Associate Director, DigitalJLearning

The Jewish Education Project - New York - Full time

The Jewish Education Project seeks an educational technology expert to become our Associate Director, DigitalJLearning. Reporting to the Director of DigitalJLearning, this position requires someone who can inspire, train, and coach educators, while respecting the practical realities of what it means to drive change in complex settings like Jewish day schools and part-time learning environments.

This job is full time and will be based out of The Jewish Education Project’s main office in Manhattan.

Who We Are:

The Jewish Education Project inspires educators, clergy, principals and lay leaders with new ideas, skills and invaluable networks. Our goal is to lead our children and families to be their best selves, feel more connected to Jewish community and make the world a better place. Our organization is nationally renowned for our leadership training, creative educational experiences and expertise in relationship-building. The Jewish Education Project’s impact can be seen through 800 educational programs in New York City, Westchester and Long Island, engaging over 160,000 Jewish children, teens and families of all backgrounds.

Why We Need You:

The day school/yeshiva enterprise in New York City comprises hundreds of schools and a student population of more than 100,000 and growing. The human and financial resources needed to drive towards excellence and innovation is breathtaking in its scope and scale. Beyond the numbers, the New York day school and yeshiva community also encompasses subsectors that are vastly dissimilar – in their ideologies, their approaches to governance and leadership, their educational priorities, and the learning needs of their student populations. Indeed, our schools range from those that compete with the city’s most cutting-edge private and public institutions to those that cannot afford to hire trained teachers.

Since 2011, DigitalJLearning (DigitalJ), an initiative of The Jewish Education Project with major funding from The AVI CHAI Foundation, has been helping Jewish day schools and yeshivotintegrate online and blended learning and educational technologyinto their classrooms. We believe that educational technology has the potential to enhance the quality of education, and must work in service of academic goals. In the hands of a good teacher, technology and blended learning can help to individualize instruction for all students, as well as provide students with access to learning opportunities that were previously unavailable. While day schools and yeshivot remain our primary areas of work, we are now working to expand our support to congregational part-time Jewish education settings.

Who You Are:

Advanced degree in education, educational technology, or related field

5+ years of experience in K-12 education with a track record of successful and meaningful technology integration

2+ years of experience successfully developing and delivering professional development on technology integration and/or blended and online learning

Thoroughly familiar with myriad technology tools educators use for learning and assessment

Comfortable and patient explaining complex concepts to people from diverse backgrounds, and with different learning preferences and levels of understanding

Familiarity with Judaic Studies in day schools or in part-time Jewish education

Understanding of, and ideally experience with, using technology to improve and individualize learning for students with learning disabilities

A strong level of comfort working across denominational and cultural sectors

Excellent communication skills verbally, both in person and virtually, as well as in writing

Excellent project management and organizational skills with attention to detail

Proficient in the use of online communication and collaboration tools

Extremely strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop strong relationships with a wide variety of people

Positive attitude and commitment to The Jewish Education Project’s mission

Able and willing to travel 10-20% (local and throughout North America)

Proficiency in Hebrew, working in a Hebrew language educational setting a major plus

What We Offer:

Salary range will be presented upon invitation of first interview

3 weeks paid time off in year 1 and increasing incrementally on a set schedule

Comprehensive health insurance

401k plan and matching

Commuter benefits

Early close on Fridays for Shabbat

Closed for most Jewish holidays

Shortened summer hours

Funds towards professional development

A positive working environment with exposure to great learning opportunities and a chance to meet and work with some of the top professionals in the field of Jewish education

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 incompliance with applicable local, state, and federal laws and without regard to non-work related factors such as race, color, religion/creed, gender, gender identity, 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.

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