Do you want to help empower young people to bring about change and support communities in need, guided by Jewish values, texts, and tradition? As a YouthFirst Program Coordinator, you will use your skills in engagement, social action and relationship management, and your ability to seamlessly weave Judaism into your work.
Jewish Family and Children’s Services has an opening In San Mateo, CA for a vibrant and creative program coordinator to work in YouthFirst, our teen department. We would love to harness your innovation, energy and commitment to cultivating Jewish leaders. YouthFirst helps teens develop the necessary life skills to move into young adulthood smoothly, successfully, and responsibly through a Jewish values-based lens. Our innovative programs include Jewish service learning, leadership skills development, and internship opportunities coupled with career exploration.
Who you are:
You believe that teens have the potential to change the world.
You have a deep passion for educating and empowering others to take action on issues of interest to them.
You see community service as a Jewish responsibility and are excited to help others see this as well.
You are comfortable with the idea that social change occurs through multiple modalities, including volunteering, education, advocacy and Jewish service learning.
You believe that education can be infused into experiences that captivate the imagination.
You are a collaborator and love working with a team to solve problems and try new things.
You have at least 2 years working with teens in a Jewish formal or informal educational or volunteer setting, and experience facilitating large groups.
What you’ll get out of it:
An opportunity to work in a dynamic, creative and collaborative team of Jewish youth professionals.
Receive regular mentorship, training and feedback for professional growth.
Opportunities to facilitate learning on relevant areas of interest in our professional team.
Create powerful relationships with community leaders within our agency and beyond in the local Jewish and broader community.
Be part of a large multi-faceted organization serving 120,000 people with over 40 programs. You will contribute to the growth of JFCS and gain exposure to a broad range of professional roles and functions.
Gain experience as a supervisor.
Privilege to describe “repairing the world” as a key component of your professional job.