Lead Educator for Tawonga Bar & Bat Mitzvah Program
We are looking for a passionate and creative teacher for our Bar & Bat Mitzvah Program! Applicants must have knowledge of and experience in teaching Jewish holidays, Jewish texts and Tefillah. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, creative, responsible and energetic. The Lead Educator is expected to develop and maintain strong rapport and communication with parents and the program coordinator throughout the school year.
Shared values and expectations:
Act as a representative of the organization and demonstrate its goals in a positive and professional manner to all. Demonstrate professionalism and accountability. Take initiative to analyze and solve problems, treat others with courtesy and respect, respond to staff needs, maintain a high degree of ethics, integrity and confidentiality.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as the lead educator at the Sunday Classes (10am - 5pm, once per month in San Francisco)
Lead learning sessions and electives at retreats. (two per year)
Co-lead family engagment and learning sessions.
Maintain consistent and effective classroom management.
Support the overall program.
Review and provide input on curriculum.
Work with Program Manager and Senior Jewish Educator to design retreats.
Maintain appropriate paperwork (family communication, attendance, student observation forms, etc.).
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and requirements:
Jewish education and experience
Experience leading Jewish rituals
Ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds, in particular youth
General interest in youth
Ability to work with pre-teens, teens, parents and community leaders
Able to represent agency mission
Diplomacy, tact, strong work ethic, and friendliness
Education, training and experience:
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
At least 5 years related experience
Considerable experience and skill working with youth
Knowledge of Camp Tawonga's Mission and Ethics
Skill leading various Jewish rituals
Supervised by the Program Director
Supervises assistant teacher and/or counselors
Must be able to attend Sunday classes (10am - 5pm, once in San Francisco).
Must be able to attend retreats at Marin Headlands two times per year.
Must work one to two hours in advance of each class preparing the materials.
Additional (optional) Opportunities :
Service Leadership for some of the participants
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required