The Director of Youth Education and Programming (“DYEP”) at Kehillat Beth Israel (“KBI”) serves as the lead educator and administrator for youth (ages 0-18) education and programming. This includes taking an active role in Shabbat and holiday youth programming, working with clergy, staff, and volunteers at KBI to offer a regular and diverse spectrum of dynamic programming for all ages.
KBI is looking for a qualified candidate who can think outside the box and work with a team to offer new and exciting initiatives that maximize the participation of our youth in formal and informal, new and existing educational programs. This includes expanding KBI’s Congregational School, “Ottawa Talmud Torah at Kehillat Beth Israel (OTT@KBI)” and youth groups (Chaverim Jr, Chaverim, Gesher and USY). This individual will also oversee our young family programming, engaging the youngest members of our community. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills including planning, scheduling, marketing, and meeting deadlines, as well as being able to work well with a team. Strong communication and interpersonal skills with youth, teens, and adults, are essential.
The DYEP must operate as an integral member of a larger team of staff and clergy. The DYEP will work directly with and report to the Senior Rabbi. In addition, the DYEP will work as a collaborative partner with the synagogue’s Executive Director and Cantor. The DYEP will serve as the lead staff for the OTT@KBI Committee and the synagogue’s Youth Committee. The DYEP will hire and supervise all staff both within the schools (OTT & JTeen) as well as those assisting with other programs. This individual will serve as a dugma, an example and role model, to the children of KBI.