11 May 2022

Instructional Support New York Educator

Institute for Curriculum Services (ICS)

Job Description

The Institute for Curriculum Services (ICS) is a national nonprofit initiative based in San Francisco, CA, and founded in 2005. ICS is dedicated to improving the quality of U.S. K-12 education on Jews, Judaism, Jewish history and Israel. We do this by developing standards-aligned curricula and training teachers around the country.


We seek an experienced educator who is excited about bringing ICS’s curricula and professional development opportunities to K-12 educators across the state of New York. In this role, you will build and cultivate partnerships, plan and execute in-person and online trainings, and increase ICS’s presence across the state as you deliver professional development presentations, workshops, and seminars about Jews, Judaism, Jewish history and Israel to K-12 educators throughout the year. You will also organize and facilitate an intensive Summer Institute to increase educators’ content knowledge, competency, and comfort in teaching about the Arab-Israeli conflict and peace process in a scholarly and standards-aligned manner. Serving as a point of contact for educators, school districts, and non-Jewish private schools, you will promote ICS professional development opportunities and curricular resources, and identify and create new opportunities to provide support and service to educators.

The ICS Deputy Director serves as the point of contact for this contract. The New York Educator will work in close collaboration with ICS’s Program Coordinator, the JCRC-NY’s Director of Education, and ICS regional educators.

We are:

  •  Passionate about our mission and work
  • A small collaborative team that is intellectually curious, warm, and upbeat
  • Creative, willing to experiment with new ideas, and proactive problem solvers
  • We celebrate and appreciate the contributions of all of our team members, and seek talented and personable individuals to be a part of our team.

Anticipated Start Date


Key Responsibilities

  • Identify and build relationships with relevant stakeholders (school districts, conference organizations, independent private schools, and community partners) to deliver ICS’s professional development offerings and curricular resources.
  • Leverage network/relationships to set up professional development opportunities for schools/districts across New York.
  • Maintain calendar of key educator conferences, submit proposals for presentations in consultation with Deputy Director, prepare and deliver ICS presentations.
  • Recruit for and lead annual Summer Institutes.
  • Maintain a deep knowledge of ICS content and professional development program offerings.
  • Participate in conversations with ICS and New York teams.
  • This position involves travel around the state of New York and flexibility to work evenings/weekends for training events

Qualifications and Requirements

You are:

  • Passionate about accuracy in history education and about supporting teachers’ professional learning
  • Confident and enthusiastic about building relationships and promoting professional development opportunities
  • An engaging and adaptable public speaker
  • Tenacious and a proactive problem solver
  • Highly organized and can juggle multiple projects while meeting deadlines
  • Quick to think on your feet and respond to challenging questions in a productive and respectful manner
  • Able to work both independently and collaboratively

You have:

  • A bachelor’s degree or beyond in education or a related field
  • At least five years of relevant experience working with/training K-12 educators in-person and online
  • A solid understanding of current pedagogical theories and practices, as well as technological tools and resources to enhance learning
  • An awareness of the challenges and realities facing social studies teachers
  • Some knowledge of and experience teaching topics related to Jews, Judaism, Jewish history and Israel
  • Strong interpersonal skills in the context of developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders, including educational administrators and teachers
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • A high level of competency using technology
  • Classroom experience teaching social studies to middle school or high school students (strongly preferred)

We are:

  • Passionate about the mission and the work that we do
  • A small collaborative team that is intellectually curious, warm, and upbeat
  • Creative, willing to experiment with new ideas, and proactive problem solvers
  • We celebrate and appreciate the contributions of all of our team members, encourage professional development, and seek talented and personable individuals to be part of our team.

Salary Range


How to Apply

If the above is a good fit for you, please send your cover letter and resume with the job title in the subject line to: Bella Ben-Shach, Deputy Director at *Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will contact only those candidates who most closely match our requirements. ICS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disabilities.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Contract. Job Types: Instructional Support. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

Job expires in 17 days.