Principle Objective or Purpose of the Position

The Coordinator will be responsible for Young Judaea year round activities in the Los Angeles Area. This will include creating original programming and engaging youth in other local programming as well as Young Judaea’s National programming. Coordinator will also advise and support local Young Judaea teen leaders. Initially, coordinator will develop relationships and collaborations with other Jewish teen and other Jewish organizations in the Los Angeles, as well as establish contact with local alumni. In addition, LA coordinator will take on the responsibilities of the trip leader for Young Judaea’s yearly Alternative Winter Break Program in Los Angeles.

Hours: Approximately 25 hours/week, including nights and weekends as required

The Los Angeles Program Coordinator will:

  • Help to grow Young Judaea’s presence in the Los Angeles area

  • Serve as a member of the Young Judaea US programs general team

  • Establish a personal relationship with Young Judaea campers, children of alumni and other teens interested in the Young Judaea programs.

  • Represent Young Judaea in the overall LA community and work to establish partnerships with Jewish organizations in the community.

  • Work with the local teen leadership to develop activities over the course of the program year and ensure that they comply with YJ’s safety and security standards as well as our educational standards and values.

  • Organize and implement leadership training sessions for teens

  • Act as trip leader for Alternative Winter Break, promoting the program on the local level as well as running preparatory and follow up programming for the local participants.

  • Organize 2 or more Learning Hub events for Young Judaea Young Alumni (ages 22-32) in the LA area

  • Recruit and be a part of the approval process for choosing the 5 LA Teen Leaders Fellows for summer 2017

  • Recruit for Young Judaea camping programs and Young Judaea Israel programs (bonuses available for reaching certain benchmarks)

  • Possibility of working at teen camp in the summer

Education

Minimum BA required

Experience

  • Minimum 2 years experience in Youth Movement or similar setting

  • Strong informal education skills

  • Passion for working with Jewish teens

  • Experience working on programs for youth, including leadership training and logistics.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Skills relating to working with children and teenagers.

  • Knowledge of Jewish and Israel history

  • Basic understanding of Jewish religious observance regarding Kashrut, T’fillot, Shabbat, etc.

  • Highly computer literature in technologies that will engage youth (twitter, Instagram, web, Facebook, social networking etc.)

To apply to this position, please send cover letter and resume to yearroundinfo@youngjudaea.org. No calls please

 



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