Director of Education @ Congregation Beth Israel

Director of Education

Congregation Beth Israel of San Diego seeks a full-time Director of Education to help us create and implement a vision of K-12 programming that is innovative, sustaining, and can respond to a (Jewish) world in flux. The successful candidate must be energetic, creative and a community builder who will nurture a spirited atmosphere of Jewish learning and living in an environment with over 400 students. You will serve as an educational leader who can build off of our proven outcomes, helping to lead the school, staff and families through a time of unprecedented challenge and change which includes exploring flexible models (i.e., digital platforms) and informal/non-traditional models of standard classroom Jewish education that build on current platforms. We take great pride in our school community and view it as a vital part of congregational life. We are looking for a collaborator, an out-of-the-box educational thinker who can build on our successes while fostering new ideas and implementing an educational vision that offers relevance in an ever-changing world.


You will work closely with the Senior Rabbi, lay leadership and other professional staff. You will have excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communications and computer skills, possess an entrepreneurial spirit, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and work well both independently and as part of a team. You must possess at least a bachelor’s degree in Education, Jewish Studies, or similar area, or equivalent work experience. At least five years of progressively responsible experience working with students in a Jewish religious school environment is required along with a proven track record establishing and managing a successful program and/or school. Strong interpersonal skills are essential as well as the ability to both lead and collaborate with a superstar team of professionals, volunteers and students. Administrative and budget experience required. Knowledge of Jewish history and religious practices, Israel, community, customs and culture essential.


Beth Israel, a 160-year old Reform Jewish synagogue, is San Diego's largest and oldest Jewish congregation with a membership of about 1,100 families. We have a rich, vibrant history of excellence throughout our education, programming, worship, and music.

Please send resume and cover letter, along with salary history to Educator Search, Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San D*************************se. Salary range is $90,000 to $100,000 plus competitive benefits.

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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, vision, dental, leave early for Shabbat
  • Other Benefits: Competitive
  • Preferred Experience: Professional (6-10 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2020-05-01
  • Times this job has been viewed: 688 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Director, Principal / Head of School
  • Organization Type: Education & Schools, Synagogue
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Job Location
Congregation Beth Israel
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego , California 92122
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