Full Time

Jewish Student Connection Education Coordinator - Denver

JEWISHcolorado Denver CO

TITLE: Jewish Student Connection Education Coordinator
DEPARTMENT: Jewish Life & Engagement
START DATE: Summer 2022

POSITION SUMMARY
A Jewish Student Connection (JSC) Education Coordinator position focuses upon impacting teens in making meaningful personal connections with Jewish culture, Jewish people, Israel, and each other in a public-school environment. In this role, you will serve as a charismatic and strategic thought leader to engage teens in Jewish programming in Denver-area public high schools.


ABOUT JEWISH STUDENT CONNECTION
Vision: To provide Jewish teens a safe pluralistic environment to connect to the Jewish community, Israel, and themselves.

Mission: Jewish Student Connection uses a public-school based club model as a catalyst for educating, engaging, and helping Jewish and non-Jewish teens feel a sense of belonging by providing experiential student-led programming and mentorship opportunities.

Background + Context: JSC promotes Jewish programming and relationship building for teens in public high school. Teens today are stretched thin and pulled in many directions. By hosting a club experience outside of class hours and on campus, JSC lowers barriers to participation and meets teens where they are. JSC creates an inclusive, welcoming environment for Jewish and non-Jewish teens to gather weekly, providing social connections, mentorship, and opportunities to engage in meaningful Jewish experiences. These experiences support Jewish and non-Jewish teens during a critical period of their identity development.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and implement opportunities for immersive Jewish teen experiences
  • Collaborate with the Director of JSC and other staff to implement the vision
  • Plan and organize weekly clubs with student leaders that inspire Jewish pride, identity, and values
  • Oversee student leadership teams and implement teen leadership development and trainings throughout the school year
  • Develop opportunities for multicultural exploration, including working with other student clubs (MSA, BSA, GSA, YL, etc.)
  • Attend and lead all in-person or virtual programs
  • Implement JSC mentorship program, building and maintaining relationships with leaders and students through one-on-one coffees weekly or monthly
  • Support JSC teens at they find their place in the Jewish community and become leaders
  • Work with the Advancement team to help with fundraising campaigns and events
  • Collaborate with partner organizations on community-wide teen programs

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Demonstrates the JEWISHcolorado core values:
    • Bring your best self to work
    • A positive can-do attitude
    • Effective collaboration
    • A commitment to and responsibility for shared values and building community
    • A strong work ethic and commitment to one’s work
  • A self-starter and charismatic personality with the ability to work independently and in a team
  • The ability to take calculated risks and learn from successes and failures
  • Passionate about working with high school students and nurturing the next generation of Jewish leaders
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple clubs and projects simultaneously
  • Proficiency with Social Media, Microsoft, and other technology
  • Use of personal car for events & activities (mileage reimbursed)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience working and connecting with teens
  • Strong Jewish background
     

Compensation: $45,000 per year, approximately 40 hours per week, in-person 4 days each week, exempt.
Benefits include vacation, sick leave, FSA, HSA, HRA, health, vision, dental, disability, and life insurance; 401(k) match.

Working Conditions: This position requires regular weekday work hours as well as some night and weekend programming, community-partnered programming, meetings, and active participation in programs that occur outside of a traditional work schedule.


To Apply
Please forward a resume and cover letter to:
jfeiger@JEWISHcolorado.org