Jobs & Internships
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Camp Counselors Needed at JCC Camp Ruach
JCC Camp Ruach in Bridgewater is hiring Camp Counselors, Inclusion Counselors, Sports Specialists, Ropes, Archery, Art, Cooking and Nature Staff for the Summer 2021 season. Training provided. Eight-week full time commitment from June 28 – August 20. Benefits of working at camp include: Develop leadership skills through real life experiences; Learn to be a team player; Become a problem-solving expert; Build confidence in yourself and others; Embrace your “goofiness” to the fullest!! Visit jccCampruach.org and apply on line at jcccampruach.org/jobs. Questions? Contact Becky Metzger, Assistant Camp Director, at email@example.com.
Posted on: 4/1/2021
Assistant Director of Religious Education at Congregation B'nai Jeshurun
Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, a flourishing Reform congregation located in Short Hills, New Jersey is seeking an Assistant Director of Religious Education. This individual, in covenant with our clergy, administration, and lay leaders will serve as a creative partner to our Director of Jewish Education and Learning Initiatives and as the Department Administrator for K-12th grade Religious School.
As a forward-thinking Jewish professional, this individual will be a strong team player, an enthusiastic, outgoing, and warm individual who strives for excellence. Our ideal candidate is self-directed, takes initiative, and thinks creatively to solve problems while also having strong organizational skills and the ability to do the detail-oriented work involved in preparing for and actualizing creative programming. This person would draw on their ability, talent, skills and previous experiences in a variety of educational
settings, (ie: camp, youth groups, formal and informal education) to contribute to and support our efforts to transform Jewish education, both within and beyond the synagogue community.
Top quality synagogue education work requires long and unusual hours (including many evenings and weekends); the position includes flexible hours, when warranted, to ensure a balanced lifestyle for the right candidate. At TBJ, we value the practice of positive psychology, and thereby uplift the strengths of each member of our community to ensure a professional environment with high expectations that provides the support and resources to actualize our goals and uphold our standards , while enabling every member of our community to thrive. This position offers someone who loves this sacred work, has a strong desire to learn and grow in the position, and approaches their work with a high degree of professionalism to join a dynamic team of highly experienced Jewish professionals who support one another in achieving personal success and find meaning in fulfilling the synagogue mission.
TBJ Mission Statement
Congregation B’nai Jeshurun is an inclusive, multigenerational Reform Jewish community, rooted in our history and tradition while evolving with our times. Located in Short Hills, New Jersey, we are passionately committed to Spiritual Awareness (N’shamah), Lifelong Learning (Torah), Worship (Avodah), Social Justice (Tikkun Olam), the land of Israel (Eretz Yisrael), the Jewish people (K’lal Yisrael), and our congregation as Home (Bayit). Through the covenantal relationship among our clergy, staff, and congregants, we are dedicated to creating and sustaining a warm and caring experienc e for all who come through our doors.
In partnership with the Director of Jewish Education and Learning Initiatives this individual promotes and supports the continued success of the congregation’s Religious Education Center (REC) in the ways listed below, as well as other ways according to the individual’s strengths and interests, considering the evolving needs of the school and community:
1. Provide Educational Leadership and Support Curriculum Development:
a. Provide leadership to faculty and students during school sessions
b. Coordinate and support K-6 Judaics faculty in their lesson planning efforts
c. Create and oversee K-6 Holiday/Festival programs & activities, including HHD youth programming & worship
d. Produce and update faculty and family handbooks
e. Design and manage weekly newsletters and communications to faculty and families
f. Communicate student information regarding health and learning needs to teachers
g. Recruit and assist in hiring and placement of K-6 faculty and substitute teachers
2. Serve as the Department Administrator:
a. Manage daily operations for programs and activities
b. Primary responsibility and point of contact for Department communications
c. Facilitate enrollment and class placement for all REC programming
d. Facilitate K-12 attendance tracking and monitoring, arrival and dismissal procedures
e. Establish and update calendar for REC, and coordinate with Director of Operations regarding room reservations and set-ups (including technology needs)
f. Order and oversee inventory supplies, material, food, etc
g. Facilitate department expense recording/payment request
h. Collect and Organize photo and video files to be used in communications and social media
i. Update information on the website and collaborate with Manager of Member Engagement to plan social media and temple-wide announcements from the department
1. Undergraduate degree required; Masters in Jewish Education or other comparable degree valued.
2. Experience in Jewish educational settings, both formal and informal, with several years of teaching experience with elementary or middle school age students valuable.
3. Superior interpersonal and communication skills to function in a highly collaborative working environment as well as to develop meaningful relationships with congregants, students, and families.
4. Outstanding administrative and organizational skills, with proficiency in technology, including business software and platforms, as well as Ed Tech tools
5. Experience in coordinating, facilitating, and implementing programs
6. Knowledge and understanding of Jewish tradition and practice as well as a familiarity and comfort with Reform Judaism and all its branches (education, youth, camp, etc.).
Please send resume and letter of interest to Abra Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on: 4/1/2021
Counselor, Lifeguard, and Activity Specialist positions available at Surprise Lake Camp
Camp Counselors and Coaches at Ramah Sports Academy
RSA is a Jewish overnite summer camp in Connecticut that provides premier sports programs that empowers campers to achieve their greatest potential as confident atheletes, while building character and fostering a deep love for Judaism and Israel.
We are looking for a staff who are eager to create a s supportive and welcoming community while sharing their love of Judaism and sports with our campers. Contact email@example.com to learn more or go to ramahsportsacademy.org
Posted on: 3/17/2021
Senior Shopper Volunteer
Jewish Family Services of Somerset, Hunterdon, and Warren Counties is looking for volunteers to join our Senior Shopper Program and deliver groceries to local seniors!
Fill out at application using our website: www.jewishfamilysvc.org/2020-volunteer-enrollment-form.php
Or contact the Volunteer Coordiantor for more information: Kat Goodman, Ph: 908-725-7799 ext. 125, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on: 3/17/2021
Tivnu Gap Year Resident Mentor & Advisor
Tivnu: Building Justice is looking for a caring, organized, and dedicated individual to complete our Jewish social justice gap year staff team. The Tivnu Gap Year Resident Advisor & Mentor will live on site in Portland, Oregon with Gap Year participants (aged 17-20), mentor program participants in formal and informal settings, contribute to creating an atmosphere of personal and communal growth, and perform a variety of organizational support tasks. For full job description see https://tivnu.org/careers/.
Reports to: Executive Director
Salary: Room, meals, utilities (worth approximately $1,100/month), plus stipend of $1,275-1,400/month
Commitment: mid-August, 2020 – May, 2021
USY advisor needed at Beth El Synagogue in East Windsor for the 2019-20 school year. We are looking for a creative and organized group leader. Sensitivity and understanding of teenagers and the ability to promote peer leadership are essential. A car is necessary. We have a strong chapter with supportive clergy. For further information and to apply, please contact Shari Benson at 609-841-4060 or email@example.com.
Urban Adamah Young Adults Programs Director
Tentative Start Date: March / Early April 2021
The Young Adult Programs Director serves as the lead staff person ideating, managing, and overseeing Young Adult programs, including but not limited to the Fellowship, Alternative Spring Break Programs, the Residency, and Young Adult Retreats throughout the year. The Young Adult Programs Director supervises a full-time Young Adult Programs Associate.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The Urban Adamah Fellowship is a three-month residential immersion program for young adults that integrates Jewish living and learning with leadership training, sustainable agriculture, social justice training, and community building. The Young Adult Programs Director has the overall responsibility for ensuring the vibrancy and thriving of the Fellowship and fellows, including but not limited to:
Curriculum, Teaching & Scheduling:
- Become intimate with the existing Fellowship model and curriculum and be prepared to execute on it by Summer 2021. Following the Fall 2021 Fellowship, propose and actualize curricular development and innovation
- Teach 25% – 50% of the Fellowship curriculum (including leading Avodat Levs). The Young Adult Programs Director led / taught content will be determined based on their personal expertise areas
- Build a schedule for the remainder of the classes to be taught by a rotating group of guest faculty, including Urban Adamah staff and community partner educators
- Forge new partnerships with local educators and steward existing and emerging partnerships
- Contribute to the evolution and documentation of Urban Adamah’s pedagogy in collaboration with fellow staff and consulting partners
- Serve as primary staff liaison for the Fellows throughout the Fellowship season; build team of Resident mentors and serve as their liaison
- Facilitate orientation and closing program sessions for each Fellowship
- Ensure Fellows are motivated and resourced to actively participate in all aspects and elements of the Fellowship, including all learning, farm field work, internship placements, community living and collaborating, etc. When / as necessary, work with Fellows who are struggling to adhere to community guidelines
- Remain engaged with and support Fellows ongoing personal growth, Jewish community connection, and engagement with Urban Adamah post-Fellowship
- Work with The Young Adult Programs Associate to manage all Fellowship communications and data in our CRM tool in advance of arrival and throughout the fellowship
- Monitor and manage application and enrollment status, and payments as they are received
- Develop and manage implementation of a comprehensive recruitment process to ensure full Fellowship classes each season, including general marketing, personal outreach, and possibly some travel
- Conduct second-round interviews with promising applicants and select participants
- Work with Creative & Marketing Manager to ensure the Fellowship section of the website is up-to-date and accurate
- Build and maintain relationships with local food access and urban gardening organizations where Fellows intern weekly
- Oversees Fellow placement at partner organizations and work to ensure placements / internships are successful for both Fellows and hosting organizations
- Be an active participant in internship presentation nights each Fellowship season and coordinate the internship selection process
- Ensure distribution, collection, and review of Fellows’ program evaluations before, during, and after the Fellowship, and provide appropriate follow-up
- Evaluate Fellows’ internship placements and follow up as needed
- Provide feedback from evaluation data with staff, teachers and guest lecturers as necessary
- Work with Resident Mentors to support Fellows in their ongoing development during and after the fellowship
- Write Alumni references as requested and as warranted
- Work with Young Adult Programs Associate and Creative & Marketing Manager to maintain a spreadsheet of Alumni activities and positions, updated twice annually
- Assume a key role in the development and implementation of annual Fellow Alumni Retreat
The Residency program is a work exchange program in which six residents live in the Camp Street Residence in six-month increments. Residents both support Urban Adamah programming and farm work, and in exchange, are offered meaningful support and opportunities to provide a ‘Fellowship 2.0’ living experience. Responsibilities include but are not limited to…
- Work with Young Adult Programs Associate, supervisor, and Residents to iterate on the current structure to meet organizational and programmatic objectives. (The Residency program is in ongoing evolution, as it is one of the Young Adult Programs departments newer programs)
- Support the Young Adult Programs Associate in recruitment, and participate in second round interviews with Residency candidates
- Onboard Residents, serving as Residents’ primary support staff, as the liaison between Residents and Urban Adamah staff and Fellows, and managing ongoing needs of the Resident apartments (including monthly evening meetings, and support of Resident-led outreach programs)
YOUNG ADULT RETREATS
Young Adult Immersion Retreat Weekends:
These retreats happen up to 2x per year. Our Young Adult Immersion Retreat Weekend is for adults ages 21 – 35, and offers a weekend of unplugging and grounding through farming, singing, and community building. Responsibilities include…
- Collaboration with Public Programs department on program content, schedule, recruitment, enrollment, and logistics
- Teach 50% of sessions / classes
- Follow up post-retreat to assess participant experience and as a method of recruitment for Fellowship seasons
Alternative Spring Break Programs:
Through our Spring Break Programs, we partner with university Hillel’s nationwide to offer the best of the Young Adult Fellowship, concentrated into a week.
- Forge and maintain year-round relationships with Hillel staff for purposes of collaboration and recruitment
- Work with the Young Adult Programs Associate to build the schedule, manage, and delegate logistics
- Teach 25 – 50% of sessions / classes
Fellowship Alumni Reunion:
The Fellowship Alumni Reunion is a weekend of connecting with Alumni old and new, celebrating Shabbat, singing, relaxing, eating farm-fresh food, and more! This is an opportunity for Alumni to re-live the magic of the Fellowship, and to leave feeling grounded and inspired.
- Collaboration with Public Programs department on program content, schedule, recruitment, enrollment, and logistics
- Teach 50% of sessions / classes
The Young Adult Programs Director plays an important role ideating, proposing, and designing new and innovative programming reflecting Urban Adamah’s mission, vision, and values. We are committed to continued programmatic growth and innovation, and the Young Adult Programs Director has a central role to play in this work.
The Young Adult Programs Director may be asked to support the organization in other ways as needed, including representing Urban Adamah in the greater community in a variety of ways.
Competencies and strengths that will make you a good fit for this role include those listed below. We are open to applicants with varying levels and types of experience, provided that the applicant displays the skills required to successfully execute the job described above. You might be a good fit if you…
BACKGROUND & INTERESTS:
- Strong knowledge and experience base in earth-based or other interpretive expressions of Jewish life and values, food systems / social justice, and mindfulness
- An appreciation for the natural world and for how deeper connection to it can elevate and bring greater meaning to our individual and shared lives
- A personal commitment to tikkun olam, fixing the brokenness in our world, and excitement to develop opportunities for others to share in that work
COMMUNICATION & COLLABORTATION:
- Possess strong interpersonal skills and can collaborate well with a range of colleagues and other stakeholders
- Are a people person at your core that loves connecting and building community around you; developing partnerships is your idea of a good time, and you would look forward to meeting folks who might want to host an event at the farm, or have a program idea to pitch
- Are comfortable and effective working independently and as a member of a team, in both leadership and supporting roles
MOTIVATION, ORGANIZATION & SUPERVISION:
- Are a self-starter
- Are highly organized, able to track and execute on multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, and are detail oriented
- Are comfortable maintaining multiple channels of communication (text, email, phone, Slack) and independently managing your workflow to keep projects on track
- Have experience as a supervisor, and are proficient in nurturing your supervisee’s professional growth, delegating work without losing accountability for it, and can help a supervisee prioritize and troubleshoot their workload
STRATEGY & PROBLEM-SOLVING:
- Are a ‘big picture’ thinker, enjoy developing, interrogating, and implementing new ideas and initiatives
- Enjoy problem solving, seeing it as an opportunity to connect with and support others and the organization
- Demonstrate a good balance of self-confidence and humility, can name and make the most of your strengths, and welcome feedback that will lead you to grow and develop as a professional
- Appreciate a work environment where you are supported, encouraged, and sometimes pushed to learn new things or consider doing things differently
The physical demands listed below are representative of those that must be met by an employee in this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities:
- Typing, writing, reading, hearing, and speaking
- Standing and walking for several hours, as well as sitting, squatting, crawling, climbing, and lifting up to 30 lbs
This is a full-time benefited position that includes healthcare, holidays, and paid time off. The salary range for this position is $65,000 – $72,000 per year.
General hours of employment are 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday. The Young Adult Programs Director at times will need to work on evenings and weekends and, on occasion, more than 40 hours per week to fulfill the duties of the position.
This position is supervised by the Associate Executive Director.
We deeply value the diversity of insight, perspective, and experience brought by people from diverse backgrounds. This includes Black, Indigenous, Latino, and Asian people, LGBTQ, and gender non-conforming people, and people with disabilities, Black Jews, Jews of Color, Sephardi and Mizrachi Jews. We also welcome applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds. We affirmatively seek to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity.
APPLICATION SUBMISSION INCLUDES:
Cover letter, resume, three professional references with how you know them, and responses to the following short questions. Bullet pointed lists are welcome as responses to the short questions, if preferred by the applicant. (maximum 200 words for each).
- Please share how you personally relate to Urban Adamah’s mission.
- Please share a short sample of how you would teach a cohort of 16 fellows about Shabbat in a session prior to their first weekend in the Fellowship.
We will be evaluating applications on a rolling basis, and will keep this job posting up until the role is filled. If you have any questions about applying, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
RUSA Allocations Board Seeking New Board Members
The RUSA Allocations Board is looking for bright, motivated students looking to make an impact on the Rutgers community! The Board provides many opportunities for developing leadership, fostering teamwork skills, and driving initiatives. All students and majors except for seniors are eligible. Please encourage interested students to apply here by February 26 at 12 PM. Questions? Contact us by visiting our website here or the RUSA email: rusa.allocations@gmail.
NJY Camps Summer Jobs & Interships
RUPA Director and Assistant Director
There are six directors that form the Executive Board (Exec) for RUPA. This group works together over the summer to prepare for the academic year and promote RUPA during summer orientation for incoming and transfer students. During the academic year, this board maintains the policies for the organization, manages the budget, approves all event proposals, and sets the goals of the council. Each Director is responsible for one of the six committees within RUPA. Assistant Directors (Council members) are assigned to committees and work to develop, market, and execute 50-100 events each academic year. RUPA Exec and Council meet every Monday night.
For more information click here
Enjoy Travel, Politics, and History? Join the Etgar 36 Staff this Summer!
Etgar 36 is a summer cross-country journey for high school teens. We meet, discuss and debate with all sides of political issues to develop the participant’s voice and power, and empower and inspire them to get involved to create change!
As a staff member you will be able to work with and teach teens, help develop the future leadership of America, travel across the country, and hear from influential and prestigious speakers.
Amir Farm Manager
The Amir Farming Fellowship is a 3-month summer experience for young adults who want to cultivate change through farm based experiential education. Some of the most pressing issues facing the world are linked to agriculture and the food system, and it is increasingly clear young folks will be the ones to spark change. Our current camps are in WI, MD, NJ, WV, WI, NY, CT, MS, ID, and NC with more to be added in the next few weeks.
If selected to be an Amir Farm Manager, we will train you, place you at one of our partner summer camps, and provide you ongoing support so you can teach hundreds of children concepts of social and environmental justice. Each year, we update our curriculum of interactive programs for Farmers to run with campers of all ages. Covering a range of topics including animal welfare, food systems, and environmental sustainability, our Farmers have all the tools they need to lead fun and meaningful activities. Gardening by day and interacting with campers and fellow counselors by night, Farmers immerse themselves into these unique communities and create lasting relationships with campers and staff.
The Amir Training Seminar brings together all of our Farmers for a week of learning, growing, and thought-provoking conversation. Farm Managers will also participate in the Senior Staff Training in the lead-up to the Training Seminar. This is an opportunity to develop leadership skills, people management skills, and participate in crafting the Training Seminar into a meaningful learning experience for the Amir Staff. We run through the step-by-step process of how to build a summer camp garden, run Amir activities, and help Farmers develop their skills as experiential educators. Whether you are a novice gardener or an expert, everyone will learn something new! Nervous that you’ll forget everything you learned? Don’t worry, we have Mentors who are exceptional Amir alumni who communicate weekly with Farmers to make sure that they have all of the tools, crops, and support needed to run a successful program. They are there to help you troubleshoot any issues that might arise; our Mentors are there every step of the way!
- Participate in two Visioning Sessions with Amir’s Program Director and camp leadership in March / April ● Leveraging lessons learned at the Senior Staff Training, take a leadership role in building the Amir community with Farmers at the Training Seminar
- Work with the Program Director and your Mentor to create a crop plan and arrange animals ● Manage the Farm’s budget and weekly oversight meetings with Amir staff
- Facilitate weekly Farm staff meetings to set programming and garden-based goals, as well as daily schedules for program, garden, and animal husbandry tasks
- Assist Farmers in developing their skills and confidence as garden educators
- Lead garden-based activities and educational programs for campers of all ages
- Farm data collection, daily garden maintenance and care, and acting as an enthusiastic and active leader in the camp community
- Commensurate with experience ($2,500 – $3,500) + transportation, room, and board
- Senior Staff Training & Training Seminar: June 2-8
- Camp: mid-June to mid-August (slightly varies depending on camp)
Please apply online at www.amirproject.org/application. Deadline for applications is rolling until April. Amir values
diversity in all aspects and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other basis of discrimination.
For more information about the position, please contact Brenden Jackson: email@example.com.
Amir Farmers are a diverse group of passionate leaders who work to cultivate today’s youth to change tomorrow. Serving as garden-educators during the summer, they are at the center of the Amir program, building productive gardens and farms with campers, and using the garden space to inspire and teach about Jewish connections to the land as well as issues of environmental and social justice. Our current camps are in WI, MD, NJ, WV, WI, CT, and NC with more to be added in the next few weeks.
Amir is seeking applicants that will be directly responsible for implementing its program at one of the organization’s partner camps. Amir Farmers will be trained and build bonds with staff working at these camps across the US and Canada at the annual training seminar in late May. At this training, Farmers will learn all aspects of building a community garden, as well as how to use Amir’s Garden Manual & Curriculum to run programming for campers of all ages. Throughout the summer, Amir Farmers will be full staff members at their camp in addition to their garden responsibilities.
- Cultivate gardens with participating campers
- Lead garden-based activities and educational programs for campers of all ages
- Daily garden maintenance and care
- Participate in weekly oversight meetings with Amir Mentors
- Participate in daily animal husbandry and care (if applicable to your camp)
- Act as an enthusiastic and active member of the camp community
- Help campers explore Jewish inspired connections between land and food
- Strong management and leadership skills
- Mentoring and education experience
- Passionate about food justice and environmental stewardship
- Not afraid to get their hands dirty!
- Camp salary is competitive and consummate with experience
- Transportation, room & board included
- Amir Training Seminar: May 26 – June 2 Camp: mid-June to mid-August, varies slightly by camp
Deadline for applications is rolling until April. Amir values diversity in all aspects and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other basis of discrimination.
Apply at www.amirproject.org/application
For more information about the position, please contact Executive Director Brenden Jackson: firstname.lastname@example.org.