Young Judaea LA Program Coordinator – Los Angeles, CA (Part Time)
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
Minimum BA required
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.)