Youth Director

Please also see our part-time open youth positions: Shabbat Coordinator, Youth Coordinator, and Youth Educator
Ohev Sholom- The National Synagogue, a vibrant 300-member Modern Orthodox congregation in Washington, DC is seeking a full time Youth Director/Youth Clergy member to lead youth programming and events. We’re looking for an individual to serve as the director of youth programming, providing organization, implementation, guidance, and direction to a team of paid and volunteer youth staff. This person will be the focal point for all youth related programming and activities handling communication, coordination, and backstopping staff for any issues or needs.
In this position the director will work with clergy, synagogue leadership, and parents to deliver a wide range of programming to meet the needs of the community. A successful candidate will be comfortable both guiding a team of staff to offer programs as well as individually implementing and delivering programming.

This position is full-time exempt, working closely with the clergy and reporting to the Executive Director. It includes attendance on some Shabbats and Holidays and during weekday afternoon/evening programming. Benefits include health, dental, and vision coverage, and access to a 403b plan. Salary commensurate with experience, qualifications, and capacity to perform all aspects of the job.

-Work collaboratively with clergy and leadership to create and implement dynamic youth programming covering all aspects including educational, religious, and social
-Connect with families to make sure programming is meeting their needs
-Liaise with other organizations on possible joint programs
-Manage and mentor other youth staff
-Design and support the implementation of special programming related to Jewish holidays and themes
-Oversee the operation of high holiday kids related items, including babysitting (ok mostly babysitting)
-Innovate exciting programming for middle-school and high-school cohorts
-Oversee the planning of the synagogue’s Camp Kibbutz summer day camp
-Plan and run monthly meetings for bar/bat mitzvah aged youth
-Runs the volunteer and teen programs
-Work with office staff to coordinate logistics and supplies
-Other duties as assigned

-Bachelors degree required
-Experience working in Jewish education whether camp, school, or synagogue setting
-Experience managing a team of paid and volunteer staff
-Experience creating and delivering youth programming
-Charismatic, welcoming demeanor

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
To apply, please email your resume with cover letter to
[email protected]

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, medical, vision, dental, 401(k) or 403(b) plans, Life Insurance, Paid Holidays
  • Preferred Experience: Unspecified
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-07-20
  • Times this job has been viewed: 173 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Education - Other, Programming, Rabbi
  • Organization Type: Synagogue
Job Location
Ohev Sholom - The National Synagogue
1600 Jonquil St NW
Washington , DC 20012


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