Temple Beth El of Boca Raton, FL is seeking an innovative and dynamic team player to be our Youth Engagement Coordinator for our K-12th grade program of 500+ students. This candidate should exude warmth, creativity, and a commitment to Jewish life through relationship and community building, engaging our youth with a high level of creative programming.
In this role, the Youth Engagement Coordinator is responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing innovative programs and outreach strategies to engage, support, and empower our Youth Program while building connections between participants.
In addition, the Youth Engagement Coordinator will develop and gather materials, and contribute to events and activities designed to expand and deepen the understanding of youth and young adults on Reform Jewish practice including Jewish values, rituals and customs. This is a highly creative position that also incorporates administrative, managerial, and supervisory responsibilities. The Youth Engagement Coordinator works closely with the Director of Youth Education and Engagement to envision, shape, and implement initiatives where necessary in the programmatic life of our congregation.
Established in 1967, Temple Beth El of Boca Raton is Boca Raton's first Jewish house of worship, and is the largest Reform congregation in Florida. It is a compelling and dynamic center of Jewish life where we make Jewish tradition vibrant and meaningful for the lives we live today. Throughout our history we have sought to create a spirit of warmth, intimacy, vitality and excellence in all that we do. Like many not-for-profit organizations, we strive to build a sense of community and improve the world around us.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE YOUTH ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR INCLUDE:
• Planning, publicizing and implementing with the Director of Youth Education and Engagement a balanced program of activities which includes Judaic themes and community building and appeals to the various interests of our youth participants.
• Acts as an integral part of the Youth Engagement Program by ensuring that our youth participants are consistently supported and supervised, and that the needs of youth engaged in programming, activities and services are met.
• Organize and purchase with approval from Director of Youth Education and Engagement, snacks and supplies for all youth programming/events/sites including meals and transportation.
• Maintain calendar for all youth groups events and coordinate facility use.
• Familiarize oneself with program budget and works to properly utilize budget line items to support programming.
• Create and maintain accurate records and data for all youth participants. Ensure accessibility and timely follow up of inquiries or concerns to all part-time advisors, chaperones, youth participants and parents.
• Responsible for attendance of youth participants for all BOFTY events held in or out of campuses, within the State of Florida; including NFTY-STR events, and NFTY North American events. Promote and encourage inter-youth group contacts among the youth groups of the area and region.
• Provides ongoing support to youth participants in leadership endeavors, running for BOFTY board and/or NFTY-STR board.
• Liaison between BOFTY, Temple Beth El and Clergy for combined programming.
• Ensure that all staff and youth participants operate in accordance with youth programs policies and procedures.
• Perform other job-related responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Youth Education and Engagement.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
• Ability to create and maintain authentic relationships with kids and adults of all ages;
• Ability to engage parents and congregational leadership as partners in youth and teen work;
• Ability to bring new ideas and implement them;
• Ability to utilize computer skills, software and work with databases; some experience preferred;
• Ability to multi-task, meet pressing deadlines and anticipate needs;
• Ability to work with youth and young adults and have experience in youth programming;
• Ability to maintain confidentiality;
• Knowledgeable of the Jewish calendar and customs;
• Excellent planning, organization, interpersonal, and communication skills;
• Excellent problem solving, and attention to detail;
• Attends in-service training, when necessary;
• Model appropriate conduct and values;
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
• Degree in Jewish education, education and/or Judaic studies preferred and/or at least three years of related experience working with youth and teens in a congregational and/or camp setting;
• Comfortable with the Hebrew language and understanding of Jewish customs and values, and working in a Reform environment;
• Experience with NFTY or other Jewish youth movements preferred;
• Child CPR/First Aid certification or willingness to acquire;
This position has some supervisory responsibilities.
Some travel may be required between Beth El campuses and to meetings, conferences and special events is required.
The job is performed in a traditional office setting. Some use of personal vehicle for business purposes may be required.
This position is an Exempt, Full-Time (40 hour per week) plus weekend events Days/Time are flexible. This position is primarily located on our main campus in Boca Raton, Florida at 333 SW 4th Avenue. Salary is commensurate with relevant work experience. All candidates must pass a Level II background screening and a drug test in order to be considered for this position.
WE SUPPORT OUR TEAM MEMBERS BY OFFERING:
Highly competitive Wages
100% cost of employee medical coverage
100% cost of employee dental coverage
Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
403(b) Retirement Plan with employer contribution
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Temple Beth El of Boca Raton is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not take into consideration the race, gender, age, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, (or any other protected class) of any applicant for this position. For more information about our organization, please visit our website at tbeboca.org.