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Kohelet Yeshiva is currently accepting applications for the following positions: 
 
 

The Position

Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Institutional Advancement is a senior member of the school’s leadership team, responsible for overseeing and implementing the school’s admissions, development, communications, marketing, and alumni initiatives, K through 12.  He or she will lead the school’s Advancement team while assuming primary and direct responsibility for the school’s fundraising campaigns and events. The Director of IA will work closely with the Board of Directors, the heads of Finance and Operations, and the K-12 Educational Administration to ensure that the school’s mission is positively and professionally reflected in all of the school’s outward facing endeavors.  As the most senior non-academic face of the school, his or her primary objective will be deepening the relationship between the school and its constituent communities while expanding and strengthening its donor base.

 

His or her responsibilities will include:  

  • Serve as an outward facing liaison with the school community while embodying the school’s mission and values.
  • Work with the Head of School and Board of Directors to implement and revise, as necessary, its ten year strategic financial plan.
  • Work closely with the Board’s Development Committee to plan meetings, set agendas, divvy out tasks, and follow up where necessary.
  • Work with school staff and volunteers to run an annual campaign and Gala. 
  • Oversee all communal, friendraising, and fundraising school events.
  • Oversee and grow participation in Pennsylvania’s state educational tax credit program (EITC)
  • Plan for and implement a systematic major gift program, including school needs assessment, prospect identification, solicitation, cultivation, stewardship, and recognition. 
  • Facilitate relationship development between the Head of School and major donors.
  • Oversee and expand the school’s grant writing program.
  • Mentor the Director of Admissions, assist in “hard cases”, and ensure continued excellence in the recruitment, application, and matriculation processes.  
  • Create and guide both alumni and parent associations. 
  • Provide regular reports to the Head of School and to the Board of Directors on the progress of admissions and development initiatives. 
  • Oversee the school’s communication program, including all internal and external, online, social media, and print communications.
  • Oversee branding, media relations, public relations, marketing, and crisis communications.   
  • Manage the school’s development, admissions, communications, and marketing budgets.
  • Supervise Advancement Office personnel activities, including the hiring, definition of job responsibilities, and performance review process for each staff member. 
  • Oversee Advancement Office operations, including donor files and database, gift accounting and acknowledgment, pledge collection, creation of financial records, media archives, alumni databases, and other records.
 
Desired skills and experience: 
  • Vision, creativity, flexibility, and the capacity to execute the school’s strategic plan.
  • Personable, positive, helpful personality; customer service mindset. 
  • Sensitivity, discretion, professionalism, and a sense of humor. 
  • A desire to learn and to grow.
  • Experience with annual giving, capital campaigns, principal and major gift solicitation, planned giving, and special events. 
  • Understanding of Modern Orthodox Yeshiva communities and culture, preferably in an out-of-town environment.  
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills. 
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple responsibilities simultaneously. 
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a team, and as a team leader. 
  • Ability to manage competing demands, and adapt to frequent or unexpected changes. 
  • Effective administrative experience and the proven ability to motivate others. 
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills. 
  • Experience with mentoring of less seasoned staff. 
  • Experience in producing online and printed publications.

 

Compensation 

Competitive salary commensurate with experience.  Health, retirement, and tuition benefits. To apply send a cover letter and CV to Rabbi Dr. Gil Perl, Head of School, at gperl@koheletyeshiva.org 

The Position

 

Candidates should be able to teach a variety of high school English courses and have education and experience teaching critical reading, writing, and analytical skills.  We are looking for a reflective candidate who is passionate about teaching and who enjoys working in an environment that promotes continuing professional learning.

 

Desired skills and experience:

  • A degree in English or a related field, or a degree in education with coursework in language arts, or experience teaching high school English.
  • Ability to connect with students and convey enthusiasm for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and other texts.
  • Ability to support student development as analytical thinkers, readers, and writers.
  • Classroom management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to differentiate content for students with a variety of strengths and skill levels.
  • Comfort with educational technology, including computers and learning management systems.
  • Past teaching experience and certifications in Pennsylvania for English are desired but not required. 

 

Position begins summer 2020.  For more information about this position  and to apply please send a letter of interest and resume to Dr. Jeremy Sullivan, Director of General Studies, jsullivan@koheletyeshiva.org.

The General Studies Teacher position for 4th/5th grade is envisioned as a full day position encompassing all General Studies (literacy, math, science, social studies) instruction for a multi-age, lower elementary, learning environment. The successful candidate will have a BA in Elementary Education, and a MA in a related field of study. The candidate will feel comfortable teaching and developing literacy, math, science and social studies curricula for a multi-age, lower grade, learning environment for all children regardless of learning needs. Experience with constructivist pedagogy, inclusion model, and a student-centered classroom is strongly preferred. 

 

He or she will be excited by the opportunity to:

  • work in a highly collaborative, team environment to ensure that the diverse learning, social and emotional needs of all students are met.  
  • co-teach with colleagues to create meaningful integration between the Judaic and General Studies curricula.
  • recognize their own weak area shortcomings, and actively pursue their own professional growth as a constructivist educator.
 

The General Studies Teacher will work with the Principal and the school’s consultants to begin training in constructivist pedagogy prior to the 2020-2021 school year.  Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.  

 

If you want to be part of a team of passionate and talented educators who are committed to changing the face of Jewish education, please email your resume to Kohelet Yeshiva Lab School: innovators@koheletyeshiva.org.

The Judaic Studies position is envisioned as a full day position encompassing all Judaic Studies instruction, including Chumash, Navi, Mishnah, and Chagim, for a multi-age, elementary, learning environment.

 

The successful candidate will have a BA as well as a graduate degree in fields related to education and Judaic Studies. Experience with constructivist pedagogy and a student-centered classroom is strongly preferred. 

 

He or she will be excited by the opportunity to:

  • work in a highly collaborative team environment.
  • fully participate in the fast-paced “all-hands-on-deck” culture of a potentially groundbreaking startup endeavor.
  • co-teach with colleagues in General Studies to create meaningful integration between the Judaic, Ivrit and General Studies curricula.
  • recognize their own weak areas, and actively pursue their own professional growth as a constructivist educator.
  • take risks in an environment where the success and failure of all initiatives will be publicly shared so as to advance the field of Jewish Education in North America.

 

The Teacher of Judaic Studies will work with the Principal, Assistant Principal and the school’s consultants to begin training in constructivist pedagogy prior to the 2020-2021 school year.  Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.  

 

If you want to be part of a team of passionate and talented educational leaders who are committed to changing the face of Jewish education, please email your resume to Kohelet Yeshiva Lab School: innovators@koheletyeshiva.org

The Inclusion Teacher position is envisioned as a full day position encompassing all General Studies instruction for a multi-age, lower elementary, learning environment.  The successful candidate will be passionate about the benefits of an inclusive learning environment for all students. He/she will have a MA in Special Education or a related field of study. The candidate will feel comfortable teaching and developing curriculum for General studies for an elementary school, multi-age, learning environment that includes general-ed and special-ed students. Experience with constructivist pedagogy, inclusion model, and a student-centered classroom is strongly preferred. 

 

He/she will be excited by the opportunity to:

  • work in a highly collaborative, team environment to ensure that the diverse learning, social and emotional needs of all students are met.  
  • work with the Director of Inclusion, and the teaching team to create and implement academic, emotional and behavioral learning plans for students in need. 
  • Recognize their own weak areas, and actively pursue their own professional growth as a constructivist educator.

 

The Inclusion Teacher will work with the Principal and with the school’s consultants to begin training in constructivist pedagogy prior to the 2020-2021 school year.  Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.  

 

If you want to be part of a team of passionate and talented educators who are committed to changing the face of Jewish education, please email your resume to Kohelet Yeshiva Lab School: innovators@koheletyeshiva.org.

The Hebrew Language/Keryiah Specialist position is envisioned as a full-day, position encompassing all Ivrit/ Keryiah instruction for a multi-age elementary learning environment. The successful candidate will have a BA and Masters degree in fields related to education and/or Judaic Studies. He or she will also be a native Hebrew speaker and feel comfortable speaking only in Hebrew to both faculty and students while in the classroom during the day. Experience with constructivist pedagogy, proficiency approach to language acquisition, and a student-centered classroom is strongly preferred. 

 

He or she will be excited by the opportunity to:

  • Work in a highly collaborative team environment.
  • Fully participate in the fast-paced “all-hands-on-deck” culture of a potentially groundbreaking startup endeavor.
  • Co-teach with colleagues in General and Judaic Studies so as to create meaningful integration between curricula.
  • Admit their own shortcomings and actively pursue their own professional growth as a constructivist educator.
  • Take risks in an environment where the success and failure of all initiatives will be publically shared so as to advance the field of Jewish Education in North America.

 

The Teacher of Hebrew Language will work with the Principal and with the school’s consultants to begin training in constructivist pedagogy prior to the 2020-2021 school year.  Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.  

If you want to be part of a team of passionate and talented educational leaders that is committed to changing the face of Jewish education, please email your resume to Kohelet Yeshiva Lab School: innovators@koheletyeshiva.org

The Science and Math Teacher position is envisioned as a full-day position encompassing all Science and Mathematics instruction for a multi-age middle school learning environment. 

 

Responsibilities

 

The successful candidate will be able to:

  • Lead a mixed-age and ability class along with other teaching team members.
  • Work collaboratively to design and implement project-based and integrated curricula.
  • Utilize research-based best practices in subject instruction to create rigorous, dynamic, skill-building, learning environments for middle schoolers, and collaborate with all colleagues for the integration of General and Judaic Studies
  • Demonstrate excellent classroom management skills and create a positive classroom culture that fosters student ownership, creativity and problem-solving. 
  • Assess students in a variety of ways, and use data to assist student growth, self-reflection, and instruction.
  • Determine students’ academic and social-emotional learning goals, ensure they’re met, and communicate them to colleagues, parents, and students regularly.  
  • Be active in the school community (attend events at KYMS, including professional development, and open house events, among others).

 

Qualifications

 

The successful candidate will:

  • have an undergraduate or graduate degree in education.
  • have an undergraduate or graduate degree in a Math or Science field.
  • have prior experience with creating child-centered learning activities, and classroom teaching experience with MS students.
  • demonstrate a reflective mindset, intellectual curiosity, and leadership potential.
  • be excited by a fast-paced all-hands-on-deck “startup” culture of a new school.

 

Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.  

 

If you want to be part of a team of passionate and talented educators who are committed to impacting Jewish lives and changing the face of Jewish education, please email your resume to Kohelet Yeshiva Middle School: innovators@koheletyeshiva.org.

The Tanach Teacher position is envisioned as a full day position encompassing all Tanach instruction for a multi-age, middle school, learning environment.  

 

Responsibilities

 

The successful candidate will be able to:

  • inspire Middle School students in developmentally appropriate ways to connect to Hashem through the study of Torah and the performance of mitzvot.
  • lead a mixed age and ability class along with other teaching team members.
  • work collaboratively to design and implement project-based and integrated curricula.
  • utilize research-based best practices in subject instruction to create rigorous, dynamic, skill-building, learning environments for middle schoolers. 
  • demonstrate excellent classroom management skills, and create a positive classroom culture that fosters student ownership, creativity and problem-solving. 
  • assess students in a variety of ways, and use data to assist student growth, self-reflection, and instruction.
  • determine students’ academic and social-emotional learning goals, ensure they’re met, and regularly communicate them to colleagues, parents, and students.  
  • be active in the school community (attend events at KYMS, including professional development, and open house events, among others).
 

Qualifications

The successful candidate will:

  • role model for students how to live a life steeped in ahavat Hashem and yir’at Hashem both inside and outside of school.
  • have a degree/graduate degree in Judaic Studies, Jewish Education, and/or Semicha.
  • feel comfortable teaching and developing Judaic studies curricula in a multi-age, differentiated, learning environment.  
  • be comfortable with Ivrit.  
  • have prior experience with creating child-centered learning activities, and classroom teaching experience with MS students.
  • Demonstrate a reflective mindset, intellectual curiosity, and leadership potential.
 

Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.  

If you want to be part of a team of passionate and talented educators who are committed to impacting Jewish lives, and changing the face of Jewish education, please email your resume to Kohelet Yeshiva Middle School: innovators@koheletyeshiva.org.