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Regional Director - Northwest Canada

BBYO
On-site
Calgary, Alberta, Canada AB

BBYO Northwest Canada, Regional Director

Calgary, Canada

  

BBYO, the world’s leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement, has been providing exceptional leadership programs and identity enrichment experiences for 100 years. We offer year-round activities in hundreds of local communities alongside inspiring world-wide travel experiences enabling teens to explore communal leadership, service, civics, Israel education and Jewish values, all while having fun, building a lifelong commitment to Jewish community, and forging friendships for life.

 

BBYO across Canada is growing rapidly and is now the largest Jewish teen platform nationally. Throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan, BBYO has been shaping Jewish lives and inspiring vibrant Jewish community for a century, and as the Movement looks to its next 100 years, BBYO seeks to expand its engagement of and deepen its impact on as many Jewish teens across Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, and Saskatoon as possible. An ever-growing stronger BBYO Northwest Canada Region will ensure that Canada’s Jewish teens have the skills, networks, and knowledge to lead Canadian, and global, Jewry in the future.

 

Over the last couple of years, an exciting team of Jewish community leaders and leading Jewish institutions, in partnership with generations of parents and alumni, have united around a bold vision to lift BBYO Northwest Canada Region to new heights. BBYO is seeking a full-time Regional Director excited to lead the region through its next evolution and eager to pursue its strategic goals. This professional will be based in Calgary or Edmonton, lead a team of colleagues across the region’s Jewish communal hubs, nurture a diverse network of supporters and stakeholders, and ensure that BBYO is providing a best-in-class experience for Jewish teens that’s meaningful, transformative, fun, sustainable for the long-term, and professional.

 

You:

You love working with teens. You’re creative, quick on your feet, and like your job to change every day. You’re not the kind of person who wants to sit behind a desk. You have an infectious personality and love getting others to join you in changing the world. You're a problem solver, skilled at juggling multiple priorities at once, and you enjoy being a part of a team.

 

We’re seeking a professional that is a self-starter, energetic, detail-oriented, organized and can work well in a team setting. Strong candidates are charismatic, have strong people skills, tested program experience, able to relate to teens and utilize their abilities to achieve BBYO’s mission of engaging more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences.

 

S/he will possess a skill set that includes strong customer service skills, logical thinking, creative and professional writing, and event planning. You should be fearless about reaching out to anyone, and eager to take calculated programmatic risks that have often never been tested before. Candidates should be excited about an opportunity that goes beyond being only a youth-facing professional; we’re looking for someone who wants to build a brand, advocate for the Jewish community to embrace the voices and imaginations of its youth and run a highly professional affiliate of BBYO’s global movement. This is a role where you will grow your community building, programming, event planning, communications, fundraising, and business operations skills in a variety of ways.

 

Us:

We’re a global network of passionate professionals working to amplify Jewish teen life worldwide. We are the Jewish community’s largest and fastest growing pluralistic platform for reaching and inspiring Jewish teens, built on 100 years of storied history. We do this challenging and invigorating work through our partners in more than 725 local, teen-led chapters across more than 60 countries, at hundreds of weekend retreats during the school year and across a rapidly growing suite of global exchanges, campaigns and movement initiatives all year-round. Over the summer, we run dozens of immersive experiences including extensive Israel travel, missions and community tours across six continents, and a myriad of leadership camps. Our team is strong, agile, creative, inclusive and every day is different by design. We are fast-paced, high-energy, and results-driven, and we enjoy working together almost as much as we believe in the mission we are chasing together.

 

What you’ll get to do as our Regional Director:

  • Work with teens to create impactful, fun and dynamic programs including large scale community projects and three to four overnight conventions each year
  • Mentor teens and support professional colleagues on building strong, vibrant teen-led chapters
  • Work directly with teens to expand BBYO’s membership and impact regionally
  • Build, sustain, and evolve meaningful partnerships and networks in the community
  • Attend summer camp (this time you’re in charge!) as you facilitate teen leadership programs, attend BBYO’s International Convention, and BBYO Staff Conference
  • Develop and manage regional programming, oversee operational and program budgets, and grow your small-business management skill set
  • Empower and inspire teens, volunteers, and advisors through mentorship, coaching, and training
  • Partner with dedicated lay leaders on alumni and parent engagement to scale advocacy, fundraising, and brand visibility across the region

 

What you’ll learn as our Regional Director:

  • A wide array of non-profit management skills including budgeting, membership, marketing, sales, human resources, event planning and more
  • How to track and analyze business metrics, negotiate contracts, and build partnerships
  • How to work with a global team and across organizational and geographical boundaries
  • Relationship building as you network with and travel to other BBYO communities
  • Supervisory skills as you manage a team of colleagues, teens, and volunteers
  • Professionalism and the ability to inspire and influence others to action

 

Role Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of work experience; experience in teen/community programming, event operations, and (some) business management experience is particularly of interest
  • A bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Experience with youth or teens is preferred
  • Experience leading teams or projects is preferred
  • Ability to travel as needed and to staff a summer leadership program at a location in North America for 2-3 weeks each summer, attend International Convention (every February), and BBYO Staff Conference, as well as other opportunities as relevant
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours (nights and weekends) when teens (and community stakeholders) are available
  • It would be great if you spoke Russian, Hebrew, French or other languages

 

Compensation will be commensurate based on experience. BBYO provides generous vacation time and sick time, paid time off on secular and Jewish holidays, as well as excellent opportunities for ongoing professional development. This is a role with long-term career trajectory and awesome opportunities to collaborate with colleagues on projects across Canada, throughout North America, and around the world. The position will be built and supported to maintain a flexible work environment to help foster your preferred work-life ble