Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Club Z connects teens to Israel, Jewish history, and each other. Grounded in dynamic and unique educational curricula, Club Z engages students around their Jewish identity, develops their leadership skills, and creates a powerful network of proactive, passionate, and effective advocates. Club Z is a steadily growing non-profit looking for talented individuals to join our team. Join a growing team of passionate Educators and Zionists to play a key role in the success of Club Z. This is an amazing opportunity to create sustainable growth and impact within the community.
For additional roles and to learn more about the organization please visit our website https://clubz.org/.
We have chapter locations, with similar opportunities, in New York, and Los Angeles.
This is a full time position requiring on-site/in-person presence as well as occasional travel locally, regionally and nationally. Applicants must be authorized to work and be based in the US.
Do you dream of making a big impact on the up-and-coming generation of Jewish teens? Are you ready for a job that enables you to make a difference in the lives of the new generation? Our educators play a key role in the success of Club Z by working closely with our Director of Education in executing lessons, on-going teacher and facilitation training, and always further developing their own breadth and depth of knowledge in Jewish history.
• You love working with teens, are creative in your approach to education
• Driven to pass the knowledge of Jewish and Israeli history to the next generation
• You know how to connect to teens and are excited to be their mentor and role model.
Key Educator Qualifications:
The ideal candidate is a dedicated educator whose expertise and passion have prepared them to teach engaging lessons in the framework of Club Z Institute’s curriculum
• Passion for Israel and Israel education, passion for the Jewish people
• Proud Zionist
• Teen engagement experience
• A BA degree from college is required, majors such as History, Jewish History, Political Science, are a major plus. Masters and/or Ph.D. degrees are a big plus
• Above basic knowledge of Jewish/Israel history and understanding of Arab- Israel conflict
• Willingness to learn and grow as an Educator receiving training internally and externally as needed.
• Be able to develop a lesson plan and work with the Director of Education
• An ardent educator who can work to create a welcoming, vibrant, and deeply enriching environment
• An educator who is comfortable with the theory and practice of informal and experiential education. Strong facilitation skills - able to connect the dots and make the past relevant to the teens today.
• An enthusiastic team-oriented collaborator with a strong work ethic, a sense of humor, an ability to take risks and learn from situations.
• A reflective thought partner who is willing to think about what does and does not work within a given program or educational setting.
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
• Execute engaging lessons in the framework of Club Z Institute’s curriculum
• Help develop a culture of learning and achievement within the teen community
• Work with a regional manager to plan social events outside of regular institute sessions
• Use creative approaches to ensure student engagement and participation in sessions such as one-on-one engagement.
• Be proactive, engaging in issues that Jewish students face on their high school campus, with guidance from HQ
• Help develop and execute leadership training programs for Club Z teens. Together with the Executive Director and senior staff team, develop strategy for Jewish engagement, experience, and education
• Participate in recruitment events, as well as social and parent/community events to help promote Club Z education
• Fulfill a role of a mentor to Club Z teens which includes cultivating a personal relationship with the teens. Teen engagement on continuous bases, as well as during ad-hoc events
• Develop new and creative Jewish initiatives, including experiences around Jewish holidays, and learning.
• Empower students to take ownership over their Jewish communities, cultivating dynamic leaders. Develop and empower students to create initiatives inspired by their interests and passions
• Provide timely and tactful feedback with parents regarding student progress and comment writing; make phone calls home for students of concern
• Guide student behavior to foster achievement, personal responsibility, intellect, and individuality in all students.
• Collaborative - able to work in a team environment as well as on his/her own with minimal supervision. Comfortable working virtually as well as at an office, meeting in person for Club Z institute sessions
• Ability to travel, work occasional evenings, be generally available and reactive to current events requiring action and proactive planning
• Excellent communication skills complemented by a good writing ability
• Some experience in marketing and communications is a plus
• Technology savvy, willing to learn new tools and technologies and share your knowledge within the organization
• Be active on social media, know how to post and promote events
• Strong general PC skills, GSuite, MS Office and related tools. Experience with communication, project management and CRM tools is a big plus
• Be able to fulfil all responsibilities including operational requirements of the role such as keeping track of attendance, reporting to HQ, maintain up-to-date calendar and related.
• Help grow the community and feeling of family within Club Z.
• Be engaging and charismatic
• Past experience as a Madrich(a) a big plus, Past experience with AIPAC is a big plus