Associate Youth Director (AYD) Job Description
New York, NY
BJENY-SAJES, an agency of UJA-Federation of New York, is a 100 year old organization
undergoing major transformation to meet the changing needs of Jewish education in the 21
century. The New Center for Collaborative Leadership (NCCL) is a department within the newly
merged BJENY-SAJES. NCCL is dedicated to innovation and sustainable change focusing
primarily on engaging more Jewish youth in more meaningful Jewish life throughout the Greater
New York region. Over the past two years, the NCCL has established itself as one of the leading
national organizations dedicated to Jewish youth programming in relevant and meaningful ways.
As part of this rapid growth, the NCCL has created a new position, that of Associate Youth
Director, to lead the teen work of BJENY-SAJES. The person in this position will be highly
motivated, show great initiative, and be able to inspire a staff and community to forge new paths in
engaging Jewish youth in Jewish life today and tomorrow.
Job Description: BJENY-SAJES is searching for a full-time, dynamic, driven, and
entrepreneurial–minded candidate to join its team and serve as the Associate Youth Director
(AYD). Under supervision of Director of the NCCL, the AYD will serve as the lead program
staff person developing vision and strategy to engage the Jewish youth of greater New York
City (including Westchester County and Long Island) in meaningful Jewish activities.
A. Youth Professionals and Providers Networks and Support Services
Direct the establishment of a local youth professional network in New York City.
Direct the establishment and ongoing work of a national network of youth professionals.
Establish and direct networks of national and regional youth providers in New York.
Supervise implementation of a greater NYC website for teen engagement.
B. Strategic Planning
Develop and gain support for a strategic plan to engage Jewish teens in