Associate Director, Education

Shalom Task Force
Shalom Task Force
Locations:
New York, NY, USA
Posted on:
05/26/2022

The Associate Director, Education is responsible for overseeing and developing educational and outreach programs with a focus on youth and young adult programming as part of Shalom Task Force’s Education Department. Associate Director report directly to the Executive Director. This position is critical in providing leadership, supervision, and content to educational activities related to STF’s mission. Associate Director contributes to an agency culture of collaboration to partner with other team members. This position works Monday-Thursday (32 hours), with flexibility to work nights and weekends as dictated by program needs.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate and implement all aspects of awareness and prevention education programs, with focus on school-based youth, young adult and parent populations.
  • Develop and maintain regular contact with school principals, guidance counselors, and other relevant staff.
  • Work with school partners to plan and implement workshops for school staff members on dynamics of relationship abuse prevention, appropriate procedures for suspected abuse, and referrals.
  • Oversee and facilitate youth leadership and fellowship programs.
  • Increase STF’s national presence in school-based and community educational programs.
  • Train and supervise presenters for education programs.
  • Organize training programs for professionals who work with Orthodox Jewish youth, including school staff, law enforcement personnel, medical  and mental health professionals, and clergy members.
  • Supervise and expand Israel Seminary and Gap Year programs.
  • Educate, train, and supervise school-based volunteers, including in-service presentations.
  • Develop and regularly update workshop materials.

Outreach includes but not limited to:

  • Arranging and speaking at various community forums to increase awareness and knowledge of domestic violence and STF services.
  • Participate in coalitions, task force meetings, and other collaborative settings.
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with representatives at shuls, mikvahs, community centers, and other high-visibility community settings to increase awareness of domestic violence.
  • Regularly publish articles and blogs to increase awareness.

Competencies:

  • Leadership, organization, client focus, ethics, and integrity in approach to interventions.
  • Professional  knowledge and expertise related to domestic violence and abuse.
  • Ability to make timely, informed decisions that take into account goal constraints and risks.
  • Ability to manage own time, priorities, and resources to achieve goals.
  • Adaptability and flexibility.
  • Strategic thinker; ability to think outside the box.

Skill and Education Required:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent (Social work, Psychology, Education or related field)
  • 2-3 years of post-master’s work experience preferred
  • Administrative, education, and community outreach experience preferred
  • Familiar with the Jewish Day School and Bais Yaakov educational systems
  • Familiarity with Jewish communal work and Jewish culture preferred
  • Understanding of program vision and expansion/growth through community initiatives
  • Outstanding interpersonal, written, and public speaking skills
  • Comfort using Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Social Media
  • Understanding of domestic abuse and commitment to Shalom Task Force’s mission
  • Strong organizational and project management  in networking efforts, maintaining program records, and evaluating participant feedback
  • Ability to travel for presentations and conferences

Physical Demands:

Position is 4 days a week and requires evenings and weekends, as needed for programming.

Position is based at the Manhattan office 2 days a week and will be remote 2 days a week

Candidates will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law.

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