Director of Youth Engagement at Beth El Synagogue

Job Title:

Director of Youth Engagement

Organization Name:

Beth El Synagogue

Job Type:


Salary Range:



Open until filled

Position Summary:

Beth El is a dynamic Jewish community that inspires young and old to embrace Torah, Avodah, and Gemilut Chesed.

The Director of Youth Engagement is responsible for building, growing, and implementing, a continuum of opportunities for young people and their families to explore their Judaism and connect to the Beth El community in developmentally appropriate ways.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Programming: Develop and implement programs, some rooted in Jewish teaching for youth from newborn through college age;
  • Staff: recruit, train, supervise, and mentor a team of youth advisors to create and implement programming;
  • Marketing and Communication: market all events using age-appropriate marketing tools
  • Leadership Development: mentor youth through their teenage years to ensure pipeline of leaders in USY/Jewish youth groups and beyond the Jewish community on the local, regional and national level.
  • Administration: work collaboratively with colleagues and the finance department to develop and track multiple budgets; assist with charitable giving/fundraising; work collaboratively on applicable grant applications, ensure programs have proper supplies/equipment/etc. for success

Reports to the Managing Director.

Experience and Qualifications Requirements: 

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Experience in managing and training teams: searching and hiring, mentorship and coaching, and staff deployment.
  • Able to work successfully with children of all ages in an educational or recreational capacity as well as interfacing with families to communicate necessary information.
  • Able to develop age-appropriate curriculum/program, improvisational agility in programming, navigating the emotions and needs (developmental, educational, spiritual) of both children and their families.
  • Knowledge and experience working with children with special needs as well as mental health challenges.
  • Knowledge of rules and regulations associated with working with children: demonstrating current awareness of engagement within the youth arena.
  • Jewish living and literacy: serves as a role model of personal engagement in Jewish living; upholds Jewish values; embraces and understands Jewish traditions, holiday and life cycles.
  • High energy, self-starter, and ability to take initiative to provide positive experiences and creative programming
  • Proficient in computer programs, especially Microsoft Office program: seamlessly interfacing in the synagogue working environment.

Education and Experience:

  • 3-4 years’ experience working with youth in a Jewish setting (school, camp, synagogue, etc.).
  • 2 years’ experience working in a managerial capacity.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Information

This is a full-time, exempt, position with some evenings, weekends and occasional out of town travel.

The position offers a competitive salary of $50,000 to $60,000 (depending on experience) and is eligible for a generous paid time off allowance as well as an employer subsided medical/dental/vision options and 403b retirement account match.

How to Apply

If interested, please apply by sending a cover letter and resume to [email protected].