USY/Kadima Field Engagement Associate, CRUSY (Cleveland, OH)

Mission Critical

These positions are an integral part of the vision of the USY reorganization.

Position Purpose

The CRUSY Region of USY seeks a part time fieldworker to support teen engagement in the greater Cleveland area. The Field Engagement Associate will work with the Regional Engagement Director to deliver USY programs and training throughout their communities, with an aim at increasing the numbers of engaged Jewish teens. The Field Engagement Associate will have responsibilities supporting regional programming before and at each event.

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties of the Regional Field Engagement Associate include but are not limited to the following:

  • Community outreach on behalf of USY
  • Visiting teens at local high schools in partnership with JSU or independently
  • Support of regional activities
  • Support recruitment efforts for International USY programs (summer experiences and International Convention)
  • Assist Regional Engagement Director with planning and execution of regional conventions and events

Additional opportunities can include (depending on skill set of candidates):

  • Work with the Regional USY Executive board in areas of leadership training and development
  • Supporting regional communications (newsletters, social media, website)
  • Represent USY, USCJ, and Conservative Movement in the community
  • Recruitment for USY/Kadima in community Hebrew high school and day schools
  • Representing USY on local teen engagement committees (i.e. Federation, JCC, etc)
  • Work with local kehillot to strengthen their youth programs
  • Organizer and supporter of local USY/Kadima advisors and chapter directors
  • Arrange and lead multi-chapter, citywide events on behalf of the region
  • Staffing regional conventions, encampments, day programs, etc
  • Staffing USY International Convention in December
  • Developing educational materials and trainings
  • Alumni outreach
  • Staffing USY summer programs

Supervisory Responsibility

No supervisory responsibility

Work Environment

This is a home office position and it is expected that the professional working from home will be utilizing office equipment in the home such as computer, phones, filling cabinets and other office equipment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a part time position, 20 hours/week. Evening hours and weekends are required. Flexible day/time hours, in order to fit all necessary meetings and responsibilities.


Must be able to travel occasionally to visit affiliated congregations in region. This includes evening and weekend responsibilities as determined and agreed upon by lay and professional supervisors

Required Education and Experience

• Minimum – two years of college

• Demonstrated knowledge of youth programming and Judaism

• Experience in leading youth groups and programs in a non-profit organization or any equivalent

Preferred Education and Experience

No additional

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

None required for this position

Work Authorization

Employees hired to work in the United States USCJ offices must have USA authorization

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, 

duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

How to Apply

Please apply using one of the two options below:

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