Director, Hebrew High

Temple Beth El | Charlotte, NC, United States

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Posted Date 6/25/2024

Position Overview:

Are you passionate about Jewish education and dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of Jewish teens? We are seeking a dynamic and highly organized Hebrew High Director to lead Charlotte’s Hebrew High program (a joint venture of Temple Beth El and Temple Israel). Serving Jewish high school students in grades 8-12, this role offers an exciting opportunity to shape the future of our community's youth.

About the Role:

The Hebrew High Director is the enthusiastic leader of our Hebrew High program, responsible for managing all aspects of the program, enhancing student engagement, driving program growth, and fostering a positive impact on teens' lives. This role involves creating a compelling program that resonates with both teens and their parents, and building a dedicated team that connects well with students.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Program Management and Growth: Oversee registration, develop and maintain the annual calendar, and implement city-wide marketing strategies to recruit both affiliated and non-affiliated teens.
  • Curriculum Development: Design and implement a varied, relevant, and student-focused curriculum in collaboration with supervisors.
  • Teacher Management: Hire, supervise, and support Hebrew High teachers, fostering a growth-oriented environment.
  • Event Planning: Organize all-school programs, including events and holiday celebrations.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Act as the key point of contact for parents, teens, funders, and community leaders.
  • Logistics Coordination: Manage room reservations, custodial services, security, and supplies to ensure smooth operations.
  • Financial Management: Handle financial records, manage the program budget, and lead grant applications and funding requests.
  • Community Representation: Represent the program in inter-organizational activities within the Jewish community.
  • Hebrew for Credit: Coordinate course offerings and liaise with school districts to meet credit requirements.
  • Digital Communication and Presence: Maintain the Hebrew High website and social media, and create regular correspondence for families and staff.
  • Office Management: Ensure the Hebrew High office is well-organized and responsive to inquiries.
  • Reporting: Track and report on key performance indicators (KPIs) related to program goals.


  • Associates degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience in Jewish education, program administration, or a related field.
  • 3-5 years of experience working with teens in an educational or communal setting.


  • Highly-organized, responsive, and energetic.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to connect with both adults and teens.
  • Knowledge of Jewish beliefs, customs, and traditions.
  • Creative program planning skills.
  • Ability to manage a program budget.
  • Proficient in Microsoft 365, social media platforms, and basic website management.
  • Ability to learn new systems and handle basic audio-visual equipment.
  • Ability to handle sensitive situations with discretion and empathy.
  • Comfortable working under pressure and balancing multiple priorities.

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to lift or move items up to 25 lbs.
  • Occasional overnight travel for teen programs.
  • Flexible hours, including work outside traditional office hours.
  • On-site and in-person attendance required at all programs and meetings.

Temple Beth El is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability status, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are passionate about this role. We look forward to welcoming a new member to our team who is dedicated to enriching the lives of Jewish teens and strengthening our community.

Salary27,000.00 - 37,000.00 Annual
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
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Part Time Categories
Hebrew School/Sunday School
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