Educator and Program Coordinator, JTConnect

JTConnect | West Hartford, CT, United States

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Posted Date 6/10/2024
Description

Educator and Program Coordinator, JTConnect (Jewish Teen Learning Connection)

Jewish Teen Learning Connection (JTConnect) is seeking an innovative and enthusiastic Educator and Program Coordinator for our Jewish teen educational program in the Greater Hartford community. Our Educator and Program Coordinator helps to create a connected community for Jewish teens and their families of all denominations, backgrounds, and levels of Jewish knowledge and observance.

JTConnect is an independent Jewish teen education and engagement nonprofit organization with four pillars that house our core programs: Jewish Learning & Leadership, Social Action Projects, Teen Philanthropy, and Social Events that coincide with the Jewish calendar year. JTConnect offers meaningful opportunities for teens to come together to learn, build relationships and community, create positive change in the world, and celebrate Jewishly throughout the year, with accessible, inclusive, and pluralistic Jewish teen programming that evolves with the needs of our community. 

What You’ll Need

  • A passion for Jewish education and teen engagement, and experience working with teens, families, and community partners. 
  • An enthusiasm for leading and organizing JTConnect’s Social Action programs including interest and meaningful experience participating in and/or leading social action projects.
  • Leadership skills to play a visible and valuable role in the community to serve as a liaison to teens, parents/families, and partners. Comfortable working directly with the community and being able to speak professionally one-on-one and in large groups.
  • A college degree and relevant experience in the field of teen engagement such as youth groups, camp, etc and participation in college Jewish communal programs such as Hillel or Chabad on campus, a plus. 
  • Candidates must have a love for Jewish culture, Jewish community, and Eretz Yisrael. The right candidate will be genuinely committed to fostering a love for Israel and Jewish peoplehood among our teen community. 

What You’ll Do

Teaching:

  • Teaching classes one evening a week and on Sundays midday and evening. This Jewish educator role will build on your experience teaching and requires a high level of professionalism, planning, and curriculum development will be required throughout the year.

Program Coordination and Planning:

  • Coordinating weekly JTConnect programs by ensuring staff and partners are up to date on upcoming programs, acting as a lead staff whenever we offer a program to the community, purchasing and transporting materials/supplies for classes and programs at our various synagogue partner sites.

 

  • Coordinating our signature programs to ensure preparation on all sides, overseeing staff support structure for each event, and ensuring teens have a meaningful Jewish experience when they come together. 

 

  • Supporting the Executive Director by participating in program planning and development, taking part in brainstorming sessions and curriculum development, and by supporting new initiatives with a sense of ownership and pride. 

Recruitment:

  • Supporting recruitment efforts for all aspects of the JTConnect program including, but not limited to, online marketing, email communications, direct recruitment conversations with parents and teens, and supporting our partners in recruitment, and helping to ensure that we are reaching affiliated and unaffiliated Jewish teens in our community. 

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Experience a plus in using Google Suite, Canva, Constant Contact, DonorPerfect, WordPress 

What You’ll Gain 

  • The ability to engage and inspire teens to deepen their understanding and connection with Judaism and the Jewish community.  
  • Experience working with exceptional staff in a positive environment, opportunities for growth and professional development, the chance to partner with nonprofits from across the Greater Hartford area, and building belonging among teens in the community. 
  • The chance to work, live, and influence the future of one of CT’s largest and most vibrant Jewish communities. https://www.jewishhartford.org/destination-hartford 

What Else You Should Know 

 

  • This is an entry level/early-career role for an individual seeking experience as an educator and youth programs coordinator in the Jewish communal sector.
  • This is a full-time, year-round position. As a teen education and engagement organization,  this role requires work one evening a week and on Sundays midday and evening (Sept. - June) during the program year. This position reports to the Executive Director. JTConnect will make accommodations for Jewish summer camp staff.
  • Benefits Available: Health Insurance, 4-weeks paid vacation, paid holidays including Jewish holidays off, CT Family Medical Leave, and the ability to leave early for Shabbat. 
  • While this position is an in-person role, there is flexibility and remote work is possible where appropriate as determined by the Executive Director. 
  • Details about the weekly program and events are available https://jtconnect.org/

 

Compensation:  $45,000-$47,000 per year; commensurate with experience.

How to Apply 

Please send a cover letter and resume to Caroline Poland at [email protected]  JTConnect is an Equal Opportunity employer. 

 

Salary45,000.00 - 47,000.00 Annual
Duration
Full Time
Categories
Education - Other | Engagement | Programming | Teacher (Classroom)
Organization Type
Education & Schools
Benefits
Dental | Kosher Food Option Available | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Sick Days
Job Location
US
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