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Administrative Assistant for Lifelong Learning 2019

July 1, 2019

Summary

The Administrative Assistant for Lifelong Learning provides administrative support for educational programs for children, youth, and adults at Temple Beth El.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to scheduling appointments, processing school staff paperwork, coordinating programs, receiving and tracking RSVPs, and responding to the needs of teachers, parents, students, congregants, and staff.

This position is 15–17 hours per week, including required times of 8:30 am–12:00 pm on Sundays and 3:00–6:30 pm on Wednesdays. Other hours to be approved by the Director of Lifelong Learning.

Responsibilities

  • Responsibility for safety protocols ranging from student allergies and medications to staff communication radios and emergency procedures.
  • Administrative support for school staff, students, and families; Temple staff; and Temple committees.
  • Coordination of the school registration process, special school programs, and faculty orientation.
  • Office administration while school is in session, including answering phones, ensuring that staff are signed in, attending to security protocols including communication with school staff, and performing other duties as needed by the school staff and Director of Lifelong Learning.
  • These responsibilities are fulfilled by the following:
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Experience in human resources, office management, school administration, and/or customer service
  • Strong attention to details
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly, create effective systems/processes, juggle multiple tasks, and adhere to deadlines in a lively, fast-paced work environment
  • Strength in maintaining confidentiality
  • Friendly attitude and professional telephone demeanor
  • Problem-solving abilities, including anticipating needs of others
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Familiarity with Jewish customs a plus

Overview

With nearly 600 member families, Temple Beth El has a vibrant program of religious, spiritual, social action, educational, and social activities. Temple Beth El is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, which represents the liberal tradition of Judaism. 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. 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, and fulfills their spiritual, educational, ethical, social, and emotional needs and expectations.

The Temple Beth El Religious School and Hebrew School program has close to 200 students. Adult education sessions are held several times  throughout the year and include a weekend scholar-in-residence program and classes on diverse topics.

For consideration, please send resume and three references to:

Stefanie Kushner, Executive Director
2702 Arbor Drive
Madison, WI 53711
exec@tbemadison.org
No telephone calls, please.

Position will remain open until qualified candidate is identified.

Youth Engagement Coordinator

July 1, 2019

Summary
The role of the Youth Engagement Coordinator is to build connections between Temple Beth El’s youth and promote lifelong Jewish engagement. The Youth Engagement Coordinator should be a welcoming, energetic individual who enjoys helping school-age children and teens 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 15 to 18 hours a week, August through May.

The Youth Engagement Coordinator will engage students in 3rd through 12th grades with the following Temple groups:

  • Youth group for 9th–12th graders (MaTTY)
  • Junior youth group for 6th–8th graders (MuTTY)
  • Social get-together group for 3rd–5th graders (JEWniors)

In addition, the Youth Engagement Coordinator is a resource for Temple Beth El 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. This position also works with the OSRUI Camp Intern to coordinate programming for the JEWniors group.

The successful candidate must be willing and available to attend The Youth Professional 101 (YP101) Fellowship held at URJ Eisner Camp in Great Barrington, MA from Tuesday, September 17 through Thursday, September 19, 2019 and staffing four kallot (youth group weekends) throughout the year.

Responsibilities

  • Engage with youth leadership to plan and execute programming.
  • Maintain frequent and effective communication with youth to increase attendance and participation at local, regional, and national events.
  • Communicate frequently with parents to increase parents’ involvement and encouragement of youth group participation for their children.
  • Collaborate with TBE staff and affiliates to develop programming, solve problems, and stay up to date on Temple programs and initiatives.

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, and Shabbat and holiday programming.
  • Advertising—Communicate through all possible avenues such as Facebook, 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 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.

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 (North American Federation of Temple Youth), encourages teens to forge Jewish identities consistent with the values of Reform Judaism.

For consideration, please send resume and three references to:

Stefanie Kushner, Executive Director
2702 Arbor Drive
Madison, WI 53711
exec@tbemadison.org
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. 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 school@tbemadison.org

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