Majestic mountains, sparkling ocean, rainforests and beautiful foliage throughout all four seasons make Vancouver one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Add in a moderate climate year round.
The Jewish community is significant with approx. 25,000-30,000 Jews living in greater Vancouver. The Orthodox community has a large Shul with hundreds of member families, a Sephardi Shul, an eruv, a mikva, a few kosher eateries including a high end meat restaurant, bakeries, a fine Torah elementary school, an all girls high school and a Chofetz Chaim high school and Beis Midrash. A learning center also opened in the past couple of years, which is dedicated to teach Torah to adults.
NCSY Vancouver is seeking a City Director to begin work in summer/fall 2017 to continue the incredible growth and impact of its work in Vancouver. Revamped in 2011, NCSY Vancouver reaches over 250 Jewish high school students every year. Its focus is on outreach to teenagers in the local community high school and public high schools who come from all backgrounds. The ideal candidate is someone who can engage high school students, build relationships, and work well with other community organizations.
About NCSY: NCSY runs a number of key programs in Vancouver, the highlight being its Shabbatons. Shabbatons take place a number of times a year in places like Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Edmonton, Whistler and more, seeing 130 different teens over the course of the year. These Shabbatons are transformative and beloved by the teens.
They are surely a large part of our success that we see our graduating teens go off to gap year Torah programs in Israel every year.
Regular ongoing programs include learning and leadership programs and Torah High. “Impact”, “board meetings” and a lunch and learn at the community school, are lunchtime or after school discussion groups that attracts approximately 70 students per year.
“Torah High” is a Jewish studies program with a current enrollment of 30 students. By attending a class once a week, after school, and obtaining 30 hours of experiential Jewish education, students can receive a high school credit from the Ministry of Education that allows them to take a spare in school. In addition to these key weekly programs, NCSY also runs social programs, volunteering programs, and more.
NCSY is considered the leading Jewish youth group in Vancouver, Torah High the premier supplementary after school program attracting public high school students, and has a solid foundation of engaged students and community donors. There are currently 3 office staff and 3 part-time Torah High teachers.
Our Ideal Candidate: We are seeking a full-time City Director who is deeply committed to building relationships and engaging spiritually, educationally and socially with current and potential high school students, their parents, and the broader community. NCSY is looking for a professional who will be dedicated to the long-term welfare and growth of the organization. This individual will be warm, embracing of all Jews, welcoming, accessible, passionate about kiruv, have an open home, and committed to Torah values. The candidate must be able to organize events, implement programs, teach Torah informally and formally.