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September 20, 2014 | 25th Elul 5774

North Peninsula Teen Collaborative Director (SF Bay Area)

With the generous support of a grant from the North Peninsula Regional Impact Committee of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties, a new, innovative, collaboration has been born with the goal of doubling the number of Jewish teens engaged in Jewish life in the North Peninsula (spanning from Redwood City to Daly City) by 2017.

Position

The North Peninsula Teen Collaborative is looking for an entrepreneurial and charismatic Director to work with the local community to design, implement and run a new organization that will change the face of Judaism.

 

This is a real opportunity to build a game changing Jewish institution from the ground up. The community has already established 3-years of funding, wide-spread buy-in and extensive organizational support – now all that is needed is a dynamic leader to guide the way!

 

The North Peninsula Teen Collaborative (NPTC) will serve us a post-denominational Jewish collaborative hub designed to work in partnership with teens, caring adults, and existing Jewish organizations to:

·         promote all teen centric Jewish opportunities that are available to teens and their families in the North Peninsula,

·         facilitate joint programing between local partner organization,

·         create experiences for Jewish teens that are desired but don’t currently exist.

 

The NPTC Director will be responsible for program implementation, evaluation, partnership with local organizations, budget, working with a local advisory council of teens, adults, Jewish professional and community leaders, marketing, etc.

 

Qualifications

High energy and passion for engaging Jewish teens through genuine collaboration and partnership.

  • Entrepreneurial, resourceful, creative, results driven work style. Able to independently think several steps ahead, create a thoughtful plan of action and follow through in execution.
  • 5+ years of camp and/or youth leadership experience both as a participant and as a staff member.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of employees and clients while building long-term relationships.
  • Experience working with a lay board of professionals, community members and teens.
  • Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • A working knowledge of office software applications including but not limited to the MS Office suite.
  • Bachelor's degree required.

 

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

·          Able to travel extensively

·          Ability to sit and use a computer for several hours at a time

·          Sufficiently mobile to get around rustic, hilly camp setting which may require use of stairs

·          Comfortable working in a pluralistic environment

·          Able to carry boxes of up to 30lbs containing non-perishable goods such as office supplies or clothing

·          Capable of working effectively in a stressful environment

·          Able to spend the summer running overnight programs in the community or abroad

·          Able to live and work in the North Peninsula

 

About the North Peninsula Teen Collaborative (NPTC)

With the generous support of a grant from the North Peninsula Regional Impact Committee of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties, a new, innovative, pluralistic collaboration has been born with the goal of doubling the number of Jewish teens engaged in Jewish life in the North Peninsula (spanning from Redwood City to Daly City) by 2017.

 

The North Peninsula Teen Collaborative will be guided by the following principles:

1.       Excellent, well trained staff that the teens view as charismatic, inspirational and relatable;

2.       Empowerment of teens, including involvement of teens in program design and execution;

3.       Outreach building on peer-to-peer networks;

4.       Diversity of offerings that includes social and Jewish program content;

5.       Multiple portals of entry and/or tiered levels of engagement and commitment;

6.       Environment of inclusiveness, which creates a sense of belonging for teens; and

7.       Network of caring adults and organization that will work in collaboration to support the teens.

 

Please send salary requirements, cover letter and resume to careers@urj.org.

 
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