Career Opportunities with the Society for Humanistic Judaism
Employment Opportunities in the Humanistic Jewish Movement
Creative Teachers For Secular Jewish Sunday School
Two Sunday mornings a month, September 2017-June 2018
Shalom Sunday, the Sunday School of Secular Jewish Circle of Puget Sound, seeks a creative person to teach at our Shalom Sunday school for the 2017-2018 school year. Our curriculum includes Jewish history, culture and values from a secular non-theistic perspective, with emphasis on building pride in being Secular Humanistic Jews. Classes meet for 18 classroom sessions and two community service events two Sundays mornings a month from September– June.
We offer small class sizes, a growing resource library, teacher support and competitive salaries. Teaching experience desirable, but not necessary. Interest, enthusiasm, and philosophical agreement are most important.
Our community celebrates diversity, interfaith families, and welcomes everyone.
- Maintain positive relationships with each student and their families, assess student learning, build a supportive classroom community and collaborate with other faculty members.
- Central to this role is the capacity to serve as a role model for students in intellectually, passion, and curiosity.
- Must have background in Judaism, and knowledge of the culture and history.
- Educator needs to have love for children, enjoy teaching and good rapport with students.
Background and experience in education is a plus.
For application send your resume and cover letter with the title “Teaching position” to: email@example.com
Sunday School Teachers (elementary and middle school grades)
Kahal Chaverim, an affiliate chapter of the Society for Humanistic Judaism seeks teachers for its Sunday School, beginning late August 2017. Kahal Chaverim is a community dedicated to secular humanistic Judaism with students from age six to Bar/Bat Mitzvah age. We seek dynamic, energetic, collaborative, and creative teachers to instruct students on a secular approach to Jewish history, values and holiday observance. Instructional and/or camp counseling experience with children of this age group required. Position is part-time (Sundays only) with some preparatory work required. Our school meets Sunday mornings, 9:30am – 11:30am September through May (22-24 school days), primarily in Randolph, NJ. See our website at www.kahalchaverim.org.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree Preferred and 0-2 years of experience.
Please send your resume and cover letter with the title “Teaching position” to Karen Rutberg, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employment Opportunities in Secular Movement Organizations
Jewish Currents, a 72-year-old progressive Jewish magazine and small media company (“Activist Politics & Art”), is seeking an associate editor, very full-time after part-time trial period. Job requires strong writing and design skills and social media competence; progressive political passion and creative instincts; Jewish cultural and historical knowledge; basic business know-how to partner in running a small non-profit; ability to network with people. We have new funding and big ambitions. Work involves autonomy (work at home) and self-motivation; many creative opportunities; chances to learn alongside a skilled editor/entrepreneur and grow into the top position; outlet for self-expression; a devoted, multi-generational readership; participation in building a progressive movement; and many institutional resources with which to work (high-functioning website, handsome magazine, searchable historical archive, etc.). Our intention is to find a person who can bring Jewish Currents, and the progressive Jewish sensibility it represents, into the future. Pay and benefits commensurate with skills and needs. Let’s talk. For information and to apply, email the editor.
The Secular Student Alliance lists positions available throughout the secular movement. Click here to find listings for jobs and internships.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State seeks an individual to work as a member of its legislative team and to support and coordinate the work of the entire legislative department in its Washington, D.C. office. The Legislative Assistant will be responsible for tracking legislation, conducting research on specific legislative and policy issues, maintaining and updating the legislative portion of Americans United’s website, developing action alerts, coordinating and participating in coalition activities, contributing to the editing process of organizational materials, managing lobby registrations and reports, maintaining the Department’s files, and otherwise providing administrative support to the Department.
Requirements: Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and strong organizational, analytical, writing, research, and speaking skills. Legal, legislative, or other policy experience and experience working with coalitions are preferred. Applicants must be able to work cooperatively as a member of a team, and in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines. Applicants should also have a demonstrated commitment to church-state separation or other civil rights and civil liberties issues.
Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.
Applicants should forward cover letter, resume, and writing sample demonstrating policy analysis to: email@example.com.
Americans United is committed to providing a work environment that is free from unlawful discrimination and harassment in any form. AU does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, or any other factor prohibited by law.