The Shinshinim program is part of a comprehensive strategy to strengthen the connection between Pittsburgh’s Jewish community and Israel. Under the general direction and supervision of the Director of Israel and Overseas, the role of the Shinshinim Coordinator is to assist and coordinate all aspects of the Shinshinim program. The Shinshinim Program Coordinator is responsible for promoting, coordinating, scheduling, planning, guiding the creation of, and assisting with activities provided by the Shinshinim to youth, teens, and families in our community. The Shinshinim are resources as emissaries for Israel to the entire community. Their work environment includes schools - both public and private, religious, and day schools, synagogues, and synagogue supplemental schools, JCC, youth groups, summer camps, etc. The Shinshinim strengthen our community's connection with Israel through their work and personal interactions and serve as powerful advocates for Israel. This role is an independent contractor with a commitment of 24 hours a week.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is the central fundraising and community planning organization for the Pittsburgh Jewish community. We provide funding to local and overseas partner agencies, as well as independent programs that provide health and human welfare services.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Supervisor of the Shinshinim program, including direct supervision of the three 18-year-old Israeli teens living away from home, or "Shinshinim". This will include:
• Advising the Shinshinim in curriculum development.
• Handling logistics for their transportation.
• Identifying host families and manage relationships with them.
• Planning their daily schedule and maintaining their calendar.
• Assisting them in their personal lives.
• Promote Israel advocacy through education, programs, awareness, and information-sharing.
• Liaise with participating organizations to identify their needs and how they can be met by the Shinshinim.
• In collaboration with the Director, establish measures of success for the program and conduct an ongoing evaluation of the program.
• Communicate with Federation leadership, private donors, and partners as to the success of the program.
• Administrative responsibilities as needed including processing invoices to ensure timely payment.
• Assist in the planning of large, community-wide programming focusing on Israel and its relationship with Karmiel/Misgav.
QUALIFICATIONS: KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
Ability to speak Hebrew, and familiarity with Israel, are a plus. Demonstrable oral and written communication skills, especially in marketing communications; project and time management skills; and organizational skills. Ability to work in a team environment. Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Office programs. Also, must have a passion for Israel/Diaspora relations.
EDUCATION, TRAINING OR EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor’s degree and at least 3-5 years of relevant work experience.
• Strong proficiency in Hebrew is required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORKING CONDITIONS
The nature of work requires an ability to operate standard business office equipment. This role will have prolonged periods of sitting at a desk working on a computer. Also requires ability to communicate and exchange information, collect, and prepare work documents. Due to the nature of this role a high level of confidentiality is required. Work is performed in a general office environment, currently employees are working remotely. This position does not require heavy lifting over 15 pounds or standing for extended periods.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a policy of
non-discrimination and is fully committed to the principles of equality during the recruitment and
employment process. The Federation will not discriminate against any person based on race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital
or veteran status, citizenship, or any other status protected by law.