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SALTY Board Positions

Our Positions:

Read about all of the position details below! Then return to the SALTY Youth Group main page.

President

ELIGIBILITY: The President must have been an active member of the youth group board during the prior school year. Eligible candidates must be rising 10th or 11th graders who are committed to enrolling in Confirmation during the current school year, or have completed Confirmation.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS

  • Participate in regular meetings (in person or via the internet) with Rabbi PJ (Rabbi Educator) and current youth advisor (1x/month).
  • Establish 3-4 personal leadership goals with advisors for growth and development; these goals should be discussed with advisors in one-on-one meetings.
  • Oversee and preside over youth group board meetings (1x/month).
  • Create an agenda for each meeting that will be approved by the advisors. 
  • Oversee check-ins (in person or via the internet) with all the other board roles, approximately 2x/year: this will include check-ins on the jobs, follow through, and how the role is being developed. 
  • Oversee a check-in via text every other week with each board member to get an update on progress in their areas. 
  • When a task is incomplete and the assigned role needs additional support, it will fall on the President to assign the work elsewhere, whether that is on themselves or on another board member. 
  • Oversee the bonding of the board and the creation of an organizational b’rit – covenant.
  • Work with the Past President in the planning of the initial Board Retreat in Summer.
  • Work with the youth board in establishing 3-4 goals to be accomplished as a board during the school year, and developing an implementation plan.
  • Serve as a member of the Youth and Family Engagement Committee, participating in approximately 2 meetings throughout the year with lay leaders, and providing youth group updates.
  • Represent the youth board within Shir Hadash and the community, including attending one congregation Board of Trustees meeting and making a 10-15 minute presentation.
  • Represent the youth group on relevant committees throughout the congregation. [The President may appoint the Past President to serve in this community liaison role as well.]
  • Oversee all teen programs and activities.
  • Help recruit new members and promote upcoming events, along with MVP.
  • Along with advisors, look over and approve everything posted on the Instagram account (@sh.salty).
  • Develop and carry out fundraising opportunities for the youth group.
  • Be a role model for other teens within the synagogue. 
  • The President is expected to attend 90% of all youth group events, meaning they may be absent for one event and one board meeting throughout the school year (certain absences, such as illness, are not included in this quota).

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Past-President

ELIGIBILITY: This role is occupied by the most recent Past President that has “retired” from the President role in the prior year. 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS:

  • Take an active role in helping to design and run the Board Retreat for incoming board members.
  • Help host the retreat in order to create a bond throughout the new board, and work with the President to serve the needs of the new board.
  • Support the President, especially in the beginning of the year, in setting the tone and the systematic side of running the board.
  • Be willing to step in and help with some of the presidential responsibilities (does not include stepping in for President in meetings, which falls to the PVP) throughout the year. 
  • Take the place of the President to represent the youth on relevant community committees (if appointed by the President and/or if the President is unable to make a meeting).
  • The Past President is expected to attend 75% of all youth group events, meaning they may be absent for two events and two board meetings throughout the school year (certain absences, such as illness, are not included in this quota). 
  • Be a role model for other teens within the synagogue. 

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Programming Vice-President

ELIGIBILITY: The Programming Vice-President must have been an active member of the youth group during the prior school year. Eligible candidates must be rising 9th, 10th, or 11th graders who are committed to enrolling in Hebrew High or Confirmation during the current school year, or have completed Confirmation.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS:

  • Attend and participate in youth group board meetings (1x/month).
  • Serve as President at meetings or events, if the President is absent, or if the President resigns.
  • Establish 3-4 personal leadership goals with the advisors for growth and development.
  • Plan and implement the year’s social and educational programming.  There should be at least one program planned and implemented per month. These events will be supported by the other vice presidents, along with the President, as the event requires.
  • The only events not mainly planned by the PVP are as follows: social action events (SAVP) and events that are strongly centered around religion such as Shabbat Dinners or SALTY Services (RCVP). PVP still supports all event planning, even if they are not the lead.
  • Work with the President on the management and programming of the Purim Carnival and Shul-In. The PVP serves as liaison to the Purim Carnival planning committee and is responsible for organizing the teen volunteers for the Carnival.
  • Help recruit new members and promote upcoming events.
  • Be a role model for other teens within the synagogue.
  • The Programming Vice-President is expected to attend 90% of all youth group events, meaning they may be absent for one event and one board meeting throughout the school year (certain absences, such as illness, are not included in this quota).

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Treasurer

ELIGIBILITY: The Treasurer must have been an active member of the youth group during the prior school year. Eligible candidates must be rising 9 th, 10 th, or 11 th graders who are committed to enrolling in Hebrew High or Confirmation during the current school year, or have completed Confirmation. 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS:

  • Attend and participate in youth group board meetings (1x/month).
  • Establish 3-4 personal leadership goals with the advisors for growth and development.
  • Create a spreadsheet and keep it updated with all the ways SALTY will be gaining revenue and spending money.
  • Plan and lead at least 3 fundraisers throughout the year (ex: Bake Sales, Babysitting).
  • Assist in preparation for President’s reports at CSH board meetings (and present on the funding, if needed).
  • Give monthly reports to the SALTY board. 
  • Work with Rabbi PJ on finding opportunities to gain financial support from other groups within Shir Hadash (ex: Men’s Club, Sisterhood).
  • The Treasurer is expected to attend 90% of all youth group events, meaning they may be absent for one event and one board meeting throughout the school year (certain absences, such as illness, are not included in this quota).

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Membership Vice-President

ELIGIBILITY: The Membership Vice-President must have been an active member of the youth group during the prior school year. Eligible candidates must be rising 9th, 10th, or 11th graders who are committed to enrolling in Hebrew High or Confirmation during the current school year, or have completed Confirmation.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS:

  • Attend and participate in youth group board meetings (1x/month).
  • In the event of the absence of the CVP, the MVP will serve as secretary (taking notes) during the meetings.
  • Represent the overall membership of the youth group at board meetings. 
  • Establish 3-4 personal leadership goals with the advisors for growth and development.
  • Implement and maintain programs concerning membership in conjunction with the PVP. 
  • Work with the Member-At-Large – 7th & 8th Grade Representative and Member-At-Large – 9th & 10th Grade Representative in reaching out to members and promoting upcoming events.
  • Use a multitude of ways to reach out, that include but are not limited to: emails, phone calls, word of mouth, texts, and working with the CVP in utilizing the Instagram account. All official event communications must be approved by the President and advisors in advance.
  • Be a role model for other teens within the synagogue.
  • The Membership Vice-President is expected to attend 90% of all youth group events, meaning they may be absent for one event and one board meeting throughout the school year (certain absences, such as illness, are not included in this quota).  

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Communications Vice-President

ELIGIBILITY: The Communications Vice-President must have been an active member of the youth group during the prior school year. Eligible candidates must be rising 9th, 10th, or 11th graders who are committed to enrolling in Hebrew High or Confirmation during the current school year, or have completed Confirmation.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS:

  • Attend and participate in youth group board meetings (1x/month).
  • Establish 3-4 personal leadership goals with the advisors for growth and development.
  • Serve as secretary for all board meetings and be responsible for keeping records of all meetings.
  • Oversee all advertisements connected with youth group activities and events, as well as create a promotional strategy and timeline for outreach (along with MVP) for each event — the plan and the promotional materials must be approved with the advisors.
  • In charge of actively seeking out the information for each event, and sharing it with the board and the members of SALTY.
  • Help recruit new members and promote upcoming events with the MVP and the Members at Large.
  • In charge of publicizing the Instagram account (@sh.salty). Must check each post with both the advisors and the President.
  • Use a multitude of ways to reach out, following the CSH branding guidelines established by the Shir Hadash Communications board member, that include but are not limited to: emails, phone calls, word of mouth, texts, and the Instagram account. All official event communications must be approved by the President and advisors in advance.
  • While Rabbi PJ will send mass emails and post to Facebook on behalf of the CVP, the CVP will be directly responsible for other marketing that is direct to membership.
  • Be a role model for other teens within the synagogue.
  • The Communications Vice-President is expected to attend 90% of all youth group events, meaning they may be absent for one event and one board meeting throughout the school year (certain absences, such as illness, are not included in this quota).

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Religious and Cultural Vice-President

ELIGIBILITY: The Religious and Cultural Vice-President must have been an active member of the youth group during the prior school year. Eligible candidates must be rising 9th, 10th, or 11th graders who are committed to enrolling in Hebrew High or Confirmation during the current school year, or have completed Confirmation.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS:

  • Attend and participate in young group board meetings (1x/month).
  • Option of 2-3x a year, at SALTY board meetings, create a D’var Torah to infuse the sacred work of the board with a Jewish lens.
  • Establish 3-4 personal leadership goals with the advisors for growth and development.
  • Plan and implement, in partnership with Rabbi PJ, the parallel High Holy Day programs for religious school students (Grades K-6) for Rosh Hashanah morning and Yom Kippur morning.
  • Plan and implement one additional program of religious and/or cultural nature (i.e., Hanukkah celebration, Chocolate Seder, SALTY Shabbat, etc.).
  • Responsible for finding “tie back” to Judaism in each event and will work with the PVP, MVP, and Members at Large to accomplish this.
  • RCVP is responsible for the ritual and “cultural” components of every SALTY event. This includes planning and leading Havdalah or Shabbat services, and/or incorporating educational components related to the theme of the event.
  • Help recruit new members and promote upcoming events.
  • Be a role model for other teens within the synagogue.
  • The Religious and Cultural Vice-President is expected to attend 90% of all youth group events, meaning they may be absent for one event and one board meeting throughout the school year (certain absences, such as illness, are not included in this quota).

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Social Action Vice-President

ELIGIBILITY: The Social Action Vice-President must have been an active member of the youth group during the prior school year. Eligible candidates must be rising 9th, 10th, or 11th graders who are committed to enrolling in Hebrew High or Confirmation during the current school year, or have completed Confirmation.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS:

  • Attend and participate in youth group board meetings (1x/month).
  • Establish 3-4 personal leadership goals with the advisors for growth and development.
  • Plan and implement two social action events during the year: one event to support the Shir Hadash community, and one to support the greater San Jose area community.
  • The two events can be thematically related as long as the guidelines for the targeted population and the impact goals are followed. Conversely, the events can have different themes, populations, and goals that are being followed. 
  • Should work with the CVP, MVP, and Members at Large to create awareness for the teen population at Shir Hadash, and to publicize the event. All official event communications must be approved by the President and advisors in advance.
  • Be a role model for other teens within the synagogue.  
  • The Social Action Vice-President is expected to attend 90% of all youth group events, meaning they may be absent for one event and one board meeting throughout the school year  (certain absences, such as illness, are not included in this quota). 

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Member at Large - 9-10th Grade Representative

ELIGIBILITY: The Member-at-Large – 9th & 10th Grade Representative must have been an active participant in the youth group during the school year. Eligible candidates must be rising 9th or 10th graders who are committed to enrolling in Hebrew High during the current school year.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS:

  • Attend and participate in youth group board meetings (1x/month).
  • Establish 3-4 personal leadership goals with the advisors for growth and development.
  • Help recruit new members, particularly students in 9th and 10th grade, and promote upcoming events.  
  • Main yearly goal is to assist MVP with recruitment efforts.
  • Assist in identifying emerging leaders and in forming committees.
  • Serve on the planning committee of at least two events during the school year.
  • Be a role model for other teens within the synagogue. 
  • The Member-at-Large – 9th & 10th Grade is expected to attend 90% of all youth group events, meaning they may be absent for one event and one board meeting throughout the school year (certain absences, such as illness, are not included in this quota).

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Member at Large - 7-8th Grade Representative

ELIGIBILITY: The Member-at-Large – 7th & 8th Grade Representative must have been an active participant in the youth group during the prior school year. Eligible candidates must be rising 8th graders who are committed to enrolling in Hebrew High during the current school year.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS:

  • Attend and participate in youth group board meetings (1x/month).
  • Establish 3-4 personal leadership goals with the advisors for growth and development.
  • Help recruit new members, particularly students in 7th and 8th grade, and promote upcoming events.  
  • Main yearly goal is to assist MVP with recruitment efforts. 
  • Assist in identifying emerging leaders and in forming committees.
  • Serve on the planning committee of at least two events during the school year.
  • Be a role model for other teens within the synagogue. 
  • The Member-At-Large – 7th & 8th Grade Representative is expected to attend 90% of all youth group events, meaning they may be absent for one event and one board meeting throughout the school year (certain absences, such as illness, are not included in this quota).

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