Job Title: Assistant Educator/Membership Services
Type of Company: We are a Reform synagogue.
Education: BA, UMass-Amherst M.Ed, Lesley University
Previous Experience: I was drawn into education when my children were of school age. My work with a local alternative school opened my eyes to what education could be.
Job Tasks: My educational duties involve curriculum planning, hiring of teachers, training and administration for a supplementary Jewish Religious School. I am responsible for Grades K-4 (3-4, Judaica, only). I also create the Tot Shabbat program for children up to the age of kindergarten. This involves a monthly script about the Torah portion that includes a puppet, a companion art project, flannel board pieces and administration and advertising. In addition, I work with parents in the school, plan family educational programs and deal with students and their families who may have educational issues that need addressing.
In the membership area, I speak with people who have questions about the synagogue and work as the staff liaison to the membership committee. Since my original background is in advertising and public relations, I create print advertisements and public service announcements on behalf of the temple. I am also responsible for planning and administrating open houses, following through on new members and helping with their smooth transition to our community and school.
Although the two portions of my job seem to be unrelated, they actually work quite well together. Most often, people who join a temple have young children and want information about our school. I can answer their questions and greet their children when they enter our classrooms. Often, I know a family through Tot Shabbat well before they become official members of our community. This is very helpful in serving the needs of new families and gives them a comfort level that would be difficult any other way.
Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of my job is the ability to be creative. If I think there is a need for a program or educational offering, I generally have the freedom to create it. The needs of our community are constantly changing, and I enjoy trying new ideas and offerings.
The worst thing about my job is that I have more evening meetings than I would like and it does require work on the weekends.
1.) Make sure that you like people and children!
2.) Be creative. Students are already programmed to be resistant to additional school after a full day of classes. We need to understand this and respect the demands that are put on students while still maintaining quality education.
3.) Understand that what you do should have meaning and purpose.
Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab. .
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school
There's still time to apply to Grand Canyon University and pursue your education. Learn more today!
Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017
Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.
Concordia University - Portland offers several fully online 14-month Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs and a fully online Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) program.
Baker College is proud to be the largest independent college in Michigan with the most focused approach to education and training available. With one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country, our mission is to help our students find meaningful employment.
For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's Online Master's Programs
At Saint Mary's, we take pride in offering online graduate degrees designed to complement the schedules of working adults like you. Get an affordable, convenient education from a top-ranked university that's grounded in real-world applications.
Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.
Advance your teaching career with an online master's degree from University of Southern California Rossier School of Education.
The inside stories from people actually working in the field.
Click a story title to show the story, and click the title again to hide it.
Career Stories are concise, real-world career overviews written by people relating their personal career experiences and wisdom. They provide invaluable insights and mentoring advice to students and career changers.
Most stories include:
Please also see our detailed information about Education Administrators, including: