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Director of Education - Part Time

About Temple Beth-El Temple Beth-El is a growing Reform congregation located in Jersey City, NJ, a proudly diverse and urban community located right across the river from Manhattan and accessible by PATH and other various modes of public transportation. Our congregation is over 150 years old and our beautiful historic building is almost 100 years old. Our congregation has approximately 185 families and expects to grow in the coming years. We currently have approximately 75 K-7 children taking part in our Sunday morning (9.30a-12p) school program which runs from September until the end of May. We also have a growing Junior Youth Group that we plan to expand into a high school program. In addition to our diversity, we are known for our warm, down-to-earth approach. While we are a joint Religious School with Temple Beth-Am in Bayonne, all but 1 current family are Temple Beth-El members.

The part-time Director of Education is the administrator of our weekly religious school (Sundays 8:30-12:30). In coordination with the Rabbi, the synagogue’s administrative staff, and lay leadership, the Director oversees the general administrative and educational operations of the religious school, Tot Shabbat and supplemental programs for youth and families. The Director will develop and implement curriculum and student assessment; prepare, manage and maintain a budget, supervise and mentor school staff and educators; work to communicate with and establish educational programs for Religious School families; and work to integrate Religious School families into congregational life.

Responsibilities include:

- Improve, organize and implement an integrated Reform Jewish school curriculum for all ages (pre-K-7), including family tefillah (with Rabbi and
Cantor), and develop a curriculum for children with special needs.
- Develop special programs including, but not limited to, holiday observance for all grades, and school educational trips. Coordinate with Rabbi
where appropriate.
- Maintain integrity of curriculum throughout the school year including reviewing teacher’s lesson plans, and conducting class observations.
- Generate parent and student involvement in school activities and programs including engaging class parents.
- Develop and coordinate twice yearly student progress reports for parents to be prepared by teaching staff.
- Work with and mentor teachers and provide performance reviews to enhance the students’ educational experience and to ensure adherence to
curriculum guidelines.
- Develop and implement comprehensive school policies, including a school discipline policy, in coordination with the Rabbi, the synagogue’s
administrative staff, and lay leadership.
- Teach in the school, as prudent or needed.
- Work with administrative, education, volunteer and religious staff to implement special programming including but not limited to: grade-Led
Friday Shabbat services with accompanying community dinner, Simchat Torah/Consecration, Hanukah service and celebration, Shavuot picnic,
Family Education/Mitzvah Days (5 Sunday mornings during the year), and Purim.
- Develop and implement a post B’nai Mitzvah Program.
- Work with Cantor to develop and enhance music into the curriculum.
- Conduct staff orientations and monthly staff meetings.
- Administrative Responsibilities (can be done remotely where appropriate):
- Work with lay leadership and the Rabbi to prepare budget proposals, and manage and maintain an existing budget.
- Maintain roster of substitute teachers.
- Maintain student database and rosters including weekly attendance records.
- Prepare and coordinate materials for school registration and enrollment.
- Develop emergency and safety protocols for students, parents and staff.
- Prepare and present monthly reports at meetings of the Lifelong Learning Committee and/or School Board.
- Prepare monthly staff payroll hours to give to Temple Financial Secretary.
- Order and organize books, workbooks, supplies & materials to support curriculum and B'nai Mitzvah.

- Coordinate the B’nai Mitzvah children profiles in our newsletter.
- Work in partnership with Rabbi, staff, lay leaders and volunteers to communicate regularly with parent body, class parents and
congregation via email, phone and mail.
- Work with staff and volunteers to maintain our website for school related events and families.
- Create and Maintain our Temple calendar for school related events in conjunction with clergy and lay leadership.
- Develop prospective member support (for school-related questions and issues).
- Help to identify potential congregational volunteers and class parents.
- Support/advertise all school, youth and family events and activities.

Duration part-time , contract
Ad Posted On 2020-02-17
Times this Ad has been viewed 294 times
Ad is posted for 120 days
Categories Hebrew School/Sunday School
Focus Education & Schools, Youth
Organization Name Temple Beth-El of Jersey City
Job Location 2419 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, New Jersey
United States
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