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Middle School and Teen Program Coordinator

Reports to: Senior Director, J Kids Baltimore and Special Projects
Full Time

SUMMARY:

The JCC seeks a dynamic individual to lead our middle school and teen engagement programs for the Baltimore Jewish community. The Middle School and Teen Program Coordinator will be primarily responsible for the development and implementation of programs for teens in 6th –12th grade, which includes but is not limited to: Middle School Leadership Council, Teen Service Council, Middle School Recreation, Junior Maccabi, and creating new programs to engage Middle and High school aged teens.  This position will serve on our JCamps leadership team as the Director of the Top Notch Teen (TNT) summer camp serving 7th & 8th graders. 

This full-time position requires the professional to work Sunday through Thursday and some evenings (Including occasional Saturday night).  During the summer this position will transition to Monday through Friday. However, flexibility is necessary when supervising Teen Programming. 

The JCC celebrates both being proudly Jewish and being an inclusive space for all. We welcome staff and participants from diverse backgrounds and actively strive to provide an open and welcoming setting, irrespective of personal practices, beliefs, or backgrounds. We expect our Middle School and Teen Program Coordinator will create an equitable and inclusive environment by performing their duties with empathetic understanding towards every participant, regardless of their gender, sexuality, race, ability, or identity. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to recruit and engage middle schools and teenagers to participate in JCC programming. 
  • Demonstrates ability in program development/implementation and creativity. 
  • Bachelor’s degree and experience working with teens and attending Jewish summer camp preferred. 
  • Familiarity with Jewish concepts and values, calendar, and practices. 
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, social media, and writing skills. 
  • Ability to think creatively and take initiative. 
  • A sense of empathy towards the developmental, social, and emotional needs of teens. 
  • Ability to work cooperatively with parents, lay leaders and other JCC and agency professionals. 
  • Ability to network and seek out community resources available for this population. 
  • Demonstrated willingness to learn and expand job-related knowledge. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop, plan and implement the following teen programs: MSLC, Teen Service Council, Jr. Maccabi, Middle School Recreation, and New initiatives. Program implementation includes but is not limited to developing program curriculum, planning, and facilitating workshops and meetings, coordinating program logistics, programmatic budget management, recruiting and selecting participants, and communicating with teen participants and parents. 
  • Recruit, plan, and direct TNT summer camp for teens entering 7th and 8th grade. 
  • Organize enrichment classes for teens in 6th – 12th grades. 
  • Coordinate and supervise Spring and Winter Break Programs for teens. 
  • Hire, onboard, train and supervise middle school and teen program staff.
  • Work cooperatively with the 4Front team on recruitment and creating a pipeline between Middle school programming and 4Front – the Jewish community’s teen engagement platform.
  • Work cooperatively with the Marketing Department to develop publicity for programs. 
  • Work cooperatively with other staff in developing interdepartmental programming. 
  • Participate in departmental and agency training staff meetings, supervisory conferences, committees, J Camps meetings and special events. Represents the JCC on appropriate committees and at interagency and professional conferences. This position will also participate in the Community 4Front E3 – Jewish Youth professional Development program. 
  • Maintain and enforce agency policies and procedures. 
  • Perform other duties as required or directed. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands describe here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  During the summer, the employee will be required to work outside. 

The employee must occasionally list and/or move up to 25 pounds. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and incumbent will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by supervisor or other management as required.  The JCC reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the needs arise.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. 

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