Teen Engagement Educator

Website Shaarei Tikvah

What is the Position?

We are looking for a dynamic, organized, and creative educator to create opportunities for engagement of our teen population. This part-time role works in partnership with the Education Director, Rabbi, and Cantor in designing and delivering the programming.

What are the Responsibilities?

We are looking for a candidate who will:

  • Engage our teens in Gesher, our new monthly experiential learning program
    • Develop engaging curricula for Gesher programming
    • Plan and manage all logistical requirements
    • Manage all marketing, publicity, and outreach for programs
  • Teach our weekly Zayin elective
    • Design engaging electives to meet the interests of our b’nei mitzvah age students
  • Manage and facilitate USY programs
    • Mentor USY board and leaders in programming
    • Engage the broader teen population
    • Supervise youth group events on-site and in the community
    • Promote attendance at regional and national USY events
  • Collaborate with staff on design and implementation of teen-focused holiday celebration
    • High Holiday Services (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur)
    • Chanukah
    • Tu Bishvat
    • Purim
    • Pesach
    • Yom Hazikaron, Yom Ha’atzmaut
    • Lag B’Omer
    • Shavuot
    • 1-2 service days per year
  • Lead a monthly “Shevet” (boys) or “Rosh Chodesh: It’s a Girl Thing” (girls) using curriculum provided by Moving Traditions


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Jewish Studies or a related field.
  • Master’s degree in Jewish education preferred.
  • Knowledge, comfort, and experience in Jewish Education including Hebrew expertise, familiarity with Jewish history, holidays and texts.
  • Camp experience preferred
  • Previous teaching experience (classroom or experiential) preferred.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills with the ability to foresee/analyze educational/administrative challenges and to develop solutions.

Interested in learning more about the position?

  • We are looking for someone to start in August 2019
  • Approximately 50 hours per month
  • Salary is competitive

Contact Education Director, Rachel Mann (

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