Open Position: Director of K-12 Learning & Engagement

 

We are looking for a new full time Director of K-12 Learning & Engagement to join our staff team.  We believe that each child and family needs to be nurtured to learn, grow, and connect in ways that are unique to them and seek an educator who shares our vision and personalized approach. The ideal candidate connects well with people of all ages, has strong communication and organizational skills, and is creative and innovative in curricula and program planning. Knowledge and appreciation of Reform Jewish practice including Jewish values, rituals and customs, and Hebrew learning is essential.

 

Responsibilities:

Oversight

  • Create, maintain, and supervise a dynamic and innovative Judaic learning environment for kindergarten-grade 12 students and their families

  • Work collaboratively with educational staff leadership on overall vision, goals, and management of educational program

  • Create strong relationships with parents, children, and teachers and provide social emotional support as needed

  • Partner with lay leadership on educational endeavors and programming

  • Supervise full time and part time education staff including Youth Engagement Coordinator, B’nai Mitzvah Coordinator, and teachers

 

Operations

  • Create and manage education operating budget and restricted funds including projecting income, ensuring fiscally responsible spending, and seeking grants when available

  • Create comprehensive calendar for the year for K-12 families to ensure a variety of experiences

  • Oversee registration process, class placements, and school/program logistics with administrative support

  • Design communications including emails, handbook, calendar, and curriculum to distribute to kindergarten-grade 12 families

  • Be on site for school times to provide classroom management support, handle disciplinary issues, and demonstrate educational leadership

 

Curriculum & Programming

  • Create, evaluate, and implement curriculum and ensure adequate teaching materials, activities, and special programs for K-12

  • Set vision for retreat/trip programs and oversee creation and implementation

  • Supervise integration of B’nai Mitzvah preparation and school programs as well as creation of B’nai Mitzvah family programs

  • Teach in high school program, in K-7 classes, and chaperone trips as needed

  • Foster a nurturing, inclusive, and engaging natural environment which reflects respect and compassion that is supportive of and accessible to children

 

Duration: Full Time

Education Requirement: bachelor's required, master's preferred

Start date: July 1, 2019

Salary Range: $60,000-80,000

Benefits: medical/dental insurance, paid vacation, professional development

Interested parties should email cover letter and resume to Becky Oliver

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