Full Time

Diller Teen Fellows Coordinator

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto 4600 Bathurst Street, Toronto ON

Approx. 14-month contract (maternity leave)

What is the Diller Teen Fellows Program?
Diller Teen Fellows is an immersive experiential education program for 10th-11th graders designed to inspire and promote leadership among Jewish youth. The program focusses on: Jewish identity development, Leadership skills development, Israel-Diaspora connections, Community service and tikun olam.

Each year, 20 Diller Teen Fellows are selected and paired with 20 Diller Teen Fellows in Israel. The two groups participate in a parallel curriculum which includes: 14 Sunday workshops, 2 weekend Shabbatons (retreats), 2 overnights, a ten-day spring seminar in the name of the local community during which the Israeli teens visit with their peers and, a three-week summer seminar in Israel that brings all teens (around the world) together for a second intensive seminar.

Essential Functions of the role: 

  • 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, 2 Junior Counselors, and Program Intern.
  • 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.
  • 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 local Diller Teen Fellows Advisory 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.
  • The excepted individual will also be expected to spend 20-25% of the time working with the UJA’s Israel engagement team on joined and other high school related initiatives.

Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • Experience in marketing teen aged programs.
  • Flexible work hours (including weekends and multiple overnight seminars abroad).
  • 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 Hebrew (reading and writing)
  • Knowledge of the local Jewish community and prior experience working collaboratively with community agencies like high schools, youth organizations etc.
  • Professional 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.
  • 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 work some 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.

Classification: Approx.14-month (maternity leave) contract 

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter, quoting REF# DTFC-IE-469 no later than June 20, 2019 to: recruitment@ujafed.org

Only those applicants invited for interview will be contacted. UJA Federation is an equal opportunity employer.

Alternate Formats and Accommodation: 
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