JOB DESCRIPTION: Project Leader, Department of Education
The Department of Education at M2 is responsible for articulating and managing the intellectual property of M2, measuring and amplifying the impact of M2’s work and finding new ways to spread the educational ideas of the organization. In order to achieve these goals, the department focuses on: developing new educational materials based on M2’s approach; building a robust portfolio of educational strategy services for client organizations; measuring the impact of M2’s work on its alumni; and gathering data from programs and interventions to improve programs and services.
In order to strengthen core areas of this work M2 is now hiring a Project Leader who will manage and support a portfolio of projects that will help grow the department, and the organization overall. This person will work closely with and report to the Vice President for Education.
The position is located in the Jerusalem office of M2.
The responsibilities for this role are largely a combination of educational and project management tasks. The Project Leader will both manage and provide support for a portfolio of high-profile and innovative projects.
Responsibilities will include, although not be limited to, the following:
- Helping to grow the educational strategy portfolio of the organization by:
- Developingnew clients – writing proposals, administrative support, formulating strategy for identifying clients
- Working with clients to map and understand their needs
- Development and implementation of workplans and consultation processes
- Communication with stakeholders and clients
- Producing written materials to support the client-facing work of the department – proposals, presentations, reports
- Leadingconsulting processes for and with clients, including ongoing client liaison, coordination of meetings, facilitation and ongoing project coordination
- Developing new educational products and resources:
- Research into models of change management and translation of those models for M2 clients
- Research into areas of curriculum development, such as writing case studies, and researching educational concepts that M2 can integrate into new products
- Writing new curricula materials as necessary, based on M2’s approach and using M2’s existing materials
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
As a prerequisite, the candidate must believe in the values of M2 and be driven by its mission.
Additional requirements include:
- Graduate degree in education, non-profit management, or a related field (preferably in the social sciences)
- 10+ years of work experience in either Jewish communal organizations or educational frameworks
- Previous experience in at least two of the following: researching, developing and implementing new programs; working directly with clients or varied stakeholders; and teaching or facilitating educational experiences
- Demonstrated success in managing complex and multi-faceted processes and projects
- Demonstrated ability to articulate complex ideas in accessible and clear language
- Experience with the theory and/or implementation of organizational change processes
- Outstanding writing skills (in English), and experience writing varied types of materials (reports, summaries, data analysis)
- Knowledge of the Jewish educational landscape in North America
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Ability to work well and calmly under pressure
- Ability to work independently and take initiative
- Tech savvy
- Ability to work US hours (4pm-10pm ET) on occasion, up to twice a week, in support of a multi-national team that works across many time zones
The following are advantages but not absolutely required:
- Spoken and written Hebrew
- Personal experience of experiential Jewish education, either as participant or leader (in youth organizations, camps, immersive experiences, Hillel etc.,)
- Familiarity with experiential education, M2’s programs and approach
- Experience with graphic design software
WHAT M2 OFFERS
- The salary range for this position is 15,000-17,000 shekels per month
- Strong benefits package
- Generous paid time off policy, plus Jewish and nationally observed holidays
- An atmosphere that is guided by values, integrity and passion
- A nimble, cutting edge and incredibly warm working environment
- A team of professionals seeking to learn, grow, share and make real changes
Projected Start Date: Immediate
M2: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education is a research and training institute that is designed to enable Jewish educators to craft meaningful learning experiences infused with Jewish values and purpose. Our mission is to help educators and organizations design meaningful educational experiences by offering them training and research grounded in academic theories, Jewish thought, customized educational approaches and cutting-edge methodologies.
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Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.