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Project Manager @ Springboard Chicago

Description:

Under the supervision of the Director, Teen Engagement Initiative, the Project Manager will support the development of special projects within Springboard, Chicago's Teen Engagement Initiative. The Project Manager will be responsible for implementing peer leadership opportunities that will empower teens to serve as ambassadors in getting their peers involved in the vibrant landscape of programs available to teens in the Chicagoland area, and will work collaboratively with Springboard partners and JUF staff to  increase the number of teens aware of, and involved in, Jewish activities. The Project Manager will also play a key role in supporting professional development opportunities and executing our 18 Under 18 Community Celebration. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about the organizations and programs available to Chicago teens and able to leverage personal experiences to support teen engagement. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Design and implement Springboard's Teen Ambassadors Program. 
  • Support Springboard Professional Development program by helping to develop training workshops, serving as liaison to Jewish educators, and encouraging their participation in learning opportunities. 
  • Serve as key staff designing and implementing the 18 Under 18 Community Celebration. 
  • Participate in the development of promotional campaigns raising awareness about programs available to Jewish teens in Chicago and encouraging Jewish teens to take advantage of available programs. 
  • Assist in building the comprehensive database of Jewish teens in greater metropolitan Chicago, and in maintaining the database for communications and tracking over time. 
  • Staff immersive programs for teens (including Ta'am Yisrael or spring break experiences), and follow-up on relationships established during those programs throughout the year. 
  • Assist in the execution of the long-term evaluation of the impact of the Teen Engagement Initiative. 
  • Directly supports JUF Campaign integration on an ongoing basis in addition to mandatory campaign-related activities.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • 3+ years of experience working in an office environment (Jewish teen program development, summer camp or Jewish education preferred but not necessary).
  • Marketing proficiency, affinity for social media platforms and the ability to use social media to promote programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills.
  • A dynamic and outgoing personality with the ability to build relationships with a variety of different audiences and ages.
  • Self-motivated with a willingness to take initiative.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, with attention to detail and proven ability to fill and manage a complex schedule requiring extensive local travel. 

Job Title
Project Manager
Organization
Springboard Chicago
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Teen Engagement Specialist @ Springboard Chicago

Description

Under the supervision of the Director, Teen Engagement Initiative, the Teen Engagement Specialist will serve as an ambassador to teens and families in Greater Metropolitan Chicago, as part of Springboard, JUF's Community Teen Engagement Initiative.  The Teen Engagement Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing strategies that will facilitate teen engagement in the vibrant landscape of programs available to teens in the Chicagoland area.  This person will help teens and their parents to identify the organizations and programs that best fit their interests, will work collaboratively with Springboard partners and JUF staff, and will support teen engagement in a variety of capacities, including recruiting for and staffing existing programs, running short-term internships and leadership programs, and supporting city-wide programs for teens, professionals and parents. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about the organizations and programs available to Chicago teens and able to leverage personal experiences to support teen engagement.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Act as the first point of contact for information and referral for teens and their parents regarding engagement opportunities in the Chicago Jewish community.
  • Participate in the development of promotional campaigns raising awareness about programs available to Jewish teens in Chicago and encouraging Jewish teens to take advantage of available programs.
  • Managing and tracking content and marketing for Springboard programs and community events.
  • Represent the project by developing strong working relationships with colleagues in Jewish education and youth programs in, and around, Chicago, as well as congregational and organizations professional and lay leadership, to facilitate their participation in the Jewish Teen Engagement Initiative.
  • Staff immersive programs for teens including Ta'am Yisrael, school break experiences and summer programs (serving as senior-level staff at one of the Midwest Jewish Overnight Camps or another youth-serving organization over the summer as appropriate), and follow-up on relationships established during those programs throughout the year.
  • Assist in building the comprehensive database of Jewish teens in greater metropolitan Chicago, and in maintaining the database for communications and tracking over time.
  • Serve as liaison to Jewish educators, supporting their involvement in Springboard Professional Development programs and encouraging their participation.
  • Assist in the execution of the long term evaluation of the impact of the Teen Engagement Initiative.
  • Directly supports JUF campaign integration on an ongoing basis in addition to mandatory campaign-related activities.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • 2+ years of experience working in an office environment.
  • Experience with Jewish teen program development, summer camp or Jewish education preferred.
  • Knowledge of, passion for, and/or an authentic personal connection to the relevant issues of Jewish communal life and familiarity with the Jewish calendar.
  • Marketing proficiency, affinity for social media platforms and the ability to use social media to promote programs.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office required, CampMinder and Salesforce or other database system preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills.
  • A dynamic and outgoing personality with the ability to build relationships with a variety of different audiences and ages.
  • Self-motivated with a willingness to take initiative.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, with attention to detail and proven ability to fill and manage a complex schedule requiring extensive local travel. Driver's license and access to a vehicle strongly preferred.
  • An appreciation for the diversity of Jewish identity expression and practice.

 

Job Title
Teen Engagement Specialist
Organization
Springboard Chicago
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Teen Engagement Coordinator @ JCC Chicago

Job Summary: 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), providing high school students with an in-school informal educational experience focused on compelling issues of Jewish pride, identity and connection to Israel. In addition, the Coordinator will also be a part of the following teen programs:

  • Jewish Student Connection provides high school students with an in-school informal educational experience focused on compelling issues of Jewish pride, identity and connection to Israel.
  • JCC Maccabi Game and ArtsFest is a weeklong summer sports competition and arts experience for Jewish teens from across the world.
  • All Star Abilities is a fitness literacy, wellness instruction, and recreational opportunity for teenagers with special needs in concert with community partners and peer volunteers.
  • JSC Scholars, a merit scholarship program, enables teens to participate in life-changing Jewish programs such as Maccabi, Diller, youth group conventions and more.

 Key areas of responsibility:

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 7 clubs.
  • Develop educational materials (multimedia, source/reference material, skits, and/or creative educational presentations) for use in JSC clubs.
  • Advertise and recruit for those clubs, utilizing print materials posted and announcements within the schools, social media, as well as other methods reach target attendance number and continue to grow the club.
  • Track and enter attendance, interactions, and other pertinent data into JSC database on a weekly basis.
  • Purchase supplies, snacks and beverages to bring with you to each JSC club meeting.
  • Assist in planning and implementation of other JCC teen programs, i.e., volunteer opportunities.
  • Work with JCC staff to develop community programming (i.e., Hanukkah Party with BBYO, USY, NCSY, NFTY).
  • Responsible for prepping and staffing occasional community engagement events, including holiday programming and special events.
  • In support of All Star Abilities:
    • Develop annual calendar for program, coordinating with Sports Manager and Lustbader Director for availability and cross referencing with school and holiday calendars.
    • Build Daxko registration system for program and coordinate with Marketing to ensure website is updated and promotion begins via internal channels.
    • Direct marketing to past participants and community partners before each session to bolster recruitment.
    • Manage registration to ensure that we have a balanced number of participants and volunteers-increase recruitment and marketing as needed to achieve participation balance.
    • Oversee the program budget, including adjusting the program cost to keep a balanced budget with staffing and supplies.
    • Purchase additional supplies (shirts, nametags, lanyards, sports equipment, etc.) as needed when supplies deplete.
    • Hire, train, supervise and pay a Keshet support staff to assist during sessions.
    • Support the program during each session as additional staff.
  • In support of JCC Maccabi Games:
    • Assist in recruitment of participants through JSC, community partners, social media, information sessions and other avenues.
    • Build Daxko registration system for program and coordinate with Marketing to ensure website is updated and promotion begins via internal channels.
    • Manage registration and payment process of participants through both RegPack and Daxko.
    • Communicate with parents on registration needs and deadlines throughout process.
    • Coordinate with Weinger Engagement team to schedule practices and tryouts at JCC.
    • Coordinate with outside facilities to schedule practices and tryouts in the community.
    • Staff JCC Maccabi Games as Assistant Delegation Head.
  • In support of JSC Scholars:
    • Promote opportunity for scholarship throughout teen community.
    • Work with scholarship committee members to review applications.
    • Maintain communication with scholarship recipients to ensure they are meeting all requirements/expectations of scholarship.

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, Instagram, Snapchat) and assist in maintenance 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)

  • Build and cultivate relationships with staff, campers, parents and families.
  • Collaborate with the camp administration team to manage daily camp logistics.

Key Essential Job Duties/Physical Duties:( Identify which physical demands of the job are key to the role):

  • 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/Travel: 

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

Education Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Jewish Studies or related

Other Requirements:

  • 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

 

Job Title
Teen Engagement Coordinator
Organization
JCC Chicago
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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

Job Title
Youth Engagement Coordinator
Organization
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.  

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
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.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
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.
 BENEFITS :
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
HOW TO APPLY
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 jobs@jcua.org .  Resumes and cover letters will be accepted through March 12, 2019.  

 

Job Title
Manager of Youth Engagement
Organization
JCUA
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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: https://tinyurl.com/ranfty

For questions, contact Naomi Segal, NFTY Chicago Regional Director, at nsegal@urj.org

Job Title
Resident Advisor
Organization
NFTY
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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. 

Responsibilities

  • 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 info@ramahwisconsin.com by June 30, 2018.  

Job Title
Engagement and Marketing Associate
Organization
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.

Job Title
Religious School Teacher
Organization
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.

Job Title
Operations Manager
Organization
OSRUI
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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 

Job Title
Coordinator of Outreach Programs
Organization
Response
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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. 

Job Title
Director of JCYS North Shore and Big City Day Camps
Organization
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.

Job Title
Associate Vice President, Jewish Enrichment
Organization
BBYO
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