Special Education Director, Camp Kaleidoscope (Newton)

Camp Kaleidoscope’s Special Education Director provides direct service to campers with special needs and behavioral challenges through facilitating supportive, effective camper and staff interactions. Camp Kaleidoscope is a nurturing environment for creative individuals. Parents on staff may have their children attend for free! (Tax implications may apply.) Camp Kaleidoscope offers free camp bus service from Cambridge, Brookline, Framingham, Sudbury and Wayland.

JCC Greater Boston is deeply committed to valuing and celebrating the uniqueness of each constituent. We welcome staff and participants from diverse backgrounds. While being proudly Jewish, we strive in every way to provide an open and welcoming setting for all, irrespective of personal practices, beliefs or background. We are guided by JCC Greater Boston core values — Belonging, Joyfulness, Collaboration and Transformation — which resonate with many who do not identify as Jewish.

Salary for the season is $5,500–$6,200. The salary offered will ultimately be determined by the scope of the position, the candidate’s relevant experience, and internal equity. The Special Education Director must be available for the full camp season as well as orientation, training, and pre-camp meetings the week of June 20. Hours are 8:30am-4:30pm Monday through Friday, with staff meetings on Mondays to 5:15pm. Additional pre-camp hours may be scheduled at mutually agreed upon times with additional remunerationIf you want to make a difference and enjoy working with children, please apply today!

Responsibilities of Special Education Director

Prior to camp

  • Meet with camper families, as needed
  • Plan and lead staff orientation activities

During camp season

  • Support campers ages 5–16 daily
  • Communicate with parents and caregivers regularly
  • Identify and utilize strategies to help children with mild special needs and behavioral challenges
  • Provide information to parents, caregivers and staff regarding topics of typical and atypical child development and behavior
  • Facilitate weekly staff meetings; attend daily staff check-ins and partner on a daily basis with Director and Assistant Director


  • Has college or graduate degree in education, special education, social work, counseling or related field
  • Has 2+ years of experience teaching and/or counseling school-age children
  • Has an upbeat, outgoing personality
  • Is able to build strong relationships with children, staff, and parents
  • Is capable of working in a fast-paced environment and thinking on their feet
  • Is adaptive to change


In addition to a rewarding position where you care for a community, the JCC Greater Boston provides competitive benefits including:

  • parents have their children attend camp for free the weeks the parent is working if space is available (tax implications may apply)
  • a competitive salary
  • summer access to the JCC indoor facility (gym, basketball court, indoor pool)
  • outstanding working environment including convenient, free parking

If you or anyone you know might be interested in learning more, please reach out to myself or to anyone on the camp team at kaleidoscope@jccgb.org for more details.

To apply, go to https://bostonjcc.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/staff/App.