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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.

Development Assistant

Position Summary:

Gateways is seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented part-time (50% FTE) Development Assistant to join our team. This role will provide essential support to our development efforts, assisting in fundraising activities, donor relations, event planning, and administrative tasks. The ideal candidate is organized, possesses excellent communication skills, thrives in a collaborative environment, and is passionate about contributing to an organization dedicated to providing inclusive educational opportunities within the Jewish community.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in organizing and implementing fundraising campaigns, including donor outreach and solicitation efforts. 
  • Maintain accurate donor databases and records, and track and report key fundraising metrics. 
  • Ensure timely, professional communication (verbal and written) with current and prospective donors. 
  • Manage gift acknowledgment process and invoice processing on a regular basis. 
  • Support development team and outside event planner in coordinating and executing fundraising events. 
  • Collaborate with development team to create compelling fundraising materials, reports, and presentations.  
  • Assist with preparation of materials for Director of Development in advance of Board of Trustee meetings and other events. 
  • Provide administrative support, such as scheduling meetings, managing calendars, and handling correspondence. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent. 
  • 1-3 years’ experience in development, fundraising, or nonprofit administration is preferred. Previous experience working with donor databases a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, particularly with donors and key stakeholders. 
  • Discretion and professionalism including a demonstrated ability to maintain confidential information. 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team-oriented environment. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and donor management software (e.g., Salesforce, Virtuous, Bloomerang). Familiarity with WordPress, Canva, and Constant Contact a plus. 

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.

Executive Assistant

Position Summary:

As Gateways continues to grow and expand our offerings both within the Greater Boston area and beyond, the Executive Assistant position is an opportunity to support the efforts of our CEO, Board of Trustees, committees, and senior staff team. The Executive Assistant is often the first point of contact at Gateways, and plays a critical role in presenting a warm, friendly, and professional face for the organization. Bringing superb organizational and communication skills, professionalism, and a passion for building and improving systems for success, the Executive Assistant 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. 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, 20-25 hour/week position.   

Duties and Responsibilities:

Note: our office operates in hybrid mode—this position requires an in-office presence at least 1-2 days/week, and working remotely the rest of the time

The Executive Assistant’s primary responsibilities are to ensure the smooth and effective functioning of the work of our CEO, Board and committees: 

  • 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 support flow of donor acknowledgment letters. 
  • Support senior staff team, which includes attending various meetings and participating in project implementation, taking notes, and ensuring key action items are followed up on. 
  • Attend Gateways Board meetings (approximately six evenings/year, with some virtual and some in-person), prepare first draft of meeting minutes for review. 
  • Draft and post content for Gateways’ multiple social media accounts to further Gateways’ online presence and messaging. 
  • Manage CEO’s calendar and travel arrangements as needed. 
  • Maintain electronic and paper files as appropriate. 
  • 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, 20-hour/week position, with a salary range of $20,000-25,000 based on experience. 
  • 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 for this part-time position include paid time off and the opportunity to participate in a flexible spending account and SIMPLE IRA retirement plan. 

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.

Special Education Professional Development Coach (Early Learning)

Position Summary:

As Gateways continues to grow and expand our offerings both within the greater Boston area and beyond, the Early Learning Special Education PD Coach will work to provide expertise to Jewish early learning centers in the areas of child development and inclusive practices. Gateways’ coaches each work to provide customized support, professional development and guidance as requested by our partner schools. This position reports to the Director of Professional Learning and Consultation.   

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop curriculum. 
  • Provide professional development to educators. 
  • Coach directors, developmental specialists, and/or teachers.  
  • Observe preschool settings and provide consultation services. 
  • Respond in a timely fashion to emails and phone calls with the Director of Professional Development and Consultation.
  • Be responsive and communicate efficiently with early learning center directors.
  • Provide notes and other relevant information from coaching, PD sessions and peer reflection sessions to the Director of Professional Development and Consultation.
  • Other duties as contracted. 

Qualifications:

  • Experience in early childhood and special education required  
  • BA/BS degree in early childhood and special education or a related field 
  • MA/MS or equivalent experience in early childhood and special education or a related field 
  • Experience in Jewish education preferred 
  • Knowledge of Jewish holidays, customs, and traditions preferred 
  • Experience teaching and/or coaching adults 
  • Experience in the development of curricula or workshops aimed at adults 

Compensation:

This is a contract position. Early Learning Special Education PD Coach will be hired on an as-needed basis for projects and professional development opportunities. 

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.

Jewish Special Education Teacher

Position Summary:

This a part-time Sunday Jewish Education Program position responsible for leading a classroom of students in Jewish educational activities. Students in the Sunday program range in age from 5 to 18 and have a variety of special educational needs. The classroom teachers are encouraged to be creative, dynamic, and innovative in designing lesson plans to meet this wide range of needs. This position reports to the Senior Director of Programs. The first session meets from 9:15am-11:45pm on Sundays during the school year excluding Jewish holidays and public school vacations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop or adapt curriculum and teach class(es) on Sunday
  • Assume primary responsibility for teaching class(es) and provide mentoring and feedback to one-to-one teen volunteers (classroom aides)
  • Prepare and submit weekly lesson plans and supplementary materials, based on existing curricular resources, including plans for individual accommodations and modifications
  • Prepare a weekly communication letter to parents including curriculum and activities for the week 
  • Meet regularly with Program Director and/or other education staff (e.g. other teachers) to review past classes and plan upcoming units and lessons
Monitor Student Progress
  • Review students’ forms, reports and school IEPs
  • Meet with volunteer(s) (one-to-one aides) to review each child’s needs and goals at the beginning of the year and additional times as needed
  • Document weekly student progress and participation using data collection, photographs, anecdotes, etc.
  • Write end-of-year progress report for each child
Other
  • Be on site at the Sunday program by 30 minutes prior to first scheduled session on class days
  • Participate in scheduled sessions (9:15am-11:45am) 
  • Classroom clean-up at the end of the sessions
  • Participate in mandatory program staff meetings and volunteer trainings at beginning of year, and as scheduled throughout the year (calendar provided in advance of each school year)
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Program Director

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in special education or related field
  • Experience working with students with disabilities required
  • Knowledge of Jewish holidays, customs, and traditions required; ability to read Hebrew preferred but not required
  • Enjoy working with children

Compensation:

$150-$225 per session commensurate with education and experience.

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.

B’nei Mitzvah Teacher

Position Summary:

This is a part-time Sunday school position responsible for leading the B’nei Mitzvah class in B’nei Mitzvah preparation and Jewish educational activities.  Students in the Gateways B’nei Mitzvah Program range in age from 11 to 15 and have a variety of special educational needs. The classroom teachers are encouraged to be creative, dynamic, and innovative in designing lesson plans to meet this wide range of needs.  The position reports to the Director of Jewish Education Programs.  The B’nei Mitzvah program meets from 9:30 am-11:00 am during the school year excluding Jewish holidays and public school vacations.  This teacher would be on-site on Sundays from 8:30-11:30 in addition to 5-10 hours of work during the week. Salary $13,000-$16,000 based on experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop or adapt curriculum and teach class(es) on Sunday
  • Assume primary responsibility for teaching class(es) and provide mentoring and feedback to one-to-one teen volunteers (classroom aides)
  • Create developmentally appropriate lesson plans with student specific accommodations for each class taught
  • Prepare and submit weekly lesson plans and supplementary materials, including plans for individual accommodations and modifications
  • Prepare a weekly communication letter to parents including curriculum and activities for the week 
  • Meet regularly with Program Director and/or other education staff (e.g., other teachers) to review past classes and plan upcoming units and lessons
  • Meet with family and clergy to plan for B’nei Mitzvah ceremonies
Monitor Student Progress
  • Review students’ forms, reports, and school IEPs
  • Speak with parents and/or school if more information as needed, at beginning of year and/or during the school year
  • Meet with volunteer(s) (one to one aides) to review each child’s needs and goals at beginning of the year and at additional times as needed
  • Document weekly student progress and participation using data collection, photographs, anecdotes, etc.
  • Write mid-year and end-of-year progress report for each child
Other
  • Be on site at the Sunday program by 30 minutes prior to first scheduled session on class days   
  • Participate in scheduled sessions (9:30am-11am) with meeting time as needed. 
  • Classroom clean-up at the end of the sessions
  • Participate in mandatory program staff meetings and volunteer trainings at beginning of year, and as scheduled throughout the year (calendar provided in advance of each school year)
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Program Director

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in special education or related field
  • Experience working with students with disabilities required
  • Ability to read Hebrew required
  • Knowledge of Jewish holidays, customs, and traditions; ability to read Torah and Haftarah preferred but not required
  • Enjoy working with children

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.