Kehillah Jewish High School, Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies teacher teach for Jewish History (American and European), Holocaust Studies, Israel Studies, and courses related to Jews and race.
|Institution Type:||Preparatory School|
|Location:||California, United States|
The Jewish Studies Department at Kehillah Jewish High School is seeking an experienced Jewish Studies teacher for the upcoming academic year. The ideal candidate is a dedicated educator whose expertise and passion have prepared them to teach engaging courses on Jewish History (American and European), Holocaust Studies, Israel Studies, and courses related to Jews and race. Familiarity with pre-Modern Jewish Studies and classic Jewish text is preferred. We want collaborative colleagues who appreciate a pluralistic community and are excited about approaching Jewish History through innovative pedagogical methods including experiential, project, and inquiry-based learning.
Kehillah is a vibrant and supportive community that fosters a culture of mutual respect. We are committed to inclusion, equity, excellence, and creating brave spaces for learning. Our school embraces collaboration, outside-the-box thinking, and innovative pedagogy. Each student is challenged, actively encouraged, and supported to reach their potential. If you want to join a community of passionate educators who empower students with the wisdom of Jewish values and strength to flourish in a rapidly changing world, we would love to meet you!
This is a Full-Time, exempt position starting August 1, 2023. Must have at least three years of high school (or above) teaching experience. All classes are taught in person on our Palo Alto campus.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
We believe we best prepare our students to make the world a better place when we embrace diversity. Kehillah is committed to creating an environment where all members of our community truly value themselves and others, evoking a communal sense of belonging. We are committed to teaching students that the interconnectedness and value of all human beings also compel us to work collectively toward equity and social justice. Daily, we build a community that appreciates and celebrates differences as well as a society that empathetically confronts the ways individuals, institutions, and systems have oppressed others based on gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disability, and other aspects of identity. By clearly understanding the past and the present of these dynamics, students will develop the capacity to help create a better future for all. We acknowledge that this work is ongoing and ever-evolving.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The salary range for this position is between $80,000 and $101,000, based on years of teaching experience. Kehillah offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes free HMO medical or employer-subsidized PPO plans, free dental and vision, EAP, retirement planning, life insurance, short and long-term disability, gym membership, free lunch, and more!
All of the duties and responsibilities outlined below are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation.
- Prepare lesson plans for up to five classes with clear objectives that facilitate active learning.
- Develop daily lesson planning with clear objectives that facilitate active learning.
- Assign and evaluate classwork and exams to students; prepare required reports, and communicate progress to parents and colleagues.
- Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and materials with Dean; develop scope and sequence.
- Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction; adapt new technology and teaching strategies to encourage the progress of individual students.
- Post accurate and timely student attendance, grades, and other required records on PowerSchool/Schoology.
- Attend and contribute to department and staff meetings, as needed.
- Join the Student Confidential Learning Plan as needed.
- Use effective in-person and virtual classroom management techniques in accordance with school policies.
- Provide timely and tactful feedback to parents regarding student progress including quarter and semester comment writing; make phone calls home for students of concern.
- Attend and participate in departmental initiatives; support extracurricular student activities when available.
- Actively engage in the year-long Professional Growth Plan (PGP) and meet all benchmarks.
- Guide student behavior to foster academic achievement, personal responsibility, intellect, and individuality.
- Maintain regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students; be flexible if sharing a classroom.
- If assigned an Advisory role, implement curriculum, meet with Advisees regularly, and actively partner with the Learning Center and teachers.
- Chaperone school events and class trips, as assigned.
- Be a role model for the School’s educational philosophy as articulated by Our Four Commitments.
- Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree or higher a plus.
- At least 3 years of teaching Jewish Studies classes, preferably in a high school setting.
- Live in the State of California and work on campus during the Employee’s regularly scheduled hours.
Please apply directly through our Careers page on our website: https://kehillah.org/
Kehillah Jewish High School is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Kehillah are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, ancestry, or any other status protected by Federal, State, or local laws or regulations. Kehillah will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics in the administration of its employment practices.
|Primary Category:||Jewish History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies