TEMPLE BETH ELOHIM, Wellesley, Massachusetts
Director of 4-7 Learning Programs
Over the past 12 years the youth learning staff/faculty at Temple Beth Elohim have crafted powerful new models of Jewish learning and it is our hope to find a partner to help build on these successes. All activities are geared toward helping students feel a sense of belonging as they develop their identities as members of the Jewish community.
The individual who serves in this new role at TBE will have the opportunity to work with TBE’s exceptional team of clergy and educators to nurture students and their families as they navigate the years leading up to and becoming B’Mitzvah. This is an amazing time in the life of our students and their families, providing the Director of 4-7 Learning Programs with enormous potential to make a real impact in the lives of our families, helping them to foster deep, lasting connections to Jewish life and community.
The Director of 4-7 Learning Programs is responsible for envisioning, designing, implementing, and supervising our learning programs for children in Grades 4-7 and their families. The Director serves as a member of our learning team, and works in partnership and collaboration with other TBE staff, clergy and volunteers to to develop and implement curricula, including classroom and milestone experiences, as well as informal and service learning, and Shabbatonim. The director will also partner with TBE’s Young Family Director, Hebrew and Virtual learning coordinator and coordinator of Learning Support to ensure integration of learning experiences and provision of support for students and families. One particular area of focus for this position is working closely with our Cantor in developing and co-leading family B’Mitzvah programs. While effective program administration is an important aspect of this position, the ability to nurture and sustain strong, caring relationships with co-workers, faculty, parents and students is essential to the role of this educational leader.
EDUCATION and SKILL REQUIREMENTS Bachelors required, Masters, preferred 3-5 years of experience in a Jewish education Jewish camp experience, preferred Strong written and verbal communication skills Ability to work well with a diverse group of people of multiple ages and backgrounds Ability to multitask Ability to work evenings and weekends.
SALARY and BENEFITS Competitive salary Generous benefits package, including health insurance, professional development, sick and personal leave and vacation, etc.