Job Opportunities

 

Teens Acting for Social Change (TASC) Coordinator

Part Time: Sunday Mornings, Sept – June
 

Boston Workmen’s Circle Center for Jewish Culture and Social Justice is:

  • A community an­­­d spiritual home for secular Jewish life

  •  A voice for progressive Jewish values and social change

  • An arts and education center celebrating Yiddish, Jewish, and progressive culture

Today, BWC is a thriving, intergenerational, and member-led community with 600 dues-paying members, 17 committees, and 3 full time 2 part time staff. 2019 was our largest program year on record, with our organizing campaigns, rituals, and education programs reaching and serving thousands of people in greater Boston. 


Job Description:

The role of the TASC Coordinator is to manage BWC’s Teens Acting for Social Change program, providing mentorship, community building, political education, organizing training, and a Jewish home to young people ages 13-17. The TASC Coordinator works to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for young people to develop their leadership and organizing skills while building community with each other. The TASC coordinator helps to create an avenue for youth voice and cross pollination both within BWC and with youth organizing and social justice organizing in the broader community. The program meets 22-25 weeks per year, from September - June, with planning in August and between sessions. This position is 6-8 hours/week on program weeks.


TASC Coordinator Responsibilities:

  •  Provide mentorship, community building, political education and organizing training to young people ages 13-17 in our Teens Acting for Social Change (TASC) program

  • Run TASC sessions with youth leaders; 22-25 Sundays a year 10:30am-12:30pm

  • Manage the TASC program calendar and administrative needs

  • Coordinate communication with young people and their parents

  • Recruit and retain graduates of our Jewish Cultural Sunday School, and the Boston community at large, into our TASC program.

  • Help to create an avenue for youth voice and cross pollination with youth organizing and social justice organizing in the broader BWC organization.

The Ideal Candidate(s) Will Bring:

  •  2+ years of youth organizing experience

  •  Proven experience building trusting relationships across race, class, and generation

  • Ability to work individually and as a member of a team committed to the larger whole

  • · Strong oral communication and facilitative skills; warm and engaging presence

  • Commitment to the mission and values of Boston Workmen's Circle, including:

    • Commitment to social, economic and racial justice

    • Welcoming all people across race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and ability

    • Being a voice for peace and against the occupation of Palestine in the Jewish community

    • Standing against Islamophobia

Rate of Pay:

  $25/hour, 6-8 hrs/week, approximately 25 weeks/year
 

To Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume to jobsatbwc@gmail.com by October 1, 2019.

The position will remain open until filled with priority given to early applicants.

 

BWC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People who identify as Jews and non-Jews of Color, multiracial, Sephardic, Mizrachi, trans, non-binary, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer people, people with disabilities, and immigrants are strongly encouraged to apply.