The Synagogue will employ you as a full-time Educator and your portfolio will include a specialty area, WRTeen Programming. Your areas of focus may also be determined based on your skills and interest. Your responsibilities will also include, but are not limited to, classroom teaching, hebrew tutoring, family and parent education, social justice programming, field trips and other off-site programs, communications, administrative support, and writing articles for Synagogue publications.
Reports To: Assistant Director and Director of Jewish Learning Lab
Teach in our Jewish Learning Lab classrooms for 15 hours a week (detailed below), when the program is in session.
When school is not in session and the office is open, your hours will be 9:00 am – 5:30 pm; Monday - Friday.
In partnership with Assistant Director and Director, oversee the WRTeen initiative with tasks and responsibilities including, but not limited to the following:
Schedule information-gathering meetings with teens on a regular basis
Build strong relationships with our WRTeen Council
Create vision documents with pedagogy behind programming,
Develop and maintain a clear communication strategy for the overall WRTeen initiative.
Develop reporting mechanisms to the Task Force and Board of Trustees, including a mid-year presentation.
Act as the primary point of contact, with the Assistant Director and/or Director, for the Teen Leadership Council.
Build relationships with members of the teen council.
Organize and facilitate a calendar of meetings
Guide the development of all programs (ex. Shabbat, Havdalah and other teen led events and initiatives).
Track and initiate all communications,
Develop and run Teen Social Action Activities at least 1x per month based upon an overall vision and culture of the community,
Plan, support and attend all 9th Grade Confirmation Track 1 experiences, in partnership with Rabbi Reiser,
Teach and work with 8th Grade teens 2x per month to assist in the planning of programming specifically for the 6th-8th grade cohort (at least 2-3 programs per year).
Support of the Rabbi’s Table initiative for 9th, 11th and 12th Grade including but not limited to:
Communicating with teens and parents about programming,
Preparing materials for classes and sessions, and
Order food for programming.
Support and assist with WRT fundraising meetings and activities as appropriate.
Teen Communications (~3 hours per week)
Design weekly Constant Contact Communications for 8th-12th Grade
Schedule bi-weekly email reminders for all grades 8th-12th.
Teaching Responsibilities (~15 hours per week)
Chevruta (1:1 hebrew tutoring for our learners) - 15-18 Chevruta students (30 minute sessions)
Pre-bimah tutoring with 7th grader
Saturday Morning 6th Grade - Parsha of the week/Chevruta as needed