Director of Teva

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Address:

Falls Village, CT
United States

Job Category:

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Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

Hazon works to create healthier and more sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond. We’re the largest dedicated environmental organization in the American Jewish community. In aggregate we’re seeking to shift the nature of what it means to be Jewish in the 21st century – enabling and encouraging Jewish people to have an impact in the world and transforming Jewish life in the process. We are based in New York City and the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in Falls Village, CT. We also have offices in Denver, Boulder, and Detroit.

Hazon is seeking a Teva Director who will work (at the least during Fall and Spring programs) at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center. The Teva Director works with an Education Coordinator and a seasonal team of educators to provide experiential ecological education through a Jewish framework for youth ages 2-18. This includes school programming for middle and high school students and retreat programming for families.

For the past 25 years, Teva has worked to fundamentally transform Jewish education through experiential learning that fosters Jewish and ecological and food sustainability.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure success and continued growth and development of the flagship Jewish experiential education program, Teva, including a clear vision for the future. 
  • Recruit, hire, train, and coach seasonal educators and medic. 
  • Provide direction and feedback to staff and cultivate a team dynamic that is efficient, fun and rooted in nature and Jewish connections. 
  • Work with Teva’s Education Coordinator in school communications. 
  • Teach during Teva training and the program season as needed.
  • Recruit new schools and manage existing relationships along with support from the registration team. 
  • Support the infusion of Teva and JOFEE education through the Isabella Freedman Retreat Center, including Camp Teva and retreats;
  • Support the continued growth of Teva and Hazon to build a healthier and more sustainable world. 

Qualifications:

  • Experience in experiential education, staff supervision, program management
  • Desire to work with children and young adults 
  • Desire to live in community
  • Ability to manage very full and busy fall and spring program time with lighter winter and summer seasons
  • Skills to manage community of educators: meeting and group process facilitation, Non-Violent Communication, etc...
  • Outstanding relationship-building skills and professional boundaries
  • Strong Hebrew skills and Jewish background preferred
  • Detail oriented with ability to organize others, oversee multiple details and logistics and communicate clearly and calmly
  • Excellent time management skills for both short-term and long-term planning
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with excel
  • Ability to manage people and cultivate engagement with 12 educators, 130 6th graders and a dozen chaperones and limited indoor space in the cold rain! 

Job Duration:

Permanent

How to Apply:

To apply, send resume and cover letter to jobs@hazon.org with “Teva Director” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting immediately.

Job Compensation:

Salary