Program Director, Teen Social Change Initiatives

Jewish United Fund / Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago | Chicago, IL, United States

Posted Date 8/02/2022

You will be responsible for running two flagship engagement programs for teens: Research Training Internship (RTI) and Camp TOV. RTI is a selective, academic year-long, paid internship for female-identified and nonbinary Jewish high school students, who design and conduct an original feminist social research project about their peers, experiences, and communities. Over the course of the internship, participants explore gender, privilege, sexuality, oppression, and more in a Jewish context and design an original research study about the social injustices affecting their own communities. RTI is run on Sundays throughout the school year approximately twice each month on the DePaul University Campus or, on occasion, virtually over Zoom, beginning in late August or early September and concluding in early June. Camp TOV is a multi-day volunteer program for teens that take place during the summer in various locations throughout Metro Chicago where teens can engage in hands-on service projects. The program is geared toward rising 7th-10th graders and includes service learning, hands-on volunteering, and camp-like activities.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Preparing educational content and running sessions
  • Recruiting participants for the programs
  • Budgeting and maintaining accurate records, using databases and spreadsheets
  • Working with partners and planning a community forum for RTI
  • Administering surveys and analyzing data
  • Staying up-to-date on trends in related fields, including attending relevant professional development classes and conferences
  • Ongoing communication with teens and parents using email, phone, texts, and social media
  • Logistics, such as working with local organizations to set volunteer opportunities, ordering food, arranging for transportation
  • Writing reports and funding requests as appropriate, in conjunction with JUF’s grant team
  • Supporting JUF Campaign and mandatory campaign-related activities on an ongoing basis

What you need to succeed:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, MSW or similar preferred
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of work experience, preferably with teens or in a related field
  • Excellent writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to work occasional nights and at least two Sundays per month
  • Driver’s license preferred

What you’ll love about us:
JUF is one of the largest non-profit social welfare institutions in Illinois. We provide food, refuge, health care, education, and emergency assistance to 500,000 Chicagoans of all faiths and millions of Jews around the world.
Time off: Up to 22 days paid time off, up to 10 sick days, 8 paid federal holidays and up to 13 paid Jewish holidays, and 6 weeks paid parental leave.
Health Benefits: Medical, dental, and vision insurance.
Prepare for your future: 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan.
Additional Benefits: Additional health and wellness benefits, financial benefits, professional training, tuition reimbursement, and much more.
COVID-19: JUF is working on a hybrid basis for most positions. JUF requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they qualify for an exemption. New hires have 45 days from their hire date to become fully vaccinated.

Full Time
Engagement | Other | Programming
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Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Mass Transit | Vision
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