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Director of Youth and Family Engagement 

Posted on May 3, 2024

Peninsula Temple Sholom - Burlingame, CA

Inclusive/Diverse, Reform

Peninsula Temple Sholom (PTS) in Burlingame, California is a diverse and vibrant Reform Jewish synagogue serving 2,000 adults and children. Every member of our staff helps us create a warm and welcoming environment through the work that they do and the way in which they interact with the community. The Director of Youth and Family Engagement is a key player in our thriving youth programs, including PreK-7th grades on Sunday mornings and 8th-12th grades on Sunday afternoons. Each cohort includes a Judaic learning component as well as worship. 3rd-6th graders learn Hebrew in small groups of 2-5 students that meet throughout the week. In addition to formal class time we also offer informal family programming and youth programming. These include a teaching assistant program, youth groups (PARTY and pre-PARTY), and monthly Rosh Hodesh groups that meet to discuss social and emotional issues facing teens today. We are committed to guiding youth and families on a lifelong journey of Jewish identity formation in order to find meaningful ways to bring Judaism into contemporary life. We are seeking an enthusiastic, creative, and organized person to help foster youth and family connections at PTS. We would like a person who will develop youth and teen programs that meet their needs, increase engagement, and build relationships. You will be able to articulate the vision and goals for each Youth Education cohort and informal program and encourage participation at events and programs. Areas of Responsibility: Curricular and Programmatic, Teen Program & Administrative. Skills and Requirements: Knowledge of Jewish holidays and customs, Demonstrate good time management skills and balance priorities, Demonstrate highly effective interpersonal skills, Strong attention to detail, Show flexibility and motivation, Excellent written and oral communication skills, Experience working with youth, Experience in the field of Jewish education is a plus, Ability to lead song and worship is a plus, Excellent computer skills including: Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, Facebook, Instagram, Canva, etc. Experience with ShulCloud database is a plus & Bachelor’s Degree or higher is required. Expected salary is between $65,000-$75,000 commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include health care, long-term disability, 3 weeks vacation, paid days off for national and Jewish holidays, 2 weeks paid sick leave, and other benefits as described in the PTS Employee Handbook. Typical weekly schedule is Sundays and Tuesday-Fridays. Frequent nights and weekends required. Full-time. Salary: $65,000-$75,000 annual with benefits. This position begins June 2024. Please submit a resume, cover letter and a statement which answers these 3 questions: 1) Why are you interested in this particular position? 2) What do you think is important for Jewish youth today? and 3) How does this position fit into your longer term career plans? Apply on: https://www.jewishjobs.com/job/hedqge/director-of-youth-and-family-engagement-(full-time-non-exempt-position)/burlingame/ca/united-states. https://www.sholom.org