Part Time

Youth Advisor for YOSHE Seniors 9th-12th grade

Temple Shaari Emeth Manalapan NJ

Temple Shaari Emeth, a warm, engaging and supportive Reform congregation in Manalapan, NJ, is looking for a part- time advisor(s) for its YOSHE (Youth of Shaari Emeth) Seniors programs (9th - 12th grade) from July 1 - June 30. The advisor should dream with our kids and provide a warm environment for Jewish teens to meet and feel safe. YOSHE Seniors is a home away from home for our Jewish youth, a place where they can find support from their peers.The ideal candidate will bring excitement and enthusiasm for Jewish Youth programming, be able to engage, relate to and build relationships with teens and have the following additional qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree (or at least two years of college with additional experience)
-Strong Jewish background with a demonstrated commitment to Jewish life, which may include: Day School, camping, youth groups (preferably NFTY but not a requirement), or educational trips to Israel
- Experience working with tweens and teens in formal or informal settings
- Ability to serve as Jewish role model
- Excellent communication and organizational skills
- Familiarity with NFTY structure
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team of professionals and volunteers

Mentoring and Leadership Development
- Mentor youth in leadership development and support their growth towards strong Jewish identities
- Meet with the YOSHE Seniors board at least once a month to mentor and advise the teens as they grow in their leadership roles, or to work with them to plan and execute programs each month

Events and Event Planning
- Plan, organize, publicize and execute meetings and fun programs for YOSHE Seniors
- Work with the YOSHE Seniors Board members to create year-long youth calendar in consultation with the Temple staff and Temple calendar
- Attend all YOSHE Seniors meetings and events – one board meeting and one event per month
- Chaperone the following NFTY events: Fall and Spring Kallah, Leadership Training, Elections (if any members are running), Convention (if five or more kids are attending). Attendance at Winter Kallah is preferred, but not necessary.
- Plan and implement fundraising opportunities to both increase programming and teach members about not-for-profit work
- Oversee registration and publicize programs in a timely manner
- Work with other NFTY advisors to plan collaborative programs
- Work with the YOSHE Seniors Board to create an annual Youth creative service to be held at the Temple
- Coordinate with the Religious School Director to promote participation amongst 8th-12th graders

Additional Responsibilities
- Promote membership and increase participation of Temple Shaari Emeth youth in YOSHE Seniors activities—maintain close contact and build relationships with members and their parents
- Take responsibility for membership recruitment and retention for YOSHE Seniors
- Manage and oversee the budget for YOSHE Seniors
- Be the primary contact for parents for questions or concerns
- Use social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram….), Shul Cloud (Temple Communication tool) and other tools to communicate with the kids and parents
- Organize parent volunteers who will both support the youth groups and can help chaperone and execute programs
- Share love for Jewish life while serving as an appropriate role model
- Provide quarterly written reports to the Board of Trustees on activities taking place

**This job can be combined with the YOSHE Juniors position that is currently posted**

Qualifications: Associate's Degree and 0-2 years of experience.