ECRUSY and Beth Tzedec Congregation are currently seeking a Regional Youth Director and Teen Engagement Coordinator.
This new and exciting, full-time, Toronto-based position combines dual responsibility for leading USY (grades 9-12) and Kadima (grades 5-8) programs across the Eastern Canada Region of United Synagogue Youth (ECRUSY) with the role of Teen Engagement Coordinator at Beth Tzedec Congregation, leading BTTeens (grades 9-12) and supporting Kadima programming (grades 5-8). In your ECRUSY Regional Youth Director (RYD) role, you will report to the USY international office, while in your Beth Tzedec role, you will report to the Director of Education & Family Programming. Each role will account for approximately 50 percent of your time each week.
Duties and Responsibilities:
As the ECRUSY Regional Youth Director, you will be responsible for youth programming for ECRUSY, working with lay leadership and youth staff in USCJ synagogue kehillot (communities) to strengthen teen engagement programs at the chapter level, while leading the planning and delivery of youth programs at the regional level. You will manage a calendar of regional and international programs, work with youth leadership to retain and build engagement of USY and Kadima members, recruit for USCJ summer programs and promote all aspects of teen programming, with special attention to Conservative Jewish identity, learning and skills, social action/tikkun olam and Israel engagement.
The primary role of the Beth Tzedec Teen Engagement Coordinator is to be the face and voice for teen programming for the Congregation and to maximize participation and engagement of the Synagogue’s teen population and their families by designing and delivering programming and empowering teens to take ownership of expanding teen engagement. Working closely with Beth Tzedec committees involved in teen and family programming, the Teen Engagement Coordinator must be a skilled relationship-builder, able to market to, engage and connect with teens/parents from diverse backgrounds, be dynamic and energetic with a warm personality.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
As a candidate for this combined position, you must demonstrate knowledge of Judaism and a commitment to Conservative Jewish living, personal growth and ongoing education, have a valid passport and driver’s license, be able to travel on a regular basis and to work evenings and weekends as required. A college or university degree in a relevant field is desirable, as is relevant work experience, particularly in leading youth programming and teen engagement.
A more detailed description of this combined role is available on request. If you are interested in applying, please send your resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for applications is July 8, 2016.