Associate Teacher

Congregation Emanu-El | New York, NY, United States

Posted Date 11/16/2022

Job Title:         Associate Teacher

Department:   Emanu-El Downtown

FLSA Status:   Salary Exempt

Schedule:        Monday & Wednesday

Reports to:      Director Emanu-El Downtown

Day Rate:        $120

Hours: 8:30 am to 1:00 pm



Congregation Emanu-El offers a warm and majestic environment to congregants while also acting as a bold leader in the greater New York Jewish community. The synagogue features a top-rated nursery school, an award-winning religious school, the Stettenheim Library, the Herbert & Eileen Bernard Judaica Museum, and the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center with Judaic, cultural, and socio-political adult educational programming. Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York is the oldest Reform synagogue in New York City, grounded in a rich history of Jewish communal leadership in the city and beyond. Our congregation is dynamic and forward-looking, and as our current membership of 2,200 families grows, we remain committed to ensuring that new and current members alike, of varied ages, backgrounds, and interests, continue to have the highest quality experience in all aspects of synagogue life.

In Fall 2022 the Temple launched Emanu-El Downtown, a satellite location for Young Families within the campus of The General Theological Seminary (GTS) in Chelsea. Emanu-El Downtown is a vibrant, welcoming community geared towards babies, kids, and their grown-ups. Exploration, playing, and learning are at the center of everything we do and is infused into all aspects of Emanu-El Downtown.

Associate Teacher Position

  • Seeking a candidate who loves working with young children. Candidates must be empathetic, kind, energetic, and engaging
  • Candidates should demonstrate organization, patience, even temperament, flexibility, initiative, spontaneity, and enthusiasm. Candidates will participate in all aspects of the classroom
  • Collaborate with Emanu-El colleagues, both uptown and downtown
  • Familiarity with or interest in learning about the Jewish community and culture

 Core Job Functions:

  • Teaching within the classroom to support the cognitive, social, and emotional growth of the students. Adapt teaching methods and materials to meet the interests and learning styles of children
  • Collaborating with fellow teachers and the Emanu-El Downtown director to implement lesson plans
  • Understanding and supporting the program’s play-based educational philosophy
  • Developing warm and caring relations with students, colleagues, and parents
  • Maintaining the classroom and creating a positive environment for learning
  • Ensuring the physical safety of the students including sanitizing classroom toys and supplies regularly
  • Contributing ideas to the curriculum
  • Keeping medical forms and professional development certifications up to date

Physical Job Requirements:

  • Bending
  • Standing
  • Stretching
  • Lifting (minimum 40 lbs.)

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree

Congregation Emanu-El requires all employees to be vaccinated and those who are eligible to be boosted.  The temple will continue to work with its medical advisor to maintain health and safety policies in accordance with CDC and NYS/NYC Department of Health best practices.

Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. The Congregation does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

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