Manager, Teen Education and Engagement
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.
Today’s Jewish teens are distinctly different from those of previous generations. For the past decade, The Jewish Education Project has researched teens (see Generation Now and GenZ Now) and has led the field in transforming teen education and engagement to speak to this generation.
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 welcomes a full-time Education Manager as an integral member of the program team, focusing on New York-based teen educators in pluralistic and progressive Jewish educational environments, particularly in congregations, JCC’s and independent organizational environments. This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to help create and implement a cutting-edge, sophisticated program that is changing the landscape of Jewish teen engagement in New York.
Working closely with our innovative educational team, s/he/they will support the vision for the future of teen education and engagement, support and lead educator networks, design and lead professional development experiences, manage a portfolio of relationships (including primary ownership of NY JCC partnerships), and provide coaching/consulting to teams of educational “change agents.”
We are seeking a skilled, motivated, and experienced educator to bring a fresh voice to our team as we build a robust program of professional training and professional networks and to:
• Cultivate and develop relationships with youth professionals working in a broad range of
settings, in person and online
• Build community and provide support for youth professionals via networks, workshops, and
• Develop, lead, and manage professional development experiences and initiatives
• Foster and sustain relationships with teen professionals and with JCC stakeholders.
• Contribute to The Jewish Education Project’s New York strategy to enhance the learning and expertise of professionals and other stakeholders working with the teen population
• Build intentional communities of practice and learning among teen professionals
• Respond to evaluative data to further the understanding of teens
• Ensure that The Jewish Educator Portal resources are timely and relevant to the teen education field
• Work collaboratively with our team to develop resources and innovative strategies, document our work, collect data, and participate in strategic planning and visioning
• Teach/Lead content-rich sessions on behalf of The Jewish Education Project at conferences
• Contribute to The Jewish Education Project social media platforms
• Lead or collaborate on other educational initiatives/programs as needed.
Experience, Qualifications, and Competencies
• 5+ years of experience in teen or experiential education/coaching/mentoring that demonstrates his/her/their track record of educational success; deep knowledge of the national teen education and engagement landscape
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop meaningful relationships with a wide variety of people
• A creative disposition motivated by experimentation and therefore comfortable with
succeeding, failing, and pivoting
• Successful experiences working within the diverse and pluralistic Jewish landscape
• May have experience in a JCC, Congregation, Jewish camp setting, or another Jewish education/engagement space
• Master’s Degree in Jewish Education, Social Work, Political Science, Jewish Communal
Service, 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
• Candidates with diverse cultural, racial, educational, and experiential backgrounds are urged to apply
• Entrepreneurial self-starter; a problem solver with top notch planning, organizing, and prioritizing skills
• A persuasive and passionate communicator, both written and oral.
What We Offer
• Competitive salary in the range of $75,000-$85,000 depending on experience.
• Three weeks paid time off in year 1; increasing incrementally on a set schedule
• Comprehensive health insurance
• 401k plan
• Paid family leave
• Commuter benefits
• Early close on Fridays for Shabbat and closed for most Jewish holidays
• Shortened summer hours
• A positive work environment with exposure to great learning opportunities and the chance to work with some of the 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.
Hybrid work environment with Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 520 Eighth Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10018.
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.