Deputy Director

The Institute for Curriculum Services (ICS), a national non-profit initiative that is committed to accurate K-12 education on Jews, Judaism, and Israel, seeks its first-ever Deputy Director to work closely with the Director on two core areas of responsibility: 1) manage program administration and special projects, and; 2) inspire, coach and supervise the ICS team to fulfill its mission and vision with excellence. In today’s world, where truth and accuracy matter more than ever, the new Deputy Director will be joining a small, collaborative team that is formulating a new strategic plan. If you have deep experience in management and inspiring excellence, and are passionate about accurate Jewish history for today’s classroom, then this role is for you.

This is a full-time position that will begin remotely and continue in the San Francisco office pending pandemic re-opening policies. For more information about ICS, visit our website at

Key Responsibilities
• Oversee program administration, integration, and coordination, and implementation of a new strategic plan with an eye toward creative ways to advance the organization’s mission.
• Oversee department budgets, resource allocation, employee onboarding, and systematizing the collection of impact data across program areas to facilitate grant reporting.
• Supervise, train, and inspire two staff and four contractors, identifying professional development opportunities for staff, ensuring contractors meet deliverables, and conducting regular all-staff meetings and annual performance reviews.
• Promote cross-departmental collaboration and engage relevant staff to solve problems effectively and efficiently.
• Plan and execute special initiatives, training, events, and programs at Director’s request.

• Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferable.
• Superior non-profit management and supervisory experience.
• Ability to see the forest and the trees.
• Excellent organization and reporting skills and an aptitude for managing multiple simultaneous projects.
• Exceptional communication and collaboration skills, grace under pressure, and an ability to inspire trust and build relationships.
• Ability to work well independently and collaboratively with a team.
• General knowledge of Judaism, Jewish history, and Israel.
• Appreciation for K-12 education.

Anticipated Start Date: July 2020

The Institute for Curriculum Services is a national independently funded initiative of the San Francisco-based Jewish Community Relations Council. ICS staff are employees of JCRC.

If the above is a good fit for you, please send your cover letter and resume with the job title in the subject line. Cover letter may be addressed to: Aliza Craimer Elias, Director.

Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will contact only those candidates who most closely match our requirements.

Application Instructions

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, dental, transportation, retirement plans, leave early for Shabbat, Life Insurance
  • Other Benefits: We provide a generous compensation and benefits package that includes medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, a 403(b) program with a discretionary organizational contribution, generous paid time off, an employee flexible spending health
  • Preferred Experience: Professional (6-10 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Masters
  • Job Posted: 2020-06-17
  • Times this job has been viewed: 654 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Assistant Director, Chief Operating Officer
  • Organization Type: Education & Schools, Printing & Publishing
Job Location
Institute for Curriculum Services
131 Steuart Street
San Francisco , California 94105


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