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[February 2024] We're hiring an Religious School Director!

We are Kol Shalom: a vibrant Reform Jewish community finding meaning, building connections, mending the world—together. Kol Shalom is a community of approximately 110 households in beautiful Bainbridge Island, WA. Defined by joyful song, study, prayer and celebration, Kol Shalom strives to connect with the traditions and values of Judaism, while building an inclusive and egalitarian community with ruach (spirit) and kavanah (intention). From our roots as a small chavurah in the 1980s, Congregation Kol Shalom has evolved into a congregation affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism with our own building; our full-time Rabbi, Dario Feiguin; Shabbat services every Saturday; a thriving Religious School; and a calendar full of events from adult education to social action to holiday celebrations.

Commitment to Disability, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Congregation Kol Shalom is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of
this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided with reasonable
accommodations. Congregation Kol Shalom is an equal opportunity employer and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual
orientation, disability, age, or any other category protected by local, state, or federal laws.

Religious School Director
RS Director

[Posted February 5, 2024] CKS is seeking an innovative, enthusiastic Reform Jewish Educator to serve as the part-time director of our religious school program for grades 1-8. As the leader of our school, the Director cultivates a love of Jewish life and learning among our children and families. The Director will be responsible for running our religious school and helping to promote a culture of authentic hospitality, sacred care and connected community in interactions with fellow staff, congregants, and the greater community.  The Director reports to the Rabbi and the Religious School Committee Chair.

Responsibilities include:

  • Foster excitement and enthusiasm for Jewish learning and community participation

  • Oversee all aspects of the Religious School and Hebrew School including hiring and supervising staff, modifying Shalom Learning curriculum as needed, scheduling, budgeting, and obtaining necessary supplies and materials

  • Coordinate program to train high-school students as assistant teachers (Madrichim)

  • Oversee creation and implementation of supplemental programs including family education, t’filah, opening day, all school programs, and holiday observances with support from our Rabbi and teaching staff

  • Partner with the Rabbi, Religious School Committee, and teachers on educational programming

  • Serve as a teacher

  • Communicate with parents, students, teachers, and the congregation

  • Attend meetings as needed

  • Pursue their own professional, Jewish, and personal growth

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with and credentials in education and/or Jewish youth programming, including Jewish camp

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with congregants, clergy, and staff with tact, patience, discretion, and a willingness to be of service

  • Excellent time management, capacity to prioritize, and problem-solving

  • Experience working with children with learning differences and behavior challenges

  • Knowledge of Jewish practices, holidays, and customs

  • Participate in the life of the Kitsap County and wider Jewish communities

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, social media, and video conference technology

  • B.A. or B.S.

  • Ability to lead informal worship; song leading and ability to play guitar or other instruments is not required but a plus

Environment: This job operates in a professional, in-person and hybrid environment.  The school meets in-person approximately 18 Sundays during the school year.  Much of the planning work can be done remotely.  Attendance at family-oriented Shabbats and holidays is optional. This role routinely uses standard office equipment, including a computer and a cell phone. The employee is generally required to spend extended periods of time sitting, typing, and working at a computer. Person must be able to stand, walk, and climb stairs when school is in session. May require the ability to occasionally lift and transport items.

Salary:  $26,000 to $32,000, depending on experience and qualifications.  (We anticipate this position will be approximately 30% time.)

State date: Preferred start date is May 2024.

To apply: Please email a resume and a cover letter summarizing your interest in the position and relevant experience to David Schor, Religious School Committee Chair at Applications will be reviewed on receipt, until a candidate is hired.

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