Thanks for your interest in working at OSRUI next summer! 

In addition to the various specific tasks assigned to each member of the OSRUI staff, there are certain expectations and responsibilities that are required of all staff members, regardless of their duties. All staff members are expected to satisfy the qualifications and fulfill the responsibilities outlined below.

Qualifications:

  • Desire and ability to work with children in a camp setting
  • Ability to relate to one's peer group
  • Ability to accept supervision and guidance
  • Desire to change behaviors as necessary to continue growing in your position and role in Camp
  • Be of good character, integrity and adaptability
  • Have exceptional communication skills with both staff and campers
  • Have a well-developed sense of responsibility, good judgment and common sense
  • Must be adult role model of how to live responsibly and maturely
  • Must understand the potential of young children
  • Respect the feelings of all members of the camp community
  • Understand that working at Camp can be tiring and requires stamina and endurance
  • Ability to help campers develop Jewishly by being a positive Jewish role model

Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for the needs of the campers, your fellow staff members and yourself
  • Be safety conscious at all times
  • Support your fellow staff members and have a positive attitude
  • Maintain strong lines of communication with all other staff members including formal and informal evaluations with your supervisor
  • Have fun!
  • Behave appropriately and maintain a proper attitude
  • Be fair and courteous to everyone at camp
  • Be an exemplary role model of Jewish living
  • Be actively engaged with campers
  • Be on time and participate in all activities
  • Dress appropriately for activities

We are accepting Summer 2019 Staff Applications for the following positions. Please read through the job descriptions below before applying.

Avodah is a work/study program designed for entering seniors in high school. Participants spend their mornings learning Hebrew and Torah, and then work in the afternoons and evenings at various places around camp. This unique staff community provides an environment for personal growth, as well as a strong sense of responsibility in performing necessary roles for the camp. Avodah members will participate in their own evening programming, in addition to all Camp staff programs.

Machon is an experiential and didactic counselor training program. The program accepts graduating high school seniors and provides a framework for the teaching of important skills concurrently with the experience of serving as a counselor. In addition to learning about counseling, participants work in a variety of different camper units, with a wide array of camper ages.

Qualifications:

  • Skill and ability in working with children.
  • Ability to communicate with campers, relate to them and serve as an example for them
  • Willingness and ability to take full responsibility for the wellbeing of campers
  • Ability to give and accept guidance and support
  • A willingness and ability to ask for help
  • Ability to assist in activities, both leading and supporting

Responsibilities:

  • Directly responsible for all campers living in one’s assigned cabin or tent including: day-to-day involvement with campers, teaching of camp rules, policies and traditions,
  • Help every camper make friends, becoming acclimated to life at OSRUI, grow towards his or her potential while becoming part of the camp community
  • Responsible for the health, safety and happiness of ALL campers at ALL times
  • Ensure campers exercise good hygiene and health practices. Notify appropriate staff members of concerns
  • Help campers keep track of belongings
  • Directly responsible for cleanliness of the cabin or tent
  • Participate regularly and enthusiastically in all programming
  • Teach or assist in unit activities; always be an active participant
  • Plan and lead cabin/tent activities
  • Take an active role in evening programs and other unit-based programs
  • Attend in-camp training sessions and staff meetings as required
  • Be familiar with all emergency procedures and first aid
  • Be able to work with a variety of staff members and campers in a calm, collected, manner at all times


Please note: all cabin or tent counselors live in a bunk with the campers they are responsible for.

Madrichim, or counselors, are the first and crucial link in a camper's positive Jewish experience at OSRUI. Madrichim at camp act not only as the primary caretakers of the children but also as informal educators in the different programming offered to our campers. These staff members are all entering college sophomores and older. With seven camper units at OSRUI, there is much need for various sorts of skilled counselors. Staff can work with children from entering 2nd grade to entering 12th grade. Requisite skill areas also include the arts, sports, outdoor adventure, and proficiency in Hebrew and Judaica. Preference is given to graduates of our Machon program.

Qualifications:

  • Skill and ability in working with children.
  • Ability to communicate with campers, relate to them and serve as an example for them
  • Willingness and ability to take full responsibility for the wellbeing of campers
  • Ability to give and accept guidance and support
  • A willingness and ability to ask for help
  • Ability to assist in activities, both leading and supporting

Responsibilities:

  • Directly responsible for all campers living in one’s assigned cabin or tent including: day-to-day involvement with campers, teaching of camp rules, policies and traditions,
  • Help every camper make friends, becoming acclimated to life at OSRUI, grow towards his or her potential while becoming part of the camp community
  • Responsible for the health, safety and happiness of ALL campers at ALL times
  • Ensure campers exercise good hygiene and health practices. Notify appropriate staff members of concerns
  • Help campers keep track of belongings
  • Directly responsible for cleanliness of the cabin or tent
  • Participate regularly and enthusiastically in all programming
  • Teach or assist in unit activities; always be an active participant
  • Plan and lead cabin/tent activities
  • Take an active role in evening programs and other unit-based programs
  • Attend in-camp training sessions and staff meetings as required
  • Be familiar with all emergency procedures and first aid
  • Be able to work with a variety of staff members and campers in a calm, collected, manner at all times


Please note: all cabin or tent counselors live in a bunk with the campers they are responsible for.

There are many specialty counselors positions available.  They include lifeguards, boat drivers, sailing instructors, waterski instructors, sports staff, horseback riding staff, adventure*, cooking, art, music, dance, drama, arts and crafts, media and photography.  When not at their specialty area, these staff members are expected to be with their assigned units.

Qualifications:

  • Skill and ability in working with children.
  • Ability to communicate with campers, relate to them and serve as an example for them
  • Ability to serve as a role model for all campers
  • Willingness and ability to take full responsibility for the wellbeing of campers
  • Ability to accept guidance and support
  • A willingness and ability to ask for help
  • Training and experience commensurate with needs of specialty position
  • When required, hold relevant certifications in activity area
  • Strong enthusiasm for and broad-based knowledge of the specialty

Responsibilities:

  • Directly responsible for all campers living in one’s assigned cabin or tent including: day-to-day involvement with campers, teaching of camp rules, policies and traditions, helping every camper make friends, becoming acclimated to life at OSRUI, growing towards his or her potential and becoming part of the community
  • Responsible for the health, safety and happiness of ALL campers at ALL times
  • Develop the necessary lesson plans prior to executing each activity, sharing lesson plans in advance with supervisor and camp leadership team
  • Set up for and break down from all activity periods.
  • Lead and coordinate activities for all age groups, as assigned by the Head Specialist, as scheduled for each unit.
  • Maintain a safe and clean activity area
  • Assist in all activity areas within your specialty as well as within your unit
  • Be available for cabin or tent activities whenever possible
  • Act as general resource for other Camp activities relating to your specialty
  • Participate in other Camp programming as is possible. All specialists are assigned to units and cabins or tents, and should be with assigned units when they do not have direct programming responsibilities -- especially at meals, services, evening programs and lights out.
  • Exercise good judgment and safety consciousness at all times. Act as role-model for safety with campers
  • Maintain facilities and supplies necessary for assigned specialty in good condition
  • Attend in-camp training sessions and staff meetings as required

Please Note: Most specialty counselors live in cabins/tents with campers.

*A note on Adventure Staff:

This position is a multi-faceted position which will do work in Teva (nature), Trip Packing, and Etgar (high ropes course). Each staff member will primarily be assigned to one area, with the understanding that they will be able and willing to help in other areas as needed.

In addition to all qualifications and responsibilities of a counselor, a S’gan must abide by the following.

Qualifications:

  • Evidence of capacity for leadership and developed leadership skills
  • An S’gan should be a dedicated staff member who is looking to take on further leadership responsibilities within camp
  • A S’gan must have leadership skills necessary to motivate, support and guide other Unit Staff
  • The role of an S’gan is to serve as a role model for the rest of the Unit Staff, as well as be the direct support to the Rosh Eidah
  • Supervise in the day to day operations of the unit

Responsibilities:

  • Be involved in the implementation of camp policies and assist in supporting of these policies
  • Be a positive role model for counselors and campers in his/her unit and in the general camp community
  • Act in the capacity as a mentor for the staff, someone a staff member can bring their bunk/program problems, successes, challenges and questions to
  • Act as a mediator during disputes between staff members and campers
  • Develop new and innovative ways of having fun and recognizing promising staff in your Unit
  • Praise and recognize staff for work well done and going above and beyond expectations
  • Coach unit staff as soon as possible (in private), for performance issues
  • Know the names of all the campers and staff in the unit and recognize their needs
  • Assist the Unit Head as needed, as directed.

Please note: Assistant Unit Heads live in camper cabins or tents

Qualifications:

  • Evidence of leadership skill and capacity
  • Strong background and experience in camping and/or related fields
  • Desire and ability to work with children and adults in Camp setting
  • Ability to creatively plan & schedule programs and activities, and to maximize the skills & talents of staff members under your direct and indirect supervision
  • Ability to give & take constructive criticism
  • Must be self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Must have leadership skills, ability to motivate, manage, and counsel
  • Previous OSRUI experience preferred

Responsibilities:

  • Attend Unit Head and other supervisory meetings. Help formulate, implement and support camp policies
  • Directly responsible for planning, preparation and implementation of all programming for assigned unit; assign staff members to various teams and work closely with specialists to plan programs for your unit
  • Directly responsible for consistently having unit’s program supply requisitions turned in.
  • Whenever possible, incorporate unit staff members in program planning and leadership.
  • Make all site & supply arrangements
  • Coordinate activities of cabins or tents in the unit: Erev Tzrif/Ohel, staff days off, unit schedules, etc.
  • Act as role model for staff including being present within the unit. Be the counselor’s support, assisting staff with problems, questions and guidance
  • Serve as the primary supervisor for unit staff, regularly evaluating the performance of staff
  • Act on behalf of unit for issues involving the Camp community
  • Lead daily unit staff meetings
  • Be directly involved and participate with all campers and staff in the daily program.
  • Communicate with the Camp Director, Associate Director and Assistant Directors on key matters


Please Note: Unit Heads live in staff housing.

There will be Lead Specialists for the following areas of camp: Song leader, Adventure, Horseback Riding, Sports and Waterfront.  They will coordinate, schedule and supervise for their respective specialty.

Qualifications:

  • Evidence of leadership skill and capacity
  • Strong background and experience in camping
  • Strong background and experience in your specific area of supervision
  • Desire and ability to work with children and adults in Camp setting
  • Ability to creatively plan & schedule programs and activities with maximum efficiency, and to maximize the skills & talents of staff members
  • Ability to give & take constructive criticism
  • Must be self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Must have leadership skills, ability to motivate, manage, and counsel

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and submit required materials
  • Directly responsible for planning, preparation and implementation of all programs for assigned specialty; serve as the creative force for your programs, assign staff members to program teams and work closely with counselors and Rashei Eidot in planning programs for your specialty
  • Directly responsible for consistently having necessary program supply requisitions turned in.
  • Guiding your staff to be able to effectively lead programming in their activity areas.
  • Make all site & supply arrangements
  • Coordinate activities of all groups participating in your specialty’s activities at a given time: allocation of space, staff, etc
  • Act as role model for your assigned specialty staff. Assist your staff with problems, questions and support
  • Regularly evaluate the performance of staff members within your specialty, following the policies of staff evaluation
  • Act on behalf of your specialty on issues involving Camp community
  • Be directly involved with all campers and staff in your specialty. Communicate with the Camp Director, Associate Director and Assistant Director on key matters.
  • Be a presence and an advocate for camp wide policy.

Please note: Lead Specialists live in staff housing.

As a part of the Marketing & Communications team at URJ OSRUI, you will become the eyes and ears for our camp community including parents, alumni, and more. As our camp story tellers, you’ll spend your days documenting our campers’ daily activities and adventures. 

Qualifications:

  • Must have exceptional communication skills
  • Must have good time management skills
  • Must be detail oriented

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Communications Manager

The communications manager will oversee the camp photographer, videographer, writer and content manager.  This person will be responsible for coordinating photo, video and written communications through both CampMinder and social media.  They will also be responsible for running the OSRUI Facebook, Instagram and blog. They will ensure that all campers are photographed and are expected to develop a social media schedule with the Assistant Director.

Photographer

This position will be responsible for capturing the essence of camp through photos.  They will need to have the ability to use a DSLR camera. They will capture images from all units each day, with a diverse set of activities and children. They will also take all bunk photos at the beginning of each session.

Videographer

This position is responsible for creating both the ‘Camp Video’ and shorter videos throughout the summer.  For each video, they must take and log footage, edit this footage, and maintain overall production quality.  This person must have video experience and the ability to provide any equipment needed to create the videos. They will be supervised by the Communications Manager.

Content Manager

This person will be responsible for uploading all photos to CampMinder as well as working in tandem with the Communications Manager to find material for Social Media.  They need to be proficient in computers and have the ability to work with little supervision throughout the day.

Writer

This person will be responsible for writing and coordinating blog posts for the OSRUI blog.  They must have strong writing skills and an ability to tell a story through words.

Qualifications:

  • Be understanding to camper and staff needs
  • Strong communication skills with campers, staff and parents
  • Must understand that this job is tiring and requires stamina and endurance and will require motivational skills
  • Sufficient knowledge on social, behavioral and developmental issues with children
  • Social work/Psychology or equivalent experience preferred

Responsibilities:

  • Support the unit heads and counselors in their work with campers, under the direction of the Camper Care Director. This includes discipline problems, moments of sadness, interpersonal issues, and adjusting to the camp environment.
  • Work with campers who have been identified by special needs committee along with their counselors and unit head to proactively manage issues and create a positive camp environment for all campers.
  • Ensure consistent communication to all necessary parties including the Director, Associate Director, Assistant Director, Unit Heads and others
  • Work with other campers as needed, and as issues arise.
  • Be present in camper units daily, including staff meetings, to support unit heads and staff
  • Advise program areas and specialists on how to accommodate individual camper needs in different activities
  • Participate in the process of parent phone calls for camper care related issues
  • Participate in the documentation of camper care issues, parent phone calls and camper interactions that take place during the summer
  • Participate in meetings to update Camper Care Director on camper issues daily.
  • Serve as a positive role model for staff.

Qualifications:

  • Skill and ability in working with children.
  • Ability to communicate with campers, relate to them and serve as an example for them
  • Willingness and ability to take full responsibility for the wellbeing of campers
  • Ability to give and accept guidance and support
  • A willingness and ability to ask for help
  • Ability to assist in activities, both leading and supporting
  • Understanding that a child with special needs may need more support and patience
  • Be a strong positive role model for their camper
  • Be an advocate for their camper
  • Experience with children with special needs preferred

Responsibilities:

  • Work one-on-one with camper with special needs so that camper is successful in camp setting.
  • Attend to campers specific needs on a daily basis and put campers needs first.
  • Communicate with Camper Care Director on needs of camper being met and challenges faced
  • Be open to specific training on diagnosis and behavior plans so that camper is successful in camp setting
  • Assist in maintaining appropriate logs and records
  • Assistance with various programs at camp, as time permits
  • Working with camper, unit head and senior staff to accomplish goals of camp
  • Participate in activities with campers
  • Ensure campers maintain good hygiene, health and safety practices
  • Sharing in unit responsibilities as it pertains to the camper the aide is working with ( Sleeping in, meetings, programming, etc.)

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be licensed in Wisconsin, or able to obtain a single-state endorsement RN license in Wisconsin.
  • Pediatric or family practice nursing experience preferred
  • Camp or school nursing experience preferred
  • Must follow organization of the Health Center and troubleshoot any issues that arise
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to ensure children are comfortable and feel safe at camp

Responsibilities:

  • Administering routine medications to campers in multiple practice environments (health center, outdoors, etc.)
  • Applying basic first aid to campers or staff
  • Clinical assessment of campers and staff members during daily morning clinic, in partnership with camp physician
  • Contribute to ongoing organization and planning in the Health Center, including packing medications for upcoming trips, preparing for new camp sessions, coordination with physician and pharmacy for any newly ordered medications, monitoring supplies, etc.
  • Mentor and support new and veteran camp nurses
  • Manage and support unit Medics and pass out all medication, including OTC.
  • Manage parent communication in partnership with the Camper Care team (Lead Nurse only)
  • Manage health center facility including supplies, Avodah staff members, files, etc. (Lead Nurse only)

Qualifications:

  • Possess a valid Driver’s License (International Driver’s License if from outside the United States)
  • Ability to communicate with others and abide by all rules and policies
  • Experience in driving for long periods of time in unknown areas.
  • Be on call to drive at any time, for any purpose (Drivers who live in camp)
  • Be available throughout the summer, as needed (Drivers who are hourly employees)

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain clean and safe camp vehicles
  • Be the primary camp driver both in camp and out of camp for all driving needs.
  • Manage a daily schedule that allows OSRUI to know where the driver is at all times.
  • Drive in a safe manner at all times.

Please note: The In-Camp Driver will live in staff housing, while the other drivers will not.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate with others and abide by all rules and policies
  • Training and experience commensurate with needs of the position
  • Ability to work hard, maintain a high level of motivation and be dedicated to work in security

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor arriving guests to camp
  • Patrol all areas of camp property
  • Be aware of any threats to camp
  • Communicate with appropriate people to provide a high level of safety
  • Assist with other needs of camp, as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate with others and abide by all rules and policies
  • Training and experience commensurate with needs of Office Front Desk
  • Ability to work hard, maintain a high level of motivation and be dedicated

Responsibilities:

  • Answer phones and communicate messages in a timely manner
  • Sort and distribute mail and packages to campers and staff
  • Manage sign in and out of campers
  • Provide a high level of customer service to all visitors and callers
  • Assist with other needs of camp, as assigned by supervisor