Associate Director of Programs, Lehrhaus Judaica

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $70,000
Maximum: $100,000
Details: Salary commensurate with experience

Published

10/31/2018

Address

2736 Bancroft Way
Berkeley
CA
94704
United States

Description

Lehrhaus Judaica seeks a dynamic, creative individual to serve as Associate Director of Programs who will help shape the future of adult learning in the Bay Area. A focal point of the Associate Director of Programs’ efforts will be the creation of new structures for building Jewish communities focused on meaning, learning, and practice among adults in their 20’s and 30’s. Flexibility, depth of learning, relational, dialogical: these are all hallmarks of Lehrhaus Judaica and its work. As the Associate Director of Programs you will collaborate with a cohesive team of professionals and lay leaders who are evolving our pedagogic models and our mission in order to deepen our impact as a leader in Jewish learning in the Bay Area. It is an exciting time to join Lehrhaus’ staff as we rebrand, reposition -- and even re-name -- Lehrhaus Judaica as an organization that builds inclusive communities, through learning and practice, which inspire personal connections with Judaism.


What You’ll Do:

  • In partnership with Lehrhaus staff, develop and support vibrant Jewish learning experiences including courses, large scale public events, and study tours
  • Spearhead outreach efforts to create micro-communities of unaffiliated Jews (and their non-Jewish friends and partners)22-40 years old, living in the East Bay, in order to collaborate with them in the creation of Jewish experiences
  • Develop a sense of partnership and collaboration among our faculty, and be on the look-out for new facilitators and teachers for Lehrhaus programs
  • Build relationships with other Bay Area communal organizations in order to further our mission
  • Manage online program catalogue and registration processes
  • Manage contracts for content providers
  • Initiate and set goals for programs according to the strategic objectives of the organization
  • Devise program evaluation strategies and metrics to monitor performance and determine the need for improvements
  • Support with grant writing/reporting as it specifically relates to programs



What You’ve Accomplished:

  • Proven success in community building and outreach, and previous experience in program visioning and implementation
  • Experience as a teacher of Jewish content to adults
  • A Master’s Degree in Jewish Communal Service, Jewish Studies (or a related field), or Rabbinic Ordination


What You’ll Bring to the Job:

  • An approachable, engaging personality with outstanding interpersonal skills
  • A strong knowledge-base of Jewish content
  • Confidence initiating and running programs
  • An entrepreneurial spirit
  • A commitment to creating inclusive, vibrant and pluralistic Jewish communities
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team and to prioritize and handle multiple assignments and programs
  • Creative problem solving, proactive communication, and collaboration
  • Comfortable with technology and with learning new systems (Salesforce, WordPress, etc) and proficient user of social media
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, the Bay Area Jewish community is a plus


What You’ll Receive:

  • A competitive salary that is commensurate with experience
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance, Flexible Spending Account, generous PTO package, and parental leave
  • Professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities



About Lehrhaus Judaica: We are a unique entity within the Bay Area, and likely, within the United States. Serving over 1,500 adults annually, we are the most extensive organization providing lifelong Jewish learning within the region that is staunchly committed to non-denominational pluralism. We welcome Jews and non-Jews of all backgrounds to learn together in the same settings, and we consistently offer over a hundred learning experiences a year, at dozens of sites throughout the Bay Area. Our diverse modes of learning and our activities include seminars; language study; Kevah Groups; small circles studying Talmud, Zohar, and Jewish Thought; museum exhibits; daylong public events; study tours throughout the world; and publications of books and study guides. Inspired by Franz Rosenzweig, the founder of the German Lehrhaus, and his Lehrhaus colleagues, Martin Buber and Abraham Joshua Heschel, we believe that the highest level of learning occurs when student and teacher exchange places in educational settings -- many Lehrhaus participants have become facilitators of our programs -- and when questions become more important than answers.

We serve non-synagogue affiliated adult learners through our programs, and we have also functioned as the adult education provider for area synagogues and their congregants. We collaborate with JCCs, the JFCS Holocaust Center, synagogues, museums, and other Jewish institutions across nine counties in order to meet the educational needs of our fast-growing, highly diverse community.


To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to Rabbi Jeremy S. Morrison (Jeremy@lehrhaus.org), Executive Director of Lehrhaus Judaica.

Benefits

  • A competitive salary that is commensurate with experience
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance, Flexible Spending Account, generous PTO package, and parental leave

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to Rabbi Jeremy S. Morrison (Jeremy@lehrhaus.org), Executive Director of Lehrhaus Judaica.


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