Jewish Enrichment Educator & Communications Manager

Makom Community | Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Posted Date 4/15/2024

Makom Community
2401 Washington Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Educator & Communications Manager (Full-Time)

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Prepare and teach daily in Makom Community’s Lab School 
  2. Coordinate with Director of Strategy on implementing communications calendar
  3. Utilize communication tools to engage the audiences of Makom Community

How will you do that?


  • Participate in regular text study and goal setting with Makom’s incredible team of educators.
  • Prepare to teach with the support of an assistant teacher. 
  • Prepare lesson plans for class that are clear what elements you and your assistant teacher will facilitate. 
  • Teach daily in Jewish Enrichment, which runs Monday through Friday from 3-6pm.
  • Grow Makom Community’s culture of intentionality, empathy, and listening deeply to children and their adults.
  • Set goals for your own learning and growth and check in with them regularly in supervision. 
  • Be in a rotation of staff for School’s Out Camp and Extended Enrichment Days.  
  • Have regular supervision with the Director of Teaching and Learning. 

Communications Manager

  • Collaborate with the Director of Strategy and Content Manager on communication strategy & timeline.
  • Co-create the communication calendar and follow the communications calendar to execute the following communications to promote enrollment, events, and sharing success of Makom Community
    • Design and send email campaign communications, including weekly family emails, emails to our entire list serve to promote events and donations, and seminars for our Makom Making initiatives  
    • Review data within Mailchimp and maintain email lists with data provided to you
  • Create and schedule daily Facebook posts.
  • Learn how to update our wordpress website and do website updates when directed.
  • Post blogs on our website and promote blogs in emails. 
  • Coordinate communications across programs to maintain brand consistency.
  • Create new communication materials as needed (using Canva, Mailchimp, and Creative Cloud).
  • Use Asana for project management.
  • Have regular supervision on communications work with our Director of Strategy. 
  • Have monthly communication team meetings with the Director of Strategy and the Educator and Researcher.



Our Community 

Makom Community transforms Jewish Education by creating and modeling Jewish Placemaking in collaboration with educators, children, and their families. Our pedagogy for Jewish Education celebrates curiosity and questioning of Jewish wisdom as well as deep interpersonal and communal connections. Our roots in Jewish tradition are a springboard for children to be kind, confident, and resilient leaders today and in the future. We listen deeply to children’s voices as they build a community where they love to be. Through our experiences together, Makom Community is committed to creating a more just world as an outgrowth of our Jewish learning. We are nurturing a Jewish community that is open to anyone who wants to engage with Jewish life alongside their family. 

Quick Facts about Makom Community 

  • Daily, high-quality Jewish education as afterschool enrichment 
  • Children ages 5-10 in Philadelphia (K through 12th grade) 
  • Project-based and child-led learning 
  • School’s Out Camps during school vacations, snow days, and early dismissals 
  • Growing model of family and adult learning and holiday services

Supporters & Collaborators

  • Report to Director of Teacher and Learning & Director of Strategy 
  • Collaborate with Educator & Content Manager 

Salary Range & Benefits



  • 3 weeks paid time off and 1 week sick time
    • 10 days available during the school year, with at least 2 weeks advance notice
    • 5 days paid when our office is closed at the end of June 
  • Office closed for Jewish holidays
  • Funding for professional development
  • Supportive team environment
  • Room to grow in this role and and on our team

To Apply: Email your resume and cover letter to Executive Director Beverly Socher-Lerner (they/them) at [email protected].

Makom Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome employees and prospective employees without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Salary47,400.00 - 51,500.00 Annual
Full Time
Curricula | Education - Other | Hebrew | Jewish Studies Teacher | Lower School Teacher | Marketing/Communications | Teacher (Classroom)
Part Time Categories
Part Time Teaching
Organization Type
Education & Schools | Youth
Retirement Plans | Paid Vacation | Sick Days
Job Location
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