Over the past decade, BBYO has created what is described as “an unprecedented platform to reach the Jewish teen audience who are the most at-risk of turning away from Jewish life”. Today we have 20,000 North American members and 7,000 international teens. We are in a unique position to influence the key people (professionals, volunteers, and teen leaders) who are most responsible for delivering Jewish experiences to BBYO’s broad audience.

As the Associate Vice President of Jewish Enrichment, you will be responsible for creating the strategy and providing leadership for a multi-million-dollar initiative that delivers meaningful Jewish experiences through BBYO’s key touch points – regional conventions, summer experiences and International Convention. Through your leadership, you will be:

  • Setting overall vision and strategy for Jewish learning in BBYO;
  • Supervising at least four full-time professionals while establishing a diverse and creative network of Jewish “talent” throughout the world; and,
  • Managing a relationship with a major philanthropic partner and an annual budget of one million dollars.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Create experiential Jewish education experiences that add value to our teens’ experience across chapter meetings, weekend conventions, movement-wide initiatives, International Convention/Jewish Enrichment Institute (IC/JEI) and summer leadership experiences
  • Lead the recruitment, onboarding, training, and supervision of adjunct Jewish faculty
  • Partner with educational entities in Israel to create an immersive seminar for advanced learning about Judaism and Israel
  • Part of BBYO Management Team setting overall strategy and direction for the organization
  • Work with teen leaders to determine educational interests and needs for various BBYO experiences
  • Coordinate delivery of educational experiences across internal resources including BBYO professionals, advisors, digital and content creation
  • Advance BBYO’s approach to Jewish education by participating in conferences and other public events; publish articles and thought-pieces of educational interest in the Jewish and secular press
  • Responsible for managing a relationship with philanthropic partners including budgets, reports, and quarterly Steering Committee meetings
  • Lead the recruitment, onboarding, training, and supervision of adjunct Jewish faculty
  • Lead recruitment, training, and placement of supplementary Jewish educators
  • Supervise program administrator and manage all coordination of contracts for educators
  • Oversight of both pre-school year (August) and summer (April/ May) educator convening

Role Requirements

  • Commitment to BBYO’s mission and core values
  • Previous experience with experiential education, preferably with a focus on teens (10+ years preferred)
  • Rabbinic ordination and/or Master’s degree (minimum) in relevant field
  • Ability to commit to frequent travel (approximately 2-4 times a month), including multi-day commitments to BBYO’s International Convention, Staff Conference, and summer programs
  • Willingness to work non-traditional hours including evenings and weekends and summers
  • Supervision experience
Work Remotely: yes

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working with and leading teens and/or young adults
  • Strong knowledge of and ability to present Jewish content in a fun, meaningful way that speaks to issues and realities of today’s teens and BBYO’s Educational Framework
  • Creative thinking, track record of innovation and willingness to take strategic risks – intellectual curiosity and open-mindedness
  • Effective writing and communication skills
  • Experience working with philanthropists/Foundations
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, constantly-changing environment with patience, open-mindedness, humor and focus
  • Ability to work effectively and build synergistic relationships with a broad spectrum of professional colleagues, volunteers, program partners, and participants from across multiple different communities and Judaic backgrounds; approachability
  • Comfort working behind-the-scenes to make others successful
  • Team-player
  • Familiarity with social/digital tools and strategies as well as collaboration tools for distance education and program development
  • Familiarity with AZA/BBG (preferred but not required)

What Else:

In addition to excellent health care and retirement benefits, we offer generous vacation time and sick time plus 9 paid secular holidays, four floating holidays and paid time off to volunteer. We also provide paid time off for the Jewish holidays. We provide excellent opportunities for professional development. We have a flexible work environment, we promote work life blend and we provide generous family leave.

The position is full-time and has the flexibility to be based in any major U.S. metro area.

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