Jewish Studies Teacher
ABOUT THE POSITION: We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Jewish Studies educator capable of inspiring children to love learning and Judaism. The successful candidate must will join a Judaic Studies team that focuses on nurturing each student’s unique talents and passions, empowering them to express and act upon their best interests. The immersive Jewish experience creates a clear path to Jewish conviction, pride and identity. Our program encourages students to come to terms with relevant Jewish issues and aims to instill the belief that you can be as moral and holy as you are successful. All of this takes place within an inclusive community that provides a feeling of belonging and an awareness of personal responsibility. Our mission is to help Jewish teenagers, from all backgrounds, embrace Jewish values and traditions as they develop their independence and desire to live a meaningful life.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION • Able to demonstrate excellent skills as a teacher and a passion for teaching Jewish Studies • Must have strong knowledge of Jewish thought and texts, including proficiency in teaching Talmud and Tanakh skills and their relevance to the modern world • Ability to work in, and contribute to, a pluralistic Jewish setting • Has a minimum of 2 years of experience as a Jewish Studies educator and has good classroom management skills appropriate for high school • A BC Teaching Certificate or a Jewish Studies Degree, or Jewish Education training, or related field, enabling one to become certified to teach in a BC high school setting • Assist in collaborating and further developing the Judaic team’s vision and curricular goals • Use technology as a teacher and to support students’ learning • Willing to be involved with co-curricular school events and Jewish life programming • Capable of ongoing reflection, able to self-assess, and accept and apply feedback • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in written form, with students, colleagues, parents and community members • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
WHY WORK AT KING DAVID • We work in a modern, technology-rich environment • Professional development is supported, both in and out of school, through conference attendance, courses and workshops • We provide continuous support and mentorship for new staff • We have a young, motivated, and engaged staff with an administration committed to creating a safe, positive workplace • We offer a comprehensive compensation package and great extended benefits, pension and other perks (health spending allowance) • To live in Vancouver, one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world
HOW TO APPLY If you are excited to work with a committed and team-oriented group of people, we want to hear from you. Interested candidates should forward their resume with a cover letter, current references and contact information to Russ Klein, Head of School, firstname.lastname@example.org. We thank all applicants. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Head of School, email@example.com
Head of Judaics, firstname.lastname@example.org