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.

25-30 hours per week, salary commensurate on experience.

 

Teen Connect is a non-denominational program for pre-teens in grades 7 and 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 8 to 12. The staff will oversee all chapter programming in Calgary and will assist with the operations of the programs. 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. The BBYO City Supervisor (Youth and Teen Coordinator) will also be responsible for recruiting, training, supporting and supervising Calgary and regional advisors (adult volunteers). Responsibilities also include staffing three weekend-long regional BBYO conventions, two additional weekend training sessions/meetings with the teen regional policy board, and international convention/training obligations. The BBYO City Supervisor is also expected to work alongside the regional team and support the region as needed.

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. The Youth and Teen Coordinator 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, with PJ Our Way® to ensure continuity into Teen Connect, and with the Hillel Director to have a supportive transition from BBYO to Hillel.

Please apply in confidence by Wednesday, January 31, 2024.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

BBYO

  • Regular 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 and training.

 

Teen Connect

  • Regular communication with teens and parents.
  • Bi-weekly events planned by staff, with input by participants, centered 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.

 

The successful applicant will:

  • Have a valid driver’s license.
  • Receive a clear police background check, and vulnerable sector search clearance, and possess CPR/First Aid certification.
  • Demonstrate a strong customer service philosophy, a positive attitude, inclusive language, and sensitivity to the needs of a diverse clientele.
  • Understand the level and scope of professional responsibilities and refers issues appropriately to the Director of Engagement Programs.
  • Draw on lived experience to best guide participants in Jewish culture, ritual, and battling antisemitism.
  • Have a high comfort level engaging and relating to with both teens and parents.
  • Have evening and weekend availability.
  • Prior experience with BBYO is an asset.

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