THE TEAM BEHIND IC

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION STEERING

International Convention Steering Team 🎉


Overview of Areas

  • Jewish Enrichment: Made of creative thinkers with a strong Judaic background (or excitement to learn), knowledge on BBYO’s approach to pluralism and ritual, and have experience with innovative programming or planning for a BBYO Shabbat. These roles will work closely with BBYO’s Directors of Jewish Enrichment, song leaders, and the International Sh’lichim.

  • Creative: Help shape, create, and vision some of the inner workings and Help shape, create, and vision some of the inner workings and niche experiences for different parts of the IC experience. From managing the operations of the IC Steering Team or helping to select our big talent names, the opportunities are endless.

  • Global Ambassadors: Before IC kicks off, all delegates from outside the US and Canada unite for a week of learning, touring, and fun. Global Ambassadors Week (GAW) Coordinators will work in partnership with the International Mazkirim and a future steering committee to build this experience.

  • Experience: The Experience team will bring our lounges to life, surprise the Order with insane pop-ups and interactive experiences, and provide unique experiences for special groups of members. The Movement's most creative, innovative, and energized teens will also help us bring BBYO Boulevard to life.

  • Program: Teen-led programming is at the heart of BBYO International Teen-led programming is at the heart of BBYO International Convention. This incredible team will work to build, curate, and facilitate Oneg and Separates experiences and support special grade programming. This team will act as a role model to inspire and provide real examples to bring home to your communities.

Overview of Roles

  • Administrative Assistants (Admins): Work closely with the IC Deputies and IC Leadership Team to manage and lead their respective teams. Admins should be organized, creative, have an eye for detail, and work well when juggling lots of projects. Admins will be expected to host team calls, elevate and provide feedback on experiences, and dedicate 4-6 hours weekly to developing the IC experience as February approaches. Admins should have experience coaching, leading, and managing others, and a strong ability to adapt. The responsibilities of the admin team will increase greatly during convention.

  • Captains: Work closely with their admins and professional partners to support and manage the planning and execution of their respective team. Captains should be organized, creative, and have an eye for detail. Captains will be expected to provide feedback on IC experiences, partner with their admins and committees, and spend 2-4 hours weekly on developing the IC experience.

  • Committees:  Work closely with their Admins and/or Captains to develop the IC experience within their specific committee. Committee members should be ready to write and execute innovative programs and services, bring energy and excitement to the IC experience, and dedicate 1-3 hours weekly on developing IC programming.

Steering Pacing

  • You’ll find out your role on the IC Steering Team before IC Launch Night on October 9out your role on the IC Steering Team before IC Launch Night on October 9th.
  • For the first few weeks after you are selected, you should expect to be consulting on ideas from time to time and receiving information to help you get ready to take on your role. This will not be a very busy time in your role.
  • Expect in mid-October/November (depending on your team) for your hours to start picking up and moving into the building, shaping, and deep dive of the IC building experience.
  • In December, expect to transition into “go time” and a consistent amount of coordination and work in your roles. 
  • At the end of January and early February through convention, expect your busiest times with the largest amount of hours dedicated to your team. 


IC 2025 Leadership Team Early Arrival

Please note that some, but not all of the Administrative Assistants and Captains are asked to arrive at IC 2025 early for Advance Week to help set up, build, and prepare convention. This may include shared projects that go beyond what your traditional “scope” might be in your role, such as setting up the IC Environment, preparing nametags, coordinating speaker and guest hosting, and more. For those Alephs and BBGs selected to serve on the IC 2025 Leadership Team, more information will be provided in advance of IC Launch Night. 


Steering Pacing

Below you’ll find a general flow of serving on IC Steering, but the timing looks different for each team. 

  • You’ll find out your role on the IC Steering Team before IC Launch Night on September 28.
  • For the first few weeks after you are selected, you should expect to be consulting on ideas from time to time and receiving information to help you get ready to take on your role. This will not be a very busy time in your role.
  • Expect in mid-October/November (depending on your team) for your hours to start picking up and moving into the building, shaping, and deep dive of the IC building experience. 
  • In December, expect to transition into “go time” and a consistent amount of coordination and work in your roles. 
  • At the end of January and early February through convention, expect your busiest times with the largest amount of hours dedicated to your team. 


IC 2024 Leadership Team Early Arrival

Please note that the IC Deputies and some, but not all of the Administrative Assistants and Captains are asked to arrive at IC 2024 early for Advance Week to help set up, build, and prepare convention. This may include shared projects that go beyond what your traditional “scope” might be in your role, such as setting up the IC Environment, preparing nametags, coordinating speaker and guest hosting, and more. For those Alephs and BBGs selected to serve on the IC 2024 Leadership Team, more information will be provided in advance of IC Launch Night.

Jewish Enrichment Team


Kabbalat Shabbat Administrative Assistants 🤩

This team brings together inclusive, creative, and pluralistic-minded individuals who have a passion for coordinating Friday evening services. They will support all aspects of the Friday night experience at IC with a focus on Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv services.

Apply for KabShab Admin

Shabbat Morning Administrative Assistants 🌅

Dive into building all aspects of the Saturday morning experience at IC with a focus on Services. The best team members have experience in planning services and are inclusive, creative, and pluralistic-minded individuals. This team will support the Havdalah plenary.

Apply for Shabbat Morning Admin

Shabbat Committee 🪄

Dive into building all aspects of the Saturday morning experience at IC with a focus on Services. The best team members have experience in planning services and are inclusive, creative, and pluralistic-minded individuals. 

Apply for Shabbat Committee


Creative Team

Stakeholders Administrative Assistants 🕶️

These individuals work closely with the IC Planning Team to ensure that guests are hosted and managed to the best of BBYO's hospitality standards. You’re perfect for this role if you have good public speaking and hosting skills and are comfortable in fast-paced and professional environments.

Apply for Stakeholders Admin

Operations Administrative Assistants ⚙️

These must be individuals with exemplary organizational skills and the ability to manage their time well. They support IC Registration and Launch Nights, manage supplies and printing, and help ensure that every part of IC Steering has what they need. This role scales up in time investment at IC and in the weeks leading up to it.

Apply for Operations Admin

Talent Administrative Assistants 🌟

Looking for creative individuals with a vision for the lineup of speakers, guests, and performers for Limmud, LEADS, and the IC Mainstage. This team will help select speakers and guests, manage meet and greet and VIP experiences, and train teens to facilitate speaker sessions.

Apply for Talent Admin


Global Ambassadors

Global Ambassadors Week (GAW) Coordinators 📓

Before IC kicks off, all delegates from outside the US and Canada unite for a week of learning, touring, and fun. Global Ambassadors Week Coordinators will work in partnership with the International Mazkirim to build this experience. Opportunities to serve on GAW steering will be available toward the end of 2024.

Apply for GAW Coordinator

Experience Team

Experience Administrative Assistants 🎟️

The Experience Team brings BBYO Boulevard to life at IC. This team will help build and run programming for all of our lounges, get creative about pop-ups and interactive experiences, provide unique experiences for special groups of members, and help build out the BBYO Block Party.

Apply for Experience Admin

BBYO Block Party Captains 🎆

For the fourth year in a row, Saturday night of IC will feature our BBYO Block Party, an exclusive festival where partners will run events, interactives, unique and interesting experiences, and our lounges will come to life. Our BBYO Block Party Captains will shape and design what this incredible, fun, and one-of-a-kind experience will look like?

Apply for Block Party Captain

AZA Lounge Captains 📘

Our AZA Lounge team will bring Alephs and alumni across generations together in the spirit of AZA through games and tournaments, deep talks, and good ol’ fun. This space will celebrate our fraternity's legacy.

Apply for AZA Lounge Captain

BBG Lounge Captains 📕

Anita Perlman is alive and well. The BBG Lounge team will be the hosts, ideators, and creative voices for BBG bonding, crafts, snacks, fun, and connecting with BBGs from across the Movement.

Apply for BBG Lounge Captain

J-Lab Captains 🎉

J-Lab is the space for highly creative, fun, innovative, and passionate teens who care about Jewish values and learning. As a part of this team you’ll get a chance at designing interactive exhibits, hosting pop-up speakers and sessions on a variety of topics, or planning a creative service.

Apply for J-Lab Captain

Music Studio Captains 🎶

The Music Studio brings the #tunes to IC. As an IC classic, the Music Studio team is responsible for the musical heartbeat of convention. From songwriting workshops and open mic performances, to sing-a-longs and Shabbat shira, the Music Studio Team's your place.

Apply for Music Studio Captain

Program Team

Programming Administrative Assistants 📝

Programming built by teens, for teens, is at the heart of what makes AZA & BBG so special. This team will work to build, curate, and facilitate teen-led program experiences throughout IC. They will model the best ways that BBYO can program to inspire and provide real examples to bring home to your communities.

Apply for Programming Admin

Senior Experience Captains 🎓

This crew will work to create an amazing experience for the seniors, design ways to celebrate the Class of 2025, and help with focused efforts on recruiting seniors to attend IC. Our experiences will feel like a grand finale for our Movement’s oldest members and provide them with Lifetime Membership.

Apply for Senior Experience Captain

Freshman Experience Captains 🤸

Freshmen Captains will work to create an amazing experience for Freshman at IC. You have the opportunity to leave your mark and mentor BBYO’s future teens and teen leaders. This experience will be focused on exceptional hosting and exciting programs for our Freshmen.

Apply for Freshman Experience Captain

Separates Captain 🕯️

BBYO International Convention will offer AZA, BBG, and BBYO Separates experiences for all of our Order to celebrate and participate in our decades-old tradition of International Separates. This team will work to write, provide feedback on, and execute AZA, BBG, and BBYO Separates and other ritual training experiences.

Apply for Separates Captain

Oneg Captains 🍪

International Convention Onegs build our community on Friday night, and provide spaces where teens can hang out, have fun, and engage in meaningful community building programming. The Oneg team will be responsible for building out all of our Oneg experiences, think big and creatively, and create a Friday night experience unlike no other.

Apply for Oneg Captain

Oneg Committee 🎳

The Oneg Committee will work with the Oneg Captains to build out stellar Oneg experiences on Friday night.

Apply for Oneg Committee