Makom Community South Philadelphia Director
Job Description South Philadelphia Director
? Dynamic, rockstar Jewish educator
? Teach daily in afterschool enrichment
? Recruit for afterschool enrichment and school’s out camps
? Collaborate with Director of Curriculum and Instruction on curriculum implementation and lesson planning
? Support parents & Build relationships with families
? Participates with ED in hiring process
? Supervises South Philadelphia staff
? Oversees grant-related data collection
? Grant reporting
? Manage pickup logistics and schedules
? Manage staffing schedules
? Structure and implement communications calendar (facebook, email, etc.)
? Budget management
? Supporting budget planning for upcoming year
? Update the board about South Philadelphia
? Reports to Executive Director
? Facilities and systems planning
? Coordinate days off and substitute coverage
? Submit payroll hours
? Track PTO usage for f/t staff
? Coordinate School’s Out Camps with Center City Camp Coordinator
Is this you?
? Want to build a new model for Jewish community?
? Love creating joyful, experiential, and immersive learning experiences?
? Looking to inspire and empower kids and families from diverse backgrounds?
? True innovator in the field of Jewish Education
? Highly organized self-starter who loves to schmooze and connect with people
? Willing to see the whole city as your classroom
? Excited to build a second location in Philadelphia of an already successful new model of Jewish Education and build more communal experiences around Jewish afterschool
Qualifications We Seek:
? Inspirational leader
? Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree in Jewish Education preferred
? 3-5 years of Jewish Education Supervisory Experience
? Love of Torah and Jewish wisdom
? Love of young children and families
? Contagious enthusiasm and positivity
? Family Service Leading Skills and Repertoire
? Highly motivated and organized
? 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 4-10 in South Philadelphia (Pre-K through 5th grade)
? 5th-7th Grade Students in our BMitzvah Program in Center City
? Project-Based and Child-Led Learning
? School’s Out Camps During School Vacations, Snow Days, and Early Dismissals
? Growing Havurah model of Family Shabbat experiences and adult learning
A Day in the Life of South Philly Director You walk up to Makom Community past South Philly neighborhood coffee shops, bike stores, and book stores. You walk back to your desk at the rear of our first floor store font space that we share with a start-up synagogue. You settle in to your desk for the morning, and review your
list for the day. Before students arrive this afternoon, you’ll wear a few of the many hats you wear each day in this new location of Makom Community.
First, you’ll follow up with two families who came for tours last week to see if they would like to enroll in afterschool enrichment. Then you’ll make notes from each of those conversations in our CampMinder database. After that, you have a conversation scheduled with Beverly, the Founding Director, about some strategic and growth opportunities you’ve noticed. You’ll get to present those to Beverly and decide together about where to take them and what next steps are.
Following that, you’ll create lesson plans for the upcoming week and review your teaching notes for this afternoon.
Then, you’ll get to prepare a report for your first board meeting with Makom Community’s board of directors to let them know how the first month has gone at our new location in South Philadelphia. That meeting will take place this evening after you teach.
Finally, it’s 2:45pm, and you get to walk in the sunshine to the school around the corner and pick up a group of kindergarten and first grade students, greet them with a smile, and hear about their day as you walk back to Makom Community. Once you and your co-teacher each have your walking groups back at Makom Community, everyone has snack and opens the day with Snacktime Learning. You facilitate that segment, and the Program Assistant is there to co-teach with you. 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, you sing 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**************************alary $45,000-50,000/year, with annual increases based on increased enrollment
? Relocation support available
? Ideal start date (at least part-time) March 2020