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Director of Youth Programs

The Reform Temple of Rockland seeks an engaging, energetic, inspiring, and responsible adult to help create and grow our youth program. At RTR, we see the youth program, not as a separate entity from our Religious School, but as a partner and collaborator to help grow and deepen the connections between our kids and our community. This is a new position so there are plenty of opportunities to help shape and implement the future of our youth programming.

Job Responsibilities
• Oversee all youth group programming for grades K-12
• Provide leadership training to ReTRo’s board, and facilitate their success with their youth group
• Guide the ReTRo board in planning and implementing social, cultural, and community service events for their peers
• Find opportunities to engage the unengaged
• Attend NFTY retreats and encourage RTR participation
• Train and oversee the madrichim program for the Religious School
• Teach in our Religious School
• Be a Jewish role model

• Maintain regular communication with the Director of Congregational Learning and the Youth Committee.
• Develop all promotional materials for events
• Foster relationships with our children, teens, and their parents.
• Manage communication with children and parents
• Work with other local Jewish community youth groups to foster relationships

Minimum skills and requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Strong organizational skills
• Minimum two years of experience working in youth engagement through teaching, Jewish youth work, camping or other relevant settings
• Understanding of and commitment to the mission and values of the Reform Movement
• Sensitivity to individuals with special needs, and experience creating inclusive environments
• Ability to communicate appropriately with youth, parents, professional staff, and lay leaders
• Have an understanding of NFTY and other URJ youth programming options
• Skilled at event planning and logistics
• Computer and social media savvy
• Confidence, patience, compassion, and outgoing

In addition to the above, the successful candidate will be a charismatic, energetic individual with great organizational skills who can envision creative approaches to engage our youth of all ages and their parents. They will be flexible and able to work collaboratively with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Duration part-time
Ad Posted On 2021-06-08
Times this Ad has been viewed 651 times
Ad is posted for 60 days
Categories Hebrew School/Sunday School, Youth Advisor
Focus Youth
Organization Name The Reform Temple of Rockland
Job Location 330 North Highland Avenue
Upper Nyack, New York
United States
Application Instructions
Please email Director of Congregational Learning Brad Zicholtz with a cover letter and resume
[email protected]

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