Seeking a mission-driven Jewish educational entrepreneur with a successful track record in designing, implementing, and growing innovative approaches to Jewish K-12, after-school programs and other family engagement opportunities.
About Us: Romemu is a Jewish spiritual community based on Manhattan’s Upper West Side with a growing national and international presence. Our progressive, inclusive community combines traditional Jewish scholarship and prayer with deep spirituality, expressed through music, mindfulness and Tikkun Olam.
Job Purpose: Romemu’s youth education leader will fashion the strategic direction of Romemu’s K-12 and family engagement work, with the opportunity to influence the Renewal movement’s approach to youth education.
Through the inspiration of Renewal/Neo-Hasidic Judaism, the Director of Youth and Family Education will: evolve Romemu’s K-12 Seekers Hebrew School curriculum; develop the youth education staff and resources; work with community stakeholders to envision the Shabbat and holiday experience for families; catalyze all aspects of spiritual growth for children and youth through each stage of Jewish development to and through their BMitzvah; and otherwise build a community of inter-generational families who seek to use Torah and Jewish liturgy as tools for leading lives full of joy, compassion and good works.
Reporting Structure: The Director of Youth and Family Education reports to the Senior Rabbi.
Roles and Responsibilities:
-Direct our Seekers Holistic Hebrew School’s (K-18) and Teen TLC (Teen Leadership Circle) program
-Serve as the on-site director for all youth and family programs during Shabbat, Holidays, and our Sunday Love in Action (community service) programs
-Oversee our Bmitzah Process– serving as the link between the Bmitzvah families, tutors, teachers, and clergy leading up to and on the B-mitzvah Day -and serve as onsite support on the day of
-Lead and grow our Youth and Family committee, enacting best practices for organizing, and energizing volunteers
-Research and apply for relevant grants that would allow us to further deepen our family engagements
-Serve as the advocate and liaison between our families, clergy, and community–getting to know each Romemu family member as genuinely as possible — continuously finding ways to more deeply engage them
-Continuously evaluate and actualize ways to expand the number of children and families who feel at home at Romemu–through programs, events, and other community building opportunities
-You are an MA-level Jewish educator/Rabbi or a BA-level educator with equivalent Jewish liturgical and other content knowledge
-You have at least 5-10 years experience successfully directing and growing a Jewish school, including a proven track record of overseeing standard school operational procedures, staff supervision, staff recruitment, professional development, and staff retention
-You have a proven track record of successfully building community
-You are child-centered, compassionate, grounded, a great listener, engaging, innovative, strategic, reflective, organized, and reliable
-You are both a leader and a team-player who is excited to be an integral part of the Romemu leadership team
-You like to be challenged, and thrive in a fast paced, always changing, “think on your toes” environment
-You have excellent organizational skills and follow through; you are good at communicating “next steps” to your team and colleagues.
-You are a visionary leader who also remains personally involved in tasks to ensure they are properly executed.
-You are personally drawn to Romemu’s mission and style of teaching and davening
Tuesday-Saturday, with Tuesdays, Thursdays, until 7/8pm.
Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Sharon@romemu.org; we will respond only to resumes that meet the criteria for the position.
Before you apply for this position, please make sure that your qualifications are consistent with the job requirements. Salary is competitive.