Hebrew College has an exciting part-time opportunity for an outstanding Jewish professional to direct the nationally known Jewish teen philanthropy program for Boston-area high schoolers, the Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston (JTFGB). This is a part-time, 22-25 hour a week position in the Teen Learning/Community Education department of Hebrew College reporting to the Senior Director of Adult and Teen Learning. The position is based at Hebrew College in Newton, MA with flexible hybrid work options.
Background on JTFGB
JTFGB is an academic year-long program for Jewish high school students with different denominations from across the Boston area. The program is designed to work as 2 leadership boards for the 2023 academic year. Our engaged and interested students work together to develop strong leadership and communication skills, learn the “ins and outs" of professional Jewish philanthropy and grant making, raise money for their causes, and learn how to effectively allocate grants for the causes for which they are most care about.
JTFGB welcomes both returning students and recruits new students every year. Recruitment is done mostly by word of mouth and by the reputation of this outstanding program. Our JTFGB students come from families with a range of Jewish practices, identities, and affiliations. Students join JTFGB after a brief application and interview process. JTFGB also has a Leadership Council for our most experienced students (usually 5-8 students), who help recruit teens, run meetings, encourage other students to fundraise, and create enthusiasm for the program.
Students and families highly value this program, and many students include essays detailing their experiences in the program in their college applications. Students highlight their experiences with working with others on developing consensus, learning how to talk about non-profit organizations, and developing mission driven statements as highlights of the program.
Primary Responsibilities for this role:
Program and Board Management
- Be responsible for overall annual vision and planning of the program, with support from Hebrew College Teen Learning staff and JTFGB Advisory Council
- Ensure curriculum and planning materials reflect the vision of the program, and work to ensure they meet the needs of our students and programs
- Manage and run monthly JTFGB meetings, with assistance from Teen Learning administrative team
- Meet with JTFGB Leadership Council several times a year, and encourage their leadership and participation in the program
- Support and encourage the JTFGB participants as they work through fundraising and strategic goals for each board
- Work with the departmental administrative assistant and the assistant registrar to ensure students are properly registered in their classes and effectively deal with billing and registration issues as needed
Recruitment, Partnerships and Communications
- Work with the JTFGB students, alumni, and Hebrew College Marketing and the departmental administrative team to market and recruit for JTFGB students
- Interview potential students, and ensure they are a good fit for this engaging program (summer and early fall)
- Maintain connections and foster collaboration with strategic partners at synagogues, CJP, and other teen programs in the area
- Collaborate with Hebrew College’s Development team to meet JTFGB’s annual fundraising goals including engaging with JTFGB’s Advisory Council
- Experience directing or leading teen philanthropy or teen education programs
- Strong experience in Jewish program management and philanthropy.
- Familiarity with pluralistic Jewish settings and the ability to work well across differences
- Experience with and an excitement about working with and supporting a diverse group of Jewish teenagers and their families
- Ability to work independently with a team of administrative support, colleagues, and staff
- A desire to be a part of a community learning team which values collaboration, open dialogue, and communication
- An ability to be on-site on Sundays at Hebrew College for JTFGB meetings (10 meetings per year)
More information is available at hebrewcollege.edu/jtfgb
Hebrew College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.