Athletic and Fitness Director - Camp Yavneh

 

Job Description

Prior to Camp:

  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing and preparing coaches and sport specific specialists. 
  • Set expectations for the summer on skill building by sport and age level. 
  • Participate in pre-camp planning conference calls with senior staff aimed at developing a plan for the 
  • Athletics & Fitness department for the summer. 
  • Responsible for ordering equipment and supplies and ensuring that sports equipment and facilities are properly cared for, secured and maintained.

During Camp:

  • Teach and coach specific sports. 
  • Train and supervise sports staff. 
  • Create and implement programs for campers in both sports and fitness. 
  • These programs will include: skills building, team building, inter-camp team competitions and general fitness instruction. 
  • Coordinate daily with programming staff regarding activities and schedule changes. 
  • Establish and execute skill development curriculum, coaching and philosophy with senior staff. 
  • In partnership with the Head of Education.
  • Create an environment among the campers of team camaraderie, mutual encouragement and good sportsmanship, and assist in creating a seamless integration of Jewish values curriculum as it pertains to sports in line with the Jewish values at the core of the camp mission. 
  • Ensure that athletic equipment is set up, broken down and maintained in concert with sports staff. 
  • Oversee, coach and officiate sports teams and tournaments and teach counselors to do the same. 
  • Develop and implement NEW and innovative sports classes and special events. 
  • Maintain positive relationships and communication with members of the camp community. 
  • Be part of the leadership team of camp, therefore engaged in other areas of leadership activities in camp. 
  • Serve as a member of camp senior leadership. 
  • Attend planning meetings. 
  • Participate in formulation and implementation of camp sports policies.

Apply by: May 1 2017

Details

Camp/Organization: Camp Yavneh (ACA Accredited)

Location: Northwood NH

Type of Position: Specialized Activity Leader

Time Frame: Seasonal

Salary: Competitive

Requirements

  • Coordinate daily with sports staff regarding activities and schedule changes 
  • Create and implement programs for campers in both sports and fitness. 
  • These programs will include but are not limited to: 
    • skills building
    • team building
    • inter-camp team competitions
    • general fitness instruction
  • Teach specialized sports skills based on curriculum developed in conjunction with A & F Director 
  • Coach sports teams and coordinate tournaments as necessary 
  • Create an environment among the campers of team camaraderie, mutual encouragement and good sportsmanship in line with the Jewish values at the core of the camp mission. 
  • Implement a seamless integration of Jewish values curriculum as it pertains to sports
  • Ensure that athletic equipment is set up, broken down and maintained in concert with rest of sports staff. 
  • Supervise Adventure Center staff and facilities. 
  • The Adventure Center includes a Climbing Tower, Ropes Course, and an American Ninja style Obstacle course.

Experience

  • Coaching and/or administering athletics at K-12 or college level or other institutions mandatory. 
  • Strong sports background (participant/administrator/coach)
  • Camp experience preferred.

Additional Information

Camp Yavneh, a co-ed overnight Jewish camp located in Northwood, NH serving close to 500 campers each summer seeks an Athletic and Fitness Director to join our Leadership Team and to help lead our Athletics and Fitness department. The Athletic and Fitness Director is supported by a strong staff including an Athletic and Fitness Specialist, sports counselors, and sport-specific specialists. Yavneh is proud of our tradition and spirit in our approach to sports and athletics and seek a sports leader who can help us develop a strong sports program including skill building, challenge activities. The right candidate will believe that while winning is important it is not always the end result that we are seeking. Yavneh’s philosophy on finding the unique talents and strengths of our community is just as important. Yavneh creates a community in which people have the opportunity to engage and challenge each other through interpersonal connections. This deepens their own understanding of Jewish life and tradition while helping them gain an appreciation for, and understanding of, alternative points of view concerning observance and philosophy.

Application

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Contact

Bil Zarch

160 Herrick Rd.
Newton, Massachusetts 02459

603-942-5593

http://www.campyavneh.org