Director of Teen Leadership

Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Posted Date 7/15/2022

Position Summary

The Director of Teen Leadership serves as an educational leader executing and implementing key program experiences of teen engagement and teen leadership (i.e. Diller Teen Fellows, Goldston Teen Philanthropy, etc.) that enhance the Agency’s mission and core values. This position works as a part of the Teen Engagement Team within the Department of Jewish Life at the JCC. This position is responsible for overseeing and implementing programming during the academic year, as assigned.


The Second Floor Teen Department

  • Participates in the planning, implementation, facilitation, and supervision of miscellaneous teen engagement experiences through the Department of Jewish Life.
  • Builds working relationships/partnerships with other Jewish organizations and congregations (i.e. BBYO, youth groups, congregations, Repair the World, Jewish Federation) consistent with JCC mission, goals and operating objectives.
  • Participates in community-wide teen program experiences.
  • Develops and implements short and long-range programmatic goals related to teen engagement, learning and leadership in keeping with the mission, vision and annual operating plan of the agency.
  • Share in the responsibility of staffing The Second Floor open hours Monday-Thursday.

Diller Teen Fellows Coordinator

  • Designs & facilitates the educational curriculum & content for the 12-month experience for Diller Teen Fellows, including ongoing curriculum developments based on Diller International guidelines.
  • Completes Diller Teen Fellows grant requests and helps manage the local program budget in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.
  • Participates in national and international Diller Teen Fellows professional development for coordinators.
  • Creates, coordinates and implements recruitment strategy & marketing materials.
  • Provides updates to the local DTF website, manages local social media accounts and all database information.
  • Participate in the Jewish Federation Diller Teen Fellows Advisory Committee meetings.

Samuel M. Goldston Teen Philanthropy

  • Develops & facilitates the educational curriculum & content for the 10-month experience for Samuel M. Goldston Teen Philanthropy (monthly workshops, site visits, etc.).
  • Creates, coordinates and implements recruitment strategies and marketing materials.
  • Develops and manages the program budget.

General Responsibilities

  • Ability to define problems, develop solutions, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Works effectively with other key JCC departments to provide effective and efficient service delivery.
  • Ensures compliance with all state, federal and local regulating agencies.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with program participants.
  • Ability to manage and balance a variety of responsibilities in a fast-paced environment under tight time constraints.
  • Ensures adherence to agency core values of respect, kindness, character and community within both staff culture and program development.
  • Maintains a high degree of organization and attention to details.
  • Actively promotes and maintains agency customer service standards.
  • Actively supports and participates in continuous intra-departmental and agency-wide quality improvement processes. “Everyone, Every Day, Closer to Better.”
  • Recognizes that the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh gathers individuals representing diverse backgrounds, beliefs and practices.
  • Develops and oversees program budget and adheres to fiscal policies and procedures.
  • Generates service statistics/financial reports and program analysis on a timely basis.
  • Lends Judaic programmatic expertise to special events, as needed.
  • Adheres to agency policies and procedures
  • Creates a warm and welcoming environment within the agency.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to operate personal computers (hardware and software).
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays, as required.
  • Ability to perform other related duties, as needed and/or required.

(These responsibilities are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.)

Bachelor’s Degree in Jewish Education, or related field, with Master’s Degree preferred, with at least three (3) years’ experience working in Jewish educational settings with an emphasis on teen engagement or equivalent combination of education and experience.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. Occasionally he/she is required to sit. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally required to lift up to 40 pounds. The vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Must be able to obtain ACT 33/34 and FBI clearances, mandated reporter training, First Aid/CPR certification, Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification and Certified Pool Operator license.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Our JCC Staff Family has proudly risen to provide a safe workplace by mandating Vaccinations, Mask Wearing, Social Distancing and Elevated Sanitation standards to ensure the ongoing safety of our staff, our members and guests, and the community at large.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to:

JCC of Greater Pittsburgh

Attn: Human Resources

5738 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15217


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