ culture.
Camp Nurse is responsible for overseeing all of our medical facilities and needs, (which makes them very important!) Must be licensed as a physician, registered nurse, or practical nurse.
Medical Assistants are our nurses' right-hand people, keeping all the functions and files of the medical facility running smoothly. Candidates should have some kind of medical office experience.
Camp Mom/Parent Liaison is an important role for the entire family! S/he both addresses camper needs as an understanding adult figure and communicates with moms and dads with the insight and perspective of a fellow-parent.
Babysitters are key for letting some of our senior staff members perform their jobs. This person looks after some of our staff member's young children throughout the day.
Logistics & Office
Logistics Director oversees all of the camps logistics needs: organizing the logistics teams, making schedules, managing equipment, and ordering supplies.
Logistics Assistant is a part of the logistics team, running AV equipment, managing facilities, and generally ensuring that the body of Camp functions smoothly.
Dining Room Manager knows that a well-fed camp is a well-run camp, and meals only function as well as a DRM's oversight. This individual oversees the cleanliness and the function of our chadar ochel.
Office Assistant is the person who runs our office, interacting in person and on the phone, using standard programs on the computer, and demonstrating experience in youth work.
Did one (or more!) of these descriptions strike your fancy? Apply today before the slots fill up! If you have any questions, you can of course contact us any time.