Job Opportunities

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Director of JCYS North Shore and Big City Day Camps @ Jewish Council for Youth Services

Jewish Council for Youth Services (JCYS) offers educational, recreational and leadership experiences throughout the year at our family centers, multiple summer camps and specialty programs. Programs are designed to nurture each child's individual spirit, imagination, confidence and talents. 

For over a century, JCYS has responded to the varying needs and shifting demographics in the Chicagoland area. Though our programs and services continue to change and evolve to meet the demands of the community, our commitment and dedication to service - and those we serve - remains constant. 

The Director of JCYS North Shore and Big City Day Camps coordinates and oversees the day-to-operations including staff supervision, budget management, and planning. The Director is responsible for training, supporting and scheduling staff, while monitoring camper happiness and well-being. 

Job Title
Director of JCYS North Shore and Big City Day Camps
Organization
Jewish Council for Youth Services
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Director of Family Engagement and Youth @ Beth El

The Director of Family Engagement and Youth is a full-time position to engage our congregants and help families move seamlessly between our constituencies of the preschool, elementary school, middle school, and high school offerings.  The Director will work to grow and promote experiential Jewish education for our community through holiday and Shabbat programming. 

Major Responsibilities: 
1. The Director of Family Engagement and Youth will supervise our Youth Community including programming for preschool families, elementary school, Kadima (6-8), USY (9-12) and our Beth El Sisterhood College Connection. This includes working with all Education directors to develop and execute experiential education, and supervising and being assisted by a team of strong youth advisors including a high school specialist. 
2. The Director is expected to be an active participant and a visible professional within the synagogue community. 
3. Act as a role model for a Conservative Jewish lifestyle
4. Develop strong relationship with parents to make sure they become partners and advocates of the Youth Community. 
5. Analyze, prepare and present budget for approval as well as oversee and track expenses. 
6. Hire, direct, train (including appropriate safety and first aid measures) and supervise youth advisors and any other persons specifically employed in the congregation to implement aspects of Youth Community programs. 
7. Maintain ties, promote and participate in regional, national and international USY forums by working with congregational and other youth professionals to develop and support programming 
8. Provide information regarding eligibility for various Israel scholarships. 
9. Potentially teach in the Cohen Religious School or in the Sokol Hebrew High School, as determined by the Directors of Education. 
10. Facilitate congregational Shabbat and holiday programming for families
11. Interact with all congregants, to the extent possible, to facilitate integration into synagogue activities.

Requirements: 
• Passion for Jewish life crucial; commitment to Conservative Judaism preferred with a sensitivity to its practices including kashrut and Shabbat and holiday observances
• Experience working with young people; knowledgeable in childhood and adolescent development, preferably congregational education or early childhood educational or programming experience 
• Excellent communication skills; report verbally and in writing to families and groups of lay leaders within the congregation 
• Technology proficiency 


Job Title
Director of Family Engagement and Youth
Organization
Beth El
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Director of Educational Innovation @ Anshe Emet Synagogue

Responsibilities 
The Director of Educational Innovation will collaborate with clergy, Anshe Emet's professional education team, and lay leaders with an eye towards implementing the vision of the LaAtid Task Force. In 2018-2019, the Director of Educational Innovation will help to implement prototypes and pilots for substantive change, assess the success of these ventures, experiment with new ideas which honor the vision of the Task Force, and design an implementation plan for the fully realized vision of LaAtid to be implemented in subsequent years. 

In addition, job responsibilities include the following: 
• Take leading role in strategic implementation of the LaAtid school vision for the future 
• Hire, train and manage faculty and staff 
• Coach faculty to implement best practices and the curriculum 
• Align teaching, procedures and educational materials to achieve the goals of the new vision 
• Strengthen family educational experiences for religious school and day school families 
• Communicate effectively with faculty, students, parents, clergy, staff and lay leadership 
• Benchmark the school and stay abreast of best practices for youth and family education 
• Assess changes and outcomes: Evaluate Year 1 pilots and prototypes and adjust the rollout of experiments and implementations in subsequent years 
• Manage the development and execution of the budget for the school 
• Develop a culture of inclusion that uses best practices to include differently-abled students in the school to the maximum extent feasible 
• Position the school to achieve growth in enrollment and successful outcomes 

Qualifications 
• Excited by our vision and principles 
• Collaborative team member and leader 
• Captivating communicator with an audacious mindset 
• Positive contributor who forms meaningful relationships with our children, families, and community members. 
• Extremely organized and has strong computer skills 
• Jewishly knowledgeable and cherishes Jewish life and living, both personally and professionally 
• Familiarity with Responsive Classroom, the Reggio Emilia approach, online language learning, inclusion of diverse learners, and experiential and arts-based approaches to core content learning

Job Title
Director of Educational Innovation
Organization
Anshe Emet Synagogue
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Director of Operation @ Camp Ramah in Wisconsin

Ramah Wisconsin is seeking a Director of Operations (DO). The DO is responsible for all operational functions of the organization and reports directly to the Director.

The DO will spend roughly twelve weeks in residence in Conover, from late May until mid-August. For the rest of the year, the position is located in the Ramah Wisconsin business office in downtown Chicago. The position includes occasional travel. 

Responsibilities 
• Oversee all operational aspects including facilities management, transportation, insurance, risk management, and health & safety 
• Oversee all financial aspects including budgeting, financial reporting, and financial aid. 
• Hire and supervise year-round staff to support operations. Current staff members supporting operations includes a maintenance supervisor, accounting manager, registrar, executive chef, communications coordinator, and head nurse. 
• Hire and supervise seasonal staff including: commissary, maintenance, housekeeping, and infirmary. 
• Develop, maintain, and implement strategic and operational plans to achieve long-term success and growth of the organization 
• Partner with lay medical, site, and finance committees 

Qualified Candidates will have some combination of: 
• Significant experience in the operations of an organization 
• Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles 
• Property management / physical plant experience 
• Experience in non-profit or educational and/or camping field 
• The ability to be a self-starter with strong work ethic and excellent organizational, time management, and multitasking skills 
• A bachelor's degree; graduate degree in relevant field preferred 
• At least five years of post-college work experience 
• Knowledge of and willingness to commit to a lifestyle consistent with Conservative Judaism 

Job Title
Director of Operation
Organization
Camp Ramah in Wisconsin
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Regional Teen Engagement Director @ United Synagogue Youth

This position supervises and implements all USY activities through direct kehilla (synagogue) engagement and supervision of assigned Field Engagement Associates and Teen Engagement Interns. 

This key position is USY/Kadima's bridge to our kehilla field youth operations and is responsible for directing USY/Kadima activities for an assigned USY Region in a USCJ District. The Director manages a team of part time staff (Field Engagement Associates and Teen Engagement Interns) who together bring focus, energy, and relationship building to our USY/Kadima youth at the local level. The individual in this position partners with kehilla youth staff, where they exist, to enable local chapters to operate effectively and increase participation of kehillot youth in USY/Kadima programs. The USY/Kadima Regional Teen Engagement Director is responsible for implementing plans that support the day to day operations of USY and Kadima activities within the Region, consistent with USY goals, as well as actively promoting participation in USY/Kadima summer travel programs. 

The position reports to the USY/Kadima Continental Engagement Supervisor, and partners with: 

Kehilla Relationship Manager (KRM) supporting the Region 

Youth Commission chair(s) for the Region/District 
Support teams at international office 
USY Teen Leadership (regional and chapter) 
This position plans, supervises, and implements all Regional USY/Kadima activities through kehilla youth department support and supervision of assigned Field Engagement Associates and Teen Engagement Interns. 

Job Title
Regional Teen Engagement Director
Organization
United Synagogue Youth
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Camp Videographer @ OSRUI

Qualifications: 
• Experience making short promotional videos • Experience working in a camp environment is highly preferred • Knowledge of cameras • Knowledge of editing software  • Ability to work independently and flexibly 
 
Role: Camp videographer is responsible for capturing footage and editing videos. During the summer we will produce many videos from 30 seconds in length to our summer promotional video. This person is responsible for being present throughout camp all day, taking video of campers and staff. A high level of skill in video editing is required for this job. We expect this person to have the stamina to be actively taking video throughout the day and producing short high-quality videos quickly. 
 
Responsibilities: 
• Capture daily footage of campers in both scheduled activities and unstructured moments • Edit and produce weekly videos summarizing the OSRUI experience • Edit and produce videos for use during the 2018-2019 calendar year • Performs duties in an efficient and independent manner with minimal supervision • Demonstrates ability to prioritize and organize time; maintains physical environment in an effective, organized manner • Attends staff meetings as scheduled • Accepts additional duties as assigned by the Camp Director

Apply online at OSRUI.ORG and contact Albert Marks

Job Title
Camp Videographer
Organization
OSRUI
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Camp Photographer @ OSRUI

Qualifications:
• Experience making short promotional slideshows
• Experience working in a camp environment is highly preferred
• Knowledge of camera and photo manipulation software
• Ability to work independently and flexibly

Role: Camp photographer is a vital role in our camp structure and helps to create a window into camp for camp parents and community members. This person is responsible for being present throughout camp all day, taking posed and action pictures of campers and staff. Some photo editing and creation of basic slideshows are required. A successful candidate will have good stamina and positive energy, and like interacting with kids. The photographer is responsible for uploading their photos daily.

Responsibilities:
• Capture daily photographs of campers in both scheduled activities and unstructured moments
• Upload daily photos of each camper to photo sharing site
• Edit and produce slideshows as needed
• Edit and produce promotional photos for use during the 2018-2019 calendar year
• Performs duties in an efficient and independent manner with minimal supervision
• Demonstrates ability to prioritize and organize time; maintains physical environment in an effective, organized manner
• Attends staff meetings as scheduled
• Accepts additional duties as assigned by the Camp Director

Interested? Apply online at OSRUI.ORG and contact Albert Marks

 

Job Title
Camp Photographer
Organization
OSRUI
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Part-Time Program Assistant @ Orot: Center for New Jewish Learning

Orot: Center for New Jewish learning is looking for a part time assistant to work approximately 5-6 hours per week, $20/hour. Responsibilities include: 
Entering data on participants, attendees, and donors into online database
Analyzing and interpreting data to detect and highlight trends and general impact of Orot's programming
Creating infographics to illustrate findings
Assisting with programming details: space logistics, program registration, marketing and promotion, and disbursing evaluation and feedback forms after event or program. 

Strong candidates have facility with data entry and analysis, familiarity with basic online database systems (like Neon, Little Greenlight, etc.), familiarity with online infographic tools and are energetic, self-motivated, and responsible. 

To apply email  Rebecca@orotcenter.org or  Jane@orotcenter.org 

Job Title
Part-Time Program Assistant
Organization
Orot: Center for New Jewish Learning
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