Kolot Chayeinu is a 24-year-old progressive independent congregation in Brooklyn. We are seeking teachers for our growing Children's Learning Program to begin in Fall 2017.
We are looking for innovative and creative educators interested in engaging with a diverse community across family structures, genders, religious beliefs, and economic, cultural, racial and ethnic backgrounds. We strive to provide learning that enhances and reflects our communal diversity, and are seeking educators who are likewise committed.
We are looking to fill several positions in our weekly elementary age program. These tracks require good and clear Hebrew (print) and English handwriting, and confidence and familiarity in teaching Torah, ethics, Jewish holidays and tefillah/prayer.
The ideal candidate will also have some experience in either community organizing and activism, anti-bias work, arts, arts-education and/or experiential education.
At Kolot Chayeinu, we have developed the core curriculum for each kitah (grade), provide a week-by-week "road map" for the lessons, and provide supportive materials, activity suggestions, and resources for teachers to use as they develop their own lesson plans within our framework and structure. We strive for a healthy balance of support and supervision and teachers getting to express and develop their own individual approaches to lessons and activities.
Some teaching positions involve collaborative lesson planning with one or two other teachers working with the same age-group. The process involves weekly email exchanges, managing shared digital files, and quarterly in-person meetings. We also provide regular professional development opportunities throughout the year.
We are interviewing for positions that meet weekly on Mondays after school and positions that meet weekly on Thursdays after school. All programs take place in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. All positions are paid, part-time.
Please email your resume, cover letter, and two references with the subject "EDUCATOR POSITION" to firstname.lastname@example.org.