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Careers at Gateways

Gateways provides high quality special education services, expertise, and support to enable students with diverse learning needs to succeed in Jewish educational settings and participate meaningfully in Jewish life.

Gateways believes in the essentiality of a diverse workforce. We are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals, including people of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, LGBTQIA people, and people who come from low income or working-class backgrounds. We encourage you to apply without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, medical condition, veteran status, or any other class protected under federal, state, or local laws. We know that the candidate who fits best may not meet 100% of the qualifications.

Gateways will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. The interview process for this position will be conducted via Zoom.  If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact us at for assistance.

We are committed to a fair and respectful hiring process, and we do our absolute best to respond to every applicant. We prioritize communication and transparency with all candidates, even those who are not moving forward. In order to ensure that your submission is fairly considered, please complete your application using the link provided.

Please see below for opportunities to join our staff team.

Disability Awareness Program Facilitator (Independent Contractor)

Position Summary:

Gateways: Access to Jewish Education is currently looking to engage an independent contractor to facilitate and oversee the implementation of a disability awareness curriculum in schools, including facilitating lessons, coordinating featured speakers, and working with teachers and school faculty to implement programming. Through the curriculum, students will explore themes of disability and difference and work on cultivating a culture of respect and appreciation of learning, physical, and developmental differences. Students will hear from speakers with disabilities first-hand and ask questions to deepen their understanding of the lived experiences of people with disabilities. By focusing on the overall culture and mindset of the community towards difference and disability, and approaching the topics through a Jewish lens, our approach stands in contrast to traditional approaches to disability awareness and sensitivity trainings, seeking to shift understandings of what it truly means to embrace and include people with a variety of developmental variations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

note: student activities will take place both remotely and in-person in the greater Boston area; non-local candidates will be considered for work which can be done remotely

  • Implement engaging lessons and activities with elementary and middle school students on topics related to disability, embracing individual differences, diversity, and equity. Curriculum will be provided by Gateways, and facilitator will be trained by a Gateways staff member prior to implementation.
  • Coordinate featured speakers who will speak about their lived experience with disability; facilitate Q&A sessions with students
  • Share materials with teachers and support their implementation of lesson plans on a variety of disability-related topics

Qualifications:

  • Background in disability studies, and grounding in the social model of disability
  • Experience (minimum 3 years) teaching children and adolescents, either in formal or informal settings; experience in Jewish education preferred
  • BS/BA degree required; higher degree preferred
  • Knowledge of Jewish holidays, customs, and traditions; ability to read Hebrew preferred but not required
  • Strong communication skills; engaging presenter/facilitator; ability to thoughtfully facilitate student discussions and respond to student questions about complex topics

Compensation

The facilitator will be compensated for each unit implemented at a rate of $375-$450 per unit depending on the number of components in each unit.

How to Apply:

To express interest in this independent contractor position, please email your resume and a letter of interest to Tali Cohen Carrus, Director of Jewish Education Programs, at .

Speech-Language Pathologist

Position Summary:

Gateways: Access to Jewish Education is seeking a speech-language pathologist to work in Jewish private day schools providing both direct service to students and consultation to teachers. This is a school-year position, projected at 5-10 hours/week, and reports to the Director of Day School Programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Determining students’ needs through observation and assessment
  • Developing and implementing individualized student learning plans
  • Providing direct specialized instruction to individuals and small groups both in and out of the classroom
  • Providing coaching and consultation to teachers on implementation of inclusion strategies

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of three years of related experience
  • Experience with a variety of student assessment tools and strategies; additional experience in coaching or consulting to teachers preferred
  • Thoughtful communication skills; professionalism and sensitivity in interacting with parents, teachers, and a diverse learning population
  • Strong organizational skills
  • MA license as a registered speech-language pathologist
  • Ability to travel between schools
  • Commitment to Gateways’ mission and the field of Jewish education

How to Apply:

Cover letters and resumes will be accepted only through our online system at http://tinyurl.com/gatewaysjobs. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled.

Learning Specialist (Special Educator)

Position Summary:

Gateways: Access to Jewish Education is seeking a special educator to work in Jewish private day schools providing both direct service to students in elementary, middle and high school and consultation to teachers. Opportunities will also be available to facilitate Gateways’ professional development within those schools. This is a school-year position, 4-5 days a week (32-35 hours), and reports to the Director of Day School Programs. Salary $60,000-$65,000.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Determining students’ needs through observation and assessment
  • Developing and implementing individualized student learning plans and or IEP goals
  • Providing direct specialized instruction to individuals and small groups
  • Providing coaching and consultation to teachers on differentiation and implementation of inclusion strategies and participating in student support/grade level meetings
  • Writing student progress reports in the middle and end of the school year
  • Attend IEP meetings when able

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of three years of related experience
  • Experience with a variety of student assessment tools and strategies; additional experience in coaching or consulting to teachers preferred
  • Thoughtful communication skills; professionalism and sensitivity in interacting with parents, teachers, and a diverse learning population
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Master’s degree in special education
  • Ability to support elementary and middle school students in math
  • Reading certification in Wilson or Orton-Gillingham, or related experience delivering systematic reading instruction to students with reading disabilities, and a willingness to grow professionally
  • Commitment to Gateways’ mission and the field of Jewish education

How to Apply:

Cover letters and resumes will be accepted only through our online system at http://tinyurl.com/gatewaysjobs. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled.

Professional Development Coach

Position Summary:

Gateways’ Professional Development Coaches work part-time to provide expertise on integrating best-practice strategies into Jewish educational settings that serve children with diverse learning needs and disabilities. Gateways’ coaches work with Boston-area congregational/community supplementary schools to provide customized support and guidance.

Hours for this position are flexible, with much of the work taking place in the late afternoons and/or on Sundays. Time commitment will vary depending on the time of year and needs of the clients. The position reports to the Director of Professional Development and Consultation. Gateways will provide training about expectations and coaching/training strategies in advance of assignments to individual schools or synagogues. Gateways offers a competitive salary and the opportunity to work with a corps of peer coaches and a variety of dedicated professionals.

A Gateways Professional Development Coach’s role may include one or more components of the following services:

Coaching

This is available for a director, inclusion specialist, or a teacher who has been identified as being the lead teacher for inclusion support. Monthly coaching sessions will be conducted remotely and are intended to help the participants as they support other staff in creating inclusive learning environments and changing school culture.

Observation and Consultations

These consultations will take place on site and might involve support for a teacher and/or a classroom or for an individual child or family. Schools purchase a package of three on-site visits from Gateways with written follow-up, scheduled with the director or inclusion specialist as needed.

Professional Development Training for Religious School Staff

There is the potential for experienced professionals to develop and/or present staff trainings both in person and via Zoom.

Monthly Community of Practice (CoP)

The CoP is for religious school directors and/or learning specialists, with the goal being to engage in critical discussions related to inclusion and accessibility of supplemental Jewish education.

Additional Responsibilities:

In addition to completing the tasks needed to successfully coach and/or offer consultations, Gateways Professional Development Coaches have the following expectations:

Communication

  • Respond in a timely way to emails and phone calls with the Director of Professional Development and Consultation
  • Be responsive and communicate efficiently with religious school directors.
  • Input notes and other relevant information from coaching and peer reflection sessions into Gateways’ online document management system

Improve and coordinate one’s own practice

  • Attend the Gateways Coaches Community of Practice (3-6 sessions per year)
  • Participate in appropriate staff orientation(s) and periodic brief check-ins with supervisor and other meetings as needed, in addition to the Coaches Community of Practice

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in special education or related field; higher degree preferred
  • Experience in Jewish education or other education, especially with children with identified learning challenges and/ or disabilities
  • Knowledge of Jewish holidays, customs, and traditions; ability to read Hebrew preferred but not required

Candidates hoping to also provide staff trainings should have:

  • 5+ years’ experience teaching/coaching adults, both in small-group settings and in larger forums; preference given to those with experience with delivering coaching through online media
  • Experience in the development of curricula or workshops aimed at adults

How to Apply:

Cover letters and resumes will be accepted only through our online system at http://tinyurl.com/gatewaysjobs. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled.

Early Childhood Coach

Position Summary:

Gateways’ Early Childhood Coaches work part-time to provide expertise to Jewish early learning centers in the areas of child development and inclusive practices. Gateways’ coaches work to provide customized support and guidance as requested by our partner schools.

The time commitment for this position is flexible depending on the time of year and needs of the clients. The position reports to the Director of Professional Development and Consultation. Gateways will provide training about expectations and coaching/training strategies in advance of assignments to individual schools or synagogues. Gateways offers a competitive salary and the opportunity to work with a corps of peer coaches and a variety of dedicated professionals.

A Gateways Professional Development Coach’s role may include one or more components of the following services:

Coaching

This is available for a director, inclusion specialist, or a teacher who has been identified as being the lead teacher for inclusion support. Monthly coaching sessions will be conducted remotely and are intended to help the participants as they support other staff in creating inclusive learning environments and changing school culture.

Observation and Consultations

These consultations will take place on site and might involve support for a teacher and/or a classroom or for an individual child or family. Schools purchase a package of three on-site visits from Gateways with written follow-up, scheduled with the director or inclusion specialist as needed.

Professional Development Training for Early Learning Center Staff

There is the potential for experienced professionals to develop and/or present staff trainings both in person and via Zoom.

Monthly Community of Practice (CoP)

The CoP is for early childhood directors and/or developmental specialists, with the goal being to engage in critical discussions related to inclusion and accessibility in early childhood settings.

Additional Responsibilities:

In addition to completing the tasks needed to successfully coach and/or offer consultations, Gateways Early Childhood Coaches have the following expectations:

Communication

  • Respond in a timely way to emails and phone calls with the Director of Professional Development and Consultation
  • Be responsive and communicate efficiently with early learning center directors.
  • Input notes and other relevant information from coaching and peer reflection sessions into Gateways’ online document management system

Improve and coordinate one’s own practice

  • Attend the Gateways Coaches Community of Practice (3-6 sessions per year)
  • Participate in appropriate staff orientation(s) and periodic brief check-ins with supervisor and other meetings as needed, in addition to the Coaches Community of Practice

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in early childhood and special education or related field; higher degree preferred
  • Experience in early childhood and special education required; experience in Jewish education preferred
  • Knowledge of Jewish holidays, customs, and traditions preferred

Candidates hoping to also provide staff trainings should have:

  • 5+ years’ experience teaching/coaching adults, both in small-group settings and in larger forums; preference given to those with experience with delivering coaching through online media
  • Experience in the development of curricula or workshops aimed at adults

How to Apply:

Cover letters and resumes will be accepted only through our online system at http://tinyurl.com/gatewaysjobs. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled.