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Community & Youth Engagement Worker, Temple Sinai

Vision for Temple Sinai: Your Family, Your Home.

Mission for Temple Sinai: Temple Sinai is a warm and welcoming Reform Jewish community dedicated to the support of Israel and passionate about lifelong learning, soulful worship, and social justice.

Philosophy:

Relationships are at the core of this role. They lay the basis for any programs. Face to face meetings and phone calls are considered the most effective way of communicating with participants/parents and should be prioritized above eblasts and flyers.

Core Experience and Qualifications:

  • Three years full-time experience in informal or formal Jewish education.
  • At least an undergraduate degree in Jewish Education, Teaching, Judaism or a related field.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Jewish traditions and practices, particularly those of Reform Judaism.
  • High-energy person, with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Able to create programs, set priorities, work independently with volunteers and lay leadership and adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Well organized person who can motivate, delegate and oversee to completion all programmatic tasks including working with other staff to create materials and market events to the congregation.
  • Understands and promotes participatory team decision-making.
  • Knowledge of basic computer applications along with social media e.g. WhatsApp, Instagram, GChat and Snapchat, ability to create electronic posters and invites.
  • Ideally can sing and/or play an instrument.

Hours

40 hours/week. Available for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends, particularly Friday nights, Saturday mornings and Sundays.

Responsibilities:

Create, oversee, budget, facilitate and coordinate programs, activities, congregational and community wide events, including, but not limited to, the following areas (priorities for these activities can be jointly set with the Rabbi):

Youth Program:

  • Use the collected wisdom of the U.R.J. Campaign for Youth Engagement and other relevant reading to design a cutting edge youth program.
  • Organize separate middle and high school youth group activities at least once a month including empowering and creating Boards of participants to take ownership of the youth program.
  • Organize one residential program a year for each group.
  • Carry out contact and marketing between events on relevant social media platforms and one to one/small group meetings with key youth leaders.
  • Building positive relationships with teens’ parents/guardians.
  • Planning the “on-boarding” to the youth program of pre-teens.
  • Running High Holydays with religious school director services/activities for teens at least once on each of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur.
  • Involve the youth groups in the wider congregation where appropriate such as attendance at Friday Night Live.
  • Actively promote Jewish summer camps to young people, particularly U.R.J camps.
  • Bring the youth group closer to N.F.T.Y. including sending youth on local and regional conventions.
  • Coordinate events, where possible, with other Las Vegas valley youth groups.

Religious/Hebrew School:

  • Work with the Director of Education to pilot an optional Family School, using examples of best practice from other congregations over the long-term.
  • Support the Director of Education with regard to special holiday programs.
  • Cover the Director of Education’s absences from Religious/Hebrew School where possible.
  • Supervision and training for the madrichim program.

Community Building:

  • Design opportunities for youth and parents with school age children, K-12 to meet beyond the walls of Temple Sinai and beyond the traditional meeting times of Friday/Tuesday night and Sunday morning i.e. ensuring the chavurah program reaches families with school age children.
  • Facilitate the creation of chavurot amongst the young family population of Temple Sinai.

Administration:

  • Maintain an effective and secure filing system and database of participants.
  • Ensure parental permission for participation is given where needed.
  • Report all accidents and health & safety concerns to the Rabbi and/or Executive Director.

Training and Development:

  • Attendance at relevant conventions and seminars is required and a budget for this will be provided.

 

Reporting and Supervision: Reports ultimately to the President, daily supervision and oversight by the Rabbi.

Other Key Relationships: Director of Education, Cantorial Soloist, Executive Director, Board of Trustees.

To Apply:

Contact Julie Littmann at eventsbyjuls@gmail.com to register interest

 

Organization: 
Temple Sinai
Locations: 
Las Vegas , NV
Category: 
Education & Schools
Events & Programming
Youth Engagement
Employment Type: 
Full Time
Close Date: 
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Organization Type: 
Congregation/Synagogue