Assistant Regional Teen Engagement Director, METNY USY

USCJ

Who We Are

USY’s mission is to empower Jewish youth to develop friendships, leadership skills, a sense of belonging to the Jewish people, a deep engagement with and love for Israel, and a commitment to inspire Jewish living through meaningful and fun experiences based on the ideology of Conservative Judaism.

What You’ll Do

This position supports all USY activities and mission through direct kehilla (synagogue) engagement under the direction of the Regional Teen Engagement Director of METNY USY, which includes Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Westchester, Rockland, Orange Counties, and parts of Connecticut.

The Assistant Director is part of a team of regional staff (Divisional Directors and Teen Engagement Interns) who together, under the direction of the Regional Teen Engagement Director, 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 kehilla youth in USY/Kadima programs. The USY/Kadima Assistant Regional Teen Engagement Director implements plans that support the day to day operations of USY and Kadima activities within the Region.

The position reports to the METNY Regional Teen Engagement Director, and partners with:

Kehilla Relationship Manager (KRM) supporting the Region
Youth Commission Chair(s) for the Region
METNY District Chair
Support Teams at the International Office
USY Teen Leadership (Regional, Divisional, and Chapter)
Duties and Responsibilities

The duties of this position include, but are not limited, to the following:

Be a “face” of USY/Kadima and support USY/Kadima in the assigned Region:

Represent USY mission and goals, USCJ, and Conservative Movement within the Region
Promote USY/Kadima membership and growth
Promote all aspects of Regional youth programming, with special attention to Jewish identity, learning, and skill development
Communicate regularly and effectively with lay and professional youth leadership of affiliated kehillot
Implement a consistent and inclusive approach to the engagement of new USY/Kadima members
Empower and support teen leadership in planning and execution of conventions and other Regional activities and initiatives
Develop leadership skills of teens within the Region; provide ongoing coaching and mentoring; leverage learning materials developed at the International Office to promote consistent skill development among teens
Support Regional USY/Kadima officers, and committees to ensure effective Regional functioning
Support Region’s participation in USCJ’s International Convention
Provide a safe environment for all participants of Regional USY/Kadima programs
Administrative Support:

Assist in upkeep of the Regional online registration system
Troubleshoot and serve as primary support for parents and teens with online registration system
Troubleshoot and serve as primary support to chapter staff to ensure accurate membership registration
Keep regional contact lists up to date
Collect and document payments
Assist in keeping track of all regional finances
Assist with logistics planning for events
Manage mass communications and maintain a social media presence
Support collection and documentation of Tikun Olam money on Regional, Divisional, and Chapter levels
Support USY Chapters:

Communicate regularly and effectively with lay and professional youth leadership of affiliated kehillot
Implement a consistent and inclusive approach to the engagement of new USY/Kadima members
Empower and support teen leadership in planning and execution of conventions and other Regional activities and initiatives
Develop leadership skills of teens within the Region; provide ongoing coaching and mentoring; leverage learning materials developed at the International Office to promote consistent skill development among teens
Teen Leadership and Learning:

Support ways to engage teens in Jewish learning
Implement USY learning curriculum at the Regional, Divisional, and Chapter levels
What You’ll Need

Skills

Strong leadership and organization skills
People management skills
Program planning and implementation
Relationship building
Conflict management
Facilitation skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
Knowledge of Microsoft office and Google Suite
Experience working with teens
Experience with systems and data management
Knowledge of Jewish practices and demonstrated commitment to a Jewish community
Commitment to Conservative Jewish living
Experience

Experience working with teens
Experience with systems and data management
Knowledge of Jewish practices and demonstrated commitment to a Jewish community
Commitment to Conservative Jewish living
Preferred Education and Experience

Minimum – degree from four year college or university
1 to 3 years of experience working in related fields
Experience in leading youth groups and programs in a non-profit organization or equivalent
Training in a field that will enhance director’s ability to be a greater service to youth and youth programs
Combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities
Commitment to personal growth and ongoing education
Work Environment

This position operates from the METNY USY office located in Downtown Manhattan

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full time position, exempt from overtime, which will require extended hours due to evening and weekend events.

Travel

Must be able to travel on regular basis to Regional, Divisional, and Chapter events.  This includes evening and weekend responsibilities. Travel to International Convention and occasional travel to USCJ staff meetings.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Must have authorization to work in the U.S.

Valid driver’s license

Background check

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change from time to time.

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