Director of Education
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation
The Director of Education is a member of Baltimore Hebrew Congregation’s (BHC) senior staff. We are a large and dynamic Reform Jewish congregation, whose education programs including Jewish identity and knowledge, prayer and B’nai Mitzvah, social justice, Hebrew, Israel programming and more. The Director of Education is our primary educational leader towards addressing all these areas. The position’s main focus is on Youth Education, but is involved in all congregational educational offerings.
The Director of Education reports to our Senior Rabbi, and collaborates with the other clergy, the Executive Director, other staff, and lay leaders (including the chair of the Religious School Advisory Committee). The Director of Education supervises the Assistant Director of Education (currently focused on post-B’nai Mitzvah programming), Administrative Assistant (20 hours a week), and part-time faculty. Depending on their prior experience, the Director of Education may either supervise or support the Director of BHC’s E. B. Hirsh Early Childhood Center.
Primary Areas of Responsibility:
• Build relationships with families, children, faculty, and other members of our congregational community.
• Embrace BHC’s Reform Jewish vision and goals.
• Oversee all aspects of BHC’s Youth Education program (including Sunday mornings and other opportunities) on all levels, including but not limited to: vision, curriculum, faculty, calendar, facility utilization, budget, recruitment and retention.
• Recruit, hire, guide, evaluate, and retain highly qualified and kind faculty.
• Maintain BHC’s flexible and creative approach to Youth Education, while continuing to develop innovative offerings and curriculum.
• Oversee Hebrew education (currently utilize Onward Hebrew) and, with cantors, collaborate on B’nai Mitzvah program.
• Manage, in coordination with the Controller and Budget Committee, the financial aspects of Youth Education and Adult Education, such as budget, faculty compensation, reporting to BHC bookkeeper for payroll and other expense, etc.
• Encourage Jewish camp and Israel trip attendance.
• Develop Family Education programming.
• Communicate with parents and faculty.
• Coordinate and develop BHC’s adult education opportunities, together with clergy.
• Collaborate with other congregations, educators, and Jewish organizations.
• Attend and participate in congregational meeting, such as Board of Electors, as requested. Interact with the Religious School Advisory Committee.
Previous youth education leadership required.
Masters Degree preferred
Open-minded, friendly, collaborative attitude a must.