Youth Engagement Specialist

Temple Beth Elohim - Wellesley | Wellesley, MA, United States

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Posted Date 3/27/2024

Position: Youth Engagement Specialist

Temple Beth Elohim is a vibrant, thriving congregation in Wellesley, MA, and stands as an innovator in many areas of synagogue life.  Our 1300-member families travel to TBE from 37 different Boston-area communities to seek its caring and spiritual search and to commit themselves to exploring new ways of Jewish learning and living by finding their own paths toward shalom. More than 600 children in our community engage regularly in learning programs and community building. Hundreds of adult community members participate in Tikkun Olam initiatives, creating the spiritual, intellectual, social, activist, and caring aspects of communal life at TBE. Truly amazing things are happening here, and we can’t wait to welcome a new innovative, organized, and dynamic individual to join our Learning team as a Youth Engagement Specialist. Reporting to the Director of Youth and Family Learning, this full-time position has a strong focus on experiential education and youth engagement with the opportunity to work in a supportive, collaborative and creative environment.

Core Responsibilities: 

Core responsibilities will be tailored to the individual skills and passions of the successful candidate, and the needs of the congregation, and may include:

  • Work collaboratively with the Learning Team to plan and implement programming for K-12th grade students, ensuring that all students can find their paths to shalom in the community through Torah (learning), Avodah (spirituality), and Gemilut Chasadim (acts of loving kindness and Tikkun Olam).
  • Serve as educator and program coordinator in our grade 6-12 learning programs;
  • With coordination and support from the learning team, develop lesson plans, event plans, and curriculum documents to support 6th-12th grade programming.
  • Serve as support for all school-wide K-12 events;
  • Support our teen leadership and developing leaders, including facilitating teen leadership groups, supporting 7th and 8th grade outreach efforts, and maintaining youth social media presence.
  • With other learning team members, lead outreach and relationship-building: meet kids where they are, and guide them on their individual Jewish Journeys; 
  • Support and staff Shul-ins and Shabbatonim for grades 4-12.
  • Serve as liaison to local Jewish camp partner organizations as well as a resource for families seeking to determine the right Jewish camp for their children.
  • Attend weekly program staff and learning team meetings.
  • Other work as needed or assigned


  • A love of working with children, pre-teens and teens
  • Strong work ethic, highly organized, project management and leadership skills
  • Energetic, engaging, creative, passionate and flexible
  • Passionate about social justice and able to lead by example
  • Musical leadership skills and/or songleading skills preferred (not required)
  • Leadership experience in Jewish experiential education and/or camping preferred
  • Ability to develop, foster, and sustain meaningful relationships
    Interest in learning and growing as a Jewish educational professional
  • Passionate about teaching and modeling Jewish values and practices with children of all ages and adults
  • Ability to successfully handle multiple responsibilities and work collaboratively with a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.

Don’t meet all the qualifications above? We still encourage you to apply if you are excited about this opportunity.

Physical Demands

Performing the duties of this job requires the employee to regularly move from standing to crouching, sitting on the floor, and back to standing. The employee will use their hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and see, talk, and hear. This job’s specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


This is a full-time position with regular evening and weekend work (including some Shabbats and Jewish Holidays) expected throughout the academic year. We strive to make any employee’s work/life balance a priority regardless of their specific schedule.

Compensation and Benefits

This position is being offered with a salary range of $45,000 - $50,000 based on education and experience. Additionally, the position offers benefits including but not limited to health insurance, voluntary dental insurance, flexible benefits plan (FSA), long-term disability insurance, workers compensation, retirement savings plan, temple membership, paid time off, family leave, and professional development.

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Aiden O’Neal ([email protected]).

Salary45,000.00 - 50,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Community Organizing | Education - Other | Other | Youth Groups Advisor
Organization Type
Synagogue | Youth
Retirement Plans | Dental | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days
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