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Do you want to work somewhere that provides a curriculum framework and support, along with the freedom to be creative and bring your full self to your teaching? Park Slope Jewish Center is looking for enthusiastic Jewish educators and program professionals who want to work with a fantastic group of students and families in 2019 – 2020! Located in Brownstone Brooklyn (between the 7th Avenue and Prospect Park F Train stops), we are an egalitarian Conservative synagogue community that is defined by our inclusive spirit and our range of opportunities for spiritual renewal, growth, and participation.

Benefits to employment at the PSJC Hebrew School include: paid sick/excused absence, participation in meaningful and paid professional development sessions, High Holiday tickets, and working in a supportive, creative, and fun community. Part-time positions are salaried based on a competitive and transparent salary scale.

PSJC is an equal opportunity employer and seeks qualified applicants of all racial and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, and ages to apply to work within our school. Feel free to contact us directly with any additional questions and/or learn more about our Hebrew School at https://www.psjc.org/hebrew_school.Please email resumes and cover letters to Aileen Heiman, the Director of Youth Education and Family Programming, at aileen.heiman@psjc.org

We are also always looking to increase our database of substitutes, so if you are interested in a less regular commitment, but would like to join our team, please let us know.


PSJC is a place where Jewish experience is as important as Jewish learning and the individuality of students and teachers is recognized and honored. I spent 7 years working with the amazing students, families, and faculty at PSJC and it was always far and away the highlight of my week (even on a Sunday morning!).If I could take them all with me on my move cross-country, I would. 

Chava (Graduate Student)


The school's leadership emphasizes thinking creatively about how to create meaningful Jewish experiences and learning across the age spectrum. A great balance of support and freedom for teachers combined with a warm atmosphere for all. Students learn and have fun- the teachers do to! I highly recommend teaching at PSJC.

Lisa (Rabbinical Student, now Rabbi)


Teaching Hebrew school at PSJC is a way to be meaningfully involved with Jewish community, to get to know and build connections with generations coming after me, and to stretch my own Jewish learning and keep growing. It is great getting to know the students and fellow staff, and being part of the larger hopeful and compelling project of building a Jewish future. 

Tara (High School Teacher)

.EDUCATION DIRECTOR MATERNITY LEAVE COVERAGE

$8,000 - $10,000 based on experience and final job responsibilities
Opportunities for coverage of services and programs for additional compensation
This position will overlap, support, and shadow the current director for 2 – 3 weeks

February 2, 2020 – May 17, 2020*
15 weeks, including 2.5 weeks’ vacation (Feb 15 – 23 & 4/7 – 4/16)
15 - 20 hours per week, including 12 onsite
Tuesday | 2:30PM – 6:30PM
Wednesday | 2:30PM – 6:30PM               
Sunday | 9:00AM – 1:00PM                      


*It is expected that a candidate would also be available to meet with the current director, senior staff, and Hebrew School committee chairs for 3 – 5 hours during late January or early February, prior to the start of the position.


General Responsibilities:

  • Manage day-to-day logistics for the PSJC Hebrew School, including coordinating with teachers, finding substitutes, and overseeing set-up of classrooms
  • Supervise Hebrew School faculty, including reviewing lesson plans, classroom observation, and providing support as necessary
  • Track teacher absences and coordinate monthly payroll with PSJC Executive Director
  • Serve as primary contact for parents for Hebrew School related programming and concerns
  • Work with the Hebrew School Committee to help coordinate and publicize Purim programming, including the Shalach Manot campaign and Purim Carnival, and organize the annual Hebrew School Shabbat Dinner
  • Create weekly Shavuon newsletter for Hebrew School families and bi-weekly newsletter for Faculty
  • Communicate with PSJC staff to coordinate calendar, flyers, website, and weekly emails to the entire community
  • Work with PSJC facilities staff to ensure proper safety and set-up for Hebrew School classes and events
  • Facilitate or arrange facilitation for opening assembly/havdallah on Sunday mornings

    Qualifications:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to manage and relate to students and their families, and a diverse faculty
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can have a positive impact on both strategic and tactical initiatives
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Experience supervising and providing feedback
  • Strong computer skills, including ability to learn or prior experience with membership database systems and mass email tools
  • Engaging teaching experience
  • Strong organizational skills demonstrated by staying on top of the details of managing all aspects of the program.
  • Passionate about Jewish education and innovative learning methods
  • Familiarity with Conservative liturgy
  • Demonstrates understanding and full support of the mission, vision, values and beliefs of the congregation and can demonstrate those values to others

 

.HEBREW SCHOOL POSITIONS

Applicants to teach in our Hebrew School should feel comfortable teaching Hebrew, prayer, Bible, Jewish History and Jewish holidays in a creative and engaging way, and working as part of a team. Our curriculum is an integrated Judaics-Hebrew curriculum, with a focus on Jewish literacy and prayerbook Hebrew. PSJC is particularly looking for teachers who have experience in active learning methods, whether it be project-based learning, drama, games, or discussion, we're looking for teachers who are interested in creating dynamic learning environments.

Hebrew School positions are salaried positions based on a competitive rate and a transparent salary scale. For qualified candidates who meet the needs of our program, we are able to separate weekday and weekend positions. 

We currently have openings in the Hebrew School for:

HOURS

POSITION / GRADE

Wednesdays; 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Sundays; 9:30AM - 12:30PM

6th Grade Hebrew & Judaics (with some Shabbat commitments)
7th Grade Teacher (with some Shabbat commitments)

Saturdays; 9:30AM - 11:30AM

3rd - 6th Grade multi-grade classroom
 

*Note, Teachers are expected to arrive 15 minutes before classes begin and to remain until students are picked up by parents, unless there are other arrangements made.

EARLY ARRIVAL & SCHOOL PICK-UP

School Pick-Up | Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays, 2:30PM - 3:30PM

Applicants for these positions must be able to walk distances up to a mile while supervising a small group of students. These positions are open to applicants regardless of experience with Jewish teaching/subject matters, but you must have experience with children. High School and college students over the age of 16 are welcome to apply. These positions are paid per session at a rate based on experience and number of students, ranging from $20 - $40 per pick-up.

YOUTH PROGRAMMING COORDINATOR

This posiiton has been filled.

Thu, December 5 2019 7 Kislev 5780