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Eisner Prize Winner

Program of Distinction

UJA-New York


Coordinator of Youth and Family Volunteers

Job Description

Department: Volunteer Services

Reports To: Director of Intergenerational Engagement

Status: Full-time, Exempt

If you would like to be part of this vital community agency, send a cover letter, resume and your salary requirements via email to Judy Logan at jlogan@dorotusa.org

Position Description: Join us in bringing youth and older adults together for friendship and to create meaningful ways for youth to learn and grow through intergenerational activities. This position makes a difference in people's lives.

At the core of the varied ways youth and families volunteer is belief in the inherent need for all ages to connect with one another and to project a sense of compassion and responsibility toward each other. The Youth and Family Program portfolio encourages this value through family visits to older adults in their homes; service-learning partnerships with local public/private schools and synagogues; in-school and afterschool intergenerational programs, and our signature teen internship programs.

The Coordinator of Youth and Family Volunteers is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining exemplary programs. The ideal candidate is a highly skilled youth educator who is well versed in the modalities for experiential education. S/he will spend a significant amount of hands-on time coordinating and facilitating programs for older adults and youth and have the opportunity to see their impact regularly. We seek applicants who have proven track records in being a generative thinker and committed collaborator, and who can inspire real curiosity and growth for participants. Candidates will bring to the job a passion for program -design that explores values, wisdom, responsibility and duty.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supervise a full-time Program Administrator who supports all Youth and Family Volunteer Programs.
  • Coordinate and manage DOROT’s three teen internship programs for high school students: Academic Teen Internship Program, Jewish Summer Teen Internship Programs, and NYC Summer Teen Internship Program. This includes being the main youth educator and facilitator for the summer programs.
  • Lead DOROT’s Bar and Bat Mitzvah Initiative, responsible for its scope, depth, and rich variety of program opportunities in Manhattan and Westchester. This includes b’nai mitzvah projects, service-learning partnerships, intergenerational programs, and family volunteering.
  • Oversee DOROT’s intergenerational Book Buds program in local schools, which brings youth and older adults together for shared reading experiences and discussions about friendship and respecting each other’s differences.
  • Plan and facilitate 35 service-learning programs and intergenerational volunteer activities for schools and youth organizations each year, engaging approximately 700 youth. This includes cultivating and maintaining community partnerships with a large variety of schools, synagogues, and youth organizations.
  • Collect, track, and maintain participation data and related client interactions using DOROT’s online database (Salesforce based); this involves routine data entry and monthly review of statistics for both grant reports and analysis of trends.
  • Work on special projects and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • MA, or other relevant degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experiential education experience working with youth and teens
  • Formal study of and/or experience with informal Jewish education and service-learning for youth
  • Comfort and ease working with the elderly
  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members
  • Expertise in writing high-quality instructional content and lesson plans
  • Excellent and engaging group facilitation and mentoring skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have a valid New York State driver’s license
  • Availability to work occasional evening hours for volunteer programming and approximately ten weekend days per year
 
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