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Diller Coordinator, 4Front

JOB TITLE: Diller Coordinator, 4Front
REPORTS TO: 4Front Assistant Director
STATUS: Full Time

Inspired by the work we do every day, the JCC is an organization centered by Jewish values and focused on creating meaningful experiences and opportunities to enrich, connect, and positively impact our community.

We pride ourselves on our inclusive and welcoming workplace and celebrate the diversity of our employees. 

We value all members of our team in a supportive environment in which everyone is treated with appreciation and respect and positioned to do their best work every day.

Looking for a job that gives you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Jewish teens and prioritize your own professional growth and development as a Jewish educator? The Diller Teen Fellows coordinator is a unique position that develops creative, outside-the-box educators and empowers them to lead and grow our next generation of changemakers through a dynamic fellowship that’s part of a global network.

4Front is the Baltimore Jewish community’s comprehensive teen initiative, managed by the JCC of Greater Baltimore. Based on four pillars, advocate, innovate, educate, and collaborate, 4Front serves as a gathering place and open channel for Baltimore’s Jewish teens and the adults who care about them. Here, teens are encouraged to explore their Judaism in ways that are meaningful to them. Our organizational culture values innovation, creativity, and risk taking. We're looking for someone who can create transformative experiences for teens.

DILLER ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW:

Diller Teen Fellows is one of 4Front’s signature teen programs. The fellowship is an immersive experiential education program for 11th graders designed to inspire and promote Jewish engagement and leadership among Jewish youth. Diller Teen Fellows has 32 communities across North and South America, South Africa, Australia, Europe, and Israel.

SUMMARY:

The Diller Coordinator serves as the primary facilitator, educator, mentor, and guide to the 20 teens in each Diller cohort as they participate in a year of Jewish and general identity exploration, reflection on their leadership gifts and growth areas, their relationship to Jewish community and Israel, and their feelings for and engagement in tikkun olam. This professional will plan and implement engaging and impactful teen programs from start to finish, including Sunday workshops, immersive retreats, and our seminars in Baltimore and Israel. The Coordinator’s primary role is to help each teen explore their relationship to Jewish life and community, as well as deepening their connection to leadership. Coordinators also focus significant energy and time helping teens recognize and make the most of their inherent gifts and embrace their areas for growth.

This position includes tremendous opportunity for professional development through multiple growth-oriented opportunities throughout the year, including both national and international conferences annually. The Diller Coordinator engages in Diller International’s immersive professional development seminars three times per year along with other Coordinators from across the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Australia, South America, Europe and Israel. This is in preparation for managing and leading seminars with the teen fellows, including our 3-week trip to Israel in the summer.

The Diller Coordinator is also an active member of the innovative 4Front team and is encouraged to think creatively about implementing a vision for more engaged Jewish teens throughout Jewish Baltimore. The Diller Teen Coordinator will spend 80% of their time on the Diller Fellowship and the other 20% of their time on other 4Front responsibilities.

COVID VACCINATION POLICY:

All active full-time, part-time, and temporary staff are required to provide proof of full vaccination (COVID-19) as a condition of employment as of November 15, 2021.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Diller Coordinator responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Guide, educate, coach, and mentor 20 program participants and 2 Junior Counselors to make the most of their experience.
  • Develop and lead scheduled workshops and retreats throughout the year, based on Diller provided content, adapted to meet the unique needs of the local program participants.
  • Plan and manage all logistics related to workshops, retreats, travel planning, etc.
  • Responsible for the health and safety of teen participants and staff during workshops, weekend retreats, and the Israel trip in conjunction with Diller and 4Front Leadership.
  • Manage the marketing, recruitment, interviewing, and selection of 20 participants and 2 Junior Counselors each year.
  • Collaborate with the Israeli Coordinator to ensure both groups are working in parallel and partnership.
  • Participate in national and international professional development through Diller International, as well as 4Front and JCC agency wide trainings, staff meetings, and special events.
  • Work with parents to help them understand and contribute to their teens’ experience.
  • Manage program budget.
  • Be an active member of the 4Front team, 20% of position portfolio to manage an additional 4Front teen program.
  • 4Front Program responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Plan and implement an engaging, short-term teen program focused on advocacy through a Jewish lens, evolve curriculum, coordinate program logistics, maintain and manage budget, and conduct program recruitment.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA in Education, Psychology, Social Work, Jewish Studies, or related field.
  • Proven success developing personal connections with young people.
  • 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.
  • Familiarity with Jewish concepts and values, calendar, and practices.
  • Strong facilitation, organization, and written/oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to collaborate in an international partnership.
  • Works well in a team environment.
  • Availability to travel to Israel for 3 weeks during the summer as well as additional travel during the year to a variety of conferences and trainings.
  • Because 4Front revolves around teens, our hours often reflect their schedules. This job requires the ability to work evenings and weekends.

PHYSICAL SKILLS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to spend time sitting and using a computer, laptop or phone. The employee may also be required to frequently be on their feet for periods of time.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

The work environment may be fast paced and requires high energy and interaction with others. The workspace may be noisy, at times.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Salary Range: $50,000- $55,000

Benefit & Perks: The JCC offers a comprehensive benefits package including generous time off, paid holidays, health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) employer match, FSA/HSA options, life insurance, long term disability, complimentary membership to the Jewish Community Center, discounts on programs including preschool and summer camp, and wellbeing programming.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and incumbent will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by supervisor or other management, as required. The JCC reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the needs arise. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with our Jewish values, we are dedicated to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, citizenship, veteran's status, physical or mental disability that does not prohibit the performance of essential job functions (with or without reasonable accommodation) or any other basis protected by federal, or applicable, state or local law. We welcome everyone interested in our mission to join us. If you require accommodations, please contact us and we will make every effort to meet your needs.

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