Department / Agency: Youth and Family Engagement
Supervisor: Director – Youth and Family Engagement
Type of Position: Part-time, 1-year Contract
Languages: English / French
Supervision: BBYO Advisers
Hours: Approx. 20 hours/week
Reporting to the Director of Youth and Family Engagement, and in accordance with the YM-YWHA’s strategic plan, the successful applicant is responsible for continuing to grow the BBYO Eastern Canada Region (ECR) in Montreal and surrounding areas (including the West Island), formalizing BBYO chapter and regional structures, and elevating teen leaders’ ability to coordinate and execute programming with direct support from chapter advisers.
Description of Mandate:
- With the Director of Youth and Family Engagement, establish attainable goals related to the department’s strategic plan.
- Outreach to public and private high schools to create productive partnerships and recruit program participants.
- Work cooperatively and effectively as a team member within the department and the YM-YWHA; actively pursue collaborations with team members within the department and the wider Association on relevant programming.
- Partner with community organizations to offer relevant co-branded events, including, but not limited to Global Shabbat and J-SERVE. Recruit and direct volunteers to implement high-level, well executed events.
- Collaborate with teen leaders to develop and execute strategic growth events, including engagement events, movement initiatives, and chapter and regional recruitment events, aiming to engage 60 new Jewish teens in Montreal by June 1, 2020.
- Coordinate and facilitate a local overnight or weekend convention in spring 2020.
- Support the launch of a formalized BBYO ECR membership structure by spring 2020.
- Coordinate a parents’ info session and minimum of one annual BBYO event open to parents (i.e. Family Shabbat Dinner).
- Ensure accurate, timely (i.e. within 1 week) reporting of engagement data from all BBYO sponsored/co-sponsored programs.
- Attend BBYO Staff Conference in January 2020 and Staff BBYO International Convention in February 2020.
- Recruit, train, evaluate, and supervise appropriate advisors to guide BBYO teens in program development and coordination.
- Manage, maintain, and propose all zero-based budgeting aspects related to programming.
- Develop marketing strategies in collaboration with the Department of Marketing and Communications to appeal to teens.
- Apply for and report on relevant grants as needed and research program eligibilities for new grants.
- Engage in developing and implementing impact evaluation tools to measure program success and potential in the community.
- Represent the Y and BBYO within the community at large, including attendance at external committees as they arise.
- Other duties and responsibilities as they arise.
- Bachelor’s degree completed or graduating student (education, Jewish Studies, Social Work, or similar fields an asset).
- 3-5 years’ relevant experience working with teens in a community and/or extra-curricular setting.
- Knowledge of, and/or experience with, the Montreal Jewish community and Jewish experiential education.
- Excellent communication and writing skills in English and French (bilingualism an asset).
- Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Application process: Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume along with a cover letter to [email protected] by July 15, 2019. No phone calls please. Only eligible candidates will be contacted.