Education Director

Congregation Or Ami | Houston, TX, United States

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Posted Date 6/18/2024
Description

Job Description: Religious School Director
Position Description

A professional Religious School Director is vital to the education of our community through organizing, training, and leading by example.  The Religious School Director provides vision, leadership, and direction for Or Ami’s educational programs.  The Religious School Director reports to the Rabbi. The Religious School Director works closely with the Rabbi, the Board of Trustees, and Religious Education Committee (“REC”).

 

This is a part-time role, anticipated to take generally 10 hours a week, with additional time needed during school events and Jewish Holidays.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Jewish Studies, Jewish Education, or Education with significant experience working in Jewish context.
  • Working experience as a religious educator, preferably in a leadership role
  • Proficiency with common office software and tools
  • Organization, Reliability and Energy
  • Teamwork and Leadership skills
  • Communication skills

Summary of Duties

  • Leadership, Supervision and Management of a team of 4-6 religious school teachers. This includes hiring, training, and annual reviews.
  • Implementing a standard curriculum in consultation with the Rabbi
  • Creating a positive and inclusive school environment that draws in children and families.
  • Guiding and supporting teaching staff in the preparation of educational materials
  • Planning special school programs and events in coordination with REC volunteers (Purim Carnival, Sababa Shabbat, and other)
  • Participating actively in Congregation Or Ami’s services and events
  • Establishing and communicating a religious school calendar
  • Communicating regularly as described in Parent Communications section

Parent Communications

  • Write a regular column in the synagogue's bi-monthly newsletter
  • Organize the creation and publication of a school directory and handbook
  • Develop and disseminate “School News” weekly email to Religious School parents.
  • Create opportunities for parents to engage with their children in religious school as parallel learners.
  • Deal with parental concerns in a timely, open, and efficient manner.

Community Relations

  • Meet with all new members who have school-aged children.
  • Represent Or Ami at workshops, seminars, and lectures in the community.

Administrative Functions

  • Schedule and run regular teacher’s meetings
  • Maintain updated student files (attendance records, report cards, discipline)
  • Attend REC meetings


About Congregation or Ami

Congregation Or Ami is committed to traditional Jewish values as espoused by Conservative Judaism with an emphasis on egalitarian participation by members of all ages and is located in West Houston.

 

The goal of Or Ami’s program of religious education is to provide a setting in which children and youth may explore the many facets of Judaism so that they will celebrate Jewish life in the present and the future. The synagogue seeks to offer our children and youth learning opportunities that will enrich their lives at home and at school.

 

We strive to accomplish these goals by recognizing that every child and youth stands at a unique point on the spectrum of learning and observance. Through personal attention to each student’s background and learning style, we endeavor to instill knowledge of Jewish beliefs and traditions, familiarity with Jewish ritual and liturgical skills, competence in Hebrew reading and basic language, and the practice of mitzvot (commandments) pertaining to tzedakah (righteous charity), gemilut hasadim (acts of compassion) and tikkun olam (social justice).

 

Salary18,000.00 - 25,000.00 Annual
Duration
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Categories
Religious School Administrator
Part Time Categories
Hebrew School/Sunday School
Organization Type
Synagogue
Benefits
Sick Days
Job Location
US
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