Eden Village West is hiring a Program Director for Summer 2023! This is a residential position based in Healdsburg, CA. Part of the summer leadership team at Eden Village West, the Program Director supervises and supports our program specialists in delivering an amazing program infused with earth-based Jewish inspiration.
About Eden Village West
Eden Village West is an organic farm-to-table residential Jewish camp in Sonoma County, California with a 6-week overnight summer program as well as other farm programming throughout the spring and fall. Our 3rd-11th grade campers enjoy farming, wilderness and homesteading skills, culinary arts, music and sports as they become empowered to promote a more environmentally sustainable, socially just, and spiritually connected world for all.
Supervising and supporting all program team staff
Participating in pre-season programmatic visioning and curriculum development
Managing the program budget; ordering program supplies before and during the summer
Running trainings for program specialists during staff week
Managing implementation of camp programming, including:
Modeh Ani, Core daily program areas: bunk rotations and chuggim, Evening programs, Intersession, Shmooze, Shabbat, Staff programming
Creating program staffing and time-off schedule in coordination with Assistant Director
Running specialist meetings; giving and recording feedback throughout the summer
Daily check-in with leadership team to ensure the successful operation of summer camp
Eden Village West has a very small staff. This position requires flexibility and a willingness to occasionally take on responsibilities outside the Program Director’s immediate job description
Participating in pre-camp Leadership Team Orientation at camp from June 1st - June 3rd
Living in residence at Camp for the full summer season: June 6th - August 4th, 2023
Facilitate program specialist pre-camp team video call (1-2 calls)
Facilitate follow-up video calls with each program area individually (6-8 calls)
Review program area supply inventories and order additional supplies as needed
Plan staff training sessions for program specialists as well as some all-camp sessions
Additional pre-camp responsibilities TBD based on Program Director’s availability, interest, and skill set
Why you’ll love it!
Experience a deep community with a vibrant staff of 75 young people from all over the world! Our community values skills-sharing, spiritual growth, and inclusivity.
You’ll enjoy three kosher, organic, locally sourced meals a day.
We have a secret staff lounge that is stocked with awesome staff snacks, and a not-so-secret not-so-little FARM full of fresh off the vine snacks! We’re munching on farm fresh treats all summer long.
You get to hang out with goats!
We have awesome staff activities that take place 2-3 times a week, facilitated by your fellow staff members!
You’ll inspire kids to be more playful, kind, caring, joyful, and grateful- changing their lives and changing the world!