Full-Time Jewish Educator

Full-Time Jewish Educator

Congregation Beth Elohim, a dynamic Reform Congregation of 1000 families in Park Slope, Brooklyn, seeks to hire full-time educators for it’s Kindergarten through 12th grade Jewish education program, Yachad. Yachad Educators work closely with the Director of Yachad and on a team of full time and part time educators. Our educators work to create engaging, exciting and high level formal and informal learning opportunities for students and their families in Grade K-12. To build an innovative program we are looking for teachers with a diverse skill set; Judaic studies, Hebrew Language, music, song leading, t’filah leading, STEM, dance, theater and visual arts.

Reports to: Director of Yachad

Department: Yachad

Hours: This is a Full-Time position, there will be periodic evening, holiday and weekend work is expected throughout the academic year.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:

  • Curriculum development and classroom teaching

  • Work with Educators and Clergy to make sure that programming is consistent and meaningful.

  • Attend professional development, work with mentors and turn-key learning to colleagues

  • Create opportunities for family engagement and programming that aligns with grade level curriculum; from development through implementation

  • Planning and logistics for grade level in-house and out of house trips; including the Yachad Retreat.

  • Develop meaningful relationships with students and families

  • Ongoing communication with parents and overall CBE community; email, phone, in-person, social media, etc.

  • Be a supportive member of the CBE team

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (Masters degree a plus)

  • A minimum of 2 years of previous leadership experience (including teaching, camp staff, youth group advisor, etc.)

  • Dedication to teaching and experience working with children

  • excellent organization and communication skills (oral, written and interpersonal)

  • passion for Judaism and Jewish education

  • Solid Jewish background and literacy, facility with Hebrew language a plus

  • A team player with sound organization and time management skills that interacts positively with all team members to meet CBE’s objectives.

  • Background check required

Communication:

Ability to maintain privacy and confidentiality. Requires good oral and written communication skills.

This describes the current position and is not an employment contract. We reserve the right to modify job duties and responsibilities at any time.

To perform a variety of manual tasks; follow oral and written directions; plan and complete assigned duties on a regular schedule; maintain good working relationships with others. To follow all company policies as outlined in the employee handbook. Please email your resume and cover letter to: Yachad@cbebk.org if you would like to be considered for this position.

-- Kate Meltzer Yachad Department Coordinator Congregation Beth Elohim 274 Garfield Place Brooklyn, NY 11215 718-768-3814 x 100 Fax: 718-768-7414 http://congregationbethelohim.org/yachad

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