Prospective Israeli Applicants

IMAGINE THE MOST INCREDIBLE SUMMER OF YOUR LIFE.

Every summer, dozens of energetic, enthusiastic, and dedicated individuals join our summer NFTY in Israel staff teams to help create the best summer Israel experience for our teens. Staffing NFTY in Israel is both a rewarding and demanding experience. The program requires staff that are responsible, flexible and patient. Each day, you will have the opportunity to directly impact the growth and life experience of bus full of teens, buillifelong connections with passionate American and Israeli young adults, and experience your own personal and professional advancement. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity – application is coming soon!

Israeli Madrich(a) Job Description

Working for NFTY in Israel is a great opportunity to have a lasting impact on the lives of our teens while developing important lifelong skills and experiencing the summer of your life! Please review the complete job description to best understand the requirements of the American Madrich(a) position.

Israeli Madrich(a) Job Description

Qualifications: 

  • Previous experience working with American youth 
  • Ability to understand and speak in English 
  • Desire to work with, communicate with, relate to, and serve as an example for teens and adults in a travel program setting 
  • Ability to serve as an adult role model — surrogate parent — for all participants 
  • Commitment to and willingness to take full responsibility for the lives of participants 
  • Common sense, safety-consciousness, and high moral character required 
  • Open to accepting guidance and support; willingness to ask for help 
  • Comfortable navigating potential cultural differences between Israelis and Americans 
  • Passionate about collaborating with others to plan and execute educational activities 
  • Must be 21 or older 

        Applicants who stand out may have experience with songleading, leading religious worship, social media, and informal educational programming. If this is you, please make sure to let us know when you apply! 

        Responsibilities: 

        • Oversee all participants in one’s assigned group, which includes engaging participants, ensuring the health, safety, and security at ALL times, enforcing rules and policies, and fostering a welcoming culture of friendship, growth, and community 
        • Help participants build skills needed for developing independence such as: keeping track of belongings, managing medication appropriately, and exercising good hygiene and health practices 
        • Participate regularly and enthusiastically in all program activities, but also be willing to skip any activities as directed in order to care for participants 
        • Work together with your staff team to develop and implement programming that integrates Jewish education and Reform Jewish values 
        • Serve as a full member of the larger staff team, attending staff meetings and taking on additional roles as needed 
        • Act as “early warning system” for participants with challenges, referring to appropriate staff and communicating with the unit supervisor when necessary 
        • Fulfill supplemental responsibilities depending on your staff assignment, which may include: 
        • Rosh Briut (Healthcare Lead) 
          • Responsible for confidentially managing and tracking all healthcare concerns daily 
        • Rosh Logisti (Logistics Coordinator)
          • Responsible for the group’s logistics including, your group’s money and vouchers, calling ahead to sites, laundry days, Kishrei Noar, etc.  

              Essential Functions: 

              • Ability to work long hours with minimal time off throughout the day 
              • Ability to be flexible with quickly changing tasks and priorities 
              • Ability to be a team player with your co-staff 
              • Ability to lift at least 25 lbs. without assistance 
              • Ability to hike long distances while carrying a moderately weighted backpack 
              • Ability to maintain calm and composure in times of stress 
              • Ability to provide clear, accurate, and consistent instructions both in front of large groups and with individuals 
              • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information shared about or by participants 
              • Ability to handle disciplinary situations in a calm, educational way, that helps the teen learn to change behavior rather than dealing with it in a punitive or power conflict fashion

              Learn more

              If you are an Israeli looking to apply for NFTY in Israel please click the “Staff Information” button below for a Hebrew translation of job descriptions and application instructions.

              If you have any questions, please contact Hannah Kremer.

              Israeli mechanech(et) Job Description

              The Mechanech/et is responsible for leading and managing the group, including the staff, transmission of the educational content and supervising the participants. As part of this role, you will be asked to prepare a compelling narrative description for each of the various sites, be in touch with the service providers and the bus driver and plan the route about the logistical considerations. There will be a preparation course (educators’ course) that will prepare you to do what is required. During the course, you will visit and learn about the various sites in the country where you will lead and guide the group in the summer. You will receive educational and practical knowledge that will help you manage all aspects of the program. You will get to know the other educators and get feedback on your public speaking and teaching skills. We will pay you pro rata each month from the total amount of your salary. 

              Israeli Mechanech(et) Job Description

              Qualifications: 

              • Previous experience working with American youth and/or Reform Jewry 
              • Ability to understand and speak in English 
              • Knowledge of the geography & history of Israel and Jewish people as a base to learn more in depth on these topics 
              • Desire to work with, communicate with, relate to & serve as an example for teens & adults in a travel program setting 
              • Ability to serve as an adult role model — surrogate parent — for all participants 
              • Commitment to and willingness to take full responsibility for the lives of participants 
              • Common sense, safety-consciousness, and high moral character required 
              • Open to accepting guidance and support; willingness to ask for help 
              • Comfortable navigating potential cultural differences between Israelis and Americans 
              • Passionate about collaborating with others to plan and execute educational activities 
              • Strong leadership, public speaking, and interpersonal skills 
              • Must be 24 or older 

                    Responsibilities: 

                    • Oversee all participants in one’s assigned group, which includes engaging participants, ensuring the health, safety, and security at ALL times, enforcing rules, policies & fostering a welcoming culture of friendship, growth & community 
                    • Guide and pique interest in the activities and all sites visited 
                    • Help participants build skills needed for developing independence such as: keeping track of belongings, managing medication appropriately, and exercising good hygiene and health practices 
                    • Supervise members of your staff team including leading staff meetings, helping to develop and implement programming that integrates Jewish education and Reform Jewish values, addressing any challenges that arise, etc. 
                    • Act as “early warning system” for participants with challenges, referring to appropriate staff and communicating with the unit supervisor when necessary 
                    • Notify senior staff of any medical, mental health and social situations that may occur with individual teens or within the group setting 
                    • Participate in the educator’s course from start to finish 

                      Essential Functions: 

                      • Ability to work long hours with minimal time off throughout the day 
                      • Ability to be flexible with quickly changing tasks and priorities 
                      • Ability to be a team player with your co-staff 
                      • Ability to lift at least 25 lbs. without assistance & hike long distances while carrying a moderately weighted backpack 
                      • Ability to maintain calm and composure in times of stress 
                      • Ability to provide clear, accurate, and consistent instructions both in front of large groups and with individuals 
                        Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information shared about or by participants 
                      • Ability to handle disciplinary situations in a calm, educational way, that helps the teen learn to change behavior rather than dealing with it in a punitive or power conflict fashion  

                      directly impact the growth and life experience of teens

                      This summer we look forward to welcoming hundreds of teens to Israel on our programs and to providing them with a wonderful summer adventure full of fun, friendship and personal discovery.

                       

                      This summer in Jerusalem!

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                      Incentive grants of up to $3250 available!