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MaTTY Advisor 2020–2021

Title
MaTTY Youth Group Advisor

Summary
The role of the MaTTY Advisor is to build connections between Temple Beth El’s youth and promote lifelong Jewish engagement. The MaTTY Advisor should be a welcoming, energetic individual who enjoys helping high school students develop confidence, build lifelong friendships, and expand their leadership skills through youth-led educational experiences and programming, including social justice projects, worship, and community-building initiatives.

This position averages 10 to 14 hours a week, August through May.

The MaTTY Advisor will engage students in 9th through 12th grades in our senior youth group, MaTTY.

The MaTTY Advisor is part of the youth team, which includes our MuTTY Advisor (for grades 6–8) and Camp Intern/JEWniors Advisor (for grades 3–5). The youth team meets monthly.

The MaTTY Advisor is a resource for Temple Beth El (TBE) on other youth engagement opportunities within the Temple and throughout the Jewish community. This position reports to the Director of Lifelong Learning while working in collaboration with the Youth Committee.

The successful candidate must be willing and available to staff or arrange chaperones for four kallot (youth group weekends) throughout the year. They must also be willing and available to attend the Youth Professional 101 Fellowship held at URJ Eisner Camp in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, August 31–September 3, and meet online twice monthly with a coach group in addition to weekly meetings with the Director of Lifelong Learning.

Responsibilities

  • Engage with youth leadership (MaTTY Board) to plan and execute programming.
  • Maintain frequent and effective communication with youth to increase attendance and participation at local, regional, and national events.
  • Collaborate with TBE staff to develop programming, solve problems, and stay up to date on Temple programs and initiatives.
  • Collaborate with TBE’s committees to promote youth involvement as equal members of the congregation.

These responsibilities are fulfilled by the following:

  • Planning—Establish and maintain youth programming calendar in conjunction with the MuTTY Advisor and Camp Intern/JEWniors Advisor. Consult with the Rabbi and Director of Lifelong Learning regarding worship, Jewish study, and Shabbat and holiday programming.
  • Advertising—Communicate through all possible avenues such as Facebook, Instagram, email, TBE Bulletin, mailings, etc.
  • Staffing—At events, programs, and meetings, ensure all participants are both physically and emotionally safe, enjoying themselves, and interacting with others. Maintain appropriate staffing ratios at youth group events.
  • Evaluation—Provide consistent evaluation and reporting for all programs.
  • Communicate with the Director of Lifelong Learning regarding status of programs, meetings, upcoming events, and issues.
  • Recruitment—Maintain database of all MaTTY-aged members. Promote and recruit teen involvement at Temple Beth El.
  • Fiduciary—Create and maintain budget for all MaTTY programming in coordination with the Executive Director and Director of Lifelong Learning. Responsibly maintain MaTTY credit card.

Overview
With nearly 600 member families, Temple Beth El has a vibrant program of religious, spiritual, social action, educational, and social activities. Our vision is to create and sustain a vibrant, inclusive, and engaged community that welcomes and connects people from all walks of Reform Jewish life. As a house of worship, a center of teaching and learning, and a place of communal fellowship, the Temple’s progressive voice is heard and respected not only in Madison, but also throughout Wisconsin. Temple Beth El is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), which represents the liberal tradition of Judaism. URJ’s youth movement, NFTY, encourages teens to forge Jewish identities consistent with the values of Reform Judaism.

Applications are accepted through Wednesday, April 29. Please email resume and cover letter to Stefanie Kushner, executive director, at exec@tbemadison.org.

MuTTY Advisor 2020–2021

Title
MuTTY Youth Group Advisor

Summary
The role of the MuTTY Advisor is to build connections between Temple Beth El’s youth and promote lifelong Jewish engagement. The MuTTY Advisor should be a welcoming, energetic individual who enjoys helping middle school students develop confidence, build lifelong friendships, and expand their leadership skills through Jewish experiences and programming.

This position averages 5 to 8 hours a week, July through June.

The MuTTY Advisor will engage students in 6th through 8th grades in our junior youth group, MuTTY.

The MuTTY Advisor is part of the youth team, which includes our MaTTY Advisor (for grades 9–12) and Camp Intern/JEWniors Advisor (for grades 3–5). The youth team meets monthly.

The MuTTY Advisor is a resource for Temple Beth El on youth development and reports to the Director of Lifelong Learning while working in collaboration with the Youth Committee.

The successful candidate must be willing and available to attend or arrange chaperones for the Junior Youth Group Kallah in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, in February 2021. They also commit to staffing all MuTTY events that they plan, meeting with the Director of Lifelong learning twice a month, and when requested attending Youth Committee meetings.

Responsibilities

  • Engage with youth through planning, advertising, and providing programming.
  • Maintain frequent and effective communication with youth to increase attendance and participation at events and at the Junior Youth Group Kallah.

These responsibilities are fulfilled by the following:

  • Planning—Establish and maintain youth programming calendar in conjunction with the MaTTY Advisor and JEWniors Advisor/OSRUI Camp Intern. Consult with the Rabbi and Director of Lifelong Learning regarding worship, Jewish study, and Shabbat and holiday programming.
  • Advertising—Communicate through all possible avenues such as Facebook, Instagram, email, TBE Bulletin, mailings, etc.
  • Staffing—At events, programs, and meetings, ensure all participants are both physically and emotionally safe, enjoying themselves, and interacting with others. Maintain appropriate staffing ratios at youth group events.
  • Evaluation—Provide consistent evaluation and reporting for all programs.
  • Communicate with the Director of Lifelong Learning regarding status of programs, meetings, upcoming events, and issues.
  • Recruitment—Maintain database of all MuTTY-aged members. Promote and recruit involvement at Temple Beth El.
  • Fiduciary—Create and maintain budget for all MuTTY programming in coordination with the Executive Director and Director of Lifelong Learning. Responsibly maintain MuTTY credit card.

Overview
With nearly 600 member families, Temple Beth El has a vibrant program of religious, spiritual, social action, educational, and social activities. Our vision is to create and sustain a vibrant, inclusive, and engaged community that welcomes and connects people from all walks of Reform Jewish life. As a house of worship, a center of teaching and learning, and a place of communal fellowship, the Temple’s progressive voice is heard and respected not only in Madison, but also throughout Wisconsin. Temple Beth El is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), which represents the liberal tradition of Judaism. URJ’s youth movement, NFTY, encourages teens to forge Jewish identities consistent with the values of Reform Judaism.

Applications are accepted through Wednesday, April 29. Please email resume and cover letter to Stefanie Kushner, executive director, at exec@tbemadison.org.

Educators needed for Religious School

Temple Beth El is seeking engaging Religious and Hebrew School educators. Pay is based on level of education. Formal and informal educational experiences with children preferred but not required. To apply submit a letter of interest and resume to learn@tbemadison.org

November 30, 2020 14 Kislev 5781