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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.

Administrative Coordinator

Position Summary:

As Gateways continues to grow and expand our offerings both within the Greater Boston area and beyond, the Administrative Coordinator position is an opportunity to support and ensure the success of key growth areas: our professional development offerings to educators, and the work of our CEO and Board. Working in close partnership with both the Director of Professional Development and Consultation and the CEO, the Administrative Coordinator has an essential role in ensuring that those reaching out to and interacting with Gateways experience the warmth, inclusiveness, and responsiveness which are at the core of who we are and what we do. Bringing superb organizational and communication skills, professionalism, and a passion for building and improving systems for success, the Administrative Coordinator will in turn be welcomed into a skilled, dedicated, and caring team of professionals and lay leaders who are deeply committed to furthering Gateways’ mission of inclusion in Jewish education. As the support person for the CEO and Director of Professional Development and Consultation, as well as the primary staff support to Gateways’ Board of Directors and lay leadership, this position provides an excellent learning and growth opportunity and visibility into the workings of a nimble and dynamic non-profit. This is a year-round, 40 hour/week benefits-eligible position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

(note — our office operates remotely with in-person office space available as needed)

The Administrative Coordinator’s primary responsibilities are to ensure the smooth and effective
functioning of our professional development work and the work of our CEO, Board and committees.

Support of the CEO and related:

  • Coordinate planning for Gateways Board and Committee meetings, including scheduling, preparation and dissemination of agenda and materials, implementing and collecting surveys, and meeting set-up/take down as needed (virtual or in person).
  • Partner with Director of Development to coordinate and support CEO’s fundraising activities,
  • and manage flow of donor acknowledgment letters.
  • Manage CEO’s calendar and travel arrangements.
  • Attend Gateways Board meetings (approximately six evenings/year, primarily virtual), prepare first draft of meeting minutes for review.
  • Maintain electronic and paper files as appropriate.

Support of the Director of Professional Development and Consultation:

  • Serve as primary point person for partner institutions (e.g., religious/supplementary schools, early learning centers) on matters related to management of their contracted agreements with Gateways, including initial set-up, ongoing adjustments, and evaluation and other reporting processes.
  • Work in partnership with the Director of Professional Development and Consultation to ensure that all partner institutions have positive, impactful engagements, including both responding to inquiries and requests and proactively reaching out to check in.
  • Monitor timesheets and/or independent contractor agreements to ensure that services are provided in accordance with the contract, and that they are accurately recorded as needed.
  • Assist service providers with changes needed to their timesheets, either through editing of timesheets or teaching them to do so, as appropriate.
  • Track service provisions against expectations and make adjustments to contracts as needed.
  • Participate in program evaluation efforts as part of the program team.
  • Partner with Student Services Financial Administrator to enable accurate and timely invoicing.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Energetic, positive self- starter with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work creatively and flexibly.
  • Outstanding project management skills, with the ability to ensure big picture successes through the meticulous management of essential details from start to finish.
  • Proficiency in utilizing technology to complete work efficiently, including use of Microsoft Office suite. Other technical skills/experience (PowerPoint, Intuit QuickBase) are a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities with good judgment.
  • Discretion and professionalism in maintaining confidentiality of sensitive business matters.
  • Ability to be poised, welcoming, and personable in interacting with all members of Gateways, as well as visitors and phone contacts.
  • Professionalism and sensitivity in interacting with a diverse population.
  • An understanding of and a willingness to contribute to our mission and vision.
  • Ability to work occasional evening meetings.
  • BS/BA degree or equivalent experience required.

Compensation:

  • This is a year-round, 40 hour/week position, with a salary range of $40,000-45,000.
  • Gateways is based in Newton, MA, with year-round staff working mainly remotely and office space available as needed for in-person work. Because responsibilities for this position include support of meetings and professional development which will be offered in person in the Boston area, local residency is preferred.
  • Benefits include generous paid time off, health, dental, and vision plan options, flexible spending account, SIMPLE IRA retirement plan, and employer-paid long term disability and life insurance.

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.

Occupational Therapist

Position Summary:

 Gateways: Access to Jewish Education is seeking an occupational therapist 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. 

Core 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 Occupational Therapist
  • 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.

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.