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IsraelNow Program Coordinator

The Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE-Miami), the educational arm of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, is seeking a team player to collaborate with our talented Teen Department. You will be working in a healthy, supportive office environment (in person and/or remote) and engaging in interesting, inspiring work that seeks to improve our world and enhance the lives of teens.

This candidate will be responsible for collaborating with IsraelNow – a trip to Israel that takes Jewish eighth-graders on an educational and transformative journey. You will craft, implement and review the program and vision for IsraelNow eighth grade Israel experiences in the Miami- Dade community. You will serve as a liaison with Jewish communal professionals, community stakeholders, CAJE, and the Federation for trip logistics and pre/post programming.

Are you a motivated individual who is detail-oriented, creative, proactive, and organized? Do you enjoy stepping in and assisting with ongoing projects and programs? Can you stay flexible as the work changes and evolves? This is a good position for someone beginning his/her career in the non-profit world and is interested in gaining an understanding of the field through hands-on, diverse activities.

Who We Are

CAJE-Miami is the educational leadership agency of the Greater Miami Jewish Community with a budget of over $3M with 17 employees who serve our 6 markets/departments: Adult Learning, The Miami Jewish Film Festival, Teen Education and Engagement, Jewish Day (Parochial) Schools, Congregational Education, and Early Childhood Education.

Duties and Responsibilities (included but not limited to):

What you will be doing (principal duties/responsibilities/tasks of the role, typical day):

  • Act as the primary recruiter for IsraelNow’s local 8th grade Israel experience, work on program and support for pre and post-trip events, staff IsraelNow trips at the discretion of supervisor, assist in development of local curricula for trip and partners, assist with and participate in program evaluations and track and work with local IsraelNow alumni on post-trip follow-up.

  • Attend all IsraelNow national team meetings, local interviews, and orientations, national staff training, etc.

  • Assist with local staff recruitment and training

  • Engage local synagogue and organizational partners for participation and pre/post activity

  • Other tasks as directed by local supervisor

Communication

  • Keep parents, teens, and staff up to date regarding meetings, payments, forms, etc.
  • Comfortability in speaking to parents on the phone regarding the program, payments, and information

  • Create and disseminate public communications for the IsraelNow program, including marketing materials, flyers, postcards, posters, letterhead, banners, and coordination with printing companies

  • Prepare and organize communication systems ensuring the content, schedule, and information are accurate and up-to-date for the IsraelNow program

  • Assist staff, participants, and parents in gaining access to the communication system before departure

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

What you need to succeed (qualifications/required skills needed):

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. Candidates enrolled in evening/weekend programs in pursuit of a Bachelors or Masters will be considered.

  • Israel travel experience, preferably including group travel

  • Knowledge of, passion for, and authentic personal connection to relevant issues of Jewish communal life, familiarity with Jewish calendar and lifecycle, passion for Israel, and working with teens

  • A dynamic and outgoing personality with the ability to develop relationships with a variety of age groups

  • Self-motivated forward thinker, entrepreneurial spirit

  • Interpersonal: Strong interpersonal skills, excellent people/customer service skills to communicate with parents, teens, volunteers, donors, and staff, in person, virtually, and by telephone. Public speaking skills. Ability to use sound judgment, discretion, and maintain confidentiality when dealing with families, volunteers and community professionals.

  • Computer Proficiency: Competency in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). Familiar and/or open to using online systems such as: Google Suit, Asana, Airtable, Canva, JotForms, Formstack, Salesforce, CampMinder, Donor Perfect, SquareSpace, Facebook, Instagram etc.

  • Planning/Organizing: Ability to plan and prioritize work activities and use time efficiently. Requires excellent organization of own work. Continual attention to detail in composing, typing, and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.

  • Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment, can manage multiple projects, and can deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.

  • Dependability: On time, listens well, follows instructions, responds to management direction, and solicits feedback to improve performance.

  • Written and oral communication: Command of the English language, including written and oral communication skills; professional email and telephone manner. Bilingual in either Spanish or Hebrew is a plus.

  • Availability: The job requires some weekday evenings and 3-4 Sundays (roughly 12PM – 5PM). Knowledge and understanding of Jewish culture are a plus.

What We Offer

  • Competitive Salary, up to $50,000 (commensurate with experience)

  • Comprehensive benefits package (Health, Vision, Dental, Life, Disability, and Pension plan) and unpaid family leave

  • 22 Vacation Days per year

  • 12 Sick Days per year

  • Early close on Fridays for Shabbat

  • Closed for Secular and Jewish holidays

  • A positive, family-oriented, and friendly working environment with exposure to great learning opportunities and a chance to meet and work with excellent professionals in the field of Jewish Education

How to Apply

  • Please submit a resume and cover letter highlighting your qualifications to jewishteenmiami@gmail.com.

  • In your cover letter, include an answer to the following prompt: Please explain a time that you worked on an innovative project, gathered a team, and/or created content that helped address a targeted goal.

  • The Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education is an equal opportunity employer.

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