America’s oldest Zionist Youth Movement, Young Judaea provides high-quality and thought-provoking experiential
programming through which Jewish youth and young adults build meaningful relationships with their peers and develop
a lifelong commitment to Jewish life, the Jewish people, Israel and each other. Our life-changing camp, year-round and
Israel experiences foster an open and pluralistic environment that encourages mutual respect and understanding
between diverse groups of Jews and empower our chanichim (participants) by imbuing them with the self-confidence,
independence, problem-solving skills, knowledge, and other tools they need to make informed choices for themselves
and the communities they will help to shape.
Roles & Responsibilities
The Young Judaea Recruiter is our eyes and ears on the ground, the go-to voice of Young Judaea in your community.
Their presence is intended to bolster the movement’s overall mission and increase the number of Jewish youth and
young adults who take part in our programs. The position’s primary goal is to recruit Chanichim (participants) for our
programs and generate interest in and awareness of the many opportunities available to engage with the movement. In
order to create interest for Young Judaea programs with a focus on Young Judaea Israel Programs, the Recruiter will
assume many roles, including that of leader, communicator, planner, sales person and public relations expert.
The National Young Judaea Israel Programs Recruiter is a full-time position with full benefits. The hours are variable,
based on the recruitment season and needs of the position. Working from home part/full time is a possibility. The
National Recruiter will focus their efforts on engaging and recruiting chadashim, non-Judaeans, to our programs. You will
be asked, as needed, to assist in the retention and follow up of chaverim, Judaeans, as needed. When it is deemed safe
to travel, there may be some travel expectations as part of this position.
- Responding to new leads/initial inquiries with a timely and reasonable time frame, 12-24 hours.
- Hold weekly online info sessions/webinars on a fixed schedule.
- Maintaining a deep knowledge of all YJ program offerings through ongoing contact with the Director of Recruitment
and the Director of Engagement.
- Identifying & networking in target communities, developing and maintaining relationships with key partners,
influencers, gatekeepers, and prospects.
- Generating and qualifying leads
- Plan, coordinate and organize individual information sessions and webinars for potential participants
- Ongoing follow-up with community contacts and potential participants
- Identifying advertising, sponsorship and publicity opportunities and coordinating these opportunities with the
- Working with Young Judaea lists and other databases to identify leads and track follow-up
- Identifying of local/state universities and their policies regarding deferment and credits
- Travel to local and national conferences, fairs, schools, colleges/universities, YJ programming, and events for
recruitment and marketing purposes (when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted)
- Duration: Full-time, optional work from home-North American based
- Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, medical, 403b, leave early for shabbat and holidays
- Preferred Experience: sales/recruitment experience (0-5 years), knowledge of Israel and Israel Programs, experience
in Jewish youth groups/movements, experience with Young Judaea a plus but not a requirement
- Salary Range: $40,000-$50,000 commensurate with experience