Located in sunny San Diego, CA, Beth Jacob Congregation is an established, inclusive Orthodox shul with more than 100 member families. Our campus is nearly a city block containing a Shul and Social Hall, Beit Midrash, Apartments, and a Children's Park and Basketball Court. Our community has an abundance of energetic young families that actively participate in weekly Shabbos and Holiday programming. We have a Rabbinic team and a robust office and facilities staff, to act as a team and provide support and mentorship of all employees and their duties.
We are looking to hire an engaging, inspiring, and passionate Director/Couple to serve as our Youth Program Director. In this role, you will be responsible for social and educational activities for our preschool to middle school children. Our Shul is a community that rewards creativity, passion, innovation. Past Youth Directors have built on their success here to advance to more senior roles in the Jewish world.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Responsible for youth programming: Shabbos morning groups, Afternoon Groups, “Parent-Child Learning” (Avos U’Banim), and a Sunday social activity. Other programming opportunities are weekly after school mishmar for middle schoolers.
-Build positive relationships with children, parents, and volunteer lay leaders
-Be a positive role model for those involved: A Ben/Bat Torah that the children (and their parents) can look up to. Attend and participate in synagogue programs.
-Actively engage teens to assist and direct groups on Shabbat morning as well as Shabbat afternoon, Yom Tov and Sundays.
-Publicize Youth events via social media, email blasts, and the shul website. Keep the immediate and broader community informed of events taking place.
-Coordinate and supervise the appropriate youth related programming and childcare for the High Holidays.
-Incorporate hosting social events and meals at your home with the goal to inspire the youth and the religious growth of the community.
IDEAL CANDIDATE QUALITIES:
-Strong background in Jewish Education: This includes school settings, Synagogue, Camp, etc., including a passion and interest in conceiving and executing meaningful programs.
-Love for teaching Torah to children from families of various levels of observance
-Enthusiastic and energetic personality: create positive relationships with the children and the parents of the community.
-Excellent communicator and Team player: be able to coordinate with fellow Shul staff and volunteer lay leadership.