POSITION TITLE: BBYO Program Coordinator/Teen Camps Director
HOURS: Full Time
Overview: BBYO is the leading pluralistic, Jewish teen movement and has been providing exceptional leadership programs and identity enrichment experiences for more than 90 years. We offer year-round activities for 83,000 teens across 600 local communities across 34 countries and inspiring worldwide travel experiences enabling teens to explore areas of leadership, service, civic engagement, Israel education and Jewish values.
Atlanta Council BBYO is an 89 year old program and an integral part of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta’s Teen Department. There are over 950 high school BBYO members in Atlanta’s expanding Jewish community, requiring additional support to help develop the BBYO program across the Atlanta Metro area.
Position Summary: The BBYO Program Coordinator is responsible for growing the BBYO movement in Atlanta by developing creative and meaningful programming for teens through community-wide engagement events, established AZA (boys) and BBG (girls) chapters, and collaboratively with partner agencies. The ultimate goals are to elevate the BBYO experience locally, enhance program content, and inspire more Jewish teens to take part in Jewish life – focusing primarily on males in grades 8-12. This position is part of a strategic cohort of communities (Boys’ Engagement Initiative) that is focused on engaging more male Jewish teens in Jewish life as part of a communal response to high disengagement following Bar Mitzvah. Clear metrics provide clarity for a path to success for this professional. This person will direct the MJCCA Teen Camps from mid-May through mid-August.
Responsibilities & Duties:
The ideal candidate will take an entrepreneurial approach to creating Jewish activities that resonate with teens today, encouraging them to experience Judaism on their terms, and providing them the tools, resources and guidance to program in a way that adds value, meaning and identity to their lives. Candidates must demonstrate a dynamic personality, and feel comfortable and confident engaging and interacting with both the teen and adult communities. The ability to build compelling experiences for teenage males is a must. Experience in working with teens is preferred, as well as strong written/oral communication skills and a comfort level with technology/new systems. A college degree is required. Candidates should be able to adapt to a flexible schedule, due to work on some nights and weekends. Access to a car on a regular basis is needed, as travel around the area on a regular basis is required.