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Director of Lifelong Learning

An affiliate of Reconstructing Judaism, Congregation Beth Evergreen (CBE) respects and fosters inclusive Jewish life, where families from a wide variety of backgrounds learn, play, and serve together through religious school classes, Sabbath and holiday services, communal celebrations, and familial lifecycle events.

The CBE Director of Lifelong Learning ("Director") will work in partnership with CBE rabbi, Education Committee, Board and staff to set the educational vision and direction for lifelong learning for our entire community. The ideal candidate will have a passion for Jewish education and building community, helping us foster a multi-sensory, hands-on learning environment that is creative, innovative, and fosters positive working relationships with teachers, students, and families. Effective collaboration skills, flexibility and creativity are crucial to the position. The Director reports to the rabbi, the chair of the education committee, and the Board President of CBE.  

Responsibilities include: 

Instructional leadership

  • Develops curriculum and educational initiatives for religious school (K-7th grade);
  • Supports families relating to B'nei Mitzvah matters;
  • Coordinates and manages young family events and programs; and
  • Supervises (fee-based) life-long learning programs in conjunction with rabbi.

Personnel

  • ·       Recruits, hires, trains, and supervises teachers and religious school staff.

Communication

  • ·       Develops and implements yearly parent and teacher calendars;
  • ·       Organizes and facilitates family orientation and parent meetings;
  • ·       Maintains timely, accurate and attentive communication with families; and
  • ·       Authors a bi-monthly column in the CBE congregant newsletter.

Congregational Relations

  • Serves on Education Committee and provides timely updates;
  • Serves as Adult Education Committee member to ensure continuity;
  • Stays in regular communication with rabbi and temple staff; and
  • Attends religious school events.

Management of Religious School 

  • Develops and manages annual religious school budget with Education Committee
  • Researches and prepares grants as needed; and
  • Manages general administrative tasks to keep the religious school running smoothly.

Experience: 

A qualified individual for this position is one who has a degree in education or a related field or commensurate experience, a strong Judaic background, and supervisory experience. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of and proficiency in Hebrew, in the Jewish holidays, and a variety of units that emphasize Jewish values and ethics. Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills are a must.

Salary:

$20-$26K per year commensurate with experience
This is a part time (25 hour/week or flexible) position which includes a stipend for attendance at the annual RENA (Reconstructionist Educators of North America) convention, and other professional development opportunities.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter Attn: Director of Education to DLLsearch@bethevergreen.org. Email applications preferred. Applications are requested by September 12, 2021.

Tue, September 28 2021 22 Tishrei 5782