Full Time

J. Roots Educational Coordinator

Schwartz/Reisman Centre (SRC) 9600 Bathurst Street, Vaughan ON

J.Roots Educational Coordinator

Job Type: Full time contract position August 2024 – June 2025 (40 hours per week)

Location: Schwartz/Reisman Centre 9600 Bathurst Street, Vaughan, ON

Salary range: $50,000.00 - $60, 00.00

J. Roots is a JCC Supplementary Hebrew School that focuses on fostering Jewish identity in children ages 3-13 through the development of Hebrew language skills, understanding and appreciating Jewish holidays, and inspiring a connection to the JCC, the local Jewish community and Israel.

The Ideal J. Roots Education Coordinator:

At your core, you're a passionate educator with a degree or diploma in Education, and a positive track record specializing in early childhood and elementary school age education. You are also an organized, efficient, tech-savvy, strong administrator with an exceptional eye for detail and ability to multi-task and problem solve. Jewish culture, traditions, and a connection to Israel are evident in your enthusiastic and friendly interactions. Your English language skills are superior, verbal and written, and if you speak Hebrew and/or Russian it’s an asset. Moreover, you have a friendly and outgoing nature, work collaboratively and are team oriented.

About the JCC

At the JCC, you are part of something bigger. You matter.

Guided by our vision, to be the centre of a thriving Jewish community and our mission; to be a hub of community, dedicated to the enrichment of Jewish life through meaningful shared experiences, our JCC staff team works diligently to ensure that we bring our mission to life in all our program offerings and encounters with our members and guests.

The JCC is an open, inclusive, and welcoming community, where belonging is everything. The JCC has become one of the largest platforms for engagement and connection to community in the Greater Toronto Area; a place where multiple generations can strengthen their body, mind, and soul. Programs include arts and culture, aquatics, recreation, education, sports, fitness, daycare, day camp, and more. For over 100 years, JCCs have been serving Jewish communities around the world. There are over 300 JCCs globally and 150 in North America. 1.5 million people enter a JCC each week in North America.

Key Responsibilities

  • Revise and update learning goals and curriculum planning from preschool to B’nai Mitzvah.
  • Revise and update JRoots educational materials for all grades.
  • Oversee and coordinate educational inventory to include textbooks, booklets, class visuals, musical files, educational games and their effective distribution to each classroom.
  • Provide general coordination of related to educational material filing, photocopying, distributing material to teachers.
  • Ensure effective weekly guidance and monitoring of curriculum planning and implementation by JRoots part -time staff.
  • Complete contracts for all educators, assistants, and volunteers.
  • Recruit educators for positions and complete onboarding process.
  • Oversee JRoots part-time payroll system.
  • Continually inspire and motivate teaching team towards implementation of performance goals.
  • Develop and implement high standards to the teaching team.
  • Plan and lead staff orientations throughout the year, mentor part-time staff and lead professional development.
  • Distribute weekly communication to educators.
  • Coordinate supply teachers for each Sunday and mid-week classes and provide faculty support with troubleshooting.
  • Organize and coordinate evaluation process of JRoots faculty members.
  • Assist with parent communication. 
  • Review student report cards.
  • Collaborate and support staff on holiday celebrations.

What you will receive:

The opportunity to work with some of the most passionate, driven, and effective community builders and educators. Be part of a culture that will continue to challenge and empower you to keep learning and growing.

What else can you expect?

  • Swim, workout, and enjoy all our classes, programs, events, and performances with a free Membership to the JCC
  • Generous staff discounts on paid programs like summer camp, swimming lessons, personal training, competitive sports leagues, etc.
  • Medical and dental insurance through Equitable Life- the JCC pays 65% of the premium.
  • Time Off: Paid time off (PTO) for personal, sick days, and vacation. The JCC Administrative office is closed for all major Jewish holidays, as well as all statutory holidays.
  • People-centred, flexible work environment that always puts your family and/or your personal life and overall well-being first.

To Apply:

We welcome all applicants. Accommodations during all phases of the hiring process will be made wherever possible. Please submit your resume via email to Elaine Raifman, Assistant Director, Human Resources elaine@srcentre.ca no later than June 21, 2024.

We appreciate your application; however, we will only be contacting the candidates we wish to interview.

Don’t self-select out if you’re missing a bullet point or two of this job description from your resume. We are open to candidates of all backgrounds and are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive team. If this job description energizes you, let’s talk.