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UJA-New York

Summer Facilitator, DOROT’s Jewish Summer Teen Internship Program

Job Description

Department: Intergenerational Program Engagement

Reports To: Director of Intergenerational Program Engagement

Status: Temporary Full-Time; June 3 - July 29, 2019

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

About DOROT’s Jewish Summer Teen Internship Program: Since 2001, DOROT’s prestigious Summer Teen Internship Program has inspired high school students to develop leadership skills and give back to the community. In summer 2015, DOROT launched the Jewish Summer Teen Internship Program in Manhattan. This four-week program welcomes a group of 20 teen interns with diverse Jewish experiences ranging from those who had a Jewish education or Jewish camp experience, to those who did not have a bar/t mitzvah experience. Together, they explore the range of Jewish values and communal responsibility through daily volunteer tasks and weekly reflection sessions. The program encompasses rich components of teen leadership, Jewish connections and service to isolated older adults through home visits and on-site intergenerational programs, all in a service-learning framework.

Position Description Summary: DOROT seeks a passionate, magnetic person, to join our dynamic team to co-facilitate DOROT’s signature Jewish Summer Teen Internship Program. Our ideal applicant is an experiential Jewish educator, creative thinker, experienced group facilitator with a passion for opening pathways to meaningful Jewish connections. This position is a temporary full time summer position from June 3, 2019 - July 29, 2019.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Co-facilitate DOROT’s Jewish Summer Teen Internship Program in collaboration with DOROT’s Coordinator of Youth and Family Volunteers.
  • Utilize DOROT’s existing curriculum and tool kit to plan and facilitate all program components including teen training curriculum, Jewish service-learning, teen leadership and reflection sessions.
  • Capture and maximize teachable moments outside of formal group time to contextualize interns’ experiences throughout each day by adding personal touch points of Jewish meaning.
  • Train and support interns to plan and facilitate intergenerational programs.
  • Serve as coach and mentor to teen interns.
  • Guide the teens in becoming a strong collective group.
  • Work with a team of full time DOROT staff who are responsible for developing and managing program logistics and overseeing interns’ daily schedules.

Required Qualifications:

  • Professional experience in experiential teen programming. Graduate students welcome.
  • A passion for working with high school students
  • Exemplary and engaging group facilitation and mentoring skills
  • Proven ability to embrace the diversity of Jewish connections, including all backgrounds and expressions that represent multiple narratives
  • Motivated self-starter who works collaboratively with team members
  • Comfort and ease working with the elderly
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Comfort with Microsoft Office 2010

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