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April 24, 2014 | 24th Nisan 5774

NJ - Part-Time Youth Worker

Synagogue in Central, NJ, looking to hire a part-time youth worker, starting in July 2012.

Temple Beth Miriam in Elberon, NJ is currently looking for a part-time Youth Director to oversee all youth programming within the synagogue and advise the Junior and Senior Youth Groups. TBM is looking for a candidate with a great sense of humor, excellent communication skills, and most importantly someone who has the ability to relate to students and also serve as a Jewish role model and leader.

  • Although the events are flexible and most of the planning can be done remotely, this job is made for someone who is passionate about the Reform Jewish youth movement. It requires almost daily attention to planning events and regular communication with members via email, Facebook, texting, and/or phone calls.
     
  • Autonomous leadership style-must be able to plan, publicize, and run events effectively without being micro-managed.
     
  • The candidate will be responsible to run (at a minimum) four monthly events in the synagogue:
    1) Monthly event for the Jr. Youth Group (SALTeens)
    2) Monthly event for the Senior Youth Group (SALTY)
    3) Attend and supervise the senior youth group monthly board meeting
    4) Attend a monthly youth committee meeting
    ** Depending on the month, other events might be needed.
    ** Events can be combined to be on the same day.
     
  • The candidate is responsible for writing a monthly column for the temple newsletter.
     
  • Regionally, SALTY is a member of NFTY-GER. This candidate should be familiar with the NFTY philosophy. The youth worker will be asked to attend regional NFTY events, as needed. (There are 4 kallot per year.)
     
  • It is a bonus if the candidate has experience in youth group leadership, NFTY-GER, campus Hillel, URJ Camps, Religious Action Center (RAC), Israel, and/or offers a broad base of Reform Jewish knowledge with ritual and worship.
     
  • The advisor must be able to maintain regular communication and serve as a flexible team player with synagogue leadership (Rabbi, Cantor, Office Administrators, and Youth Committee Chairs), youth group board members, and youth group participants.
     
  • The candidate must be passionate about tikkun olam and strongly encourage and organize programs for the youth groups to participate in social justice activity throughout the year.
     
  • We're looking for someone who will welcome the opportunity for professional development at the Youth Workers Conference and the URJ Biennial.
     
  • If interested, please submit a copy of your resume with two professional references to the chairperson of the Youth Committee, Dr. Gary Pess at handman613@gmail.com.

Susan Peckman

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