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Kings Bay Y

Director of Teen Services

DIRECTOR OF TEEN SERVICES

At Kings Bay YM-YWHA, Inc, we’re looking for someone to create a successful and valuable program for high school and middle school teens/tweens to engage in social, leadership, educational, and recreational programming

Responsible for program development and implementation, marketing, administration and supervision of Teen Services at the Kings Bay YM-YWHA. Responsible for planning activities, programs, and special events, as well as our teen camp in the summer. Includes weekday, evening, and occasional weekend hours as a regular schedule. Must relate well to high school and middle school-aged teens, exercise sound judgment, be a self-starter, be highly organized, be personable, and be able to relate to parents, teens, and possess recreational and camp skills.

POSITION REQUIREMENT

Create and actively promote a comfortable and welcoming environment where every member/participant is treated with dignity and respect, in a friendly, personalized manner.
Anticipate and be responsive to member/participant needs and requests.
Develop and implement a full array of enriching teen programs consistent with the Kings Bay Y’s mission and goals.
Consistently strategize, design and implement outreach efforts to bring in teens to our programs.
Oversee logistics for teen events.
Coordinate the participation of teens in center wide festivals, holiday celebrations, and events.
Coordinate the agency’s involvement in community events for teenagers.
Advocate for the Kings Bay Y’s teen programs within the Jewish community.
Ensure effective administrative systems are in place to support departmental programs, including mechanisms for tracking participation.
Work with other departments to ensure proper coordination and overall success of the Kings Bay Y and participate in agency-wide activities and programs.
Other related duties as required or directed

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Previous experience working with Jewish youth, preferably in a JCC setting
Previous experience in program development
Strong leadership and facilitation skills
Ability to transmit Jewish culture and ideas to youth from diverse Jewish backgrounds
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with a broad spectrum of staff, volunteers, and program participants
Ability to work with other community teen leaders to collaborate on programs
Competency with current social networking technologies
A strong knowledge of what is current and popular in teen culture
Possession of strong Interpersonal skills and a sense of humor
Knowledge of Brooklyn Jewish community a plus
Strong background in Jewish programming or Jewish education a plus