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Job Detail: Operations Manager

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.

 

Position Summary:

Eden Village West is hiring a full-time Operations Manager. This position will manage camper recruitment, registration, billing, travel, forms, and collaborate with the Eden Village West year-round staff on summer operations and program development. This is an incredible opportunity to make a large impact in a small organization with a big vision. Start date is January 2020.

Position Responsibilities:

Camper & Staff Recruitment:

  • Manage recruitment programs and events
  • Reach out to schools, shuls, and community organizations across the west coast to schedule camper recruitment events
  • Recruit and coordinate staffing for programs and events
  • Procure and maintain recruitment program supplies
  • Manage community programs calendar
  • Represent Eden Village West at community programs and events
  • Manage outreach for summer staff recruitment

Operations & Administrative:

  • Manage camper enrollments and billing
  • Camper forms: solicit, ensure collection, and maintain all required camper files
  • Support office and program department supplies sourcing and purchasing
  • Manage summer housing logistics
  • Organize travel logistics for opening/closing days and camp field trips
  • Support summer staff interviewing

Program:

  • Support summer program development including scheduling and purchasing
  • Support development of CIT program
  • Support planning and organizing of pre-camp Staff Training & Orientation

Summer

  • Supervise Office & Communications Manager, Housekeeping & Operations Staff, and Head Chef and support their work at camp
  • Manage housing at camp
  • Manage camper travel and lead airport trips
  • Source supplies
  • Manage receipts and billing
  • Cover the office when the Office & Communication Manager is off
  • Answer camp phones and check the central camp email address

General:

  • Eden Village West has a small year-round and summer staff. This position requires flexibility, a willingness to learn new skills and take on responsibilities outside the Recruitment and Operations Coordinator’s immediate job description when needed
    ● The Operations Manager is supervised by the Camp Director.

 

Position Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to successfully manage a multitude of ongoing projects with a keen attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with an ability to lead projects while collaborating in a team-based environment
  • “People skills” to establish relationships with parents, campers, and staff; foster community and a sense of shared purpose and meaning; and create and maintain collaborative relationships with community partners
  • Be enthusiastic, excited to try new things, generous, willing to be silly, flexible, creative, caring, and able to maintain a positive team attitude throughout a full work day
  • Previous overnight camp experience preferred, but not required
  • This position must be in residence at Camp in Healdsburg, CA from May 31st through July 29th, 2020

 

Compensation and Benefits:

$50,000-$55,000 DOE plus benefits package

 

To Apply:

Please send resume, two references, and a note to Casey at hiring@edenvillagewest.org with the subject “Operations Manager - YOUR NAME”. Tell us why Eden Village West of all places is so interesting to you; your experience, and share about your passions. We will also accept video cover letters, if that’s more your thing.

 

About the job

Location Richmond, California
Field Administrative
Time Full-time
Date 30 December 2019

About the company

Company name Eden Village West
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