Education Consultant, Relationships, Northern New Jersey (Part-Time Jewish Education)
The Jewish Education Project
New York, NY
Opportunity for Impact
The Jewish Education Project is devoted to ensuring that Jewish education is in tune with the forces that impact our world and our communities in a changing environment. We believe that in a rapidly changing world, Jewish education must continually evolve to meet the needs of the Jewish community. The power of harnessing knowledge and curating ideas to inspire the various stakeholders who influence Jewish education is a vital component of this work.
Jewish learning is intended to help us understand ourselves, our communities, and the world around us. Jewish wisdom, traditions, and culture are resources for navigating the joys and challenges of our daily lives, enabling all of us to thrive. In this complex and challenging world, the work of Jewish education is more urgent than ever.
We are committed to bringing the most creative solutions to a field that must remain relevant and meaningful in the lives of Jewish youth and their families today and tomorrow. For more information about The Jewish Education Project, please visit www.jewishedproject.org.
The Jewish Education Project is expanding its national professional development portfolio. We seek to welcome a part-time Education Consultant, (.3 FTE) as an integral member of the program team, focusing on relationship building and professional development that supports education in pluralistic and progressive Jewish environments in Northern New Jersey. S/he/they will be a voice for innovation, change and new approaches in Jewish education and will also play a key role in creating and fostering Jewish educational environments and models that are responsive to today’s learners and families.
This position will focus on building relationships with educational leaders in the Northern New Jersey catchment area and working with a team to design and lead professional development experiences and initiatives in that community.
Reporting to the Managing Director, Professional Learning and Growth (National) s/he/they will play a key role in The Jewish Education Project’s work to reorient Jewish education toward new/progressive educational philosophies (broadly encompassed in a thriving orientation) using our new aspirations framework as a guide. This work also includes strengthening educational leaders so that they have the skills needed to lead and make in their organizational systems.
Building community, providing support and resources to educational leaders in Northern New Jersey
Working with a team to design, implement, and facilitate professional learning programs in Northern New Jersey
Working collaboratively with our team to develop resources, document work, collect data, and participate in strategic planning and visioning in support of Jewish educators in Northern New Jersey
Be in ongoing dialogue with relevant members of the Jewish Education Team at The Jewish Education Project
Be a spokesperson and advocate for new models of engagement in Northern New Jersey
Contributing to The Jewish Education Project social media platforms
Experience, Qualifications, and Competencies
Candidates with diverse cultural, educational, and experiential backgrounds are urged to apply
10+ years of experience in pluralistic and progressive Jewish educational environments that demonstrate his/her/their track record of educational success
At least 5 years’ experience as the leader of a program, initiative, or organization strongly preferred
Extremely strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop strong relationships with a wide variety of people
The ideal candidate will have a creative disposition and be motivated by experimentation and therefore comfortable with succeeding, failing, and pivoting
The Ideal Candidate will have multiple of the following
Experience facilitating cohorts
Experience facilitating professional development for various constituencies
Experience leading or teaching in a year-round part-time Jewish educational environment
Coaching and/or consulting experience/certification
M.A. in Jewish education, Jewish communal leadership, MSW or related degree preferred
Ability to lead and partner with integrity and inspiration; flexibility and openness to working with professional and volunteer community leaders
Capable of teaching others to expand the circle of skill; creativity and ability to push and inspire others to think beyond the traditional educational landscape to use new concepts and strategies
Entrepreneurial self-starter; a problem solver with top notch planning and prioritizing skills
A persuasive and passionate communicator, both written and oral
What We Offer
Competitive salary in the range of $30,000-$39,000 depending on experience, beginning as soon as possible
A positive work environment with exposure to great learning opportunities and the chance to work with top professionals in the field of Jewish Education
How to Apply
Please submit resume and cover letter to careers@JewishEdProject.org. Please include the job title in the email subject line.
The Jewish Education Project is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications accepted immediately.
Hybrid work environment with some days on site in Northern NJ and others remote or from one of The Jewish Education Project offices
The Jewish Education Project aims to select, place and train the best qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience, so as to provide equal employment opportunity for all our employees in compliance with applicable local, state, and federal laws and without regard to non- work related factors such as race, color, religion/creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected class. We encourage and support diversity and tolerance in our workplace.