Are you an innovative, creative Jewish educator? Are you inspired to share your passion for Judaism? Are you looking to make a difference as a part of a dynamic and enthusiastic leadership team of a growing, traditional and inclusive Conservative congregation?
Then we want you! Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid (CBINT) seeks a Director of Congregational Learning and Programming (DCLP) who, working closely with our outstanding clergy, Rabbi Joel Alter and Hazzan Jeremy Stein, will direct our religious school and develop and help execute programs to cultivate meaningful and joyful participation throughout our multi-generational community. The DCLP will be a critical staff person positioned at the heart of the shul.
The DCLP will use the synagogue’s mission and vision statements to develop creative, inspirational, and engaging programs for adults of all ages and for families. The DCLP will demonstrate a passion for both formal and informal Jewish education and bring a creative energy in working closely with the clergy and professional staff, Board of Directors, school committee, Men’s Club and Sisterhood, and other lay leaders. This professional will support the design and execution of this growing, multi-generational community's offerings, bringing a joyful spiritual-educational vision and cultivating a sense of community.
The DCLP will oversee all aspects of our small religious school, manage our early childhood and youth services, and enhance congregational life beyond the worship services. We currently run a twice-weekly supplementary school educating 26 students from Pre-K to 12th grade. We are open to innovative ideas and would consider a new educational model. The director will develop curriculum, programming, and an annual budget, oversee the inclusion of our special needs students, and supervise the enthusiastic and committed teaching staff, teen ozrim, and part-time office assistant.
Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid is a thriving egalitarian Conservative kehillah of nearly 400 families. We are a multi-faceted participatory community committed to core Jewish values. We have twice daily minyan, a large Shabbat attendance, and lay Ba’alei Kriah (annual cycle). Our members are prominent in Jewish community leadership and have a demonstrated commitment to Israel. We are dedicated to Gemilut Chasadim and Tikkun Olam.
Join us in the city Vogue magazine calls “Midwest’s Coolest (and Most Underrated) City.” Vogue highlights Milwaukee’s old world charm, geographical beauty, and longtime liberal leanings. “The cost of living versus the caliber of cultural activities is off the scales.” Milwaukee’s top-notch sports teams, incredible performing arts, along with the JCC, Jewish Day School, kosher restaurant & bakery, Jewish Museum, Jewish Film Festival, and much more make Milwaukee a wonderful place for Jewish life.
The ideal candidate is an energetic, creative educator with a passion for all things Jewish. The candidate has experience in planning and implementing curriculum and programs of all kinds, for all ages. The candidate has excellent communication, organizational, and leadership skills.
We are proud of:
- Inclusive program for students with special needs
- Active USY, Kadima, and Ruach youth groups
- Meaningful programming that students enjoy
- Growing community of young families who regularly attend Shabbat services
- Our warm and welcoming community
- Our ability to keep our community safe and shift to fully virtual programming
You can contribute by:
- Developing and implementing innovative and engaging programming in a community that enjoys being together and is eager for meaningful participation
- Rebuilding and growing Shabbat programming, including family and youth services
- Reenvisioning supplemental religious education and synagogue-wide programming
- Bringing the principles and values of Conservative Judaism alive
- Bachelor’s Degree and 3+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas: education administration, teaching, or program coordination or a Master’s Degree and 1+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas: education administration, teaching, or program coordination
- Experience working with a Jewish organization (school, synagogue, federation, or community center)
- Curriculum development experience
- Program Coordination experience
- Degree in Jewish Education/Jewish Studies
- Knowledge/understanding of Conservative Judaism
- Demonstrated ability to work with youth, children, and young families, including children with special needs
- Ability to connect with intergenerational audiences
- Strong organizational, administrative, and time management skills
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Compensation and Benefits package include the following:
- Annual salary of $65,000 - $79,000 (The pay will be commensurate based on the years of experience and credentials).
- Health Insurance Coverage
- Paid time off
- Relocation assistance (we are open to a virtual or remote start based on location with the commitment to move to the Milwaukee area within 3 months of the hire/start date)
- Synagogue membership, cell phone allowance
- Discounts available with other partner organizations (Jewish Community Center, Milwaukee Jewish Day School)
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