Posted on July 9, 2019
Central Synagogue works tirelessly toward a world in which Judaism is central to the lives of Jews everywhere and is a profound and positive force for humanity. We are relentless in our pursuit of that goal – constantly evolving and always seeking new ways to be “more excellent.” We reach far beyond the walls of our synagogue to learn, worship, serve and continually redefine what it means to be Jewish today.
Early childhood is a magical time of discovery for children and their parents. At Central Synagogue, one of the largest Reform congregations in North America located in Midtown Manhattan, we provide children with rich learning and growth experiences that establish them as lifelong learners and celebratory experiences that connect them to the joys of Judaism through an exploration of values, traditions, and rituals.
The Head Teacher is a member of the Central Synagogue May Family Nursery School teaching team who shares in the education, care, and well-being of his or her assigned group of students. Under the guidance of the Nursery School administration, the Head Teacher is required to implement planned curriculum, maintain written plans, provide a developmentally appropriate classroom environment, determine classroom and individual student goals, mentor colleagues on the teaching team, participate in team meetings and to uphold the objectives and overall philosophy of the Central Synagogue May Family Nursery School, a program inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy of Early Childhood Education as part of an overall emergent, constructivist approach. The Head Teacher reports to the Early Childhood Director.
The Executive Assistant reports to the Executive Director and plays a critical role in the coordination of Board activities to ensure effective oversight of meetings, communications, and compliance with our bylaws. He/she also plans and maintains the annual calendar for key events for staff and board, coordinates all staff meetings and events, board events, as well as special congregational events including the annual meeting. He/she plays a critical role in the High Holy Days including coordination of our community service, and other projects as needed, including, for example, oversight of work planning across the Executive Director’s team. He/she also supervises the front desk/receptionist who manages our main phone line, office supplies, and other related tasks. Additionally, he/she supports with assistance from the receptionist, the Executive Director with calendar management, travel, expense reporting and other administrative tasks. This individual must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment, able to work independently and operate with high attention to detail. He/she will interface regularly with senior staff, board, and our congregation. Outlined below is a more detailed list of key responsibilities. Given the nature of synagogue work, a great deal of flexibility and a ‘can-do’ attitude are essential as we work to address the needs of a large community.
December 5, 2019
Provide operational support to the religious school, Family Engagement and camp programs.
Director of the Religious School with a dotted line to Camp Director during the summer
June 17, 2019
Central Synagogue, a 503(c) religious organization, employs 80 full-time and 30+ part time staff positions in more than a dozen departments, including our Religious School; Nursery School and Early Childhood Center; clergy study; membership, finance, communications, technology, development, maintenance, events, and administrative support teams. Our staff, which we consider "a team," is committed to excellence in our work. Central offers generous benefits and paid time off to its employees. We invite you to review our current openings and apply here. Central Synagogue is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
X Central Synagogue will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship, military status, marital status, physical and mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. It is the policy of the Congregation that certain positions must be filled by persons of the Jewish faith as a bona fide occupational qualification. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. All employees, regardless of position, are expected to maintain and contribute to this policy.