Coordinator of Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston (JTFGB)
Hebrew College has an exciting part-time, 10 hour per-week opportunity for an outstanding Jewish professional to direct the nationally known Jewish teen philanthropy program for Boston-area high schoolers, the Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston (JTFGB). The position is based at Hebrew College in Newton, MA with flexible hybrid work options, and the salary range for the job is the mid-teens (commensurate with experience) and reports to the Interim Coordinator of Teen Learning.
Background on JTFGB
JTFGB is an academic year program for Jewish high school students of different denominations from across the Boston area. The program is designed to work as one leadership board for the 2022-2023 academic year. Our engaged and interested students work together to develop strong leadership and communication skills, learn the “ins and outs" of professional Jewish philanthropy and grant making, raise money for their causes, and learn how to effectively allocate grants for the causes for which they care most deeply.
For the 2022-2023 school year, we will be only offering one board for JTFGB, including approximately fifteen returning students and fewer than ten new students. This is a change from previous years of three or four boards, but we see this year as a growth and revitalization year for the program and staff.
JTFGB welcomes both returning students and recruits new students every year. Recruitment is done mostly by word of mouth and by the reputation of this outstanding program. Our JTFGB students come from families with a wide range of Jewish practices, identities, and affiliations. Students join JTFGB after a brief application and interview process. JTFGB also has a Leadership Council for our most experienced students (usually five to eight students), who help recruit teens, run meetings, encourage other students to fundraise, and create enthusiasm for the program.
Students and families highly value this program, and many students include essays detailing their experiences in the program in their college applications. Students highlight their experiences regarding working with others on developing consensus, learning how to talk about non-profit organizations, and developing mission driven statements as highlights of the program.
Primary Responsibilities for this role:
- Be responsible for overall planning of the program, with support from Hebrew College Teen Learning staff
- Ensure curriculum and planning materials reflect the vision of the program, and meet the needs of our students and programs
- Manage and run monthly JTFGB meetings, with assistance from Teen Learning administrative team
- Support and encourage the JTFGB participants as they work through fundraising and strategic goals for each board
- Work with the departmental administrative assistant and the assistant registrar to ensure that students are properly registered in their classes and effectively deal with billing and registration issues as needed
- Experience directing or leading teen philanthropy or teen education programs
- Strong experience in Jewish program management and philanthropy.
- Familiarity with pluralistic Jewish settings and the ability to work well across differences
- Experience with, and an excitement about, working with and supporting a diverse group of Jewish teenagers and their families
- Ability to work independently with a team of administrative support, colleagues, and staff
- A desire to be a part of a community learning team which values collaboration, open dialogue, and communication
- An ability to be on-site on Sundays at Hebrew College for JTFGB meetings (10 meetings per year)
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Steffi Bobbin, Coordinator of Human Resources, at [email protected]. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. More information is available at hebrewcollege.edu/jtfgb
Hebrew College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.