Director – Afterschool Programs

Congregation Anshai Torah
January 16, 2024
5501 W. Parker Rd Plano, Texas, Plano, TX
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The JKG Afterschool (Jewish Kids Group) initiative is a completely unique place for kids to play and learn. We offer the services of a premium Afterschool program with a full, experiential Hebrew school curriculum. We are, as our name implies, a joyful Jewish community.

The Afterschool Director is responsible for all aspects of running a dynamic After School Community! This includes overall program vision, curriculum and lesson planning, hiring, developing and managing the teaching team, event planning, parent communications and engagement, enrollment, and student management.  The Director will be supported by a team of experts to guide them through every step of developing the program.  Support includes training workshops and individualized experts.

The categories of responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Program Development 

  • Build and hone curriculum, vision, and approach to the Afterschool Community program. This includes creating an intentionally community-centered environment.
  • Set up the new Afterschool space to be ready for the start of the school year, including setting up classrooms, ordering supplies, materials, securing transportation vehicles, etc.
  • Set a transportation schedule for the school year based on student enrollment.
  • Work with administrative staff and other professionals to develop and refine organization policies, procedures, and program initiatives.
  • Solicit and integrate audience feedback, always aiming to get better.

Team Management

  • Recruit, hire, and train Afterschool Community teachers, assistant teachers, and specialists as needed.
  • Plan and run Teacher Training at the beginning of the school year.
  • Plan and run staff meetings for the Afterschool Community team.
  • Support teachers as needed with lesson planning, discipline challenges, etc.
  • Support your team of teachers during operating hours.
  • Cultivate a positive, hardworking, supportive culture among staff.
  • Recruit and manage volunteers, as needed.
  • At times, the Afterschool Director may also serve as a teacher.

Family Relationship Management

  • Go above and beyond what parents expect including sending “happy emails,” regular and personal check-ins, etc.
  • Send weekly newsletters and program updates to Afterschool Community parents.
  • Communicate with parents during work hours by phone, email and in-person meetings about their children's experience.
  • Be the point of contact for all questions and information about the Jewish Afterschool Community.

Operations Management

  • Organize and maintain the administrative side of the Afterschool program (student/teacher files, enrollment documents, organization of lesson plans, etc.).
  • Purchase program supplies and snacks as needed.
  • Manage budget and spending for the Afterschool program.
  • Develop written handbook regarding policies for staff and families.
  • Handle any on-site facilities issues as they arise by notifying appropriate parties or taking action as needed.

Expanding Enrollment

  • Recruit new families through online sources, Open Houses, Back to School night, festivals, open houses, and other promotional events.
  • Take families out to coffee, ice cream, etc. as part of the enrollment process to get to know families better and encourage them to enroll.
  • Lead tours for new families and interested parties.

School’s Out Camp Days

  • Plan and implement the programming and staff for all School’s Out Camp Days throughout the semester. This includes:
  • Tracking student enrollment.
  • Creating and maintaining a daily schedule.
  • Hiring, managing, and prepping the team for their roles.
  • Communications with parents and staff around camp logistics.
  • Arranging for guest presenters and field trips (if applicable).

Special Events

  • Attend and help plan special events. Some examples include Friday Shabbat dinners and end of year celebrations.
  • Coordinate programs to introduce families to our larger Jewish community.

Come join us! We look forward to having you on our dynamic team.

Application Instructions

Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to

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