Director of Youth Education and Engagement at Congregation B’nai Amoona

Congregation B'nai Amoona | St. Louis, MO, United States

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Posted Date 1/03/2023

Director of Youth Education and Engagement at Congregation B’nai Amoona.

Do you believe in innovative learning?  Do you understand that education is about relationship building and creating positive Jewish experiences? Do you want to work somewhere that appreciates you and is eager to provide you with supervision and support (without micromanaging)?  Are you ready to be a part of a team that supports you in dreaming big and taking chances?  Is an inclusive learning environment one of your values? Then we want YOU to apply!

Congregation B’nai Amoona, a vibrant innovative Conservative Synagogue in St. Louis Missouri, is excited to hire a new team player!  Our formal education program includes Kindergarten through 12th Grade with informal opportunities for all youth beginning in 3rd grade. Approximately 120 students are engaged in formal learning at B’nai Amoona with an additional 80 students at our local Community Day School. This past year our USY chapter won Chapter of the Year. 

This position encompasses the Director of Meyer Kranzberg Learning Center (MKLC) as well as being the Informal Youth Director for the Congregation.  There are some responsibilities associated with our on site summer day camp, Camp Ramot Amoona. You would be a valuable member of the programming team at B’nai Amoona.

Supervision: This position is supervised and supported by Liessa Demba Alperin. 

Expectations are of a full time position with Sunday responsibilities and once a month Shabbat mornings.  There will be limited travel with our Youth Group teens as well as staffing Youth Programming one night a week.

Successful candidates will possess the following skills and qualities:

  • An understanding and ability to create and implement inclusive learning environments.
  • Supervisory skills
  • An ability to foster and maintain relationships with both the youth and families of our Congregation.
  • Strong ability to create and implement programs.
  • Organizational skills
  • Strong Judaic knowledge
  • Inclusive
  • Willing to take risks
  • Willingness to ask questions and be vulnerable
  • Eagerness to learn and grow in this position
  • The ability to collaborate and communicate with faculty and parents.
  • Creativite
  • Flexible
  • Passionate
  • Dedicated
  • Resourceful
  • Understanding of budgets and financial responsibilities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Can work both independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Familiarity and comfort with technology including: MS office, Google Platform, Zoom, Remind, GroupMe, ShulCloud
  • Supportive of the mission of B’nai Amoona


Bachelors in Education, Social Work, or other related degrees.

Preferred: Masters Degree or Experience in Similar Field

This is a full-time position with a benefits package including Paid Health Insurance for the employee.  We look forward to hiring someone in the early Spring, however we will wait until June for the right candidate!

Salary: $40,000-$50,000, commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should contact Liessa Alperin, Director of Innovative Learning,Youth and Engagement at [email protected]. Please include your resume.

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