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Youth Engagement Coordinator 2018-2019

Available as of June 1, 2018


The Youth Engagement Coordinator will work to engage students in 4th through 12th grade with the following opportunities:

  • Senior youth group for 9 – 12 graders (MadTown Temple Youth – MaTTY)
  • Junior youth group for 6 – 8 graders (MuTTY)
  • Social get-together group for 4 – 5 graders (JEWniors)

The Youth Engagement Coordinator is a resource for Temple Beth El on all youth engagement opportunities, including URJ programs. The role of the Youth Engagement Coordinator is to build connection between temple’s youth and lifelong Jewish engagement through developing confidence in our youth, developing lifelong friendships and leadership skills through experiential youth-led educational programming including social justice projects, worship, and community-building initiatives. This position reports to the Director of Lifelong Learning while working in collaboration with the Youth Committee.

With nearly 600-member families, Temple Beth El has a vibrant program of religious, spiritual, educational, social, social action and support activities. TBE’s vision is to create and sustain a vibrant, inclusive, and engaged community that welcomes and connects people from all walks of reform Jewish life, and fulfills their spiritual, educational, ethical, social, and emotional needs and expectations. 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, which represents the liberal tradition of Judaism. URJ’s youth movement, NFTY (North American Federation of Temple Youth), encourages teens to forge Jewish identities consistent with the values of reform Judaism. Participation in NFTY is open to teens in grades 6 – 12.


  • Engage with youth leadership to plan and execute programming.
  • Maintain frequent and effective communication with youth resulting in higher attendance and higher participation at local, regional, and national events.
  • Frequent communication with parents leading to parent involvement and encouraging youth group participation for their children.
  • Build connections with TBE Staff and auxiliary organizations– collaborating on programming, resolving issues, and being informed of Temple programs and issues.
  • Participate in general staff meetings and trainings
  • Keep up to date on best practices in guiding temple youth

These responsibilities are fulfilled by the following:

  • Planning - Establish and maintain youth programming calendar.
  • Consult with the Rabbi and Director of Lifelong Learning regarding worship, Jewish study, Shabbat and Holiday programming.
  • Advertising - Communicate through all possible avenues such as Facebook, email, TBE Bulletin and mailings. Create new ways to promote events to increase participation among TBE youth.
  • Staffing - When attending 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 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 youth members. Promote and recruit teen involvement at Temple Beth El.
  • Fiduciary - Create and maintain budget for all youth programming in coordination with the Executive Director and Director of Lifelong Learning.

This is a maximum 20 hour per week non-exempt position with a flexible schedule. For consideration, send resume, cover letter, and three references to:

Terrie Goren, Executive Director,

No telephone calls, please. Position will remain open until qualified candidate is identified

Educators needed for Religious School

Temple Beth El is seeking engaging Religious and Hebrew School Educators for the 2018-19 school year. 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 Rachel Sauer at

June 19, 2018 6 Tammuz 5778