Title: Lead Educator and Facilitator (Russian speaking), for DOROT’s Jewish Summer Teen Internship Program
Department: Intergenerational Program Engagement
Reports To: Senior Program Officer
Status: Full-time June 6-August 19, 2022 (date accommodations)
About DOROT: DOROT, which means “generations” in Hebrew, was founded in 1976. We provide a dynamic partnership of seniors, volunteers, and professionals dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults to help them live independently as valued members of the community. Our wide array of programs – conducted on-site, in the home and in the community – are designed to combat loneliness and social isolation. Compassionate care and a commitment to excellence are hallmarks of our programs and staff.
DOROT is an innovative leader in mobilizing volunteers of all ages to improve the lives and health of the elderly and address the challenges of an aging society. DOROT brings the generations together in mutually beneficial partnerships, engaging over 6,300 volunteers a year in meaningful and impactful programming that touches the lives of older adults.
About DOROT’s Jewish Summer Teen Internship Program: DOROT’s Jewish Summer Teen Internship Program is a nationally recognized four-week summer internship program for entering 10th – 12th graders from diverse Jewish backgrounds and experiences. The program, which operates in Manhattan, Riverdale and Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, offers a new way for high school students to explore a range of Jewish values and communal responsibility while gaining meaningful leadership experience through intergenerational community service.
Position Summary: We seek an experiential Jewish educator who is a creative thinker and experienced group facilitator. Experience working with American born high school students from the Russian Jewish community is critical; a passion and skill for developing teen leadership; an understanding of and ability to create meaningful intergenerational connections and the knowledge needed to put experiential Jewish learning and values at the center of the teen’s internship experience.
DOROT seeks a bilingual (native Russian speaker & English) Jewish experiential teen educator, who is passionate and creative, to join our dynamic team to facilitate our program located at the Shorefront Y in Brooklyn in summer 2022. Shorefront Y will run the program onsite subject to guidelines from the New York Department of Health and CDC Guidelines, two days a week will be remote. The educator facilitates intergenerational programming in Russian for the older adult population who are exclusively Russian-speaking.
Full-time summer work will initiate in our Manhattan-based Jewish Summer Teen Internship program during the first summer session (6/27 – 7/21) and will transition to our Brighton Beach site for the second summer session (7/25-8/18).
- Support DOROT’s Jewish Summer Teen Internship Program in Manhattan in collaboration with DOROT staff then transition to serve as Lead Facilitator for the Brighton Beach program.
- Coordinate with Shorefront Y staff to manage program logistics and administrative needs.
- Utilize DOROT’s existing curriculum and tool kit to plan and facilitate all program components including orientation, Jewish service-learning, teen leadership, and reflection sessions.
- Connect teens’ exploration of Jewish values to their service and intergenerational experiences in the program.
- Serve as coach and mentor to teen interns individually.
- Ensure the development of a strong collective teen cohort.
- Train and support interns to plan and facilitate intergenerational programs.
- Serve as liaison between parents, teen interns, and the Shorefront Y.
- Supervise two summer college interns.
- Other responsibilities as assigned.
- BA or similar experiences. Graduate students welcome.
- Bilingual in Russian and English
- Experience in experiential teen programming
- A passion for working with high school students
- Exemplary and engaging group facilitation and mentoring skills
- Motivated self-starter who works collaboratively with team members
- Comfort and ease working with the elderly
- Proven ability to embrace the diversity of Jewish connections, including all backgrounds and expressions that represent multiple narratives
- Excellent communication skills both spoken and written
- Comfort with Microsoft Office 2010
If you would like to be a part of this vital community agency, please send your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, via email to Judy Logan at [email protected].
It is the policy of DOROT, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals for employment or advancement without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, political association, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic violence or stalking victim status, national origin, citizenship, age, veteran status, pregnancy, handicap disability, genetic, genetic characteristics, or other protected status.