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Springboard Teen Engagement Specialist
The Teen Engagement Specialist will serve as an ambassador to teens and families in Greater Metropolitan Chicago. The Teen Engagement Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing strategies that will facilitate teen engagement in the vibrant landscape of programs available to teens in the Chicagoland area. This person will help teens and their parents to identify the organizations and programs that best fit their interests, will work collaboratively with Springboard partners and JUF staff, and will support teen engagement in a variety of capacities. Click here to learn more.
Director of Volunteers and Outreach
The ARK, a non-profit social service agency serving the Chicagoland Jewish community, seeks a full-time, experienced Director of Volunteer and Outreach. Volunteerism is a core part of The ARK’s history and service delivery model. As such, the Director of Volunteers and Outreach plays a key role in the ongoing work of the institution. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Director of Volunteers and Outreach works closely with more than 200 ongoing volunteers and 2,000+ one-time and annual volunteers, maintaining communications, managing placement and training, and supervising the operation of several large-scale, one-time opportunities throughout the year. In addition, the Director coordinates a diverse range of efforts to educate and engage individuals, students and families in the work of The ARK. The full job posting can be found here.
Teen Hebrew Coordinator
The Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago seeks a self-motivated and personable individual to work with a group of Hebrew students from Chicago’s public high schools to help increase the awareness and enrollment of the school’s Hebrew programs. There are seven public high schools in the Chicagoland area that offer Hebrew, (Stevenson High School, Deerfield High School, Niles North High School, New Trier High School, Evanston Township High School, Highland Park High School and Glenbrook North High School). The hired individual will work with this student board to develop key strategies and tactics regarding Hebrew awareness and engagement. This is a part time positon of 10-15 hours monthly. Individual will operate outside the JF/JUF Offices. If you're interested please send a cover letter and resume to Peter Friedman, Senior Planning Advisor (PeterFriedman@juf.org).
Jewish Student Connection Club Advisors -Begins August 2017
Jewish Student Connection (JSC) exists to help high school students explore what ‘Jewish’ means to them, inspiring proud personal connections with our culture, with our People, with Israel — with each other. JSC provides Jewish teens in public and secular private high schools with an in-school informal educational experience focused on compelling issues of Jewish pride, identity, and connection to Israel. Serving as the local JSC leader, the Advisor is responsible for programming and relationship management. Clubs are located in Homewood/Flossmoor, Chicago, Highland Park, Northbrook, Buffalo Grove, Oak Park, Naperville, Fox River Valley. Advisors will spend approximately 2 hours/week per club, typically between 2:00-5:00pm. More information can be found here.
Multiple Openings at Beth Emet
The Beth Emet Youth Department is seeking Jewish educators for the fall of 2017. Send resume or additional inquiries to email@example.com
Youth Group Advisors:
Garinim (Grades 4-5)
Roughly six events from September-June, mostly on Shabbat and Sundays
Includes an overnight Shabbaton at Beth Emet on January 20-21, 2018
Chasamba (Grades 6-8)
Roughly one event per month from September – June, mostly on Shabbat and Sundays (occasionally Thursdays after Hebrew School)
Includes leadership development, working with students on an informal board
Gesher (7th Grade)
At least one female AND one male identifying instructor needed
Meets every Thursday from 4:15 – 6:15 p.m. and two Sunday’s/month
Includes an overnight retreat December 9-10, 2017
The content of the class focuses on using Jewish values to inform decision making, in areas of relationships, sexuality, gender, mental health, and more. Teachers will work with Abby Backer, Beth Emet Youth Director to team-teach this course
Mitzvah Corps (8th Grade)
Meets two Sunday’s/month from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The content of this class is a Jewish social justice survey course. Students study an issue in class in one session, and then take field trips to different community organizations to reinforce concepts through experiential learning. Instructor will work with Abby Backer, Beth Emet Youth Director to co-teach this course
Oak Park Temple Youth Group Advisor
Oak Park Temple is currently searching for a part time Youth Group Advisor for OPTY, Oak Park Temple Youth. OPTY is the high school youth group of Oak Park Temple. OPTY is a member of the NFTY-CAR region of the Union for Reform Judaism. The Youth Group Advisor is responsible for the planning and implementation of all youth group programs and activities for grades 9-12. Candidates should have a passion for working with teens, strong communication skills, the ability to organize people and events and some personal youth group experience. Additional information can be found here.
Ta'am Yisrael 2018 Trip Staff
The Community Foundation for Jewish Education (CFJE) sponsors Ta’am Yisrael (A Taste of Israel); week-long trips to Israel for eight graders in the Chicagoland area. Staff must possess the following qualities: A passion for Judaism and Israel, Current experience working with kids, Flexibility, Knowledge of the Chicago Jewish community, and Israel travel experience. To learn more contact Rich Moline, CFJE’s Director of Israel Education.