Full Time

Coordinator, Diller Teen Fellowship - Greater MetroWest

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest Whippany NJ

Full-time  HYBRID (Mon & Thurs in office, adding Tuesday in October) 
Salary: $53,000-57,000 + Benefits 


Summary
The Diller Teen Fellows program was established in San Francisco in 1997 by the Helen Diller Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. The first cohort of the program began its activity in San Francisco in January 1998. Since then, the program has expanded to include 32 participating communities across the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Australia, South America, Europe and Israel. 
 

The program works with teens in 10-11th grades and spearheads the development of Jewish youth leadership founded on a unique model of Jewish pluralism, Jewish Peoplehood, and transatlantic partnership. All this with the goal of creating a global network of teens who will fulfill an active and effective leadership role in creating a better world. 


Who we are?
Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ is a nonprofit organization that serves the Jewish community in Essex, Morris, Sussex, Union, and parts of Somerset County in NJ. Our mission is to convene and lead our community to ensure the continuity and strength of the Jewish people, to support a secure Jewish and democratic State of Israel, and to care for Jews in need locally and around the world. Federation enables community members to engage in meaningful ways, impact the lives of others, and access valuable resources. 


Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and lead scheduled workshops and retreats throughout the year in accordance with the Diller mission, vision, and goals (includes but is not limited to logistics, service learning projects, and Israel Education) 
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to 20 program participants, 2 Junior Counselors, 1 Program Intern 
  • Manage the interview and selection process for 20 participants for each upcoming program year 
  • Promote the program locally in collaboration with other local organizations 
  • Design, co-lead, and supervise, in partnership with Israeli partner Coordinator, seminars in local community and in Israel 
  • Budget management 
  • Active participation in national and international professional development 
  • Engage parents of participating teens and local program alumni that help them understand and contribute to the experience their teens are having 


Education or Experience

  • BA in Education, Psychology, Social Work, Jewish Studies, or related field; MA preferred 
  • 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 


Why work with us?  
Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ serves one of the largest Jewish communities in NJ. Our employees contribute to our mission of strengthening Jewish life and identity and meeting basic human needs. We foster a collaborative, positive, and inclusive workplace culture where employees can work together to achieve common goals and develop careers. Located on a beautiful campus, we are close to several major highways, dining, and shopping options.  


Qualifications: 

  • 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 
  • Knowledge of the local Jewish community and prior experience working collaboratively with community professionals (preferred) 
  • Strong facilitation, education, organization, and communication skills 
  • Administrative and management skills including budget management, scheduling, and communications management 
  • Ability to collaborate in an international partnership  
  • Availability to work some evenings 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.


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