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Program Director (Part-Time) Job Description

 

Berkeley-Oakland Midrasha is a program which engages 7th-12th grade Jewish teens in the East Bay through educational, social, and spiritual programming in order to strengthen their ties with their heritage and their community. We are seeking a part-time program director to plan and execute several Jewish experiential education programs for youth—three weekend retreats, one overnight shabbaton, and an ongoing teen leadership track program, as well as to participate in managing our weekly Ikar Sundays. The Program Director will work closely with the Executive Director to produce successful, meaningful programs in keeping with Midrasha’s mission of providing high-quality, pluralistic Jewish education.

 

This position is part-time at 40% time from September to May, exact weekly hours varying and set in conjunction with the Executive Director. See below for details.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Retreats Programs

  • Plan and successfully run 3 Friday-Sunday retreats for 40-60 Jewish 8th-12th graders.

  • Design and execute a new Friday-Saturday Shabbaton offering for 20-30 7th-8th grade students and 10th-12th grade teen leaders.

  • Hire, supervise, and train staff for Midrasha retreats, including planning and facilitating pre- and post-retreat staff meetings.

  • Plan and create engaging educational, ritual, and social programming for retreats. This includes creating schedules, writing programs with staff, and organizing and overseeing the logistics for all retreats.

  • Communicate and coordinate with vendors (camp, bus, etc.)

  • Coordinate with directors from both Midrasha campuses on retreat matters and shared programming.

  • Purchase and store retreat supplies in alignment with retreats program budget.

  • Maintain registration and medical forms for students.

  • Collect and manage event RSVPs and engage in recruitment of teens to attend retreats and other programs.

  • Do follow-through for behavior issues on retreats, including meetings with parents and rabbis if necessary.

 

Teen Leadership Program

  • Assist in recruiting a group of 5-10 10th-12th graders for a pilot leadership program.

  • Design and run 8 Sunday leadership program sessions with program participants focusing on the development of Jewish leadership skills and empowering teens to lead within and beyond the Midrasha community.

  • Supervise the implementation of 2-3 student-led events and programs during the year.

  • Mentor and inspire budding Jewish youth leaders.

 

 Weekly Programming

  • Assist in the supervision and management of the weekly Midrasha program, Sundays 3:30-6:00pm

  • Support recruitment and enrollment of teens in the fall and throughout the year, as needed.

 

General

  • Adapt programming to meet current social distancing requirements, possibly including moving programming online and altering in-person program design.

  • Other duties as needed under supervision of the Executive Director.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree, required

  • 5+ years experience in Jewish education and curriculum design, preferably working with teens

  • Knowledge and comfort with creating pluralistic Jewish programming

  • Knowledge of relevant mandated reporter and safety protocols

  • Highly professional and responsive even when working remotely

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Prior experience supervising or leading adult staff

  • Prior experience mentoring teens and/or young adults

  • Degree or credential in education, Jewish studies, or other relevant field

Supervision

Reports to Executive Director

 

Time Commitment

This is a part-time salaried position at .4FTE from September 1, 2020 through May 30, 2021. May be able to start earlier depending on availability and hiring timeline. This role requires Sundays, some evenings, and several overnight weekends. Average weekly hours is 16. Actual hours worked each week will vary dependending on requirements of programming, with peaks leading up to retreat dates.

 

Compensation

Commensurate with experience. $14,000-$18,000 (spread across the 9 months worked), depending on education and experience.

 

TO APPLY:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to mark@midrasha.org expressing your interest and qualifications. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To be considered please submit no later than August 12.

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