Kellman Brown Academy
Part-Time Elementary and Middle School Music Teacher
Opportunity to join a vibrant faculty and dynamic education team!
Kellman Brown Academy, an accredited Preschool-8th grade Jewish Community Day School in Voorhees, NJ seeks experienced, enthusiastic and confident music teacher for the 2017-18 school year.
We are seeking a talented, creative music educator who is familiar with current best practices and prepared to use cutting-edge tools, content and techniques across the curriculum.
Experience teaching music history, theory, and basic instrumental music
Deep knowledge of Jewish and Israeli music including music for Jewish holidays
Strong written and oral communication skills for regular communication with families
Comfort with digital tools for teaching and managing classroom responsibilities (including electronic report cards)
Enthusiasm for working with a team of educators who collaborate across grade levels
Philosophy of classroom management that is supportive of children’s developmental needs
A Masters level degree in Education or Music related field is preferred.
For additional information, contact Emily Cook, Head of School
Kellman Brown Academy, the nation’s only Green Ribbon Jewish Day School is accredited by the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools.
JEWISH SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER
Part-time teaching position at Secular Jewish Sunday School for Fall 2017. Sunday mornings, September through May, 9:45 AM – 12:30 PM. Curriculum provided. Jewish Children’s Folkshul (www.Folkshul.org) teaches Jewish history, culture and values – Pre-K through 9th grade. Our community and programs are unique and engaging. Salary commensurate with other Sunday School programs. Open mind and open heart required! We meet at Springside School in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. Please send resume and letter of interest to Jennifer Kolodner, Interim Director, at email@example.com.
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Director of Education Keneseth Israel, Allentown, PA
About Congregation Keneseth Israel
In existence for over 110 years, Keneseth Israel is a vibrant and inclusive Reform congregation of over 300 families located in Allentown, PA. We pride ourselves on our warm, welcoming, caring and multi-generational community where congregants can experience and express their Judaism in numerous ways: at spiritual, educational and community gatherings. Among our strengths: our educational programs, youth involvement, music, social action, and interfaith relations and study. These are traditions that continue to shape Keneseth Israel.
Beyond our walls, Keneseth Israel is an integral member of the larger diverse Allentown religious community, leading the way for increased involvement and community interaction. Within our walls, we have a highly collaborative and healthy relationship between the Board and the Rabbi. Our lay leadership is committed to our members and provides solid financial management.
Education - for congregants of all ages - is a priority at Keneseth Israel. Our religious school students learn via engaging and fun programs including art, movement, individual and small group learning as well as through experiences outside our building. Additionally, students learn about Israel and have interactions with our sister community in Israel.
About the opportunity:
We are seeking a part-time (about 25 hours per week) Director of Education who will partner with the accessible, supportive and dynamic clergy and lay leadership to engage our students and instill a love of learning and love of Judaism. We envision that the Director will leverage our current programs and build upon them to further strengthen student learning, and manage positive relationships with students, parents, clergy, staff members, board and greater synagogue community. The Director will offer multiple opportunities for students to engage in their greater community through a Jewish lens.
The Director is supported by office staff and a paid intern (10 hours per week). Situated right next door to Muhlenberg College, many of our teachers are with us for their entire college career. Teaching staff also comes from the congregation and the broader community. Religious school is held on Tuesday afternoon (4:30-6 Hebrew) and Sunday morning (Hebrew 8:30-9:15; Religious School 9:30-12).
We are seeking a candidate to manage all aspects of our educational programming including:
Overall Management of the Religious School:
-Coordinate the day to day operations of the school
-Develop and manage school budget and finances, including reimbursements for teachers, payroll, etc.
-Oversee student safety
-Attend board meetings and create board reports on a monthly basis
-Lead education committee meetings and work together with chair to create vision
Manage School Staff, Learning Environment & Curriculum:
-Recruit, manage and supervise school staff, including teachers and madrichim
-Supervise education intern
-Evaluate student progress in Hebrew
-Manage service requirements for B'nai Mitzvah
-Staff development: lead & manage all staff development sessions for school staff (Hebrew and religious education)
-In coordination with teachers, select, implement and evaluate curriculum
---Develop & manage K-6th grade multi-cycle curriculum
---Develop & manage 7th & 8th grade curriculum including mini-course style format on topics such as Holocaust, Values, American Jewish History, etc.
---Develop & manage 9th & 10th grade curriculum including Confirmation curriculum
---Maintain Hebrew program including introduction of new & innovative platforms to facilitate in school, online and at-home learning
-Review teacher lesson plans and evaluate staff members
-Create a positive working environment for teachers and madrichim
-Provide resources and support for problem solving
Select and Manage Varied Learning Experiences:
-Design and implement educational opportunities in and outside of the classroom environment for K-10th graders and their families.
-Offer opportunities for experiential learning including off-site trips such as 4th grade Biblical Zoo Scavenger hunt, 7th/8th Mitzvah Maker program, 7th grade trip to Jewish Museum in Philadelphia and 8th grade trip to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC
-Design, implement, and oversee special school programs including family programming which includes planning & coordination of Shabbat dinners for K-6th grade student & their families prior to their participation in Shabbat services
An ideal candidate:
The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with all congregants, an energetic spirit, personal warmth and a true love of Judaism. The Director of Education will be enthusiastic and eager to continue and build upon our existing program. The Director will interact warmly with young people and be able to engage them to find meaning in their Judaism. Importantly, the Director will work collaboratively with the Education Committee, Rabbi and the Board of Trustees.
Position begins July 1, 2017; applications and letters of interest accepted immediately.
Salary: commensurate with experience