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Youth Engagement Coordinator @ North Shore Congregation Israel & URJ OSRUI

As Youth Engagement Coordinator, you will:

Our CLASP Fellow's primary role as Youth Engagement Coordinator will be to engage youth through one-on-one and group connections, getting to know them and empowering them on their Jewish journeys. It is an expectation that they will foster and support the continued growth of camp or informal education culture at NSCI, including coordinating programming that highlights the value and impact of camp. 

*CLASP (Camp Leader and Synagogue Professional) Fellow
A partnership between North Shore Congregation Israel and URJ OSRUI

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Youth Engagement Coordinator
North Shore Congregation Israel & URJ OSRUI
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Manager of Youth Engagement @ JCUA

The Manager of Youth Engagement has two main roles: to manage JCUA's youth programs and to connect youth to JCUA's organizing work. The person in this role is responsible for all aspects of program development and implementation including recruitment, budgeting, curriculum development and facilitation, hiring and collaborating with trainers, and scheduling of the youth programs described above.

In addition to oversight and implementation of JCUA's youth programs, the person in this role will be a core member of JCUA's organizing team along with JCUA's community organizers. As part of the organizing team, they will both help lead and support the issue campaign and base building work carried out by the team. In addition, they will be expected to participate in the creation of member trainings and leadership development initiatives pertaining to JCUA's membership at large. The Manager of Youth Programs reports to JCUA's Associate Director / Dir. of Organizing and is supported by the entire staff.

As part of JCUA's strategic plan, JCUA is pursuing a racial equity framework for all aspects of our work. The person in this position will be expected to help translate this priority into actionable items that help to make JCUA a model organization for antiracism and equity.  Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to successfully build relationships and work with people who hold a range of marginalized identities and experiences.

JCUA is a small dynamic organization where the staff is highly collaborative and committed to supporting each other's work and goals.  

Facilitate programming for high school and college-aged Jews on identity and privilege, systemic oppression, intersectionality, methods of social change, allyship, and power analysis.
Design and implement new curricula on the above topics (and beyond) to support program and organizational growth. This includes working with fellow staff to develop and facilitate training in racial justice and community organizing concepts & methodology.
Cultivate relationships with involved youth to support their engagement and leadership development.
Coordinate with organizing staff to facilitate opportunities for youth to play a meaningful role in organizing campaigns.
Build relationships with JCUA's Congregation Partners and other Jewish and social justice professionals and community members (including but not limited to clergy, educators, youth group leaders, organizers, parents, lay leaders) to recruit for programs and strengthen community engagement with JCUA.
Take the lead role in recruitment for both programs to ensure strong cohorts at the start of each academic year program.
Manage all aspects of program implementation and development, including scheduling, communications, marketing (in partnership with JCUA's Communications Director), budgeting, participant tracking, materials and documentation, administrative needs, etc.
Assist staff in fundraising and resource development when appropriate; complete funding proposals and applications for JCUA's youth programs in partnership with JCUA's Development Director.

Serve as an ambassador and public spokesperson for JCUA in Jewish community settings and in the larger community.
Assist with JCUA programming and events when needed/requested.
Support and help facilitate organizing events and programs when needed.
Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:2 years of experience working with teens in Jewish settings, 3+ years preferred.
Bachelor's degree or higher educational background.
Strong desire to work for social justice and connecting it to Jewish values; understanding of root-cause analysis of structural discrimination.
Experience with formal and informal youth programming & teaching; passion for working with youth
Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed (note: much of the youth programming and recruitment takes place on the weekends).
Basic computer skills, including Google Drive and Microsoft Office.
Proficiency using online social media platforms.
Commitment to team-building and effective communication with colleagues.

Knowledge of Jewish communal life and Chicago neighborhoods.
Strong writer, good communicator, comfortable with public speaking.
Knowledge of basic community organizing principles and organizing as a method for social change.
Experience facilitating Racial Justice and Antisemitism training and education.
Well organized, ability to oversee multiple projects, and comfortable in diverse settings
Track record of creative program planning and implementation.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Medical, dental, and vision coverage.
Two weeks paid vacation (with an increase over time), and three weeks paid sick days.
Days off for major Jewish holidays.
A supportive work environment with people committed to positive social change and to bring out the best in each other
The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs believes that personnel diversity is an organizational strength, and recognizes and values the intersecting identities that staff members bring to our organization. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply. JCUA is committed to providing equal employment consideration without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to .  Resumes and cover letters will be accepted through March 12, 2019.  


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Manager of Youth Engagement
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Resident Advisor @ NFTY

NFTY, the Reform Jewish Youth Movement, is looking for caring and responsible resident advisors (RA) for upcoming middle school and high school retreats at Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) in Oconomowoc, WI. The weekends are March 8-10 and April 12-14. RAs will get paid $100 for a weekend, or $250 if they can staff both weekends.

RAs will sleep in cabins with teens and ensure the participants safety and wellness throughout the event. RAs must be able to stay up until 2:00 AM both nights and can sleep in until lunch on Saturday. All meals throughout the weekend are included. NFTY can help arrange transportation.


If interested, please fill out the application:

For questions, contact Naomi Segal, NFTY Chicago Regional Director, at

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Resident Advisor
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Engagement and Marketing Associate @ Ramah Wisconsin

Ramah Wisconsin (RW) is seeking a dynamic, engaging, and creative early-career professional to assume the new role of Engagement and Marketing Associate (EMA) in order to enhance and expand our reach in the Chicago metropolitan area. The EMA will be responsible for creating and implementing Ramah Wisconsin's engagement and marketing strategies, communications, and local recruitment initiatives.  S/he will promote and expand the reach and awareness of RW's programs, collaborate in programming with key partner institutions, and manage RW's social media strategy and presence.

The EMA will spend roughly eleven weeks in residence in Conover, from late May until mid-August.  For the rest of the year, the position is based in the Ramah Wisconsin business office in downtown Chicago.   The position includes regular travel throughout the Chicago metropolitan area and occasional travel elsewhere. 


  • Engagement
    • Organize and execute Chicagoland recruitment in conjunction with the Director of Ramah Day Camp and Assistant Director of Camp Ramah in Wisconsin
    • Plan, organize, and implement year-round events including reunions and young family programs for veteran, new, and prospective campers and their families
    • Partner with synagogue colleagues on programming including holiday events and Shabbatonim and retreats
    • Work with Ramah Service Corps fellows in the Midwest and coordinate a new Teen Leadership Initiative for veteran campers
    • Coordinate young alumni events in Chicago
  • Marketing
    • Develop a social media marketing and communications plan and calendar
    • Manage media campaigns to promote RW's programs and events
    • Develop, implement, and manage marketing/advertising/media performance measurements to assess the impact and effectiveness of marketing efforts and campaigns

Qualified Candidates will have some combination of:

  • A bachelor's degree as of September 2018, or earlier
  • Knowledge of and experience with Conservative Judaism, Jewish institutions, and Jewish camp
  • Experience in program planning and execution
  • Strong strategic, analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Computer literacy in word processing and database management.  Proficiency in SquareSpace, Illustrator, and/or Photoshop a plus
  • Commitment to working with shared leadership and in cross-functional teams
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time
  • Work creatively in a high-energy setting with non-traditional hours
  • Act with integrity and quickly gain the trust of camp parents, staff, professional leadership, and other partners

Only applications with resumes and cover letters will be considered.  Please send materials to by June 30, 2018.  

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Engagement and Marketing Associate
Ramah Wisconsin
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Religious School Teacher @ B'nai Tikvah Congregation

Congregation B'nai Tikvah is seeking Religious School teachers for the 2018-2019 school year. Teachers are needed on Sunday Mornings for 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 5th Grade on Wednesdays. 

Teachers have the unique opportunity to participate in Congregation B'nai Tikvah's exciting new academic program. 

Must be a dynamic and motivating teacher who can engage youth and parents in Jewish learning. Basic Hebrew literacy and knowledge of Jewish rituals, ethics, and history is required. Previous teaching, Jewish camp and/or youth group experience is preferred. Pay is commensurate with experience.

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Religious School Teacher
B'nai Tikvah Congregation
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Operations Manager @ OSRUI

The Operations Manager reports to the OSRUI Director and functions as the primary manager for year-round rental business and programs and the primary liaison for most major operational areas such as year-round rental business and programs, transportation, food and health services, housing, housekeeping, and security. An OSRUI staff member is afforded the respect of the entire camp community, and is hired with the expectation that they will develop into an exceptional professional in the field.

During the summer the Operations Manager lives in residence at camp and is "on-duty" 24/7 for approximately 11 weeks. During the off-season the Operations Manager will be required to work on weekends regularly for events and rental groups at camp.

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Operations Manager
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Coordinator of Outreach Programs @ Response

Jewish Child & Family Services (JCFS) Response Center provides mental health, sexual health, prevention education, and leadership development to teenagers and young adults. Response empowers young adults to make healthy life choices. JCFS is seeking a Coordinator of Outreach Programs to provide oversight of the Response Center's educational programs and activities for a variety of audiences and institutions including schools, synagogues, camps and other Jewish and community institutions.  This position will also assist in the development of trainings and curriculum and building and maintaining effective relationships with community partners

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Demonstrated experience in delivering educational programming to adolescents and ability to engage with teachers, parents and social service professionals
  • Knowledge of the Chicago-area Jewish community will provide for effective networking and team building
  • Ability to work, interact and communicate effectively with a range of community stakeholders and JCFS staff across multiple program area 

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Coordinator of Outreach Programs
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Director of JCYS North Shore and Big City Day Camps @ Jewish Council for Youth Services

Jewish Council for Youth Services (JCYS) offers educational, recreational and leadership experiences throughout the year at our family centers, multiple summer camps and specialty programs. Programs are designed to nurture each child's individual spirit, imagination, confidence and talents. 

For over a century, JCYS has responded to the varying needs and shifting demographics in the Chicagoland area. Though our programs and services continue to change and evolve to meet the demands of the community, our commitment and dedication to service - and those we serve - remains constant. 

The Director of JCYS North Shore and Big City Day Camps coordinates and oversees the day-to-operations including staff supervision, budget management, and planning. The Director is responsible for training, supporting and scheduling staff, while monitoring camper happiness and well-being. 

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Director of JCYS North Shore and Big City Day Camps
Jewish Council for Youth Services
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Associate Vice President, Jewish Enrichment @ BBYO

The  Associate Vice President of Jewish Enrichment  will be responsible for creating the strategy and providing leadership for a multi-million-dollar initiative that delivers meaningful Jewish experiences through BBYO's key touch points - regional conventions, summer experiences and International Convention. This person will be responsible for:

  • Setting overall vision and strategy for Jewish learning in BBYO;
  • Supervising at least four full-time professionals while establishing a diverse and creative network of Jewish "talent" throughout the world; and,
  • Managing a relationship with a major philanthropic partner and an annual budget over one million dollars.

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Associate Vice President, Jewish Enrichment
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