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Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in joining the Abraham Joshua Heschel School. Below is a list of our open positions. Please click on the link to find out more about the position and how to apply.

Heschel is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

We are currently seeking a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to provide financial and operational oversight for the school. Reporting to the Head of School and working closely with the Board of Trustees and the Administrative Team, the CFO is responsible for the total financial and operational health of the school. ~This is a great opportunity for someone who is excited to join a strong team and serve as the financial partner with the Head of School.

The Position

  • Oversee planning, organization, and management of the Business Office (including bank reconciliation, cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchasing and investing), budgeting, financial reporting, human resources, payroll, security, food service, facilities and grounds
  • Supervise six members of the Business Office, including human resources ~~~
  • Prepare, review, and present annual financial statements, the annual operating budget, and investment and capital project reports
  • Collaborate with school leaders, attend Board meetings, serve on Board committees, and participate in strategic planning and high-level decision making with the Head of School and Board committees
  • Consult with and advise the Head of School on matters involving risk management and legal affairs
  • Develop recommendations for annual tuition increases, financial aid budget, and salary increases
  • Ensure that adequate, appropriate, and cost-effective insurance is in force for property and casualty, liability, workers’ compensation, and healthcare
  • Oversee the preparation of financial records for annual audit and assist the
  • preparation of form 990 and other returns, including the form 5500

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or related field, is required; an MBA and/or CPA is strongly preferred
  • At least seven (7) years of proven successful experience in a financial leadership role; experience at an independent school or nonprofit organization is preferred
  • Supervisory experience managing a team
  • Proven sound business judgment and effective analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills, as well as interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills

To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to careers@heschel.org

Social Studies Teacher – Maternity Leave Replacement

The Abraham Joshua Heschel School, located in New York City, is an independent Jewish school, N‐12, unaffiliated with any single movement or synagogue. The school's approach to education is governed by profound respect for children. It nurtures their curiosity, cultivates their imagination, encourages creative expression, values their initiative and engenders critical thinking skills. The Heschel School is dedicated to inspiring its graduates to become responsible adults and active, compassionate citizens of the Jewish world and world communities.

We are currently seeking a temporary Social Studies Teacher for our High School division for a leave replacement. The position will start in late January and end mid‐June. The teaching load includes four courses ‐ two ninth grade sections covering French and Haitian revolutions; one eleventh grade section covering 1945 to end of Cold War; one senior course (ending early April) teaching comparative religion: Christianity/Islam. Some experience working with extra‐support classes a plus.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Lisa Cohen at lisaco@heschel.org

Abraham Joshua Heschel School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Early Childhood Hebrew/Judaic Studies Teacher (Maternity Leave Replacement)

We are seeking a fulltime Early Childhood Hebrew/Judaic Studies maternity leave substitute teacher beginning December. Candidates should have experience teaching Hebrew. It is preferred that candidates are able to work closely within a team and are familiar with dual language programs.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume and references to Judy Wolf-Nevid at judy@heschel.org.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

LS Math Specialist

Beginning for the September 2017 School Year

Seeking a full-time math specialist for Grades 1-5. Responsibilities include development of curriculum and direct teaching of both mathematically talented students and students who need a structured approach and repeated practice, collaboration with math coordinator and classroom teachers, and team collaboration with other learning specialists. The ideal candidate will have:

  • training, experience, and creativity in differentiating curriculum and a strong interest and ability to work with children with a variety of learning profiles
  • training in Singapore Math or willingness to receive training
  • training and experience in teaching math to children with special education needs
  • a strong understanding of both the mathematics and the pedagogy of math in grades 1 -5
  • the desire to work in a school where collaboration is highly valued
  • experience in classroom teaching
  • Please send cover letter and resume to patriciama@heschel.org

    Full Time Speech Language Pathologist

    The Abraham Joshua Heschel School, located in New York City, is an independent Jewish school, N-12, unaffiliated with any single movement or synagogue. The school's approach to education is governed by profound respect for children. It nurtures their curiosity, cultivates their imagination, encourages creative expression, values their initiative and engenders critical thinking skills. The Heschel School is dedicated to inspiring its graduates to become responsible adults and active, compassionate citizens of the Jewish world and world communities.

    We are currently seeking a full time Speech Language Pathologist for the current school year. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    -Teaching small reading groups with a focus on language

    -Providing push-in support/team teaching during reading and humanities for grades 2-5

    -Informally screening individual students

    -Collaborating with classroom teachers and other learning specialists

    To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Jackie Stein at jackiest@heschel.org

    Abraham Joshua Heschel School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    No recruiters, please

    Swing Teacher

    We are currently looking for a one-year Swing Teacher. This position requires a teacher who will be responsible for classes in language arts, humanities and math in grades 2, 3, and 4. The successful candidate will work with a dynamic team at each grade level.~ Candidates must have 2 years of teaching experience and a Master's Degree is preferred.

    To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Jackie Stein at jackiest@heschel.org.

    Middle School Math Teacher

    We are currently seeking a full time math teacher for the remainder of the 2016-17 school year. ~This position includes teaching full classes as well as one-on-one work with students.

    Please send your cover letter and resume to Lori Skopp, Middle School Head, at lori@heschel.org.

    Middle School Humanities Teacher

    We are currently seeking a full-time middle school Humanities teacher for the 2017-18 school year. The ideal candidate--a lover of literature, a close and careful reader, and a dynamic presence in the classroom--is skilled at engaging middle school students in text study, fostering rich conversation, and motivating students as readers and writers. He or she also has experience as a teacher of writing who has generated varied writing assignments that foster creative and analytical thinking. An MA in English or a closely related field is preferable.

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Mari Tetzeli at marite@heschel.org

    Middle School Science Teacher

    The Abraham Joshua Heschel School is seeking a Middle School Science Teacher for the fall. This person will primarily teach grades 7 and 8. The program is a mix of physical, chemical, and life sciences. We are looking for a teacher who can create thoughtfully-designed and content-rich experiential lessons and labs.

    To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Lori Skopp at lori@heschel.org

    Abraham Joshua Heschel School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Lower School Speech and Language Therapist

    The Abraham Joshua Heschel School is seeking a full time Lower School Speech and Language Therapist for the 2017-28 school year.

    Responsibilities include:
    • -Teaching a small 4th grade reading group with a focus on language
    • Providing push-in support/team teaching during reading & humanities, grades 2-5
    • Informally screening individual students
    • Collaborating with classroom teachers and other learning specialists to embed language goals into the curriculum and provide guidance for supporting students in the classroom
    Graduate degree in speech-language pathology or related and at least 2 years of school-based experience is required. Must have CCC-SLP and TSSLD.

    To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Jackie Stein at jackiest@heschel.org