Director of Lifelong Learning and Programming

Temple Beth Am | Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Posted Date 2/21/2024
Description

Temple Beth Am

Director of Lifelong Learning and Programming

1039 S La Cienega Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90035

Contact: Rabbi Rebecca Schatz - [email protected] 

 

About The Position

Our Director of Lifelong Learning and Programming cultivates relationships within the Temple Beth Am community to connect members to

  1. The synagogue and its various volunteer and program offerings
  2. Jewish meaning, learning, involvement and engagement
  3. The community by way of social action and communal response programming 

The Director of Lifelong Learning and Programming is supervised by Rabbi Schatz and works in partnership with a team of professionals to plan and execute programmatic opportunities 

 

About Us

Temple Beth Am (TBA) is a leading conservative synagogue in the heart of the Pico-Robertson neighborhood. Home to Pressman Academy, an early childhood-8th grade day school and the Jewish Learning Community, our supplemental program with national reputation of excellence. 

 

We are heymish, warm, traditional, learned, egalitarian, creative, welcoming, pluralistic, invested.

 

About You

You enjoy being around people

You build relationships and engage people with your presence

You are detail-oriented and have experience planning and executing events

You are proactive in mobilizing staff and volunteers towards a common goal

You are thoughtful and reflective and seek to contribute positively as a member of a team

You have experience managing a budget

You are willing to work flexible hours in order to accommodate community members when they are able to meet or come to a program

You are competent, creative and capable in using social media to promote and share events

You are eager to think outside of the box, try new initiatives, listen to our community’s needs and implement ways of bringing people in and together

You are eager for constructive feedback from supportive partners and supervisors helping to push you towards greater excellence.

You understand and have an interest in Jewish education, ritual, holidays and values 

You are connected or comfortable finding connections to great Jewish presenters, educators, teachers and programs to further our Jewish learning



Job Responsibilities

  • Work as part of a staff team to serve the needs of the TBA community in areas of adult learning, social action and social justice, holiday programming, social and niche groups within the synagogue (such as 20/30s, film group, cooking group, OneLA, etc)
  • Organize and engage members of the community in meaningful ways
    • Work closely with lay leaders and volunteers - organizing them based on interests, skills and passions
    • Respond to requests/ideas for programs generated by community members
    • Envision, plan, and execute programs (both in-person and virtual), generated by the staff and clergy - inspiring volunteerism from members to help in the process and product
    • Keep records, track members’ participation - competency with Excel/Google Sheets
    • Publicize events, target specific demographics of the community to increase participation and maximize engagement 
  • Manage annual programming budget
  • Collaborate with other organizations for educational, holiday, special one-off programming, social action initiatives, etc
  • Team with the TBA clergy to plan adult learning opportunities weekly, monthly and seasonally
    • Adult education offerings also for Shabbat afternoon and community Shabbat dinners content
  • Envision, plan and implement what is currently an annual TBA travel mission to different domestic and international destinations of Jewish interest

 

Job Requirements

  • 3 or more years of experience in event planning, community organizing, Jewish communal service
  • Comfortable and confident in the Jewish calendar and Jewish education to help build programs 
  • An outgoing and energetic personality
  • An ability to build relationships with a range of different members of the TBA/Pressman community
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfort and creativity in using Social Media, Google Sheets/Excel, software for room assignments
  • An innovative self-starter who can establish priorities and adjust organizational activities as appropriate
  • Critical thinker who demonstrates sound judgment and decision-making skills
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours - evening and weekend commitments are common

 

Compensation

$60-80k - Competitive salary commensurate with experience - plus benefits

 

Please send a resume and cover letter to Rabbi Rebecca Schatz - [email protected] 

 

Salary60.00 - 80.00 Annual
Duration
Full Time
Categories
Adult Education | Community Outreach | Community Planning | Israel Programs/Missions | Programming
Organization Type
Synagogue
Benefits
Kosher Food Option Available | Leave Early for Shabbat | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Sick Days
Job Location
US
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