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Program and Marketing Coordinator @ Moshava Wild Rose

Join a small but mighty camp team to become an integral part of shaping the future of Moshava Wild Rose.  As a camp that has served campers for over 80 years, we want to continue bringing new and innovative programming to our organization.  We are in the early stages of introducing and launching a new second session specialty program to our camp to begin in Summer 2022. Moshava Meyuchad will provide campers the opportunity to specialize in one of three specific arenas, Culinary, Biking and Basketball. Campers will divide their day between their specialty while also enjoying the classic camp experiences, like swimming, night activities, and making new friends. The Program and Marketing Coordinator position will be essential in the planning, development, and enrollment of the Moshava Meyuchad program. In joining a small team, the coordinator will also play a role in the overall camp's success, helping to lead it's marketing and support donor development efforts. This is a full time role, which is ideally Chicagoland based but we are open to considering those working remotely.  This position is required to be at camp in Wisconsin during the Summer season (Mid-June to Mid-August) where the person will function in a leadership role at camp. 

Core Area of Responsibility #1: Specialty Camp Coordination 

Year Round: Competitive Edge Specialty Camp Cohort Participation
● Attends all meetings and webinars related to Competitive Edge Grant
● Meets regularly with our Camp Mentor for support and guidance related to Moshava Meyuchad
● Ensures the "key work" assigned between cohort meetings is accomplished by our camp team 

Camper Recruitment for Specialty
● Manages the lead generation for specialties; tracking and managing the recruitment funnel 
● Reaches out to different Jewish communities with advertising and marketing materials
● Participates in open houses and helps to coordinate when assigned
● Designs and runs programming to help promote summer (local/virtual) and generate leads
● Partners with the Camp Director and Assistant Camp Director to develop marketing and social media initiatives for the specialty program 
 
Project Management for Specialty  
● Keeps track of key moving parts related to staffing, development and facilities of Moshava Meyuchad
● Partners with Director of Operations for Moshava Meyuchad's purchasing and ordering
● Supports the Assistant Director with staffing; i.e. sourcing candidates for specialty programs
● Supports camp director in tracking status and communicating with architect/designers/contractors (Facility Development) 
● Works with Tzevet to ensure facilities are ready for specialties (i.e. - bike park condition, basketball court needs repaving etc) 

Program Coordination for Specialty  
● Works alongside administrative team to determine programs goals and objectives
○ Develops objectives list for each specialty
○ Creates strategies to obtain objectives
○ Arranges for ways to survey whether objectives are being met
● Primary person to determine needs for programs:
○ Personnel/staffing ○ Determines what ​items​ are needed to execute the programs 
○ Oversees ordering and any logistics coordination necessary (trips affiliated with specialty etc) 

During Specialty Camp: (In-Summer)
Oversees program logistics and quality including: 
● Acts as the 'go-to' person for staff of Moshava Meyuchad by supporting their needs
○ Helps problem solve scheduling or logistics issues
○ Ensures materials are purchased and supplied properly (partner with the Director of Operations) 
● Serves as a liaison between the Meyuchad staff and their direct summer supervisor
● Creates and manages the schedule for Moshava Meyachad
● Manages family communication with weekly updates to parents
● Coordinates photographer/videographer "moments"
● Monitors quality of specialty programs; i.e. Tracking to ensure our outcomes list is being followed, and helping to tailor strategies when needed to meet objectives 

Core Area of Responsibility #2: Campwide Social Media, Marketing and Operations Coordination:

Social Media, Marketing and Communication
● Creates a social media calendar (including Facebook, Instagram posts and stories) 
● Manages Facebook and Instagram ads 
● Explores Utilization of Google Ads for Nonprofits
● Creates and sends out all newsletters/big communications for camp
● Adds new camper families and donors to Mailchimp regularly 
● Serves as  the point person who works with graphic designer on all flyers needed for social media and recruitment purposes

Oversees communications to our donors, alumni and parents 
● Partners with the Camp Director to create systems to ensure camp is  maintaining strong connections to our camp "friends". 
● Develops written communication that should be sent out periodically to the different groups connected to camp (updates, campaign requests etc)
● Develops written communication to be sent out for certain events (a donation was made in someone's honor, birthday, memory etc)
● Donor development & fundraising support for Moshava Meyuchad
○ Helps source potential matchers for components of the grant
○ Works with the camp team to design ways and opportunities to engage donors specific to specialties
○ Reaches out to specific camp cohorts with ideas for donation opportunities
○ Maintains relationship/communication updates with any donors related to specialties 

Manages and organizes data related to donors and prospects 
● Oversees the process of camp implementation of a CRM donor database system 
● Helps transfer data over to new system and ensure it is syncing with website and quickbooks
● Works with CRM company to understand best practices to utilizing the data in the system
● Uses creative methods to find contact information for Wild Rose alumni and friends through things like social media, etc
● Fills relevant information into database as it is gathered 

Project lead for camp events 
● Takes the lead in organizing and arranging events to connect people to camp
● Working with our graphic artist to create marketing materials to highlight events
● Be the point of contact for lay leaders involved in the events 

Be a "jack-of-all trades" with camp task: As we get closer to the camping season there is a constant hustle to get everything accomplished. This results in a MUST hands-on mentality from everyone on the team. Some projects this position may be asked to assist with include, but are not limited to
● Coordination of travel
●Helping to ensure all camper/staff forms are in before summer
● Sending reminder emails to families
● Helping oversee the items that are needed to order for the summer
● Reviewing Handbooks and written materials going out to families
● Checking in with vendors to confirm deliveries, camp trips, bussing etc

Qualifications
● A Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Advertising, or related field
● 2+ years of marketing experience with success in brand building
● Strong written and communication skills
● Must be highly self-motivated, drive to take initiative, and capable of working independently and with a team.
● Knowledge of MS Office and working in Google Drive
● Experience with CRM systems, digital advertising and SEO a plus. 
● Reflect a sense of flexibility and adaptability around whatever challenges arise in camp life
● Ability to model good leadership and willingness to lend a hand when it is needed  

Camp Information
Located in northern Wisconsin, Camp Moshava Wild Rose is the only Jewish Modern Orthodox Overnight camp in the US Midwest and sits on 242 acres of expansive and beautiful grounds and private lakes. What has always made Moshava Wild Rose is the "homey" atmosphere staff and campers experience each summer. Our campers enjoy many activities while at camp, including swimming in our large inground pool, jumping on the water inflatables and boating in the Agam (lake), playing basketball both in our indoor gymnasium and our outdoor basketball courts, tennis, baseball, soccer, floor hockey on our outdoor rink, creating in our Melechet Yad (arts and crafts) room, rock climbing and challenging themselves on our ropes course, gardening in our Teva (nature) program, bike riding through one of our 7 trails in our Geerz program, and cooking and baking in our Bishul kitchen. Our camp community also enjoys the programming and educational emphasis on Jewish traditions, a very spiritual Shabbat and lots of singing and dancing throughout the summer. 

Please send cover letter and resumes to job@moshavawildrose.org. 

Job Title
Program and Marketing Coordinator
Organization
Moshava Wild Rose
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USY and Kadima Advisor @ Anshe Emet

Anshe Emet Synagogue is seeking a part-time (approx 20 hrs a month) USY and Kadima Advisor for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. The advisor position requires enthusiasm, excellent communication, organizational skills and proficient at hosting virtual events. The ideal candidate will be a current college student or college graduate, be familiar with Conservative Judaism, have experience working with youth and teens, preferably through youth group or camp experience. This person must serve as a positive Jewish role model. SHMUSY Programs are planned by a board of USYers with the help of our USY advisor and Director of Adolescent Education. Kadima programs will need to be planned by the advisor.  Both Kadima and USY programs take place weekday evenings and weekends virtually, with the hope to meet in person when deemed safe. The advisor will assist the Director of Adolescent Education with staffing regional events, staff synagogue wide events as needed, assist in administrative tasks such as taking attendance, posting to social media and sending emails. Most importantly the advisor will develop working relationships with youth, parents and synagogue leaders. The salary is $3,000. To apply, please submit a resume to Samantha Isenstein, Director of Adolescent Education sisenstein@ansheemet.org   

Job Title
USY and Kadima Advisor
Organization
Anshe Emet
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MHWOW Program Manager @ Moishe House

What you'll do:

As an MHWOW Program Manager, you'll be a team player, member of the MHWOW team, and have responsibility for growing and maintaining MHWOW in these ways:

You'll focus on MHWOW Recruitment and Expansion (40% of your time) through:

  • Expanding MHWOW and Moishe House presence in new communities and cities around the globe that currently do not have a Moishe House
  • Completing site visits (1 - 4 days in length) to learn more about communities and understand varying needs through meeting with potential MHWOW Hosts and partner organizations
  • Scheduling and leading relationship-building conversations with local young adult organizations (secular and Jewish) and leaders to identify possible MHWOW Hosts, while curating and maintaining an ongoing list of contacts in target locations

You'll provide MHWOW Host Support and Management (40% of your time) by:

  • Engaging MHWOW hosts online and offline to drive hosts' programming
  • Working jointly with the Marketing and Jewish Education teams to assist in creating and executing resources for Jewish rituals, holidays, or cultural celebrations that Hosts use
  • Managing Host administration, including program approvals, reimbursement approvals, data tracking, and database management
  • Overseeing new Host onboarding and creating new education opportunities
  • Collecting information and reporting on team site visit interactions
  • Tracking and gathering key Host metrics and sharing these metrics internally

You'll take on Special Projects (20% of your time), including:

  • Collaborating with Development and Marketing team to share stories and statistics about MHWOW Hosts
  • Supporting and staffing weekend-long retreats with Moishe House community builders from across North America
  • Offering programming or logistics support for Moishe House training conferences and other Jewish educational experiences
  • Supporting MHWOW Hosts and fundraising during Moishe House's annual WE ARE campaign

This is a full-time position, working primarily Monday through Friday during business hours in a coworking space. Occasional evenings and weekends may also be required. During COVID-19 restrictions and protocols, this position is remote without travel.

Job Title
MHWOW Program Manager
Organization
Moishe House
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BBYO Youth Advisor @ BBYO

BBYO Great Midwest Region is seeking volunteer advisors to work with our Chicagoland teens during the upcoming school year! We are looking for BBG (girls) advisors in the Buffalo Grove and Northbrook areas, and AZA (boys) advisors in the Skokie/Evanston area. 21+

Job Title
BBYO Youth Advisor
Organization
BBYO
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Midwest Campus Coordinator @ StandWithUs

The Campus Coordinator recruits, trains, and assists students to become successful activists for Israel through the creation of new or development of existing pro-Israel programs, public events, conferences, materials, and websites. The Campus Coordinator helps represent StandWithUs to the greater community, through outreach programs and fundraising activities that build StandWithUs' local profile.

Campus Work:
• Outreach to college students and local campus staff (Hillel/Chabad), as well as other relevant professionals
• Maintain an active presence on campuses in the region
• Mentor students on advocacy and program skills, especially regional StandWithUs Emerson Fellows
• Work with students to create new programs and strengthen existing ones
• Recruit students for the StandWithUs Emerson Fellowship, StandWithUs Conferences, and other relevant opportunities
• Help plan StandWithUs conferences, including small regional summits
• Plan and coordinate speaker tours and major events
• Document student activities, take good photos at programs and collect/archive stories and testimonials
• Quantify campus data for tracking purposes
• Maintain open communication with the rest of campus staff and participate in regular conference calls
• Hold regular conference calls with StandWithUs Emerson Fellows, and be in regular communication with students
• Learn StandWithUs presentations and offer yourself as a speaker to campus audiences, but also be prepared to present to other audiences as well

Community Responsibilities:
• Coordinate with local StandWithUs community chapter
• Help with events like Galas and other fundraising activities
• Keep regional Community Director informed of your campus work
• Establish relationships with local community leaders, if asked to do so
• Be a community builder so you can bring people together for events
• Meet with local donors to support your programming
• Network with local synagogues and churches and offer yourself as a speaker
• Administrative duties for local chapters including phones, data entry, etc.

Press Responsibilities:
• Establish relationships with local journalists
• Try to get your programs covered in the media
• Be available for interviews

Qualifications:
• Degree from 4-year college or university
• Project management, supervisory, and time management skills
• Computer literacy, including proficiency with MS Office and internet applications
• Knowledge of Israel's history, culture, and current affairs
• Experience in campus activism and leadership
• Clear written and verbal communication skills
• Detail-oriented, self-motivated, organized, reliable, team player, proactive, strong work ethic, leadership skills; ability to multitask
• Position based in Chicago
• Access to a car is mandatory.

Please send you resumé and cover letter to campus@standwithus.com and write "Midwest Campus Coordinator" in the subject line.

Job Title
Midwest Campus Coordinator
Organization
StandWithUs
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Part-Time Religious Leader @ Joliet Jewish Congregation

Our Synagogue is a warm, welcoming non-judgmental community of friends. We welcome all who seek a Jewish experience by providing a setting where each individual can enjoy his/her personal level of religious practice, spirituality and intellectual search.

 

We especially welcome interfaith families. We believe the non-Jewish spouses can enrich our congregations understanding of Judaism and life in 21 st century America. We also warmly embrace Jews-by-choice on their sacred journey in their religious exploration of Jewish life.

 

More specifically, we are a Reform Congregation of 70+ families located 45 miles SW of Chicago is seeking a new part-time Religious Leader. We are accepting of Patrilineal Decent.  Must be a proficient Torah Reader.  Our preference is for a Rabbi, but all who qualify as described below will be considered.

  • A living model of how to live an integrated Jewish life and able to inspire Students and Congregants
  • A Relationship Builder 
  • An Informal Educator  
  • A Strategic Community Organizer  
  • A Self-Starter 
  • A Team Player 
  • Flexible  - able to adapt to organizational and communal needs as they shift and evolve, and shift relationship- and community-building tactics should obstacles arise.

Qualifications/Skills

  • Success working in informal education frameworks.
  • Experience with Students and Congregants and/or young adults and proven ability to relate to their concerns and developmental stage.
  • Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically to reach clear goals.
  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects simultaneously.

This position will be successful if:

  • This individual has a teaching and/or Jewish mentoring passion
  • They bring sophisticated, relevant Jewish substance to conversations and activities with Students and Congregants.
  • Meaningful and effective organizational partnerships are forged that strengthen the local Jewish community and provide more resources to Jewish young adults.

 

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Building relationships and Jewish experiences.
  • Meeting Students and Congregants and congregants  one-on-one, teaching in small groups and staffing immersion experiences, and developing new and creative Jewish initiatives, including on and around Shabbat and Jewish holidays.
  • Identify the Jewish educational needs of the young Jewish adults.
  • Bring creative and meaningful approaches to existing projects, programs, and learning communities.

Community Partnerships & Collaboration

  • Act as a Jewish leader and community organizer in the local Jewish community. This requires meeting existing organizational leaders and finding ways to collaborate and connect young Jewish adults to the local Jewish community.
  • Please send all resumes to:Jolietjewish@ATT.net
  • ATTN: Leadership Resume 

         

Job Title
Part-Time Religious Leader
Organization
Joliet Jewish Congregation
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