Experiential Jewish & Inclusion Educator (Contract)

Job Title: Experiential Jewish & Inclusion Educator (Contract Position)
Department: Outreach & Engagement
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
Effective Date: June 2024

Job Summary:

Responsible for Jewish education/engagement and inclusion education aspects of our programs. Philly Friendship Circle’s Experiential Jewish and Inclusion Educator will plan, facilitate and evaluate the following programs: Mitzvah Volunteer Program, Friendship 101 (teen orientation time) at Sunday Circle, and Community workshops. This educator will lead and/or support experiential Jewish learning/living activities at Sunday Circle, Young Adult programs and Friends@Home. While curriculum and activities exist for some of the programs listed above.

Some curriculum development (lesson planning) is required.

Sunday and evening work is required during the program year (September-June).

Supervisory Responsibilities:

– None.


  • Plan, Facilitate, Evaluate
    • Mitzvah Volunteer Program (MVP) our entry level service learning program for 6th and 7th graders.  Each session consists of 5 gatherings (2 in-person and 3 on Zoom) 
    • Friendship 101, internal Jewish values based inclusion workshop for teens attending Sunday Circle, approximately 18-20 Sundays/program year
    • Jewish values-based inclusion workshops at schools and other community organizations as needed
    • Yearly Jewish engagement activities with our Friends@Home pairs
  • Lead and/or Support Experiential & Inclusive Jewish Learning/Living Activities
    • Lead experiential Jewish learning/living activities at Sunday Circle
    • Be a roving Jewish educator at Sunday Circle and Young Adult programs
    • Facilitate annual Jewish engagement activities with our Friends@Home pairs

Required Skills/Abilities:.

  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Ability to connect with teenagers
  • Ability to create and implement identity building, belonging and leadership exercises for teens.
  • Ability to engage others in Jewish learning and Jewish living
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team, easily moving back and forth
  • Open mind to experience the world from a new perspective
  • Driver’s license and access to a car is strongly recommended

Salary Range: Contract Position, $40-65/hour depending on experience

Education and Experience:

  • BA or appropriate experience in informal Jewish education
  • Experience working directly with children and teens and their families
  • Experience creating engaging inclusive and identity building activities for teens
  • Experience with teen leadership development
  • Experience living the values of diversity, equity and inclusion

Physical Requirements:

Ability to engage in physical activity with members.

Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

Submit cover letter and resume to operations@phillyfriendship.com.