Jewish Teen Life Director (Suburban)

JCC of Greater Pittsburgh

Website JCC of Greater Pittsburgh


This position is responsible for developing and facilitating a full and vibrant suite of Jewish experiences for suburban Jewish teens (South Hills, North Hills, Fox Chapel and Monroeville communities) that provides meaningful Jewish learning and engagement. Contributes to a dynamic team that inspires the Jewish future by engaging Jewish teens through meaningful and intentional Jewish experiences and teachings.


  • Responsible for increasing middle school engagement in the Squirrel Hill community through School Day Off experiences and intentional middle school opportunities.
  • Pilots creative, new experiential Jewish educational approaches and initiatives.
  • Builds relationships with participants through meaningful conversations and by creating connections to opportunities to participate in Jewish experiences.
  • Coordinates J Line for the South Hills community.
  • Coordinates the Staff in Training program for South Hills Day Camp.
  • Assists with J-Serve to increase participation of suburban teens.
  • Assists the Suburban Peer Engagement Interns in creating intentional engagement experiences for suburban teens.
  • Serves as the lead staff member in planning the community wide Teen Tikken Leil Shavuot.
  • Provides educational and programmatic support for programs, as assigned.
  • Identifies and cultivates teen leadership to empower them to own their Jewish journey.
  • Serves as a Jewish role model, supporting students through life cycle events, the challenges of life in middle school and high school, and everything in between to support their mental wellness.
  • Develops short and long-range program goals in keeping with the mission and vision of the JCC and The Second Floor.
  • Builds working relationships/partnerships with other Jewish organizations in the suburban communities (i.e., congregations, BBYO, youth groups, Repair the World, The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, etc.) consistent with the agency’s mission, goals and operating objectives.
  • Participates in community-wide teen program experiences.
  • Contributes to the staffing compliment of The Second Floor open hours, as needed.
  • Creates, coordinates and implements recruitment strategy & marketing materials.
  • Develops and manages program budgets.
  • Ensures compliance with all state, federal and local regulating agencies.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with program participants.
  • Ability to define problems, develop solutions, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to manage and balance a variety of responsibilities in a fast-paced environment under tight time constraints.
  • Ensures adherence to agency core values of respect, kindness, character and community within both staff culture and program development.
  • Recognizes that the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh gathers individuals representing diverse backgrounds, beliefs and practices.
  • Creates a warm and welcoming environment.
  • Maintains a high degree of organization and attention to detail.
  • Adheres to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh policies and procedures.
  • Actively supports and participates in continuous intra-departmental and agency-wide quality improvement processes. “Everyone, Every Day, Closer to Better”.
  • Actively promotes and maintains agency customer service standards.
  • Generates necessary reports and documentation as needed and/or required.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to operate personal computers (hardware and software).
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays, as required.
  • Ability to perform other related duties, as needed and/or required.

(These responsibilities are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.)


Supervises part time and volunteer personnel


Bachelor’s Degree in Jewish Education, or related field, with Master’s Degree preferred, with at least three (3) years’ experience working in Jewish educational settings with an emphasis on teen engagement or equivalent combination of education and experience.


While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. Frequently he/she is required to sit. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds. The vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. During the summer months, employee is frequently outdoors in a natural setting.

Must be able to obtain ACT 33/34 and FBI clearances, and mandated reporter training.

Send resume and cover letter to:

JCC of Greater Pittsburgh
Attn: Human Resources
5738 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Equal Opportunity Employer

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