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Miami March of the Living Program Manager

The Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE-Miami), the educational arm of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, is seeking a dynamic and organized March of the Living Program Manager. Miami’s Leo Martin March of the Living (LMMOL) Program Manager will organize and lead the annual March of the Living program.

Miami’s March of the Living is a six-month identity building educational opportunity for high-school seniors that culminates in a two-week immersive trip to Poland and Israel for approximately 130-180 teens (three-four buses). The impactful experience gives students a deep understanding of two pivotal Jewish historical events: the Holocaust and the creation of the State of Israel. Through this program, students learn their own history, connect to their Jewish identity, explore what Israel and Judaism mean to them, bond with Survivors and second Gens, while meeting new friends from across Miami-Dade.

The Program Manager should be an organized, self-starter, eager to make a difference in the lives of Jewish teens. We are looking for a thoughtful and strategic leader, committed to pluralism, knowledgeable in Judaics, and excited to work in a community educational organization. The Program Manager will provide structure and support for this legacy program, and incubate new ideas that inspire one of CAJE’s signature initiatives, the March of the Living.

CAJE-Miami has a budget of over $3M with 15 employees that serve our 6 markets/departments: Adult Learning, The Miami Jewish Film Festival, Teen Education and Engagement, Jewish Schools and Education Services, Congregational Education and Early Childhood Education. The LMMOL Program Manager will be an integral part of the teen department, reporting to the Teen Director.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

LOGISTICS

• Manage and Coordinate all travel logistics

• Develop and implement a powerful Poland and Israel itinerary in conjunction with supervisor and lay leadership

• Oversee recruitment, application process, teen selection, scholarship assessment and distribution, staffing, fee collection, budget oversight, post-trip meetings, and communications

• Manage all medical information, travel documentation, hotel, flight details and deviations

• Work closely with the International March of the Living Organization, trip providers for both Poland and Israel, and local travel agents

• Manage Journal and/or App production, and preparation of Swag (hats, shirts, pins, etc.).

• Prepare and organize all necessary materials that will be traveling with the group to Poland and Israel, such as supply bags, medical resources, education materials, gifts for guides, etc.

COMMUNICATION

• Share program calendar with community organizations to ensure there are no major scheduling conflicts

• Build relationships with schools to promote the program

• Coordinate with schools for student absences for attending the program

• Provide Student Orientations, Parent Orientation, and a Departure Ceremony

• Communicate effectively with current students and parents

• Collect and compose regular updates and insights through marketing/PR/Facebook/Instagram/Constant Contact etc.

• Connect to Alumni in college and post-college, begin to chart their experiences and how they are involved in the Jewish community

• Write 3-4 marketing pieces to highlight the program in CAJE’s Shabbat Shalom Weekly Update

• Work in tandem with lay leadership to develop key strategies and policies for the organization

• Work with LMMOL Committee Chair and Supervisor to plan and implement committee meetings 2-4 times per year

• Fulfill endowment responsibilities from funders of the March of the Living

• Work with supervisor and lay leadership to implement strategic plan priorities and strategies

EDUCATION

• Collaborate with supervisor on educational process, calendar, and content

• Oversee the implementation of the educational content, using 21st century educational modalities and current trends in teen education and engagement.

Program includes:

o 5-6, three-four hour sessions on Sundays;

o One full day retreat or a Shabbaton;

o Two-week immersive experience in Poland and Israel

o post-trip gathering and communication

• Organize all session materials including room preparation, nametags, snack, attendance sheets, educational materials, survey, etc.

• Build and train a cohesive, diverse, and knowledgeable staff for all roles

• Create homework assignments based off content from the session and manage student responses

• Work with educators to build and implement “value-added” educational programs for Poland and Israel

• Assist in the design, implementation, and evaluation of surveys for pre-sessions and post trip

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

• Minimum of five years of work experience and BA required

• Knowledge of the Holocaust, Israel, Jewish life, and Jewish customs

• Work experience in a Jewish communal setting

• Strong oral, written, interpersonal, and motivational skills

• Excellent organizational skills, ability to delegate

• Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

WHO YOU ARE

• A multitasker who meets and follows deadlines efficiently

• Able to engage, motivate, empower, and lead teens

• Listens with an open ear to teens and parents

• Builds and develops staff in a team environment

• Preferably has experience on the March of Living as an adult

WHAT WE OFFER

• A supportive, encouraging environment with a great team of colleagues

• Excellent benefits: 22 days paid vacation per year, medical, vision, dental, life insurance, pension, long term disability; professional dues, yearly conference, paid professional development opportunities

• Work schedule: Some flexibility in office hours, leave early for Shabbat, closed all Jewish holidays. This position requires work on the weekends and evenings.

Anticipated start date of July/August 2019. This job is based at our offices located at 4200 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33137.

HOW TO APPLY

Send cover letter and resume to: JewishTeenMiami@gmail.com

Subject line: Application for LMMOL Program Manager

The Mission of the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education is to promote quality Jewish learning and identity-building opportunities throughout Miami; strengthen the capacity of Jewish organizations to deliver engaging and enriching educational programs; and serve as a catalyst for connecting Jews of all ages to their rich heritage.

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