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June 9, 2014


Coordinator of Teen Programs

Brief Position Overview

JCUA is a small and dynamic organization, where the staff’s talents are used to support each other’s work and goals. We work closely together, with an understanding that we will only maximize our impact when we are aligned and working in concert. This position will report to JCUA’s Director of Programs.

The Coordinator of Teen Programs serves as the facilitator and educator for the Or Tzedek Program of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs. The Coordinator of Teen Programs is accountable for all summer and year-round, teen-related program activities, marketing, recruitment, fiscal tracking, general operations and staffing.

The Coordinator will recruit participants and develop meaningful social justice curricula for both the summer and year-round programs. The Coordinator will hire program staff and implement a staff training curriculum, lead staff trainings and post-session debriefings. S/he will have direct supervision over all Or Tzedek staff and interns. This position will also play a role in JCUA’s issue-based campaigns and initiatives, incorporating the teen programs into the larger work of JCUA. Please link to the job description below for a more detailed position description as well as application instructions.

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Position: Director of Programs and Organizing (full time)

Brief Position Overview:

The Program Director is a senior level position within the organization. The Director of Programs and Organizing will oversee the coordination and administration of all aspects of JCUA's program-related activities, including work on campaigns, community investment, and building bridges between the Jewish community and communities that face poverty and/or racism. Responsibilities include oversight of and participation in planning, implementation, and evaluation of program initiatives.

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Become an Intern

JCUA's commitment to social and economic justice plays out through its work with communities throughout the Chicago area. JCUA serves as an organizational expression of the Jewish ethical tradition that holds that the fate of one person is inextricably entwined with the fate of all. As it says in the Talmud: Whosoever Saves One Life Saves The World Entire.

The Internship Program

JCUA accepts interns year-round. The year is divided into three internship sessions: Fall (September-December), Winter/Spring (January-May), and Summer (June-August). Applicants may apply for any session. See more on minimum time commitments here. JCUA accepts undergraduate and graduate students, as well as non-students. High school students may only apply if they are alumni of JCUA's Teen social Justice Institute: "Or Tzedek." JCUA encourages applicants from all racial, ethnic, and religious background, sexual orientations and genders. Learn more about the internship program.

Be the Change

JCUA aims to provide its interns with meaningful engagement in social justice issues through a Jewish lens. At JCUA interns gain professional experience, as well as tools and skills to excel in an effective and focused non-profit environment. Internships are available in the following areas:

  • Advocacy and Community Organizing
  • Or Tzedek Teen Social Justice Program
  • Outreach and Education
  • Community Development
  • Communications (including video production, graphic design, photography, social media, journalism)
  • Fundraising and Event Planning
  • Jewish-Muslim Relations

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