EcoJudaism is delighted to launch the search for our first Education Officer.
We seek someone with a deep understanding of the Jewish community, education as well as a passion to protect the natural environment in the spirit of tikkun olam.
This exciting recruitment represents the next stage in the EcoJudaism journey to become a central environmental force in Anglo-Jewry, bringing together the entire Jewish community in pursuit of world-changing goals.
EcoJudaism is looking for an Education Officer to shape and deliver a programme of Jewish Environmental Education to Jewish schools.
Email naomi@ecojudaism.org.uk for an initial informal conversation with Naomi Verber, Executive Director of EcoJudaism, as the start of the recruitment process.

EcoJudaism’s Vision

EcoJudaism is an action-oriented Jewish response to all aspects of current environmental crises and involves teaching, inspiring, influencing.

Our mission is to take communities on the journey from bal tashchit (don’t waste and don’t destroy) to tikkun olam (saving the planet for future generations). EcoJudaism engages Jewish communities in practical ways to save the planet.

EcoJudaism has five strategic pillars:

  1. Educational leadership and programming: delivering strong educational programming in the field of environmental learning.
  2. Action: facilitating practical initiatives e.g. environmental audits.
  3. Influencing: leading debate in driving people and communities to act, within their communities and beyond.
  4. Communication: sharing the issues within and beyond the community and what people can do about it.
  5. Connection: connecting with other faith-based and community environmental groups

 

Role of Education Officer

The EcoJudaism Education Officer’s key responsibilities will include:

  1. Planning and delivering Jewish environmental educational in-person events for school age children across the Jewish community. The role will focus on London Jewish primary schools in year one but grow into secondary schools and schools beyond London as the project develops.
  2. Developing Jewish environmental educational resources and lesson plans for primary and secondary schools.
  3. Developing the EcoJudaism’s ‘Eco School’ certification programme and leading on school sign-up and participation in the scheme.
  4. Collaborating and relationship building with other environmental education charities (Jewish and non-Jewish, national and international) and the existing Jewish educational bodies, to build a ‘best practice’ approach in the new field of Jewish Environmental education.
  5. Creating a ‘Jewish Schools Engagement Plan’, identifying stakeholders, level of engagement, engagement approach and tracking progress.
  6. Working with EcoJudaism’s Executive Director to align school educational events/resources/engagement with EcoJudaism’s strategic objectives.
  7. Provide weekly report to EcoJudaism’s Executive Director on progress, risks, opportunities and challenges.

 

Hours and location:

The role is 2.5 days a week.

Travel to Jewish schools in and around London will be a core part of this role.

EcoJudaism offers a hybrid work location arrangement, where team members are expected to work from a joint location a minimum of 1 day a week and work from home/client sites the remaining days.

 

Skills and qualifications:

Must have:

  • Passion and knowledge on the environmental issues and opportunities.
  • Strong understanding of the UK Jewish community, (including religious and cultural differences) across all denominations.
  • Strong experience in educating groups of children (primary and secondary age) in formal and informal settings.
  • Experience in planning and delivering events.
  • Experience in developing engaging educational materials in a range of media.

Additional:

  • A professional education degree is desired but not essential if there is evidence of strong informal education experience.

 

Salary: £36-40K FTE
Permanent part time: 2.5 days per week