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Posted 2/23/17

CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL

Job Title : HEBREW SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

Reports to: SENIOR RABBI

STATUS: EXEMPT

HOURS PER WEEK: 15-20 HOURS PER WEEK

Introduction: Mission Statement: Congregation Beth Israel’s mission is to:

• Encompass the values of Reconstruction Judaism
• Practice the traditions of Jewish heritage
• Build a community of members
• Perpetuate education and provide an educational environment for all members
• Apply the congregation’s principles to build a better world

Position Requirements:

• Advanced degree from an accredited college/university in Jewish Education, Rabbinics or related field preferred.
• A minimum of five years in a leadership position in a Jewish day school, congregational school or supplementary Jewish education.
• Experience in recruitment, hiring, supervision and evaluation of teachers and teaching aides.
• Demonstrate both leadership and initiative while able to work with a professional and volunteer team.
• Experience in working with volunteer Board committees involved with Jewish education, youth work and related activities.
• Able to work Sunday mornings, Tuesday afternoons and occasional evenings for both activities and committee meetings.
• Warm and caring personality who enjoys children and teens, working with others and can demonstrate passion for Jewish education and congregational life.
• Creative thinker who is able to inculcate ideas, new approaches as well as respect the values of the Jewish people, congregation and school in providing an outstanding educational environment for the congregation’s children and teens.
• Able to manage stairs in a multi-floor building and lift and carry up to 25 lbs.

Curricular and Pedagogic Responsibilities:

• Remain current on advancements, new initiatives and opportunities related to the Hebrew School’s curriculum.
• Interpret and communicate curriculum to teachers, parents and the synagogue community.
• Develop and supervise electives such as music, drama, current events, cooking, Israeli dance, etc.
• Supervise faculty to make sure all school programming is inclusive and relevant to all students.
• Prepare and coordinate usage of supplemental educational materials for teachers and students in addition to selection of primary texts and media.
• Provide ongoing and regular constructive feedback through supervision and faculty meetings on an individual and group basis.
• Work as part of a team with the Education Committee, Rabbi, parents and teachers to meet each student’s needs and learning styles.

Administrative Responsibilities:

• Recruit, interview and select faculty and aides.
• Communicate all personnel hiring responsibilities and contractual agreements on a timely basis with the Synagogue Administrator. Report any use of substitutes and corresponding adjustments for monthly payroll.
• In communication with the Synagogue Administrator and maintenance personnel, ensure that the school facilities are well maintained and clean.
• Supervise the school calendar and coordinate communication of that calendar with the Synagogue Secretary including, but not limited to, student placements, class dinners, Family Education and the Madrichim (teen aides).
• Keep faculty informed regarding upcoming programs and schedules.
• Schedule substitute teachers, including advanced confirmation of required screenings, as needed.
• Assign rooms to classes and special activities of the Hebrew School in coordination with the Synagogue Secretary.
• Staff, support and provide necessary informational material to the Education Committee as well as assist in the identification of candidates from the parent community to the Committee. Keep committee chair(s) and committee current with school information and assist in developing the committee agendas for consideration.
• Meet with the Senior Rabbi on a regular basis for supervision and discussion of synagogue priorities as related to the Hebrew School.
• Collaborate with the Membership Committee to promote outreach and cultivate prospective families.

 


To Apply:

Please send a current resume and list of three professional references to:

Hebrew School Principal Search Committee
Congregation Beth Israel
542 S. New Middletown Road
Media, PA 19063

or email: ravltp@bethisraelmedia.org

Deadline for application is March 15, 2017

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Posted 2/6/17

Job Title: Director of Congregational Education
Status: Full Time

Are you a creative Jewish educator with a vision of collaborating with a rabbi and lay leadership to foster community-wide educational engagement in a spirited Conservative synagogue?

Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation is a warm, inclusive, egalitarian synagogue community in greater New Orleans that honors tradition while embracing modernity, where all are welcome to join in praying, learning, and celebrating together. The only Conservative synagogue in the New Orleans area, Shir Chadash is a dynamic, vibrant congregation with over 300 member units, approximately 50 children and teens enrolled in educational programming, and a robust, active adult education program.

The job includes:

Youth and Family Engagement
* Religious School: Direct the Congregation’s religious school (which meets weekly for preschoolers-1st graders and twice weekly for 2nd-6th graders). Continue to develop and revise the existing curriculum. Hire, train, and supervise religious school teachers. Maintain regular communication with parents and help coordinate parent volunteers. (Approximately 30 children ages 3 to 11 currently enrolled in religious school.)
* Teens: Collaborate with the rabbi in long term strategic visioning of bar/bat mitzvah program. Initiate and direct all programming for post-b’nai mitzvah teens, including teaching twice monthly Sunday evening teen classes. (Approximately 20 teens in 7th-12th grade currently enrolled.)
* Family: Maintain meaningful communication with all young families, in person and electronically. Create and implement a variety of Friday evening and Shabbat morning programming for children and families. Manage Shabbat, holiday, and periodic Sunday morning babysitting.
* Holidays: Plan, publicize, and lead holiday programming for children in conjunction with synagogue programming.

Adult Engagement
* Envision, develop, implement, and teach, in conjunction with the rabbi, a robust calendar of adult education and congregational learning, including Judaic texts, davening skills, and Hebrew at all levels.

Community Engagement
* Maintain an active presence during Shabbat and holiday services and celebrations.
* Seek out, invite, and program yearly lecture series/Scholar in Residence.
* Plan and program biennial congregational retreat in collaboration with the rabbi and lay leadership.
* Establish and maintain an active relationship with the Jewish Community Day School leadership, including collaboration on joint programming.
* Produce written learning materials for the community in collaboration with the rabbi.
* Create and nurture new learning and community-building initiatives to bring Jewish education to presently underserved sectors of the community.
* Collaborate on community projects (e.g. consultation on the forthcoming community mikvah).
* Attend committee and board meetings as necessary to communicate and implement the educational vision of the community.

Desired qualifications:
* Master’s degree preferred, Bachelor’s degree minimum
* Significant Judaic and educational experience
* Competent Hebrew skills (e.g. able to teach Hebrew at all levels)
* Knowledgeable about Conservative Judaism
* Experience with supervision and management of teachers and professional staff
* Computer literacy, including social media, Microsoft Office, and other relevant software and platforms
* Demonstrated success in teamwork, innovation, and leadership
* Ability and passion for incorporating music into programming is a plus
* Knowledge of nusach and trope, and the ability to lead services, is a plus

This is a full time position with a generous benefits package.

This position is open and we are accepting applications.

To apply, we request a resume, cover letter, completed application form, and educational vision statement. Download application materials and instructions (including the application form and guidelines for the educational vision statement) at: http://www.shirchadash.org/religious-school/

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Posted 1/13/17

Job Title:  Admissions and Recruitment Specialist
Reports to:  Director of Enrollment Management
Status: Non-exempt / full-time

Gratz College, located in suburban Philadelphia and providing graduate and undergraduate programs, invites applications for the position of Admissions and Recruitment Specialist. Responsibilities include assisting with duties associated with the recruitment of a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate programs at the college, promoting the college on and off campus, and assisting in the enrollment process from inquiry to student. 

Position Description:
The individual assigned to this position will be asked to develop and manage recruitment activities, design and implement a coordinated recruitment process for national and international students, and be responsible for identifying new growth markets for the purpose of the recruitment of students into the undergraduate and graduate programs at the college and increasing awareness by assisting in the implementation of a cohesive marketing plan and building partnerships and relationships in the community to increase enrollment. Special projects may be assigned that directly relate to the recruitment of students and increasing enrollment at the college. 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience working in recruitment (higher education setting preferred)
  • Leadership, organizational, decision-making, time management, and leadership skills necessary
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and meet goals and deadlines
  • Aggressive recruitment style
  • An understanding of the mission of Gratz College and familiarity with the Jewish religion and culture or experience working in a faith-based organization
  • Experience in volunteer management and or business development preferred

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of a comprehensive recruitment plan including faith based initiatives
  • Optimize the success of student recruitment
  • Partner with community and industry leaders to increase enrollment
  • Plan and attend corporate events, non-profit organization and college events
  • Represent the college at on and off campus events
  • Represent the college at speaking engagements with organizations and the community to create awareness and foster engagement efforts
  • Plan and attend information sessions, open houses and workshops
  • Attend networking events to build relationships and promote the mission and brand of the college
  • Recruit alumni and supporters as volunteers to assist in promoting the college


Physical Demands
The position may include lifting and carrying a variety of materials typically weighing approximately 25 pounds, frequent walking, climbing of stairs, and physical activity are essential for this position. Individual must possess a valid U.S. driver's license, be able to travel in and out of state for events and be able to work during occasional nights and weekends. 

Gratz College offers competitive salaries and benefits. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send cover letter, resume, and names of three references electronically to employment@gratz.edu and insert Admissions and Recruitment Specialist in the subject line.

Closing Date: Open until filled.
Start Date: ASAP
Compensation: Commensurate with experience

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Posted 12/21/16

The Community Synagogue
Director, Early Childhood Center 

The Community Synagogue in Port Washington, NY is seeking an experienced, nurturing and creative full time Director of the Early Childhood Center (ECC) to provide leadership and vision for this very successful foundation of early education of the synagogue. Our congregation is thriving and growing and currently consists of almost 750 families.

The Director will oversee a Reform Jewish pre-school program serving 200+ children from birth through five years offering a robust variety of programs and classes. The ECC is housed our new Learning Center with state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor facilities. The successful candidate will bring great energy and creativity to the position and work with children and over 130 ECC families to improve, enhance and grow the success of this 30+ year old program.  The Director will uphold the key values and mission of the synagogue and early Childhood Center (see below).

Position Summary:

The Director of the Early Education Center is responsible for day-to-day administration and oversight of every aspect of the various programs as it relates to our children, staff, parents and synagogue.  The  Director also defines the relevant early educational goals and develops the appropriate curriculum and creates the positive social and academic environment that is current in general education trends and more specifically in Early Jewish Education.

The Director will collaborate and coordinate with the Director of Education and liaise to the lay leadership through the VP of Education.  The Director will work hand in hand with the synagogue clergy and senior staff as well as work closely with the ECC Parent Committee.

The direct reports of the ECC Director include:

  • Assistant Director
  • Teaching Staff of 25
  • Education Office Manager
  • Additional Support Staff


Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop, implement and monitor the curriculum for the Early Childhood Center; blend age-appropriate curriculum with Jewish educational values and customs.
  • Oversee and manage a variety of year round programs with a combined enrollment of over 200 children including :
    • Early Childhood Programs
    • Summer Program
    • Early Drop Off
    • After-school enrichment
  • Continue to grow and support the preschool’s mission and vision including:
    • The inherent dignity and equality of every human being (that each person is made b’tzelem Elohim,(“in the image of God”)
    • A love of Torah and Jewish tradition (customs, Shabbat and holidays, food, and culture)
    • Our connection to the People of Israel, as well as to the Land of Israel
    • The individual’s responsibility to help build a kehillah k’doshah (“sacred community”)
    • Our obligation to help others to build a better world (tikkun olam).
  • Create and actively promote a welcoming environment where every child and parent is treated with dignity and respect.
  • Hire, train, manage and mentor staff to ensure the overall success of the preschool and maintain supervision and instructional guidance (both Judaic and secular) through regular staff meetings, classroom observations and professional development.
  • Provide support and guidance to the staff and parents to meet each child's individual learning needs.
  • Work with support staff to ensure consistent compliance to NYS Office of Children and Family Service licensing regulations, including staff qualifications, teacher/child ratios and health and safety requirements.
  • Represent The Community Synagogue with required licensing agencies as necessary (OCFS, Health and Immunizations, etc.).
  • Establish meaningful relationships with parents and maintain effective communication, both oral and written.
  • Develop, manage and implement budgets for all program areas and establish program fees.
  • Represent The Community Synagogue and the Early Childhood Center at synagogue events and in our community.
  • Attend weekly senior staff meetings, monthly board meetings, and committee meetings as needed to facilitate programming plans and needs.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, a degree in Administration a plus.
  • Minimum five years teaching and/or supervisory experience in a similar position.  Current Assistant Directors and/or Head Teachers are encouraged to apply.
  • Knowledge of and ability to implement New York standards for licensed child care center.
  • Proven ability to lead professional development efforts and support educators within a teaching and learning environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills with an ability to interact effectively with congregants, clergy, staff, and lay leadership.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and competency in general computer skills.  Knowledge of synagogue database program Chaverware a plus.

Compensation

Salary is commensurate with experience.  We offer a competitive compensation package which includes   vacation, generous medical insurance contribution and continuing professional development.  You and your family become part of our caring community as a member of our senior staff.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Amy Dash, VP of Education at: amydash@yahoo.com.

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Posted 12/19/16

Director of Education
Beth Chaim Reform Congregation

Beth Chaim, a warm and welcoming reform congregation (synagogue) in Malvern, PA is seeking an outstanding educational leader with solid Jewish knowledge for our Hebrew School.  Our school serves 122 students on Sunday and 25 B’nai Mitzvah students on Tuesday evenings.  The successful candidate will work collaboratively with teachers, students, parents, our wonderful Rabbi Michelle Pearlman, and the board to ensure a dynamic learning experience in which all students can succeed.
We envision our school as a place where children and their parents can make meaningful connections and form relationships with other Jewish families through joyful Jewish learning.  We want our members, young and old, to forge deep connections to their own Jewish identity and feel an integral part of our Beth Chaim community and the Jewish people.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Jewish Studies, Education, or related field required
A minimum of 3 years experience in educational programming in a Synagogue setting strongly preferred.
Experience with Reform Judaism, family education and interfaith families preferred
Knowledge of Hebrew, Jewish traditions and practices required.
Experience in curriculum development and instruction required
Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and a resume to directorsearch@bethchaim.net.  Deadline for receipt of all application materials is  Sunday, January 15, 2017.
For more information about our synagogue, visit www.bethchaim.net.

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Posted 11/22/16

Project Administrator
Supervisor: Executive Director


General Position Description

HIAS Pennsylvania seeks a project administrator to ensure compliance with Federal grant funding obligations, specifically obligations associated with Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding and assist all participating agencies on grant with the necessary data collected for this purpose. The administrator will work with VOCA funded staff in analyzing data under the supervision of the Executive Director. Some potential for addressing Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) compliance obligations as well. The ideal candidate will have experience with data collection and metrics analysis and federal grants.  Prior experience with a public interest organization is preferred.

Primary Responsibilities:

In collaboration with VOCA funded staff develop reporting tools for all funded agencies to collect necessary data
Communicate regularly with VOCA funded staff across all three agencies and sub-contractors to ensure participation in quarterly meetings and timely submission of necessary data
Keep comprehensive statistics on all services provided under the project
Participate in PCCD, diversity and other appropriate trainings
Maintain up to date publicity and educational materials regarding collaborative work
Other duties, including but not limited to, data collection, analysis and reporting in accordance with ORR funding compliance requirements as assigned
Qualifications:

The candidate should be passionate about HIAS PA’s mission, understand the organization’s roots in and relationship to the Jewish community, and have a demonstrated ability to work with diverse collaborators and stakeholders. In addition, the candidate should possess:

  • bachelor’s Degree (strongly preferred);
  • experience working addressing federal grant compliance requests;
  • passion for working in a diverse community;
  • excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • able to work independently/collaboratively;
  • excellent communication skills;
  • proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, and database management;
  • background/experience with statistics and/or data analysis preferred.

HIAS Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief.

If you are interested this position, please send a cover letter and resume via email to Veronica Cacho at vcacho@hiaspa.org.

- See more at: http://hiaspa.org/news/were-hiring-project-administrator#sthash.tPTQ0Z2N.dpuf