Job Opportunities

Professional opportunities are provided by community organizations and are not necessarily affiliated with Springboard. If you would like to post an opportunity please email Springboard@juf.org.


Teen Engagement Specialist @ Springboard

The Springboard Team is growing! Join our team of fantastic Teen Engagement Specialists in developing and implementing strategies that will help more teens get involved in the vibrant landscape of programs available to Jewish teens in the Chicagoland area.  This person will help teens and their parents to identify the organizations and programs that best fit their interests, work collaboratively with Springboard partners and JUF staff, and 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. 

Strong candidates are energetic, able to articulate what they like about being engaged in the Jewish community, and can work both independently and as part of a team. 

Job Title
Teen Engagement Specialist
Organization
Springboard
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Program Director; Teen Philanthropy and Leadership @ Jewish United Fund of Chicago

Under the direct supervision of the Associate VP, Community Outreach and Engagement, the Program Director, Teen Philanthropy and Engagement is responsible for running two flagship engagement programs for teens: Voices: The Chicago Jewish Teen Foundation, and Research Training Internship.

Job Title
Program Director; Teen Philanthropy and Leadership
Organization
Jewish United Fund of Chicago
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Associate Regional Director, Chicago @ BBYO

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 an Associate Regional Director as part of our Great Midwest Region (GMR) team based in Chicago, IL.

This Associate Regional Director (ARD) will play a key role in the success of BBYO by working closely with teens to create strong programs, develop leadership skills, and make their chapters great. This is an amazing opportunity to make an impact in the region by engaging with and inspiring Jewish teens to do great things.

You:

You love working with teens. You're creative, quick on your feet and you like your job to change every day. You're not the kind of person who wants to sit behind a desk. You have an infectious personality and you love getting others to join you in changing the world. You're a problem solver and you're good at juggling multiple priorities at once.

Us:           

We're a global network of passionate professionals excited to make a difference in the lives of Jewish teens. We are the Jewish community's largest and fastest growing pluralistic platform for reaching and inspiring Jewish teens during the school-year with 600 teen-led local chapters and over 100 weekend retreats along with a plethora of summer experiences including Israel visits, global travel programs and leadership camps. We work as a strong and inclusive team and every day is different by design. We are fast-paced, high energy and results driven. 

What you'll get to do as our Associate Regional Director:

  • Work with teens to build new chapters and strengthen and grow existing chapters
  • Help recruit and engage new members to join BBYO
  • Hire, train and manage volunteer chapter advisors
  • Work directly with teens to create impactful, fun and dynamic chapter programs
  • Mentor teens and deliver leadership training
  • Train teens as chapter leaders to run a meeting, plan a calendar, recruit new members, ensure program excellence, and create meaningful programs that attract other teens based on principles of AZA and BBG
  • Plan programs in the community for Jewish teens in grades 6-12
  • Attend summer camp (but this time you're in charge!) as you lead teen leadership programs

What you'll learn as our Associate Regional Director:

  • How to run a small business as you develop skills in budgeting, membership, marketing, sales, HR and event planning
  • How to analyze and track data to drive decision making
  • Global thinking as you work with an international team across organizational and geographical boundaries
  • Influence and leadership acumen as you inspire others to action
  • Relationship building as you network with and travel to other BBYO communities

Role Requirements:

  • 0 - 3 years of work experience
  • A Bachelor's Degree or higher
  • Experience with youth or teens is preferred
  • Flexibility with working non "typical" 9-5 work days; willingness to work some nights and weekends, as needed
  • Ability to travel as needed and to staff a summer leadership program at a location in the U.S. for 2-3 weeks each summer
  • Unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S. without holding a visa or sponsorship

What Else:
In addition to excellent health care and retirement benefits, we offer generous vacation time and sick time plus 9 paid secular holidays, 4 personal days and paid time off to volunteer. We also provide paid time off for the Jewish holidays. We provide excellent opportunities for professional development and maintain a flexible work environment, promoting work life blend.  

Job Title
Associate Regional Director, Chicago
Organization
BBYO
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Program Director; Diller Teen Fellows @ Jewish United Fund Chicago


Under the direct supervision of the Associate VP, Community Outreach and Engagement, the Diller Teen Fellows Program Director will engage Chicago Jewish 10th and 11th graders in an innovative, inspiring year-long program, including recruitment; curriculum adaptation; mentoring; and leading monthly sessions, Shabbatons, and travel to Israel. The Diller Teen Fellows is an innovative program designed to inspire and promote leadership among Jewish youth. Over the course of the 12 month fellowship, Diller Teen Fellows focus on Jewish identity development, leadership skills development, Israel-Diaspora connections, community service and tikkun olam. The curriculum includes twelve Sunday workshops, three weekend Shabbatons (retreats), a spring seminar in Chicago, and a summer seminar in Israel.

Job Title
Program Director; Diller Teen Fellows
Organization
Jewish United Fund Chicago
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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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CAR Advisor @ NFTY

The role of NFTY-Chicago Area Region (CAR) Advisor dually reports to the OSRUI Director and NFTY Managing Director and is perfect for an early to mid-career professional who is passionate about Jewish youth engagement and looking to grow in a dynamic role that blends large- and small-scale projects, strategic thinking, logistics, relationship-building, and the chance to inspire entire generations of Jewish teens.

The NFTY-CAR Regional Advisor will work as part of the OSRUI team as an Assistant Director for Year-Round Engagement in the camp catchment area. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with a track record of working in a fast-paced environment, comfortable working independently and as part of a team, and confident interfacing with teens as well as adults.

During the school year the NFTY-CAR Regional Advisor will be required to work on weekends for NFTY events, other programs, and camper recruitment. The NFTY-CAR Regional Advisor should expect to travel regularly as a representative of NFTY and OSRUI, including trips for camper and staff recruitment, staff and professional conferences, and to Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) North American events. During the summer the NFTY-CAR Regional Advisor lives in residence at OSRUI for an extended period of time in a senior leadership capacity. During the summer camp season the person filling this role will have a portfolio at camp at the intersection of year-round and summer, with an emphasis on teens.

Job Title
CAR Advisor
Organization
NFTY
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Assistant Director: @ OSRUI

The Assistant Director supports the work of the Camp Director in the design and execution of the camp program, in the recruitment and retention of campers and families, in the identification, hiring and training or staff members, in the oversight of critical operational areas, and in other work throughout the off-season and summer.  During the summer the Assistant Director lives in residence at camp and is "on-duty" 24/7 for approximately 11 weeks. During the off-season the OSRUI Assistant Director will be required to work on weekends for camper recruitment and events at camp. The Assistant Director should expect to travel regularly as a representative of OSRUI, including trips for camper and staff recruitment, staff and professional conferences, and to Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) North American events. 

Job Title
Assistant Director:
Organization
OSRUI
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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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Group Leader @ Moving Traditions

Moving Traditions is seeking dynamic and creative group leaders to facilitate Moving Traditions' programs, Rosh Hodesh and Shevet . These field-tested and innovative programs draw on Jewish wisdom and values to foster the self-confidence and identity of Jewish adolescents. Our groups offer a supportive, safe, and sacred space for teens to openly explore important questions about society and identity, and feel empowered to challenge traditional gender roles. Group Leaders serve as mentors to and role models for their teen participants. Moving Traditions provides in-person experiential training retreats for Group Leaders and supplies curriculum, resources, and ongoing support. This is a unique, paid position for enthusiastic and passionate adults of all ages and backgrounds who would love to spend two hours, once a month, working with a small group of Jewish teens.

The Ideal Group Leader You are someone who: • "gets" teens and loves working with them; • has the ability to and feels comfortable with facilitating meaningful discussions and experiential activities related to Judaism and gender by employing a range of modalities; • is passionate, organized, motivated and a good role model. 
 
The adults who lead Rosh Hodesh and Shevet groups across the country are a diverse group:  Jewish communal professionals, educators, social workers, lawyers, doctors, artists, chefs, actors and software engineers. Join us! Responsibilities: 1. Attend a one-time Moving Traditions' Summer National Training Conference (dates and locations vary; meets Sunday -Tuesday); 2. Support your supervisor in recruitment efforts and retention efforts; 3. Sustain an ongoing group through monthly, two-hour gatherings, followed up with regular communication to parents; 4. Use provided materials and personal creativity to facilitate fun and meaningful gatherings; 5. Manage group dynamics and maintain appropriate boundaries.  Identify and act upon any issues that require follow‐up or referrals; Become familiar with current popular culture through television, teen magazines, and other teen‐targeted media; 7. Help evaluate the program's effect on the participants. 8. Interface periodically with Moving Traditions' Regional Director and Manager of Recruitment and Mentoring to report on the ongoing status of the group. 
 
To find out more about opportunities in the Chicagoland area contact: 
Lisa Alter Krule, Chicago Director  lalterkrule@movingtraditions.org 

Job Title
Group Leader
Organization
Moving Traditions
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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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Director of Family Engagement and Youth @ Beth El

The Director of Family Engagement and Youth is a full-time position to engage our congregants and help families move seamlessly between our constituencies of the preschool, elementary school, middle school, and high school offerings.  The Director will work to grow and promote experiential Jewish education for our community through holiday and Shabbat programming. 

Major Responsibilities: 
1. The Director of Family Engagement and Youth will supervise our Youth Community including programming for preschool families, elementary school, Kadima (6-8), USY (9-12) and our Beth El Sisterhood College Connection. This includes working with all Education directors to develop and execute experiential education, and supervising and being assisted by a team of strong youth advisors including a high school specialist. 
2. The Director is expected to be an active participant and a visible professional within the synagogue community. 
3. Act as a role model for a Conservative Jewish lifestyle
4. Develop strong relationship with parents to make sure they become partners and advocates of the Youth Community. 
5. Analyze, prepare and present budget for approval as well as oversee and track expenses. 
6. Hire, direct, train (including appropriate safety and first aid measures) and supervise youth advisors and any other persons specifically employed in the congregation to implement aspects of Youth Community programs. 
7. Maintain ties, promote and participate in regional, national and international USY forums by working with congregational and other youth professionals to develop and support programming 
8. Provide information regarding eligibility for various Israel scholarships. 
9. Potentially teach in the Cohen Religious School or in the Sokol Hebrew High School, as determined by the Directors of Education. 
10. Facilitate congregational Shabbat and holiday programming for families
11. Interact with all congregants, to the extent possible, to facilitate integration into synagogue activities.

Requirements: 
• Passion for Jewish life crucial; commitment to Conservative Judaism preferred with a sensitivity to its practices including kashrut and Shabbat and holiday observances
• Experience working with young people; knowledgeable in childhood and adolescent development, preferably congregational education or early childhood educational or programming experience 
• Excellent communication skills; report verbally and in writing to families and groups of lay leaders within the congregation 
• Technology proficiency 


Job Title
Director of Family Engagement and Youth
Organization
Beth El
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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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Program Associate, Synagogue Outreach @ JUF Chicago @ JUF Chicago

Description

Under the supervision of the Associate Vice President, Community Outreach and Engagement, the Synagogue Outreach Program Associate will be responsible for a variety of tasks in support of JUF's relationships with congregations and clergy. JUF's Synagogue Outreach is designed to create closer connections between synagogues, congregants and JUF. The department is responsible for a variety of initiatives and this position will play an integral role in facilitating those efforts in expanding reach and coordination among the 100 plus synagogues in the Chicago metropolitan area.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Facilitates an internal network of staff to identify and prioritize ways to partner in reaching and establishing relationships with synagogues; Coordinates interdepartmental efforts and disseminating relevant information; Implements more efficient and effective modes of communication to synagogues; coordinates synagogue e-communications, such as a listserv and newsletters
  • Supports the Synagogue Federation Commission and its programming. The Commission is the leadership development arm of the synagogue outreach efforts and this position will work with lay and synagogue leadership to advance programs and research. The position will also assist other synagogue partnerships in developing programming initiatives.
  • Liaison to the Campaign Department to increase relevancy of JUF's mission for synagogue leadership and congregants; maximizes JUF's resources in support of campaign efforts, including connecting JUF programs and departments to partner synagogues.
  • Tracks synagogue participation in JUF and Federation agency programs; and manages the input and upkeep of synagogue information in a central database.
  • Assists in evaluating the effectiveness of outreach efforts by developing assessment tools, gathering data and participating in the evaluation process.
  • Builds relationships with synagogues in priority or geographic areas for easier access of JUF resources and developing a greater understanding of opportunities and challenges.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • At least 2 years work experience in a related field.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to be a self-starter and handle multiple projects.
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office Suite of Products
  • Knowledge of Jewish community, culture, heritage, traditions and Jewish Communal Services required.

 

 

Job Title
Program Associate, Synagogue Outreach @ JUF Chicago
Organization
JUF Chicago
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Teen Teacher (Part Time) @ North Suburban Synagogue Beth El

Teen Teacher (Part-Time)  

We are looking for a part-time teacher to teach about social action through a theoretical exploration of its concept and a hands-on approach.  This teacher should be someone who can develop and nurture appropriate relationships with our 7 th grade teens.

Time: Every Sunday from January thru May from 11:00 to noon.

North Suburban Synagogue Beth El

Contact: Dr. Alicia Gejman

agejman@nssbethel.org

Qualifications  

A dynamic and engaging personality 
A passion and maturity for building meaningful and appropriate relationships with 7 th grade students
A great planner of meaningful activities 

Job Title
Teen Teacher (Part Time)
Organization
North Suburban Synagogue Beth El
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