Senior Manager, Day Schools and Yeshivot

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

Position Overview 
The Jewish Education Project seeks to welcome a full-time Senior Manager as an integral member of the Day Schools and Yeshivot team, as well as the Program team. Reporting to, and working alongside, the Senior Managing Director, Day Schools and Yeshivot & School Food Services, s/he/they will play a key role in managing the day-to-day operations of the department. 

The successful Senior Manager will be a primary point person to, and advocate for, New York area Yeshivot and Day Schools. This work will include following trends in the field and leveraging government funds to implement professional development solutions that respond to the moment. 

Key Responsibilities 
  •    Management of day-to-day workflow of the Day School and Yeshivot Team 
  •    Serve as a primary point person to, and establishing trusted relationships with, school leaders; supporting them through a “client centered” approach
  •    Lead the development and implementation of the Annual Day School Conference and Annual Summer Professional Development
  •    Identify expert consultant partners; Nurture consultant and Vendor relationships; Manage contracting with said partners/vendors.
  •    Explore and promote promising and proven research-based education and other school-based programs and practices.
  •    Facilitate General Studies Principals council and other leadership networks
  •    Understand and, alongside team members, navigate city and state education processes on behalf of local schools.
  •    Represent the Agency at conferences, government meetings and with communal partners
  •    Facilitate maximization of government and philanthropic resources

Experience, Qualifications, and Competencies ​
  •    Candidates with diverse cultural, educational, and experiential backgrounds are urged to apply
  •    7+ years of experience in or connected to education; intimate knowledge of day school/yeshivot preferred
  •    At least 2 years’ experience as the leader of a program or initiative strongly preferred
  •    Comfortable working across all sectors of the Jewish Community
  •    Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop strong relationships with a wide variety of people
  •    Excellent project management and organizational skills with diligence and commitment to follow-through, including documentation of work
  •    Proven capacity to support multiple programs and projects simultaneously 
  •    Previous experience with government funding preferred
  •    Collaborator, self-starter and active listener; flexible in thought and practice 
  •    Computer proficiency required
  •    Positive attitude and commitment to The Jewish Education Project’s mission
  •    Yeshiva experience and Yiddish language a plus
  •    Master’s Degree in Jewish education or related field preferred

What We Offer
  •    Competitive salary in the range of $90,000-110,000 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 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. ​​​​​​