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Employment Opportunities

School Psychologist

The Abraham Joshua Heschel School is looking for a full-time school psychologist for the 2019-2020 school year to work within our Lower School division.

The Lower School psychologist will have important roles delivering direct clinical services to students, supporting teachers, and collaborating with parents.  Expertise in the social, emotional, and cognitive development of elementary age children is critical.  Successful experience teaching social emotional curricula, use of diverse approaches for developing early executive skills among children, and implementing  social problem solving are regarded as valuable. Familiarity with individualized approaches to teaching and learning, interpretation of neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations, and the appropriate use of accommodations at schools will, also, be helpful. 

The Lower School psychologist works closely with other members of the Lower School Leadership Team; collaborates with mental health professionals in the other divisions; and is the liaison to clinicians in the community.

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.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume and references to Lindsay Rubin at Lindsayru@heschel.org

Early Childhood General Studies Teacher

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. We nurture children’s curiosity, cultivate their imagination, encourage creative expression, value their initiative and engender 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.

The Abraham Joshua Heschel School is seeking full-time Early Childhood faculty in General Studies for the fall of 2019. Our faculty teaches in a professional, collaborative Jewish environment. Candidates should have experience and demonstrate a passion for Early Childhood education. They should enjoy the process of teamwork and the desire to participate in curriculum development. Excellent writing and organizational skills are required.

NYS certification required. Experienced Early Childhood teacher with an understanding of all areas of development, particularly language acquisition. Applicants should have knowledge of an interdisciplinary approach to education and differentiated learning, be able to work collaboratively within a teaching team, and have familiarity with dual-language programs. Teacher responsibilities include preparing lesson plans and assessments and writing anecdotal reports. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume and references to Judy Wolf-Nevid at  judy@heschel.org.

Abraham Joshua Heschel School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Early Childhood Judaic Studies Teacher

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. We nurture children’s curiosity, cultivate their imagination, encourage creative expression, value their initiative and engender 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.

The Abraham Joshua Heschel School is seeking a full-time Early Childhood faculty in Hebrew/Judaic Studies for the fall of 2019. Our faculty teaches in a professional, collaborative Jewish environment. Candidates should have experience and demonstrate a passion for Early Childhood education. They should enjoy the process of teamwork and the desire to participate in curriculum development. Excellent writing and organizational skills are required.

Fluency in spoken Hebrew, ability to work closely within a team, familiarity with dual-language programs, ability to write reports in English and an understanding of an interdisciplinary approach to education is required. Experienced Hebrew teachers preferred. A Bachelor's degree in Education or a related field is required. US work visa required.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume and references to Janet Gat at  janetga@heschel.org.

Abraham Joshua Heschel School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Administrative Assistant to the Lower School and Lower School Head

The Abraham Joshua Heschel School has an opening for an Administrative Assistant to the Lower School and Lower School Head to begin in Spring 2019.

In addition to providing administrative support and calendar management to the Lower School Head, the Administrative Assistant will interface with teachers, the Assistant Lower School Head, Lower School School Psychologist, Student Support Coordinator and all departments of the school including Judaic Studies, Admissions, the Business Office, Human Resources, The Maintenance Department, Technology and the Main Office.

The ideal candidate should have the following:

  • College degree

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Technological acumen

  • Ability to multitask

  • Success in handling a busy office

  • Comfort in interacting with children

 

Salary commensurate with prior relevant work history and skills.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to lsadminassistantsearch@heschel.org.

 

 Lower School Learning Specialist

The Abraham Joshua Heschel School seeks a lower school (Grades 1-5) learning specialist for beginning in the fall of 2019.

The ideal candidate should have the following:

  • Master’s degree in special education, learning disabilities, or related field

  • Training in Orton-Gillingham, Wilson, PAF, or similar programs

  • Experience administering a variety of assessments to track and support student growth, including Fountas & Pinnell

  • At least five years teaching experience as a learning specialist with a focus on attaining early literacy skills

  • A strong knowledge base in the area of learning differences, especially dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia, as well as a deep knowledge base regarding ADHD
     

The learning specialist will:

  • Provide small group and one-on-one literacy remediation to students in first through fifth grade, using a pull out/push in model

  • Partner with teachers, families, and outside specialists regarding the needs and progress of students

  • Collaborate with teachers to modify curriculum and develop strategies to meet the needs of a range of learners  

  • Participate in parent conferences and write individual progress reports


Salary commensurate with prior relevant work history and skills.

 

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Nina Goodman, Coordinator of Academic Support, at nina@heschel.org

 

Middle School Math Teacher

The Abraham Joshua Heschel School is seeking an experienced middle school math teacher. A background in math and/or education is required. Teacher must be positive, supportive, and interested in helping students to learn math. We maintain a collaborative and innovative faculty culture and are looking for excellent team players.  

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.

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

Abraham Joshua Heschel School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Middle School Humanities Teacher

The Abraham Joshua Heschel School seeks a full-time 6th grade Humanities teacher.  The ideal candidate--a lover of history and 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.

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.

To apply, send your letter of interest and resume to Mari Tetzeli at marite@heschel.org.

Abraham Joshua Heschel School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Middle School Limudei Qodesh Teacher

The Heschel School of Manhattan is seeking a full time Middle School Limudei Kodesh teacher for grades 6-8 for 2019-20. This position includes the teaching of Chumash, Nevi'im Rishonim and Torah She'be'al Peh as well as Tefillah responsibilities (daily Tefillah and Tefillah education).

Applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree and at least two years experience teaching Limudei Kodesh, and preferably professional training and graduate education in teaching as well. They must also have the ability to teach in Hebrew. Preference will be given to candidates who have taught students of all levels and abilities and with different learning styles. Candidates should enjoy the process of teamwork to develop curriculum and to plan special events, and be committed to paying individual attention to students.

The Heschel School is a dual curriculum N-12 Jewish community school with families from a range of backgrounds, practices and beliefs. We are pluralistic and deeply value openness to a diversity of opinions. Our Limudei Kodesh curriculum is text based and values oriented. We balance formal and creative approaches and integrate the teaching of text skills with themes of individual, Jewish communal and universal identity; Jewish beliefs and practices; Jewish history; and human nature. Applicants are expected to be passionate about Limudei Kodesh and fostering the connection between a diverse student body and our sacred texts.

Abraham Joshua Heschel School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please send your resume with a cover letter or email explaining your qualifications and interest in the position to Rabbi Jack Nahmod, Middle School Judaic Studies Head, at jackna@heschel.org.

Middle School Limudei Qodesh Teacher (Parental Leave)

 

The Abraham Joshua Heschel School is seeking a full time Middle School Limudei Qodesh parental leave teacher for grades 7 & 8 from mid-March until mid-June, 2019. This position includes the teaching of Nevi'im Rishonim and Torah She'be'al Peh as well as Tefillah responsibilities (daily Tefillah and Tefillah education).

Applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree and at least two years experience teaching Limudei Qodesh, and preferably professional training and graduate education in teaching as well. Preference will be given to candidates who have taught students of all levels and abilities and with different learning styles. Candidates should enjoy the process of teamwork to develop curriculum and to plan special events, and be committed to paying individual attention to students.

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. Our Jewish studies curriculum is text based and values oriented. We balance formal and creative approaches and integrate the teaching of text skills with themes of individual, Jewish communal and universal identity; Jewish beliefs and practices; Jewish history; and human nature. Applicants are expected to be passionate about Limudei Qodesh and about fostering the connection between a diverse student body and our sacred texts.

Please send your resume with a cover letter or email explaining your qualifications and interest in the position to Rabbi Jack Nahmod at jackna@heschel.org.

 

Abraham Joshua Heschel School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Middle School Ivrit Teacher

The Abraham Joshua Heschel School is seeking a full time Middle School Parental Leave Ivrit teacher for grades 6 and 7 from mid-March until mid-June, 2019. Applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree, at least two years experience teaching, and experience teaching Hebrew as a second language. Preference will be given to candidates who have taught students of all levels and abilities and with different learning styles. Candidates should enjoy the process of teamwork to develop curriculum and to plan special events, and be committed to paying individual attention to students.

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.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Jack Nahmod, Middle School Judaic Studies Director, at jackna@heschel.org.


Abraham Joshua Heschel School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Middle School Judaic Studies Learning Specialist

The Abraham Joshua Heschel School of Manhattan is seeking a full time Middle School Judaic Studies Learning Specialist for grades 6-8 for 2019-20. This position includes the direct instruction, remediation and enrichment of Ivrit and Limudei Kodesh, as well as support for Hebrew speakers in their general studies classes. Applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree and some combination of the following professional experiences: classroom teaching; teaching as a learning specialist; teaching Hebrew as a second language; and providing support for ESL students. Preference will be given to candidates who have taught students of all levels and abilities and with different learning styles. Candidates should enjoy the process of teamwork to develop curriculum and to plan special events, and be committed to paying individual attention to students.

Please send your resume with a cover letter or email explaining your qualifications and interest in the position to Rabbi Jack Nahmod, Middle School Judaic Studies Head, at jack@heschel.org.

Middle School Limudei Kodesh Teacher

The Abraham Joshua Heschel School of Manhattan is seeking a full time Middle School Limudei Kodesh teacher for grades 6-8 for 2019-20. This position includes the teaching of Chumash, Nevi'im Rishonim and Torah She'be'al Peh as well as Tefillah responsibilities (daily Tefillah and Tefillah education).

Applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree and at least two years experience teaching Limudei Kodesh, and preferably professional training and graduate education in teaching as well. They must also have the ability to teach in Hebrew. Preference will be given to candidates who have taught students of all levels and abilities and with different learning styles. Candidates should enjoy the process of teamwork to develop curriculum and to plan special events, and be committed to paying individual attention to students.

Please send your resume with a cover letter or email explaining your qualifications and interest in the position to Rabbi Jack Nahmod, Middle School Judaic Studies Head, at jack@heschel.org.

High School English Teacher

The Abraham Joshua Heschel School seeks a full-time high school English teacher.  The ideal candidate--a lover of literature, a close and careful reader, and a dynamic presence in the classroom--is skilled at engaging 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 and challenging writing assignments.  The candidate must be able to teach creatively at various levels and serve effectively as a student advisor. An MA in English or a closely related field is preferable.

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

High School Math Teacher

The Heschel School of Manhattan is seeking a full-time High School Math teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. The ideal candidate has a minimum of 2 years experience teaching at various levels and across grades 9-12. An MA in Mathematics or a closely related field is preferred.

Candidates must demonstrate facility and passion in teaching a range of math courses, including Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trigonometry and Precalculus. Applicants must be able to work with technology in the classroom in an integrative and engaging way. Candidates also need to be able to serve effectively as a student advisor, facilitating student growth outside the classroom.

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.

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Edy Lucas, Mathematics Department Chair, at edylu@heschel.org.

Abraham Joshua Heschel School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

High School Limudei Qodesh Teacher

The Abraham Joshua Heschel School is seeking a full-time teacher for 2019-2020 to join the High School’s Limudei Qodesh department. The High School Limudei Qodesh department teaches Tanakh, Talmud and other genres of rabbinic literature, and Jewish Philosophy. Members of the Limudei Qodesh department also facilitate a daily Shacharit minyan.

Applicants should have a proven track record of outstanding instruction in teaching students of different abilities and learning styles. A Bachelor’s degree is required; professional training in education, a graduate degree, and at least five years of full-time teaching experience preferred.

Candidates must be proficient in both biblical and rabbinic texts, and have a love of teaching and learning these texts in their original languages. Applicants are expected to be passionate about fostering connection between a diverse student body and our sacred texts. Candidates should enjoy working collaboratively with colleagues to develop and implement curricula and must be passionate about their personal and professional growth.

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. Our Limudei Qodesh curriculum is text-based and values-oriented. We balance formal and creative approaches and integrate the teaching of text skills with themes of individual and communal identity.

Please send your resume with a cover letter or email explaining your qualifications and interest in the position to Ruth Fagen, co-chair of the Limudei Qodesh department, at ruth@heschel.org.

Abraham Joshua Heschel School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

High School Hebrew Teacher

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. We nurture children’s curiosity, cultivate their imagination, encourage creative expression, value their initiative and engender 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.

The Heschel School of Manhattan is seeking a full-time Hebrew teacher for grades 9-12 for the 2019-20 school year.  Applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree and experience teaching Hebrew as a second language. Preference will be given to candidates who have  taught middle or high school Hebrew at a day school in North America, to students of all levels and abilities and with different learning styles. The ideal candidate will be familiar with ACTFL standards, have experience creating curricula, thrive in a collaborative and creative work environment, and possess excellent written and oral communication skills in both Hebrew and English.

The Abraham Joshua Heschel School is a pluralistic dual curriculum N-12 Jewish community school with families from a range of backgrounds, practices and beliefs. Openness to a diversity of opinions is central to our mission. We are dedicated to engaging students in a relationship with the language, culture, land and people of the State of Israel. Named for one of the pre-eminent Jewish thinkers, educators, and activists of the 20th century, the school combines a progressive educational approach with an emphasis on text study, community service, and open intellectual inquiry. We seek creative, passionate educators, dedicated to working collaboratively with colleagues, who can inspire and challenge students.

Please send your resume with a cover letter or email explaining your qualifications and interest in the position to Chasida Zilbiger, Hebrew Department Chair, at chasidazi@heschel.org.

Abraham Joshua Heschel School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Database Administrator

The Abraham Joshua Heschel School has an opening for a full-time Database Administrator. Reporting to the Director of Technology, the Database Administrator is responsible for storing, organizing, presenting, using, and analyzing data and database management software, such as the student information system (SIS) and learning management system (LMS). This position supports multiple systems, divisions, and offices. 

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.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain and support SIS, LMS, and other data systems
  • Develop and integrate new data systems and functionality
  • Keep systems running, coordinate all updates
  • Main contact with and for SIS and LMS
  • Responsible for new student enrollment system within SIS
  • Manage ERB data processing
  • Manage class and grade list PDF generation and publishing
  • Publish report cards, progress reports, class lists, and other documents as needed
  • Yearly Rollover / End of Year Process / Beginning of Year Process
  • Train, support, and troubleshoot database issues for school staff
  • Coordinate and oversee distribution of My BackPack login information and responsible for parent User IDs, passwords, and access codes
  • Work to improve use of data collected to streamline, and automate processes
  • Develop and revise documentation for processes and procedures, standards, and guidelines relating to schools' databases
  • Understand, and apply, system wide workflow and processes as well as relationships with other internal and external databases
  • Audit data on a schedule to maintain security and integrity
  • Perform troubleshooting as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Be flexible with weekly schedule, which may include working evenings and/or weekends

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor's degree in database administration or related field
  • Experience in database or records management in non-profit, education or corporate setting, preferably in a school
  • Experience working in a team-oriented and collaborative environment
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • A passion for improving efficiencies related to data collection and analysis
  • Knowledge of SQL, scripting
  • Senior Systems experience is preferred

For consideration, please submit your resume, cover letter and relevant documents via https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=5db03d9d-83a7-470f-a3eb-1942264884b7&jobId=290754&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001

 

The Abraham Joshua Heschel School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Heschel is an Equal Opportunity Employer.