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Like most non-profit organizations, our Board of Directors plays a critical role in defining vision and acting as the governing body for policy. Additionally, and most importantly, our Board is the pivotal driver behind our fundraising efforts. We are always seeking strategic thinkers to join our Board and continue expanding the impact we have on the Jewish and LA communities. The sense of fulfillment and accomplishment that comes from being a Board member can be seen on the faces of Board members as they beam with pride at our Scholarship event, knowing their individual efforts are paying off in helping serve 1500 children each year.
Our Current Board of Directors as of August 31, 2022. The Board President, Officers, and Board of Directors listed are voting members.
Cari B. Uslan
Shoshana Himmel, VP
Jonathan C. Lurie, VP¹
Sandy Sigal, VP¹
Aaron Cohen, Treasurer
Lauren Kurzweil, Secretary
Robert C. Aronoff
Lloyd “Eric” Cotsen
Alyson Mischel Ein
David A. Fenton
Scott R. Isdaner *¹
Mark Kuperstock *
Arnold S. Nelson¹
Brad Rosenberg *¹
Dan Rosenson *¹
Stephen M. Saltzman *¹
Thomas R. Schiff
Michael H. Sendowski¹
John Shane ¹
Lee I. Silver *¹
Gary N. Stern
Karl M. Sussman *¹
David L. Swartz *¹
Robert A. Waldorf *¹
Lewis M. Wallensky
Marshall J. Wax ¹
* Past Board President
¹JBBBSLA & FCBW Board Member
JBBBSLA Inclusion Statement
JBBBSLA actively acknowledges and embraces the richness and full spectrum of the community. It is our commitment to create an environment where all voices will be heard and treated with respect. These standards are expected of our leadership, staff, and volunteers as JBBBSLA builds its diverse constituency with full acceptance, irrespective of gender, gender identity, gender expression, socioeconomic status, level of Jewish observance, race, ethnicity, and/or sexual orientation.
NO PHONE CALLS; NO EMPLOYMENT OR STAFFING AGENCIES OF ANY KIND
Successful applicants are required to work in person, year-round at Camp Bob Waldorf in Glendale, CA. Not a remote position. Living on site a requirement June-August for summer program and five weekend retreats during the year.
COVID-19 Vaccination Required. Masks are worn at the direction of the Camp Director per City/County guidelines.
The Assistant Director at Camp Bob Waldorf has an integral role in the fulfillment of the camp mission.
At the core of our mission is making sure that all campers are provided with the care that they need in order to be successful while they are at camp.
The Assistant Director position stewards the camper application process, creates and fosters Jewish programming and curriculum, facilitates interviews, manages on site camper wellness and care and oversees general camp wellness (Full time team, Seasonal staff, Leadership Campers, Campers) in order to make Camp Bob Waldorf a place where everyone feels at home. Through utilizing the best practices of the camping and wellness industry the Assistant Director will help the staff and campers that attend, reach their fullest potential.
AT OUR AGENCY
Camp Bob Waldorf and Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles enrich the lives of youth throughout Greater Los Angeles with the tools and support system they need to thrive from elementary school to college and beyond, driven by the values of community, inclusion, identity and respect. Our residential Jewish and non-sectarian camp programs, weekend retreats, outdoor backpacking trips, college scholarship programs and mentoring activities provide over 1,200 underserved children each year with a safe, nurturing environment where they learn to be creative, responsible, and thoughtful individuals.
1. Work with the Camp Director and the Community engagement team to develop and implement camper recruitment, application, registration processes and an impactful overall camp experience.
· Visit and communicate with partner agencies and their staff year-round.
· Read and analyze Camper applications for retreats and summer.
· Foster, create, and implement Jewish Cultural programming for Jewish Cultural Retreats and Summer Jewish Cultural Session.
· Become an expert in the Campminder system for registration and enrollment of campers and running necessary reports for retreats and summer camp.
· Follow up on camper engagement team notes and communicate directly with and gather information from families and, if necessary, therapists, school counselors et al regarding information which may affect campers’ experience at camp.
· Make final decision on individual camper enrollment status and communicate with Camper Engagement team via Campminder system.
· Work with Camper Engagement Association and Program Director to create cabin lists for retreats and summer utilizing information from Campminder and individual camper applications.
During camp sessions:
· Communicate camper health/wellness needs to camp staff prior to all sessions, including retreats.
· Supervise directly the Camper Care team and co-supervise, with the Program Director, the Camp Counselor team during retreats and summer camp.
· Communicate with families year-round regarding camper health and wellness.
· Create, train staff, and implement thoughtful, effective Jewish programming and curriculum.
2. Work with the entire Team:
· Create and maintain a community where everyone feels physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually welcome and safe.
· Work closely with other divisions of JBBBSLA (Mentoring, College Access + Success, Teen Talk) to communicate when campers who utilize multiple JBBBSLA programs overlap into the camp system.
· Take a lead role with camp open houses (virtual and in person), recruitment events, community partner engagement, and Gear Up for Camp Day.
3. Work with the Camp Director:
· Stay up to date on processes and best practices for the industry by attending meetings/trainings for AIJC, JAC, ACA and other appropriate organizations and leadership training institutes
· Take the lead on high level behavior and mental health management for both campers and staff during retreats and summer camp season
· Communicate directly with families pre-, during and post-retreat programs regarding their campers’ experience at camp
· File reports and follow ups with DCFS regarding any mandated reporting issues
· Maintain meticulous wellness and health notes in the Campminder system for all campers as necessary
4. Work closely with the Program Director and Camp Leadership team:
· Take the lead on year-round Jewish Cultural Programming creation and implementation
· Assist with summer staff hiring as needed
· Take a lead role in designing and implementing summer all staff training sessions
· Provide input, feedback and creative effort into camp schedules, staff time of scheduling, and other summer and retreat program logistics
· Serve as the primary coordinator for Summer Camp “Leaders in Training and Pillar Leaders” Programs. Including recruitment, interviewing, schedules and training.
· Follow up with LIT program and Pillar Leader participants and create year-round engagement opportunities
5. Assist the Camp Director with preparation for ACA accreditation process.
6. Provide Leadership and guidance to all staff in the absence of Camp Director.
7. Assist the entire Camp Team in all aspects of the camp experience to ensure the smooth running of camp year-round
ON A TEAM
The Assistant Camp Director will work closely with all members of the camp department and will be supervised by the Camp Director. The Assistant Camp Director will take the lead in developing, fostering and implementing Jewish cultural components during year-round programming and summer camp. The position will also interact with other members of JBBBSLA including staff members of the Development, Finance, College Access + Success, Teen Talk, Mentoring Program and HR/Operations.
· Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field required
· Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
· Experience in planning and implementing Jewish cultural programming preferred
· 1-2 years administrative or enrollment-based experience
· Strong oral and written communication skills
· Well-developed interpersonal skills, positive energy, sense of self, open mind, and empathy.
· Strong initiative and a willingness to go the extra mile for those that we serve
· Salary Range – $62,400 – $64,200 annually
· Year-round, full-time, exempt Position
· Position required to live onsite during retreats and summer camp, housing and meals provided
· Camp Bob Waldorf is in Glendale, CA. Position will be based out of Camp office year-round.
Camp Bob Waldorf/JBBBSLA offers a compensation package that includes a competitive salary range commensurate with experience. Generous paid vacation and sick leave plus three additional personal days, paid federal and all no work permitted Jewish holidays. Employer-paid benefits include 403b retirement plan, vision and dental insurance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. Other benefits include a generous portion of employee’s medical premium paid, 403b voluntary retirement plan, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Pet Insurance, Legal and ID insurance and opportunities for learning and professional development. We close early on Fridays in observance of Shabbat creating a 38-hour work week. We enjoy a fun office environment and a fantastic team who are dedicated to the meaningful work we do.
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The Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf was established in 1962 to provide ongoing operational funding for Camp Bob Waldorf. Thanks in part to The Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf, more than 60,000 underserved children have attended our camp and its existence ensures that the camp will remain open for many generations to come.
The Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf is a California 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID 95-6127224) that operates as a restricted endowment fund. The Board approves monthly allocations to cover camp operating expenses, and also raises money to fund camp programs.
Sandy Sigal, VP of the Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf and former camper
JBBBSLA is proud to share information about our programs and our people through an annual impact statement and a biannual “Snapshot.”