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Director of Youth & Students - Reform Judaism

  • Location: Finchley, London
  • Sector: Community
An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone with strong commitment, inspiration and drive to lead our youth and student teams. Our ideal candidate will have a high level of understanding and experience in progressive Jewish life and practices.

We are looking for a Director, with the experience and determination to support and lead our Youth and Students teams in developing sustainable strategies for the future.
Managing a budget of £1.3m+ you will proactively oversee the expenditure and operation of our popular camps, tours and student activities.
With your skills and knowledge of youth movements, you will work creatively and supportively with RSY-Netzer and Progressive Jewish Students, empowering the team to plan and produce quality, innovative programmes and events that attract and retain young people.

This is an ideal opportunity for a proactive go-getter who relishes the opportunity to work collaboratively with teams to bring fresh ideas that engage, attract and retain young people whilst identifying the risks and rewards that are vital for continued growth and success.

It is essential that with your eye for detail, you can confidentially and proactively advocate for RSY-Netzer and negotiate with external organisations to ensure the best possible outcome for our participants and Reform Judaism. This role is full-on and full time and can be hugely rewarding. We offer an extremely attractive package and are committed to your personal on-going development. 

Skills & Abilities
We are looking for someone who can demonstrate the following:
  • Ability to provide guidance, mentoring and direction
  • Ability to nurture staff, youth and students in a warm supportive and caring manner
  • Ability to understand and manage a large budget
  • Ability to understand the bigger picture to ensure that work (and funds are appropriately co-ordinated)
  • Ability to provide direct and honest feedback in a supportive way
  • Able to advocate and negotiate with external organisations
  • Ability and willingness to take initiative and follow through on ideas
  • Ability to prioritise workload effectively
  • Ability to lead by example and work proactively without supervision
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to inspire others
  • Competent PC user able to undertake a variety of administrative tasks
Experience
We are looking for someone who can demonstrate experience of:
  • Managing and understanding a significant budget
  • Working collaboratively with a Youth Movement/Youth team
  • Successfully creating and implementing new ideas/programmes/strategies
  • Inspiring staff, volunteers and others to work successfully and creatively
  • Networking and building up excellent working relationships
  • Experience of facilitating groups successfully
  • A depth of Jewish knowledge including progressive Judaism
  • Positively and supportively managing staff whilst professionally managing upwards to Board level
  • Meeting objectives and deliverables within pre-agreed timescales
  • Successfully applying for and reporting on grants and funding