UOS is seeking a Program Director. This position is responsible for the development, coordination, execution and evaluation of UOS adult and youth programs. The ideal candidate is team-focused with an acute understanding that the goal of programming is not the programs themselves, but the people they engage. This position requires flexibility of schedule and will include some evenings, shabbatot and weekends. This position reports directly to the Rabbi of UOS and is supported by the staff, the VP of Education and volunteer lay leadership.
Separately available (for male applicants) - In addition to the program director position, we are also seeking someone to serve as baal koreh for Shabbat, Yom Tov and weekday Torah reading as well as Bar/ Bat Mitzvah teaching.
Goal: To provide meaningful opportunities for adults and youth in our synagogue to engage with and develop deeper ties to one another and the congregation for the purpose of institution building, organizational development and personal growth.
Responsibilities: With the program team (Rabbi, Executive Director, Bnei Akiva Shlichim and Volunteers) the candidate will develop and execute a comprehensive Adult and Youth Program Calendar addressing the needs of a variety of interest areas, cohort groups, and program styles including (but not limited to):
- Interest areas: Israel, Spirituality, Jewish Learning/Text, Arts & Culture, Current Events, etc.
- Cohort groups: Women, Men, Young Professionals, Empty Nesters and Seniors, Couples, Singles, Teens, Middle School, etc.
- Program styles: day-time, evening, lectures, series, off-site programs, retreats, in-home gatherings, etc.
Work with volunteers and synagogue committees to support volunteer-driven programming and encourage grassroots educational, spiritual, social and communal events.
Communicate with members and other stakeholders to gain community support for the programs and to solicit input to improve the programs.
Communicate with new members to help connect them to relevant shul programming, and, where appropriate, cultivate volunteer leadership.
Implement communal initiatives that foster relationship building, welcoming guests and encouraging cross-cohort socialization.
For Baal Koreh - Provide quality Torah reading on shabbat, Yom Tov and weekdays. Teach Bar/Bat MItzvah students.
Requirements, Desired Qualities & Skills:
* Minimum of a bachelor’s degree
* A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in a similar or relevant programming role
* Strategic thinker with a passion for developing outcome-based programs
* Creativity, warmth and a positive attitude
* Capacity to work with multiple concurrent projects and deadlines
* Demonstrated attention to detail
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
* Social media strengths and tech-savvy in an office environment
* Ability to partner with a dynamic leadership team and interface with the congregation
* Familiarity with Orthodox Jewish observance, holidays, rituals and customs
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Additional Rabbinic duties may be available, but not required based on prior experience.
Please provide resume and cover letter highlighting relevant experience. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
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Salary - Market Competitive and commensurate with skills and experience
Benefits - Commensurate with other part time staff
Preferred Experience 2-3 years
Preferred Degree - Bachelor’s
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree Preferred and 0-2 years of experience.