Summary: The Programs Manager is an integral member of Congregation Beth Ahabah’s creative professional team and is an active partner with clergy, administrative staff, lay leaders, and membership. This position develops and oversees young adult and youth group programming and assists the Clergy and Director of Congregational Operations with Religious School, Adult Education, and other congregational programs.
Congregation Beth Ahabah is large, vibrant Reform synagogue, located in downtown Richmond serving over 600 families with a dynamic program schedule and religious school. A 230-year-old congregation, Beth Ahabah’s welcoming, inclusive campus is in one of the country’s hippest, most historic, artsiest, and affordable cities. Rabbi Scott Nagel and Cantor Sarah Beck-Berman celebrate Judaism with meaningful, engaging, creative and original services and programming, fulfilling the congregation’s mission of inspiring Jewish lives and building sacred community.
Areas of Responsibility
Youth Group, Young Adult and Auxiliaries Programming
• create annual programming calendar and facilitate programs for all youth groups
• Guide, lead and advise the teen youth group (BATTY) Board
• create annual programming calendar and facilitate programs for CBA Community Kibbitz (young adult affinity group)
• Liaise with Congregation auxiliaries (Brotherhood and Women of Beth Ahabah) to facilitate programming
• Maintaining attendance records and statistics, creating reports and analysis
• Provide communications and administrative staff with programming information in a timely manner
• Attending & assisting programs during Religious school/Sundays
• Advise and coordinate the Madrichim (high school aged teachers’ assistants) program
• Attending & assisting programs during Religious school/Monday nights
• Assisting set-ups for other ad hoc educational programming
• Maintaining the Religious School Database, creating reports and analysis.
• Assisting staff and/or lay leadership with participation in community-wide events including RCJE (Richmond Council of Jewish Educators)
• Assisting staff and/or lay leadership with congregational programs that are religious, social, or service oriented
• Assisting with online programs / livestream management
Requisition and Procurement
• Research, order and maintain supplies for all congregational programs
• track expenses and revenue of each program
• Provide finance department with records of purchases and spending
Candidates should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be a team player, be flexible and creative.
Experience: Bachelor’s Degree. Work, volunteering, or participation in the field of Jewish education, camping or programming is preferred. Experience with digital platforms and broadcasting a plus.
Start Date: by July 1st