Director of Jewish Life and Partnerships

The Rashi School | Dedham, MA, United States

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Posted Date 12/19/2022

About The Rashi School

The Rashi School is the Jewish independent school of Greater Boston. In our warm and inclusive community, children are appreciated for who they are as they learn and develop. The school's unique integration of rigorous secular academics and Jewish learning, commitment to differentiated instruction, and mission rooted in social justice nurtures students’ curiosity to learn, to ask and answer tough questions, and to take multiple perspectives. With kindness as their core, Rashi students become Jewish leaders who work to make the world a better place.

Our school grows out of the Reform movement and is strictly egalitarian. Our community is pluralistic representing many streams of Judaism. We bring our families together in our joyful Jewish environment for ritual and learning that celebrates the diversity of  the Jewish people .

We strive to instill strong and proud Jewish identities in our students. We see this role as a key part of maintaining the school’s forward motion in this endeavor. The Director of Jewish Life & Partnerships will round out our committed leadership team by enhancing our ability to bring our work with students to Rashi families and the broader greater Boston community.

The Role

The ideal candidate for this newly-created position will have a passion for Jewish life, Jewish education, and a deep commitment to forging relationships and building community.

The Director of Jewish Life & Partnerships will be responsible for spreading Rashi’s ruach (spirit) daily among students and colleagues in the school while also radiating this ruach into the kehillah (community): parents and families, prospective families, and the broader community.

The Director of Jewish Life & Partnerships will report to  the Head of School and work with the Dean of Jewish Learning and Rashi faculty to complement these advancements by continuing to develop Rashi's experiential Jewish programming, including spiritual practice, holiday celebration and learning, family education, community-building and service experiences, as well as the community connections vital to a Rashi education. The director will both expand Jewish learning opportunities and collaborate on new initiatives. They will coordinate and message these programs to build consistent, connected, joyfully Jewish experiences that engage students, colleagues, and families.

Essential qualities for success in this position include:

  • Competency and comfort with public speaking, forging new relationships, and pastoral competency across streams of Judaism
  • Deep love of Judaism and passion for Jewish education
  • Deep love of Israel, experiential and immersive Jewish programming, and willingness to travel with students and/or families
  • Ability to make strong and meaningful connections with children, faculty, and families alike and passion for building community
  • Commitment to engaging with a wide variety of religious perspectives
  • Entrepreneurial, outgoing spirit with a deep commitment to collaborative work and growth
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Successful Candidates may have:

  • Rabbinic or cantorial ordination or a relevant Masters degree (eg. Jewish education)
  • Camp experience
  • Independent school experience
  • Guitar and/or song-leading skills
  • Social Justice & community organizing experience

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to sit, stand, reach, and type.
  • Able to listen/hear and communicate orally.
  • Able to use telephone and computers.

How to apply

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and professional references to [email protected].

Rashi is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Guided by our core values of justice, respect, learning, community, and spirit, and with social justice as a foundational cornerstone of our school, we are committed to building an inclusive community that honors and respects each individual, their varied identities, and their spirit. We seek to listen, learn, and grow together to ensure that we are a place in which all community members can thrive. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds, including age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, mental disorder, familial status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

Position start July 1, 2023

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