Our School, founded on Jewish values, is about who our children can become and how they can help others become who they might be. Because the world our children will create tomorrow is born in the School we build today, our mission is to educate our children so they can surpass us.
The Israel Education Coordinator is charged with helping Milken live Ahavat Yisrael (Connection to Israel and the Jewish People, a core value of our School. Specifically, this role helps with co-curricular, informal, and experiential programming which increases interdisciplinary knowledge and fosters connection so that our students can participate in the ongoing conversation of the Jewish people. The Israel Education Coordinator will also aim to make Milken a leader in educating about and combating rising anti- Semitism and anti-Israel sentiment in our city, on our college campuses, in our country and in the world. The Coordinator partners with members of the strategic and educational leadership teams as well as the 9/10 team, and reports to the 9/10 Division Head. The Israel Education Coordinator is the lead educator for Tiferet and the Robin Family Grade 10 Israel Tiyul facilitates co- curricular, informal, and formal educational programming to promote Ahavat Yisrael, including:
Tiferet Israel Fellowship Responsibilities
Develop and continue to iterate a TIF handbook that speaks to the many different elements of the program, speaks to what makes a successful cohort member, and highlights how the experience at Muss is a continuation of what their experience has been thus far at Milken.
Promote the Tiferet Israel Fellowship (TIF) to students and families during recruitment events on and off campus.
Partner with the external relations team to develop print and digital content and promotional materials.
Continually communicate with colleagues about what the TIF program is, why we give this opportunity to our students, and how we all take a part in assessing their readiness and preparing them for the experience.
Oversee the TIF admission process.
Comprehensive application for both students and parents
Milken Adult recommendation form
Small group interviews
Review of student academic records
Review of student attendance records
Review of student behavioral records
Assessment of parent engagement in the community
Fall Semester Student and Parent Preparation
Develop and lead student workshops (Preparing for the Journey) that help students develop a sense of the program demands academically and socially, and previews what life will be like for them in Israel.
Partner with the Dean of Faculty, team of Instructional Leaders, and academic leadership at AMHSI to ensure that the academic program in
Israel aligns with what students are doing at Milken and they will be prepared to be successful when they return for 11th grade.
Develop and lead a day long fall retreat that brings different constellations of the cohort together to get to know each other better and prepare for the challenges that they will face together when in Israel.
Oversee and administer the room, Core Class, and Bus creation process for Milken students for the semester in Israel.
Communicate with families in writing and in a fall presentation about the exciting opportunities as well as the challenges associated with this program prior to making the decision to sign up for TIF.
Lead parent workshops that prepare them for having their student spend a semester abroad in Israel.
Monitor cohort progress in terms of academics, well being, and community engagement.
Partner with a parent or group of parents in the cohort to provide one or more opportunities for the families and students to get together during the first semester.
Read through AMHSI registration materials to identify any incongruencies with Milken received information that may be of concern.
Collaborate with the Division Leadership support to create academic and social profiles on each student to send to AMHSI in order to best support students while they are abroad. This must include any academic or emotional support that they have been receiving while in Los Angeles.
Facilitate Departure Day where students and families will celebrate the exciting adventure they are about to embark on prior to boarding buses for the airport.
Support and Liaison during Tiferet
Spend the first month in Israel with the students helping them get acclimated to their new environment.
Engage in weekly meetings with the AMHSI leadership team to go over student progress and students of concern while they are abroad.
Partner in problem solving difficult scenarios where the Milken perspective is warranted or needed.
Offer and provide information, direction, support, and counsel to families and students parents as needed while they are abroad.
Create and facilitate support structures for students and parents for the transition home from the semester abroad experience through information sessions, workshops, and retreats.
Work with the team, students in Israel, and our communications team to provide a weekly communication for families regarding all aspects of the TIF experience.
Israel Trips: Robin Family Grade 10 Israel Tiyul Responsibilities
Partner with AMHSI to create a meaningful four week program to join their TIF classmates in Israel and reconnect with one another and experience the country.
Recruit faculty to participate and prepare them for the experience.
Prepare grade 10 students for the experience.
Research and propose an Israel trip for grade 8 students
Teaching Responsibilities Teaching and Advising
Develop and teach two Israel Studies courses each semester and lead a 9th grade advisory.
Consult and advise faculty members on Israel integration in the various courses.
Grade 9 Israel Spiritual Practice.
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field required, masters degree preferred.
Previous teaching experience required.
Strong program development and management skills required.
A passion for Jewish learning, a strong connection to teenagers and a commitment to Jewish values and a Jewish way of life.
Excellent communication skills and enjoys interacting with teenagers.
Ability to meet multiple deadlines on an ongoing basis.
At Milken Community School, we think education is more than what you know. Our School, founded on Jewish values, is about who our children can become and how they can help others become who they might be. Because the world our children will create tomorrow is born in the School we build today, our mission is to educate our children so they can surpass us. *Inspired by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.