Director of Youth Education

Congregation Sinai | Fox Point, WI, United States

Posted Date 11/12/2021
Description

Congregation Sinai is a reform congregation founded in 1955 by families seeking the warmth and closeness of a smaller congregation. As the smallest of Milwaukee's reform congregations, our members feel part of an extended family and remain committed to the intimacy of the community. Our dedication to Jewish values (see the appendix at end) is apparent in all that we do.

Our Youth Education Program begins with K4 and goes through 12th grade - 8th through 12th grade. K4-7 meet on Sunday mornings and 3-6 also meet on indivdually with their teachers online (ZOOM), which we started during the COVID lockdowns and found that students were making accelerated progress.

The successful candidate will contribute his/her ability, talent, knowledge and and skills to implement an already strong curriculum and continue to innovate for a top quality educational experience. The Director of education will work with our experienced and gifted Youth Education Program administrator, who is responsible for administrative aspects of the program.

The Youth educator works under the supervision and in partnership with the rabbi and the youth education committee.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to, the following areas:

1.) Implementation of our existing curriculum
2.) Working with the rabbi, faculty, teachers and families to create a sense of community and group identity in the classroom, the school and at home.
3.) Work with parents and the youth education chairs to plan and coordinate special programs, e.g. field trips, special guests and speakers, festival programs and tzedakah projects.
4.) Seek out special resources for children with special needs.
5.) Evaluate teachers and madrichim (teaching assistants) and in conjunction with the rabbi, prepare letters of agreement for the coming year.
6.) Implement an effective, comprehensive orientation program and ongoing training for the faculty. Regularly scheduled staff meetings, teacher training workshops, classroom visits and the individualized review, coordination and evaluation of lesson plans.

Requirements:
1.) Have a love of Jewish learning and some facility in reading Hebrew, and be able to transmit a love for studying Torah to children of all ages and levels of knowledge.
2.) Be an effective teacher, who teaches in concise, meaningful and passionate ways.
3.) Have an engaging and dynamic personality.
4.) Exhibit leadership skills
5.) Be friendly, personable, approachable, and able to relate well to others.
6.) Be non-judgmental and accepting, demonstrating a deep commitment to providing a welcoming and spiritual environment for our students.
7.) Have the ability to oversee and supervise the teaching staff.
8.) Have excellent organizational and communication skills.
9.) Facility with basic computer programs, e.g. Microsoft Office, is highly desirable.

Duration
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Part Time Categories
Hebrew School/Sunday School
Organization Type
Education & Schools
Benefits
paid vacation | sick leave
Job Location
US

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