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Careers at nsci


North Shore Congregation Israel (NSCI), a reform synagogue located on the shores of Lake Michigan, is one of Chicago’s largest and most vibrant congregations. NSCI is approaching its centennial celebration in 2020. Even with 100 years of history, NSCI maintains a forward-thinking approach to Jewish life and engagement. This mindset translates to its operations and management. If you have a passion for non-profit organizations and inspired by our values and vision, you may be a great fit for our team. 

Youth Engagement Coordinator

We seek an energetic and motivated team member to join us at a notably exciting moment in the life of our congregation. We seek a partner steeped in the informal education culture of camping and youth to implement a model of engagement that is personal, relational, diversified and meaningful. In collaboration with clergy and staff, they will revitalize long-standing programs and launch new efforts to further engage youth approaching b’nei mitzvah and beyond.

This is a shared position with URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI). As such, the Youth Engagement Coordinator will spend the summer months (approximately Memorial Day until August 15) in residence at camp in a leadership capacity. The specific summer position will be determined on an individual basis. Our ideal partner will be a team player who excels in a collaborative, creative, and demanding environment. They should be flexible and confident in their own talents and skills, yet ready to be supported by our clergy and staff team, as we support one another both professionally and personally. Furthermore, it is our hope that our CLASP Fellow will be a presence in the community, both participating in the life of NSCI and feeling at home here as well as in our NFTY region.

Our CLASP Fellow’s primary role as Youth Engagement Coordinator will be to engage youth through one-on-one and group connections, getting to know them and empowering them on their Jewish journeys. It is an expectation that they will foster and support the continued growth of camp or informal education culture at NSCI, including coordinating programming that highlights the value and impact of camp.

NSCI's CLASP fellow may:

  • Coordinate all aspects of NSCI’s teen engagement programming, including overnight retreats & travel as well as the Machonik Teacher Assistant Training Program, and assist with other educational offerings.
  • Develop regular peer-based programming throughout the year for middle school students.
  • Develop 1-2 large-scale family programs throughout the year for grades 3 and 4.
  • Collaborate with staff to manage all print and e-communications about teen offerings.

The Youth Engagement Coordinator will report to Rabbi Ryan Daniels and collaborate as an active, engaged member of our NSCI staff and the OSRUI staff, joining with colleagues and lay leaders. Comprehensive benefits package, including a base salary of $40,000, health insurance, ARJE Membership, and professional expenses. 

Please apply through this link and include a one-page cover letter along with your resume. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Sun, March 24 2019 17 Adar II 5779