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Brandeis University Temporary Assistant Director, Genesis Su in Waltham, Massachusetts

Brandeis University Precollege Programs seeks an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and flexible Assistant Director for its well-known Genesis program. The assistant director will work 60 ? 70 hours during the academic year, prior to the Genesis program?s start in July. During the summer, the Assistant Director will work directly under the supervision of the Genesis Director. This is a residential position that requires the Assistant Director to live in the Genesis dormitories. Academic year (60 ? 70 hours starting June 1; can be done remotely for a portion of time) The Assistant Director will: Create and/or update a guide for students outlining all aspects of religious life on campus during the program, including key words and definitions (eruv, kashrut etc) Kashrut/Eating and keeping kosher, prayer before/after meals; Shabbat observance (variety of practices; what we do/don?t do); Tefillah (what we offer and when); Create a memo for the Program Director outlining relevant questions and concerns to convey to the Sherman Dining staff (hours of operation, food provision, location of meal on Shabbat, etc.) Work with Hillel staff to ensure implementation of eruv. Design a 25 hour orientation for Community Educators, covering all relevant aspects of curriculum, residential life, health and behavioral concerns, student honor code, boundaries and reporting procedures. Contact Community Educators prior to the start of Genesis, to approve and confirm Nesiyot (mini-courses), confirm learning goals, curriculum, supply list and schedules. Assist Program Director with organizing supplies and materials on campus. Summer: In collaboration with the Program Director, oversee all aspects of Jewish life in Genesis. This includes: Shabbat programming and experiences, informal afternoon and evening programming, field trips and other activities as indicated by the Program Director. Supervise Community Educators, including orientation and implementation of their minors, including individual and group supervision, troubleshooting and managing health and behavioral issues that emerge from the Community Educators? work. Work with Community Educators to coordinate students? design and implementation of Shabbat services and Shabbat programming. This includes: Making sure all aspects of student-led Shabbat experiences are planned in advance, all supplies procured and organized and that Shabbat schedules are planned, printed and distributed to all students by Friday breakfast. Print large copies of the Shabbat schedule for Teaching Assistants to post in dorms. Lead all Shabbat activities on the first weekend of the session, with the assistance of the Community Educators. Provide all-day coverage of Genesis once per week, during director?s absence. Replenish Shabbat cart as needed. Assist Program Director with orientation and supervision of Teaching Assistants, as needed. Assist Program Director with student concerns. Job Qualifications: Qualified applicants will be well-organized, thoughtful and committed to youth education, access to higher education and social justice. An ideal candidate will: Have experience working in informal Jewish educational spaces; Be creative, proactive, energetic, conscientious and hard-working; Enjoy working and building strong relationships with teens; Have excellent written and oral communication skills; Be well-organized and adept at project management; Have supervisory experience in an informal Jewish setting; Be able to maintain a rigorous schedule during the program (ample time off is included). Salary is \$7500 plus room and board (dormitory-style living with adults). Applicants must have a valid driver?s license (a car is preferred but not required)---they will be asked to drive to do program-related errands and to transport students to Urgent Care/ER if necessary. Mileage is reimbursed at the 2024 IRS rate. Dates