Since our founding in 1825, B’nai Jeshurun (BJ) has been at the forefront of the American Jewish experience. As we approach our third century, our vision is focused on the spiritual work of transformation and on the creation of a Jewish spiritual path that is authentic and profound, and helps each member seek and live their purpose to the fullest.
Our spiritual leaders and our almost 1,800 member families share a vision of a diverse, dynamic, and welcoming community that offers many paths to Jewish religious life, while supporting one another in their spiritual quests. We are committed to honoring tradition while re-imagining and innovating our practices and programs to create vibrant Jewish life for the 21st century.
BJ is in its fifth year of implementing a strategic plan that was completed in spring 2015 after more than a year of intensive work by our members, spiritual leaders, and staff. The plan is built around four pillars: Strengthening Community Connections and Building a Shared Sense of Belonging; Prayer, Music, and Spiritual Practice; Responding to the Prophetic Vision through Social Justice and Hesed; and Engaging and Supporting Jewish Families in their full diversity.
With the fourth pillar particularly in mind, we are seeking a Parent and Family Engagement Coordinator to join the Family Life and Learning team, with the primary responsibility of overseeing young family education from birth through 2nd grade.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive leader, able to relate to parents with a focus on young families. The position will rely heavily on the coordinator’s administrative and organizational skills to help support and implement new programming for this crucial demographic. As such, this position requires a high level of interpersonal skills and the ability to be effective in various roles. The ideal candidate will seek out creative ways to connect with parents, young families, and to the wider BJ community.
This is a full-time position. The right candidate will be one who can make, at least, a two year commitment to this department. The Coordinator is an active part of the Family Life and Learning Department and a regular fixture on Shabbat, holidays, and in the community of BJ families. The Coordinator will report to the Director of Family Life and Learning.
Management and Administration
Qualifications, Skills, and Experience
While BJ is primarily a virtual organization at the time of this posting, we anticipate a structured return to in-person programming and work over the summer of 2021. As such, all candidates must be able to work remotely comfortably, and be available to report to the campus in-person as needed related to their work, with 72 hours advance notice, while following all relevant city and state COVID-19 travel guidelines.
Benefits package will be offered to full-time employees, including health insurance, dental, vision, professional development, and more.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
B’nai Jeshurun is committed to creating a staff culture and congregational community that is accessible, inclusive, and equitable. In particular, we have been on a journey over the past several years to understand the history and impact of racism in America, within the American Jewish community, and within the BJ congregation and staff in particular. We seek to build a community and staff that reflects and celebrates the diversity of America, as well as of the Jewish community, and are looking for team members who want to be part of our ongoing learning, and to contribute to it.
People of Color, Jews of Color, Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Since our founding in 1825, B’nai Jeshurun (BJ) has been at the forefront of the American Jewish experience. As we approach our third century, our vision is focused on the spiritual work of transformation and on the creation of a Jewish spiritual…