Teen Program CoordinatorAt Eden Village West

Posted Feb 3, 2021 Job Length Year Round

Description

Eden Village West is introducing a new programmatic focus for our teen session (Keter) this summer– Shomrei Tzedek, Guardians of Justice, will offer rising 9th-11th grade campers an opportunity to explore relevant social issues through the lens of Eden’s values. Through hands-on service, engaging programming & discussion, and the opportunity to design a project to make social impact when they return to their home communities, participants in Shomrei Tzedek will be given the tools to be effective change makers and upstanding members of society.

The Teen Program Coordinator will play a major role in building, managing, and implementing this new program. In addition to supervising & supporting bunk life and programming during the summer, the Teen Program Coordinator will be intimately involved in the development of the Shomrei Tzedek curriculum and programming leading up to the summer. The Teen Program Coordinator will also provide mentorship and continued learning to 10 Shomrei Tzedek camper participants who want to continue their journey with Eden throughout the 2021-2022 school year. They will spend a part of their summer developing their project idea, and work towards implementation during the school year.

During the summer, this leadership position works with both counselors and camp leadership to run the teen program and ensure an excellent staff and camper experience at Eden Village West. This role will report to the Assistant Director throughout the spring of 2021 and the 2021-2022 school year as the program develops.

The launch of Shomrei Tzedek is made possible by the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Initiative, with support provided by the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, Jim Joseph Foundation, and additional local funders. We are grateful for their partnership in making the magic of Eden come to life!

Responsibilities Include:

Spring 2021 (~8 hours/week)-
Assist with recruitment for program in Jewish teen spaces
Curriculum development- map out arc of 3 week session, including hands-on service learning opportunities, programmatic deep dives into various issues, and frameworks for social impact projects
Connect and consult with EVW teens in an ongoing way as program develops on justice topics and program structure
Attend San Francisco Federation’s Tzedek Cohort gatherings (10 2-hour sessions from Spring 2021-Fall 2022)
Interview staff to assist with program implementation on site during the summer

Summer 2021 (on site at camp)-

Supervise, support, and evaluate counselors in Keter tribe
Lead weekly tribe unit meetings
Sit with bunks in their tribe at breakfast and lunch
Plan “tribe night” evening program & programming for Shomrei Tzedek
Support counselors by procuring evening program supplies for bunk nights
Attend at least one overnight per session
Provide assistance and coverage during key times during the day. Sometimes this will be scheduled, other times will be as needed.
Support the Camper Care Coordinator in doing camper care follow up
Call parents to give routine updates and non-camper care issues
Support staff training by…
Helping with arrival and welcome logistics for all staff
Organizing and moving program supplies
Preparing staff training materials
Leading / co-leading some staff training sessions
Tribe Leaders will be core members of the “Camp Driver Team”
This position is formally supervised by the Counselor Director, and is also advised by the Camper Care Coordinator and Assistant Director

Fall 2021-Spring 2022 (~8 hours/ week)-

Curate and facilitate ongoing learning for 10 continuing Shomrei Tzedek campers, as they flesh out and implement impact projects in their communities.
Provide regular mentorship and support to 10 campers
Assist with teen camper recruitment & general recruitment

Compensation-

Spring 2021: $20-25/hour, DOE, ~8 hours per week March-May
Camp Season: $2500, DOE, for the summer (includes room & board)
Fall 2021-Spring 2022: $20-25/hour, DOE, ~8 hours per week September ‘21- June ‘22

Requirements

Requirements-
(Summer) Live on site at camp in Healdsburg from June 9 – August 4, 2021
Experience facilitating experiences for teens
Familiarity with & passion for intersection of Jewish values & social justice
Be enthusiastic, excited to try new things, generous, willing to be silly, flexible, creative, caring, and able to maintain a positive team attitude throughout a full work day

How to Apply

At Eden Village West, we know that diversity supports resilience. On our farm, in our gardens, and throughout the natural world, diversity is what allows every living thing to thrive. Eden Village West approaches all that we do, including hiring, with this mindset.

Eden Village West recognizes the internal and external biases that often prevent or delay candidates holding marginalized identities from applying for positions. We deeply value the insight, perspective & experience brought by people from diverse backgrounds, including Black, Indigenous, Latine and Asian people; LGBTQ and gender non-conforming people; people with disabilities; Black Jews, Jews of Color, Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews. We also welcome applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds.

Please send a resume & either a cover letter or a 1 minute video telling us a bit more about you and your interest in this position to hiring@edenvillagewest.org. We encourage all who are interested in making the magic of Eden Village West come to life to apply!

Contact Information

Camp Name

Eden Village West

Job Title

Teen Program Coordinator

Camp Address

6176 McBryde Avenue, Richmond, CA, 94805, United States