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Kohelet Yeshiva is currently accepting applications for the following positions: 
 
 

Kohelet Yeshiva Lab and Middle Schools, an educationally progressive, K-8 Modern Orthodox Day School located in Merion Station, Pennsylvania, seeks a dynamic and talented educator for the position of Assistant Principal for Judaic Studies for the 2021-2022 school year. The AP for Judaic Studies position is a full-time, 12-month position responsible for building and implementing a K-8 Judaic Studies educational program, both formal and informal, that fosters the growth of Kohelet Yeshiva students into Bnei and Bnot Torah.  The AP for Judaic Studies reports to the K-8 Principal.  


About Kohelet Yeshiva Lab and Middle Schools

KYLS/MS provides a warm, student-centered, interdisciplinary, multi-age school committed to cultivating Bnei and Bnot Torah who think critically and creatively while exuding confidence and compassion.  At KYLS/MS we are redefining what is possible in Modern Orthodox Yeshiva education by actively engaging students in intellectual inquiry, and empirically supported approaches to academic, intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual growth.  


Start Date

The AP for Judaic Studies will work with the Principal and with the school’s consultants to begin training in the school’s pedagogical approach in June of 2021.  


Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Creating an atmosphere that nurtures a love of Hashem, His Torah, His People, and His land throughout the Lab and Middle School divisions. 
  • Work with the Principal to implement the Kohelet Judaic Studies Standards and a K-8 Judaic Studies scope and sequence that allows for personalized learning and maximal differentiation.
  • Utilize research-based best practices in subject instruction to create rigorous, dynamic, skill-building learning environments for students in grades K-8, and collaborate with all colleagues for implementation.
  • Work collaboratively with teachers and consultants to design project-based interdisciplinary Judaic Studies units.
  • Work with the Principal to oversee a variety of Judaic Studies assessments and use data to assist student growth, self-reflection and instruction.
  • Assist the Principal in implementing student discipline where necessary.
  • Teach 2 periods a day and run Middle School tefillah. 
  • Oversee Middle School Shabbaton (twice a year) and 4/5 shabbaton (once a year).
  • Oversee and implement our Ivrit program and faculty. 
  • Oversee Chagim Programming: Yamim Noraim, Chanukah, Tu Beshvat, Purim, Yom Hashoah, Yom Ha’atzmaut, Lag Ba’omer, Yom Yerushalayim, etc.
  • Collaborate with teachers and lead the creation of our K-3 Chagigot Tefillah and Chumash
  • Represent the school and its Torah values in the wider community.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will:

  • Have an undergraduate or graduate degree in education.
  • Have a graduate degree in Judaic Studies or semicha.
  • Have 5-10 years of K-8 Judaic Studies teaching experience in a Yeshiva Day School environment.
  • Feel comfortable teaching and developing skill-based Judaic studies curricula in a multi-age, differentiated, learning environment.  
  • Be comfortable with Ivrit.  
  • Demonstrate a reflective mindset, intellectual curiosity and leadership potential.
  • Be excited by a fast-paced “all-hands-on-deck” culture. 

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 and Middle Schools: innovators@koheletyeshiva.org.


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Website: www.koheletyeshiva.org

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Position Summary

 

Kohelet Yeshiva is seeking a dynamic leader to fill the position of the Executive Director. The Executive Director serves as the schools CFO and COO, overseeing all aspects of the institution’s budget and operations. The Executive Director directly supports, supervises, and evaluates the school’s Finance, Operations, Communications and Marketing, and Development departments and will work closely with the principal of each division to help them implement programming as needed across the entire school.

 

The responsibilities of the Executive Director include, but are not limited to, the following

  • Lead the business office and oversee the operations of the entire school (K-12)
  • Oversee the budget process for the School with input from relevant stakeholders (e.g. Lower/Middle School Principal, High School Principal and Director of Finance)
  • Review and monitor monthly financial reports from the business office and ensure school is tracking according to budget
  • Spearhead development efforts to meet fundraising goals, including manage and organize a portfolio of new and prospective donors
  • Supervise the Director of Admissions in preparing admissions materials and organizing open houses
  • Manage vendors and third party relationships (e.g. IT, busing, security, janitorial services, etc.)
  • Express the mission, vision, and goals of our institution with passion, and persuasion
  • Ensure adherence and contribute to facility COVID19 related guidelines and protocols, including working with the Medical Advisory Committee on communicating our health policies to students, families, faculty and staff
  • Keep up to date on industry trends
  • Establish professional development goals for self and staf​f

 

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business related field, and advanced degree preferred
  • Five years of experience in non-for-profit sector
  • Over seven years of total experience in finance/operations and/or development
  • Experience with K-12 schools is strongly preferred
  • Track record of successful development and fundraising
  • Ability to think critically and creatively
  • Superior written and oral communication skills, as well as presentation skills
  • Be a motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with others
  • Possess strategic planning abilities to be applied toward fundraising programming
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments

 

To apply to become Kohelet Yeshiva’s next Executive Director, please send your resume and cover letter to Andrew Paris, President of the Board of Directors at ​andrew.paris@icloud.com.

Middle School Tanach Teacher

Kohelet Yeshiva Middle School, an educationally progressive, K-8 Modern Orthodox Day School located in Merion Station, Pennsylvania, seeks a dynamic and talented educator for the position of Tanach Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. The Tanach Teacher position is envisioned as a full day position encompassing Chumash and Navi 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.


Website: www.koheletyeshiva.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/koheletyeshivalabandmiddleschools/

Instagram:www.instagram.com/koheletyeshivamiddleschool/

Twitter: @yeshivalab

Middle School Gemara/Limudei Kodesh Teacher

Kohelet Yeshiva Middle School, an educationally progressive, K-8 Modern Orthodox Day School located in Merion Station, Pennsylvania, seeks a dynamic and talented educator for the position of Gemara Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. The Gemara Teacher position is envisioned as a full day position encompassing all Mishnah/ Gemara 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.
  • Lead daily minyanim, engendering student involvement and ownership of tefillah b’tzibur at school. 
  • 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.


Website: www.koheletyeshiva.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/koheletyeshivalabandmiddleschools/

Instagram:www.instagram.com/koheletyeshivamiddleschool/

Twitter: @yeshivalab

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF

Full-Time High School Tanach Chair & Limudei Kodesh Teacher

2021-2022


Kohelet Yeshiva High School seeks an experienced, warm, dynamic, and inspirational Tanach Chair and teacher of Limudei Kodesh for the 2021-2022 school year.  Reporting to the High School Principal, the Tanach Chair will be part of a growth-oriented team of mechanchim and mechanchot committed to instilling both the skills for successful Torah learning and a desire for Torah living in each and every one of their students.


Mission

Kohelet Yeshiva is a warm and embracing Modern Orthodox K-12 yeshiva day school committed to cultivating Bnei and Bnot Torah who think critically and creatively while exuding confidence and compassion.  The High School division, known as Kohelet Yeshiva High School, builds on these foundations by nurturing the talents and potential of every student while equipping them with the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed and to lead in the best yeshivot and seminaries, the finest colleges and universities, and well beyond.


Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Tanach Chair & Judaic Studies teacher include, but are not limited to: 

  • Organizing and running the Tanach Department by overseeing curriculum, assessment, and placement for all Chumash and Navi classes.
  • Developing opportunities to facilitate collaboration and professional growth amongst the Tanach faculty.
  • Teaching up to 24 periods per week of Tanach, Gemara, or Halacha to single gender classes of boys or girls.
  • Serving as a religious guidance counselor for 5-10 students each year.
  • Demonstrating openness to learning and implementing new methods and modalities of instruction in the classroom.
  • Participating in school-wide special events, shabbatonim, and programs outside of the regular school day.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a graduate degree in Judaic Studies and/or Semicha and a demonstrated track record teaching Tanach in a high school setting.  Preference will be given to those candidates who also have a degree in Education or a related field. The candidate should be able to understand and reach Modern Orthodox adolescents and should conduct themselves in a manner that models a sophisticated, integrated, and inspired Torah life.  In addition, the candidate should possess a collaborative growth mindset and the aspiration to continuously improve in all aspects of their role.  



To learn more about the school visit: www.koheletyeshiva.org. To apply, send a CV and cover letter to Mrs. Melissa Perl: mperl@koheletyeshiva.org.