IFFP Community Education Director

Community Education Director Position Overview

About IFFP

At IFFP, we are dedicated to fostering understanding, learning, and celebration within our Jewish and Christian traditions. Our community thrives on the principles of inclusivity, dialogue, and shared exploration of faith. We are seeking a passionate and visionary Community Education Director to join our team and lead our educational programming to new heights.

Position Overview

The Community Education Director (CED) will collaborate closely with our Christian and Jewish Spiritual Leaders to oversee and enhance the educational offerings within the IFFP community. This role encompasses the management of our Sunday School, Teen Group Program, Coming of Age Program, and the development of new programming for younger adult members. The CED will play a pivotal role in shaping the educational experiences of our community members, ensuring alignment with our values and goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement educational strategies consistent with IFFP’s mission and values, overseeing the Sunday School, Teen Group, and Coming of Age Program.
  • Design and update curriculum content, ensuring relevance, inclusivity, and alignment with the traditions of Judaism and Christianity.
  • Recruit, train, and support staff, interns, and volunteers involved in educational programs, fostering a collaborative and supportive environment.
  • Coordinate with clergy on the integration of educational content into Gatherings (worship services) and community events.
  • Cultivate innovative programming ideas to address the educational needs of diverse age groups within the community, including couples without children and young adults.
  • Collaborate with the administrative team on PR and communications efforts, supplying content for the website and social media platforms to promote educational events and initiatives.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Educational background in religion and education, with a preference for a Master’s Degree in Religion, Religious Education, or Education.
  • Experience in program management and curriculum development within religious or educational settings.
  • Knowledge of Judaism or Christianity, with openness to learning about the other tradition.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with staff, volunteers, and community members.
  • Experience in recruiting, training, and coordinating volunteers.
  • Familiarity with virtual and hybrid educational environments, including proficiency in relevant technologies (Google Drive, Zoom, etc.).
  • Ability to mediate conflicts and provide constructive feedback in a respectful manner.
  • Comfort with public speaking and leading group discussions.
  • Creative mindset, with a willingness to adapt to changing needs and explore new approaches to education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing educational programs within interfaith or diverse religious communities.
  • Familiarity with both children and adult-level educational programming.
  • Experience in leadership roles within religious or spiritual communities.
  • Ordained status in a Jewish or Christian tradition is a plus.

How to Apply

If you are passionate about fostering interfaith understanding and educational excellence within a vibrant community setting, we encourage you to apply for the position of Community Education Director at IFFP. Please submit your resume, cover letter, and any relevant materials to info@iffp.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

Deadline for Applications: rolling

We are seeking qualified candidates to begin work as soon as possible. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

Compensation and Time Commitment

$30,000 – $42,000 commensurate with experience. This position is considered part-time, and while no firm number of hours are required weekly, a successful candidate should expect to commit 15-25 hours on an average week. IFFP runs its programs primarily during the school year (September – June), and candidates must be able to be present for Sunday Gatherings and Sunday School from 10am-12pm plus prep time on most Sundays during these months. 

Background Check and Equal Opportunity Employment

IFFP is committed to maintaining a safe and inclusive environment. As part of our hiring process, successful candidates for this position will be required to undergo a background check. This check may include criminal history, reference checks, and other relevant screenings. 

The Interfaith Families Project is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply, fostering diversity and inclusivity within our community.