North American Director of Educational Initiatives @ Birthright Israel North America

North American Director of Educational Initiatives

As part of the Taglit - Birthright Israel International Education team, provide input in helping frame both the evolving educational vision and programmatic agenda of the organization through a North American lens, taking into account evolving trends in the relationship between Israel and the North American Jewish community and in the formation and definition of Jewish identity and community in North America.

Primary Responsibilities:
1. North American Presence:

a. Representing Birthright Israel’s (BRI) Education team in the North American Jewish community.
b. Leveraging our research and understanding of this cohort to ultimately assist the entire Jewish community in complementary and forward-thinking planning.
c. Planning and implementation of an annual BRI Symposium in conjunction with the Birthright Israel Foundation on relevant topics

2. Manage all North American staff training initiatives
a. Collaborate with the Birthright Israel education team and the relevant partner organization on the curriculum and content of the program;
b. Liaison with academic oversight team to implement relevant evaluation processes
c. Work with Education Department in the development of an On-Line learning initiative
d. Create and manage a “community of practice: sharing best practices and ideation on an ongoing basis.
e. Manage the contracts and budgets with external entities for all training initiatives (funders, BRIF, suppliers, organizational partners, etc.)
f. Fulfilling grant information and reporting requirements of all staff training grants.

3. Education Committee: Staff and Coordinate the Taglit – Birthright Israel International Education Committee. Work with the Chair and education team to develop the agenda, ensure conformance with corporate charter and government contract, coordinate and prepare speakers and presenters, oversee administrative and logistical components of meetings.

4. Supervision of:
a. Staff Training Manager – responsible for logistics, recruitment, acceptance and administration of all North American Staff Training initiatives

1. Master’s Degree in Jewish Education preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of MA degree.
2. Minimum 5 years’ relevant experience required;
3. Extensive background in experiential Jewish and Israel education;
4. Strong management and administrative skills;
5. In-depth experience in Israel;
6. An understanding of the North American Jewish community;
7. Excellent oral and written communications skills;
8. Comfort with social media, Sales Force, CRM and online technologies;
9. Outstanding people skills including the ability to engage and motivate others;
10. Ability to work collaboratively within the context of a highly professional educational team;
11. Positive, energetic, and creative.
12. Strong working knowledge of Hebrew

Application Instructions

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, vision, dental, retirement plans, leave early for Shabbat, Life Insurance
  • Preferred Experience: Professional (6-10 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Masters
  • Job Posted: 2019-12-02
  • Times this job has been viewed: 683 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Education - Other, Israel Programs/Missions, Jewish Studies Director
  • Organization Type: Education & Schools, Other
  • Grade Level:
Job Location
Birthright Israel North America
New York
New York City , New York 10017


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