The Santa Monica Synagogue’s religious school seeks to immerse each child and family in Jewish life and learning through the study of Jewish history, culture, language, and ritual. We seek to help our children deepen their spiritual life through prayer and through their observance of Jewish holidays and life events; increase their connection with Jews here and throughout the world; and engage in acts of tzedakah (charitable giving) and tikkun olam (repair of society, the world, and our planet).
We are looking for a director of the religious school that includes a preschool program, grades k-7, and a teen program to lead our school beginning July 1, 2021.
Effectively manage staff, budget, curriculum, pacing plan, operations, volunteers, and religious school events
Oversee student evaluations
Establish and maintain an effective, positive, and safe learning environment
Ensure that policies and procedures are clear, current, and maintained
Establish and maintain personal relationships with students and their families
An undergraduate degree in education or Jewish studies or commensurate experience in a Jewish educational environment
At least three years of teaching experience in a Jewish religious school setting or a combination of public school and religious school. School administrative experience is preferred
Experience and comfort within the Reform movement
Ability to read liturgical Hebrew
Computer literacy including Microsoft Office programs and database functions
High level of organization and attention to detail; ability to prioritize
Ability to collaborate in a team atmosphere
Ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with children, parents, and leadership, both verbally and in writing
ShulCloud experience is a plus