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Educational Alliance, Inc. Division Supervisor in New York, New York

Title: Division Supervisor - New Country Day Camp

Division - Department: 14th Street Y – Youth Programs – New Country Day Camp

Job Classification: Non-Union – PT – FT (Full Time during camp program, June-August)

Supervisor: NCDC Division Manager

Date: February 2022

New Country Day Camp is an open-tent community that celebrates and sustains joyful, outdoor summer experiences where all can thrive. We build meaningful connections with ourselves, each other, and the natural world around us through innovative programming that is rooted in Jewish tradition and guided by universal values. New Country Day Camp is an 8-week, outdoor summer camp for campers in kindergarten-8th grade. NCDC operates M-F, 8am-5pm and provides transportation for staff and campers to and from our campgrounds on Staten Island via multiple locations throughout Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. We have an inclusive camp model, so all campers and staff with disabilities/special needs are given the individual support they need to have a successful summer.

NCDC is a part of the Educational Alliance, a 133-year-old New York institution, is a vibrant, dynamic organization serving New Yorkers from all walks of life. We serve everyone regardless of the language they speak, where they come from, or their socioeconomic status. We believe that everyone should have a chance to live a better life and that arts and culture, education, health and wellness, and social services can help lay that foundation.


Division Supervisors will be responsible for the overall well-being of approximately 100+ campers at a time within a given age group at New Country Day Camp, which serves a population of campers entering K-8. They will also be responsible for ongoing communication with the families of their assigned age group and the supervision of the counselors within their assigned age division.


  • Direct client group: Campers (K-8th Grade; Age assignment TBD)

  • Directly supervises: Counselors, Division Assistant, and any assigned Counselors-in-Training

  • Serves as direct contact for families in matters directly related to their camper(s)


Camper Care

  • Be responsible for the overall well-being of approximately 100+ campers and 20+ counselors at a time, including but not limited to physical and emotional needs

  • Maintain organized systems and records of camper and staff attendance, injuries, accidents, and other important information

  • Learn, understand, and promote camp’s mission and values (Personal Growth and Responsibility, Empathy, Respect, Passion), including our Open Tent philosophy of inclusion

  • Consult with leadership staff to plan and execute special weekly division-wide programming

  • Be present at the pool complex for swim periods and support Swim Coordinator

Logistics and Communications

  • Attend pre-camp meetings with families and/or staff as needed

  • Ensure staff/campers follow their daily schedule, guaranteeing each camp day runs smoothly

  • Communicate with parents as needed through the camp season, including being available via email and cell phone until 6:30pm nightly

  • Write weekly emails to staff detailing important information for the week ahead, with an emphasis on boosting morale and maintaining a positive staff culture

  • Communicate and effectively partner as needed with Support Supervisors, Aquatics staff, Program staff, and NCDC leadership regarding camper needs and concerns

  • With Operations Manager, order supplies for division and maintain an organized inventory and balanced budget

  • Be responsible for overall cleanliness and organization of division shelter and surrounding area

  • Ensure proper implementation of all COVID-19 safety protocols and procedures

Leadership and Staff Supervision

  • As a member of the NCDC Supervisory Staff, model professional behavior for campers and other staff at all times

  • Be present at all days of orientation, camp and staff meetings during the camp season

  • Create agendas and facilitate staff meetings with assigned division staff

  • Proactively problem solve and motivate colleagues as difficult moments present themselves throughout the camp season; encourage flexibility and understanding as means to achieve common goals

  • Establish and promote a commitment to the mission and vision of New Country Day Camp

  • Learns and implements NCDC’s restorative approach to supervision and behavior management, including regular check-ins and evaluations for supervisees

  • Partner respectfully with the Support Supervisor on crisis management using a Restorative Approach, working to provide the proper supports for campers within the division.


Required Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, social sciences, liberal arts or equivalent professional experience required

  • 3+ years of experience working with elementary school-age children

  • Experience as a leader in an inclusive, educational setting, or similar experience

  • Previous supervisory experience strongly preferred

  • Excellent organizational and oral/written communication skills

  • Can attend all days of Staff Orientation and camp starting June 7th through August 19th

  • Ability to interact with families, children, and colleagues of diverse cultural and social backgrounds

  • Fast learner with ability to work independently and collaboratively

Role Key Competencies

  • Inclusivity

  • Leadership

  • Delegation

  • Communication

  • Diligence

EEO Info

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Educational Alliance takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.