USY/Kadima Field Engagement Associate, Seaboard (Baltimore, MD or Virginia)

Mission Critical

These positions are an integral part of the vision of the USY reorganization.

Position Purpose

The Seaboard Region of United Synagogue Youth (USY) seeks a part time Field Engagement Associate to support teen engagement in the Baltimore, MD or Virginia area. The Field Engagement Associate will work with the Regional Teen Engagement Director to deliver USY programs and training throughout their communities, with an aim at increasing the numbers of engaged Jewish teens. The Field Engagement Associate will have responsibilities supporting regional programming before and at each event.


The duties of the Field Engagement Associate include but are not limited to the following:

  • Community outreach on behalf of USY

o Visiting teens at local high schools in partnership with JSU or independently.

o Recruitment for USY/Kadima in community Hebrew High School and Day Schools.

o Representing USY on local teen engagement committees (i.e. Federation, JCC, etc).

o Work with local kehillot to strengthen their youth programs.

o Organizer and supporter of local USY/Kadima advisors and chapter directors.

  • Support of Regional Activities

o Assist Regional Engagement Director with planning and execution of regional conventions and events.

o Support recruitment efforts for International USY programs (summer experiences and International Convention).

o Arrange and lead multi-chapter, citywide events on behalf of the region.

o Staffing Regional Conventions, encampments, day programs, etc.

o Staffing USY International Convention in December.

  • Additional Opportunities can include (depending on skill set of candidates)

o Supporting regional communications (newsletters, social media, website).

o Developing educational materials and trainings.

o Alumni outreach.

o Staffing USY Summer Programs.

o Work with the Regional USY Executive board in areas of leadership training and development.

o Represent USY, USCJ, and Conservative Movement in the community.

Supervisory Responsibility

No supervisory responsibility.

Work Environment

This is a home office position and it is expected that the professional working from home will be utilizing office equipment in the home such as computer, phones, filling cabinets and other office equipment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a part time position, of 20 hours/week. Evening hours and weekends are required. Flexible day/time hours, in order to fit all necessary meetings and responsibilities.


Must be able to travel on regular basis to visit affiliated congregations in region. This includes evening and weekend responsibilities as determined and agreed upon by lay and professional supervisors


Required Education and Experience

Minimum – 2 years of college
Demonstrated knowledge of youth programming and Judaism
Experience in leading youth groups and programs in a non-profit organization or any equivalent

Preferred Education and Experience

No additional

Work Authorization

Employees hired to work in the United States USCJ offices must have USA authorization

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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