Director of Jewish Learning

Congregations Beth El & B'nai Torah | Fairfield, CT, United States

Posted Date 4/07/2022
Description

DIRECTOR OF JEWISH LEARNING

Congregations Beth El, Fairfield, and B’nai Torah,Trumbull both located in Fairfield County, recently formed a covenant to consolidate their religious schools to design a new platform for religious education learning.  With a rich array of established synagogue history, we embarked on a journey to provide our children with the best-in-class educational experience that will last a lifetime.

Located in Fairfield, Connecticut with close proximity to NYC and Hartford, CT, both synagogues offer the best of all worlds for a Jewish professional: environments small enough for all congregants to benefit from spiritual warmth and close friendships, yet large enough to sustain a myriad of diverse activities. We are conveniently located near the Merritt Parkway, I95, and Metro North Rail Stations with minutes away from local beaches and cultural attractions. 

As the founding Director of Jewish Learning you will have the opportunity to create a new learning community.  The new religious school will have approximately 100 students, grades K-8 including post B’nai Mitzvah programs. As part of the senior professional staff, The Director of Jewish Learning will report to and work collaboratively with our Rabbis and the Education Committee to create, support, and sustain an engaging curriculum as well as dynamic programs for our community. We are excited to offer this opportunity to the right candidate with the vision and initiative to make a difference. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Support and maintain a welcoming, inclusive environment that includes building strong relationships with students, parents, educators, clergy, and synagogue leadership
  • Lead the development and implementation of a new innovative and creative school curriculum reflective of the Conservative movement 
  • Create dynamic intergenerational events to celebrate holidays and class learning milestones
  • Evaluate curricular and school learning outcomes based on multiple sources of feedback: students, parents, professional staff, and teachers
  • Support special needs learners and implement appropriate methodologies for accommodations
  • Recruit and support the growth of the faculty by careful observation, dedicated and timely assessments 
  • Develop and implement programs to promote ongoing professional development of faculty, internally and externally
  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders using multiple means including but not limited to written, spoken and social media platforms
  • Liaise with Clergy and the Education Committee to ensure students receive the most support necessary related to Bar/Mitzvah expectations
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the new religious school 
  • Supervise an administrative assistant.  

Qualifications:

  • Ability to create a positive culture and learning environment, emphasizing Jewish values and community
  • Demonstrate leadership, team building and a collaborative style
  • Passionate about the opportunities and value created by supplementary religious school education
  • Serve as a role model for Jewish values and for living a Jewish life
  • Be knowledgeable in best practices in modern Jewish education to include a wide range of learners and ages
  • Advanced degree in Jewish education required 
  • Ability to collaborate with a flexible mindset. 
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

The full-time position will be located in Fairfield, Conn; in-person/remote, flexible position.  Salary range is $75,000-$85,000, includes medical benefits and professional development, commensurate with experience. Please forward a cover letter and resume to: [email protected].

Salary75000.00 - 85000.00 Annual
Duration
Full Time
Categories
Adult Education | Director | Education - Other | General Studies Director | Head of School | Other | Principal | Religious School Administrator | Teacher (Classroom)
Part Time Categories
Bnai Mitzvah | Hebrew School/Sunday School | Other
Organization Type
Synagogue
Benefits
Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation
Job Location
US

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