Part Time

Youth Director

Congregation Schata Tzedeck Vancouver BC

Schara Tzedeck’s Youth Director is responsible for the overall management and development of youth programming for the synagogue covering to 12 years old, with a focus on ages 6 to 12. The ultimate goal of the Youth Director is to foster a greater connection for youth and families to the Jewish community and Torah observance. This position is responsible for developing and leading a successful Youth Program comprising diverse activities for various age groups and levels of observance. The Youth Director is a role model for Jewish values and the promotion of Jewish identity.

What you’ll be doing at Schara Tzedeck:

Event Planning and Delivery
• Develop the annual schedule of events for youth including regular Shabbat morning programming as well as for Yom Tov and Chaggim, segment programming based on age cohorts as appropriate to ensure success
• With guidance from the synagogue’s Rabbis, Director of Programming, and Executive Director/Director of Operations plan, implement, market, and deliver youth activities
• Oversee logistics for all youth activities including the purchase of supplies and the hiring of staff for supervision
• During events such as Shabbat Scholar Dinners or other Shabbat Dinners plan fun, interactive, and educational programs for youth while the adult activities are taking place
• Organize an annual family-explanatory Shabbat service
• Participate in the Bar/Bat Mitzvah programs as required in coordination with the synagogue’s Rabbis

• Promote events and activities to youth and their families through a range of mediums from in-person conversations and phone calls, to email, social media, text messages, creating electronic flyers, and keeping the website and synagogue newsletters current
• Build and maintain relationships with youth and their families
• Obtain coverage of youth programs
• Work with the NCSY Rabbi to ensure youth are staying connected to the synagogue post-Bar/Bat Mitzvah by moving on to NCSY
• Work closely with the Youth Committee

Budget and Evaluation
• Prepare evaluations of youth programs and events
• Manage programs and events as per the annual budget
• Report to the Executive Committee and the Board as requested

What you bring to the Youth Director position:
• Post-secondary education
• Experience working in Jewish education
• Experience creating programs for children of all ages
• A track record of success with engaging 6 to 12-year-olds in Jewish learning
• Innovative approach to developing programs
• Charismatic, welcoming demeanor
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to manage multiple priorities
• Knowledgeable in Modern Orthodox practices and halacha

The Youth Director position is part-time (approx. 25 hours per week) and requires attendance on Shabbat/ Holiday and during programming and events. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your CV and cover letter to by April 20, 2023.