Associate for Israel Advocacy & Global Jewish Peoplehood
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Washington, DC
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BBYO has built a powerful platform of professionals, volunteers and teens capable of delivering a wide menu of compelling experiences developed internally and with partners. The number of teen participants has doubled to nearly 36,000, its national staff has grown to over 100 professionals, and its budget has grown to over $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.
The Associate for Israel Advocacy & Global Jewish Peoplehood oversees all aspects of Israel education and advocacy training as well as globalization efforts and serves as a member of the BBYO Passport planning team to expand the global travel and program agenda.
Key Position Responsibilities:
Expand BBYO’s Speak UP for Israel campaign, balancing Israel education and advocacy
Liaise with BBYO Passport to support compelling pathways that grow the number of teens exploring Israel and Jewish communities around the world during the summer and throughout the school year
Steward and strengthen strategic partnerships within the Israel Advocacy Pipeline (IAP) community (including AIPAC and the iCenter), the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and BBYO affiliates worldwide
Track and support BBYO’s funded initiatives to transition high school Israel activists to the college campus
Liaise with BBYO/JDC Jewish Service Corps Fellows and strengthen interconnectedness of all BBYO global communities
Develop program best practices across BBYO to amplify Jewish Peoplehood, Israel/global Jewry engagement, education and advocacy
Deepen the Israel/global Jewry knowledge and awareness of BBYO professionals, teens and Advisors
Facilitate relationship building, delegation exchanges and professional connections across the world (online, via local programs, Staff Conference, International Convention and Summer Experiences)
Support Global Ambassador Network and International Service Fund
Track Israel and global program accomplishments across the Movement on an annual basis to share best practices and celebrate achievements with stakeholders (internal and external)
Create and distribute program and training resources to strengthen teen leaders who hold leadership positions focused on Israel, globalization and Jewish Peoplehood
The ideal candidate has 3 to 5 years of progressive experience working in direct service to teens in a formal or experiential learning environment, and has experience (preferably travel) relative to Israel and global Jewry. Proficiency in remote communication and networking technologies preferred. S/he is a motivated self-starter who understands how to inspire teens to make a difference, exhibits creativity and has a track record of stewarding strong partnerships. The ideal candidate has energy, operates strategically and enjoys working with multiple stakeholders, including staff, volunteer Advisors, teens and partner organizations. A commitment to professional development is a must; BBYO will provide time and resources to ensuring this commitment is supported.
The position is full-time, with 20% travel, and reports to the Director, AZA/BBG and the Teen Movement. BBYO offers a choice of excellent benefits packages, including health, vision and dental plans, paid time off, and up to 4% retirement fund match. Additional time off is available for Jewish holidays, parental leave and community service.