Educator – Project-Based Jewish Enrichment
The Jewish Enrichment Center seeks full and part-time educators to join our Education Team. Enrichment Center educators design and implement our creative, child-driven, project-based educational approach with text at its core. Full-time educators spend significant time collaborating, developing exceptional teaching skills, and creating materials to take our educational approach nationwide.
At the Jewish Enrichment Center, children are co-creators of Judaism, empowered to inquire, conceive, and create their own Jewish lives. Children’s questions and ideas drive our learning process, integrating the arts, dialogue with peers, and our ancient and ongoing Jewish conversation. Our educational approach develops children’s Jewish literacy while simultaneously growing children’s skills for critical thinking, respectful disagreement, and empathy.
Come ready to learn and to contribute your strengths. Our Education Team is comprised of remarkable individuals who are intellectually curious, compassionate, dedicated to partnering with Jewish children in learning, and perpetually driven to advance their teaching and themselves.
In a Typical Day:
- In the morning, full-time educators contribute to ongoing research and curriculum development, and design and implement special programming for children, families, and community.
- Midday, we gather as a team for professional development or collaboration. Depending on the day, professional development might include Jewish text study; developing language that supports children as capable, curious learners; making materials (we make most of our own materials); designing experiences to extend children’s understanding; or setting out a classroom environment that lets children explore Judaism, reflect and deepen ideas, and connect with each other.
- In the afternoons, we teach! Apply your energy, insight, intellect, and creativity to partnering with children in Jewish exploration. Here, we don’t tell children what to think or believe; we ask questions, listen, and dig deeper.
- At the end of a session, we sing with parents, caregivers, and grandparents.
- Finally, we gather as a team again for post-session reflection.
- Experience working with children at a camp, synagogue school, or other formal or informal educational environment
- Significant understanding of Jewish cultural and religious practices
- Appreciation of diverse approaches to Judaism and Jewish life
- Ability to decode Hebrew, and memorize and use new Hebrew phrases
- Thrive in a fast-paced environment
- Be a flexible risk-taker
- Work well on a team
- Carry an innate commitment to high standards
- Excellent organizational and communication skills (oral, written, and interpersonal)
- Part-time and full-time positions available starting both immediately and in August. Full-time educators’ hours include Sunday mornings, Monday – Thursday afternoons, and occasional Fridays (for special days when schools are out of session).
- Especially during the first several months, we’ll work together on skills for our intensive educational approach. Leadership responsibilities will increase with experience.
- Educators must be able to commit to working at the Jewish Enrichment Center during the school year.
- Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please fill out an Employee Application.