Part Time

Director of Youth & Family Engagement

TEMPLE SINAI 9001 West Hillpointe Road, Las Vegas NV

                                          Director of Youth​ ​& Family Engagement - Temple Sinai

                                                        beginning 4/1/2021


Mission​ ​for​​Temple​ ​Sinai: Temple​ ​Sinai​ ​is​ ​a​ ​warm​ ​and​ ​welcoming​ ​Reform​​Jewish​ ​community​ ​dedicated​ ​to​ ​the​ ​support​ ​of Israel​ ​and​​passionate​ ​about​ ​lifelong​ ​learning,​ ​soulful​ ​worship,​ ​and​ ​social​​justice.

Philosophy: Relationships​ ​are​ ​at​ ​the​ ​core​ ​of​ ​this​ ​role.​ ​They​ ​lay​ ​the​​basis​ ​for​ ​any​ ​programs.​ ​Face​ ​to​ ​face meetings, personal asks​​and​ ​phone​ ​calls​ ​are​ ​considered​ ​the​ ​most​ ​effective​ ​way​ ​of​​communicating​ ​with participants/parents​ ​and​ ​should​ ​be​ ​prioritized​​above​ ​eblasts​ ​and​ ​flyers. 

Core​ ​Experience​ ​and​ ​Qualifications: At least three years experience working with young people and experience of Jewish communal leadership. Strong​ ​knowledge​ ​and​ ​understanding​ ​of​ ​Jewish​​traditions​ ​and​ ​practices,​ ​particularly​ ​those​ ​of Reform​​Judaism.  High-energy​ ​person,​ ​with​​strong​ ​interpersonal​ ​and​ ​communication​ ​skills.  Able​ ​to​ ​create​ ​programs,​ ​set​​priorities,​ ​work​ ​independently​ ​with​ ​volunteers​ ​and​ ​lay​​leadership and​ ​adapt​ ​to​ ​changing​ ​circumstances.  Well​ ​organized​ ​person​ ​who​ ​can​​motivate,​ ​delegate​ ​and​ ​oversee​ ​to​ ​completion​ ​all​ ​programmatic tasks​ ​including​ ​working​ ​with​ ​other​ ​staff​ ​to​ ​create​ ​materials​​and​ ​market​ ​events​ ​to​ ​the congregation.  Understands​ ​and​ ​promotes​ ​participatory​ ​team​​decision-making.  Knowledge​ ​of​​basic​ ​computer​ ​applications​ ​along​ ​with​ ​social​ ​media​ ​e.g. Facebook,​ ​Instagram, as well as communication tools like ActiveCampaign and Remind,​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​create​ ​electronic​ ​posters​ ​and​ ​invites through programs like Canva.  Ideally​ ​can​​sing​ ​and/or​ ​play​ ​an​ ​instrument. 

Hours:. 15 hours per week.  Available​ ​for​ ​flexible​​scheduling​ ​including​ ​evenings​ ​and​ ​weekends, particularly​ ​Friday​​nights,​ ​Saturday​ ​mornings​ ​and​ ​Sundays.​ ​The​ Youth and Family Engagement Worker should​ ​have​ ​one​ ​full​ ​day​ ​off​ ​a​ ​week.

Responsibilities:  Create,​ ​oversee,​ ​budget,​ ​facilitate​​and​ ​coordinate​ ​programs,​ ​activities,​ ​congregational​ ​and community​​wide​ ​events,​ ​including,​ ​but​ ​not​ ​limited​ ​to,​ ​the​ ​following​​areas​ ​(priorities​ ​for​ ​these activities​ ​can​ ​be​ ​jointly​ ​set​​with​ ​the​ ​Rabbi):  

Direct oversight of Temple Sinai’s NFTY program, SVTY.  Organize​ ​separate​ ​elementary,​ ​middle​​and​ ​high​ ​school​ ​youth​ ​group​ ​activities​ ​at​ ​least​ ​once​ ​a month​ ​including​ ​empowering​ ​and​ guiding the teen ​TYG (Temple Youth Group) board ​to​ ​take​ ​ownership​ ​of​ ​the​ ​youth program. Oversee and develop advisors and staff to ensure appropriate coverage for all youth programming. Carry​ ​out​ ​contact​ ​and​ ​marketing​ ​between​ ​events​ ​on​ ​relevant​​social​ ​media​ ​platforms​ ​and​ ​one​ ​to one/small​ ​group​ ​meetings​​with​ ​key​ ​youth​ ​leaders. Building​ ​positive​ ​relationships​ ​with​​teens’​ ​parents/guardians.  Running​​High​ ​Holy Days​ ​activities​ ​for​ ​teens​ ​at​ ​least​ ​once​ ​on​ ​each​​of​ ​Rosh​ ​HaShanah​ ​and​ ​Yom Kippur.  Involve​ ​the​ ​youth​ ​groups​ ​in​ ​the​ ​wider​ ​congregation​​where​ ​appropriate​ ​such​ ​as​ ​attendance​ ​at Friday​ ​Night​ ​Live.  Actively​ ​promote​ ​Jewish​ ​summer​ ​camps​​to​ ​young​ ​people,​ ​particularly​ ​U.R.J​ ​camps.  Bring​ ​the​ ​youth​ ​group​ ​closer​ ​to​​NFTY ​including​ ​sending​ ​teens to NFTY Southwest Region & international NFTY conventions.  Coordinate​ ​events,​​where​ ​possible,​ ​with​ ​other​ ​Las​ ​Vegas​ ​valley​ ​youth​ ​groups.  Program the annual Youth retreat/shabbaton. Attend​ ​Shabbat​ ​and​ ​other​ ​holiday​ ​services​ ​that​ ​include​ youth​programs. Maintain​ ​an​ ​effective​ ​and​ ​secure​ ​filing​ ​system​ ​and​​database​ ​of​ ​participants.  Ensure​​parental​ ​permission​ ​for​ ​participation​ ​is​ ​given​ ​where​​needed.  Report​ ​all​ ​accidents​ ​and​​health​ ​&​ ​safety​ ​concerns​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Rabbi​ ​and/or​ ​Executive​​Director. 

COVID 19: Every attempt should be made to offer in person programming (alongside online events) while conforming to coronavirus protocols.

Administration: Maintain​​confidential​ youth ​and​ ​personnel​ ​records. Establish​ ​annual​ youth group ​calendar​ ​and​ ​coordinate​ ​room​ ​utilization​ ​with​ ​the​​Executive​ ​Director. Report all accidents and health & safety concerns to the Rabbi and/or Executive Director. Prepare​ ​monthly​ ​articles​ ​for​ ​the​​Temple​ ​bulletin​ ​and​ ​work​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Marketing​ ​committee​ ​to submit​ ​regular​ ​articles​ ​and​ ​ads​ ​to​ ​the​ ​local​ ​newspaper. Establish​ ​and​ ​maintain​ ​collaborative​ ​relationships​ ​with​ ​the​​parent​ ​community​ ​and​ ​community​ ​at large​ ​to​ ​facilitate​ ​continued​​growth​ ​in​ youth group​ ​enrollment​ ​and​ ​Temple​ ​membership. Supervision​ ​and​ ​training​ ​for​ ​the​ ​madrichim​ ​program.

B’nai​ ​Mitzvah​​Program: Collaborate​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Rabbi​ ​and​ ​Cantorial​ ​Soloist​​to​ ​enhance​ ​the​ ​program​ ​and​ ​build​ ​a​ ​cohort each​ ​year​ ​beyond​​the​ ​one-on-one​ ​tutoring. 

Community​ ​Building: Design​ ​opportunities​ ​for​ ​youth​ ​and​ ​parents​ ​with​ ​school​ ​age​​children,​ ​K-12​ ​to​ ​meet​ ​beyond​ ​the walls​ ​of​ ​Temple​ ​Sinai​ ​and​​beyond​ ​the​ ​traditional​ ​meeting​ ​times.

Training​ ​and​​Development: Attendance​ ​at​ ​relevant​ ​conventions​ ​and​ ​seminars (e.g URJ Biennial, the Association of Reform Jewish Educators annual conference, NewCAJE, Gratz NEXT, etc.)​ ​is​ ​required​ ​and​ ​a​ ​reasonable​​budget​ ​for​ ​this will​ ​be​ ​provided. 

Reporting​ ​and​​Supervision:​ ​​Reports​ ​ultimately​ ​to​ ​the​ ​President,​ ​daily​​supervision​ ​and oversight​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Rabbi.

Other​ ​Key​​ Relationships: Cantorial​ ​Soloist,​ Controller,​ Executive Assistant,​Board​ ​of​ ​Trustees.