About Bethesda Jewish Congregation
The Director of Education role includes strategic planning, implementation, and oversight of educational programs for the congregation and curriculum for its religious school. The Director of Education will serve as a liaison within the congregation and the metropolitan community.
Clergy Roles and Responsibilities will include:
· Lead Friday night and/or Saturday Morning services 12 - 16 weeks per year both with the senior rabbi and independently.
· Lead Shiva Minyanim as needed when requested to do so by the senior rabbi.
· Teach Adult Education classes a minimum of four 90 minute sessions per year.
· Create Divrei Torah and supply newsletter articles on a regular basis as requested.
· Attend synagogue events and be an active participant in the life of the community.
The Director of Education Roles and Responsibilities will include:
Design and oversee curriculum development and implementation
Plan and execute school-wide programs, e.g. holiday celebrations, school projects, trips
Plan and execute cross-generational family education programs
Oversee adult education programs
Coordinate interfaith educational programming
Develop monthly articles for the BJC newsletter
Represent BJC at local Jewish Education associations
Seek and apply for grants to support educational programs and experiential learning
Manage faculty: Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate (at least annually) teachers; provide ongoing staff development; support teachers in implementation of curriculum, including differentiation of instruction
Engage families: organize congregational volunteers to assist in the school and in programs; devise methods for strengthening the home-school connection; support families in their interactions with the synagogue; conduct monthly meetings with Education Committee
Develop written communication: create and distribute parent handbook, permission slips, school calendar, letters to parents
Attend monthly Board of Trustees’ meetings: provide written monthly updates regarding Religious School and family education programs
Create and submit Annual School Budget
Become an active member within the daily life of the congregation: attend congregational activities and services
Community outreach: Respond to inquiries about Religious School; serve as the BJC liaison during community outreach events
Manage the Religious School office: In consultation with the synagogue administrator, order and purchase supplies; establish and maintain files (including teacher contracts); respond to phone messages, mail, and email