Thursday, June 6, 2013

Youth Advisor Needed

Youth Advisor Position Available:
Job Description

Temple Dor Dorim in Weston, a Reform congregation, is currently looking for a part time Youth Advisor who is mature and enthusiastic, who wants to be part of our established Youth Department.  Our youth groups include: TOUCHY* (9th – 12th Grades), ATID** (6th – 8th Grades), Giborim (3rd – 5th Grades), and Gesher (K – 2nd Grades).  This a Youth Advisor would focus on programs for our Kindergarten through 8th grade groups.

The ideal candidate will help develop and lead activities for the younger youth groups in conjunction with the Youth Director.  Friend, big sister/brother, Temple mom or dad, confidant, teacher, guide, role model…all of these descriptions have been and can be used to explain the role of a Temple Youth Group Advisor. At Temple Dor Dorim, the Youth Group Advisor is someone who is truly able to connect with our children and teens on a consistent and on-going basis, thus allowing for more and deeper connections with the Temple Youth Groups. 

More specifically, the responsibilities of the Youth Group Advisor will include (but not limited to): 

- Supporting the Youth Director in planning, organizing, and running events/activities
- Engaging children/teens in meaningful ways
- Enforcing clear behavioral boundaries during programs
- Assisting with attendance records and in payment collection
- Occasionally purchasing needed supplies for activities (with reimbursement)
- Helping to promote and build youth group membership
- Attending and actively supervising activities, trips and events (including local field trips and Regional NFTY-STR Conventions)
- Working cooperatively with and under direction of the Youth Director
- Counseling and advising youth group members

Ideally, we would like someone with some teaching experience so s/he could also teach in our weekly high school program, Judaica CHAI. Understanding of the Reform movement is important, but is not a requirement.  Strong communication and organizational skills are essential as well as the ability to create positive relationships with parents and teens. Hours are flexible depending upon weekly programming, but the expectation is 10-12 hours per month (not including Judaica Chai). This may increase or decrease on any given month as a result of the event schedule. There is an expectation for evening and weekend work.

The job will begin in August (exact date TBD), is part-time, and will work on an annual contract. Salary is hourly.

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Please submit resume and references to or via fax to Jamie Mafdali at 954-389-4670.


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