Are you passionate about Jewish education? Do you want to share your love with the next generation? We're looking for a warm, kind-hearted, team-oriented Education professional to lead our religious school and youth programming. Temple Israel, Sharon is excited to announce a new position for the 21/22 calendar year, Director of Youth Education and Programming!
If YOU or anyone you know would fit the bill, send them our way!
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OVERVIEW OF OUR COMMUNITY
The Jewish Community Centre of Sharon, Inc., also known as Temple Israel (“TI”) is located in Sharon, Massachusetts. We are a thriving suburb with a substantial Jewish population midway between Boston and Providence, RI. TI is a vibrant Conservative Jewish community congregation of more than 500 families with a Jewish religious school and a highly successful and growing preschool.
We are a welcoming community, open to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. TI promotes positive Jewish experiences in an inclusive environment. Through education, worship and community, we create opportunities for partners to engage, experience and explore their personal Jewish identity and nourish their Jewish life.
Director of Youth Education and Programming
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• General administration of K-12 Religious School, including recruitment, retention, and building of school-wide systems
• Curriculum review, design and implementation for all grades
• Teacher recruitment, supervision and professional development
• Create madrichim program for synagogue teens to assist within the Religious School
• Integrate new approaches and external resources to create a dynamic learning environment that motivates staff, students and families
• Teacher evaluation, both formally and informally, with at least one annual written review
• Create student assessment templates in partnership with teachers and Rabbi Silverman, Rabbinic Director of Community Engagement
• Coordinate Shabbat, High Holiday and Holiday services and programming for K-12 students
• Coordinate, plan and execute informal youth programming for K-12 students and supervise youth advisor
• Prepare and manage annual budget for the religious school and informal programming in conjunction with lay leadership
• Participate in education committee and occasional board meetings
• Assist in the classroom as necessary
• Provide content for the religious school website and social media for internal and external publicity of program and events
• Explore grants related to education and family programming as appropriate in conjunction with Rabbi, executive director and lay leadership
• Participate in shul-wide outreach programs and partner with Rabbi, preschool director, youth advisor and lay leadership on a regular basis
• Develop and maintain a positive relationship with all stakeholders, including parents, students, congregants and Temple staff, with a commitment towards community building
• Maintain appropriate communication with Rabbi Silverman, parents and lay leadership concerning goals, activities and issues that arise
We are looking for candidates who are warm, kind-hearted, team-oriented and driven to continuously improve. As a member of our staff team, you must be comfortable working in partnership with both professionals and lay leaders. You should be deeply knowledgeable of educational best practices, an excellent communicator, and someone who feels fulfilled working with children, their parents, and the broader community. You will work closely with and directly report to Rabbi Silverman, Rabbinic Director of Community Engagement. As a team, you will implement a vision for the school that is welcoming, engaging, and mission-consistent with the synagogue’s values and expectations.
• Bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree is preferred
• 3-5+ years of professional experience in an education related field
• Supervisory skills are a plus
• Understanding of, and comfort with, Conservative Jewish values, rituals, customs and holiday practices
• Ability and willingness to take an active leadership role in congregational life, supporting members as appropriate.
• Strong interpersonal skills to relate effectively with clergy, staff, lay leadership, volunteers and members of the congregation
• Enthusiastic, organized, highly-motivated, responsible, courteous, flexible and creative
• Ability to keep, maintain, prepare and manage budgets and record keeping
• Strong computer skills with experience in Word, Excel, website and database management, and social media platforms.
SALARY & BENEFITS
This is a full-time position, providing paid vacation and sick days; parental leave; professional membership association dues and convention expense reimbursement; and other benefits. Salary is $70,000 - 80,000 range to start commensurate with experience.