The Director of Education will be a sacred partner with the senior staff and lay leadership in developing ways to bring Jewish learning and living to the membership of the synagogue. The Director of Education is first and foremost a teacher of Torah. She/he will be directly responsible for envisioning, implementing,?and supervising Jewish educational programs for children, adults, parents, and families. The Director of Education will participate in all aspects of congregational life within the framework established by the rabbi.
Under the supervision of the rabbi and in partnership with senior staff and lay leaders, the Director of Education will be responsible for the following:
Overseeing and administering the Religious School.
Developing and managing B'nei Mitzvah curriculum and program.
Assisting the rabbi in overseeing and administering teen and adult education programs, as well as teaching in those programs where appropriate.
Developing curricula and instruction for the Religious School, incorporating contemporary best practices in Reform Jewish education.
Recruiting, supervising, training, and mentoring teachers, madrichim(teen teaching assistants) and other educational and administrative staff.
Overseeing the physical space of the religious school.
Creating and presentation of the religious school budget.
Accountability and oversight of payroll and general religious school expenditures.
Involvement in the creative and execution of holidays celebrations, family worship, leading tifillah on Sunday morning with the Rabbi and Cantor.
Teaching mid-week Hebrew.
Cultivating positive relationships with students, parents, and the wider congregation.
Developing and running family education programs.
Coordinating publicity for all the above, internally on a regular basis and externally when appropriate.
Actively participating in the synagogue committees relevant to her/his work, including but not limited to, regular meetings of the Board of Trustees, Religious School Committee, Youth Committee, Adult Education Committee, and Membership Committee.
Participate in CCAR, URJ, ARJE, and local associations, as they apply to his/her position.