Religious School Director Job Posting

Title: Or Tamid Religious School Director Job Posting

Or Tamid, the combined Religious School of Congregation Beth El – Ner Tamid (CBENT), a Conservative Synagogue in Broomall, PA and Congregation Or Shalom (Or Shalom), a Conservative Synagogue in Berwyn, PA is looking for an Educational Director to support Jewish family, spirituality, tradition and lifelong learning. The Education Director will run the mid-week programs at each individual synagogue, Wednesdays at CBENT’s William Sampson Religious School and Tuesdays at Or Shalom.

The Education Director works closely with clergy, administration, lay leaders and members to connect, engage and inspire our Religious School students and parents in Jewish study, culture, tradition and celebration. The Director will coordinate the curriculum, education, programming and family engagement for Or-Tamid Religious School, which is the blending of the CBENT and Or Shalom religious schools on Sunday mornings, and for the individual mid-week programs. The ideal candidate for this position should be an experienced educator who fosters a collaborative environment between staff, committees and the congregation. We seek a leader who is creative, accessible, and responsive to children and adults alike and able to inspire faculty, madrichim, students and parents to ‘think Jewish, feel Jewish, learn Jewish and do Jewish”.

  • Director of Education: Congregation Beth El – Ner Tamid (CBENT) and Congregation Or Shalom (Or Shalom)
  • Develops, implements, evaluates, and updates curriculum and programs as needed, in collaboration with clergy and lay leadership/committees and with input from parents.
  • Ensures Religious School curriculum is delivered with a philosophy that recognizes and celebrates the unique individuality of every student and variety of learning styles.
  • Recruits, interviews, hires, directs, observes, evaluates and helps retain highly qualified Religious School faculty, specialists, and special needs support. Provides professional development opportunities through staff meetings, internal and external programs, and coaching/mentoring.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of all Religious School processes including registration, class placement, use of technology, class services, book and material procurement, schedule/calendar management, and family and faculty handbooks.
  • Develops and implements family engagement programs as a component of Religious School. Interfaces with Bar and Bat Mitzvah tutors and clergy to engage families in the process leading up to their Simcha; schedules Bimah workshops for B’nai Mitzvah classes.
  • Develops and leads (or supervises a leader of) Tefillah for Jr. Congregation and Tot Shabbat.
  • Develops and implements holiday educational programming.

Engagement

  • Acts as an ambassador for CBENT / Or Shalom, fostering and actively engaging prospective members, current students and their parents and congregants, helping to create a welcoming environment
  • Engages congregants of all ages, facilitating connections within education and programming opportunities
  • Helps develop educational programs and marketing materials to recruit new students and their families, and to retain current students and families, encouraging their connection beyond educational programs in which they are presently enrolled.
  • Collaborates with the Director of the CBENT based K’tonton program and K’tonton’s administrative assistant to support our joint partnership and coordinate joint programming, mitzvah opportunities and fundraising.

Administrative

  • Plans and coordinates (with Clergy, School Board & lay leadership/committees) the calendars for Religious School, holiday programming, Junior Congregation and Tot Shabbat.
  • Communicates with parents via email, phone calls and snail mail in order to share the weekly schedule, information and feedback regarding their children, volunteer and learning opportunities,
  • Works with School Board to create school budget and programming
  • Attends Home and School, Board, and Staff meetings, and presents updates on a regular basis.
  • Works with the Synagogue administrations to submit payroll, coordinate calendars, exchange information, submit maintenance set ups and requests.
  • Remains current with research, trends, and innovations in synagogue education; attends professional development and city-wide Education Director meetings and programming
  • Looks for opportunities to apply for grants and take part in Jewish community initiatives; completes necessary paperwork.
  • Shops for supplies when needed; helps set up and clean-up programs
  • Works with religious school volunteers and mentors Madrichim/teen aides
  • Special Knowledge and Skills

Job will be approximately 25-28 hours per week and salary will be commensurate with experience.

Email cbentschool@gmail.com if you are interested in this posting.