DUTIES: Under the supervision of the Director, Teen Engagement Initiative, the Teen Engagement Specialist will serve as an ambassador to teens and families in Greater Metropolitan Chicago, as part of Springboard, JUF's Community Teen Engagement Initiative. The Teen Engagement Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing strategies that will facilitate teen engagement in the vibrant landscape of programs available to teens in the Chicagoland area. This person will help teens and their parents to identify the organizations and programs that best fit their interests, will work collaboratively with Springboard partners and JUF staff, and will support teen engagement in a variety of capacities, including recruiting for and staffing existing programs, running short-term internships and leadership programs, and supporting city-wide programs for teens, professionals and parents. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about the organizations and programs available to Chicago teens and able to leverage personal experiences to support teen engagement.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
2+ years of experience working in an office environment (Jewish teen program development, summer camp or Jewish education preferred but not necessary).
Knowledge of, passion for, and/or an authentic personal connection to the relevant issues of Jewish communal life and familiarity with the Jewish calendar
Marketing proficiency, affinity for social media platforms and the ability to use social media to promote programs.
Experience with Microsoft Office required, Salesforce or other database system preferred.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills
A dynamic and outgoing personality with the ability to build relationships with a variety of different audiences and ages.
Self-motivated with a willingness to take initiative
Demonstrated organizational skills, with attention to detail and proven ability to fill and manage a complex schedule requiring extensive local travel.
An appreciation for the diversity of Jewish identity expression and practice
Jewish United Fund Of Metropolitan Chicago