Director of Education Keneseth Israel, Allentown, PA
About Congregation Keneseth Israel
In existence for over 110 years, Keneseth Israel is a vibrant and inclusive Reform congregation of over 300 families located in Allentown, PA. We pride ourselves on our warm, welcoming, caring and multi-generational community where congregants can experience and express their Judaism in numerous ways: at spiritual, educational and community gatherings. Among our strengths: our educational programs, youth involvement, music, social action, and interfaith relations and study. These are traditions that continue to shape Keneseth Israel.
Beyond our walls, Keneseth Israel is an integral member of the larger diverse Allentown religious community, leading the way for increased involvement and community interaction. Within our walls, we have a highly collaborative and healthy relationship between the Board and the Rabbi. Our lay leadership is committed to our members and provides solid financial management.
Education - for congregants of all ages - is a priority at Keneseth Israel. Our religious school students learn via engaging and fun programs including art, movement, individual and small group learning as well as through experiences outside our building. Additionally, students learn about Israel and have interactions with our sister community in Israel.
About the opportunity:
We are seeking a part-time (about 25 hours per week) Director of Education who will partner with the accessible, supportive and dynamic clergy and lay leadership to engage our students and instill a love of learning and love of Judaism. We envision that the Director will leverage our current programs and build upon them to further strengthen student learning, and manage positive relationships with students, parents, clergy, staff members, board and greater synagogue community. The Director will offer multiple opportunities for students to engage in their greater community through a Jewish lens.
The Director is supported by office staff and a paid intern (10 hours per week). Situated right next door to Muhlenberg College, many of our teachers are with us for their entire college career. Teaching staff also comes from the congregation and the broader community.
Religious school is held on Tuesday afternoon (4:30-6 Hebrew) and Sunday morning (Hebrew 8:30-9:15; Religious School 9:30-12).
We are seeking a candidate to manage all aspects of our educational programming including:
Overall Management of the Religious School:
-Coordinate the day to day operations of the school
-Develop and manage school budget and finances, including reimbursements for teachers, payroll, etc.
-Oversee student safety
-Attend board meetings and create board reports on a monthly basis
-Lead education committee meetings and work together with chair to create vision
Manage School Staff, Learning Environment & Curriculum:
-Recruit, manage and supervise school staff, including teachers and madrichim
-Supervise education intern
-Evaluate student progress in Hebrew
-Manage service requirements for B'nai Mitzvah
-Staff development: lead & manage all staff development sessions for school staff (Hebrew and religious education)
-In coordination with teachers, select, implement and evaluate curriculum
---Develop & manage K-6th grade multi-cycle curriculum
---Develop & manage 7th & 8th grade curriculum including mini-course style format on topics such as Holocaust, Values, American Jewish History, etc.
---Develop & manage 9th & 10th grade curriculum including Confirmation curriculum
---Maintain Hebrew program including introduction of new & innovative platforms to facilitate in school, online and at-home learning
-Review teacher lesson plans and evaluate staff members
-Create a positive working environment for teachers and madrichim
-Provide resources and support for problem solving
Select and Manage Varied Learning Experiences:
-Design and implement educational opportunities in and outside of the classroom environment for K-10th graders and their families.
-Offer opportunities for experiential learning including off-site trips such as 4th grade Biblical Zoo Scavenger hunt, 7th/8th Mitzvah Maker program, 7th grade trip to Jewish Museum in Philadelphia and 8th grade trip to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC
-Design, implement, and oversee special school programs including family programming which includes planning & coordination of Shabbat dinners for K-6th grade student & their families prior to their participation in Shabbat services
An ideal candidate:
The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with all congregants, an energetic spirit, personal warmth and a true love of Judaism. The Director of Education will be enthusiastic and eager to continue and build upon our existing program. The Director will interact warmly with young people and be able to engage them to find meaning in their Judaism. Importantly, the Director will work collaboratively with the Education Committee, Rabbi and the Board of Trustees.
Position begins July 1, 2017; applications and letters of interest accepted immediately.
Salary: commensurate with experience
Salary Range $35000 to $40000
Preferred Experience Unspecified
Preferred Degree Masters
Job Posted On 2017-05-03
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Job is posted for 60 days
Job Categories Director, Head of School
Job Focus Synagogue
Organization Name Congregation Keneseth Israel
Job Location 2227 W. Chew Street
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104
Director Of Case Management and Community Services at Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Mercer County
This position develops , maintains and expands the community services area of the agency as dictated by its mission and the needs of the community. The Director will join a leadership team enthusiastically committed to advancing the mission of the department and the agency.
The most desirable candidate will be a manager with 5 years of case management experience, organized, compassionate, dedicated to improving the quality of life for vulnerable populations and serving individuals with dignity. Committed to community, family and upholding Jewish values.
Key Responsibilities for this position include:
- Develop community relations to further the success of Case Management services.
- Create and supervise budgets in each area of responsibility.
- Solicit funds through grant writing and presentations as warranted for specified areas of responsibility.
- Prepare written reports for funders as requested.
- Provide weekly supervision and yearly written performance evaluation for all supervisees.
- Oversee design and creation of flyers, brochures, etc.
- Supervise Coordinator of Teen Programs and teen leadership programs; peer leadership and teen philanthropy program.
- Oversight and supervision of Case Management programs including food pantry and financial assistance.
- Oversight and supervision of all Case Management protocol, record keeping, and documentation.
- Oversight of scholarships.
- Oversight and implementation of Hebrew Free Loan program.
- Oversight and function of Kosher Meals on Wheels Program.
- Solicit funds through research, writing, and submitting appropriate grants.
- Organize and implement COA guidelines and materials for Community Programs and Services.
- Attend workshops and create presentations for the agency and staff on relevant topics.
- Member of the Management Team.
- Flexibility with respect to work assignment in accordance with agency need
- Licensed Social Worker (LSW)
- Minimum of five years' experience in a multi-social service agency
- Strong organization skills
- Conforms to agency confidentiality standards
- Some work on weekends
Please send a cover letter and resume to Michellen@jfcsonline.org
Early Childhood Education Director, Florida
Aleph Home Care, a department of the Jewish Federation of Southern NJ, provides individuals with easy and convenient access to a spectrum of healthcare services in the comfort of their own home. Aleph Home Care's comprehensive services and reliable, dedicated professionals provide families with the assurance that their loved ones are receiving the highest quality care possible, in a familiar and secure setting. Aleph Home Care serves many South Jersey communities including Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester counties. We are seeking a Part-Time Registered Nurse to provide medial assessments for personal care clients.
Primary Responsibility: Oversee medical aspects of the program.
• Provide medical assessments for all personal care clients.
• Provide re-assessment every 6 months and as needed
• Supervise Certified Home Health Aides and provide input in yearly evaluations.
• Develop a service plan with clients for Certified Home Health Aides
• Maintain personal care records.
• Assess quality of care by visiting homes serviced by CHHA.
• Refer requests to other resources, when necessary.
• Be available for consultations for Home Health Aides during regular business hours.
• Represent Aleph in varying community committees and settings.
• Share information regularly with care team and supervisor responsible for client care
• Participate in peer supervision with staff members in order to share information and resources
• Home Care experience essential, preferably over one year
• Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in New Jersey
• BSN required
• Strong organizational skills
• Experience in problem solving
• Strong interpersonal skills
This part- time position has flexible hours. The candidate must be willing to work some nights and weekends. Please send resumes to Human Resources at email@example.com or fax at 856-673-2530
Job Title: LA CA | Head of Programs-Education | USC Shoah Foundation
Status: Full Time
Department USC Shoah Foundation
Location University Park Campus
Employment Type Full-Time
Hiring Range $65,000 - $75,000 annual - salary will commensurate with experience
The Head of Programs is responsible for designing and delivering
educator professional development programs and digital education
products based on the strategic objectives of the Education
Department. The candidate will have appropriate disciplinary expertise
and will serve as a thought leader in this area. The candidate must
demonstrate deep understanding and mastery of research-based
pedagogical principles, curriculum design and assessment, as well as
current trends in new media literacies and Holocaust and genocide
studies. Classroom teaching experience is an asset. In addition, the
role will include mentorship of program participants and other duties
as required. The candidate will report to the Associate Director –
Educational Technologies and Training.
Quicklink for more details: http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/68996
Job Title: Director of Congregational Education
Status: Full Time
Are you a creative Jewish educator with a vision of collaborating with a rabbi and lay leadership to foster community-wide educational engagement in a spirited Conservative synagogue?
Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation is a warm, inclusive, egalitarian synagogue community in greater New Orleans that honors tradition while embracing modernity, where all are welcome to join in praying, learning, and celebrating together. The only Conservative synagogue in the New Orleans area, Shir Chadash is a dynamic, vibrant congregation with over 300 member units, approximately 50 children and teens enrolled in educational programming, and a robust, active adult education program.
The job includes:
Youth and Family Engagement
* Religious School: Direct the Congregation’s religious school (which meets weekly for preschoolers-1st graders and twice weekly for 2nd-6th graders). Continue to develop and revise the existing curriculum. Hire, train, and supervise religious school teachers. Maintain regular communication with parents and help coordinate parent volunteers. (Approximately 30 children ages 3 to 11 currently enrolled in religious school.)
* Teens: Collaborate with the rabbi in long term strategic visioning of bar/bat mitzvah program. Initiate and direct all programming for post-b’nai mitzvah teens, including teaching twice monthly Sunday evening teen classes. (Approximately 20 teens in 7th-12th grade currently enrolled.)
* Family: Maintain meaningful communication with all young families, in person and electronically. Create and implement a variety of Friday evening and Shabbat morning programming for children and families. Manage Shabbat, holiday, and periodic Sunday morning babysitting.
* Holidays: Plan, publicize, and lead holiday programming for children in conjunction with synagogue programming.
* Envision, develop, implement, and teach, in conjunction with the rabbi, a robust calendar of adult education and congregational learning, including Judaic texts, davening skills, and Hebrew at all levels.
* Maintain an active presence during Shabbat and holiday services and celebrations.
* Seek out, invite, and program yearly lecture series/Scholar in Residence.
* Plan and program biennial congregational retreat in collaboration with the rabbi and lay leadership.
* Establish and maintain an active relationship with the Jewish Community Day School leadership, including collaboration on joint programming.
* Produce written learning materials for the community in collaboration with the rabbi.
* Create and nurture new learning and community-building initiatives to bring Jewish education to presently underserved sectors of the community.
* Collaborate on community projects (e.g. consultation on the forthcoming community mikvah).
* Attend committee and board meetings as necessary to communicate and implement the educational vision of the community.
* Master’s degree preferred, Bachelor’s degree minimum
* Significant Judaic and educational experience
* Competent Hebrew skills (e.g. able to teach Hebrew at all levels)
* Knowledgeable about Conservative Judaism
* Experience with supervision and management of teachers and professional staff
* Computer literacy, including social media, Microsoft Office, and other relevant software and platforms
* Demonstrated success in teamwork, innovation, and leadership
* Ability and passion for incorporating music into programming is a plus
* Knowledge of nusach and trope, and the ability to lead services, is a plus
This is a full time position with a generous benefits package.
This position is open and we are accepting applications.
To apply, we request a resume, cover letter, completed application form, and educational vision statement. Download application materials and instructions (including the application form and guidelines for the educational vision statement) at: http://www.shirchadash.org/religious-school/
Job Title: Admissions and Recruitment Specialist
Reports to: Director of Enrollment Management
Status: Non-exempt / full-time
Gratz College, located in suburban Philadelphia and providing graduate and undergraduate programs, invites applications for the position of Admissions and Recruitment Specialist. Responsibilities include assisting with duties associated with the recruitment of a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate programs at the college, promoting the college on and off campus, and assisting in the enrollment process from inquiry to student.
The individual assigned to this position will be asked to develop and manage recruitment activities, design and implement a coordinated recruitment process for national and international students, and be responsible for identifying new growth markets for the purpose of the recruitment of students into the undergraduate and graduate programs at the college and increasing awareness by assisting in the implementation of a cohesive marketing plan and building partnerships and relationships in the community to increase enrollment. Special projects may be assigned that directly relate to the recruitment of students and increasing enrollment at the college.
Qualifications and Skills:
- Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred.
- Minimum of 2-3 years of experience working in recruitment (higher education setting preferred)
- Leadership, organizational, decision-making, time management, and leadership skills necessary
- Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work independently and meet goals and deadlines
- Aggressive recruitment style
- An understanding of the mission of Gratz College and familiarity with the Jewish religion and culture or experience working in a faith-based organization
- Experience in volunteer management and or business development preferred
- Assist in the development and implementation of a comprehensive recruitment plan including faith based initiatives
- Optimize the success of student recruitment
- Partner with community and industry leaders to increase enrollment
- Plan and attend corporate events, non-profit organization and college events
- Represent the college at on and off campus events
- Represent the college at speaking engagements with organizations and the community to create awareness and foster engagement efforts
- Plan and attend information sessions, open houses and workshops
- Attend networking events to build relationships and promote the mission and brand of the college
- Recruit alumni and supporters as volunteers to assist in promoting the college
The position may include lifting and carrying a variety of materials typically weighing approximately 25 pounds, frequent walking, climbing of stairs, and physical activity are essential for this position. Individual must possess a valid U.S. driver's license, be able to travel in and out of state for events and be able to work during occasional nights and weekends.
Gratz College offers competitive salaries and benefits. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send cover letter, resume, and names of three references electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org and insert Admissions and Recruitment Specialist in the subject line.
Closing Date: Open until filled.
Start Date: ASAP
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
The Community Synagogue
Director, Early Childhood Center
The Community Synagogue in Port Washington, NY is seeking an experienced, nurturing and creative full time Director of the Early Childhood Center (ECC) to provide leadership and vision for this very successful foundation of early education of the synagogue. Our congregation is thriving and growing and currently consists of almost 750 families.
The Director will oversee a Reform Jewish pre-school program serving 200+ children from birth through five years offering a robust variety of programs and classes. The ECC is housed our new Learning Center with state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor facilities. The successful candidate will bring great energy and creativity to the position and work with children and over 130 ECC families to improve, enhance and grow the success of this 30+ year old program. The Director will uphold the key values and mission of the synagogue and early Childhood Center (see below).
The Director of the Early Education Center is responsible for day-to-day administration and oversight of every aspect of the various programs as it relates to our children, staff, parents and synagogue. The Director also defines the relevant early educational goals and develops the appropriate curriculum and creates the positive social and academic environment that is current in general education trends and more specifically in Early Jewish Education.
The Director will collaborate and coordinate with the Director of Education and liaise to the lay leadership through the VP of Education. The Director will work hand in hand with the synagogue clergy and senior staff as well as work closely with the ECC Parent Committee.
The direct reports of the ECC Director include:
- Assistant Director
- Teaching Staff of 25
- Education Office Manager
- Additional Support Staff
Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Develop, implement and monitor the curriculum for the Early Childhood Center; blend age-appropriate curriculum with Jewish educational values and customs.
Oversee and manage a variety of year round programs with a combined enrollment of over 200 children including :
- Early Childhood Programs
- Summer Program
- Early Drop Off
- After-school enrichment
Continue to grow and support the preschool’s mission and vision including:
- The inherent dignity and equality of every human being (that each person is made b’tzelem Elohim,(“in the image of God”)
- A love of Torah and Jewish tradition (customs, Shabbat and holidays, food, and culture)
- Our connection to the People of Israel, as well as to the Land of Israel
- The individual’s responsibility to help build a kehillah k’doshah (“sacred community”)
- Our obligation to help others to build a better world (tikkun olam).
- Create and actively promote a welcoming environment where every child and parent is treated with dignity and respect.
- Hire, train, manage and mentor staff to ensure the overall success of the preschool and maintain supervision and instructional guidance (both Judaic and secular) through regular staff meetings, classroom observations and professional development.
- Provide support and guidance to the staff and parents to meet each child's individual learning needs.
- Work with support staff to ensure consistent compliance to NYS Office of Children and Family Service licensing regulations, including staff qualifications, teacher/child ratios and health and safety requirements.
- Represent The Community Synagogue with required licensing agencies as necessary (OCFS, Health and Immunizations, etc.).
- Establish meaningful relationships with parents and maintain effective communication, both oral and written.
- Develop, manage and implement budgets for all program areas and establish program fees.
- Represent The Community Synagogue and the Early Childhood Center at synagogue events and in our community.
- Attend weekly senior staff meetings, monthly board meetings, and committee meetings as needed to facilitate programming plans and needs.
Qualifications & Skills:
- Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, a degree in Administration a plus.
- Minimum five years teaching and/or supervisory experience in a similar position. Current Assistant Directors and/or Head Teachers are encouraged to apply.
- Knowledge of and ability to implement New York standards for licensed child care center.
- Proven ability to lead professional development efforts and support educators within a teaching and learning environment.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills with an ability to interact effectively with congregants, clergy, staff, and lay leadership.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and competency in general computer skills. Knowledge of synagogue database program Chaverware a plus.
Salary is commensurate with experience. We offer a competitive compensation package which includes vacation, generous medical insurance contribution and continuing professional development. You and your family become part of our caring community as a member of our senior staff.
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Amy Dash, VP of Education at: email@example.com.
Director of Education
Beth Chaim Reform Congregation
Beth Chaim, a warm and welcoming reform congregation (synagogue) in Malvern, PA is seeking an outstanding educational leader with solid Jewish knowledge for our Hebrew School. Our school serves 122 students on Sunday and 25 B’nai Mitzvah students on Tuesday evenings. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with teachers, students, parents, our wonderful Rabbi Michelle Pearlman, and the board to ensure a dynamic learning experience in which all students can succeed.
We envision our school as a place where children and their parents can make meaningful connections and form relationships with other Jewish families through joyful Jewish learning. We want our members, young and old, to forge deep connections to their own Jewish identity and feel an integral part of our Beth Chaim community and the Jewish people.
Bachelor’s Degree in Jewish Studies, Education, or related field required
A minimum of 3 years experience in educational programming in a Synagogue setting strongly preferred.
Experience with Reform Judaism, family education and interfaith families preferred
Knowledge of Hebrew, Jewish traditions and practices required.
Experience in curriculum development and instruction required
Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for receipt of all application materials is Sunday, January 15, 2017.
For more information about our synagogue, visit www.bethchaim.net.
Supervisor: Executive Director
General Position Description
HIAS Pennsylvania seeks a project administrator to ensure compliance with Federal grant funding obligations, specifically obligations associated with Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding and assist all participating agencies on grant with the necessary data collected for this purpose. The administrator will work with VOCA funded staff in analyzing data under the supervision of the Executive Director. Some potential for addressing Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) compliance obligations as well. The ideal candidate will have experience with data collection and metrics analysis and federal grants. Prior experience with a public interest organization is preferred.
In collaboration with VOCA funded staff develop reporting tools for all funded agencies to collect necessary data
Communicate regularly with VOCA funded staff across all three agencies and sub-contractors to ensure participation in quarterly meetings and timely submission of necessary data
Keep comprehensive statistics on all services provided under the project
Participate in PCCD, diversity and other appropriate trainings
Maintain up to date publicity and educational materials regarding collaborative work
Other duties, including but not limited to, data collection, analysis and reporting in accordance with ORR funding compliance requirements as assigned
The candidate should be passionate about HIAS PA’s mission, understand the organization’s roots in and relationship to the Jewish community, and have a demonstrated ability to work with diverse collaborators and stakeholders. In addition, the candidate should possess:
- bachelor’s Degree (strongly preferred);
- experience working addressing federal grant compliance requests;
- passion for working in a diverse community;
- excellent organizational and time management skills;
- able to work independently/collaboratively;
- excellent communication skills;
- proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, and database management;
- background/experience with statistics and/or data analysis preferred.
HIAS Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief.
If you are interested this position, please send a cover letter and resume via email to Veronica Cacho at email@example.com.