Career Opportunities with the Society for Humanistic Judaism
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Employment Opportunities in the Humanistic Jewish Movement
KAHAL B’RAIRA EDUCATION DIRECTOR
Kahal B’raira (KB) in Cambridge, MA, is seeking an Education Director to lead our Sunday School and Youth Group. This is a unique opportunity to craft and execute a vision for an inclusive and engaging Jewish educational experience. KB is a Jewish Humanist Congregation of about 85 households with 50 children enrolled in Sunday school. The Sunday school educates children in preschool through 9th Grade. School meets 1-2 times per month on Sunday mornings between September and June concurrently with the adult members’ service. Teens are actively engaged as aides in the school, participate in a Youth Group and may become bar/bat mitzvah. We provide a place for children to learn Jewish history, traditions, literature, ethics, and music while celebrating secular Jewish culture. We welcome students from diverse backgrounds. We emphasize collaboration and critical thinking.
Responsibilities include: hiring and supervising teachers and aides, developing and updating the school’s curriculum, leading combined parent-school-congregation activities, and communicating with parents, the Executive Committee, and the larger congregation about the functioning of the school.The director is expected to attend and supervise all school activities on 15 Sunday mornings per year (from 8 AM to 12:30 PM). Beyond Sunday mornings, the education director’s hours are flexible for planning, supervisory, and development activities and should expect to average 15 hours per week throughout the year.
KB is a dynamic community and the Education Director has the opportunity to expand the scope and compensation of this role by taking on additional responsibilities like: Supporting activities in the congregation involving youth such as family Shabbat and holiday celebrations, overseeing the b’nai mitzvah program, handling the administrative aspects of the school, promoting the school to current and future members, offering parent and adult education programs.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree, teaching experience, familiarity with Jewish culture.
Compensation: $16,500 with additional compensation commensurate with any expanded roles, as described above.
Please submit a Cover Letter and Resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The committee will begin to review applications on January 15th.
JEWISH SUNDAY SCHOOL DIRECTOR – PHILADELPHIA AREA
Jewish Children’s Folkshul is looking for a new part-time Director to lead its school for the next (2019-2020) school year onward. The application process has begun. Job details can be found at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/15iGMrlDo8ezDl4Ywk0NzjYOdE3Gi3peK/view?usp=sharing
School Director – Jewish Children’s Folkshul
Providing a secular, humanist Jewish educational experience for children and youth in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area.
Philadelphia-based Folkshul has offered a secular, humanist Jewish experience to children and youth from pre-school through 12th-grade for over 75 years. With approximately seventy-five families and one hundred students each year, we provide a hub of learning and cultural activity to a vibrant and engaged membership. Folkshul is a parent-run cooperative with an active and engaged volunteer board and small professional staff, for which we seek an energetic and personable School Director.
This is a part-time position with an average of 20 hours per week during the school year, including Sunday morning shul and activities (September – May), and 10-hours per week during the summer months (June – August).
The School Director will oversee a staff of ten, including an Assistant Director, Teachers, and B’nai Mitzvah Coordinator. S/he will evaluate the curricula and instructional methods, oversee school administration activities, and be an engaged, collaborative, and visible community leader.
The School Director will work closely with the executive leadership, Adult Community Coordinator and the Board of Directors to ensure the smooth operation of Shul.
In addition to a strong belief in the value of Secular Jewish education, we seek an experienced leader and educator with the following credentials:
● BS/BA required, prefer advanced degree in education, education administration, Jewish education, or related field
● 5 to 10 years of experience in an instructional leadership role
● 3 to 5 years as a K-8 classroom teacher, strongly preferred
● Interested in, or experienced in the Secular Humanistic Jewish environment
● Jewish Education background (not necessarily secular)
● Able to command respect, confidence, and commitment within and outside Folkshul community
● Energy, passion, and experience implementing best practices in secular Jewish education
● Comfortable using computers and all standard office software, including database, social media, and other communication tools
● Exceptional relationship, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
If you possess the above qualifications and a deep love of children, family, and community, and if you appreciate the rich Folkshul heritage, we invite you to e-mail your letter of interest, including a brief statement of your educational philosophy and your interest in this position, and resume to: email@example.com. Please use the following subject line for your submission: Director Search | [YOUR LAST NAME]. Applications should be received no later than November 15, 2018. No phone calls, please.
More information about Folkshul is available on our website: www.folkshul.org.
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