Who We Are:
NCSY, a project of the Orthodox Union, connects with Jewish teens through innovative, cutting-edge social and recreational programs to develop a positive Jewish identity. NCSY Inspires Jewish teens and their connection to Israel through informal Jewish education, retreats and summer programs. NCSY Empowers teens through leadership development and guidance to become passionately committed leaders of the Jewish community and instruments for positive change and renewal. NCSY is the premier organization dedicated to connect, inspire and empower Jewish teens and encourage passionate Judaism through Torah and Tradition.
The Orthodox Union (OU) is the largest Orthodox Jewish organization in the United States. Founded in 1898, the OU supports a network of synagogues, youth programs, Jewish and Religious Zionist advocacy programs, programs for the disabled, localized religious study programs, and international units. The OU maintains a kosher certification service, whose circled U symbol, Ⓤ , is found on the labels of many kosher commercial and consumer food products.
The City Director of Atlanta, Georgia NCSY is the local NCSY leader responsible for promoting greater Torah observance to local NCSY youth and must therefore possess the Torah knowledge and represent the values necessary to accomplish that goal.
The City Director requires personal, organizational, and leadership skill and experience to make decisions, communicate objectives, delegate authority, guide and excite community youth. The position requires diverse activity with varying types and levels of responsibility to ensure a successful youth program and promote greater commitment to Torah Judaism. The position requires engagement of the community, which includes but is not limited to the parents of NCSY participants, community Rabbis, and all other community stakeholders.
The Director of Atlanta, Georgia NCSY reports to the Managing Director of Regions or his designated appointees.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Keep in touch with NCSYers by phone or e-mail on a regular basis.
- Maintain positive relationships with the parents of NCSYers. Communicate all information about the programs that you are running in an open and honest manner.
- Cultivate relationships with educational, rabbinical and lay leadership in your community.
- Invite NCSYers to your home for Shabbos on a regular basis.
- Manage relationships between teens and regional advisors
- Encourage chapter members, where appropriate, to participate in national NCSY programs, including summer programs and National Yarchei Kallah
- Work with the Managing Director to determine a target number of participants in such programs.
- Record all activities and events in the National Database.
- Plan, organize, advertise and recruit for at least 1-2 chapter events and meetings per month.
- One Shabbat program which should include two-chapter shabbatonim per year.
- 1-2 recreational trips (bowling, movie, mini golf, arcade, etc.) per month.
- Weekly Educational programming such as Latte and Learning, Partners in Torah etc. (can be in conjunction with the chapter board/membership meetings).
- 1-2 annual programs for annual chapter calendar such as a Chessed Project/Trip (clean a shul, raise tzedaka money, help out at an area charity, etc.).
- Recruit teen participation and advisor staff for the regional events and Shabbatonim.
- Work with the Managing Director of Regions to determine the target teen participation number for your chapter. Work to achieve that level of participation.
- E-mail information to chapter members regarding chapter events and put up flyers in all appropriate areas of the community.
- Send out a quarterly constant contact newsletter to all community members.
Develop Chapter Board
- Appoint or hold elections for a chapter board.
- Ensure that the board meets as often as the advisor deems necessary.
- Encourage the board to schedule and plan events and activities.
- Recruit teen participation from your chapter in regional events and conventions.
- Work with the regional office liaison to arrange for transportation of your chapter to regional events.
- Attend regional events
- Supervise your chapter members at regional events.
Junior NCSY (5th-8th grades)
- All of the same responsibilities related to Senior NCSY chapter events and Regional Conventions listed above, EXCEPT:
- Events are every month, rather than twice monthly.
- Meetings are weekly in any week that there is no other Jr. event, and may be conducted by phone, digitally, or in person.
- Hold at least one Chapter Shabbaton per year.
- Plan and maintain a chapter budget with the Managing Director of Regions professionally and responsibly.
- Create budget plan that includes anticipated costs for each event (local and Shabbatons) to ensure that any losses are anticipated ahead of time and are reasonable.
- Work with Managing Director of Regions to set a realistic fundraising goal to be raised in the Atlanta, Georgia area.
- Be responsible to either raising of the money or set up the meetings in order to help get the money raised.
- Work with the Grants Manager to fulfill all grant requirements .
- Work with the Managing Director of Regions to develop a fundraising strategy so that chapter finances are covered.
Many of the above duties may be performed either by the City Director him/herself, or by an NCSYer (likely a chapter board member) whom the advisor deems responsible enough to carry out the duty. However, the successful accomplishment of the task is the ultimate responsibility of the City Director. Summers should be used for planning the upcoming year’s programming and running programs for teens that are in the Chapter area for the summer.
Salary and Benefits:
The salary range for this position is between $65,000 and $85,000.
We offer employee-sponsored healthcare, dental and vision plans.
Other benefits include:
- Paid sick days
- Paid vacation days
- Paid Jewish and most Federal holidays
- Short Fridays to accommodate for the Sabbath
- Free life and disability insurance
- 403(b) retirement plan which the OU will contribute 5% of your wage towards retirement savings after you contribute at least 2% (only eligible after 3 years of continuous service)