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Youth Director | Preschool Teacher


Youth Director

Hebrew Educational Alliance is a vibrant, inclusive Conservative congregation in south Denver, Colorado. We aspire to be a community where children and families think, do, and feel Jewish. Our programs offer a multitude of unique and engaging ways to celebrate, learn, pray and connect with Jewish traditions, teachings, and each other both inside and outside our synagogue walls.

We are looking for a full-time Youth Director who leads both informal programming for 3rd-12th graders and formal, educational programming for teens with the intent of engaging students, facilitating connections, and further developing Jewish identity. This position includes daytime programs, as well as occasional overnight and weekend work. The Youth Director reports to and is supported by the HEA Education Director.

A.    Develops programming and plans a calendar of activities for youth/teen groups that is balanced, including educational, religious, social action, and engagement content.
B.    Plans and coordinates the teen participation in USY programs (to include the Western Region USY events), our Purim Carnival, Youth Led Shabbat, and teen programming for High Holidays.
C.    Creates a calendar of events including such elements as “hangouts”, volunteer opportunities, leadership experiences, and learning series.

A.    Builds and develops relationships with youth group board members and peers.
B.    Works with HEA’s Education Director, Engagement Director, Preschool Director, and our regional USY representative on joint programming.
C.    Coordinates with our Communications Director on marketing, including social media.

A.    Defines and manages departmental structure, including defining and updating role descriptions for our youth group Board, overseeing direct reports, recruiting, selecting, training, and retaining.
B.    Meets regularly with direct reports to set goals and monitor progress toward goals.
C.    Delivers or provides for training and resources required for teen board members to perform their roles, including implementing professional development workshops.

Youth Group Management:
A.    Directs and oversees the youth group informal and formal educational programs.
B.    Implements all youth programming, including leading 8-12 events per month, ranging from 2-hour events to week-long trips.
C.    Manages the youth budget and finances.
D.    Tracks membership and participation for each program.
E.    Facilitates and oversees teen board, including monthly meetings and one-on-ones.
F.    Provides teen staff for Annual Picnic, Purim Carnival, and other community events as needed.
G.    Creates and implements leadership development sessions and trainings for teen board members.
H.    Coaches teens on programming, planning, implementing, outreach, connection to Judaism, etc.
I.    Integrates USY and USCJ national programming into local planning.
J.    Communicates via email, text, and phone calls with families and teens about upcoming programming.
External Relations:
A.    Builds and develops relationships with community members and HEA parents/children.
B.    Introduces and implements larger-scale programs offered by USY, including retreats and out-of-town Shabbaton.
C.    Plans, teaches, and leads Chai School (High School) electives and classes 2-3 times per month.
D.    Supports the HEArt religious school program and young family programs.

 Role Knowledge, Skills & Competencies:
●    Understanding of Jewish rituals, customs, holidays, and congregational relationship building.
●    Must be courteous, responsive, discreet, and flexible.
●    Experience working with children and teens in a camp, synagogue, or educational setting.
●    Passion for teen engagement.
●    Strong ability to develop and implement post B’nai Mitzvah experiential programs with an emphasis on community building.
●    Be a lifelong learner who sees potential in every child and appreciates diversity in thought, heritage, and Jewish practice.
●    Demonstrate passion for Jewish engagement and education.
●    Detail-oriented and comfortable with technology.

Compensation and How to Apply for This Position

●    Salary range is $50,000-$58,000 per year (dependent on direct experience)
●    Two weeks vacation a year
●    Paid Jewish and American holidays
●    Great work environment
●    Forward your application, along with a cover letter to our Director of Education at:
●    Closing date for applications is Wednesday, August 31, 2022.
●    Starting date is negotiable.

Bookkeeper/Receptionist Position

Full-time: 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Eligibility to be a part of our group health, dental and vision insurance. 
Federal and Jewish Holidays off as well as PTO
Pay $17-$20 an hour based on experience
Hebrew Educational Alliance (HEA), seeks a people-person to staff our front desk and prepare accounts payable and receivable materials for our accounting firm. 
You are:

  • The warm and informed voice on the phone as calls come in.
  • The inviting voice and sharp eye over the intercom for our front door as visitors appear on our security monitor and buzz you for access to our office or Preschool. 
  • The patient ear as our in person visitors check in for appointments and classes or ask questions about everything from our calendar, their statements and the where abouts of our staff members. 
  • The creator of Zoom meeting links.
  • Familiar with Word, Excel and Outlook platforms.  TEAMS and data base familiarity is a plus. 
  • The administrative support for our accounts receivable. This includes copying checks, filling out spreadsheets provided by our accounting firm, setting up recurring payments, working with our accounting firm to assure statements are correct, and working with the accounting firm on payment information.
  • The administrative support for our accounts payable.  This includes reviewing all invoices and coding them for payment, reviewing all invoices submitted by our accounting firm and approving them for payment, reconciling transfers between accounts, reviewing reimbursements from staff and setting them up for payment.  
  • Willing to pitch in on other administrative tasks as needed. 
  • Collaborative, flexible, accurate and patient.  

We are:

  • A large and active Conservative Jewish Congregation in south Denver with a busy Preschool and a full calendar of events and programs.  
  • A sacred community rooted in the Jewish values, spirited Jewish worship, and compassionate concern for the world.  
  • A team that loves being involved in every aspect of our congregational life, and is enthusiastically supported by our lay leadership. You will like working here!

This position is an in-person, in-office position.  Benefits include holidays (National and Jewish) and weekends off, accrued paid vacation and a collaborative, congenial work environment. 

To apply for this position, please send your resume and a cover letter to Laura Intfen at  

Preschool Teachers

HEA Preschool seeks experienced, qualified ECE teachers to join our teaching team. Contact Rebecca Paradis.

HEA Preschool Vision Statement

The HEA preschool is a warm and inclusive second home for our families, one rooted in Jewish values and traditions and guided by best practices in early childhood education. 

We value learning and invest in extraordinary educators. We do this through competitive compensation, professional development and support.

We recognize each child as a capable and valued member of our community. Our educators provide a safe, emotionally supportive setting to encourage playful inquiry and ensure our children gain the skills necessary to become lifelong learners.

We believe that children, families, and educators should work in partnership to create an environment filled with love, exploration, and wonder. Through collaborative learning, we provide engaging outdoor and indoor spaces which foster creativity and imagination and support children's growth.

We welcome and encourage families to connect with one another, to build lifelong relationships and to meaningfully engage in the HEA programs and in the broader Jewish community.

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