GenMTL seeks a dynamic and creative individual to serve as the Senior Jewish Educator. The SJE will build relationships with Jewish students and young adults in Montreal, develop innovative and dynamic Jewish programming, and provide educational leadership and vision to GenMTL.
The selected candidate will ensure the following in the area of innovative programming:
- Identify opportunities to creatively infuse current programming with Jewish content within the GenMTL structure.
- Work one-on-one with Individuals within the GenMTL cohort to create new and meaningful Jewish journeys.
- Serve as a consultant and resource to GenMTL professionals and leaders to foster user-driven, Jewishly enriched programming.
- Work with GenMTL micro-communities and staff to plan and implement dynamic programming around Jewish ritual and practice.
- Oversee and ensure Jewish learning opportunities, leadership development and social justice initiatives on campus and in the greater Montreal community.
Candidates must have skills in building relationships and engagement:
- Build and maintain an engagement portfolio through Jewish enrichment, creating spaces for meaningful one-on-one and group dialogues to foster Jewish exploration and growth.
- Assess communal needs with GenMTL staff, and identify trends discovered from repeated engagement work.
- Working with the marketing and communications team, utilize social media in creative ways to engage target audiences.
- Experiences must appeal to engaged, under-engaged and unengaged populations identifying with Judaism in diverse ways.
- Appreciate the different cultures that make up the many micro-communities across the greater Montreal area, and be able to cater to the interests and personas that make the needs of each distinct
Leadership and Educational Vision
Creating and implementing a leadership and education vision is a must for any successful candidate:
- Bring relevant Jewish knowledge to leadership development and training opportunities
- Empower community members to take ownership of their Jewish communities, cultivating dynamic leaders
- Work as a member of the GenMTL senior staff team to support and empower professionals to play an active role in Jewish learning with their constituents
- Serve as the educator for immersive experiences including but not limited to March of the Living, service-learning, and Birthright Israel trips
- Enhance and implement GenMTL’s learning initiatives and program curriculums including but not limited to MIT (Madrichim in Training) and Leadership Development.
Administration, Supervision, and Management
The Senior Jewish Educator will oversee the following:
- Support GenMTL and community professionals in pursuing their own Jewish journeys, helping them to find sources of personal Jewish enrichment, and encourage and guide them to be comfortable facilitating Jewish enrichment experiences with their constituents.
- Participate as a member of the GenMTL team in major programs, and support GenMTL initiatives, fundraising efforts, etc. as needed.
- Track and evaluate progress to show growth and impact.
A Top Candidate Will:
- Have a Bachelor's degree as well as a graduate degree in either Education, Jewish Education, Rabbinic ordination, certificate in informal education or other similar degree.
- Possess 4-6 years of work experience in any of the following fields: grass-roots community organizing, Hillel, youth movements, camping, experiential Jewish education.
- Possess a strong knowledge base of Jewish content, ranging from traditional Jewish texts to contemporary Jewish wisdom, culture and unconventional Jewish content.
- Act as a community organizer, working with a vision and thinking strategically about how to engage constituents in activities that revolve around Jewish enrichment, including networks that may not naturally be gravitating towards Jewish identity building.
- Have an authentic and approachable personality that enables the individual to use his or her story and interests to connect with young adults and inspire them to deepen their connection to Jewish thought, expression and action, while maintaining professional boundaries.
- Bring a deep passion for building pluralistic communities, and for creating welcoming, vibrant and deeply enriching environments on our campuses and across Montreal's young adult community.
- Be a highly motivated entrepreneur and self-starter, with strong written, verbal, interpersonal, and online (including social media) communication skills.
- Proven track record in building curriculum, devising and implementing strategy and measuring impact.
- Managerial or supervisory experience, supervising staff and/or volunteers (student or adult).
- Work well independently and as part of a team, in a fast-paced environment where prioritizing, multi-tasking, organization and attention to detail are essential.
Salary commensurate with experience. Job commences August 1, 2018.
About Hillel Montreal:
Hillel Montreal is proud to be part of GenMTL. GenMTL inspires the diverse U40 of the 514. Rooted in Jewish values of community, education and giving, GenMTL offers innovative and meaningful experiences that speak to you. For more information on Federation CJA, click here - https://www.federationcja.org/
About Hillel International:
In 1923, Rabbi Benjamin Frankel started Hillel with humble means, a noble mission and a breathtaking vision: to convey Jewish civilization to a new generation. Today, Hillel International continues to enrich the lives of Jewish students and is the largest Jewish campus organization in the world at more than 550 colleges and universities across North America and around the world. As Hillel evolves as an organization, the missio n remains steadfast: to create lasting connections with students that foster an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel and train them to become the next Jewish leaders.
Hillel Montreal is affiliated with Hillel International. Hillel In ternational enriches the lives of Jewish students so they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.
DO NOT APPLY ON THIS WEBSITE. Interested candidates should email CV's to Naomi Mazer, Director, Young Adult Engagement (17-24) – FederationCJA, GenMTL firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Hillel Montreal
Hillel at Stanford is the heart of Jewish life on The Farm, which is rich with Jewish institutions and individual teachers wanting to connect with our curious students. Our goal is to leverage everything that is amazing about Judaism and Stanford to help about 550 Jewish undergrads and 1200 Jewish graduate students (and Stanford faculty and staff) make an enduring commitment to Jewish life. We constantly ask ourselves “How might we inspire the full range of students to create compelling Jewish experiences with campus-wide impact?” We are looking for a curator to bring educational vision, creativity and coherence to the Jewish offerings we provide students.