Sesame Workshop seeks an experienced and entrepreneurial Project Coordinator for Shalom Sesame, a multimedia Jewish education project produced by the organization behind Sesame Street. This position will help shape and implement a plan to establish Shalom Sesame as a go-to resource for Jewish content that engages families with young children and offers tools to the Jewish educational community. The Project Coordinator reports to the Vice President, Project Director for Shalom Sesame. Position is 3-5 days per week, from July – December, with possibility of extension.
· Oversee regular updates of ShalomSesame.org, and serve as managing editor of the site, sourcing and contributing content in collaboration with production and creative teams
· Coordinate the development of a new content, collaborating with educational advisors, producers, the digital media team, creative, and legal/finance advisors
· Develop social media, e-newsletter and online partnership strategies to promote and syndicate ShalomSesame.org content
· Manage on-the-ground outreach strategies and steward partnerships with like-minded organizations to distribute content and reach target audiences in innovative ways
Oversee creation of community engagement materials for print and web
· Track budgets and create reporting mechanisms for project goals
· Work with fundraising staff to support presentations to major donors
· Other duties as assigned
· Bachelor’s degree required,
· Minimum 3 years of professional experience in Jewish community outreach and content development
· Fluent in YouTube channel and Facebook page management, in addition to familiarity with Google Analytics
· Experience with digital media projects, and content management systems. Excellent computer and technology skills, including all Microsoft Office applications
· Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills with a proven history of building and maintaining professional relationships
· Ability to write clearly and persuasively
· Detail oriented with proven ability to take initiative
Position is open until filled. Please send résumé and cover letter and salary requirements. Due to anticipated high volume of applications, we unfortunately will not be able to respond to all inquiries. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
About Shalom Sesame:
Produced by Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organization behind Sesame Street around the world, Shalom Sesame is a multimedia education project created to teach North American children about Jewish culture and Israel. Projected to reach millions of families, Shalom Sesame includes twelve half-hour episodes available on DVD; national PBS broadcasts of select episodes; SesameWorkshop.org, a website with video, games and family education materials; books, magazines and print materials; and, community events in partnership with organizations around the country. Visit us at www.SesameWorkshop.org.
About Sesame Workshop:
Sesame Workshop, a not-for-profit educational organization, creates innovative and engaging content to help all children reach their highest potential. For more than 40 years, the Workshop has been a global pioneer in educating and entertaining children through multiple media. The organization grounds its work in research to understand how media helps children learn, develop and grow. Sesame Workshop is best known as the creator of Sesame Street, The Electric Company and Pinky Dinky Doo.
Passport NYC at 92Y is the most unique, extraordinary summer opportunity out there for teens and staff! Join teens entering 9th-12th grades, for a sleepaway camp experience that celebrates creativity, social responsibility and Jewish values. Dive into one of five specialties: The Music Industry, Film, Culinary Arts, Fashion or Musical Theater. Programming includes daily class, site visits with experts and industry professionals, community service and meaningful Jewish community experiences.
We are seeking responsible individuals at least 21 years of age with a passion for/background in their specialty and an enthusiasm for working with teens and knowledge of New York City. Staff members will fill both the Resident Adviser and Program Specialist positions.
As a Resident Advisor, you are the person who helps to define a healthy, safe & fun experience for each participant of Passport NYC. The RA is the main person whom Passport NYC participants will look to for guidance over the course of their camp experience. Warmth with camp participants, ability to relate to them as individuals, and understanding their behaviors will be most important in helping to create a positive living environment and overall successful camp experience.
For the Program Specialist component, you will work alongside our lead teachers to help create a dynamic, challenging and rewarding experience for the teen participants of Passport NYC in the world of fashion, film, culinary arts, the music industry or musical theater. Working as a Program Specialist and Program Guide, each staff member will help the participants develop a deeper knowledge of their industry, and promote their growth as individuals and emerging leaders in the field.
*THIS IS A SUMMER-LONG LIVE-IN POSITION. STAFF DATES ARE JUNE 23th, 2013 - AUGUST 19th, 2013.
Compensation: $2900 including room, board (3 Kosher meals a day), transportation throughout NYC.
Fill out an online application at http://www.92y.org/Passport-NYC/Camps-Staff-Application
FOR MORE DETAIL AND TO APPLY:
- Provide Judaic and personal growth events, resources, mentorship, and learning to Jewish teenagers affiliated with the URJ.
- Assure quality teen events and programming in a healthy and safe environment.
- Offer support to congregational youth, volunteers and professionals in their efforts to create and maintain active high school teen programming.
- Provide the “boots on the ground” structure to expand and solidify Jewish youth involvement in URJ youth programs with an emphasis on NFTY
- Serve as a Jewish community builder in the NFTY MI area
- Be Reform “sh’lichim” to Jewish youth and all who interact with Jewish youth, strategizing the most effective means to connect to this generation of Reform Jewish teens and congregations.
- Network with other Jewish organizations in the area to ensure collaboration around Jewish teens in the MI area.
- Plan, implement and oversee NFTY regional youth events and partner with appropriate URJ or congregational staff in the planning, implementation and oversight ensuring events are youth-led, programmatically well evaluated, generally evaluated as outstading experiences, safe, with incidents appropriately reported and dealt with according to NFTY policy, and within budget.
- Develop creative outreach mechanisms to attract and engage the largest possible contingent of teens to regional, North American and congregational programs.
- Promote the URJ – mission, vision, programs, values, beliefs, projects, and affiliates, including review of all regional programming to ensure high quality educational and personal growth experiences in-line with the mission, vision, values, etc.
- Act as an ambassador and recruiter for all URJ youth-oriented programs including but not exclusive to: NFTY inIsrael, URJ camps, EIE, Mitzvah Corps, and L’Taken.
- Effectively communicate NFTY youth related information to the region; including clergy, youth advisors, parents, lay leaders and teens so that people in the region are informed.
- Serve as a resource, mentor, and advisor to the NFTY Regional Board. This includes setting a schedule of group and individuals meetings, setting appropriate relationship boundaries with regional board members, proving constructive and positive feedback to regional board members, sharing your personality and unique approach to experiential education, and creating an environment for board members that they identify as fun, based on trust and Jewish values, team-focused, and an opportunity for growth.
- Maintain a fiscally responsible regional budget
- Complete all administrative reporting and process tasks as described in the NFTY Policy & Procedures Manual
- Respond to communications and inquiries in a timely fashion
- Support congregations in their youth group programs: should serve the congregations in the following ways
- Help train and orient congregations’ youth workers
- Be resources for youth group programming ideas
- Consult with congregations looking to start a TYG
- Maintain updated regional online presence, including website based on the standards set by the NFTY Web Team.
- Travel to and/or support Regional and North American Events and meetings
- Train and supervise any ancillary staff needed for their region (i.e. Reform Youth Interns)
1. Integrity, Ethics and Values: Adheres to an appropriate (for the URJ) and effective set of core values and beliefs; acts in line with and promotes those values; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent him/herself for personal gain; responds to situations with constancy and reliability.
2. Positive and Joyful Demeanor: Recognizes the positive aspects of people and situations; responds to adversity with a positive attitude recognizing challenges as opportunities; maintains a joyful disposition; generally exudes positive energy.
3. Informing Others: Provides the information people need to know; helps people understand the information and knowledge and its relevance to the task at hand; is timely and appropriate with information
4. Initiative: Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for worthwhile activities; not fearful of taking calculated risks; seizes opportunities; sets demanding but achievable objectives for self and youth leadership; sets appropriate personal work objectives, measures own progress; identifies personal gaps in knowledge and skill; undertakes appropriate activities to develop needed skills; and seeks regular feedback on performance.
5. Interpersonal Skills: Establishes good working relationships with all colleagues and youth who are relevant to the completion of work; works well with people at all levels of the organization; builds appropriate rapport; considers the impact of his/her actions on others; uses diplomacy and tact; is approachable.
6. Personal Resilience: Can effectively cope with change and uncertainty; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty; is flexible.
7. Communication: Is able to speak articulately and clearly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get a spoken message across that has the desired effect; Adjusts and fine-tunes communication in response to both verbal and non-verbal cues; Is able to write clearly and succinctly; can get messages across that have a desired effect; clearly articulates message content and projects an appropriate tone.
8. Team Orientation: demonstrates interest, skill and success in team environments; places group goals ahead of personal agendas; steps up to offer self as a resource to other members of the team; understands and supports the importance of teamwork; shares credit for success with others
9. Decision Making and Problem Solving: Uses sound logic and to approach difficult problems and apply effective solutions; can distinguish between symptoms, causes and implied solutions; enlists the input of others on critical decisions; decides in a timely manner based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment.
10. Project Management: Identifies the key objectives and scope of a proposed project; garners needed resources and project support, develops a realistic and thorough plan for achieving key objectives, keeps team members briefed on progress, implements action plans, communicates progress to all involved, identifies and resolves barriers and problems
11. Mentorship, Coaching and Supervision of Youth: Clearly and comfortably delegates appropriate tasks and decisions to youth; appropriately shares authority and responsibility; creates accountability; sets clear objectives and measures, monitors process, progress and results; builds feedback loops into the work. Holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each Regional Board members’ strengths, challenges and limitations; encourages youth through mentorship; offers support and guidance to youth on a regular, on-going basis. Creates a climate in which people want to do their best; empowers others; invites shared input and decision making. Is good at establishing clear expectations and setting clear direction; engages disciplinary processes in a timely manner. Demonstrates ability to manage groups of teens. Demonstrates strong and appropriate personal boundaries in relationships with youth.
12. Jewish Teacher and Role Model: In all ways, represents oneself as a role model of the Reform Jewish Movement and a Jewish teacher.
- Must have a Bachelor’s Degree, Masters preferred
Knowledge of and experience with the Reform Movement & NFTY
- Experience in camp and/or youth work in a leadership capacity
- 2 year minimum commitment
- Ability to communicate or attend events during day, evening and weekend hours
- Ability to spend two-weeks, as appropriate, for URJ - Summer program placement (URJ Camp, travel program. Etc.).
FOR MORE DETAIL AND TO APPLY:
“One Shot”, a major upcoming action movie, is now casting supporting roles for production which begins in November.
This movie will be about a homicide detective named Jack Reacher who investigates a seemingly-ordinary crime case involving a trained sniper who went on a shooting spree.
“One Shot” was written by Christopher McQuarrie and Josh Olson, and it will be directed by Christopher McQuarrie.
The movie is being produced by Paula Wagner, David Ellison, and Kevin Messick for Skydance Productions in association with Paramount Pictures.