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NFTY-GER Cabinet Applications 2021-2022

We are excited to share the descriptions and application for NFTY-GER Cabinet Positions for 2021-2022.  In your application you will be asked to indicate your first and second choices for cabinet positions and to fill out the general application questions and position-specific application questions for both of your choices. Please read the job descriptions and the questions you will be asked below.

Cabinet applications are due by June 9 at 11:59 PM. If you have any questions you may contact Elianna Perlman at ger-president@nfty.org.

Application for NFTY-GER Cabinet Positions

 

Required Dates for Cabinet Members:

  • Cabinet Training Meeting: September 12, 1-5 PM
  • Fall Kallah: November 12-14, 2021
  • Winter Kallah (with PAR and MAR): January 14-16 (17?), 2022
  • Cabinet Bonding Meeting: January 30, 2022
  • Spring Kallah: April 8-10, 2022
  • Cabinet Debrief Meeting: May 22, 2022

 

Position Descriptions:

  • Program Coordinators: Program Coordinators are responsible for program setup and cleanup and writing as well as announcing board intros at regional events. They are also responsible for helping to maintain regional inventory, and will need to store some supplies at their house through the year. Lastly, Program Coordinators will write and lead at least one regional program.
    • Liaison: PVP
    • Number of people in the position: 2-3
  • Social Action Chair: The Social Action Chair will focus on social action programming, including identifying local social action programs/opportunities for NFTY-GER to take part in . They will work with the SAVP to help lead the social action committee, and work with committee members to execute local projects on their topics of interest. The social action chair will also help to plan Advocacy Weekend and be a liaison to RAC NJ and NY.
    • Liaison: SAVP
    • Number of people in the position: 1
  • UMC Coordinator: Each summer a program called Urban Mitzvah Corps takes place in New Brunswick, New Jersey. This gives high schoolers the opportunity to engage in social action while also in a Jewish environment for the summer. The job of the UMC coordinator would be to help prepare people for UMC, recrute GERites to UMC, maintain the connection between NFTY-GER and the New Brunswick community throughout the school year, and help plan the UMC auction. (You do not need experience with UMC to have this position)
    • Liaison: SAVP
    • Number of people in the position: 1
  • Head Songleader: The head songleader is the cabinet position where a current NFTYite steps up to become the main leader in the songleading committee. The head songleader will be responsible for leading song sessions and services and should have background with leading groups in these areas. To have proficiency in a musical instrument is strongly recommended, but not required. In this position, you will communicate with the RCVP and Songleader committee. Some expectations include helping write/execute services and being an active leader in all musical moments of each event. (Services/Siyyum/Havdall/etc…).
    • Liaison: RCVP
    • Number of people in the position: 1
  • Prayer Coordinator: The Prayer Coordinator position is a unique opportunity for NFTYites to help write services with and without the RCVP. This position is different from being a songleader because the main focus is creating meaningful religious experiences for all NFTYites at events.
    • Liaison: RCVP
    • Number of people in the position: 1-2
  • Family Chairs: Family Chairs will assist the MVP with creating and executing mixers. They will organize the bubbles by arranging them in a way that will allow for diverse interactions between participants. Ensuring that new members are easily and fully integrated into GER’s dynamic is a crucial part of this position. Friendliness, enthusiasm, and creativity are essential traits that applicants must possess in order to be an effective Family Chair. This position is extremely rewarding once you see a plethora of connections between members, and our family expand.
    • Liaison: MVP
    • Number of people in the position: 2
  • Recruitment Chairs: Recruitment Chairs will assist in planning and executing Taste of NFTY (December 10-12, 2021). They will also assist the RVP throughout the year with event recruitment, attendance at Pop-Up events, and NFTY Badges (mini-award for attending a kallah, event, etc). It is essential that this chair has enthusiasm and an outgoing personality to be truly effective. NFTYites (and future NFTYites) will look up to people in this position because you will be the ones making an effort to recruit and make NFTYites feel welcome.
    • Liaison: RVP
    • Number of people in the position: 2
  • High School Engagement Chairs: This year, the High School Engagement Chairs will be extremely essential to the RVP. Since Rachel is moving a few hours away, it is very important that you put 110% into this position. High School Engagement Chairs should try their best to attend as many TYG programs as possible to recruit potential members into NFTY-GER. Enthusiasm and an outgoing personality would make a person in this chair truly effective. Another aspect of this position would be outreach to TYGs, ie. planning Zoom calls with TYGs to promote NFTY-GER and promoting NFTY-GER when attending TYG events.
    • Liaison: RVP
    • Number of people in the position: 2
  • Fundraising Chair: Fundraising chairs will be responsible for brainstorming, planing, and carrying out fundraisers that will benefit NFTY-GER and/or other organizations agreed upon by the SAVP. Fundraising chairs will also work with the FVP to sell merchandise as well as help the FVP design NFTY-GER merchandise. Fundraising chairs will store merchandise at their house (not mandatory, but appreciated).
    • Liaison: FVP
    • Number of people in the position: 1-2
  • Video Chair: The video chair is an essential member to the cabinet, as they will focus on filming videos and taking pictures at both in-person and virtual events. They will work on planning and executing these videos for event recaps, promotions, recruitment and branding purposes using imovie or other similar software. The video chair is a necessary element to the NFTY-GER cabinet due to the prerequisites of creating tangible resources for the NFTY-GER community and others looking to join the region.
    • Liaison: CVP
    • Number of people in the position: 1-2
  • Media Chairs (MaGERzine and Yearbook): Media chairs will help the CVP and video chair(s) throughout the year by helping to take photos at events, many of which will then be used in the yearbook and MaGERzine. The media chairs will yield responsibility for the yearbook and MaGERzine of the year, developing thoughts and conclusions on what to add to these works in order for these pieces to progress further.
    • Liaison: CVP
    • Number of people in the position: 2

 

General Questions:

  • Why do you want to join the NFTY-GER cabinet?
  • What makes you qualified to be on cabinet? (past leadership experience, skills, traits, etc.)
  • What skills do you hope to gain from your time on cabinet?
  • What questions do you have for your liaison on regional board? (optional)

 

Position-Specific Questions:

  • Program Coordinators:
    • Why do you want to be a Program Coordinator?
    • When we transition to in-person events, how will you ensure that you remain an active participant and don’t spend all of your time doing setup?
    • What are some ideas you have for board intros? Share at least two here.
  • Social Action Chair:
    • How do you plan to integrate and expand on what is already happening at the local level and engage the rest of the region in some key projects this year? 
    • How will you work with a committee to enhance the work of both you and the Regional Social Action VP?
  • UMC Coordinator:
    • How have you been involved in/will be involved in UMC? (Either attending, or working with parts of UMC such as Elijah’s Promise) 
    • What strategies can you use to help recruit NFTY-GER participants to attend UMC, during future summers?
    • How do you plan to have NFTY-GER help the New Brunswick community this year?
    • What ideas do you have to put on a successful auction to raise money for UMC?
  • Head Songleader:
    • What experience do you have songleading?
    • What traits and attributes make you fit for this position? 
    • Why are you applying for head songleader?
  • Prayer Coordinator:
    • What do you like the most about services?
    • Why are you applying for Prayer Coordinator?
    • In terms of services, what is something you know well, and one thing you’d want to learn more about?
  • Family Chairs:
    • How will you design mixers that not only create an environment for connections to be established between participants, but are engaging?
    • What would you do if you see a participant removed from the activity and appears uncomfortable?
    • How will you work to seamlessly integrate the new members into our community?
  • Recruitment Chairs:
    • Why did you decide to apply for this specific position?
    • What type of programs do you believe are more suited for tweens (6th-8th graders) rather than teens (9th-12th graders)?
    • What ideas do you have to further the development of NFTY Badges and NFTY Save the Dates?
  • High School Engagement Chairs:
    • Why did you decide to apply for this specific position?
    • What are your ideas to keep teens engaged in NFTY/TYG events and Zoom calls (the outreach to TYGs)?
    • What other resources/ideas do you think would help enhance recruitment within URJ member congregations?
  • Fundraising Chair:
    • What ideas do you have for a potential fundraiser?
    • What experience do you have with designing merchandise?
  • Video Chair:
    • What has been your experience relating to filming, editing, and publishing videos for recruitment purposes?
    • What do you believe is needed to improve the quality of the NFTY-GER videos. What ideas do you have to enhance the condition and effectiveness of these videos?
  • Media Chairs (MaGERzine and Yearbook):
    • What experiences with creating graphic design and organizing publications can you transfer to generating positive progression in the NFTY-GER Yearbook/MaGERzine?
    • What new ideas do you have to enhance these publications?
    • What led you to apply for this specific position?