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Midwest High School Coordinator @ StandWithUs

StandWithUs is an international and non-partisan Israel education organization that inspires and educates people of all ages and backgrounds, challenges misinformation and fights antisemitism.

StandWithUs High School empowers high school students to tell Israel's story and fight against antisemitism in their schools and local communities. We empower high school students by offering two leadership programs and partnering with high schools, youth organizations, and other high school student communities through our outreach efforts to provide them with well-rounded, nuanced, realistic and practical knowledge and leadership tools. Led by our dedicated, passionate high school coordinators, our high school department reaches over a hundred thousand students across North America every year.

Based in Chicago, IL, the High School Coordinator recruits, educates, and mentors high school students in the Midwest Region (OH, KY, IN, MI, IL, WI, MN, ND, SD, NE, IA) to become successful educators for Israel and empowered to combat antisemitism. Reporting to the Executive Director of High School Affairs and Associate Director of High School Affairs, the High School Coordinator position is an entry-level position with opportunities for growth for those with a proven track record of success.

Throughout the year, the High School Coordinator will focus on cultivating new and existing relationships with high school students of all faiths, educating them about Israel, mentoring them in effective Israel education skills, how to combat and educate about antisemitism, and providing them with resources and material to empower their communities. In addition, the position entails recruiting student participants and providing them with guidance and support throughout their participation in the program.

The High School Coordinator will support the Executive Director of High School Affairs and Associate Director of High School Affairs with national high school programming and participate in the organization's online and social media presence. The High School Coordinator represents StandWithUs to the greater regional community through outreach programs and fundraising activities that build StandWithUs' local profile.

The position normally entails frequent travel within the specified region, but because of Covid-19, travel is currently on hold. This is subject to change based on health guidelines. If you live in an area where public transportation is not commonly used, it is a requirement to have a personal vehicle available to you, a valid driver's license, and current, comprehensive drivers' insurance including liability, for work-related matters.

Additional Duties - The High School Coordinator should be available to executive management for additional assignments as needed, including events and meetings outside normal working hours.

Responsibilities:

  • Present educational programs, workshops, and lead interactive discussions on topics related to Israel and combating antisemitism for high school students, professionals in the high school space, and occasionally other audiences.
  • Provide educational resources and material to student leaders and mentor them on activism, leadership and programming skills.
  • Recruit and outreach to high school students and teachers of all faiths.
  • Develop and cultivate professional networks with relevant organizations and professionals.
  • Facilitate regular communication with students and the program's professional staff.
  • Consistent use of social media platforms to promote the high school department, our work, our students' work, and our accomplishments.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of local, regional, and national conferences and summits.
  • Document student activities: photos from events, gathering testimonials, quantifying high school data for semester reporting.
  • Track and respond to antisemitic incidents in the high school space within the region.
  • Communicate and facilitate efforts with local StandWithUs community chapter (e.g., organization of events and their promotion)
  • Promote positive, factual education about the Jewish people and Israel in curricula applicable to their region at the state and local level.
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge related to Israel, the Middle East, and topics related to the Jewish community with regards to antisemitism.

Qualifications:

  • B.A. required. Recent graduates with knowledge of Israel and international politics.
  • 2-3 years of experience in Israel activism on campus required.
  • Passion for educating and mentoring teens about Israel.
  • Leadership experience in camp, youth movements, synagogues, and teen programs.
  • Experience with teaching, lecturing, public speaking required.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • A high degree of creativity and flexibility in order to meet organizational objectives and demands.
  • Demonstrated project management, supervisory and time management skills.
  • Computer literacy, including proficiency with MS Office, Google Suite applications,and internet applications.
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated, organized, reliable, team player, proactive, strong work ethic, leadership skills; ability to multitask.
  • Must have American citizenship or a valid work visa. StandWithUs cannot sponsor visas.

The position includes a competitive salary and healthcare benefits.

Position Start Date: Flexible during Spring 2021.

Salary Range: $38,000 - $45,000 subject to experience.

For more information, contact  highschool@standwithus.com

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to  highschool@standwithus.com

Job Title
Midwest High School Coordinator
Organization
StandWithUs
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BBYO Senior Regional Director, Houston, TX @ BBYO

BBYO is Hiring!   

Who is that one person who changed your life? Do you want to be that person for others?  If so, read on because BBYO is looking for awesome talent to join our team as the Senior Regional Director of several different areas around the country:

Senior Regional Directors play a key role in the success of BBYO by working closely with staff and leadership teens to grow membership, train regional teen leaders, deepen support for BBYO in the community and lead organization-wide initiatives that produce meaningful, Jewish experiences. This is an amazing opportunity to make an impact in the local Jewish community by engaging with and inspiring Jewish teens to do great things.

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BBYO Senior Regional Director, Houston, TX
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BBYO
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Senior Regional Director - Philadelphia, PA @ BBYO

BBYO is Hiring!   

Who is that one person who changed your life? Do you want to be that person for others?  If so, read on because BBYO is looking for awesome talent to join our team as the Senior Regional Director of several different areas around the country:

Senior Regional Directors play a key role in the success of BBYO by working closely with staff and leadership teens to grow membership, train regional teen leaders, deepen support for BBYO in the community and lead organization-wide initiatives that produce meaningful, Jewish experiences. This is an amazing opportunity to make an impact in the local Jewish community by engaging with and inspiring Jewish teens to do great things.

Job Title
Senior Regional Director - Philadelphia, PA
Organization
BBYO
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Teen Engagement Coordinator @ JCC Chicago

 

The JCC provides programming opportunities for teens to create deeper connections to Judaism and their communities. The Teen Engagement Coordinator will work primarily with Jewish Student Connection (JSC) during the school year, providing high school students with an in-school informal educational experience focused on compelling issues of Jewish pride, identity, and connection to Israel.

Key Job Duties:                

Programming

  • Plan and coordinate leadership training for JSC teens 2-3 times per year.
  • Plan and organize weekly JSC club activities to inspire Jewish pride and identity. Manage all scheduling, budgeting, curriculum decisions for 5-7 clubs.
  • Develop informal and engaging curriculum for JSC clubs on topics related to Jewish culture, holidays, peoplehood, Israel, and more.
  • Advertise and recruit for those clubs, utilizing print materials posted and announcements within the schools, social media, as well as other methods to reach target attendance numbers and continue to grow the club.
  • Track and enter attendance, interactions, and other pertinent data into JSC database on a weekly basis.
  • Purchase supplies and snacks to bring with you to each JSC club meeting.
  • Work with colleagues and teen leaders on out-of-club JSC programs like Community Clubs, JSC Boxes, volunteer opportunities and more.
  • Assist in planning and implementation of other JCC teen programs, i.e., Chicago Loves Israel, Maccabi Games, and more.
  • Work with JCC staff to develop community programming (i.e., Hanukkah Party with BBYO, USY, NCSY, NFTY).

Community Outreach

  • Foster and maintain relationships with club participants; work to ensure their continued involvement in Jewish life beyond attendance at the JSC clubs.
  • Connect with teens outside of JSC clubs at community events as a representative of JSC and JCC.
  • Identify new potential schools for JSC clubs, establish relationships with teens and faculty at those schools.
  • Think creatively about usage of JSC social media (Facebook, lnstagram, Snapchat) and assist in maintenance of accounts.
  • Develop and foster relationships with school administration and staff to ensure both JCC and the school goal are met and exceeded.
  • Maintain weekly out-of-club communications with JSC participants.

Apachi Day Camp (Summer only)

  • Serve in leadership role at an Apachi Day Camp.
  • Build and cultivate relationships with staff, campers, parents, and families.
  • Collaborate with the camp administration team to manage daily camp logistics.

Essential Job Duties/Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift/move objects up to 40 lbs.
  • Move from sitting (chair and floor) to standing position easily and quickly.
  • Stand for long periods of time and be able to run and actively engage physically with teens.
  • Possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of teens.
  • Clearly and effectively communicate in a manner that teens understand.
  • Supervise teens, keeping them in sight and sound at all times.
  • Know the difference between appropriate and inappropriate behaviors. Prevent, circumvent, and deal with problem behaviors appropriately and effectively.
  • Maintain a sense of calm and perspective with physical and mental alertness during stressful times.
  • Consistently demonstrate and reinforce the values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility.
  • Ability to run up to 100 yards (in the case of an emergency).
  • Plan and implement activities to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of the teens in the program.

Days/Hours:

Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, some evenings and weekends; position is based in Chicago/Northbrook with daily travel to various JSC sites.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Jewish Studies or related
  • Previous experience working with teens in a youth group, camp or teen leadership environment.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for working with teens in an informal educational setting.
  • Demonstrated organizational, time management and priority setting skills a must!
  • A passion for working as part of a broader team of professionals dedicated to Jewish teen education and outreach.
  • Must be able to communicate with a varied audience including teens, parents, school staff and other JCC colleagues.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver's license for at least 24 months, proof of insurance (with a minimum $250,000 liability).
  • Ability and willingness to travel to various JCC sites.

Candidates must be able to work some evening and weekend events and have the ability and willingness to travel locally, between city and suburbs with their own vehicle. Dependability, timeliness, flexibility, and adaptability a must!

JCC Chicago has a vaccination policy in place, and all candidates who are hired must either be vaccinated, start the vaccination process within their first two weeks of employment, or request a medical or religious exemption with HR within their first two weeks of their employment. 

Qualifications

Education

Preferred

Bachelors or better in Education or related field.

Bachelors or better in Judaic Studies or related field.


Job Title
Teen Engagement Coordinator
Organization
JCC Chicago
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