Teacher & Program Assistant @ Makom Community

Teacher & Program Assistant

Full-Time Salaried

Is this you?
• Want to support the building of a new Jewish community?
• Love being part of a team that values your ideas?
• Looking to inspire and empower kids and families from diverse backgrounds?
• Self-starter who loves to schmooze and connect with people
• Highly organized
• Empathetic and patient
• Able to create structures to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

Qualifications We Seek:
• Undergraduate degree
• 1-3 years of experience
• Summer camp counselor or informal education experience
• Love of Torah and Jewish wisdom
• Love of young children and families
• High Energy & Contagious enthusiasm
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, GSuite, and database software
• Proficiency with Quickbooks Online
• Polished written and verbal communication skills
• Willingness to learn on the job

Our Community
An Inclusive Jewish Learning Experience

Makom Community is a Jewish enrichment center that creates family-centered Jewish experiences. We empower parents to build a Jewish life that is meaningful for their family. We welcome the excitement of children. And we strive to create an environment where it is safe for parents to learn alongside their children. We cultivate fluency and comfort in Jewish tradition through our joyful youth and family experiences. Not only is Makom Community a Jewish community committed to creating a more just world, we’re also committed to building a Jewish community that is open to anyone who wants to engage with Jewish traditions alongside their family.

Quick Facts about Makom Community
? Daily, High-Quality Jewish Education as Afterschool Enrichment
? Children Ages 4-13 (Pre-K through 7th grade)
? 5th-7th Grade Students in BMitzvah Program
? Project-Based and Child-Led Learning
? School’s Out Camps During School Vacations, Snow Days, and Early Dismissals
? Weekly 5:30pm Family Shabbat Celebrations

Program Assistant Job Description
? Teach Daily in Afterschool Enrichment (50%)
? Support Marketing and Public Space Outreach (10%)
? Support staff at both locations of Makom Community (10%)
? Use database for keeping up with our families (10%)
? Manage Accounts Payable and Receivable (5%)
? Supply & Food Ordering (5%)
? Support parents in using the website (5%)
? Cleaning scheduling (1%)
? Rental coordination (1%)
? Other (3%)

A Day in the Life of Makom Community’s Program Assistant:
On this average Tuesday, our Program Assistant arrives to their desk, and is greeted by the Director. They check in briefly about what the plan for the day is and get started. First, you check your emails and find a few parents with billing questions. You look up in our CampMinder database what they have paid for and what is outstanding and answer their questions, making a note of the conversation in our database for future reference. There are also two inquiries about renting Makom Community’s space for upcoming birthday parties. You make a couple quick phone calls to the interested families to tell them about our rental rates and discuss whether they would like Makom Community staff to facilitate their birthday party or whether they prefer a more DIY approach and are just looking for space rental.

Then you put in a supply order for that month’s learning supplies from Amazon and A.C. Moore.

After that, you join all the Makom Community staff for a weekly text study to prepare for what the students are learning that week. Then the staff as a whole brainstorms some hands-on, experiential ways to explore those texts and possible end-of-unit projects that we can support the students working toward.

Next, you return a few parent phone calls to schedule private tours for potential students and put those on the appropriate Gsuite calendars and in our CampMinder database.

Finally, it’s time to walk to the neighborhood elementary school and pick up students. Their school day ends at 3pm, so you arrive a few minutes before dismissal, greet them with a smile and walk them back to Makom Community. You get to hear all about their day’s ups and downs on your walk. Once you and the director each have your walking groups back at Makom Community, everyone has snack and opens the day with Snacktime Learning. The director facilitates that segment, and you get to support and coteach with them. Then, the students continue on to shulchanot avodah (project centers) where they are exploring the day’s text in a variety of modalities, and you get to move from activity to activity with students and support them as they need. Then, your co-teacher sings a melody to gather everyone to a carpet. Every gathers to sing, dance, and move during Tefilah (services). Following that, there is time for homework and free play. As parents arrive, you get to share stories of amazing things their child(ren) said today and ask more about their lives at home.

To apply: Send a cover letter telling us about your experience, a resume, and three references to Beverly Socher-Lern***************************

Application Instructions

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave
  • Preferred Experience: Entry Level (0-2 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2020-01-08
  • Times this job has been viewed: 484 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Teacher (Classroom), Executive Assistant
  • Organization Type: Education & Schools, Family Services
  • Grade Level:
Job Location
Makom Community
2013 Sansom Street 1st Floor
Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 19146-3931


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