Director of Youth Programming and Outreach

Temple Bnai Israel, a constantly evolving Reconstructionist community that blends Jewish traditions with modern life, is looking to fill an exciting new position for a Director of Youth Programming and Outreach. The director’s main responsibilities will include developing, growing, and supervising all of the Temple’s youth programs; communicating with Temple members and the broader community about these programs; and building relationships with and among participating families. The youth programs will range from Jewish Explorations — our ongoing children’s education program for kindergarten through bar/bat mitzvah-aged children, to specific events for younger children and teens. The director must be innovative and creative, as well as affirming of the wide diversity of often multi-faith, multi-ethnic, modern Jewish families who participate in this programming. The director position will work closely with and be under the supervision of the Rabbi and the Temple Board’s Youth & Family Liaison. Given the breadth of the position, the Temple may adjust the job description in accordance with the specific skills of an excellent applicant.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Generate comprehensive visioning all programming, including school, programs for young children and teens, and family worship services.
  • Communicate with Temple members and the broader community via social media, personal contacts, and other campaign strategies to encourage participation.
  • Build relationships with and among the families (current and potential) to learn about needs, skills, and networks and apply that knowledge to let the program meet families’ needs.
  • Recruit, train, evaluate, and supervise all content providers (i.e., presenters, teachers, activity leaders, etc.).
  • Develop & implement (addressing all logistical aspects of execution) at least monthly programs for young children and for teens.
  • Utilize and disseminate relevant community-wide resources (e.g., The Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut, etc.).

 DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Experience with Jewish youth program development, summer camp, or Jewish education.
  • Marketing proficiency, affinity for social media platforms, and the ability to use social media to promote programs.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, G-Suite, or comparable programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage youth
  • Self-motivated with a willingness to take initiative.
  • Strong leadership skills, enthusiasm, and passion

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Part-time position
  • Compensation is commensurate with experience.
  • One-year position, renewable, to begin ASAP.