Director of Engagement for Youth & Families

Congregation Beth Ahm | West Bloomfield, MI, United States

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Posted Date 4/28/2023

Congregation Beth Ahm is a Conservative synagogue in suburban Detroit, Michigan.  Metro-Detroit is a full and rich Jewish community with the full complement of supportive Jewish institutions.  Beth Ahm has carved a place in our community as a unique congregation. We strive to engage our congregants, welcome people who come through our doors, and nurture community through all that we do.

We seek a professional who will serve as a key part of our professional team with a focus on expanding engagement and programming. We are currently searching for a full-time Director of Engagement for Youth & Families.

Reporting to the Rabbi, and in cooperation with the Executive Director and support staff, the Director of Engagement for Youth & Families will work specifically with the congregation’s younger demographics to develop programming and engagement opportunities that increase youth, teen, family, and young adult participation and connection to synagogue life.

This is the first time Beth Ahm is seeking to fill this role.  While we have some specific goals in mind, we hope to hire an individual who is seeking an opportunity to shape this role with us in order to maximize the potential of this position. 

The Director of Engagement for Youth & Families will:

  • Create Shabbat and holiday programming for youth and families.
  • Inspire members to join in the programming process and use creativity to develop innovative and meaningful programs.
  • Enhance/create formal and informal opportunities for community-building within the congregation. Examples include Shabbat dinner exchanges, havurot, and family camp/travel experiences.
  • Lead the development and implementation of meaningful High Holiday youth and family programming.
  • Coordinate and teach within our small religious school.
  • Focus on creating engaging programming for teens and young adults.
  • Identify, pursue, and/or represent Beth Ahm for partnered and collaborative programs.
  • Coordinate core job responsibilities and activity with other staff members to support the overall mission of the congregation.
  • On a periodic basis, have a pulpit presence on Shabbat and Holidays by facilitating services or delivering the sermon.

A strong candidate will possess the following traits and abilities:

  • Rabbinic Ordination from Conservative Movement and/or member of Rabbinical Assembly
  • Must be a dynamic and motivating leader with strong planning and creative skills.
  • Must have a high degree of schedule flexibility with the ability to work nights and weekends and be onsite for Shabbat and Holidays as needed.
  • Strong communication, social media, and interpersonal skills are required to interact with people of all ages.
  • Ability to multi-task combined with excellent organizational ability is needed to successfully handle multiple programs and engagement opportunities simultaneously.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to foresee and correct problems before they happen is required.

Compensation: $100,000 - $130,000 plus a stipend for benefits.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to David Goodman at [email protected]

Salary100,000.00 - 130,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Community Organizing | Community Outreach | Community Planning | Director | Engagement | Events Management | Programming | Rabbi
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | Auto Allowance | Dental | Leave Early for Shabbat | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Relocation Available | Sick Days | Vision
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