About the Boca Jewish Center
Considered by many as one of the fastest-growing Orthodox Shuls and communities on the Eastern Seaboard, our warm, welcoming, and engaging community are truly one of a kind.
Under the guidance of Rabbi Yaakov Gibber, our community has become both vibrant and strong, having grown exponentially both in size and stature.
Our Shabbos and Yom Tov davening, and experiences are inspirational, meaningful, and memorable. We boast strong daily minyanim, an extensive Adult Education learning curriculum which provides daily learning for members of all ages and of all backgrounds, an active Sisterhood, strong Pro-Israel advocacy, and Annual partnership weekends with the Orthodox Union, AIPAC, and Friends of the IDF.
The Youth Director is responsible for the overall management and development of youth programming for Boca Jewish Center. The goal of the Youth Director is to foster among local youth a greater connection to the Jewish community, synagogues, and Torah observance. This position is accountable for developing and leading a successful Youth Program comprising diverse activities for various age groups and levels of observance while working closely with volunteers including the synagogue’s Executive Director, Rabbi, Youth Committee, and Executive Council. The Youth Director is a role model for Jewish values and the promotion of Jewish identity. As Boca Jewish Center consists of families with differing levels of observance, it is critical that the Youth Director has a genuine comfort level with, and respect for, all segments of the synagogue’s Jewish community, designing programming to be accessible and meaningful to all audiences regardless of their background, while still maintaining consistency with Orthodox principles. Lastly, the Youth Director should strive to raise the level of professionalism and structure of all programming and administrative tasks to be in line with the standards of a well-established synagogue.
The Youth Director will be accountable for all youth programming at the synagogue, including boys, girls, and the mixed-gender, under-6 programming. The Youth Director should ensure there is alignment between all the programming workstreams, so they are tightly integrated, consistent, and seamless. Equal emphasis, both from a programming and budget perspective, should be placed on boys and girls. The Youth Director reports to the Executive Director, Rabbi, & Youth Committee along with guidance from the Executive Council. The Youth Director position will be part-time.
Oversee the development and delivery of all Shabbos morning and Holiday programs for youth (infant through 12th grade), with specific emphasis on:
Overseeing all Shabbos Morning Groups, ensuring all programs and levels are given due attention
Overseeing all Pre-Holiday and Holiday Programming, ensuring all programs and levels are given due attention
Developing Shabbos Morning Programming - Boys & Girls 5-year-old - 12 years old
Developing Pre-Holiday and Holiday Programming - Boys & Girls 3-year-old - 12-year-old
Developing Shabbos Morning Programming (Mixed Gender: 3-year-old -5-year-old)
Developing and delivering Motzei Shabbos Programming (Parent-Child Learning) - Boys & Girls
Establishing formalized expectations of Shabbos morning programming with a schedule to be approved by BJC leadership.
Develop and deliver programs that will engage the teen demographic of our community.
Develop and deliver interim virtual programming due to the COVID-19 impact – That is not a timed event, but where supplies are dropped off and can be done on their own schedule.
Develop programs and events that incorporate a Chesed component.
Develop and introduce new programs per year based upon the feedback of the community/change programs from the previous year that wasn’t successful.
Recruit and train youth leaders to support the Shabbos morning and Holiday programs, developing a structured training program, which includes fulfillment of requirements and a certificate of completion. - The youth leader positions will be paid and should be treated with the same level of professionalism and responsibility as any other professional job.
Develop an annual calendar of programming, containing name, objectives, and audience to be approved by the Executive Director, Rabbi, and Executive Council, and Youth Committee.
Propose and manage the Youth Education Expense Budget (Programming and Youth Leader), aligned to the calendar of programming, in coordination with the Executive Director and Executive Council.
Partner with Professional Staff to ensure there is marketing material available online in hardcopy that describes the various programming offered to attract new members.
Develop an annual survey on youth education that provides quantitative and qualitative satisfaction measures across each segment of youth programming as well as conducting a focus group of representative members to provide additional qualitative input.
Develop and track against success measures for the aforementioned vision and responsibilities.
Experience in leading youth groups and programs in a non-profit organization or any equivalent
A genuine comfort level with, and respect for, all segments of the Jewish community
Basic Microsoft Office proficiency (Word, Excel)
Ability to manage a budget
Excellent communication and relationship-building skills