The Director of Youth Engagement is a full-time professional position overseeing the creation, promotion, staffing, curriculum and administrative functions of the Birmingham Jewish Community's youth engagement efforts, including youth groups. In addition, the Director of Youth Engagement works closely with Birmingham's Jewish communal organization's efforts surrounding youth programming to create year-round programs and events for school age children. Youth will range from ages 8/9-18.
The Director of Youth Engagement must be an exceptional leader and team player with a strong background in Jewish youth group and understanding of the Jewish community and culture. The ideal candidate will have the ability and motivation to create a fun and safe culture and be able to adapt to ever changing schedules. The Director of Youth Engagement must have the passion, energy and personality to generate a positive experience for youth. This position includes some night work and weekend travel.
Key areas of responsibilities include:
Develop, implement and supervise, or arrange supervision for, all programming for youth engagement. The director is in charge of planning, and working closely with youth to plan, schedules, special events, overnights, field trips, and theme days.
Responsible for recruitment for youth group events and attendance of youth group events.
Develop, implement and monitor the youth engagement budget.
Establish/maintain communication with parents during the year.
Be knowledgeable in Judaic practices and be able to implement Judaic programming.
Work with marketing department to develop marketing materials for youth engagement.
Have the ability to develop new and innovative philanthropic education opportunities for teens in partnership with the Birmingham Jewish Foundation.
Create seamless "tracks" for each age group with the youth umbrella. (i.e. start out with PJ Library, move to PJ Our Way, etc.)
Develop and guide youth leadership.
Spend summers in residence at URJ Henry S. Jacobs camp as part of the summer leadership team.
Work with URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp to build youth and camp-oriented programming in order to foster relationships with the Greater Birmingham Jewish Community.