Congregation Beth Emeth, Wilmington Delaware is seeking a full-time Director of Lifelong Learning. The Director of Lifelong Learning (DoLL) will work closely with teachers, staff, parents and other congregants. Under the supervision of and in partnership with the Senior Rabbi, the DoLL will provide a vision, leadership and oversight of learning at Congregation Beth Emeth (CBE), with specific responsibility for Religious School education, as well as Youth, Family and Adult programming that integrates learning into every aspect of synagogue life.
DoLL will be responsible for:
Management and supervision of religious school: including (but not limited to) hiring; program and teacher evaluation; team building/continuing education of teachers; preparing the school calendar and schedule of activities; preparation and administration of the school budget; and development and evaluation of the curriculum on an ongoing basis in consultation with the Senior Rabbi and/or Religious School Committee
1. Facilitation of religious services involving youth and religious school students as well as Participation in the B’nai Mitzvah Program, in coordination and consultation with the clergy team
2. Supervision of the Youth Program: working with the part-time Youth Advisers and Youth and Family Committee to integrate youth activities with religious school and other synagogue programs; supporting teen youth engagement in NFTY; and continued development of outreach to college students
3. Developing and implementing active learning opportunities for adults, families, and community members
Desired Areas of Expertise:
4. Master’s in Jewish Education and RJE certification or equivalent degrees
5. The organizational and management skillset to cooperatively implement and develop curricula and educational programming based on knowledge of best practices and pedagogy in Religious School education
6. Familiarity with Hebrew prayer-focused curricula such as Mitkadem Curriculum (or similar)
1. Ability to recruit, supervise and mentor successful faculty, staff and volunteers
2. Literacy in skills necessary to motivate youth leaders
3. Ability to work as part of a team with staff, clergy and lay leadership
1. Ability to create and promote multiple venues of engaging learning, both formal and informal, for a diverse
community of students, teachers, parents and staff
2. Engaging, creative and charismatic approach to joyful education
1.in classroom management, teacher supervision and teacher training
2.in implementing adult education programming
3.with Jewish Camp (as a camper, counselor, administrator, etc.)
4.with Hebrew instruction
1. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including social media fluency
2. Financial literacy including ability to read, create and adhere to a budget
3. Competence with educational and office technology
CBE will offer:
Competitive Salary and generous benefits: Starts at $82,000, plus 15% pension, health insurance
July 1, 2020 start date
Please email your resume and a cover letter including your answer (300 words or less) to the following question, addressed to Ellisha Caplan, Chair, D******************1, 2020.
What do you believe should be the goal of Hebrew instruction in Religious School?
About Congregation Beth Emeth and Wilmington, Delaware
Congregation Beth Emeth is the largest congregation in the state, with a long history of diverse educational, social justice and worship programming. Beth Emeth is a leader within the Delaware and broader Reform Jewish community, with deeply committed volunteers and a stable and active membership base of 475.
We are proud of Beth Emeth’s Educational Strengths:
? Our b’nai mitzvah program caters to the needs of each child and the needs of their family.
? Our strong commitment to lifelong learning can be seen throughout all areas of synagogue life, and including lecture series, study groups and Scholar-in-Residence weekends.
? Religious school is a joyful, creative, progressive, interactive and inclusive environment.
Wilmington is located in New Castle County, Delaware, with a Jewish population of about 15,000, and a total population of 559,700 county-wide, 71,000 in the City of Wilmington. The Siegel Jewish Community Center in North Wilmington offers full-time and part-time Jewish day care and preschool programs, and the community is fortunate to have a cooperative and collaborative
Wilmington boasts many cultural institutions, including Delaware Symphony Orchestra, Opera Delaware, The Grand Theatre and Opera House, DuPont Theatre (Broadway Series), Delaware Theatre Company, Delaware Children’s Theater, Delaware Art Museum, The Delaware Contemporary, the Delaware Children’s Museum, Winterthur Museum and Gardens, Mt. Cuba Center, and Delaware Museum of Natural History. We are minutes away from nearby Pennsylvania attractions, including the world-renowned Longwood Gardens and Brandywine River Museum. Wilmington has a minor league baseball team, the Wilmington Blue Rocks, and is home to the Philadelphia 76ers’ farm team, the Blue Coats. Wilmington’s wonderful parks system includes the Brandywine Zoo, and dozens of public parks with biking, hiking and walking trails, as well as playgrounds and exercise stations.
Wilmington’s location in the center of the Atlantic Seaboard region, with access to Amtrak and SEPTA stations both in the City and in the suburbs of North Wilmington, also means easy access to Philadelphia (30 mins), New York City (2 hours), Baltimore (45 mins) and Washington (1.5 hours).