Reports to: Chief Program Officer
The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta seeks a dynamic and motivated professional to serve as our BBYO Director to provide programmatic direction and supervision for the Greater Atlanta Region BBYO Department and oversees the Youth Adults Director. This position is responsible for working with youth, teens and young adults to create creative and cutting-edge programming that promotes Jewish identity and engagement.
The ideal candidate will take an entrepreneurial approach to creating Jewish activities that resonate with teens and young adults today, encouraging them to experience Judaism on their terms, and providing them the tools, resources and guidance to program in a way that adds value, meaning and identity to their lives.
Greater Atlanta Region of BBYO is a 90-year-old program in the Atlanta area and an integral part of the MJCCA’s Teen Department. The MJCCA Teen Department focuses on providing volunteer opportunities and skill-building classes for teens in middle school and high school. There are over 2500 teens in grades 6-12 involved in the MJCCA Teen Department with 950 high school age BBYO members. The BBYO Program Coordinator will work in partnership with the BBYO staff to oversee the programmatic standards that have been set for the 11 chapters, their leaders and the council leadership as well as conventions and city-wide programming. The BBYO Program Coordinator will participate in meetings and experiences sponsored by the MJCCA Teen Department as well as local and national BBYO and JCCA leadership programs.
Job Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
- Develop innovative programs that engage teens socially, culturally, communally and intellectually and reflect the diversity of Jewish life, including: Israel, community service, education and Shabbat;
- Supervise BBYO staff members;
- Support and inspire teens by creating leadership development opportunities and serving as a Jewish role model/experiential educator;
- Develop and implement yearly work plan including program calendar, recruitment of teens and advisors;
- Create, train, and implement leadership programs for current and rising teen leaders;
- Attend and supervise local programming and regional convention, as scheduled;
- Create, maintain and oversee marketing and communication plan with support/guidance from Marketing Department that include:
- Enhancing BBYO’s community visibility and teen involvement through targeted marketing;
- Online/social media presence and;
- Creation of materials and meeting deadlines to support marketing team;
- Create E-Newsletters in collaboration with BBYO staff members with support/guidance from Marketing Department;
- Serve as leadership staff/facilitator at designated BBYO summer program(s), including CLTC/ILTC;
- Recruit, train, supervise and develop a core volunteer base as chapter advisors;
- Oversee BBYO’s middle school program, BBYO Connect: develop, recruit for, supervise and market programs;
- Partnering with Adults in our BBYO Region:
- BBYO Parent Committee
- Parents of teens in ensuring a quality leadership experience
- Work with volunteer lay leaders to ensure support and fundraising for the region;
- Analyze teen programming market needs, create and adapt programming to meet the needs and demands of current and prospective members to offer cutting-edge programming;
- Manage BBYO Budget, process payments and oversee purchases and spending for the department;
- Attend BBYO professional development conference annually;
MJCCA work and Young Adults Supervisor
- Learn and support online registrations for Departments with our system - TRec;
- Supervise, train and support Young Adults Director;
- Provide programmatic support and guidance for the Young Adults Department;
- Including recruitment support of social events, holiday/shabbat programming and sports leagues
- Oversee Young Adult Budget in partnership with Young Adults Director;
- Attend MJCCA staff meetings and retreats;
- Assist with additional programs, planning, and staffing as needed;
- Attend local Professional and networking meetings in the Atlanta area.
- 5 years’ experience in working with middle/high school students and young adults is preferred but not required
- A. in related fields
- Demonstrated the ability to organize, develop programming and logistics for large- and small-scale events
- Current CPR, AED and first aid certifications required
- Team Player
- Self-starter with a get-it-done attitude needed
- Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office, social media and ability to adapt to various applications is required. Applicants must have the ability to work independently and possess entrepreneurial spirit.
- Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication and presentation skills; ability to make discretionary decisions; ability to relate to middle school teens and their parents, highly organized, detail oriented, and possesses excellent customer service skills.
- Must be available to work evenings and weekends
- Previous experience in Jewish communal service or non-profit is preferred but not required
This position is full-time based at the MJCCA in Dunwoody, GA.
To apply, complete an Employment Application.