Senior Director of Teen Engagement

Are you driven to make a difference? Are you excited by having impact and seeing opportunities for innovation and change? Are you passionate about involving and inspiring Jewish teens, fostering a vibrant community of sharing, friendship and discovery?

Do you want to motivate and mentor an incredible and diverse team? Collaborate with colleagues across the movement and the teen engagement field? And work with dedicated lay leaders?

USCJ seeks a visionary and bottom-line oriented Senior Director to lead our international youth division and lead the growth of USY and Nativ, our gap year program in Israel. Reporting to the Chief Innovation and Implementation Officer, this position requires you to provide direction and motivate a broad team of youth staff and volunteer leadership while you see both the big picture and the immediate next steps. This role requires a keen understanding of teen education, dedication to and enthusiasm for Conservative Judaism and a commitment to grow opportunities for our teens and our communities.

Who we are:

USY is USCJ’s youth group for Conservative Jewish teens across North America. For more than 60 years, USY has taught young Jews the values and skills they need to become exceptional leaders in their religious and secular communities. USY empowers youth to develop friendships, leadership skills, a sense of belonging to the Jewish People, and a commitment to inspired Jewish living through meaningful and fun experiences rooted in Conservative Judaism’s approach to learning, spiritual expression, and social responsibility. Through year round programming and domestic and international travel opportunities, USY inspires in teens a deep sense of pride in and love for their Jewish identity. To learn more, visit

Why we need you:

USY/Kadima is at an exciting moment – with an announced new organizational structure and approach, and a doubling of USY’s investment in local growth and success, providing more support to our network of kehillot and to our partners in the field. All with the goal to further our mission and engage an even greater number of teens in compelling experiences through a Jewish lens, preparing them to make Jewish decisions in the real world.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead and support a strong Teen Engagement department and a dedicated and thoughtful International USY Executive Board, by managing, mentoring and developing excellent staff and volunteer leadership
  • Work with team(s) to set education programming and engagement goals
  • Utilize analytics to measure progress towards and attainment of goals, and find new opportunities
  • Develop and oversee a multi-million-dollar budget and as well as develop new lines of business and revenue sources
  • Provide vision and lead the team to develop roadmaps for future needs and endeavors.
  •  Collaborate internally across USCJ to achieve the full organizational mission
  • Support and strengthen USCJ communities through advocating and inspiring an authentic and dynamic Judaism
  • Respond and manage customer service for all department programs
  • Forge new relationships and partnerships, and further develop existing relationships with outside organizations
  • Develop, modify and monitor teen engagement policy and procedures
  • Partner with our FRD division, to cultivate, solicit and steward donations from alumni, friends, and institutional funders.
  • Able to travel for International and USCJ business and be available for evening and weekend meetings

Who You Are:

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in Jewish education or related field
  • 10 + years’ experience in Jewish education, in particular in teen engagement and a track record of innovation and success
  •  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to develop strong relationships with a wide variety of people
  • Experience in managing program directors, managers and supervisors including  local and remote workforce
  • Proven not for profit leader who inspires teams to deliver pioneering and unexpected approaches
  • Possess strong fiscal and business management skills including proficiency in developing budgets and advising others in the budgetary process
  • Ability to work collaboratively and courteously with colleagues and lay management
  • Facility with business analytics and experience using them to inform decisions
  • Command of youth related issues and the current Jewish youth landscape
  • Strong time management skills and ability to plan, prioritize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines
  • High level of Jewish content knowledge and deep commitment to Conservative Judaism. Observant as per the Committee on Jewish Laws and Standards per the Rabbinical Assembly
  • Able to travel for International and USCJ business and be available for evening and weekend meetings



How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected]