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.
- 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
- 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)
- 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]