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Jewish Teen Program Director (Camp, Youth and Family Services)
JCC of Louisville
3600 Dutchmans Ln
Louisville, KY 40205

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Job Skills/Requirements

Position Summary:

The Jewish Teen Program Director is responsible for growing the pre-teen and teen movement by developing AZA/BBG chapters, inspiring excellence, and broadening visibility of BBYO in the community. The Jewish Teen Program Director is also responsible for growing our Middle School Programming, Maccabi and March of the Living as well as other departmental programming. This position will also be involved with JCC Summer Camp and enrichment programming within the agency.


Establish an annual program calendar for each chapter based on principles of AZA and BBG.
 Train teens as chapter leaders to run a meeting, plan a calendar, recruit new members, ensure program excellence, and create meaningful programs that attract other teens.
 Plan programs in the community for Jewish teens in grades 6-12.
 Build and maintain relationships as the "face of BBYO" with all key community stakeholders including parents, alumni, advisors and partners.
 Organize transportation, staff and recruit teens to attend regional BBYO events
 Staff all BBYO regional events (Spirit Convention, Regional Convention, AIT/MIT, etc.) or arrange for other appropriate coverage
 Recruit and train advisors to mentor and guide chapter excellence under the direction of the supervisor.
 Plan and implement the Kesher Cafe program, a Jewish educational program for 10th and 11th grade high school teens
 Coordinate Louisville J-Serve programming
 Working within the community on family engagement programs to supplement MS/HS engagement
 Assist with K-12 enrichment programming (planning, implementation, coordination and facilitation)
 Manage all details and aspects of local Maccabi delegation annually
 Oversee the local March of the Living process, planning and group/participants
 Engage more Jewish Middle School Participants through Teen Connection and Maccabi programming
 Develop new meaningful Jewish teen programs (engaging both middle and high schoolers) and oversee any returning programming to the agency
 Work actively and creatively with the teen parent committee and committee chair
 Staff Schools Out Days, Winter and Spring Camps and Parents Night Out as necessary
 Responsible for fiscal management of a budget and accountable for all aspects of that budget annually

Summer Assignment:

Team member of the Louisville Camp J staff team, overseeing programs, camps or activities based on individuals specific skill set or experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education Requirements

Additional Information

The ideal candidate will take an entrepreneurial approach to creating Jewish activities that resonate with teens and pre-teens today, encouraging them to experience Judaism on their terms, and providing them the tools, resources and guidance to program in a way that adds value, meaning and identity to their lives.
A bachelor's degree is required, master's degree preferred. Experience in working with youth (middle and high school aged) is required, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills and a high comfort level with technology. This position is full-time, requires weekend work, frequent travel and is in Louisville, KY. Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan

Screening Requirements: Drug Screen, Criminal Background Check

Agency Information:

The Jewish Community Center of Louisville (JCC) is committed to enhancing the quality of family life and promoting the physical, intellectual and spiritual wellness of the individual providing health-related activities, cultural and educational programs that serve the community at large, including populations at risk. Membership and services are offered to the entire community. The JCC offers the following services: Sports & Wellness; Senior Adult & Nutrition; Early Childhood, Youth & Camping and Jewish Cultural & Performing Arts. The agency raises funds and provides programming for the Jewish and broader Louisville metro communities. For more information about the JCL visit