8 Feb 2017

Full-Time Youth Director

Young Israel of East Brunswick – Posted by fred86East Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

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Job Description

Position:          Youth Director

Status:             Part-time

Salary:             Commensurate with experience

Start date:        Immediately


Operational Supervisor:          Youth Department Chair

General Supervisor:                Rabbi


Purpose of the Position

  • Support and cultivate in the shul’s youth a rich Jewish identity and sense of connection to G-d and community.
  • Create points of engagement between the shul and its youth.
  • Oversee a safe, fun, engaging, and meaningful youth program.



  • Organize and oversee weekly Shabbat and Yom Tov morning youth groups for children in grades pre-K – 4th Grade, being physically present for three out of four Shabbatot, plust the following holidays: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Simchat Torah, and Shavuot.
  • Initiate, plan, and implement occasional Shabbat programing beyond Shabbat morning youth groups, such as an oneg or seudah shelishit.
  • Coordinate with NCSY and Bnei Akiva representatives to bolster Shabbat programing beyond Shabbat morning youth groups.
  • Plan one non-Shabbat activity for each age group (early elementary, lower school, upper school, and high school) every month, especially when pertinent for upcoming or ongoing holidays (such as overseeing the annual Sukkah Hop).
  • Support and guide the work of youth leaders in the shul by recruiting them for leadership opportunities, mentoring them in their leadership skills, and being a liaison to represent them to the broader congregation.
  • Maintain good communication with high school and upper school students directly in order to foster the youth community and encourage participation and leadership.
  • Collaborate with the Rabbi and Youth Department Chair in envisioning goals, planning events, and evaluating the strength and direction of the Youth Department.
  • Manage the Youth Department budget.

How to Apply

Qualifications and Aptitudes
  • Demonstrate professionalism, kindness, and respect to people of all ages.
  • Reflect appreciation and observance of Torah values and mitzvot.
  • Possess a strong base of Jewish knowledge, especially pertaining to the weekly parshah and Jewish holidays.
  • Have a minimum of two years of professional experience in informal Jewish educational programming.
  • Have strong communication skills, and be able to develop meaningful relationships with children as well as parents.
  • Have strong organizational skills.
  • Be a strong ethical and religious role model for the shul’s youth.
  About our shul The Young Israel of East Brunswick is a warm, spiritual, Modern Orthodox shul.  We are located in a beautiful and peaceful suburban neighborhood, although we are easily accessible from Manhattan and other surrounding areas.  Our congregation is comprised of about 220 households, including children of every age.  Our children are diverse, mostly attending a wide variety of yeshiva day schools all over New York and New Jersey, as well as others being educated in charter, public, or home school environments.  Despite their vast diversity, however, our children are friendly, kindhearted, and united.  They are our biggest source of pride, and we look forward to welcoming an excellent Youth Director to help shepherd them along as they grow into successful Jewish adults.   Thank you for your interest.  Please send your resume to: Louis Safren, President of the Young Israel of East Brunswick president@yieb.org

Job Categories: Non-Profit. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 20,000 - 40,000.

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