Various locations across Chicagoland area, Illinois
Part Time - Experienced
Education/Teaching/Training, Program Management
Jewish Student Connection (JSC) exists to help high school students explore what ‘Jewish’ means to them, inspiring proud personal connections with our culture, with our People, with Israel — with each other.
JSC provides Jewish teens in public and secular private high schools with an in-school informal educational experience focused on compelling issues of Jewish pride, identity, and connection to Israel.
Serving as the local JSC leader, the Advisor is responsible for the following:
In consultation with supervisor, determine a target attendance level for the JSC club at each school. Advertise and recruit for those clubs, utilizing print materials posted within the schools, homeroom announcements within the schools, social media, and emails to club participant lists in order to reach target attendance number.
Plan and organize weekly club activities to inspire Jewish pride and identity.
Develop educational materials (multimedia, source/reference material, skits, and/or creative educational presentations) for use in JSC clubs.
Track and enter attendance, interactions, and other pertinent data into JSC database on a weekly basis.
Involve the teens from JSC clubs in local, regional and national Jewish programming.
Work with other JSC staff to develop unique city-wide educational programs that can engage and educate program participants outside of club time.
Purchase snacks and beverages to bring with you to each JSC club meeting.
Foster and maintain relationships with club participants; work to ensure their continued involvement in Jewish life beyond attendance at the JSC clubs.
Develop and foster relationships with school administration and staff to ensure both JCC and the school goal are met and exceeded.
Maintain weekly out-of-club communications with JSC participants.
Maintain accurate records in the JSC database of the program participants.
DAYS/HOURS: Mid-August through Mid-June Approximately two hours/week per club, typically between 2:00-5:00pm.
LOCATIONS: Opportunities available inChicago, Highland Park, Northbrook, Buffalo Grove, Oak Park, Naperville, Fox River Valley, Homewood/Flossmoor
Minimum age of 18 years and high school diploma, some college highly preferred; previous experience with teens in a youth group, camp or teen leadership environment; demonstrated ability to be energetic and personable; a passion for working as part of a broader team of professionals dedicated to Jewish teen education and outreach; must be able to communicate with a varied audience including teens, parents, school staff and other JCC colleagues; Commitment to one school year highly preferred. Must be able to work some evening and weekend events and have the ability and willingness to travel locally. Dependability, timeliness, flexibility and adaptability a must!
Led by our dynamic and forward-thinking Executive Team, JCC Chicago enriches lives and builds community through vibrant, meaningful experiences. We are a collaborative, dynamic, forward-looking team whose passion has a purpose. With Jewish values as our compass, we are moving JCC Chicago in new exciting directions that will strengthen our Jewish community, enrich generations, nurture friendships..., respect traditions and bring out the best in every life we touch.
JCC Chicago is the largest JCC system in North America, with more than 800 staff in over 15 diverse locations across the metropolitan area. Our core program offerings include Early Childhood Education, Children and Family Engagement Programs, J at School, Sports & Recreation, Aquatics, Arts & Ideas, Day Camps and Overnight Camp.
In a time of growth and innovation, we welcome you to join us in building your career, as we build a stronger community.