Director of Hebrew and Judaic Studies

Tucson Hebrew Academy | Tucson, AZ, United States

Posted Date 1/04/2022
Description

Director of Hebrew and Judaic Studies
Tucson Hebrew Academy is a premiere Jewish independent school for children in grades kindergarten
through eighth grade, founded in 1973. The School prepares students to become outstanding members
of society through rigorous secular and Judaic education, a nurturing community, and a foundation in
Judaism that welcomes all Jewish traditions.


THA is looking for an outstanding and talented individual to serve as its Director of Hebrew and Judaic
Studies to oversee the Jewish education and experience for the students. The Director serves as the
spiritual and educational leader of the school community, is a member of the Administrative Team,
oversees the Jewish Studies and Hebrew faculty, directs Jewish Life on campus, and inspires students,
parents and faculty with a love of Judaism. In addition, the Director of Hebrew and Judaic Studies is a
thought partner for the Head and face of the school for Jewish mission, vision and program.


Specific areas of responsibility include the following:
• Promote a positive Jewish learning experience that engages and inspires the school community
• Deep knowledge of Jewish content and the ability to make it relevant to students and to our
diverse community
• Academic oversight of all Jewish Studies and Hebrew education, ensuring strong curriculum,
teaching practices and outcomes
• Oversee Jewish Studies and Hebrew faculty
• Lead/Conduct and/or assist with Tefillah, Parashat Studies, and Kabbalat Shabbat
• Coordinate Tikkun Olam opportunities for the students and families
• Collaborate with and lead faculty and staff in school-wide Jewish holiday celebrations, as well as
effective ways to integrate Jewish learning into secular studies as appropriate.
• Manage parent communication in a timely, positive, and effective manner
• Outreach to Greater Tucson Jewish community organizations and leaders, establishing
collaborations in ways that will enhance the school.
• Regularly attend school events and serve as an ambassador for the school
• Serve as a resource and guide for Jewish knowledge for the school community
• Promote professional development and learning opportunities for faculty
• Work with the Judaic and Hebrew Studies teachers to review, update, refine, and continually
develop, and document a multi-dimensional curriculum
• Coordinate and manage all school holiday services and programs
• Assist the Head of School in creating family education opportunities
• Teach Jewish Studies and/or Hebrew classes as assigned and/or needed


Necessary Qualities
• Deep love and care for K-8 children; energized by being around them
• Engender and promote joy, inspiration, and love of learning
• Has a contagious energy, enthusiasm, and spirit for all that they do with and for the school
community
• Passionate about Jewish values
• Familiarity and comfortability working in a pluralistic Jewish environment
• Has a track record of building positive, productive relationships with and among all constituents
of the school
• Well versed in K-8 Judaic curriculum and proficient in Hebrew
• Adept at both the knowledge and implementation of the 21st century learning environment and
project-based learning
• Collaborative in nature, stellar at building teams as well as being a productive team member,
and a strong communicator
• Creative and inventive, both spiritually and ritually
• Flexible, spontaneous when necessary, and a deep-rooted belief in volunteerism
• Up-to-date knowledge with how to integrate technology as a learning tool; proficient user of
technology for communication, collaboration, instruction, and professional learning.


Education and Experience
• B.A. or B.S. degree; Master’s degree preferred if an educator
• Rabbinic degree or prior experience as a Jewish educator
• 5+ years of experience in an academic environment (preferably K-8 Jewish Day School), ideally
teaching Judaics to multiple grade levels and/or leading others who teach Judaics


Applicants should submit the following to Mitch Flatow, Interim Director of Hebrew and Judaic Studies
at [email protected]
• A cover letter explaining your interests and qualifications
• A current resume
• A brief personal statement of religious and educational philosophy
• The names, email address and telephone numbers of three references
• One letter of recommendation


Tucson Hebrew Academy, is an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in its hiring of
employees on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship,
marital or veteran status, age or disability. We actively seek diversity among faculty and administration
as well as among students.

Duration
Full Time
Categories
Director | Religious School Administrator
Organization Type
Education & Schools
Job Location
US

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