Summer Posted January 12, 2024

CLTC Lead Jewish Educator – Summer 2024



Organization Summary: BBYO is the leading pluralistic, Jewish teen movement and has been providing exceptional leadership programs and identity enrichment experiences for 95 years. We offer year-round activities in hundreds of local communities and inspiring worldwide travel experiences enabling teens to explore areas of leadership, service, civic engagement, Israel education and Jewish values. Learn more about BBYO’s summer and Travel programs at: http://bbyo.org/teens/experiences/summer.

Chapter Leadership Training Conference (CLTC) is a 13-day program designed to develop and strengthen the leadership skills of BBYO chapter leaders. At CLTC, teens from across North America will form mock chapters and learn specific skills that help them lead their chapter at home. CLTC builds on a curriculum based on teens focusing on leadership development, program planning, and hands-on experience. CLTC is expected to reach 500 teens across 4 sessions throughout the summer.

Dates and Availability: * Preference will go to candidates available for consecutive program availability *

CLTC [Multiple sessions welcome]
Location: Poyntelle, PA
Work Commitment: CLTC Sessions 3 + 4
July 10 – August 13, 2024

Compensation is on a scale and is based on previous experience and educational background: $4,000-5,500

Lead Jewish Educator is responsible for facilitating a series of 3 Jewish Enrichment sessions over the course of CLTC. Each educator will be responsible for preparing material on a topic area, with the support of other staff. They will support teens on Shabbat and daily tefillah planning and facilitation, provide insight and content for evening and special programs, and help to create a pluralistic learning culture at camp. This role requires an individual who has strong Judaic knowledge and background, as well as experience teaching Jewish content. Candidates will be proficient in Jewish prayer, values, holidays, and rituals. They will also have experience in leading teams, coaching, and mentoring. They will be capable teachers and motivators; experienced in working with teens; and are positive Jewish role models that are inspired by building and being a part of powerful pluralistic communities.

Key Position Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

Serve on the camp senior leadership team
Lead the Jewish Enrichment team which includes the song leader/educator, and the Jewish Enrichment and/or song leading specialty madrichim
Guiding teens to lead and participate in daily prayer experiences in creative and innovative ways
Working with the song leader and staff team to ensure thoughtful and inspiring Shabbat experiences; coach teens in leading their own Shabbat experiences
Serving as a resource and providing guidance for teens in their preparation for Shabbat services and rituals, programs, and activities
Working with leadership staff and madrichim to integrate Jewish Enrichment moments into overall programming
Working with teens who wish to become a B’nei Mitzvah during the second Shabbat at CLTC, including and not limited to outreach to families, support of teen preparations, and partnership with staff to create meaningful, memorable moments
Representing and teaching BBYO culture, Jewish values and leadership, Judaic programming, Jewish identity
Inspiring teens to embrace their Jewish journey
Promoting and exemplifying BBYO’s pluralistic commitment
Helping with evening programs as needed
Working with song leaders to ensure a thoughtful and inspiring spiritual atmosphere
Engage in thoughtful conversations around Jewish practice, Jewish law, Israel, and the Jewish community
Overall Expectations for all CLTC staff:

Making sure program participants are on-time to all meals, classes, and events
Work at canteen, chofesh duty, and bedtime checks as needed
Attending and helping to facilitate assigned activities as needed
Staying attentive to health issues and the overall well-being of participants
“Being there” for participants to answer questions and provide support
Working as part of the overall staff team
Creating a community and a positive, enjoyable experience for participants
Helping in the office, audio/visual and airport duty as needed

CLTC Lead Jewish Educator will be required to participate in curriculum trainings with BBYO Senior Director of Jewish Enrichment.
Educators will be compensated $250 for completing pre-work and attending required meetings
Position is not an agent, partner, or employee of BBYO. Position is an independent contract role.

To apply for this position, please visit www.bbyo.org/careers.




Qualifications Required: A Bachelor’s Degree or higher, 3-5 years of work experience, strong Judaic knowledge and background as well as experience teaching Jewish content, proficient in some variation of Jewish prayer, values, holidays, or rituals and experience with youth or teens preferred

How to Apply


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