Program Manager of Family Engagement @ Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York

Program Manager of Family Engagement

Program Manager of Faculty and Family Engagement

Congregation Emanu-El, the first Reform Jewish synagogue in New York City, is hiring a full-time Program Manager of Faculty and Family Engagement for its department of lifelong learning. The work of this department is to transform and revolutionize congregational education, including our Religious School, holiday celebrations, and family worship. Visit our website at to learn more about our school and our congregation, our educational vision, and the programs we offer, including Tribes and Tefilah.

As a key member of the department of lifelong learning, the Program Manager of Faculty and Family Engagement must be a strategic thinker, strong collaborator, and inspirational leader. This is a creative position that incorporates administrative, managerial, and supervisory responsibilities. We shape the position to match the strengths and interests of the person holding the position, enabling you to guide us with your expertise while supporting your professional growth.

Key responsibilities in your portfolio include:

School and Program Management
• Serve as onsite and online program supervisor.
• Develop new curricular initiatives.
• Assist in directing the daily schedule and logistics of the religious school and teen programs; create weekly schedules.
• Coordinate, develop curriculum and materials for and lead special school activities both inside and outside of school hours, including school worship, holiday and family events, and trips and retreats.
• Manage school materials, including art supplies, media, textbooks, and software licenses.
• Oversee online Hebrew program.
• Manage budget, publicity, payroll, and registration for all areas of responsibility.

Faculty Engagement
• Assist in supervising and supporting school faculty in the execution of their job responsibilities, including helping them with curriculum mapping and documentation.
• Manage and track the communication between faculty and home.
• Assist in hiring faculty and substitute teachers.
• Support faculty in creating and implementing cutting-edge pedagogy.
• Develop professional development opportunities, supporting the growth of each member of the faculty through faculty observations, performance evaluation, and feedback.
• Integrate new faculty into the staff of the school, serving as their mentor and collaborator.
• Model creative teaching techniques and guide teachers in using them.

Family Engagement
• Welcome new families into the school community.
• Support families in their ongoing involvement in congregational life.
• Develop and maintain positive relationships with families and respond to their concerns.
• Follow up on student absences, day switches, and scheduling changes.
• Track and respond to life-cycle events, learning, health, and other individual needs.
• Manage online resources and support parents and students in their use.

Direct Teaching
• Staff family and special programs both inside and outside of school hours.
• Lead parent and family education.
• Act as a substitute teacher and provide classroom coverage.

The ideal candidate:
• Has an advanced degree in education and/or Judaic studies and at least three years of experience in the field.
• Has excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
• Effectively sets priorities and manages multiple tasks.
• Has a strong understanding of family dynamics and child development.
• Brings new ideas and the ability to implement them.
• Has both formal and informal educational experience.
• Is familiar with the Hebrew language and Reform Jewish liturgy and is comfortable working in a Reform Jewish environment.
• Is achievement-oriented, passionate, fun, disciplined, and responsible.
• Has strong background in technology, and has particular experience with running programs on Zoom or a comparable online platform.

Candidates with a background in performing arts, media and technology, and experiential education are especially encouraged to apply. This is a challenging position that brings with it a tremendous opportunity for achievement. We seek reflective practitioners who are committed to professional growth and who are able to share a love for learning and of Judaism with all members of our synagogue community.

This is a full-time position, whose schedule during the school year is generally Mondays through Thursdays and half days on Sunday mornings. Additional evening, weekend, and holiday work is required throughout the academic year. The ideal start date is July 2021. Salary is based on experience. The Program Manager of Faculty and Family Engagement reports to and is supervised by the Director of Lifelong Learning.

Other duties may be assigned as required.

Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. The Congregation does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume by email with the subject line “Program Manager of Faculty and Family Engagement” to
[email protected]

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, vision, dental, 401(k) or 403(b) plans, Life Insurance
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-03-04
  • Times this job has been viewed: 484 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Education - Other, Engagement, Religious School Administrator
  • Organization Type: Synagogue
Job Location
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York
1 E 65th Street
New York , New York 10065


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