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Eisner Prize Winner

Program of Distinction

UJA-New York

Director, Intergenerational Program Engagement

Job Description

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

Position Description Summary: This is an exciting and significant opportunity for a talented Jewish educator committed to community engagement, service-learning, and honoring older adults. The candidate must have strong management skills and a proven track record in being a generative thinker, successful collaborator, and experiential teen educator. Experience in program replication or developing business models is preferred. S/he is expected to be creative and flexible in addressing program challenges. This is a new Director position at DOROT designed to further establish the organization as a center for service-learning and thought leadership in the field of intergenerational program engagement. This person will play a prominent lead role in expanding our intergenerational programs for the broader community.

The overarching goals are to:
  • Scale and adapt DOROT’s Jewish Summer Teen Internship Program to be a successful program model for teen engagement across the country.
  • Oversee and implement DOROT’s bar/t mitzvah initiative through local communal partnerships.
  • Direct DOROT’s intergenerational youth program portfolio, including current teen internship programs, and family volunteering.
  • Expand and deepen DOROT partnerships with public/private schools and local community youth organizations for intergenerational in-school and after-school programs.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Direct a growing team which now consists of two full-time staff: the Program Coordinator and Program Administrator for Youth and Family Volunteers as well as additional summer staff for DOROT’s Summer Teen Internship Programs.
  • Collaborate with DOROT’s Senior Program Officer of Volunteer Services and Intergenerational Programs to develop strategies and build deep engagement with communal agencies and academic institutions.
  • Work closely and collaborate with the Director of Volunteer Services to ensure that youth and family programming is coordinated and aligned with this department’s policies, procedures, and standards, and integrated into all volunteer management systems and operational needs.
  • Guide DOROT’s bar/t mitzvah engagement, which includes mitzvah projects, service-learning opportunities, intergenerational programs, and family volunteering.
  • Work with DOROT’s various constituencies, both internal and external, such as local schools and youth organizations, to explore and solidify partnerships.
  • Present at local and national conferences
  • Oversee the implementation of program grants, monitor their deliverables, and work with the Development team on grant proposals and reporting.
Jewish Summer Teen Internship Program Adaptation
  • Plan, facilitate, and manage all components related to program replication including:
    • Oversee the implementation of program grants, monitor their deliverables, and work with the Development team on grant proposals and reporting.
    • Work closely with our current partner in Riverdale, NY and cultivate future partnerships for additional sites beginning in 2020.
    • Develop and implement a business plan based on best practices to insure efficacy of program adaption.
    • Concretize program design, curriculum, and replication manual for adaptation readiness.
    • Research potential host sites, cultivate and secure partnerships.
    • Expand program adoption to multiple sites across the country.

Required Qualifications:

  • MA, Rabbinic degree preferred
  • Three-five years of professional experience in Jewish communal service and teen engagement
  • Highly effective Jewish educator and speaker
  • A keen understanding of the national youth engagement landscape
  • A passion for program design that explores Jewish values, wisdom, and the mutually-beneficial impact of volunteerism on both the client and volunteer
  • Proven ability to embrace the diversity of Jewish connections, all backgrounds and expressions that represent multiple narratives
  • Passion, warmth, and sensitivity for DOROT’s constituents and mission
  • Previous success managing multiple high-priority projects simultaneously
  • Ability to think strategically and lead with good instincts, sound judgement, and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Demonstrated success in inspiring and attracting new stakeholders
  • Experience in volunteer management
  • Occasional travel and evening and weekend work is required

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