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Eisner Prize Winner

Program of Distinction

UJA-New York


Intergenerational Program Facilitator

Job Description

Department:Intergenerational Program Engagement

Reports To: Director of Intergenerational Program Engagement

Status: Full-time, Non-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 Summary: At the core of our work is a belief in the inherent need for people of all ages to connect with one another and to develop compassion and responsibility for one another through meaningful volunteerism and communal responsibility. The Intergenerational Program Facilitator encourages this by developing and overseeing a wide array of intergenerational programs through partnerships with local public and private middle schools, high schools, and youth organizations. This position serves as DOROT’s lead experiential educator for our signature summer teen internship programs, intergenerational school year service-learning programs, and our Bar/Bat Mitzvah volunteer initiative.

We seek a highly skilled and seasoned experiential Jewish educator to coordinate and facilitate programs for older adults and students in grades 5-12. The ideal candidate has a proven track record as a generative thinker and committed collaborator who can inspire curiosity and growth in our program participants. They must possess a passion for innovative program design and implementation that explores values, wisdom, partnership, and collective responsibility.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Coordinator of Youth and Family Volunteers to collaborate on intergenerational programs and co-manage the Summer Teen Internship Programs
  • Serve as lead Jewish educator for DOROT’s Jewish summer teen internship programs, which operate in multiple sites.
  • Lead DOROT’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah Initiative in Manhattan and Westchester, with responsibility for its scope, depth, and rich variety of program opportunities. This initiative includes b’nai mitzvah projects, service-learning partnerships, intergenerational programs, and family volunteering.
  • Cultivate, plan, and facilitate 30 intergenerational programs and volunteer activities for a wide array of schools and community partners each year.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate exemplary and dynamic programs.
  • Collect, track, and maintain participant data and related client interactions using DOROT’s Central Information Management System (Salesforce based); this includes routine data entry and monthly review of statistics for grant reporting and analysis.
  • Work on special projects and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experienced educator with a minimum of 3 - 5 years of professional experience in experiential teen education
  • Expertise in developing high-quality instructional content and project based lesson plans
  • Exemplary and engaging group facilitation and mentoring skills
  • A passion for working with high school students
  • Comfort and ease working with older adults
  • Motivated self-starter who can work collaboratively with team members
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexibility to work occasional evening hours for ongoing volunteer programming and approximately ten Sundays per year

 
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