Educator & Development Assistant @ Makom Community

Educator & Development Assistant

Primary Responsibilities:
Teach Daily in Jewish Enrichment
Support development process & communications
Manage internal communications between Center City and South Philadelphia sites
Manage Founding Director’s Calendar
Maintain office filing system, including for accounts payable and receivable

How will you do that?
Teach daily in Jewish Enrichment
Collaborate with your co-teacher and educator team on Jewish Enrichment planning
Participate in weekly staff meetings in both locations to support communication
Access and update Founding Director’s calendar for internal meetings and coaching
Manage incoming mail, prepare bills to be paid, electronically file paid bills, prepare checks to be deposited, etc.
Be part of strategic conversations around growth and development opportunities for grant writing and individual donors
Research current or potential individual or foundation donors
Participate in grant data collection and reporting
Support Founding Director in writing stakeholder communications for development purposes
Manage donor stewardship and prospecting systems
Support Founding Director in creating new development-related materials each year
Use Asana for project management

Our Community:
Makom Community transforms Jewish Education by creating and modeling experiential and intentional learning environments in collaboration with educators, children, and their families. Our pedagogy for Jewish Education celebrates curiosity and questioning of Jewish wisdom. Our roots in Jewish tradition are a springboard for children to be kind, confident, and resilient leaders today and in the future. We listen deeply to children’s voices as they build community where they love to be. Through our experiences together, Makom Community is committed to creating a more just world as an outgrowth of our Jewish learning. We are nurturing a Jewish community that is open to anyone who wants to engage with Jewish life alongside their family.

Quick Facts about Makom Community:
Daily, High-Quality Jewish Education as Afterschool Enrichment
Children Ages 4-10 in South Philadelphia (Pre-K through 5th grade)
5th-7th Grade Students in our BMitzvah Program in Center City
Project-Based and Child-Led Learning
School’s Out Camps During School Vacations, Snow Days, and Early Dismissals
Growing Model of Family and adult learning and holiday services

Supporters & Collaborators:
Reports to Executive Director
Also supported by site director for lesson planning and classroom observations
Collaborate with Founding Director on development strategy, writing, and reporting
Collaborate with Center City & South Philadelphia Directors on internal communications
Collaborate with team of educators to collect material to share with supporters

Necessary Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree required
1 year of non-profit experience
1 year of formal or informal Jewish Education experience
Polished written and verbal communications for non-profit storytelling


Is this you?
We are looking for someone who loves to teach every day, has communication skills to help us build and share a new model of Jewish education, has a deep appreciation for diverse Jewish communities, and a proactive and connective approach to communications about the important work unfolding at our non-profit. Please come with a willingness to learn about the unique model we’re developing at Makom Community to serve our local community and beyond.

3 weeks PTO (15 days). 5 days are scheduled week of July 5-9, 2021. The other 10 days can be used by approval of your supervisor.
5 days of sick time
Office closed for Jewish holidays.
Funding for professional development.
Supportive team environment.
Room to grow in this role and on our team.

COVID Safety:
Makom Community takes COVID safety very seriously. We will continue to exceed CDC’s recommendations for how we handle COVID safety with our on-site educators and students. We expect staff and students will be masked through at least summer and fall. Currently, our whole staff team is vaccinated. We are able to offer support to get you vaccinated if you are not yet. This is a fully in-person role in our site in Center City Philadelphia.

Start Date: TBD, likely around July 12

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Send a cover letter telling us about your experience, a resume, and three references to Beverly Socher-Lerner, Founding Director [email protected] with the words “Educator & Development Assistant” in the subject line.
[email protected]

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave
  • Other Benefits: Funding available for professional development
  • Preferred Experience: Entry Level (0-2 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-05-05
  • Times this job has been viewed: 824 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Administrative Support, Assistant, Development Associate
  • Organization Type: Education & Schools, Other, Youth
Job Location
Makom Community
2013 Sansom Street 1st Floor
Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 19103


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