Congregation Beth Jacob of Atlanta, Georgia, with over 500 member units, is looking for an energetic and engaging leader to join our team as Youth Director. Beth Jacob, led by Rabbi Ilan Feldman, is an Orthodox Jewish community that cherishes, embraces, and supports the full range of religious, spiritual, social, and educational needs of a wide range of members of all backgrounds and ages. We are a vibrant synagogue, led by passionate and committed rabbinic and lay leadership, and supported by an enthusiastic and engaged membership. Our youth director will service close to 450 youth of the Beth Jacob congregation below the age of 18.
By servicing the youth of our community, our goal is to maintain Beth Jacob's status as the social and spiritual center of our community and to provide a dynamic Torah environment for our families. The Youth Director is guided by the Senior and Assistant Rabbis and reports directly to the Executive Director.
Employment Type: Part-time, including Shabbos, Yom Tov and variable days of the week
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
- Minimum of 3 to 4 years of involvement in youth programming/informal Jewish education
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- The ideal candidate will have the management skills to create safe and exciting programming for our Youth. He or she will show show a passion for Jewish experiences, will be comfortable with children and teenagners of all backgrounds and levels of observance, and will serve as a role model of Torah living to our youth and community. He or she will demonstrate the ability to think strategically and creatively and will have excellent organization and relationship-building skills. He or she will also show strong communication skills and will demonstrate the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with parents, volunteers, professional staff, and the youth committee.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Oversee and manage existing programming for both boys and girls:
- Shabbos programming: pre-teen minyan (“Bnei BJ”), teen minyan, Shabbos morning youth groups (“SKIP”), Shalosh Seudos for boys, as well as other Shabbos programming initiatives. Father and Son learning: after Shabbos in the summer, Shabbos afternoon in the winter
- Oversee the coordination of the high-holiday babysitting program
- Collaborate with youth committee to initiate and manage new youth programming for both boys and girls, with a target of one program per age group each month, including preschool, lower elementary school, middle school, and high school age
- Sunday programming three Sundays a month (2-3 hours)
- Holiday programming: running three creative holiday programs for each Yom Tov
- Creative school break programming
- Rosh Chodesh programming
- Orchestrate Chesed and Bikur Cholim opportunities for the children
- Organize and host periodic Shabbatonim for teenagers
- Collaborate with preschool staff to integrate preschool students into general Shul youth programming
- Manage existing and recruit new youth leaders and youth staff
- Communication and public relations: collaborate with professional staff to contribute to the monthly newsletter, Shul communications, and social media to inform parents and the community of upcoming events and publicize success of past events
- Manage the youth budget, in collaboration with the Youth Trustee and the Finance Committee
- Create a calendar that synchronizes with other Shul and community events
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
About Our Community:
Beth Jacob is the center of the Toco Hills neighborhood of northeast Atlanta. Our community offers several day schools, a yeshiva high school for boys, a girls’ high school, and a Modern Orthodox coeducational high school. Our neighborhood includes the Atlanta Kashrus Commission, several kosher establishments (including restaurants and retail), an eruv, a mikvah, preschools, tzedakah organizations, and the Atlanta Scholars Kollel. Most of these institutions were founded by Beth Jacob members or leadership, a diverse group committed to both personal and communal growth. For more information about our shul and community, please visit our website at www.bethjacobatlanta.org.