Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Job Posting: Religious School Coordinator at Congregation Emanu-El of NYC

Congregation Emanu-El, the first Reform congregation in New York City, seeks to hire a full-time Religious School Coordinator. This is a new position that is being created as an outcome of a year-long process of re-envisioning congregational learning.

The Religious School Coordinator will be responsible for the planning and execution of formal and informal learning experiences for Religious School-aged students and their families during and outside of school hours. Key responsibilities will include the day-to-day operation of the Religious School, managing departmental projects and program initiatives, and staffing events. Additionally, the Coordinator will assist the Director of Life-Long Learning in research and development, curriculum design, recruitment, placement, and evaluation.

The Religious School Coordinator will:

  • Develop and manage systems for scheduling, logistics, and daily operations for all departmental activities.
  • Oversee implementation of departmental policies and procedures.
  • Manage all internal and external communication and publicity, including writing, editing and formatting sections of the congregation’s website.
  • Maintain accurate departmental information systems and databases and document all activities .
  • Manage the departmental budget and supervise expenditures and payroll.
  • Manage substitute teachers and guest educators, volunteers, and temporary staff.
  • Coordinate all on and off-site facility use, including set-up and clean-up, technology, maintenance and security, and transportation.
  • Staff and supervise activities in and out of the Religious School.
  • Provide daily coverage and emergency and crisis management.
  • Handle additional routine administrative tasks as needed.

The ideal candidate:

  • Brings new ideas and the ability to implement them
  • Has excellent interpersonal, writing, and organizational skills
  • Effectively sets priorities and manages multiple tasks organizational skills
  • Has a strong knowledge of applicable technology, including database management
  • Is a team player, working collaboratively with other staff and parents
  • Is familiar with Hebrew language and Reform Jewish liturgy
  • Builds a pluralistic and Reform Jewish environment
  • Is committed to professional growth
  • Is passionate, fun, enthusiastic, creative, and energetic
  • Thinks big picture: How school-oriented activities fit into congregational living and learning

This is a challenging position that brings with it tremendous opportunity for achievement. We seek reflective practitioners who are committed to professional growth, are effective team-members, and who are able to share a love for learning and of Judaism with all members of our synagogue community. An advanced degree in Education and/or Judaic Studies is preferred.

The position requires evening and weekend work throughout the academic year. The ideal starting date will be July 10, 2007. This is a full-time, senior level position with benefits. Salary is a minimum of $55K based on experience. The Religious School Coordinator will be supervised by the Director of Life-Long Learning and will coordinate responsibilities with the Religious School Office Administrator and administrative staff in other departments.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Saul Kaiserman, Director of Life-Long Learning at Congregation Emanu-El.

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