Organization Summary: BBYO is the leading pluralistic, Jewish teen movement and has been providing exceptional leadership programs and identity enrichment experiences for more than 95 years. We offer year-round activities in hundreds of local communities and inspiring world-wide travel experiences enabling teens to explore areas of leadership, service, civic engagement, Israel education and Jewish values.
BBYO Passport: BBYO’s premiere summer teen travel department for Jewish middle and high school students in 6th – 12th grades; BBYO Passport travels across 22 countries and 5 continents. Please note all hires are seasonal employees.
Dates and Availability: Trips run from June 7 through August 23, 2021 with departures across North American cities. Depending on the program, a trip duration is anywhere from 9 days up to a maximum of 35 days, including combination destinations. An applicant must be available for at least 2 weeks to staff a program. Review program dates by selecting the dates & cost tab.
Key Position Responsibilities Include (and are not limited to):
- Execute role as BBYO Passport Staff with the highest level of customer service and participant care
- Contact program participants prior to the start of the program to make personal connection and answer questions
- Capture group photos and prepare weekly updates for participant families
- Assist participants on arrival/departure day at the airport
- Ensure participants are following program safety guidelines; identify situations where special medical attention is necessary
- Serve as a role model for participants as a Jewish adult
- Assist with daily logistical needs (including but not limited to rooming assignments/ checks, supporting medical concerns, programming logistics, helping participants with unique dietary needs, etc.)
- Maintain community atmosphere (orderliness, timeliness, organization, lost-and-found, etc.)
- Provide comfort, support, and compassion for all participants during program duration
- Ensure that the program participants are forming a socially cohesive group, while working to discourage cliques and address any cases of social alienation
- Translate past Jewish experiences into learning opportunities for participants
- Serve as an educational resource and leader of informal educational programming during the trip, with a special focus as a Shabbat facilitator
- Help facilitate Shabbat services and Shabbat programming for participants
- Participate and facilitate informal Jewish education programming, icebreakers, and other various aspects of building communal life
- Participate in a weekend long staff training from June 3 – June 6, 2021 (June 3rd attendance is optional)
- Collaborate with your fellow trip staff as well as with the Trip Guide prior to the start of the program
- Participate in all full staff meetings, trainings, professional development, and team-building activities
- Manage and maintain staff supply bag to help with team organization
- Candidate must be at least four years removed from high school at the start of summer (exceptions considered in special situations)
- Significant travel experience, preferably including an Israel educational experience
- Extensive leadership experience, preferably working with teenagers
- Strong Jewish identity and ability to lead an inclusive Shabbat experience preferred
- High stamina and ability to work within a team setting
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Candidates should be comfortable working as part of a cohesive staff team.
- Candidates should be able to set a positive tone throughout the program, establish an appropriate close relationship with the participants which includes maintaining an appropriate level of authority and respect.
- Candidates with clear understanding of the program’s educational goals and preparedness to act as an informal Jewish educator during the program preferred.
For more information, please contact email@example.com or call 202-537-0891. Applications should be submitted directly through BBYO’s online application system.