Assistant Director of Youth Engagement

Adat Ari El Synagogue | Valley Village, CA, United States

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Posted Date 3/20/2024

Assistant Director of Youth Engagement

Reports To: Director of Youth Engagement

Job Purpose: To offer comprehensive administrative and logistical support to the entire department, encompassing the Director of Youth Engagement, JLC staff, students, and parents. To cultivate creative and compelling programming for the Youth Groups tailored to 3rd-12th graders of Adat Ari El, nurturing connections, community spirit, and a vibrant Jewish identity. 

Administrative Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate logistics for all youth programming including Kesher (Religious School), Teen programming, Youth Group, Family programming, Retreats, and Synagogue-wide events.
    • Coordinate schedules for teachers and staff members.
    • Manage procurement and replenishment of supplies.
    • Maintain accurate rosters for school and program attendees.
  • Oversee forms, data, and calendars using ShulCloud, Outlook, and Google calendar.
  • Lead communication and marketing efforts for the department, encompassing social media management, email correspondence, flier creation, and phone communication with students, teachers, and parents.
    • Create and manage email lists using Constant Contact.
  • Spearhead administrative support for Mishloach Manot throughout the synagogue, including researching prices, purchasing items, coordinating volunteers for routes and packing, and maintaining route lists.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Youth Engagement to uphold budgetary guidelines and strategize for future departmental initiatives.

Youth Group Advisor Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and execution of a social, religious, cultural, and experiential initiatives tailored to the needs of:
    • 3-4th Grade Youth Group
    • 5th/6th Grade Youth Group
    • 7/8th Grade Youth Group
    • 9-12th Grade Youth Group
  • Oversee the strategic planning, organization, execution, and staffing of all overnight stays, excursions, and events for the youth groups. 
  • Mentor and empower teenage leaders, nurturing their growth in program design and implementation.
  • Manage the Youth Group Board and facilitate regular meetings to ensure effective communication and collaboration.
  • Cultivate strong rapport with Youth Group members, offering personalized guidance and support.
  • Collaborate closely with the Director of Youth Engagement to shape program vision and oversee budgetary considerations.
  • Forge partnerships with local youth organizations, community events, and external entities to broaden opportunities for teenage involvement city-wide.

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Instruct Kesher program classes on Tuesdays and some Saturdays (6-8 throughout the year), adhering to the established curriculum.
  • Design and implement lesson plans aligned with the broader Kesher curriculum for Tuesday sessions.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Youth Engagement to develop schedules and programming for JLC Shabbat Days.

What You Bring:

  • Preferred qualification includes a Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Demonstrated minimum of two years of experience in an educational Jewish youth environment or relevant field.
  • Exhibit an enthusiastic and nurturing leadership approach.
  • Display professionalism, reliability, and a steadfast work ethic.
  • Maintain a positive demeanor, adaptability, and a penchant for collaborative work.
  • Exhibit strong follow-through and a dedicated commitment to task accuracy.
  • Demonstrate the ability to take initiative when undertaking new projects.

General Job Expectations:

  • Compliance with health, safety, and fire protocols to ensure the well-being of all participants.
  • Commitment to being available for all five days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
  • Readiness to plan and lead youth group events year-round, including weekends.
  • Availability to teach on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
  • Flexibility to fulfill reasonable job-related tasks as required.
  • Readiness to adjust to evolving needs as directed by the Community.
  • Attendance at all necessary meetings
  • All employees are required to be aware of their responsibilities towards health and safety and to adhere to fire regulations  
  • To be expected in undertaking the above role to comply with any policies and procedures that Adat Ari El may issue and any other reasonable duties as may be assigned that is consistent with the nature of the job and its level of responsibility
  • The job holder must be available to work holidays and weekends
  • This job description does not encompass the complete duties and should be treated as a guide to the duties that the JLC/Youth Administrative Assistant is expected to perform 
  • This job description may be amended to meet the changing requirements of the Community at any time after discussion with the job holder

Salary Range:

  • $42,000-$48,000 annually, with stipends provided for Retreats and High Holy Days.

To Apply:
Send your resume and 2 references to the Director of Youth Engagement, Rabbi Holtzman at [email protected].

Salary42,000.00 - 48,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Administrative Support | Assistant | Assistant Director | Education - Other | Engagement | Marketing/Communications | Marketing/PR | Religious School Administrator | Social Media | Synagogue Administrator | Teacher (Classroom) | Youth Groups Advisor
Organization Type
Education & Schools | Synagogue | Youth
Dental | FSA | Kosher Food Option Available | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Vision
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