Director of Rabbinic Formation @ Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Director of Rabbinic Formation

The Reconstructionist Rabbinical College seeks a Director of Rabbinic Formation to lead the development and implementation of our new and groundbreaking field education centered practical rabbinics program. Under the supervision of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, this position will serve in revolutionizing rabbinic training to be more effective and responsive to the needs of both students and contemporary Jewish communities. Aspects of this work include launch and administration of the program; policy creation; oversight of instructors and fieldwork supervisors; and teaching, coaching and mentoring students.

The ideal candidate has a deep interest in the rabbinate, is passionate about helping students learn and develop, and is skilled at creating experiences that will foster that growth. Candidates should possess strong interpersonal skills and demonstrate a proven track record of effective project implementation and management.

Responsibilities Include:
• Developing and implementing RRC’s new field education centered practical rabbinics curriculum and the policies that govern it
• Participating in the administrative leadership of the rabbinical program
• Recruiting, developing and supporting immersive internships and other student employment for RRC students, including making site visits
• Supervising practical rabbinics instructors and fieldwork supervisors
• Serving as instructor and/or fieldwork supervisor

• Rabbinical degree
• At least 3 years of supervisory experience
• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage complex projects
• Experience supervising or fostering the growth of adult/professional learners
• Knowledge of, and experience in, the contemporary American Jewish landscape
• Familiarity with a Reconstructionist approach
• A track-record of developing and maintaining relationships among a diverse set of stakeholders

• Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills
• Excellent administrative and organizational skills
• Ability to employ systems-thinking
• Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills
• Energetic, flexible and collaborative working style
• Self-motivated learner

$70,000+, commensurate with experience.


This is a full-time position with excellent benefits that include health insurance, 401(k), paid vacation and sick time, and time off for major Jewish and American holidays. We offer a dynamic and progressive workplace.

To Apply:

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume/CV. No phone calls please.

Diversity is a core value of our organization. Reconstructing Judaism is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate?on the basis of?any legally protected classes. All are welcome to apply.?

About Us:
Reconstructing Judaism is the central organization of the Reconstructionist movement. We train the next generation of rabbis, support and uplift congregations and havurot, foster emerging expressions of Jewish life, and encourage people to be their best selves —always helping to shape what it means to be Jewish today and to imagine the Jewish future.

Rabbinic training at Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC), the movement’s seminary, centers on nourishing and rigorous Jewish learning and immersive and intensive field education. The curriculum is distinguished by the unique Reconstructionist understanding of Judaism as a dynamic civilization characterized by vibrant diversity and ongoing change. As a result, the RRC course of study is expansive, dynamic and flexible, engaging students both in and out of the classroom.

Beginning in fall 2020, we are implementing a curriculum that centers practical rabbinics in immersive field education experiences. The practical rabbinics curriculum will consist of field-readiness courses during the first three years of the RRC program followed by intensive and immersive internships in the last two years of the program, which will be supported by individual and group supervision and ongoing course work.

Application Instructions

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, medical, dental, retirement plans
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Rabbinical
  • Job Posted: 2020-02-25
  • Times this job has been viewed: 554 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Education - Other, Rabbi
  • Organization Type: University, Education & Schools
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Job Location
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
1299 Church Road
Wyncote , Pennsylvania 19095


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