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31 May 2022

Full-Time Mid-West Teen Mentor, OSRUI Camp

URJHR – Posted by URJHR Wisconsin, United States

Job Description

CAMP & ISRAEL (50%) 

  • Active member of the OSRUI camp team. 
  • Support recruitment and retention of teen campers through year-round engagement.  
  • Recruit for the NFTY Summer in Israel trip in partnership with teens, the NFTY in Israel team, and the OSRUI team. 
  • Create a cohesive experience for teens that connects NFTY, camp, and Israel programming throughout the year.   
  • Act as an ambassador and recruiter for all URJ youth programs including but not limited to URJ Camps, NFTY in Israel, Heller High, and Religious Action Center youth experiences.  
  • Staff the OSRUI summer teen Israel trip (5 weeks in Israel, including pre-trip trainings). 
  • Provide leadership and engagement opportunities for OSRUI and Mid-west teens when they return from their Israel summer (as part of larger URJ Israel team). 


To be successful in this job, you excel in the following areas: 

  • Centering Teen Leadership and Being a Strong Mentor and Partner. a passion for working collaboratively with teens to help them actualize their power and create a strong Jewish Youth Movement; a good listener and compassionate partner; Demonstrates strong and appropriate personal boundaries in relationships with youth; committed to lifting up teen voice and “leading from behind;” is excited by the idea of going above and beyond to help teens grow into their best selves 
  • Relationship Management. Can develop strong public relationships with teens parents, synagogue professionals, volunteers, and community leaders.  Exhibits high “emotional intelligence,” prioritizes relationship building, is a good listener. Proven ability to bridge and build powerful, reciprocal relationships across difference and to help others do the same. Effective oral and written communication skills.   
  • Initiative. Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for worthwhile activities; able to take meaningful calculated risks; seizes opportunities; sets demanding but achievable objectives for self and in partnership with 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.  
  • Reform Judaism. Has a love of the Jewish community and an appreciation of synagogues, NFTY, camps, Justice work, and Israel programs and their ability to transform individuals and communities Familiarity with Reform Judaism and the Reform Jewish community. 
  • REDI Experience (Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion). Demonstrated experience prioritizing and executing on Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (i.e., ableism, LGBTQ+ Inclusion, antiracism, etc.) priorities.  


  • In-person meetings, as needed. 
  • Participate in camp, NFTY, and Israel Immersive recruiting visits throughout the fall and winter season. 
  • Spend approx. 1 weekend per month at camp during the academic year 
  • 5 weeks in Israel leading NFTY in Israel experience for teens 
  • In residence at OSRUI during the summer when not in Israel.  


Every team member at the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) plays an essential role in our mission to create a whole, just, and compassionate world. Our team is creative, thoughtful, and innovative. Each member of the team is empowered to make meaningful contributions to achieving our shared goals. Our diverse team is made up of individuals with different skills and backgrounds and every team member is willing to take risks as well as take action to develop and create big ideas for the future of the Reform Movement. While this position focuses on a particular area of work, every team member is a vital part of our overall success.   

The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) provides vision and voice to build strong communities that, together, transform the way people connect to Judaism and change the world. We acknowledge that due to racism, ableism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression, that our communities are not whole until everyone experiences a sense of belonging within the Jewish community. As the largest Jewish movement in North America, we stand for a Judaism that is inclusive and reflective of a wide range of identities and accept the responsibility of dismantling oppression both inside and outside of our communities. Through camping, youth experiences, programs, information sharing, and networking opportunities, our over 850 congregations and 15 residential camps create opportunities for our communities to enhance their capacity to build and expand community, engage in meaningful and authentic Jewish life, deepen Jewish learning, energize worship, pursue social justice and develop inspired leadership. Together, our employees and stakeholders, are creating Reform Judaism of today. 


How to Apply

Please include a one-page cover letter along with your resume, outlining your skills and experience and how you meet the essential functions and qualifications of the position. We look forward to hearing from you! Please click the link to APPLY ONLINE! Alternatively, please mail your resume and cover letter to: Union for Reform Judaism, Attn: Talent Management, 633 Third Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10017.  The URJ strives to be a welcoming and inclusive environment that is committed to creating a diverse environment. We promote strenuous policies and practices of equal opportunity and diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals including those of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations. The URJ encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities and individuals who identify as LGBTQ+. 

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Camp, Jewish, Leadership, mentor, midwest, and teen. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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