Congregation Emanu-El, the oldest Reform congregation in New York
City, seeks to hire a part-time Teen Leadership Coordinator for its
department of Lifelong Learning. The work of this department is to
transform and revolutionize the congregation's educational programs,
including its Religious School, holiday celebrations, youth and adult
education programs. Visit our website at www.emanuelnyc.org to learn
more about our congregation, our educational vision, and the programs we
We seek to engage a highly
motivated teen educator to help turn engaged Jewish teens into Jewish
leaders in the community. The ideal candidate has experience working
with teens, a strong understanding of how to best run a Temple Youth
Group, and passion toward Jewish living.
Primary Job Responsibilities: The
Teen Leadership Coordinator advises the Senior Youth Group Board and
the Teen Benefit Committee. The Senior Youth Group Board has
approximately one board meeting per month and plans about one event
(usually social or social action oriented) each month. The Teen Benefit
Committee plans the annual benefit for American Jewish World Service,
held at the end of April. This benefit is entirely teen run. This year,
the teens raised over $20,000. The committee meets once per month most
of the year, more often in the weeks leading up to the benefit. There
may be more frequent meetings with the benefit co-chairs.
Create goals, measuring
tools, and methods of accountability with members of the Teen Benefit
Committee and Senior Youth Group Board.
Communicate regularly with teen leadership via email, text, Facebook, etc.
engaged or unengaged teens to come to outreach events throughout the
year (Mitzvah Day, Midnight Run, spring program TBD)
Develop leaders among program participants.
Chaperone all Senior
Youth Group activities and Teen Benefit meetings. (Calendars will be
made with you at the first Senior Youth Group Board and Teen Benefit
Help plan the 2 Teen
Leadership Programs (December, April). These programs are for teens on
SYG Board and TBC, as well as other teen leadership programs at
Help plan and chaperone the Alternative Stay-cation (tentatively scheduled for Presidents Weekend in February).
Research quality teen
leadership, fellowship, scholarship, and internship opportunities for
teens, and direct our most involved teens to these programs.
This is a part-time
position of approximately 10 hours per week, including all youth group
board meetings, benefit committee meetings, and events. The remainder of
the hours will be arranged with the Coordinator of Youth Learning and
Engagement who supervises this position. The starting date for this
position will be in August or September 2012. Opportunities for
additional work may be available.
Salary commensurate with experience.
For more information about the position, or to apply, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.