Job Title: Kulanu [Inclusion] Director
Date Last Updated: 5/5/2013
Job ID #: 8653
Jewish Education/ProgrammingOrganization Name:
Mount Zion TempleOrganization Website:
St. Paul, MinnesotaStatus:
KULANU Program Director .25 FTE Job Description KULANU means "all of us" in Hebrew. It is the belief of Mount Zion Temple that all children should benefit from a quality Jewish education, inclusive of their individual abilities and needs. It is our responsibility as a Religious/Hebrew school to include children with special needs by making a philosophical commitment to create an environment that nurtures all children in the development of their Jewish faith through appropriate modifications in their Jewish education. KULANU is the umbrella for three distinct programs: KULAM [special needs], Kadima [gifted & talented] and Tutoring [extra support]. • Team with teachers, families, Lower School Director, Hebrew School Director [grades 2-6], Chai School [grades 7-12] Director, and clergy to create social and academic contracts (Individual Education Plans) that are tailored to fit each student’s special needs. • Adapt student’s goals, habits, and materials to continuously meet their special needs in Judaica, Hebrew, Chai School, and B’nei Mitzvah classes and advise informal educators regarding social programming. • Communicate with students, teachers, advocates and families about the progress of KULANU students. • Connect with families of children that need Hebrew support, but do not qualify for KULAM, with tutoring services. • Build supplemental educational opportunities for accelerated learners. • Train teachers and advocates in special and gifted education best practices. • Be available to support students and teachers during class time and Hebrew testing. • Assist in hiring and training “Advocates,” that is, adults and teens who work directly with our KULAM and Kadima students and in training teachers to work with Advocates. • Educate the congregation and larger community about the KULANU program through the written materials and presentations. • Prepare a KULANU budget proposal for each fiscal year. Desired background/training: • Master’s degree in Special Education preferred • Proficiency in Hebrew literacy and basic prayers preferred Proposed Schedule: • 10 hours per week • Sunday mornings (9am – 12:30pm) 3.5 hrs • Wednesday evenings (4pm -7:30pm) 3.5 hrs • Staff trainings • Family meetings (as needed) • Leadership Team Meetings (monthly)Position Available:
10-13KDesired Education Degree/Level:
Knowledge of HebrewPrior Experience:
Special Ed backgroundCareer Level:
All Levels ConsideredContact for Job:
Jeni SnyderContact Title:
Religious School Committee ChairContact Email:
firstname.lastname@example.orgPreferred Contact Method:
Please send a cover letter and resume to apply. Contact Jeni Snyder with any questions.
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