Jewish Student Connection Education Coordinator

JEWISHcolorado | Denver, CO, United States

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Posted Date 12/16/2022
Description

POSITION SUMMARY:  A Jewish Student Connection (JSC) Education Coordinator position focuses upon impacting teens in making meaningful personal connections with Jewish culture, Jewish people, Israel – and each other in a public-school environment. In this role, you will serve as a charismatic and strategic thought leader to engage teens in Jewish programming in Denver-area public high schools. 

ABOUT JEWISH STUDENT CONNECTION 

Vision: To provide Jewish teens a safe pluralistic environment to connect to the Jewish community, Israel, and themselves. 

Mission: Jewish Student Connection uses a public-school based club model as a catalyst for educating, engaging, and helping Jewish and non-Jewish teens feel a sense of belonging by providing experiential student-led programming and mentorship opportunities. 

Background + Context: JSC promotes Jewish programming and relationship building for over 500 teens in 11 public high school. Teens today are stretched thin and pulled in many directions. By hosting a club experience outside of class hours and on campus, JSC lowers barriers to participation and meets teens where they are. JSC creates an inclusive, welcoming environment for Jewish and non-Jewish teens to gather weekly, providing social connections, mentorship, and opportunities to engage in meaningful Jewish experiences while eating pizza or bagels. These experiences support Jewish and non-Jewish teens during a critical period of their identity development.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and implement opportunities for immersive Jewish teen experiences 
  • Collaborate with the Director of JSC and other staff to implement the vision  
  • Plan and organize weekly clubs with student leaders that inspire Jewish pride, identity, and values, including coordinating program materials, pizza, and weekly club schedule. 
  • Oversee and manage student leadership teams and implement teen leadership development and trainings throughout the school year 
  • Develop opportunities for multicultural exploration, including working with other student clubs (MSA, BSA, GSA, YL, etc.) 
  • Attend and lead all in-person or virtual programs 
  • Implement JSC mentorship program, building and maintaining relationships with leaders and students through weekly one-on-one meetings 
  • Support JSC teens at they find their place in the Jewish community and become leaders 
  • Work closely with four shinshinim (Israeli teen emissaries), who attend every club and JSC program 
  • Work with the Advancement team to help with fundraising campaigns and events 
  • Collaborate with partner organizations on community-wide teen programs 

 OTHER REQUIREMENTS 

  • Demonstrates the JEWISHcolorado core values:
    • Bring your best self to work 
    • A positive can-do attitude
    • Effective collaboration 
    • A commitment to and responsibility for shared values and building community 
    • A strong work ethic and commitment to one’s work 
  • A ‘self-starter’ and charismatic personality with the ability to work independently and in a team 
  • A strong work ethic, and the ability to take calculated risks and learn from successes and failures 
  • Passionate about working with high school students and nurturing the next generation of Jewish leaders 
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple clubs and projects simultaneously 
  • Proficiency with Social Media, Microsoft, and other technology 
  • Use of personal car for events & activities (mileage reimbursed) 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s degree  
  • Significant experience working and connecting with teens 
  • Strong Jewish background 

Compensation: $45,000-$50,000 per year, approximately 40 hours per week in-person, exempt.   

Benefits include vacation, sick leave, Jewish and federal holidays, FSA, HSA, HRA, health, vision, dental, disability, and life insurance; 401(k) match. 

Working Conditions:  This position requires regular weekday work hours as well as some night and weekend programming, community-partnered programming, meetings, and active participation in programs that occur outside of a traditional work schedule. 

To Apply:  Please forward a resume and cover letter to [email protected] 

Salary45000.00 - 50000.00 Annual
Duration
Full Time
Categories
Campus Engagement | Community Outreach | Engagement
Organization Type
Federation
Benefits
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Kosher Food Option Available | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Sick Days | Vision
Job Location
US

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