Summer Director

Teen JUST-US Boston - Boston, MA 02215
Teen JUST-US Boston - Boston, MA 02215
Teen JUST-US Boston - Boston, MA 02215
Job Description
Teen JUST-US is a 6-week Jewish summer social justice program. 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

Requirements:
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
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