Shir Tikvah of Minneapolis, a Progressive Reform congregation of approximately 400 households, is looking for a part-time dynamic Youth Group Advisor who will inspire our youth to embrace and sustain their connection to Jewish Life. Do you have what it takes?
The youth program at Shir Tikvah is a thriving and energetic component of the broader synagogue community with teenagers active in our STiFTY (Senior) youth group and middle school students engaged in JYG (Junior Youth Group). Our youth are deeply connected to Jewish life in unique and powerful ways. The future Youth Group Advisor will be inspired as they work with the children and their families in continuing the success of these and other programs, creating new opportunities for engagement and sustaining all programs for the future.
Youth Group Advisor Responsibilities:
- Plan; implement, staff and fully participate in a regular calendar of activities that is balanced and which includes social, community service, educational, and religious activities and events for both STiFTY and JYG
- Plan, schedule, and publicize programs; including youth retreats and trips
- Provide effective communication with children about the youth programs through the use of e-mail, phone, flyers and personal contact
- Create and execute STiFTY leadership training while identifying and nurturing future leaders
- Mentor and facilitate STiFTY Board meetings
- Empower youth leaders to own and run programming (with advisor’s guidance and supervision).
- Develop relationships with children to help them feel connected to the Youth culture of Shir Tikvah including reaching out to all of the younger grades
- Develop “in-reach” opportunities for involvement by those who have not participated in the youth groups in the past.
- To work with and involve parents and other adults in the congregation
- Work with other local and regional youth groups, as well as NFTY
- Create goals and expectations for long-range planning
- Potential work as a teacher or substitute teacher within the religious school and Hebrew School (depending on availability, interest and skill-set)
We prefer applicants who are/have:
- Knowledge of and experience with the Reform Movement & NFTY and/or camp or youth work
- Able to make a 2 year commitment
- Ability to communicate or attend events during day, evening and weekend hours
- Ability to spend 5 weekends a year at regional NFTY events
- Extraordinary ability to build and develop strong relationships with individuals and groups
- Leadership and the ability to create other leaders
- Excellent organizational skills
- Proficiency with social media
- Ethical and Responsible
Please send your resume to Rabbi Melissa B. Simon, Director of Lifelong Learning, firstname.lastname@example.org
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