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Employment Opportunities - Students and Grads

This is a shared space for employment opportunites for current students and alumni/ae of Gratz College.

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Posting Date 11/19/20

Call for Papers

Jewish Educational Leadership invites articles for the Winter 2021 issue focusing on: Meaning-making in Jewish Education. 

Jewish Educational Leadership is a professional journal intended for teachers, educational leaders, and interested laypeople across a range of Jewish educational settings. Articles are non-academic, designed for a broad readership, and are typically 1000-2000 words in length with no references or footnotes.

Please send abstracts or queries to the Editor-in-Chief by Dec 10, 2020. Final articles are due Jan 14, 2021.


Posting Date 11/12/20

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is pleased to announce a third Research and Evaluation Scholar opportunity aimed at engaging Pennsylvania institutions of higher education in the research and evaluation efforts of PDE.  Through this initiative, PDE will offer up to six awards for graduate students or faculty at colleges and universities to conduct research aligned with the PDE Research Agenda questions.  We have released the Research Scholar Application and Statement of Purpose through http://www.emarketplace.state.pa.us/Solicitations.aspx?SID=6100051933 on Friday, November 6, 2020.  Applicants must submit a Research Scholar application through the eMarketplace announcement no later than 3:00 PM, December 10, 2020, to be eligible for review.  Those applicants selected will receive a $8,500 award to be used to fulfill the research or analysis activities for the proposed research project.

These awards are meant to fund research and evaluation efforts that will strengthen the infrastructure of the PK-16+ system in Pennsylvania and inform policy and programmatic decisions that will lead to improved programs and better outcomes for students.  Research project applications should center on the PDE priority questions and research and evaluation goals found in the latest Research Agenda at:  https://www.education.pa.gov/DataAndReporting/ResearchEvaluation/Pages/Research-Agenda.aspx.


 

Posting Date 7/14/20

Executive Director

Nathana nd Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center (HERC)

Milwaukee, WI

MISSION
The Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center (HERC) is dedicated to the building of a life affirming society which is predicated on the values of tolerance, diversity, dignity and respect toward all human beings.
HERC, a program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, engages and serves middle and high school as well as college students and adults through educational programs and Holocaust survivor testimonials.
 
POSITION OVERVIEW
HERC’s Executive Director (ED) must be a compassionate. collaborative leader, a highly skilled individual with diverse skills and experiences which are necessary to guide and lead a non-profit organization with an essential societal mission and highly talented staff of individuals and a corps of dedicated volunteers.
Experience in the field of education and the Holocaust is necessary. This individual will fulfill the organization’s mission by proactively and effectively advancing progfam development and promotion, as well as communicating with stakeholders to advance name and purpose recognition. Fundraising responsibilities include grant writing, donor cultivation and solicitation, and supervision of annual campaigns.
The ED will be the public face of HERC, building strong relationships with donors, volunteers, partners, and educators. The ED is expected to expand the networh of support for programs and fundraising, as well as the future direction of the organization.
The ED reports directly to the Board of Directors and will work closely with the Board to develop and implement a strategic plan focused on growth in programming, revenue and operations. The ED will foster strong relationships with local and regional educators and administrators, Community leaders, media partners and donors.
 
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Raises funds to sustain the Center’s programs and staff collaborating with the Center’s Executive Committee.
  • Supervises all Center programs and personnel and provides overall leadership for the Center’s operations.
  • In collaboration with the HERC Executive Committee creates and implements governance policies, procedures and yearly budget.
  • Fosters and maintains partnerships with organizations in the Jewish and broader community.
  • Promotes and increases the Center's visibility.
  • Maintains an active volunteer network in collaboration with HERC staff and the HERC Governing bodies.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Fundraising, resource and development
  • Spearheads, plans and implements a series of fun raising activities working with lay volunteers and professional staff.
  • Works with leadership to develop strategic long range plans to help sustain Holocaust remembrance and education today.
  • Responsible for grant development and writing.
  • Oversee and ensure quarterly fundraising letter and fundraising event in collaboration with a lay committee.
Educational Responsibilities
  • Oversee outreach/expansion of student educational programs and teacher training, recruitment and evaluation.
  • Within the Speakers' Bureau, work with volunteer training, content and quality of presentation.
  • Plan and evaluate special educational programs and events.
  • Cultivate partnerships with other Jewish and hlon-Jewish community educational organizations and institutions.
  • Communicate and report regularly with HERC Executive Committee, HERC chair and Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
  • Develop additional new programs/grants according to the needs of the community.
Administration
  • In collaboration with the Chair and the HERC’s Executive Committee, assures that governing procedures are implemented and that a budget is created and implemented.
  • Provides supervision of all phases of the Center’s programming, governance and personnel.
  • Meets with appropriate committees and with project staff and volunteers to make sure that a well rounded program of Holocaust education and remembrance activities are presented each year.
  • Report quarterly to donors and foundations.
  • Assures a high level of quality in the Center’s programming and services.
  • Create and staff a volunteer Governance/Personnel committee to make appropriate recommendations and to explore succession planning.
  • Monthly meeting with Chair will include reports on programming status, as well as fund raising initiations and potential opportunities for growth.
Marketing and Community Relations
  • In conjunction with a lay committee, coordinates the creation and implementation of a Well-conceived and executed marketing plan.
  • Create a quarterly newsletter to volunteers, donors and foundations.
  • Expand outreach through networking with community leaders and volunteers in the Jewish and general community.
  • Maintain positive working relations with the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
  • Respond to emerging situations in collaboration with Jewish Community agencies and Officials such as the Jewish Community Relations Council or the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
  • Increase volunteer base to advocate for HERC, attend programs, act as community ambassadors.
Please send a resume/CV and cover letter to Brittany Hager McNeely, Director of Operations at [email protected].

Posting Date 5/13/20

Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs

Pope John Paul II High School

181 Rittenhouse Road

Royersford, PA 19468

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Office of Catholic Education, seeks a dynamic, innovative, results-driven leader for Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs at Pope John Paul II High School. The position awaits the energetic, visionary leader who demonstrates a strong commitment to Catholic education, exceptional leadership skills, and positive experience leading a high performing school.

Responsibilities:

The candidate must possess the skills and ability to motivate and evaluate teachers. Work with academic departments on curriculum development, curriculum mapping, develop faculty members, develop policies and procedures, use data to drive continuous school improvement, drive academic program innovation and engage the broader community in marketing and recruitment efforts.

Candidates for leadership positions within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Secondary Schools will find great opportunity for learning and growth within the recently redesigned management and operational structure of the organization. School leaders ready to transform Catholic education in the Philadelphia region are welcome to apply.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college/university with a concentration in educational administration.
  • Pennsylvania Principal Certification, preferred.
  • Administrative or supervisory experience are desired where applicable.
  • Applicants to be practicing Catholics as verified by the pastor of the parish in which they are registered, preferred.

Candidates interested in the position of Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs should send their cover letter, salary requirements, resume, and transcripts to:

Mr. James Molnar, HR Director for Secondary Schools

[email protected].

Please note APAA-PJP-20 in subject line.

The deadline for application is June 12, 2020.

Interviews will be granted to the most qualified applicants.

PA required clearances, Safe Environment Clearances and official transcripts will be required before employment can begin.

As a religious organization, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is also bound by Canon Law and Catholic teachings.  For this reason, there may be occasions when an employee’s failure to adhere to the truths of the Catholic faith are a factor in employment-related decisions.  In the event an employee fails to adhere to, or takes a position publicly that is contrary to, Catholic doctrine and teachings, or any policy or procedure maintained by the Archdiocese, the employee may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

Employment practices will not be influenced by an individual’s legally protected status or any other basis as may be required by local, state and/or federal law as those laws apply to the Archdiocese.

Any employee with questions or concerns about any type of discrimination in the workplace is encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of Human Resources.  Employees can raise concerns and make reports without fear of reprisal.  Anyone found to be engaging in any type of unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Position Length: Permanent
  • Contact Person: James Molnar, Human Resources Director for Secondary Schools, [email protected]

Posting Date 4/21/20
A Wider Bridge

Executive Director

New York, NY

About A Wider Bridge
Equality IN Israel- Equality FOR Israel. A Wider Bridge (AWB) is the North American organization working through education, advocacy, relationship-building and grant-making to create equality in Israel by expanding LGBTQ inclusion in Israel, and equality for Israel by cultivating constructive engagement with Israel.
 
AWB has a $1.8M operating budget, a staff of 7 and has a national presence with an office in New York City.
 
For more information about AWB, go to https://awiderbridge.org/.   

About the Position
AWB seeks a professional with demonstrated experience and success in five critical areas: strategic thinking, building partnerships, strengthening and developing community relationships, executive leadership and management and resource development. S/he/they must have deep, intimate knowledge of domestic and global issues affecting these three communities: LGBTQ, Jewish, and Israel. The ability to craft and articulate a vision, whereby AWB continues to be a significant advocate (or voice, or influence) in the intersection of these communities is critical. The charter to grow community, build relationships and enhance the positioning and role of AWB make this opportunity unique.

About Your Responsibilities
 
Strategic Vision and Executive Management

  • Provide and develop strategic vision and leadership for the organization, the Board, staff and the larger community
  • Assess the current landscape and continue to expand the position of AWB as a central leader in the LGBTQ, Jewish, Israeli communities
  • Foster an attitude and culture of professionalism, respect and enthusiasm among the staff
  • Continue to create processes and effective measures to elevate the internal operations

Community Builder and Presence

  • Set, foster and model a positive and collaborative environment within the organization and in the greater LGBTQ, Jewish, and Israeli communities
  • Be the voice and presence for the organization; speak on panels, write articles, and represent the communities in a positive, pro-active manner
  • Understands and embraces the ability to engage members and organizations of the affiliated and non-affiliated Jewish community
  • Develop and nurture a culture of collaboration with the LGBTQ community in Israel

Advocacy and Programming

  • Be an advocate for critical issues affecting the LGBTQ, Jewish, Israeli communities throughout North American and in Israel
  • Manage the process for developing missions to Israel, from Israel and regional events
  • Create a marketing approach/plan intended to raise AWB’s profile, engage the wider community, and drive connection to AWB

Fundraising and Financial Stewardship

  • Be personally active in building relationships with major donors, including the community’s multi-generational families, and soliciting these major contributors to the annual campaign, endowment and special projects
  • Create and maintain relationships with foundations who support AWB; look for prospects to expand grants from the institutional giving space
  • Lead the professional team responsible for planning financial resource development within the organization, with emphasis on the development and execution of effective strategies in order to increase both funds received and number of donors
  • Develop Annual Budget in collaboration with Board of Directors and monitor implementation of approved budget during the course of the year
  • Monitor financial performance monthly in relation to the budget and cash flow and advise the Board appropriately

Governance and Lay Leadership Development

  • Collaborate with the Board to shape, focus and prioritize future plans for the role of the Board and its committees; help plan Board meetings and agendas with Board Chair
  • Be a partner with the Board Chair, Board, donors, and partners to cultivate, recruit, and retain effective placement of, and maintain relationships with, top lay leadership and leadership prospects

About Your Experience

  • Experience in building strong relationships with professionals and lay leaders; understands how to collaborate and listen
  • Proven leadership in the Jewish communal, LGBTQ, Israeli, and/or Israeli advocacy space
  • Strong strategic thinking skills and understands how to create and communicate a vision
  • Professional experience and demonstrated success in all areas of fundraising, solicitation, planning and implementation/financial resource development
  • Excellent interpersonal, political and diplomatic skills, along with the ability to lead and partner with integrity and humility
  • Flexibility and openness to working with professional and volunteer leaders in a variety of different communities
  • Creative and innovative leader; demonstrated success in developing, empowering and leading staff, resulting in high performing teams

Top 3 Reasons to Work for AWB

#1 AWB does what no one else does.
AWB fills a place in the Jewish, LGBTQ, and Israeli space where no other organization sits. AWB is unique and powerful and stands on its own with partners throughout the nation and in Israel. Who wouldn’t want to work for an organization like that?

#2 AWB puts their money where their mouth is.
AWB is an advocate and a voice for the community, and AWB gives grants to LGBTQ organizations in Israel. Over the past three years AWB has consistently increased the dollar amount of the grants it awards and is now one of the most significant funders in the Israeli LGBTQ landscape.
 
#3 This is just the beginning for AWB.
AWB was founded by Arthur Slepian a decade ago, and they have grown tremendously since reaching more and more people each year and becoming a trusted and respected voice in the communities they serve. AWB has the nimbleness, flexibility and vigor of a start-up. If you have grown something and enjoy putting processes and strategy into place, AWB is a perfect fit.

About DRG

DRG is a Talent Advisory Group. We serve nonprofit organizations that care for, inspire, and enrich the lives of people all over the world. Our team of talent advisors shares a commitment to the values that matter to our clients, bringing more than 30 years of experience to serving the nonprofit community.

This position description is based upon material provided by A Wider Bridge, an equal opportunity employer.
 
Ami Abramson, Chief Strategy Officer
Sarah Raful Whinston, Senior Search Consultant
Yasmine Coccoli, Associate

To apply to this position please visit www.DRGsearch.com


Posting Date 3/24/20
Temple Emanuel

Youth Engagement Advisor

Department: Education
Reports To: Director of Congregational Learning
FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Summary: The Director of Youth Engagement inspires young people in the celebration of Jewish life and in building strong and positive Jewish identification with the history, heritage, and faith of the Jewish people. The Director of Youth Engagement will direct and coordinate the activities of the Youth Program of the Temple Emanuel

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Direct the following youth groups:

  • TEFTY (High School Youth Group)
  • TEFTY  Jr. (Junior High School Youth Group)
  • TEFTY Kids (grades K-5)

Duties will include program planning and supervision, along with leadership development.

Together with student leaders, youth committee, lay advisors, and external groups such as NFTY and DJE, the Youth Engagement Advisor will develop programming that will include regular membership engagement for each group and special activities including trips and other programming.

The Youth Engagement Advisor will be responsible for integrating the Temple’s Youth program with the Temple Emanuel community and NFTY.

The Youth Engagement Advisor will serve as the direct staff person to the Temple’s Youth Committee and will also interface with other Temple committees to create a continuance of partnership between youth and adult committees.

The Youth Engagement Advisor will manage the Youth Group budget in conjunction with te Board of Trustees and TEFTY Board.

They will serve as a positive role model and support our youth, demonstrating a passion for Jewish learning and living.

Additional Opportunities

  • Teaching in the Temple’s Religious School and High School Program, as well as tutoring B’nai Mitzvah students.
  • Working with the Director of Congregational Learning in creating, organizing, and facilitating Family Life programs.
  • Working with the staff in creating, organizing, and maintaining social media.
  • Working with clergy to organize and create new Tot Shabbat and Mini-Minyan experiences.
  • Song leading.
  • Other Duties as necessary

Qualifications

  • Experience with Jewish youth programming, including summer camps.
  • Proven leadership and leadership development skills.
  • A positive attitude, collaborative spirit and engaging personality.
  • A strong sense of Jewish identity and values.

Other Skills And Abilities

Excellent Organizational skills, communication skills, and a computer skills.  Teaching and Camp experience preferred

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to regularly stand, walk, or sit

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and duties.

Please send cover letter and resume to Jessica Manelis at [email protected]


Posting Date 3/21/20
Congregation M'kor Shalom Religious School

Religious School Director

  • The Religious School Director position at M’kor Shalom presents an opportunity for a creative, energetic and visionary educator to move our education program into its next stage. The congregation has been fortunate to have had the steady guidance of our former Director of Education for 17 years. We are looking for a Religious School Director who can appreciate and maintain the many strengths of our educational program while also guiding us in new and expanded directions.
  • The Religious School Director, in partnership with the Education Committee and the clergy, shapes the vision, goals, values, and priorities of Jewish education for our religious school students in grades K-12.
  • The Religious School Director guides the religious school faculty in implementing that vision and serves as a resource to teachers in achieving the goals of Reform Jewish education.
  • The Religious School Director sees establishing personal relationships with our students and their families as an essential part of creating a school community at M’kor Shalom.
  • The Religious School Director establishes and maintains an effective, positive, and safe learning environment.
  • The Religious School Director oversees the administration of the religious school program and is responsible for ensuring that policies and procedures are clear, current, and maintained.

Areas of Responsibility

Curriculum & Programming:

  • Evaluate and implement the current curriculum
  • Propose suggestions for future curricula in collaboration with Education Committee
  • Develop, coordinate, and evaluate the educational curriculum
  • Supervise the implementation of the curriculum
  • Develop and organize holiday celebrations, extra-curricular activities and informal educational experiences
  • Re-establish and implement youth programming for grades 1-6
  • Develop and implement creative and effective family educational programming for all grades, including but not limited to Shabbaton retreats for 6th, 7th and 8th grades
  • Reinvigorate the Religious School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO)

Supervision of Teaching Staff:

  • Provide professional development opportunities for teachers
  • Prepare staff for implementation of the curriculum
  • Supervise and evaluate teachers’ performance
  • Hire new teachers and terminate the services of inadequately performing teachers
  • Supervise the Special Needs Coordinator and the Madrikhim Program
  • Conduct faculty meetings
  • Ensure that classroom coverage is provided – substitute teachers

Budget Preparation and Implementation:

  • Prepare the annual Religious School budget in partnership with the Budget Sub-committee of the Finance Committee
  • Work with treasurer and finance committee throughout the year in relation to budget and adjust as necessary
  • Maintain records of school funds such as budgets, Tzedakah, fundraising, etc.\

Communications:

  • Participate in meetings of committees within the Congregation as requested
  • Report to the Education Committee and Board of Trustees about the state of the school
  • Communicate Religious School programming and event information to congregation and greater Jewish community

Administrative Activities:

  • Establishes and maintains an effective, positive, and safe learning environment
  • Prepares and supervises all reports, records, and other paperwork including payroll
  • Orders and/or purchases all supplies, books, resource materials, furniture, and equipment
  • Establishes guidelines for proper student behavior
  • Responsible for the Torah U’Mitzvot Program
  • Organizes and coordinates life cycle events such as Consecration, Confirmation, and 12th Grade Graduation
  • Coordinate and implement security and safety plans and coordinate the school calendar with security staff
  • Coordinate needs of Religious School with Executive Director and maintenance staff

Other Responsibilities/Expectations:

  • Work with Education and Membership Committees on annual “Welcome Back” program for Religious School families
  • Attend synagogue events whenever possible, especially those which Religious School families attend
  • Attend all Religious School events and activities
  • Attend monthly Board of Trustees meetings (generally 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm.)
  • Attend monthly Education Committee Meetings (Monday 7:30 pm. once a month)
  • Attend weekly Senior Professional Staff Meetings (Tuesdays 1pm.)

Posting Date 3/5/20
Pittsburgh Community Dayschool 

  • Head of Jewish Learning
  • Academic and Emotional Support Coordinator

Both positions and details can be found at: https://www.comday.org/about/employment


Posting Date 2/27/2020
The Narberth Havurah Position:  Hebrew/Religious School Director
Salary: Commensurate with anticipated hours worked

ABOUT US:
The Narberth Havurah provides open-hearted Jewish engagement for individuals on their own spiritual path and for families looking for a meaningful Jewish connection. We are a community of seekers, learners, joyous celebrants and participants in contemporary Judaism. We offer Community Shabbat celebrations and services, holiday services and programs, Hebrew school for children, and opportunities for adults to learn – and play – together. We are an open and welcoming community composed of individuals and families of diverse Jewish and non-Jewish backgrounds. We currently have approximately 40 households. Our Hebrew School meets at Jewish Family and Children’s Services Brodsky Center on Montgomery Rd. in Bala Cynwyd.

OUR HEBREW/RELIGIOUS SCHOOL:
We believe that the best way to engage children as they begin their Jewish learning is through a fun and meaningful learning environment. Our school aims to foster positive Jewish identity and a sense of community in each student. We help students gain the skills and knowledge that enable them to feel comfortable and empowered as participating members in the Jewish life of their families, the Narberth Havurah, and the larger community.

Our school is a place where students are challenged to live out the universal values of kindness, respect, inclusiveness, and justice for all people. With many of our students comming from interfaith families, we affirm that Judaism is one of many paths that teach people to live wisely and well.

Each year, our school focuses on a particular learning theme which serves as a prism through which students will see and experience different facets of Jewish life. Themes include: Rhythms and Cycles of Jewish Life, It’s a Mitzvah!, Jewish Heroes/Jewish Values, and Jewish History through Story. Havurah kids are taught that there is no one “right way” to live as a Jew, and will be offered multiple perspectives to think about the ideas we discuss in class. Most importantly, they’ll  learn that they are part of a community in which asking good questions is valued, the diversity among us is honored, and there are many beautiful ways to bring Judaism into their lives.

We have twenty one third through sixth grade students in our school for the 2019/2020 school year. Classes are once a week (Tuesday has been our meeting day, but that may be flexible) from 4:30 – 6:00 pm, with half of each session in Hebrew classes and half in Judaica classes focused on the learning theme of the year.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The School Director will prepare for each new school year by planning curriculum, hiring any teachers needed, preparing the school budget and schedule. These tasks will be done in collaboration with Rabbi Simcha and/or the Hebrew School committee, and with the support of the executive committee as needed (in budgeting, for example). The Director will work in collaboration with Rabbi Simcha in planning the overall direction of the school and theme for each school year.

During the school year, the Director will be responsible for curriculum (though each teacher may plan for their own classes) and administration of the school, as well as teach both Hebrew and Judaica classes. The Director will supervise teachers and coordinate volunteers. In addition, the Director will be responsible for communication with parents, and will attend meetings (likely quarterly, and no more than once per month) with the rabbi/Hebrew School committee, or other groups within the community to ensure good communication and collaboration with the larger Havurah community. The director will work with the rabbi to plan for rabbi visits to the school, and to plan one or two community events such as Hebrew School Shabbat services or holiday programming in which Hebrew School kids play a major role.

Classes meet once per week, between twenty eight and thirty two sessions each year, between September and June, for one and a half hours. Salary is commensurate with anticipated hours worked. Position to begin with preparation late summer for Fall 2020.

QUALIFICATIONS:
We are seeking:

  • Someone whose presence, teaching style, and personal connection to Judaism communicate the joy of Jewish life, learning and community!
  • Minimum of three to five years of experience in Jewish education, curriculum development and lesson planning, preferably having taught primary and middle school age students, and both Hebrew and Judaica classe
  • Someone with a patient, positive approach to classroom management, and who possesses skills in teaching and managing emotional regulation
  • Someone who is creative (musical is a plus), with great ideas to make learning fun, relevant, and meaningful

TO APPLY:
Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected] by April 1, 2020.

 

 

Posting Date 1/28/2020
B'nai Israel
6301 Montrose Rd.
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-881-6550 / Fax: 301-881-6221

WHO WE ARE
B’nai Israel Congregation is a multi-generational, diverse, inclusive Conservative congregation of over 1100 households in Rockville, Maryland. Founded in 1925, B’nai Israel is a warm, caring community where
members find new ways to express themselves and experience Jewish living together.

B’nai Israel Schilit Nursery School provides a stimulating, nurturing, and supportive environment for young children and their families. In our Reggio-inspired programs, children are guided by our skilled teaching staff to become confident, inquisitive, and self-guided learners.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We are seeking an Early Childhood Director with passion and vision to provide energy and creativity in order to grow and strengthen our preschool’s full-day and half-day programs. The Early Childhood Director will engage all our preschool families – including those whose children are not enrolled in the school – in synagogue programs. The director will join a collaborative team of teachers, administrators, and other synagogue professionals who are dedicated to engaging families with our vibrant community. This is a 12-month, exempt position.

WHAT YOU WILL DO
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and implement a vision of continuing excellence for the synagogue’s Early Childhood Department, and foster a culture to support the vision and goals
  • Direct year-round half-day and full-day programs that integrate best practices in early childhood education with Jewish values and traditions
  • Recruit, hire, supervise, and evaluate staff
  • Develop and manage the department budget
  • Plan and facilitate staff meetings and other professional development opportunities
  • Communicate effectively with parents (prospective and current), staff, and the community
  • Actively recruit and conduct outreach to prospective families
  • Build and maintain excellent staff and family relationships
  • Collaborate with clergy to enhance their involvement with Schilit Nursery School children
  • Collaborate with clergy, professional staff, and lay leaders to develop programs that meet families’ needs
  • Integrate preschool families into the synagogue community
  • Collaborate with Education Director and other synagogue staff to retain and support families as they transition from pre-K programs
  • Serve as a liaison between the Early Childhood Department and the Education Department, the synagogue, and the broader community
  • Represent B’nai Israel in community early childhood programs and organizations
  • Ensure compliance with State of Maryland licensing requirements

WHAT MATTERS TO US
QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education or related field (Masters preferred)
  • Certification in accordance with State of Maryland criteria
  • Five years of early childhood teaching experience (experience in a Jewish setting preferred)
  • Experience as a program director or supervisor of a preschool or early childhood education program
  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills
  • Familiarity with current research and best practices in early childhood education
  • Understanding of Jewish traditions, values, and practice
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

WHAT MATTERS TO YOU
Our full-time employees are eligible to participate in our benefits and leave programs.

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Employer paid long term disability
  • 403B retirement plan
  • Separate paid vacation, sick, and personal days
  • Paid holidays

Starting salary range

  • $75,000 - $90,000

B’nai Israel Congregation is an equal opportunity employer. We are also a partner member of the SafetyRespectEquity (SRE) Coalition, whose mission is to address sexual harassment and discrimination issues within the Jewish community.

Applicants should email their resume and cover letter to [email protected]. You may address all correspondence to the “Search Committee.”

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Posting Date 1/26/2020
Youth and Family Education Director (YFED)

Congregation Netivot Shalom (CNS) seeks a Youth and Family Education Director (YFED) to grow and lead a vibrant and joyful youth and family community within our egalitarian Conservative/Masorti congregation in Berkeley, California.

 

Some background about our synagogue: Netivot Shalom began in 1989 and grew out of our founding members’ collective commitment to creating an egalitarian spiritual home for Conservative/Masorti Jews in Berkeley, California. We are members who are Jewish and not, Jews-by-choice, interfaith families, multiracial, multicultural, married, single, families and individuals, LGBTQ, straight, old, and young. We explicitly recognize and cherish each other as teachers and students in our highly participatory community.

Our Youth and Family Education Director will offer nurturing and engaging formal and informal learning opportunities, build strong relationships within our community, and help make Netivot Shalom a vibrant spiritual home for families and youth.

Responsibilities

Leadership:

  • Develop, in consultation with the rabbi and lay leaders, a guiding vision for youth and family education programs at CNS.
  • Communicate and promote this vision to multiple stakeholders (Board, congregants, families, prospective congregants, donors, community partners).
  • Create, implement, and grow Jewish educational experiences for CNS youth and their families, including Ketzev (our religious school/youth chavurah that meets two afternoons per week), Amitim (our B’nei Mitzvah program), our multifaceted
  • Shabbat morning youth programming, holiday programming, teen programming and youth groups.
  • Create and oversee the budget for youth and family education programs.
  • Work collaboratively with the Youth Education Committee, made up of parents and lay leaders.

Program Design:

  • Develop, oversee, and evaluate youth and family programs.
  • Design engaging curricula for various age groups and programmatic settings.
  • Research and order curricular materials necessary for implementing the programs.
  • Apply for grants to fund new program ideas.

Staff Supervision and Collaboration:

  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, evaluate and support teachers and staff of youth and family education programs.
  • Recruit, manage, and support volunteers, including the Youth Education committee.
  • Coordinate professional development and mentoring for teachers.
  • Work collaboratively with other synagogue staff (Rabbi, Administrator, Administrative staff, Preschool Director) to develop and implement youth and family education programs.

Community Building:

  • Build warm and open relationships with families from diverse backgrounds.
  • Create an inviting youth community environment for children and their families through social events and other community-building opportunities.
  • Build intergenerational connections between families with children and other members of the community.
  • Communicate effectively with families, staff, board, and the wider community, through synagogue newsletters, social media, and internal communications.

Cultivate Partnerships:

  • Encourage and facilitate positive relationships between youth and family program stakeholders and the greater Congregation Netivot Shalom community.
  • Identify and build partnerships with other youth and family programs in the wider community.

The successful candidate:
You are a creative Jewish educator, passionate about the future of an engaged Jewish community in America. You have:

  • A Master’s Degree and a minimum of 3-7 years in Jewish educational programming (preferred)
  • Knowledge of synagogue life, Jewish practice and holidays, and a familiarity and comfort with sacred texts
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to take initiative, prioritize and manage time and staff
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Experience managing a budget
  • Proficiency in Hebrew (preferred)
  • Experience working with boards, parents, volunteers, and lay leaders
  • A willingness to work some evenings and occasional Sundays
  • A willingness to work on most Shabbat mornings
  • A willingness to work on the High Holidays and on most of the other Jewish holidays
  • The ability to connect with children and families
  • Comfort and joy in a Conservative, egalitarian community


Salary range: $80,000 - $100,000, commensurate with experience, Full-Time Exempt
Benefits: 3 weeks vacation and paid holidays; health, disability and life insurance
Start Date: June 1, 2020
Supervisor: Rabbi Chai Levy

Congregation Netivot Shalom is an equal opportunity employer

Interested candidates: please send a cover letter and resume to Rabbi Chai Levy at [email protected] with the subject line “YFED candidate.”

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Posting Date 1/13/2020
Director of Congregational Learning
Department:
Education / FLSA Status: Full Time

Job Summary
We are seeking a person who is dedicated to the concept that Jewish education is an ongoing, lifetime endeavor. Consequently, the Director of Congregational Learning will provide leadership of educational programs to the various members that make up Temple Emanuel. Working closely with the Rabbi, Cantor and synagogue office staff, the Director of Congregational Learning has direct responsibility for the Religious School (grades Pre - K-12), Teen, Family and Adult Education.

The Director of Congregational Learning will provide a vision for a comprehensive education program, to communicate that vision to the Temple Emanuel community, and to work with the community to design, implement, and assess all programs.

The Temple Emanuel community dedicates itself to ensuring that the Director of Congregational Learning participates fully in the religious, educational, and social life of the congregation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Translate a shared vision of Temple Emanuel as a community of learners into programs and activities for all members
  • Establish and maintain a Jewish learning culture that is progressive, innovative, and relevant
  • Keep informed about the latest educational theories, methods, and technology in order to establish and provide professional development of the standards based on the best educational practices
  • Provide a leadership role in designing and implementing new curricula and programs
  • Provide guidance to the youth program in aligning the program with NFTY and TE goals.  
  • Providing school teachers and support staff with training and support for students with 504’s and IEP’s along with the resource room
  • Develop an engaging family and adult education curriculum
  • Establish good working relationships with local Jewish educational and cultural resources
  • Work cooperatively to create a Temple community where the values of Judaism are infused in all aspects of congregational life
  • Coordinate Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tutoring and preparation calendar

Additional Responsibilities

Other duties as necessary.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Youth advisor
  • Hiring and supervision of religious school teachers
  • Administrative assistant
  • B’nai mitzvah coordinator
  • Work closely with Synagogue VP of Education, and other synagogue leadership
  • Participate in the Southern New Jersey community of Jewish educators

Qualifications

Masters degree in education (preferred) and/or Equivalent Life or Professional

Experiences

  • Jewish History Coursework
  • Professional Classroom Experience (min. 5 years)
  • Hebrew Proficiency preferred
  • Knowledge of Jewish Tradition
  • Extensive knowledge of current Jewish Educational Materials
  • Commitment to Reform movement
  • Availability to work Shabbat, Holidays, evenings and weekends

Other Skills and Abilities

Excellent organizational skills, communication skills, and computer skills.

Qualified applicants should email a cover letter along with resume to Amy Sussman and Julie Schwartz co-chairs of the hiring committee [email protected].

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Posting Date 1/5/2020
Job Description – Congregation M’kor Shalom Early Childhood Director

Congregation M’kor Shalom, a reform congregation located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, is seeking a full time Director for its well-established, reputable and accredited Early Childhood Center (ECC). This is a year-round position, as our ECC includes parent/child classes, preschool classes for children ages 18 months to 4 years, full day kindergarten as well as a summer program as an alternative to a full-day camp. Congregation M’kor Shalom prides itself on being a socially responsible, inclusive and caring community that provides the opportunity to learn and connect with one another through personal relationships, which all begin with the development and education of our youngest children, regardless of their background or learning style. We are, therefore, seeking someone who possesses passion, enthusiasm and innovative ideas that integrate with our core values.

The ideal candidate must possess:

  • Master’s degree in ECE or a related field is preferred; however, a Bachelor’s degree in ECE or a related field will be considered;
  • Minimum of three (3) years of child care center management is preferred;
  • Experience as a teacher in an early childhood, preschool or kindergarten class;
  • A commitment to and experience with developing and maintaining a plan or program for fostering diversity and active inclusion within the ECC and synagogue community
  • Demonstrated record of maintaining an innovative, nurturing and enriching early childhood program, with the skills to promote emotional, social and cognitive development in young children
  • Knowledge and understanding of Jewish values, rituals and holidays and demonstrated experience implementing a Jewish preschool curriculum
  • Demonstrated record of successfully facilitating open and compassionate communication with parents
  • Demonstrated record of management and organizational skills with the ability to successfully manage and supervise teachers and staff and to work collaboratively with teachers, administration and synagogue senior staff
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communicative skills
  • Proficient administrative skills that include creating and maintaining operating budgets and other financial and administrative plans
  • Demonstrated knowledge of technology to maintain and enhance our ECC’s educational and communication goals
  • Willingness to work with a marketing team to create digital promotion and differentiation strategies
  • Knowledge of and experience with social media and print marketing a plus

The salary and benefits package is between $47,500 - $55,000 and is commensurate with education and experience. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter along with resume to Jodi Levine, co-chair of the hiring committee at [email protected]

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Posting Date 1/5/2020
SEEKING:  Religious School Director, Harrisburg, PA
Temple Ohev Sholom is seeking a Religious School Director to lead consistent with the goals of Reform Jewish education.  The Director will be responsible for the coordination of the curriculum, teachers, and resources needed to continue to operate the Temple Ohev Sholom Religious School. This part-time, paid position is a highly visible role in a critical program for the temple.  The Director will work closely with the Rabbi and the chair of the temple’s Religious School Committee.  We are seeking candidates with a strong Jewish background and experience in Jewish education who will connect with the students, families, and local Jewish community. Strong writing, communication, and interpersonal skills are required.  Temple Ohev Sholom values the nurturing atmosphere of the school that is fostered by the Director and the teachers. Interested candidates should submit a resume, contact information for two references, and a cover letter by email to *[email protected]* <[email protected]> or via U.S. mail to Temple Ohev Sholom, Religious School Director Search, 2345 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but please submit by February 15, 2020 to ensure consideration.  Please note that it is the policy of Temple Ohev Sholom to hire from outside of its congregation for management positions.

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Posting Date 11/6/2019
Director of Jewish Life Chizuk Fellow for Overnight Jewish Camp

Jewish overnight camps across North America are looking for creative, dynamic educators who understand the value and power of overnight camp and can help facilitate thriving Jewish learning environments in these experiential, pluralistic settings. Jewish Programming Directors at Jewish overnight camps touch all aspects of the camp and organically integrate meaningful, purposeful, quality Jewish content and experiences into the magic and joy of the camp program. They work together with young adult and senior staff to strengthen Jewish living and learning for campers and staff alike. Chizuk is supported by a grant from The AVI CHAI Foundation.

Length of Assignment: Up to 10 weeks

Basic Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Serve as the “central address” for Jewish living and learning at one of our camps
  • Work with all levels of camp staff to infuse Jewish learning into varied aspects of camp life
  • Organize and lead Shabbat services and programming
  • Create and facilitate engaging Jewish programs for 8-16 year-old campers of diverse Jewish backgrounds
  • Attend pre-camp preparations, training, and orientation and be in residence for the entire summer season

Qualities and Experience:

  • Background in Jewish education (graduate level training preferred)
  • Experience with Jewish overnight camps
  • Ability to work effectively with campers, counselors, and senior staff in a leadership role
  • Capable of and interested in working in a multi- and non-denominational setting
  • Knowledgeable and skilled in experiential education

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Beth Garfinkle Hancock, at [email protected]. For questions or more information, feel free to contact Beth by phone at (646) 872-7000.

Participating Jewish overnight camps include: Camp Barney Mednitz (Georgia), Capital Camps (Pennsylvania), CBB Ottawa (Canada), Camp Chi (Wisconsin), Emma Kaufman Camp (West Virginia), Camp Tawonga and Camp Mountain Chai (California), JCC Camp Kingswood (Maine) and more!

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Posting Date 11/6/2019
High Holiday Organizer, Manayunk, PA

Local synagogue seeking an organizer to recruit, convene and manage several hundred volunteers, manage online information, manage materials needed, and work during all the high holiday services. Starts intermittently in January, increases time over the summer and intensifies in the fall. About 100 hours of work. Pays $3500. Possible growth opportunity.

Email [email protected] for more info.

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Posting Date 10/16/19
Executive Director Position Description

Salaried position, $70,000 – 80,000 annually for 75% Full Time Equivalent
Hours are flexible due to program and organizational needs
The Executive Director has three main areas of responsibility:

  1. Serve as the primary spokesperson to the local and national Jewish community of leaders, donors, academics, Jewish professionals, partner agencies, and general public on the mission, vision and programs of the organization;
  2. Design and implement compelling programs that align with the mission of the organization; and
  3. Ensure the effective and efficient administration and financial sustainability of the organization through leadership, oversight, and implementation of fundraising initiatives, program revenue streams, and management of the operational structure of the organization.

Specific responsibilities include:

Spokesperson and Representative in Community

  • Create partnerships, relationships, and alliances with area synagogues, universities, and other cultural institutions and associations
  • Attend communal events and meetings as the representative of the Institute
  • Develop and disseminate impact statements and messages related to the Institute

Programs

  • Design the Institute’s programs, in collaboration with the Board Program Committee and in alignment with the Institute’s mission
  • Oversee all aspects of program administration including selecting and inviting presenters, securing co-sponsors and venues, and promoting events
  • Keep abreast of adult Jewish educational programs being presented by others in the Washington area and beyond
  • Attend all Institute programs, introduce speakers, and build sense of community at programs

Financial Resource Development

  • Drive development strategy to increase donor base and fundraising revenue, in collaboration with Board Development Committee
  • Secure and attend in-person donor meetings to build donor relationships and ask for support
  • Systematize development operations to establish base for steady growth
  • Help set annual goals that accord with the Institute’s strategic and development plans
  • Maintain robust relationships with current donors and supporters
  • Build new relationships with prospective supporters, including regional and national foundations

Administration

  • Partner with Board President in developing Board meeting agendas and in engaging and cultivating Board members
  • Ensure that Institute complies with standard non-profit legal and contractual requirements, in collaboration with the Board Executive and Governance Committees 
  • Develop the Institute's annual budget in collaboration with Board Treasurer and Finance & Database Administrator and monitor expenditures
  • Manage and supervise all staff and office operations
  • Advise the Board pro-actively of any administrative or financial issues that require attention, and prepare ad hoc reports on administrative or financial matters as requested
  • Work with the Institute’s financial, legal, and development consultants

Required Skills and Experience:

  1. Strong background in Adult Jewish Learning
  2. Knowledge of and connections to academics and other specialists in the fields of Jewish thought, history, and culture
  3. Experience in fundraising and growing a small non-profit
  4. Passion for building communal relationships and engaging members of the Jewish community 
  5. Strong administrative, management, and supervisory skills
  6. Demonstrated ability to work well with others
  7. Excellent speaking, writing, and editing skills
  8. Experience building and working with Boards
  9. Familiarity and engagement with the Greater Washington Area Jewish Community a plus

To apply, send cover letter and credentials to  Rabbi Gordon Fuller at [email protected], 301-770-4787.

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MAIN LINE REFORM TEMPLE Director of Early Childhood Education at Main Line Reform Temple,
410 Montgomery Ave, Wynnewood, PA 19010.

The Early Childhood Education program (ECE) at Main Line Reform Temple Beth Elohim (MLRT) provides a warm and nurturing environment where every child's cognitive and physical development is supported by the early foundation and framework necessary for the transition to elementary school and beyond. In a play-based environment, children learn socialization skills, build self- confidence and develop the preliminary skills to explore and experience their world independently from their parents. In addition, children learn to develop the literacy, numeracy, reasoning, and decision-making skills that form a foundation for school readiness. Jewish values and traditions drive the school curriculum environment and culture. Basic precepts such as respect for others, kindness, being a constructive member of a community, tzedakah, and practicing mitzvot are integrated into daily routines and interactive play. We create a stimulating and enriching educational environment that will help them gain an appreciation for their Jewish heritage and commit them to a lifelong passion for learning.

The Director of Early Childhood Education will oversee daily administrative and education components of the school including curriculum development, parental involvement, and budget maintenance. The Director will be responsible for direct oversight of ECE staff ensuring collaboration with other members of the MLRT Senior Staff.

This position reports to the Executive Director of MLRT for all program needs, professional goals, budgeting issues and support with staff management. The Director of Early Childhood Education is a member of the MLRT Senior Staff and is expected to participate in regular staff meetings and related activities.

Education Requirement:

Masters in Early Childhood Education

Experience/Training/Professional Development Requirement:

  • Experience in teaching Early Childhood Education (5 years minimum)
  • Leadership/ Supervisory experience in Education (3 years minimum)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of child development trends and resources for children and families.
  • Ability to assess and train staff to use available resources to minimize risk in potential safety, financial, property and legal liabilities.
  • Conversant in Jewish ritual, language and practice.
  • Understanding of Jewish cultural and religious values and traditions and the ability to apply thisunderstanding within core curriculum in a diverse child population.
  • Familiarity with diversity within the local Jewish community and with anti-bias practices ingeneral and the ability to interact and build community with families of diverse cultural andsocial backgrounds.
  • CPR and First Aid Certification.

Licensing and Curriculum Requirement:

  • Comply with licensing authority, Department of Early Learning (used to be Department ofWelfare), to keep licensing current.
  • Participation in the Keystone STARS program, an accreditation system with objective ofachieving a STAR 4 rating.
  • Prepare, maintain and submit all records as necessary in a timely manner.
  • Conduct bimonthly fire drills, and remain current on all life-safety issues as dictated by the MLRTemergency management plan.
  • Ensure curriculum incorporates PA Early Learning Standards, Preschool DevelopmentalGuidelines, NAYEC approach to learning, the ounce rating scale, and the main tenets of ReformJudaism as set forth by the URJ (Union for Reform Judaism).
  • Committed to continued professional development for all staff members which includes but isnot limited to meetings, activities, lectures and workshops.

Expectations:

  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact effectively, communicate positively, and build communitywith all ECE families, children, teachers, support staff, Senior Staff, Board members, and allMLRT personnel.
  • Able to think strategically about the ECE as part of MLRT and work towards a larger goal ofcreating a bridge between the ECE and MLRT’s Religious School.
  • Ability to both operate and collaborate within a multifunctional building while maintainingsecurity.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development for themselves and their faculty.
  • Strong communication skills; comfortable speaking in public with excellent verbal and writtencommunication skills.
  • High energy individual able to inspire and lead staff and teachers.
  • Dedicated to building an innovative program and up to date with current research, tools andeducation techniques.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall operations of the ECE during the school year and for summer camp.
  • Recruit, hire and train personnel for both school and summer camp. Supervise teaching andadministrative staff through regular team meetings, staff development activities and daily-on-the-job supervision.
  • Work with teachers and staff to identify areas for improvement and be a supportive resource.
  • Prepare written evaluations yearly and meet with staff individually to review their professionalgoals.
  • Be able to proactively identify any problems and implement resolution with staff, teachers andparents.
  • Provide curriculum and lesson plan materials for teachers that are current and developmentallyappropriate for each age-group.
  • Oversee parent/teacher conferences twice a year. Give the staff the tools and materials to writeup the conferences and review all write ups prior to each conference.
  • Regularly observe classrooms to take note of each child’s individual strengths, developmentaland social needs. Use this classroom knowledge to assist staff in implementing individualizedclassroom and student metrics as well as for future student placement and class size.
  • Establish and foster ongoing, positive communication with parents through the intake andorientation process, parent meetings, and ongoing communications. Cultivate and inclusive andwelcoming environment, and maintain parent participation both inside and outside theclassroom.
  • Guide and partner with the ECE Parent Committee in their role as an advisory group andfundraising source. Communicate regularly with the ECE Parent Committee about the programand build an inclusive community of parents who will invest their families in the school andgreater Temple community.
  • Oversee administrative duties including payroll, filing and ordering supplies.
  • In collaboration with the ECE Committee, establish, implement, maintain, update and enforcethe policies and procedures of the school.
  • In conjunction with MLRT’s Controller and Finance committee, prepare the annual budget,determine salaries and scholarships requests, and share subcommittee budgets with ECE ParentCommittee Chairs.
  • Coordinate monthly Simchat Shabbat celebration and coordinate Family High Holiday honorsand attend High Holiday Family services. Assist in the planning and coordination of other specialHoliday celebrations, such as Sukkot, MLK Day and other in-house events.
  • Other duties as required or assigned.

All applicants can send their resumes and cover letters to [email protected]. The job is for Director of Early Childhood Education at Main Line Reform Temple, 410 Montgomery Ave, Wynnewood, PA 19010. Our main phone number 610-642-7800.

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Posting Date: 9/27/2019
NextGen Engagement Associate

Fantastic opportunity for a recent college graduate or graduate school student looking for a flexible work schedule!

The Jewish Federation of Southern NJ’s Center for Impact &amp; Innovation (CII) is seeking a part-time (5-10 hours/week) Engagement Associate to join their team. This person will have a passion for Jewish community, connecting with new people, and be a true team player. The CII serves Jews and Jewish educational settings representing the full spectrum of Jewish belief and lifestyle in Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester counties.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Connect with and build community for young adults (21-25+) locally
  • Assist in all programs and identify new individuals for outreach
  • Work with Federation staff to strategize, develop and implement programs within the Community Engagement and Family &amp; Youth areas of impact
  • Help strategize with the Federation marketing department to develop social media content for the young adults
  • Host individual coffee meetings with young adults looking to get involved.

REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or student close to graduation) in Social Work, Business, Jewish Studies, Human Behavior, Education, Communications or equivalent preferred.
  • Strong team player
  • Passionate about and experienced in supporting and building relationships with the Southern NJ Jewish community.
  • Event programming experience
  • Familiarity with Jewish culture and the Jewish community.
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends as program schedule requires.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and social media tools.

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Posting Date: 9/20/2019
Jewish Children’s Folkshul & Adult Community - PROGRAM MANAGER

Philadelphia based Folkshul has offered a secular, humanist Jewish experience to children and youth from preschool through 12 th -grade for over 85 years. Our 75 families come from all walks of life and from a myriad of backgrounds. Together with our Adult Members they create a vibrant and engaged community that comes together for learning, sharing and celebrating. Folkshul is a parent-run cooperative with an active volunteer board and small professional staff, for which we seek a Program Manager.

This is a paid, part-time position with an average of 20-hours per week during the school year, including Sunday mornings when our Shul is in session (mid-August through mid-June), and 10-hours per week during the summer months.

The Program Manager is responsible for the overall planning and execution of Folkshul’s day-to-day operations ranging from event management to membership, communications and administration. He/She/They is also responsible for our Assistant program including staffing and delegation of tasks, as well as providing leadership and growth opportunities for Teens.

This is a hands-on position requiring the coordination of a diverse set of managerial and administrative tasks. The Program Manager reports to the Director, and works closely with other staff, teachers and outside vendors. He/She/They might be called upon to fulfill the Director’s responsibilities in absence of same.

The successful candidate is an energetic, compassionate person with an open-minded, community-oriented team-player personality who possess the following credentials:

  • BS/BA (required)
  • Minimum 3-5 years of programming, event, project management or administrative experience, preferably in a non-profit or educational environment; experience translating abstract ideas and organizational goals into actionable plans
  • Demonstrated understanding and support of the ideals of Folkshul‘s mission
  • Supervisory/delegation experience
  • Outstanding interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Comfortable to engage and communicate with people ranging in age from preschool to retirement
  • High level of computer literacy, including ease with MS Office, Excel, website management and social media platforms, as well as email marketing tools and database maintenance; familiarity with Salesforce a plus
  • Strong organizational/time management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about providing youth with quality secular Jewish education If you possess the above qualifications we invite you to email your resume and letter of interest, highlighting how your skills align with the particular requirements of and your interest in this position to: [email protected] .

Please use the following subject line for your submission: Program Manager Search | [YOUR LAST NAME]. No phone calls, please.

More information about Folkshul on our website: www.folkshul.org.

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Posting Date: 9/13/2019
CCC’s Experiential Education Director Job Description

This exciting position offers significant flexibility as well as an opportunity to help take Creating Connected Communities (CCC) to the next level! As the Education Director, a brand new role for CCC, you will collaborate with our team to create strategies that will propel CCC into new and innovative directions, enhance our one-of-a-kind Leadership Development Program, work with incredibly passionate Jewish teens to implement our community-building outreach programs, and represent CCC in the community as we gain more visibility and support!

A little bit about us:

Creating Connected Communities (CCC) is a local non-profit formed in 2010. CCC’s mission is to enhance the lives of children in need by empowering teens to become community leaders and volunteers. Through its signature event, Amy’s Holiday Party (in its 25th year!), and other monthly community outreach programs, CCC serves thousands of children and families in need each year and offers hundreds of teen volunteer opportunities annually. The cornerstone of CCC’s work
is its Leadership Development Program, an up to 4 year-long experiential-learning program that empowers Jewish teens between 8th-12th grade to develop their Jewish identity, values, and leadership skills in a variety of impactful ways. Our program features multiple hands-on activities and projects, speakers, and small group discussions that really challenge our teens to explore tough topics and make a significant impact in their community. CCC continues to grow each year and we
need an innovative and enthusiastic educator to help us meet the interest for our work!

Program focus areas:

  • Issue education on homelessness and poverty • Empathetic volunteering and volunteer recruitment
  • Non-profit work and community needs assessments • Program planning and implementation
  • Fundraising strategies and public speaking • Creating Jewish identity through Tikkun Olam

In this role, you will be working with our team to accomplish our goals in a variety of areas, including:

Education and Programs

  • Implement the Leadership Development Program’s training sessions as the Lead Educator;
  • Work with our team to expand LDP and create innovative and engaging curriculum and educational strategies for our teens;
  • Manage and report on LDP evaluation methods and tools to continue improving program content and delivery;
  • Lead teen recruitment/marketing efforts, plan and present at info sessions for prospective teens and lead communication with partner organizations;
  • Recruit, screen, and hire young adult mentors to create your team of informal and passionate educators for LDP;
  • Manage and train the young adult mentors and LDP teen board members who serve as support leaders;
  • Manage the communication between the teens, their parents, and other CCC staff;
  • Lead teen volunteer registration and serve as the day-of contact for teens and parents at the programs;
  • Assist with implementation of community programs and fundraisers, including programmatic and supply prep work, set-up, and break down;
  • Manage LDP administration including RSVPs, service hours, parent communication and applications; and
  • Attend professional development and networking/partnership opportunities to ensure educational and programmatic best practices for CCC.

Development and Operations

  • Attend CCC board meetings as necessary and sit on the Education Committee as a staff member;
  • Collaborate on CCC’s strategic plans for growth related to the local and national Jewish teen landscape;
  • Assist with the implementation of LDP’s Teen Phonathon fundraiser, including call sheet preparations, data management, and overall logistics;
  • Design and manage an LDP alumni outreach plan with the development staff;
  • Assist with development opportunities related to LDP and programs including grant research, in-kind donation requests, proposal writing, in-person solicitations, and marketing;
  • Manage the development and implementation of the CCC budget with respect to LDP;
  • Attend community events/meetings and organize presentations to educate the community about CCC’s work; and
  • Assist the CCC team with “ad hoc” operational responsibilities as needed, including CRM and marketing tasks.

We need you to:

  • Have a dynamic personality with a strong presence, the ability to “command a room,” and engage large groups of diverse Jewish teens;
  • Have experience teaching teens or working in an informal Jewish educational/camp/youth group setting;
  • Work as a “team player” and demonstrate an “all hands on deck” approach to goal setting and attainment;
  • Maintain accountability, display efficiency, and communicate clearly in a remote working environment;
  • Demonstrate ability to use excel, google docs, and CCC’s CRM (with training);
  • Be responsible, patient, trustworthy, mature, and demonstrate good time management skills; and
  • And most importantly, demonstrate passion for CCC’s mission and Jewish identity/leadership development!


Here’s how it works:

  • This position does not require “typical” work hours. Currently, LDP meetings occur 10 times a year on Monday (Sandy Springs) and Wednesday (Johns Creek) evenings from 7-9pm (total of 20), and programs (10-12) occur on Friday afternoons and Sundays. (As CCC grows, additional meetings/programs could be added.)
  • Development and operations responsibilities occur flexibly and remotely during “workday hours,” with the exception of Tuesday Office Hours (9:30am-2pm) and other in-person/phone team meetings as scheduled.
  • Community meetings, presentations, development meetings, and professional development opportunities are scheduled with advance notice.
  • This position will start in Fall 2019 with an expected commitment at least through December 2020.

For more information about CCC, please visit www.cccprojects.org. If interested, please email Amy Zeide, Co-Executive Director and Founder, at [email protected].

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Posting Date: 9/13/2019
Founding Director and Chief Administrative Officer

The Alfred Landecker Foundation, a new foundation based in Berlin, is searching for a Founding Director and Chief Administrative Officer. 
 
Dedicated to educating current and future generations about the Holocaust and the terrible price paid when intolerance and bigotry reign, the new Foundation supports a free and democratic Europe as well as a future based on shared values and respect for the individual. The Alfred Landecker Foundation will fund carefully-selected research, education, and awareness-raising projects, building partnerships with leading institutions active in academia, public policy, education, history, and remembrance. 
 
Please see the attachment for a full description of the positions. For more information on the origins of the Foundation, please see this piece from the New York Times. 
 
If you want to discuss the role further, please contact Natasha Zoltie at Perrett Laver via email at [email protected]com.
 
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Posting Date: 8/20/2019
Sunday School Teacher: 7th Grade

Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA

Part-time teaching position at Secular Jewish Sunday School 2019-2020 school year. Sunday mornings September through May, 9:45 AM – 12:30 PM. Curriculum provided. Jewish Children’s Folkshul teaches Jewish history, culture and values – Schhol engages students Pre-K through 9th grade. Our community and programs are unique and engaging. Open mind and open heart required! All background clearances required as per PA State law. We meet at Springside School in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. Please send resume and letter of interest to Beth Margolis Rupp, School Director, at [email protected].

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $30.00 to $40.00/hour commensurate with experience.

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Posting Date: 8/7/2019
Texas Historical Commission - Job Vacancy Notice

Position Title: THGC Executive Director
Classification Title: Manager V
Job Posting Number: 19-60
Salary: $5,784.58 - $7,000.00/Monthly
Salary Group/Class#: B26/1604
FLSA: Exempt
Opening Date: 07/24/2019
Closing Date: Until filled
Duration: Regular, Full-time
Hours/Week: 40
Work Location Address: Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) - 1711 San Jacinto, Austin, TX. 78701

The mission of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) is to promote awareness and understanding of the Holocaust and other genocides in the world. Since its founding in 2009 by Senate Bill 482, the THGC has dedicated its resources, energy, and expertise to the education of teachers and students to better recognize and acknowledge the consequences of hatred, bigotry, and apathy. This Commission was created to reaffirm the commitment of the State of Texas and its citizens to choose right over wrong, good over evil, and through those choices to continue the fight against malevolent forces that would perpetrate genocides and make us question our own humanity. Through education and engagement, the THGC seeks to remind the public of its collective responsibility in not only preventing, but ending once and for all this type of human cruelty.

Members of the Commission are appointed by the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives.

JOB OBJECTIVE: The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) Executive Director performs senior-level managerial work administering the daily operations and activities of THGC. Work involves interacting and coordinating projects with a Chairman and fifteen (15) highly engaged Commissioners; establishing goals and objectives; developing guidelines, procedures, policies, rules, and regulations; developing schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving established goals; coordinating and evaluating THGC activities; developing and evaluating budget requests; and monitoring budget expenditures. The ED will plan, assign, and supervise the work of five (5) full-time employees and will work under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Leadership

  • Practice the ethics and values of superior leadership.
  • Motivate all stakeholders associated with Commission to achieve the Commission’s mission.
  • Create and maintain an ethical and inspirational culture focused on strategic objectives, innovation, and fiscal responsibility.
  • Build a collaborative working environment, coaching, leading and empowering staff to achieve the highest levels of success for the Commission and themselves.
  • Continually enhance leadership skills through professional development and educational courses;
  • Establish working relationships with other Holocaust institutions and other appropriate organizations to foster learning and collaboration.

Fiscal Management

  • Develop, review, monitor and submit for approval to the Commissioners the budget of the Commission.
  • Ensure that solid planning and budgeting systems are in place, where the Commission’s goals and strategic plans serve as the basis for sound financial planning.
  • Oversee expenditures and revenues and establish a system linking strategic and operational planning with the budget process.
  • Provide the Commissioners with timely (quarterly) and accurate financial reports and annual budgets in line with best accounting practices.
  • Ensure that effective and appropriate reporting and control procedures are in place with clear guidelines.
  • Recommend changes in the allocation of funds and personnel, as appropriate, to meet long-range program needs and to implement the priorities set by the Commission.
  • Maintain complete transparency of all financial data.

Operational Management

  • At the direction of the Chairman, and in alignment with the Commission’s mission, the director will provide day to day management, oversight and direction of operations and administration.
  • Hire, supervise and evaluate staff of five (5) THGC employees in the execution of their duties that reflect primary functional areas of the Commission.
  • Establish goals and objectives for staff; develop and approve schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving goals; and manage evaluation activities.
  • Work with the THGC Communication and Education Specialist to develop, maintain, and monitor the use of guidelines, procedures, systems and resources to continuously increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the Commission’s operations for external stakeholders.
  • Coordinate and manage THGC quarterly meetings.
  • Provide direction, guidance and assistance in program area(s).
  • Identify the need to revise program area(s).
  • Assist staff in their day-to-day operations and address programmatic issues as they arise.
  • Work with the THGC Communication and Education Specialist to develop innovative strategies for marketing to increase public awareness of division programs, including events, publications, and social media.
  • Interact and coordinate projects with THGC Commissioners, as needed.
  • Coordinate with the Friends of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission in their efforts to raise funds to support commission projects and programs.

Office Culture

  • Maintain a productive, team-oriented work atmosphere by staying involved in the daily functions of the Commission.
  • Communicate with dignity and respect and set a good personal example for the staff to develop professionally.
  • Create and maintain a culture of continuous improvement in processes and procedures.
  • Create an office culture that values active listening, ability to express ideas and encourages feedback both orally and in writing, and provide relevant and timely information to all stakeholders.

Community Relations

  • Actively represent the Commission to the public at large, the survivor community, legislators, and the educational community.
  • Honor the survivor community of Texas by developing and maintaining close relationships with the community, and future generations of the community, both individually and collectively.
  • Monitor and consistently strive to improve customer satisfaction using appropriate measuring tools.

Communications

  • Represent the organization and act as an effective spokesperson serving as the primary voice in promoting the Commission and its unique mission to the media, to employees, and to current and potential stakeholders.
  • Ensure that the mission of the Commission is well-understood by its stakeholders, elected officials, and the public at-large.
  • Represent the Commission at meetings, hearings, trials, legislative sessions, conferences, and seminars or on boards, panels and committees.
  • Establish effective and respectful communication channels to staff, legislators, Commission members and others.
  • Provide timely feedback to all communications requests.
  • Be comfortable with technology - use technology to enhance outreach to constituents, communicate with staff and to enliven programming, educational materials and advertising.
  • Ensure that the Commission is well represented on all appropriate social media network channels.
  • Work with staff to develop innovative strategies for marketing to increase public awareness of division programs, including events, publications, and social media.

Commissioner Relationships

  • Execute policies established by the Members of the Commission and provide leadership and guidance to the Commission in the formulation of policies including the governing of all phases of operation of the organization.
  • Assure the orderly conduct of the business of the Commission, including execution of meetings, setting of agendas, coordination of committee work, development of Commissioner leadership, and facilitation of Commissioner participation in statewide activities.
  • Execute all other duties as assigned by the Chairman or by action of the entire Commission.

General

  • Adhere to established work schedule with regular attendance.
  • Follow all THC safety guidelines/procedures and ethics requirements.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in history, communications, business or a closely related field;
  • Minimum five years’ work experience in overseeing complex projects and/or programs;
  • Strong overall business acumen, specifically knowledge of operations, financial management including budgeting, and staff management;
  • Demonstrated work experience in supervising or leading a team to successfully achieve results, including experience establishing organizational and employee goals and expectations;
  • Experience conducting employee coaching and counseling, and managing operational and employee performance;
  • Experience making presentations to groups, communities and executive level staff;
  • Recognized skills of creating new value-added relationships with a proven record of inspirational leadership and vision resulting in a strong team of staff and Commissioners;
  • Enthusiasm, creativity, passion, and resourcefulness to network within the community and beyond;
  • Strong connection and commitment to the mission of the Commission is required;
  • Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record and ability to drive a state vehicle; and
  • Required to travel up to 20% of the work period.

PREFER:

  • Minimum five years’ leadership or administrative position of a Commission, Museum or business of comparable or almost comparable size and revenue;
  • Advanced degree in Museum Studies, history, or a related field. Successful non-profit management may substitute for advanced degree;
  • Prior experience working with a board or commission;
  • Experience with administrative best practices including Human Resources, procurement and project management.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent leadership, management and strategic planning skills;
  • Effective verbal and written communication, human relations, interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Knowledge of the Holocaust, genocides and anti-Semitism;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the tenets of Judaism;
  • Ability to establish program goals and objectives that support commission initiatives;
  • Ability to establish and maintain successful working relationships with the Commission and staff and representatives from outside entities;
  • Ability to handle situations with sensitivity, tact and diplomacy;
  • Effective critical thinking skills;
  • Skill in providing customer service excellence to both internal and external customers;
  • Skill in operating a personal computer with word processing, database and spreadsheet software;
  • Ability to analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and recommend effective solutions;
  • Ability to process information in a logical manner and to assess validity;
  • Ability to work in a setting requiring self-motivation/cooperative decision-making and to work effectively with diverse groups of people;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet strict deadlines while maintaining extreme attention to detail;
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to adapt successfully and quickly to change and deliver quality results in a timely manner;
  • Ability to plan, organize and work independently, as well as within a team environment;
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion; and
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality.

REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION, OR LICENSURE: Must have or obtain a valid Driver’s License and Defensive Driving Course to be able to operate state vehicles.

ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL CONDITIONS: This position is housed in a state building next to the agency’s headquarters near the State Capitol in Austin and may have exposure to dust and environmental allergens consistent with normal business activities and human contact. Mostly sedentary in nature but may involve walking; standing; pulling and pushing; kneeling, stooping and bending; performing tasks requiring fine motor skills and coordination; and safely lifting and carrying items weighing up to 30 pounds. Applicants must be willing to travel and overnight travel is often required. This position attends and sometimes presents at conferences, meetings and workshops, requiring evening and weekend work hours. Travel typically requires driving, although some air travel is also expected.

REMARKS (Application procedures, Special requirements): State of Texas application must be submitted through the Work In Texas website at www.workintexas.com. You must have a Work In Texas profile in order to login and complete the application. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact your local Work in Texas office. Only applicants interviewed will be notified of their selection or non-selection. Resumes will NOT be accepted in place of a completed application.

The Texas Historical Commission is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, age or disability in recruitment, selection, appointment, training, promotion, retention or any other personnel action or deny any benefits or participation in programs or activities which it sponsors.

Section 651.005 of the Government Code requires males, ages 18 through 25, to provide proof of their Selective Service registration or of their exemption from the requirement as a condition of state employment.

As part of the employment process, THC will conduct a driving and criminal background check. Unsatisfactory information relevant to the position may disqualify the applicant from employment.

Disability access for testing and interview accommodations can be provided upon reasonable notice by contacting Human Resources at 512-305-6729.

THC participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at:
http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramM...

Veterans: Go to www.texasskillstowork.com for assistance with translating your military work experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications/requirements and skill sets.

For New Hires/Rehires: Health insurance is available the 1st of the following month after a 60-day waiting period.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

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Posting Date: 8/5/2019

AMS Retail Solutions

Come be part of an elite team partnership with BOSCH APPLIANCES.

We work with some of the largest, most respected suppliers in U.S. and Canadian retail. And, as one of the fastest-growing industry leaders, we’re seeking dedicated individuals to join our team. Once you start, you’ll receive comprehensive new hire training that gives you the product knowledge, skills and tools you need to be a confident and exceptional brand advocate.

Benefits include: 401(k) match, Medical, dental and vision plans, Paid holidays and PTO, Company equipment, Comprehensive compensation for mileage, travel (hotel and meals) and cell phone reimbursement.

AMS is an ESOP! The only 100% employee-owned company in our Industry!

Job Title: Territory Manager - Appliance

Description:

Position operates as the authorized Bosch Appliance factory account representative in an assigned territory and establishes relationships with store associates and management teams to increase sales. Ensure that products are displayed appropriately, with proper signage and favorable in-store placement. This includes setup, plan-o-gram execution and rotation of vendor products. The position plans and measures the growth and improvement of accounts through product knowledge training / demonstration and in-store support for Bosch Appliances.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Travel required which includes overnight stays
  • Ability to work varied hours/days as business dictates (weekends may be required)
  • Knowledge of Brand Name appliances required
  • Required to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Frequent standing, bending and twisting
  • Excellent communication, presentation, written and technical skills required
  • Proof of valid driver’s license and insurance required (must meet company’s minimum requirements)
  • Provide excellent customer service to customers and vendors
  • HS diploma or equivalent required, college degree preferred
  • 2 years of vendor sales experience preferred
  • 1 year of field sales/customer service experience preferred

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Posting Date: 7/24/2019

Job Posting: Middle School Jewish Studies - September 2019/5779

Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
272 South Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, an independent Jewish day school in suburban Philadelphia, seeks an experienced, collaborative, dynamic, caring, growth-minded educator to serve as a full-time Middle School (6th-8th grades) Jewish Studies and Tanakh teacher, as an advisor to a small group of middle school students, and as a Shaharit facilitator. Candidates should have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with extensive coursework in Jewish studies and related fields.

The successful candidate will receive ongoing mentoring in the first year of teaching at Barrack and possibly beyond. Interested candidates should contact Rabbi Judd Kruger Levingston, Ph.D., Director of Jewish Studies (telephone 610.922.2338 or email: [email protected] or [email protected]) with preliminary questions; to apply, applicants should please send the following:

  • Current resumé/c.v.
  • Copy of college (and graduate school, if applicable) transcript
  • A personal letter of application should include
    • What you enjoy - and love - about working with middle school students,
    • What appeals to you about the possibility of working at Barrack,
    • What kinds of approaches you like to take in your teaching
    • What areas of growth you hope to have nurtured by your colleagues and school in the next phase of your career.

The application process includes a preliminary interview, an in-person interview involving colleagues, students and teaching a model lesson.

The Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy community does not discriminate on the basis of race or gender identity and it is guided by its four Derech Eretz values:

Honor/Kavod  |  Moral Courage/Ometz  |  Lev Kindness/Hesed  |  Community/Kehilah

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Posting Date: 7/24/2019

Job Posting: Middle School Jewish Studies/Tanakh Department Job Description

Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
272 South Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, an independent Jewish day school in suburban Philadelphia, seeks an experienced, dynamic and caring educator to serve as a full-time Middle School Jewish Studies and Tanakh teacher and advisor and Shaharit facilitator beginning September, 2019.

Interested candidates must have the ability to collaborate with colleagues, develop student centered curricula, and foster a growth mindset for each student. Developing an inclusive environment where students feel safe to take risks in their learning is a central value of the Barrack academic program. In addition, the candidate should be willing to seek professional growth and learning through team meetings, professional development opportunities and collaboration with Barrack educators. The ideal candidate enjoys middle school students and teaches with energy and enthusiasm.

Qualifications include:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Jewish studies with strong teaching or working experience with middle school students
  • Intermediate Hebrew skills (reading, speaking, listening)
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills with experience in effective communication with parents, students, teachers and staff
  • A collaborative spirit and an ability to function as a member of a team with administrators, teachers, students, and parents
  • A positive and strong work ethic
  • Ability to differentiate instruction for students within a heterogeneous classroom setting
  • Ability to meet due dates in a timely manner
  • Interest in development of Jewish Studies and Tanakh curricula in the context of real world learning and project-based learning
  • Proficiency in the use of classroom technology, including but not limited to: Google Suite, learning management systems, email management and classroom hardware.
  • Ability to teach 6th, 7th, 8th graders with these major themes (some topics and approaches subject to change):
    • 6th Grade: The formation of the Jewish people in biblical and ancient Israel, introduction to rabbinic thinking
    • 7th Grade: Mitzvot bein adam le-havero and their practice in the medieval era, The evolution of rabbinic thinking, The rise of European antisemitism as a legacy of the medieval era
    • 8th Grade: Introduction to Talmud, The rise of Jewish nationalism and the founding of the State of Israel, Comparative Religion (Christianity, Islam)

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Leading a Middle School Shaharit group Monday-Thursday mornings
  • Serving as a point person for a club or other extracurricular activity
  • Teaching electives that may include a study of contemporary Israel

The successful candidate will receive ongoing mentoring in the first year of teaching at Barrack and possibly beyond. Interested candidates should contact Rabbi Judd Kruger Levingston, Ph.D., Director of Jewish Studies (telephone 610.922.2338 or email: [email protected] or [email protected]) with preliminary questions; to apply, applicants should please send the following:

  • Current resumé/c.v.
  • Copy of college (and graduate school, if applicable) transcript
  • A personal letter of application should include
    • What you enjoy - and love - about working with middle school students,
    • What appeals to you about the possibility of working at Barrack,
    • What kinds of approaches you like to take in your teaching
    • What areas of growth you hope to have nurtured by your colleagues and school in the next phase of your career.

The application process includes a preliminary interview, an in-person interview involving colleagues, students and teaching a model lesson.

The Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy community does not discriminate on the basis of race or gender identity and it is guided by its four Derech Eretz values:

Honor/Kavod  |  Moral Courage/Ometz  |  Lev Kindness/Hesed  |  Community/Kehilah

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Posting Date: 7/9/2019

Northeast Philadelphia, PA

A well established religious early childhood center, located in NE Philadelphia, is looking to hire a PreK group (PreK Counts) lead teacher for the upcoming school year 2019-20.  The ideal candidate must have: PreK -4 PA Teachers' Certificate, basic knowledge of traditional Judaism, and a minimum of 2 years of teaching experience.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits.

Apply for this job and get a chance to join an outstanding group of educators!

Email your resume to [email protected]

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Posting Date: 7/9/2019

Tidewater Jewish Community, Virginia Beach, VA

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Title: Director of Jewish Innovation
Reports to: CRC/Programs Director
Status: Full Time, Exempt

About the UJFT/Simon Family

The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater (UJFT) provides critical funding to Jewish agencies, institutions, and programs locally and around the world through our Annual Campaign. With the support of donors and volunteers, the Federation builds and fosters a vibrant and engaging Jewish community. Through its beneficiary agencies, the Federation provides support for Jews in need wherever that need may be, Jewish education for children, teens, and adults, care for Jewish elderly and those with special needs, and support for Israel.

The Simon Family JCC is dedicated to inclusivity in the community by providing facilities and programs that are open to all. The standards for excellence through cultural, social, recreational, health and educational programs remain rooted in Jewish values. It stands as a common meeting ground promoting enrichment and unity for the Jewish and general community.

For more information

The Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus is a multi-generational Jewish neighborhood where all are welcome and which fosters new personal and community connections through rich and rewarding experiences. The Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus provides a common ground for Jewish institutions, local groups, organizations and individuals to work, learn and play together for the betterment of the whole community. For more information, visit www.JewishVA.org or call 757-965-6100.

Overview of the Role

The Director of Jewish Innovation will work together with all departments and employees to infuse

Judaism into what we do at the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus on a daily basis. He/she will bring a spirit of creativity to how we experience Judaism on campus and in our community by creating a culture of innovation and forward thinking through events, experiences and study. This individual will be a highly motivated, adaptable and passionate person, who can leverage ideas from any source, determine their viability in conjunction with the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC’s missions, and develop concepts that can be moved to implementation.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Jewish education for the UJFT/JCC through coordination of programming and educational offerings both on the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus and, in partnership with other Jewish education professionals, in the Jewish community.
  • Oversees Youth and Teen Experiences
  • Accountable for infusing Judaism into youth and teen experiences, including but not limited to, camps, family programming, and PJ library
  • Create and collaborate as appropriate, to provide exciting, innovative UJFT/JCC-wide programming around major Jewish holidays including Shabbat, Hanukkah, Purim, Shavuot, Sukkot and the High Holidays
  • Work with other departments as a quarterback, helping staff and lay leaders decide content and in determining partners for events both on and off campus
  • Offer programming around unique, Jewish life-cycle events, including programs that can meet people where they are Jewishly and take them to the next step in their Jewish journey
  • Take advantage of the unique economy, energy and ingenuity of the Tidewater region by aligning and learning from area leaders, gurus and innovators and by reaching into the business community to incubate new ideas and ventures into Jewish living
  • Create an environment where imagination becomes reality and Jews are excited about the possibility of having relevant, meaningful and fun Jewish experiences
  • Offer Jewish educational opportunities for board and staff
  • Collaborate with other UJFT/JCC professional staff to offer educational and cultural missions to Israel, and eventually, other Jewish trips around the world
  • Collaborate with other UJFT/JCC professional staff to on successful programs to engage unaffiliated Jews in our community.
  • Other related duties as required or directed

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Rabbinic ordination or advanced degree in Jewish Education a plus
  • Strong working knowledge of Jewish values and traditions
  • 5+ years’ experience developing innovative programing including implementation and growth
  • Demonstrated success as a Jewish educator for different demographics
  • Record of success in developing and securing funding sources to support program opportunities
  • Excellent communicator with ability to communicate effectively with staff, lay leaders and program participants
  • Positive and upbeat, strong conflict resolution and problem solving skills
  • Out of the box, creative thinker
  • Self-starter with comfort taking initiative
  • Good understanding of the goals and objectives for Jewish arts and cultural programs, outreach, and engagement
  • Demonstrated ability to work comfortably with all sections of the Jewish community
  • Ability to work some weekend and evening hours and holiday-appropriate responsibilities on
  • Jewish holidays
  • Ability to lead singing and/or provide musical accompaniment for Jewish programming a plus

 

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Title: Director, Community Relations Council
Reports to: Director of Community Programs
Status: Full Time, Exempt

About the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater (UJFT) provides critical funding to Jewish agencies, institutions, and programs locally and around the world through our Annual Campaign. With the support of donors and volunteers, the Federation builds and fosters a vibrant and engaging Jewish community. Through its beneficiary agencies, the Federation provides support for Jews in need wherever that need may be, Jewish education for children, teens, and adults, care for Jewish elderly and those with special needs, and support for Israel.  The Community Relations Council is a committee of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

About the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater:

The Community Relations Council (CRC) of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater educates the community on issues impacting the rights of Jews locally, in the United States, in Israel and around the world. The CRC transforms issues into action through the community, public officials and government, the media and other faith and ethnic communities.

Specifically, the CRC:

  • Spearheads with CRC and UJFT leadership, the development of the public policy agenda and vets and educates on issues and current events to foster understanding and cooperation within the Jewish community;
  • Harnesses the power and resources of the Jewish community in supporting issues of importance within the Jewish community;
  • Advocates on at all levels of government for public resources to support the activities of the Federation and partnership agencies, Israel’s safety and security, and other issues of priority concern.
  • Builds relationships and mutual understanding with ethnic, racial, faith-based, and civic - groups;
  • Promotes through education and action, strong protection and support for Israel and the Jewish people at home and throughout the world.

Primary Responsibilities:

The CRC Director is responsible for leading the CRC in implementing its mission and programmatic direction, under the direction of the CRC Chair and lay leadership, reporting to the Director of Community Programs, CEO and Board of Directors of the UJFT.

This includes:

  • Ensuring excellent government relations;
  • Promoting the interests of the community;
  • Educating and advocating for Jewish causes and issues including Israel, Anti-Semitism, and against BDS;
  • Building strong relationships and cooperation within Jewish communal groups
  • Cultivating relationships with other faith and ethnic communities, civic leaders, and other groups and engaging the community in support of issues of importance, and supporting others’ issues of importance; and
  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the CRC and supervisingstaff.

Legislative Affairs

  • Establishing and maintaining ties with government officials, elected and appointed, at the local, state and federal level;
  • Liaising and undertaking advocacy and public policy work with the Jewish Federation of North American’s (JFNA) Washington Office, and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) where aligned. Ensuring an effective voice for the Jewish community within these organizations;
  • Monitoring local, national, and international events for Jewish issues and Israel advocacy, and working with leadership and community members to set policy and mobilize community actions; and
  • Organizing voter education and legislative advocacy opportunities for the community.

Community Relations

  • Positioning the CRC as a convener for the Jewish community’s public affairs agenda;
  • Fostering collaborative relationships based on mutual understanding and respect with other communities and groups and building and engaging in coalitions on areas of common concern and priorities;
  • Working with CRC leadership to represent the interests of the Jewish community with religious, non-profit, civic, corporate, political, ethnic, and academic arenas, as well as the media; and
  • Engaging and working with local Jewish communal organizations and agencies and community members to advance the objectives of the organized Jewishcommunity.

Miscellaneous

  • Working closely with Federation and Communications/Marketing staff; ensure that the community is educated on CRC priority issues through Federation and CRC communication vehicles, social media, local Jewish news, monthly board reports to partner agencies, Federation Board of Directors, and identified others, as well as other marketing opportunities;
  • Working in coordination with Campus Security Director as appropriate;
  • Writing and seeking grants (sometimes in collaboration with Federation Development Director) and undertaking necessary reporting;
  • Oversight, reporting, and grant fund research and collaboration with Development Director of the Be A Reader (BeAR) Literacy Program; and
  • Undertaking various other Federation tasks as necessary; including various senior management functions.

Qualifications and Skill Sets:

Personal Skill Sets and Attributes

  • In-depth knowledge of current topics of interest to the Jewish community, especially Israel.
  • Passionate commitment to the Jewish community, the State of Israel, and the Jewish people.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Jewish life, practices, customs, history, perspectives and community infrastructure.
  • Consensus builder, with proven ability to interact with and form effective relationships with community leaders, donors, and volunteers.
  • Ability to set priorities and handle complex tasks; strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work irregular hours, including periodic evenings and weekends as necessary to attend relevant events and programs and/or address issues as they arise.
  • Demonstrates initiative, problem solving skills, creativity, analytical skills, and follow-through.
  • Higher education degree in relevant field is preferred.

Community Skills Sets and Attributes

  • Has been involved in Jewish communal life. 
  • Respected as an experienced community leader with demonstrated leadership abilities, both within and outside the Jewish community.
  • Strong team leader, who can motivate lay and professional leaders to achieve agency mission.
  • Relates well to lay leadership of the organization and the leadership of the larger Jewish community.
  • Relates well to the broad spectrum of the Jewish community and connects with and engages diverse groups in the community.
  • Capable of cultivating relationships beyond the Jewish community.
  • Capable of effectively representing the Tidewater Jewish community internally and externally.
  • Able to advocate in a congenial, effective and action-oriented manner.
  • Commands respect as a leading professional both within and outside the organizational system. 

Business Skill Sets and Attributes

  • Creative and strategic thinker, with demonstrated success in developing and implementing short and long term strategic goals, objectives and measurement tools.
  • Experienced in community relations, government relations and public policy.
  • Ability to create and manage organizational/project/program budgets and timelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and manage a professional staff, and to motivate staff to achieve high performance.
  • Superior capability in oral and written communications, good listening skills, and strong presentation/public speaking capabilities. 
  • Works effectively with the media (including a solid understanding of social media).

Capable of managing competing priorities and pressures.

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Posting Date: 7/2/2019

Beth Israel Congregation of Chester County, PA

Immediate teacher opening for combined K-2 Sunday School class at Beth Israel Congregation of Chester County, located in Chester Springs, PA. Focus on teaching Jewish holidays, ritual practice, Hebrew letter introduction, Bible stories, music, and arts & crafts.

For more information, contact Joan Sharp, Religious School Director 610-458-8550

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