The successful candidate will design and deliver social and educational programming for post b’nai mitzvah to 12th grade teens of all abilities in our synagogue community during the traditional school year (September to June). They will create and implement outreach programs to engage Jewish teens in the greater Waltham area not yet engaged with Temple Beth Israel. The Youth Program Coordinator will create real and virtual holiday-specific programming (e.g. sukkah decorating, Hanukkah party, etc.) in addition to Shabbat and community mitzvah/social justice programming. They will work closely with our rabbi and parent volunteers as appropriate to build engaging programs and a welcoming, inclusive teen community, and will foster connections between the families and the larger community.
Programs will primarily take place on, but are not limited to, the TBI grounds.
The Youth Program Coordinator will be responsible for evaluating this initiative’s success under the requirements of the grant that funds the program. Yardsticks include implementation of holiday and Shabbat programs, attendance and participation, attraction and retention of families with teens as members, level of participation from outside of our member population, and increases in membership attributed to the program. Use of program ideas suggested and initiated by the teens as well as positive feedback via distributed surveys will be considered further measures of success.
The Youth Program Coordinator will maintain a consistent presence on approved/appropriate social media and other digital platforms including JewishBostonTeens.com, through event posting, blog and/or vlog posts, recapping experiences and up-to-date organizational/programming information. Management of a teen section of the TBI website may be included. Staff, teens, parents or lay leaders may develop blog/vlog entries.
The position is funded under a grant covering the period January 2022 –June 30, 2023. Salary is $6,500 for the grant period, for preparation, recruiting, planning, executing and communicating of one program per month throughout the grant period.
Please send letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualifications: 0-2 years of experience.