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Current Job Opportunities

Teens Acting for Social Change (TASC) 

Co-Coordinator Part Time: August 2024  – June 2025

Boston Workers 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 700 dues-paying members, 18 committees, and a full time staff team.

Job Description: 
The role of the TASC Co-Coordinator is to is to manage, along with the current TASC Coordinator, BWC's  BWC’s Teens Acting for Social Change program, providing mentorship, community building, political education, organizing training, and a Jewish home to young people ages 13-18. The TASC co-coordinator works as equal partners with Elias Newman 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 co-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 will meet for up to 16 sessions between October-June, with planning in August and between sessions. 

TASC Coordinator
Pay: $30/hr, 100 hours from August through June. Please note this role is dependent on funding.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide mentorship, community building, political education and organizing training to 11-15 teens ages 13-18 teen program focused on social justice, community engagement, and Jewish cultural exploration.
  •  co-facilitate bi-weekly Sunday sessions (10:30 am-12:30 pm), guiding teens to design and lead their own activities; and provide solo facilitation as needed. 
  • Coordinate with partner organizations and BWC community for campaigns and events 
  • Co-develop engaging curricula and prep materials for sessions
  • Plan additional opportunities for community building and learning throughout the year. The year will culminate with a social change based project in the spring. 
  • Manage the TASC logistics and administrative needs 
  • Coordinate communication with young people and their parents over email and phone
  • Recruit and retain graduates of our Jewish Cultural Sunday School and beyond
  • Create an avenue for youth voice and cross-pollination with youth organizing

The ideal candidate has: 

  • Experience leading political education trainings/community organizing or experience with 13-17 year olds
  • Experience with supporting youth to build a positive Jewish identity a plus 
  • Passion for social justice and creating a fun, meaningful environment for teens
  • Availability for up to 100 hours from Sept 2024 - June 2025. Most of the hours are every two to three Sunday mornings per month, some evenings & weekends, plus flexible prep time in between.
  • Background check required

Application Process:

  • Rolling submission: Submit resume to Elias@circleboston.org and put “TASC coordinator” in the subject line by July 31, 2024
  • Phone screenings and Interviews in July/early August 2024
  • Hire by mid-August 2024
  • Position starts late August 2024 for curriculum prep

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. 

Are you passionate about Jewish cultural identity and social justice? The Secular Jewish Cultural Sunday School of Boston Workers Circle teaches Jewish history, culture, and social justice to young people in grades Pre-K through 7th grade. 

Join our team of teachers! 

BWC provides each teacher with a broad curriculum which is adapted to meet the needs of the children in each class, and is guided by an arts and project-based approach.

Grades Currently Hiring:

  • Pre-K/Kindergarten- (Jewish holidays and traditions through stories, drama, and crafts, building the new family community).
  • *Beyz (2nd grade -- "People of the book" and Jewish stories).
  • *B'nai Mitzvah (7th grade -- leading students through the study of Jewish values and their own personal research project).

Ideal Candidates Have...

  • Experience in a classroom, after-school, or summer camp working directly with middle schoolers, elementary schoolers, or early childhood-aged kids.
  • Some knowledge of Jewish history and culture.
  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice.
  • Knowledge of Yiddish and or Ladino is a plus, though not required.
  • Knowledge of community organizing is a plus, though not required.
  • Availability to teach two to three Sunday mornings each month from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (includes set-up and clean-up) in Brookline, MA, from September 15- June 1. Our site is T-accessible, wheelchair accessible and there is street parking. 

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS

  • Starting salary is $100-$105 per session for 22 sessions a year (commensurate with experience)
  • Discounted Yiddish classes through the Boston Workers Circle (mix of in-person or online class choices) and  through the National Workers Circle
  • Professional Development opportunities

ABOUT THE BOSTON WORKERS CIRCLE (BWC):
The Boston Workers Circle, Arbeter Ring in Yiddish, is an organization founded over 120 years ago by Secular Yiddish-speaking Jewish immigrants as a progressive mutual aid society. Today, Boston Workers Circle Center for Jewish Culture and Social Justice (BWC) is a thriving, intergenerational, member-led community with 700 dues-paying members and 17 member-led committees, anchored by a team of 6 core staff. We are a spiritual home for secular Jewish life, a voice for progressive Jewish values and social change, and an arts and education center celebrating Yiddish and diasporic Jewish cultures.

TO APPLY:
Send your resume, cover letter and two references to the Education Director, Meira Soloff, meira@circleboston.org with the subject “Sunday School Teacher”

Applications are rolling with priority given to candidates who apply before July 26th or until the position is filled. Any position listed on the website is still open and accepting applications.

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER 2024-2025: 

Are you passionate about Jewish cultural identity and social justice? The Secular Jewish Cultural Sunday School of Boston Workers Circle teaches Jewish history, culture, and social justice to young people in grades Pre-K through 7th grade. 

Join our team of teachers! 

BWC provides each teacher with a broad curriculum which is adapted to meet the needs of the children in each class, and is guided by an arts and project-based approach.

Grades Currently Hiring:

  • Pre-K/Kindergarten- (Jewish holidays and traditions through stories, drama, and crafts, building the new family community).
  • *Beyz (2nd grade -- "People of the book" and Jewish stories).
  • *B'nai Mitzvah (7th grade -- leading students through the study of Jewish values and their own personal research project).

Ideal Candidates Have...

  • Experience in a classroom, after-school, or summer camp working directly with middle schoolers, elementary schoolers, or early childhood-aged kids.
  • Some knowledge of Jewish history and culture.
  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice.
  • Knowledge of Yiddish and or Ladino is a plus, though not required.
  • Knowledge of community organizing is a plus, though not required.
  • Availability to teach two to three Sunday mornings each month from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (includes set-up and clean-up) in Brookline, MA, from September 15- June 1. Our site is T-accessible, wheelchair accessible and there is street parking. 

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS

  • Starting salary is $100-$105 per session for 22 sessions a year (commensurate with experience)
  • Discounted Yiddish classes through the Boston Workers Circle (mix of in-person or online class choices) and  through the National Workers Circle
  • Professional Development opportunities

ABOUT THE BOSTON WORKERS CIRCLE (BWC):

The Boston Workers Circle, Arbeter Ring in Yiddish, is an organization founded over 120 years ago by Secular Yiddish-speaking Jewish immigrants as a progressive mutual aid society. Today, Boston Workers Circle Center for Jewish Culture and Social Justice (BWC) is a thriving, intergenerational, member-led community with 700 dues-paying members and 17 member-led committees, anchored by a team of 6 core staff. We are a spiritual home for secular Jewish life, a voice for progressive Jewish values and social change, and an arts and education center celebrating Yiddish and diasporic Jewish cultures.

TO APPLY:

Send your resume, cover letter and two references to the Education Director, Meira Soloff, meira@circleboston.org with the subject “Sunday School Teacher”

Applications are rolling with priority given to candidates who apply before July 26th or until the position is filled. Any position listed on the website is still open and accepting applications.

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.

Frequently cited statistics show that potential applicants who come from structurally marginalized groups are more likely to apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Boston Workers Circle encourages you to break that statistic and to apply for stretch positions. No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. We look forward to your application. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until we find the right candidate for the position.

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