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Youth Engagement Specialist

Compensation: $28,000 to $38,000+ (commensurate with experience)

Commitment: 30 hours/week


Job Description:


Temple B’nai Israel seeks to hire an energetic individual as Youth Engagement Specialist (“YES”) to oversee programs and engagement for Temple youth from the very young through college age. The YES works 30 hours per week planning, marketing, coordinating, and implementing activities relevant to youth engagement. The YES is the specialist on local, regional, national, and international Jewish opportunities for Temple youth. The Youth Engagement Specialist recruits, supports, manages, and organizes volunteers and chaperones to envision, plan, and implement youth programs and events The YES manages the youth budget and is responsible for the focus, implementation and success of the youth programs, including overall structure, operations, marketing, and communications.


The Youth Engagement Specialist’s duties include:


  • Develop and promote programs to engage Temple youth in Jewish life. Some programs are run by the YES or other Temple staff members, while some programs are collaboratively built and implemented with volunteers the YES recruits. Previous programs have included:
    • Welcoming new babies with a gift basket
    • Tot Shabbat (one Shabbat morning a month)
    • Club 54 (Youth Group for 4th & 5th graders)
    • Jr. OKATY (Youth Group for 6th-8th graders)
    • Oklahoma Association of Temple Youth (OKATY) (Youth Group for 9th-12th graders)
    • National Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) regional and national events
    • Greene Family Camp regional events
    • Teen Talk (a mutli-session program focused on life-skills for teens)
    • Parent Talk (a multi-session program focused on parenting teenagers)
    • Youth Choir
    • Alumni events (for college aged young adults)
    • Develop or connect Temple youth to individualized programs and/or internship opportunities for High School and College youth in the local, national, and international Jewish community
    • Recruit, organize, and supervise adult and teenage volunteers for various programs
  • Serve as the OKATY advisor or recruit and supervise a youth group advisor

Office/Work from Home/Travel:

  • Traditional internal office environment
  • Current ability to work limited hours from home as Covid-19 policies dictate
  • Potential travel requirements depending upon youth program schedule and volunteer recruitment, including up to 3 weekends each calendar year

The ideal candidate:

  • Has experience planning, promoting, and implementing programs for youth
  • Integrates Jewish themes and values into their creative programs
  • Is an outgoing leader who loves and understands appropriate programming for the different developmental stages of children and young adults
  • Is comfortable utilizing a range of media to communicate with youth and their parents/guardians, as well as young adults
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Canva
  • Has a proven record of working within a budget

Candidate Requirements:

  • Must have completed at least two years of college education
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license

To apply:

Please apply by email to Mr. Larry Heyman at Your application should include:

  • Cover letter, resume, and two references
  • A detailed description of two separate youth engagement program proposals applicable to different age groupsU
Wed, October 21 2020 3 Cheshvan 5781