BBYO Connect Program Associate, Ohio Northern Region

Beachwood, OH


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Job Description

Organization Summary:
Since becoming an independent organization in 2002, BBYO has built a powerful platform of professionals, volunteers and teens who are capable of delivering a wide menu of compelling experiences to the Jewish teen audience. Since that time, the number of teen participants has more than doubled to 36,000, its North American staff has grown to over 100 professionals, and its budget exceeds $20 million. During the next five years BBYO will fully leverage this platform by offering clearly defined learning objectives, more program experiences, more opportunities to connect and more substantive tools to measure impact, ultimately sending a more passionate generation of young Jews to campus and young adulthood.

Position Summary:

The BBYO Connect Program Associate will seek to fulfill the BBYO Connect Mission: To create a community of Jewish 6th, 7th and 8th graders through social and meaningful experiences that will serve as a gateway to continued involvement in Jewish life in BBYO.  This will be accomplished through the following activities

  • Develop innovative programs that engage middle school teens socially, culturally, communally and intellectually through programming in three primary “fold” focus areas: Social, Judaic and Service.
  • Support and inspire teens by creating engaging opportunities which will lead them to continued involvement in Jewish life.
  • Serve as a Jewish role model and experiential educator.
  • Support and engage parents in BBYO Connect programming and marketing.
  • Stay up to date with middle school trends.
  • Facilitate the planning process with youth leadership and be responsible for the administration and supervision of all BBYO Connect programs including overnights and immersive experiences.
  • Build collaborative partnerships with Jewish and secular community organizations (e.g., secular middle schools, camps and local JCCs).
  • Develop annual program calendar, budget and implementation plan/timeline.
  • Attend and supervise local programming, as scheduled
  • Plan, Coordinate, Grow & facilitate the Cleveland Jewish Basketball League on a weekly basis
  • Continue enhancing BBYO’s partnership with J-Serve as a middle school experience
  • Enhance BBYO’s community visibility and teen involvement through multi-faceted marketing (including on-line) and stellar programming.
  • As part of the BBYO team, assist with other BBYO programs as needed
  • Attend all ONR Conventions
  • Other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate will be a “pied piper” to middle school teens.  He or she will take an entrepreneurial approach to creating Jewish, social and service activities that resonate with middle school 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.  Experience in working with youth is preferred.

This position is part-time and runs August 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Todd Kay, Regional Director of Community Engagement via email ( by August 1, 2013. No calls, please.