Youth Delegation Program Coordinator Greater MetroWest Diller Teen Fellow


Job Type

Full Time

Published:

05/17/2018

Start Date:

07/01/2018

Address

901 Route 10
Whippany
NJ
07981
United States

Description

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

The Diller Teen Fellows is an immersive experiential education program for 10th- 11th graders designed to inspire and promote leadership among Jewish youth. This International program began in San Francisco 20 years ago and has since expanded to include 16 communities around the world, a growing number of international communities, and an equivalent number of 16 Israeli communities

 

The program is sponsored by the Helen Diller Family Foundation and the Jewish federation of Greater METROWEST, NJ. Over the course of the 12-month fellowship, Diller Teen Fellows focus on:

  • Jewish identity development
  • Leadership skills development
  • Israel-Diaspora connections
  • Community service and tikkun olam

 

Currently, GMW is offering this program to its 12th cohort of teens. Each year, twenty Diller Teen Fellows will be selected and paired with twenty Diller Teen Fellows in Israel. The two groups participate in a parallel curriculum, which includes:

  • Twelve  Sunday workshops
  • 2 weekend retreats Shabbatonim (retreats)
  • A ten day spring seminar in GMW during which the Israeli teens visit with their peers and learn about the GMW Jewish community
  • A three-week summer seminar in Israel that brings all teens (around the world) together for a second intensive and immersive experience

                                          

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:

  • Develop and lead scheduled workshops and retreats throughout the year in accordance with the Diller mission, vision, and goals
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to 20 program participants and 2 Junior Counselors.
  • Manage the marketing, recruitment, interviewing and selection process for 20 participants for each upcoming program year
  • Design, co-lead, and supervise, in partnership with Israeli partner Coordinator, seminars in local community and in Israel for Diller as well as other Global Connections delegations
  • Ongoing curriculum development and program evaluation in coordination with Diller program guidance
  • Budget management with assistance from department head and administrative support
  • Active participation in appropriate Greater MetroWest events, programs, and  lay leaders committee meetings
  • Active participation in national and international conference calls and professional development seminars
  • Promote the program locally in collaboration with other local organizations
  • Engage parents of participating teens and local program alumni in focused ways that help them understand and contribute to the experience their teens are having
  • Plan and manage all logistics related to workshops and retreats, service learning projects, Israel education and travel planning

 

EDUCATION OR TRAINING EQUIVALENT TO:

  • BA in Education, Psychology, Social Work, Jewish Studies, or related field
  • Experience developing and leading programming addressing Jewish identity development, youth leadership development, community service, and Israel education
  • Experience in experiential education, group facilitation, program development and/or management
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DESIREABLE PARTICULAR QUALIFICATIONS (SKILLS, ABILITIES, LICENSE):

  • Proven success developing personal connections with and mentoring Jewish teens
  • Understanding of and appreciation for Israeli culture, preferably including extended time in Israel and at least a beginning-intermediate understanding of Israeli history, politics, and geography
  • Basic knowledge of Hebrew
  • Knowledge of the local Jewish community and prior experience working collaboratively with community professionals
  • Strong facilitation, education, organization, and communication skills required to effectively interact with, lead, and inspire a diverse body of teens, parents, community leaders and staff, as well as to effectively collaborate with partner agency staff
  • Administrative and management skills including budget management, scheduling, and communications management
  • Ability to collaborate in an international partnership and to work with and contribute to an international peer network of Diller Teen Fellow Coordinators
  • Availability to some work nights and weekends, including travel to Israel for 3 weeks during the summer as well as additional travel during the year to a variety of conferences and trainings

  • Provide support to and/or attend community-wide programs as an ambassador of Global Connections and the larger Greater MetroWest community.

 

 

Additional information:

Applicants must be available to participate in an in-person interview in New Jersey on. Position has a preferred start date of July 1, 2018 and may include travel to Israel for three weeks in July, 2018

 

Please send all resumes and cover letters to HR@jfedgmw.org Reference DTF in subject line.

 

Benefits

medical

dental

vision

vacation/sick leave


Level of Language Proficiency

Basic knowledge of Hebrew

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

HR@jfedgmw.org

http://www.jfedgmw.org

Please send your resume and cover letter. Reference DTF in subject line.


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