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Head of Education Programs

Stand Up: Jewish Commitment to a Better World

OVERVIEW OF STAND UP

Purpose: As Jews we have a responsibility to improve our world. Stand Up exists to channel the collective energy, expertise and compassion of the Australian Jewish community to grasp and fulfil this responsibility.

Vision: Australian Jews realising a just Australia where everyone has the opportunity to thrive – unconstrained by attitudes and systems that entrench disadvantage.

Mission: Inspiring and mobilising the Australian Jewish community and working together with marginalised communities to tackle Australia’s most pressing social challenges through action and education.

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THIS ROLE

This is a key strategic role responsible for the development, coordination and delivery of our social justice education programs for young Jewish Australians. Stand Up currently delivers a range of education programs throughout Melbourne and Sydney that are designed to engage and empower the next generation of young Jewish change makers.

OVERVIEW OF OUR EDUCATION PROGRAMS

We partner with schools, youth movements and other community organisations to deliver engaging, provocative and thoughtful programs on a range of social justice issues for young Jewish Australians. We add value by designing and delivering material that adds perspective and value for teachers, educators, students and community groups.

We also provide our Step-Up B’nei Mitzvah Program, which is designed to give Bnei Mitzvah aged students the opportunity to take a step up into their Jewish adulthood and to understand the responsibilities and challenges that come with that, grappling with these questions through an innovative social justice experience.

Step Up enhances the Bar/Bat Mitzvah year by providing a pivotal learning curve for students to gain a greater understanding of the world around them.

All education programs empower young Jewish Australians to become leaders in their community, guided by Jewish values of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), Tzedakah (justice) and Chessed (kindness) to create positive change in the world.

Specific duties:

  • Overall management and responsibility for our education programs
  • Establish new, and build on existing relationships with Education providers through proactive communication including ongoing relationship management with partner organisations (schools, synagogues, Jewish community organisations that provide students for the program)
  • Ensure the delivery of Stand Up’s educational programs in line with our strategic objectives
  • Develop sustainable educational programs focussed on social justice in consultation with our partner schools and organisations that integrates with and enhances their existing curriculum
  • Overseeing program management and delivery of all educational programs, including:
    • Adjust and contribute to the planning, writing and editing existing innovative session plans and preparing session materials. This includes regularly reviewing and updating the content of programming to ensure relevancy, measuring the impact and effectiveness of the program
    • Coordinating program speakers as required
    • Ensuring key information (parents, students, other) is recorded in our CRM system
    • Supporting donor and grant reports by providing program information, photos, feedback and testimonials
    • Creating marketing content for social platforms
    • Ensuring a coordinated approach between Stand Up’s B’nei Mitzvah programs and School Education programs
  • Overseeing and managing facilitators to help deliver programs, including:
    • Coordinating training sessions for facilitators
    • Allocating and supervising facilitators in program
    • Debriefing with facilitators after programs
    • Receiving and tracking feedback from facilitators - and implement into impact measurement framework
  • Delivery of education programs as required
  • Duties specific to Step Up B'nei Mitzvah Program
    • Booking of program venues and coordination of logistics required for program sessions
    • Liaison with parents of participants, including answering program detail questions, regular updates and on-going communication
    • Management of registration and payment process (basic administration)
    • Recruitment of participants

General duties:

  • Communication with all key stakeholders including CEO, GM, parents, participants, partners and facilitators
  • Operating in a manner that is collaborative; sharing information and knowledge which contributes to team development
  • In consultation with the CEO and General Managers, managing your programs’ impact measurement framework and data collection mechanisms
  • Active participation in Stand Up programs, events, social media and publications
  • Being a Stand Up role model: exemplify the values of empowerment, professionalism, enlightened hospitality and organisational excellence

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience developing and designing programs for an informal education setting
  • Experience delivering face-to-face education and training programs
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Organised and able to meet deadlines
  • Ability to lead, manage and motivate others
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Working knowledge of online communications tools such as ‘zoom’ or ‘hangouts’.
  • Experience working as part of a team and in a semi-independent manner
  • Ability to manage key relationships, troubleshoot issues and forge consensus
  • Knowledge and experience of the Australian Jewish Community.
  • An understanding of historical and current issues faced by First Nations People
  • A broad understanding of the wider impacts of Stand Up’s work including issues such as international politics, development philosophy, cross cultural understanding, and the social, cultural and economic aspects of the communities in which Stand Up works.

Personal Attributes:

  • Understanding of and commitment to Stand Up’s development philosophy, principles and objectives.
  • Personable
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Patience and tolerance for other perspectives
  • Problem solver
  • Proficient organisational skills
  • An appreciation for the historical and contemporary Jewish thought on chessed, tzedakah and tikkun olam

Qualifications:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in education or similar preferred
  • Previous experience in education. This can include extensive background in informal education, formal education qualifications or other relevant background

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • Understanding of and commitment to Stand Up’s development philosophy, principles and objectives
  • Personable
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Patience and tolerance for other perspectives
  • Problem solver
  • Proficient organisational skills
  • An appreciation for the historical and contemporary Jewish thought on chessed, tzedakah and tikkun olam

INCENTIVES:

  • Salary packaging available
  • Flexible working
  • Working in a for-purpose environment
  • Professional development

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