Jewish Youth Educator/Program Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time




171 West 85th Street
New York
New York
United States



DOROT, which means “generations” in Hebrew, is dedicated to alleviating social isolation among the elderly and helping them live independently as valued members of the community. Since DOROT’s inception in 1976, we have been a leader in creating innovative programs that foster mutually beneficial connections between seniors and volunteers. Compassionate care and a commitment to excellence are hallmarks of our programs and staff.

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About the Volunteer Services Department: Volunteers are central at DOROT. We leverage volunteers across all levels of the organization to successfully deliver on our social mission. Each year, we mobilize 7000+ volunteers of all ages through a wide array of programs conducted on-site, in the home and in the community. Forty percent of our volunteers are under the age of 18. We also engage college students, young professionals, retirees, corporate volunteers, and individuals looking to make a difference. Through personal contact with seniors, our volunteers help deliver vital services and forge bonds between the generations.

Position Summary: The Youth Educator/Program Coordiantor is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining an exemplary youth and family volunteer program portfolio. The ideal candidate is passionate about youth development, informal Jewish education and the benefits of intergenerational activities. S/he must have a proven track record in being a generative thinker, committed collaborator and experiential educator. We seek a candidate who is passionate about program-design that explores values, wisdom, and the mutually beneficial impact of volunteerism on both the client and volunteer.

Key components include:

·       teen internship programs;

·       bar and bat mitzvah volunteer engagement;

·       intergenerational after-school programs for elementary and middle school students;

·       family volunteer events; and

·       service-learning programs and workshops.

Primary Responsibilities:

·       Coordinate and manage DOROT’s three teen internship programs for high school students: Academic Teen Internship Program, Jewish Summer Teen Internship Program, and NYC Summer Teen Internship Program. This includes promotion of and recruitment for the programs; interviewing candidates; designing program curriculum; leading programming; and, providing mentorship on-site to interns.

·       Serve as the lead staff for DOROT’s bar and bat mitzvah initiative, responsible for its scope, depth and rich variety of program opportunities in Manhattan and Westchester. This includes b’nai mitzvah projects, service-learning partnerships, intergenerational programs and family volunteering.

·       Supervise and mentor a full-time Program Administrator who supports DOROT’s family volunteering programs, Intergenerational Chess, and Teen Internships, and is also responsible for older adult outreach, data entry and communications for the program portfolio.

·       Write high-quality, high engagement instructional content and lesson plans.

·       Oversee DOROT’s intergenerational Book Buds program hosted by local schools.

·       Plan and implement 35 service-learning programs and intergenerational volunteer activities for schools and youth organizations each year, engaging approximately 700 youth. This includes developing and maintaining community partnerships with a large variety of schools, synagogues and youth organizations.

·       Develop and facilitate volunteer workshops for youth pre-k through high school.

·       Direct DOROT’s teen leadership council and its weekly leadership activities.

·       Concretize youth and family program designs and curriculum for adaptation readiness.

·       Create appropriate volunteer training materials to orient older adults and youth.

·       Work with the Director of Program Impact and Evaluation to evaluate successes and challenges of the program portfolio.

·       Work with the Director of Volunteer Services to update and implement procedures to collect, track, and prepare data analysis to implement program improvements as necessary.

·       Collaborate with DOROT’s Development and Communications team to develop marketing strategies and promotional materials.

·       Administer and monitor program portfolio expenses against the approved budget.

·       Maintain and update website content for program portfolio.

·       Collect, track, and maintain participation data and related client interactions using DOROT’s online database (Salesforce); this involves routine data entry and monthly review of statistics for both grant reports and analysis of trends.

·       Work on special projects and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

·       MSW or MA, or other relevant degree

·       Minimum of 4 years relevant youth education experience

·       Formal study of and/or experience with informal Jewish education and service-learning for youth

·       Professional experience working with families, youth, and teens

·       Experience managing large groups of children and families, and working professionally with teachers, parents, older adult volunteers, and interns

·       Comfort and ease working with the elderly

·       Ability to work collaboratively with team members

·       Experience in engaging with audiences of all ages to create meaningful learning experiences

·       Excellent and engaging group facilitation and mentoring skills

·       Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with experience in creating writing lesson plans a plus

·       Highly organized and detail-oriented

·       Availability to work occasional evening hours for volunteer programming and approximately ten weekend days per year

·       Must have a valid driver’s license

·       Advanced proficiency with MS Office 2010


Generous paid time off, holidays, vacation and sick time, health and dental insurance, 403b plan.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

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