Job Openings at Temple Micah

COMMUNITY COORDINATOR: YOUTH AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Temple Micah is a warm, soulful, loving community of 640 member families in Washington, D.C. and is currently seeking an outstanding and thoughtful individual for an exciting position–Community Coordinator.

We are a synagogue that is dedicated to expanding the definition of the 21st century American synagogue. We are at once traditional and innovative, combining a good helping of time-honored ritual with groundbreaking, new approaches to Jewish life. We put a premium on creativity, experimentation and learning. 

We’re looking for someone to join our collaborative, dedicated and fun–that’s right, fun!–team, taking on the important work of engaging the younger members of our community, spanning teens to young families, and everyone in-between.  This position is for someone who cultivates communal connections, brings energy and vision to social gatherings, and values engagement among the younger people of the Jewish community.

Ideal candidates will understand– deeply–that taking a leadership position in the Jewish community is the truest embodiment of l’dor va’dor, generation to generation, a value that Temple Micah takes seriously and which we invest our resources, and of course, heart and soul.

Sh’ma! 

We are not just interested in having you fill a role, we want to help you develop–intellectually, spiritually, and as a Jewish professional. In the past, this job has been filled by individuals who eventually went on to study at HUC-JIR, the rabbinical college of the Reform movement. While we do not think that the ideal candidate will necessarily have plans to continue on as Jewish professional, we do want someone who is interested in maintaining a deep commitment to the Jewish people. 

The Community Coordinator will take primary responsibility for the programming for teenagers in 6th-12th grade, developing, organizing, and implementing programming for Temple Micah’s youth. Additionally, they will support and expand our 20s-30s work, including the current organization, Next Dor, and our thriving community for young families.  

With the support of Rabbis Josh Beraha and Stephanie Crawley and Education Director Sharon Tash, the Community Coordinator will develop a portfolio based on their particular strengths and interests, in addition to the following key responsibilities:  

V’ahavta (What you’ll love doing): 

  • Developing and sustaining deep relationships with 6th-12th graders This includes:
    • Meeting with Micah youth one-on-one and in small groups 
    • Leading our Tuesday night weekly learning for 8th-12th graders 
    • Running our Sunday morning teen leadership program, Madrichim
      • Support our Sunday morning education program, Machon Micah
    • Supporting and helping shape our teen leaders 
    • Planning relevant group experiences for teens 
    • Attending the RAC’s L’taken weekend seminar with Micah students, as well as other possible regional youth group events 
    • Nourishing relationships among the 20s 30s and young family communities within Temple Micah and the larger Washington DC area by: 
      • Helping plan, attend, and organize 20s 30s events 
      • Assisting with the planning, running, and advertising of events 
      • Managing the logistics for our inclusive, creative, musical 20s 30s High Holy Day services 
      • Help us continue to adapt to our shifting pandemic and post-pandemic reality 
  • Partnering with other teen and 20s 30s communities and leaders in the D.C. Jewish community 
  • Creating and managing the social media and communications for our community for young families, teens and 20s 30s.
    • Familiarity with Canva is a bonus. 
  • Providing administrative support to the assistant rabbis and the Temple Micah office in general
  • Bringing initiatives and original ideas to the table! 

Ideal Candidates Are… 

  • Excited about engaging in outreach through substantive relationship building. This includes “meeting teens and other younger cohorts where they are” — often outside of standard working hours and outside the walls of Temple Micah.
  • Creative. Seeking to create new spaces for Jewish exploration and experiences. Open to updating old methods of engagement that no longer serve American Jews today.
  • Collaborative. Willing to work with teens, parents, and lay and professional leaders to create excellent options and outcomes.
  • Willing to reflect and build on successes and failures.
  • Friendly, warm, and willing to observe offbeat holidays with others in the office (such as National Talk Like a Pirate Day!).
  • A Doer. Highly organized and comfortable with a logistics-heavy workload (planning field trips, excursions, off-site events, etc.). 
  • Self-starter. Flexible and adaptable within our energetic work setting, with an ability to manage multiple projects and work independently

Temple Micah seeks diversity, equity, and inclusion in its leadership and staff. We invite applicants with diverse backgrounds, identities, and skills, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, religious denominations, gender, sexuality, ability, and neurodiversity. Candidates should be open to working with a staff built upon these values. 

This position will be a full-time, salaried position, will offer health insurance, and flexible vacation and sick time. While this role regularly requires working weekends and evenings, it is a 40 hour/week position and Temple Micah will work with you to develop appropriate time off. 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

The start date is flexible but the position is open NOW. Applications will be accepted and considered on a rolling basis. Salary is set at $50,000. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Community Coordinator ” to Rabbi Stephanie Crawley at rabbicrawley@templemicah.org