Program Director, Yachad New England

Orthodox Union | Brookline, MA, United States

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Posted Date 7/03/2024
Description

Background:

Yachad New England, a regional division of Yachad/The National Jewish Council for Disabilities, a division of the Orthodox Union has an exciting opportunity for energetic, independent, and highly organized individuals to join our staff as Program Coordinators. We are a growing regional branch of a national non-profit that promotes inclusion in the Jewish community. Our goal is to provide inclusive social and recreational programs to children, youth and adults with disabilities and special needs, providing fun, friends, and Jewish community experiences. 

 

 

Position Summary:

The Program Director will be part of the leadership team in NE and help shape the future of programs and services in NE region.  Working under the direction and support of the Director of Yachad NE, the program director will help create and implement social programs that support individuals with disabilities and their families.  At the forefront will be excellent customer service of both Yachad participants, their families, volunteers, and staff.  Our goal will be to deliver meaningful programs and services to those who need our help, with a mindset of growth in both membership and the number of programs we offer on an ongoing basis.

This position requires knowledge of program development and knowledge of the community.  Part of the focus will be on ensuring that the region is strategically growing in current and new areas to best serve the special needs community with an emphasis on working with individuals with disabilities and providing inclusive opportunities to socialize with peers.
 

 

Leadership Responsibilities:

  •       Outreach to new Yachad participants in the community
  •       Oversee the daily programming at The New England Yachad Community Center, with a specific focus on managing and staffing daily lounge and support groups.
  •       Intake of new participants and assist with membership registration 
  •       Maintains members accounts in Yachad’s database (MARS)
  •       Primary liaison to parents/ group homes
  •       Work with local Yachad Coordinators to ensure events are well staffed and relevant information is entered in database
  •       Coordinate 1-2 weekly programs
  •       Coordinate summer programming 
  •       Assists with overall programming needs as determined by supervisor
  •       Coordinate shabbatonim (details to be determined)
  •       Be part of Yachad NE special projects
  •       Execute community engagement activities that bring Yachad into the community.
  •       Be a mentor for student interns and supervise some staff members.
  •       School club visits.
  •       Administrative responsibilities include record keeping, budgeting, expense tracking, collaborating on writing grant reports.  

 

Qualifications:  

  •       Strong commitment to the mission of Yachad and a passion for supporting the Jewish individuals with disabilities
  •       Well versed in Jewish values and beliefs 
  •       Experience in program development
  •       Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  •       Computer Skills (Microsoft office)
  •       Creative and organized
  •       Able to work independently 
  •       Minimum 3 years of experience in the field. 
  •       Social Work degree, preferred.
Duration
Full Time
Job Location
US
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