Senior Manager, Early Childhood Education and Family 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. The power of harnessing knowledge and curating ideas to inspire the various stakeholders who influence Jewish education is a vital component of this work. We pilot new models, harness digital platforms to serve educators, and conduct ground-breaking research. We work closely with thought leaders and trailblazers to strengthen and build leadership in the field. Our work spans day schools, congregations, early childhood settings, teen programs and beyond, that increase the reach and impact of Jewish education for children, teens, and families.
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 seeks a dynamic full-time Senior Manager as an integral member of our New York programmatic team, focusing on professional development that supports the local early childhood education landscape. This position will design and lead professional development experiences, lead educator networks, serve as a resource and counsel to local educational leaders, and will collaborate with other organizations advancing Jewish early childhood education.
Reporting to the Managing Director, Professional Learning and Growth, New York, she/he/they will be a voice for innovation, change and new approaches in Jewish early childhood education as a field. The successful candidate will play a key role in creating and fostering Jewish educational environments and models that are responsive to today’s learners and families within a changing environment.
This position will:
• Serve as an integral member of the Program Team, using the collective work and experience to think through and develop innovative strategies
• Design and facilitate professional learning for educational directors and teachers
• Develop and facilitate networks that inspire participants to innovate, experiment, and share wisdom
• Serve as consultant to early childhood centers working on new approaches
• Cultivate and develop relationships with educators
• Work collaboratively with our team to plan conferences and webinars, develop resources, document our work, collect data, and participate in strategic planning and visioning
• Represent our team at professional conferences and at other regional meetings
• Partner with Paradigm Project/The Orchard to bring additional professional development opportunities to New York directors and teachers
• Oversee The Jewish Education Project’s participation in Project 412
• Supervise the Local Implementation Coordinator of Project 412
Experience, Qualifications, and Competencies
• 7 + years’ experience in the field of Early Childhood and Family Engagement that demonstrates track record of success; at least 5 of those years in a leadership role
• Experience with emerging trends and resources in the field of early childhood education
• Experience with leadership and professional development
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop relationships with a wide variety of stakeholder
• Ability to prioritize and manage various assignments in a multi-faceted role
• Creative disposition; motivated by experimentation; comfortable with succeeding, failing, and pivoting
• Successful experiences working within the diverse and pluralistic Jewish landscape
• 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
• Master’s degree in early childhood education, Jewish education, or related fields preferred
• Preferred candidates are recognized locally as a leader in Early Childhood Jewish Education
• The Jewish Education Project is dedicated to a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse workplace experiences and backgrounds. Please use your cover letter to tell us about your interest in our work and what you hope to bring to this role
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 careers@JewishEdProject.org. Please include the job title in the email subject line.
• The Jewish Education Project is an equal opportunity employer.
• Research shows that men apply for jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Yet, women and people who are systematically marginalized tend to only apply if they meet every requirement. If you believe that you could excel in this role, even if you don’t meet 100% of the criteria, we encourage you to apply.
Where You Work: Hybrid work environment with Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 520 Eighth Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10018 – Mondays and Fridays work from home.
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.