Regional Director of Youth Engagement, Southern California
This position may be located in or around the Los Angeles area.
To be considered, please send salary requirements with cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 31, 2013.
Partner with the NFTY Regional Board to
develop meaningful, engaging diverse opportunities for teen involvement in
and support adults (lay and professional) to play roles to mentor and
develop and implement experiences for teens throughout the region
and develop partnerships with Reform institutions and organizations
outside of the Reform Movement to create experiences for teens in
throughout the region
Be sh'lichim (emissaries) to Jewish
youth and all who interact with Jewish youth, strategizing the most
effective means to connect to and engage this generation of Jewish teens with
meaningful Jewish life.
Network with congregations
and other Jewish organizations in the area to ensure collaboration to
benefit Jewish teens in the Southern California area. This includes the
development of a regional faculty committee to contribute to the planning
and implementation of regional events.
implement and oversee NFTY regional youth events and partner with
appropriate URJ or congregational staff in the planning, implementation
and oversight ensuring events are youth led, have strong content, utilize
appropriate methodologies, are evaluated, are safe, appropriately document
programming, participation and any relevant incidents, operate according
to NFTY policy, and within budget.
outreach mechanisms to attract and engage the largest possible contingent
of teens to regional and North American.
our mission, vision, programs, values, beliefs, projects, and affiliates.
Act as an
ambassador and recruiter for all URJ youth oriented programs including but
not exclusive to: NFTY in Israel, URJ camps, EIE, Mitzvah Corps, and
communicate NFTY youth related information to the region; including clergy, youth advisors, parents, lay
leaders and teens so that people in the region are informed.
as a resource, mentor and advisor to the NFTY Regional Board. This includes setting a schedule of
group and individual meetings, setting appropriate expectations of regional board members, providing
constructive and positive feedback to regional board members, sharing your
personality and unique approach to experiential education, and creating an
environment for board members that they identify as fun, based on trust
and Jewish values, team-focused, and an opportunity for growth.
an environment that fosters a multi-faceted community of leadership that
is constantly identifying potential leaders and nurturing leadership
growth at every level
a fiscally responsible regional budget
all administrative reporting and process tasks as described in the NFTY
Policy & Procedures Manual
to communications and inquiries in a timely fashion
congregations in their youth programs:
should serve the congregations in the following ways
i. Help train and orient
congregations' youth workers
ii. Be a resource for
youth programming ideas
iii. Consult with
congregations looking to start a TYG
updated regional online presence, including website based on the standards
set by the NFTY Web Team.
two weeks as full-time faculty at one of our URJ Camps or Summer programs
teaching, meeting local and regional clergy and professionals, and
building relationships with youth in these programs.
to and/or support Regional and North American Events and meetings
Train and supervise
any ancillary staff needed for their region (i.e. Reform Youth Interns)
Integrity, Ethics and Values: Adheres to an
appropriate and effective set of core values and beliefs; acts in line with and
promotes those values; admits mistakes; doesnt misrepresent him/herself for
personal gain; responds to situations with constancy and reliability.
Positive and Joyful Demeanor: Recognizes the
positive aspects of people and situations; responds to adversity with a
positive attitude recognizing challenges as opportunities; maintains a joyful
disposition; generally exudes positive energy.
Personal Resilience: Can effectively cope with change and
uncertainty; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the
total picture; isnt upset when things are up in the air; can comfortably
handle risk and uncertainty; is flexible.
Initiative: Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and
full of energy for worthwhile activities; not fearful of taking calculated
risks; seizes opportunities; sets demanding but achievable objectives for self
and youth leadership; sets appropriate personal work objectives, measures own
progress; identifies personal gaps in knowledge and skill; undertakes
appropriate activities to develop needed skills; and seeks regular feedback on
Interpersonal Skills: Establishes good working
relationships with all colleagues and
youth who are relevant to the completion of work; works well with people at all
levels of the organization; builds appropriate rapport; considers the impact of
his/her actions on others; uses diplomacy and tact; is approachable.
Communication: Is able to speak articulately and clearly
in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get a spoken message
across that has the desired effect; Adjusts and fine-tunes communication in
response to both verbal and non-verbal cues; Is able to write clearly and
succinctly; can get messages across that have a desired effect; clearly
articulates message content and projects an appropriate tone.
Team Orientation: demonstrates interest, skill and success in
team environments; places group goals ahead of personal agendas; steps up to
offer self as a resource to other members of the team; understands and supports
the importance of teamwork; shares credit for success with others
Decision Making and Problem Solving: Uses sound logic and
to approach difficult problems and apply effective solutions; can distinguish
between symptoms, causes and implied solutions; enlists the input of others on
critical decisions; decides in a timely manner based upon a mixture of
analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment.
Project Management: Identifies the key objectives and
scope of a proposed project; garners needed resources and project support,
develops a realistic and thorough plan for achieving key objectives, keeps team
members briefed on progress, implements action plans, communicates progress to
all involved, identifies and resolves barriers and problems
Mentorship, Coaching and Supervision of Youth: Clearly and comfortably
develops a partnership relationship with youth leaders; appropriately shares
responsibility; creates accountability; sets clear objectives and measures,
monitors process, progress and results; builds feedback loops into the work. Is
aware of each Regional Board members strengths, challenges and limitations;
encourages youth through mentorship; offers support and guidance to youth on a
regular basis. Creates a climate in which people want to do their best;
empowers others; invites shared input and decision making. Is good at establishing clear expectations
and setting clear direction; engages disciplinary processes in a timely manner.
Demonstrates ability to manage groups of teens. Demonstrates strong and appropriate
personal boundaries in relationships with youth.
Jewish Teacher and Role Model: In all ways,
represents oneself as a role model of the Reform Jewish Movement and a Jewish
Bachelors Degree, Masters preferred
Knowledge of and experience with the Reform Movement and NFTY
Experience in camp and/or youth work in a leadership capacity
year minimum commitment
to communicate or attend events during day, evening and weekend hours
to spend at least two-weeksfor URJ Summer program placement (URJ Camp,
travel program. Etc.).
Ability to function well on less
than optimal sleep for 2 consecutive nights
Physical stamina to maintain
focus and leadership for up to 5 consecutive days