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Posted December 7, 2017.
BBYO is the world’s leading pluralist, Jewish teen movement and has been providing exceptional leadership programmes and identity enrichment experiences for 90 years. We offer year-round activities in hundreds of local communities and inspiring world-wide travel experiences enabling teens to explore areas of peer-leadership, service, civic engagement, Israel education and Jewish values. BBYO United Kingdom and Ireland is an independent registered UK charity that works closely with BBYO internationally.
BBYO United Kingdom and Ireland is hiring a full-time Associate Regional Director on a fixed-term contract, based in London. There are currently approximately 100 BBYO members in UKI as well as a considerable engaged community of teens involved through secondary school and other communitywide programming. The BBYO programme in London is part of the larger UKI which consists of chapters in London, Manchester, and Dublin. This community is poised for considerable growth.
The Associate Regional Director is responsible for growing the BBYO movement in the UK and Ireland by developing creative and inspirational events for and with teens via communitywide engagement events, overseeing established chapters, and providing leadership training to teen leaders. BBYO is a peer-led movement, which means all of our meetings and programmes are planned and run by the teens themselves. This position will entail training and supporting the teens as they develop vital leadership skills and competencies. BBYO professionals work collaboratively with our members towards mutual success. The ultimate goal is to elevate the BBYO experience locally, deepen the programme experience with stronger content, and inspire more Jewish teens to take part in Jewish life – particularly as new members. Clear metrics provide clarity for a path to success for this professional.
Train teens as chapter leaders to run meetings, plan events, recruit new members, ensure programme excellence and create meaningful programmes that attract Jewish teens.
Mentor and inspire teens as developing leaders to deliver meaningful experiences locally that strengthen chapters, meet goals, build leadership capacity and motivates participation in local Jewish communal life.
Support implementation of regional activities at direction of supervisor.
Start new chapters and engage in activities to set up new chapters to recruit members.
Participate in organizational projects, teams, and summer programmes as assigned to expand the movement and strengthen teen leadership.
When possible, assist in partnering on local community projects and participate in international organizational initiatives.
Attend weekly chapter meetings and programmes.
Coordinate Israel Tour (our three week educational and travel experience for Year 11 students to Israel).
Work effectively with a team of professionals locally and internationally.
The ideal candidate will take an entrepreneurial approach to creating Jewish activities that resonate with teens today, encouraging them to experience Judaism on their terms, and providing them the tools, resources and guidance to programme in a way that adds value, meaning and identity to their lives. Candidates must demonstrate a dynamic personality, and feel comfortable and confident engaging and interacting with both the teen and adult communities. Experience working with youth is essential, as well as strong written/oral communication skills and a high comfort level with technology/new systems. Access to a car is an asset. This position will entail travel to other cities within the UK and Ireland, attending/running several residential weekend trainings, and attending lengthier camps in the winter and summer. The ideal candidate must be comfortable working evenings and weekends. Understanding of Jewish youth movements is important, and previous experience with BBYO is preferred. Knowledge and understanding of the UK Jewish community is an asset, but candidates who show the ability to learn about different cultures and communities will also be considered. BBYO is a global Jewish youth movement, committed to building the future leadership of the Jewish and wider community. Proudly peer-led, BBYO also has a small professional team. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with colleagues in order to support and empower teen leaders; we derive success from the quality of outputs at a teen level.
Candidates must be educated to A level standard with a strong preference for those who have completed a university degree.
As this post is UK based, all non-EU nationals will require current and valid permission to work in the UK.
All offers will be subject to satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.
To apply please send a cover letter and CV to Kira Blumer, Executive Director BBYO UK & Ireland: [email protected].