We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive leader, able to relate to parents with a focus on young families. The position will rely heavily on the coordinator’s administrative and organizational skills to help support and implement new programming for this crucial demographic. As such, this position requires a high level of interpersonal skills and the ability to be effective in various roles. The ideal candidate will seek out creative ways to connect with parents, young families, and to the wider TSS community.
The Family Engagement Coordinator will:
• Communicate regularly and build relationships with various stakeholders including clergy and professional and support staff, community, parents, and children.
• Build warm and open relationships with families by creating an inviting environment for children and their families through social events and other community-building opportunities.
• Build connections and cultivate relationships with partners in the greater community to collaborate on programming.
• Lead the efforts to bring Jewish youth education and programming outside of our 4 walls and into the community.
• Coordinate with those in charge of marketing & social media to ensure program information is marketed appropriately and in a timely.
• Understand and prioritize the objectives and challenges of congregational leaders in their efforts to engage and educate young children and their families.
• Design, facilitate, market, and evaluate programs for young children and their families with TSS leadership (in and outside of the building), including but not limited to:
• Ten ‘Tot Shabbat’ services (pre K-2nd)
• Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services (pre K-2nd)
• Eight community engagement programs or a series (pre K-2nd)
• 8 family engagement programs (pre K-2nd )
• 8 family engagement programs (3-5th)
• Design and Lead Kehillah Sunday Mornings during Religious School
• Opportunities to mentor lay and professional members of the community to assist in furthering TSS’s goals and objectives.
Desired Skills & experience
• Degree in Jewish education or comparable program.
• Knowledge of child and adolescent development, trends in Jewish education and curricular design.
• A demonstrated ability to design and lead Jewish musical experiences.
• Strong leadership skills. Passion for and experience with working in synagogue life.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Dynamic relationship builder.
• A high level of organization and the ability to take initiative, prioritize and multi-task.
• Experience in recruitment and community engagement, membership, or customer service.
• Experience working with boards, parents, volunteers, and lay leaders. Adept at connecting with children and families.
• Role model who is committed to participating in congregational life.
• Proficiency with contemporary social media and technology.