Job Opening: Project Director

Monday, May 3, 2004

Hebrew Union College-Institute of Jewish Religion and The Jewish Theological Seminary of America seek a Project Director for a three year joint project: The Leadership Institute for Congregational School Principals. Funded by a grant from the UJA-Federation of Greater New York, the HUC-JIR School of Education and the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at JTS will partner to create a professional growth program for synagogue school leaders to develop their skills and habits of mind in leadership, pedagogy, and Judaica.

JTS and HUC-JIR are conducting a national search for a talented and highly motivated Project Director. Qualifications for this position include an M.A. in Jewish Education or Judaic Studies and 7-10 years of experience as a synagogue school principal or director. Priority will be given to candidates who demonstrate: (1) success as a peer leader, teacher trainer, and program manager; (2) understanding of diverse Movement ideologies; (3) familiarity with congregational schools in the New York Metropolitan region and (4) ability to analyze the needs of the field and develop a new, inter-denominational program accordingly.

The Project Director will have overall responsibility for managing the Institute's professional development program, including interface with all partners; marketing and public relations; and management of grant funds. S/he will oversee the interviewing and selection of the participants, coordinate daily operations, ensuring that all project activities are conducted in accordance with the conditions of the grant, agreement and internal policies of the grantees. In addition, s/he will supervise the Program Associate and integrate the activities of project mentors and training consultants with project staff.

The Project Director will be responsible for hiring a qualified Program Associate to manage all program activities, including planning, logistics, communications, and documentation.

The position is set to begin on or about July 1, 2004. Candidates should submit resumes or inquires to:

Ms. Jo Kay
Director, School of Education
HUC-JIR
1 West 4th St.
NY, NY 10012


Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding. www.huc.edu