IFFP is Hiring: 8th Grade Interfaith Sunday School Assistant Teacher

8th Grade Interfaith Sunday School Assistant Teacher

Part Time, weekends, September – May 

Responsibilities: 

  • Attend an ONLINE training September 11th.
  • Work with an experienced lead teacher (Rob Liebreich).
  • Help plan and facilitate a total of 20 classes/events:
  • classes on Sunday mornings
  • 1 Sunday gathering before class
  • 1-2 weekend night potlucks at parents’ houses
  • a community service event/s
  • 2 field trips
  • the Coming of Age Ceremony on May 1st 
  • Send emails to parents (before or after classes/events). 
  • Communicate with your teaching team and Director of Religious Education.
  • Mentor a teen intern (if you have one).
  • Occasionally sub for lead teacher.
  • Help students prepare for their Coming of Age Presentations (in class).
  • Help occasionally with hybrid students (during class).

Candidate Requirements: 

  • History of participation in progressive (liberal) religious communities
  • Great organizational and communication skills
  • A good sense of humor and flexibility
  • Ability to lead discussions, listen and encourage thought
  • Enjoys working with middle schoolers
  • An open-minded appreciation of Judaism and Christianity, especially openness to the intersection of them both
  • Openness to non-judgmental, non-proselytizing interfaith dialogue
  • Broad-minded and tolerant religious beliefs
  • Is reliable, mature and stable, able to be a role model
  • Can create activities and meetings that provide a balance of these four elements: spiritual and emotional growth, group bonding, community service, fun.
  • Prompt communication with parents, students, and supervisor
  • Ideally: Able to commit for more than one year. (We try to keep teaching teams with the same cohort through 7th and 8th grades.)

Salary: $1100 (about 40-50 hours). (All the hours are on weekends September to early May.)

Details: 

  • Field Education: This position can be approved for field education.
  • Location: meets at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School’s Lower School in Rockville, MD. at 1901 E. Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD 20852 (map).
  • Transportation: No car required. It is walking distance from Twinbrook and White Flint metro stations. And members can pick teachers up at a metro station.
  • Start date: Position must be filled by June 1st but starts on September 1st.

For more information about IFFP and the coming of age classes, please visit our website at www.iffp.net/coming-of-age

To apply:  Please indicate your interest here.