Assistant Director, Congregational School
DESCRIPTION OF PARK AVENUE SYNAGOGUE:
Park Avenue Synagogue (PAS) is one of the largest Conservative congregations in North America. Located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the synagogue includes staff of more than 160 talented individuals, who together with our world-class clergy team, serve a membership of over 1,700 households. Our thriving Adult Programming, Penn Family Early Childhood Center, Congregational School, Youth, and Young Family Education departments provide high quality and inclusive Jewish educational, social, and worship opportunities to our members and the
community at large.
PAS seeks to hire a creative and dynamic full-time Assistant Director to join the CS team. We are looking for someone with a passion for Jewish education and strong administrative skills. The CS Assistant Director works closely with and reports to the Director of the Congregational School.
• Overseeing curriculum and teachers’ weekly lesson planning – both remote and in-person classes
• Supervising of part-time teachers along with the Director.
• Working with part-time teachers to address individual learner needs.
• Overseeing music and tefillah sessions in collaboration with the music center and clergy team.
• Creating and implementing lesson plans for weekly Shabbat programming.
• Create and implement family holiday programming along with special parenting workshops.
• Manage family engagement opportunities, for example NYC field trips.
• Assisting CS Parents Association with events throughout the school year.
• Involvement in broader synagogue programming and holiday celebrations.
• Attending all CS special events.
• Overseeing and attending K-7 Grade High Holiday Programming along with Director and CS Education Team.
• Coordinates special synagogue-wide programs, like Celebrate Israel Parade.
• Assists in interview process of prospective teachers, along with teacher orientation and professional development sessions.
• Committed to inspiring our children and families to be part of a vibrant Jewish community.
• Coordinate special needs programming.
• Work with the broader Education Team on the synagogue-wide Inclusion initiative.
• Other projects as assigned by the Director of the Congregational School and Director of Congregational Education.
• Bachelor's degree (Master’s degree a plus).
• Works collaboratively as part of a team.
• Strong administrative and supervision skills.
• Attention to detail.
• Excellent organizational and communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Background in special needs and inclusion is a plus.