Camp JORI begins national search for new director


Camp JORI Board President Deb Salinger announced the start of a search for a new director. The camp will be working with the Foundation for Jewish Camping and the American Camping Association to identify potential candidates. A search committee composed of current and past JORI board members will review applications, conduct interviews and seek board approval for the hiring of the final candidate.

The camp seeks to identify a dynamic leader to build on the camp’s long history of success to reach ever-higher levels of quality and enrollment. This is a full-time, year-round position with responsibilities that include: camper recruitment and retention; staff recruitment, training, development and supervision; program design and implementation; facilities management; community and family relations; and maintaining JORI’s ACA accreditation.

Camp JORI is a nonprofit overnight camp situated on Rhode Island’s largest lake and nestled among acres of protected land. Its mission is to provide a quality overnight Jewish camping experience to all families in a safe and supportive setting. In the camp’s 78-year history, there have been only three directors.

Interested Applicants

Camp JORI offers its camp director a competitive salary and benefits package. Year-round housing is also available.

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Potential candidates for the position of camp director should send the following information electronically to

                • Cover letter and resume outlining all relevant education and experience;

                •             A statement of philosophy regarding the development of children and staff in the context of the camping experience; and

                •             Names and contact information for three references who can be contacted regarding your qualifications and experience.