Summer DirectorAt Teen JUST-US Boston

Posted Jan 20, 2023 Job Length Summer


Teen JUST-US Boston Summer Director 2023
Full Time Summer Position (10 weeks, June – mid-August)
Teen JUST-US Boston seeks to foster strong commitment to social justice/tikkun olam (repairing the world) by engaging teens at a pivotal point in their lives. We welcome young people with a range of connections to the Jewish community (from highly active to limited/no activity) and provide them with a life-changing summer experience. Teens will have the opportunity be agents for change through a Jewish lens on social justice, connecting them to Judaism and Jewish peers.


15-20 rising high school juniors and seniors will participate in a six-week/five day per week summer program that is non-residential, providing an immersive social justice experience.

Interns will work three days per week with local organizations on pre-planned social justice project(s) and may also work with the organizations’ clients. In addition, the participants will join together twice weekly for leadership development and hands-on service projects. They will also participate in activities to build connection and welcome Shabbat together.
Teen JUST-US Boston will build the next generation of Jewish leaders committed social service/social justice.
Through this experience, teens will:
– Establish a long-term commitment to social justice/tikkun olam
– Explore and deepen Jewish Identity
– Develop leadership skills
– Foster independence and confidence
– Contribute to host agencies’ mission




The Director will:
- Support Youth
- Ensure the safety, engagement, and development of all participants
- Build a cohesive group while respecting and encouraging broad perspectives, empowering/ educating participants and helping them develop their voice
- Encourage teens to explore social service/social justice, Jewish values, Jewish identity, and issues of interest to teens
- Supervise weekly field trips to organizations where the group will participate in social service projects/programs
- Provide guidance and support to teens, as needed
- Engage with Partner Sites
- Conduct site visits to our internship partners, meeting with internship supervisors/mentors and interns
- Provide guidance to internship site partners, as needed
- Ensure that mid-summer and final evaluations are completed; review evaluations with interns (and internship sites as needed)
- Lead/Support Learning
- Facilitate cohort learning (social justice through a Jewish lens, youth leadership development) on Wednesdays and Fridays
- Coordinate/co-lead Kabbalat Shabbat Services
- Provide advice, guidance, and feedback on curriculum content, guest speakers, and field trips
- Supervisory/Administrative Support
- Supervise the Program Coordinator (program alum) including guidance on social media and logistics tasks
- Supervise field trips
- Coordinate guest speakers/programs
- Support and provide feedback to the Executive Director on internship sites and intern experiences
- Knowledge of and experience with youth development; demonstrated ability to connect with teens and become a trusted mentor
- Experience leading Jewish teen programming/informal Jewish education
- Experience with social justice/social service programming
- Strong facilitation skills
- Team player; ability to work with young people, parents/caregivers, and community partners
- Strong organizational and follow-through skills
- BS/BA required; graduate work in Jewish education a plus

How to Apply

If interested, please contact:
Amy Tananbaum
Teen JUST-US Boston

Contact Information

Camp Name

Teen JUST-US Boston

Job Title

Summer Director

Camp Address

21 Goden Street, Belmont, Ma 02478, BELMONT, MA, 02478, United States