Teen Program Coordinator

Website Jewish Family and Children's Services

Do you love working with teens? Help empower young people to bring about change and support communities in need, guided by Jewish values, texts, and traditions. Use your skills in engagement, social action and community organizing, and ability to seamlessly weave Judaism into your work as a YouthFirst Program Coordinator. To excel in this role, you must believe teens can change the world and consider service an inherently Jewish value.

Jewish Family and Children’s Services has two openings for a vibrant and creative program coordinator to work in YouthFirst, our teen department, in either our San Francisco or San Mateo offices. We would love to harness your innovation, energy and commitment to cultivating Jewish leaders. YouthFirst helps teens develop the necessary life skills to move into young adulthood smoothly, successfully, and responsibly through a Jewish values-based lens. Our innovative programs include Jewish service learning, leadership skills development, and internship opportunities coupled with career exploration.

Our Program Coordinator must have a high level of energy, and demonstrated success running Jewish teen programming. Our ideal candidate will have experience in service learning and career exploration.

Required background:

  • Minimum 2 years working with teens in a Jewish formal or informal educational or volunteer setting
  • Knowledge of positive youth development programming and principles
  • Excellent networking and outreach skills, including ability to clearly present program goals and work collaboratively with diverse staff
  • Experience facilitating large groups
  • Knowledge of Jewish traditions, holidays, and customs; knowledge of Jewish organizations in the area preferred
  • Possesses technical and computer skills including Word and Excel, and the ability to effectively use the Internet as required

Please refer to the JFCS website for a fuller description of the position. To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter explaining why you’d like to join the YouthFirst team at JFCS and how your background makes you an outstanding candidate to lindak@jfcs.org with “YouthFirst Coordinator” in your subject line. This is a full-time benefited salaried position.

To apply for this job email your details to lindak@jfcs.org