Summer Staff Overview

Mitzvah Corps provides social justice experiences for teens, helping them to understand the complexities of the world and the ways in which Judaism empowers them to be agents of change. Our flagship programs are our summer travel trips, connecting teens with communities around the world to engage in deep, holistic, social justice initiatives. We go beyond a traditional volunteering, working with innovative partners, supplemented by a curriculum designed to address the real issues inherent in volunteer travel.

The success of each program relies on a strong, dynamic, and experienced staff team. Mitzvah Corps staff members are responsible, knowledgeable, creative, and bring a strong energy to the group. They thrive in environments that are immersive, and require quick thinking, innovation, flexibility, and the ability to take initiative. They have experience overseeing the emotional, physical and mental health, happiness, and well being of others, and are willing and excited to be "on duty" 24/7 for the duration of their program. We hire people who seek to develop meaningful relationships with one another and the teens, to be mentors, educators, adventurers, and leaders in new and fascinating places.

Summer Staff Structure

Mitzvah Corps international programs are led by two Mitzvah Corps program leaders, and one or two program leaders from our partner organizations.

Mitzvah Corps domestic programs are led by three or four Mitzvah Corps program leaders. Larger domestic programs may have a program director to coordinate amongst the leaders.

All Mitzvah Corps program leaders are considered equal members of the program’s leadership team. The team will be given all necessary information regarding the program’s operational foundation, and will be given a high degree of independence and responsibility to create and implement additional educational, social, and community building programming. All program leaders must have demonstrated strong personal leadership skills, the ability to take initiative, the capacity to handle multiple ongoing tasks in an ever-changing environment, and excellence at working on a team.

For more information about our summer staffing opportunities, call 212.650.4071 or email mitzvahcorps@urj.orgAt this time, we have no year-round job openings.

The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity. The URJ does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, age, marital status, national origin, veteran status, or non-job related physical/mental handicap. The URJ complies with state, local, and federal regulations relevant thereto.