Youth and Teen Coordinator

Reporting to the Director of Engagement Programs and BBYO Regional Director, the Youth and Teen Coordinator will oversee and implement all pre-teen and teen programming, specifically Teen Connect, BBYO, and JCC Maccabi.

Teen Connect is a non-denominational program for pre-teens in grades 6 to 8. The staff will be responsible for outreach and recruitment, overseeing programming, and enabling the BBYO teen leadership to assist with Teen Connect programming and facilitation.

BBYO is an international leadership-training program for Jewish teens in grades 9 to 12. The staff will oversee all major chapter programming in the city. BBYO programming is designed and executed by teen leaders; BBYO staff provides guidance, supervision, and training for the teen leaders without running the programs themselves. They will be responsible for recruiting, training, and supervising adult volunteers, or advisors, to assist with the operations of the programs. Responsibilities also include staffing approximately four weekend-long regional BBYO conventions, and two additional weekend training sessions/meetings with the teen regional policy board.

The JCC Maccabi Games are an Olympic-style sporting competition held each summer in North America and is the second largest organized sports program for Jewish teenagers in the world. The staff will recruit teens and organize a delegation that will represent Calgary internationally. He/she will also work with the JCC recreation staff to ensure proper training is provided to our athletic delegation.

Approximately half of the contracted hours will go towards BBYO, with Teen Connect and Maccabi sharing the other 50%. Some responsibilities are seasonal and weight will shift throughout the year. The BBYO mission statement is: “More Jewish teens, more meaningful Jewish experiences.” This is the intention behind all Teen Connect, BBYO, and Maccabi programming under the Youth and Teen Coordinator.

The Youth and Teen Coordinator will also work with Camp BB Riback to ensure continuity with the teen population and with the Hillel Director to ensure continuity from BBYO to Hillel.

Please apply in confidence by Friday, March 31, 2023.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

BBYO

  • Communications with parents: emails, registration, parent information sessions.
  • Weekly meetings with chapter presidents and vice presidents to discuss programming goals, program outlines, monthly calendars.
  • Supervising all board and chapter meetings, chapter programs, and regional conventions.
  • Outreach and recruitment; working with Jewish schools, camps, synagogues, and non-Jewish program centres to engage Jewish youth in our programming, tikkun olam, outreach, and partnership opportunities.
  • Ensuring program quality per the Menorah Principles, Cardinal Principles, programming folds, and Educational Framework, and metric reporting.
  • Advisor recruitment.

 

Teen Connect

  • Communication with teens and parents.
  • Twice monthly event planning by staff with input from participants, centred around social opportunities, Jewish holidays, and Jewish values (ie: tikkun olam)

 

Maccabi

  • Work with delegation head and parent champions on registration, marketing, logistics, and fundraising opportunities.

 

Other Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates a strong customer service philosophy, a positive attitude, inclusive language, and sensitivity to the needs of a diverse clientele.
  • Understands the level and scope of professional responsibilities and refers issues appropriately to the Director of Engagement Programs.
  • High comfort level engaging and relating to with both teens and parents

 

Requirements

  • CPR/First Aid.
  • Clear criminal record check and vulnerable sector search.

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