Antisemitism/Israel/Jewish History Educator

Faculty / Full-Time

Gann Academy, Waltham, MA

ABOUT THE POSITION:

Gann is in the process of expanding our antisemitism education, Israel education, and Jewish History program, and we are seeking candidates for a full-time, 11-month, in-person teacher leadership position for the 2024-2025 AY. Successful candidates will have a passion for helping Jewish students connect with and engage positively with their history and the history of Israel, as well as ensuring that students graduate from Gann with the knowledge and tools to combat antisemitism on a personal and communal level. Candidates should also have a strong background in classroom teaching, curriculum design, and pedagogy and a commitment to collaborating, reflecting, and growing in their teaching practice. Personal qualities such as creativity, curiosity, perseverance, and flexibility are desirable, as are effective communication skills with students and families. Successful candidates will also be committed to teaching and curriculum development in historical thinking and secondary and primary source processing.

This in-person, full-time position starts in July or August 2024, and will report to the Director of Humanities. The salary range is between $80,000-$100,000 annually, commensurate with relevant work experience and qualifications.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Academic Program Duties:

  • Teach a full load of courses
  • Teach and contribute to ongoing curriculum design courses on antisemitism, Jewish History, and Israel
  • Summer programming and curriculum design work
  • Collaborate with colleagues to plan and adapt curriculum and lessons that support student growth in content mastery and historical thinking skills
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with students, parents, and colleagues in person and via email
  • Use technology and other educational tools to support student learning

Community Involvement & Engagement:

  • Serve as an advisor in grades 10-12; attend advisory trainings and meetings
  • Attend one Shabbaton a year
  • Plan curriculum for and lead Limmud programming in the areas of Jewish history, Israel education, antisemitism education, history, and Jewish Studies (about 5-10 hours a month)
  • Attend and participate in communal programs outside the classroom during school hours; model and encourage appropriate behavior and monitor students during events and programming
  • Attend and participate in open houses, graduation, and other special events, which may take place in the evenings and/or weekends

Collaborative Responsibilities

  • Work with students outside of the classroom as needed
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues across all departments
  • Attend and participate in department meetings; collaborate with department members and instructional director on curriculum development, lesson planning, student issues, and department initiatives
  • Assist colleagues with substitution when able; arrange and communicate class coverage as needed

Professional Development, Growth, and Training

  • Attend and participate in all faculty/staff work-day programs, in-service training (including August and June in-service days), orientation programs, seminars, and safety training/drills
  • Pursue professional development opportunities in or out of school; display willingness and ability to grow, learn, and practice self-reflection; work with the instructional director and other faculty and administration members on educational and pedagogical growth and innovative tools and techniques in and out of the classroom

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree is required, a master’s degree is preferred
  • Strong organizational skills
  • A commitment to student-centered, mastery-based teaching
  • Must be proficient in English to carry out work as assigned

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Professional development
  • Comprehensive benefits package featuring generous paid time off policies -including sick time, paid vacation, personal days, and U.S. holidays, Gann employees get up to an additional 15 days off for Jewish Holidays, depending on the Jewish Calendar of the year
  • Short Fridays
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • Retirement Plan Match (403B) starting immediately!
  • Hungry? Gann has a full-service kosher dairy dining hall complete with a fresh salad bar and multiple hot meal options
  • Free parking!
  • Fitness facilities for our faculty and staff
  • Life Insurance
  • Short – and Long-term disability

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Gann Academy is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the school to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression), and pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

ACCOMMODATION

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

E-VERIFY

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot ensure that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA), so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed Form I-9.

Any offers of employment will be contingent upon successful CORI and fingerprinting background checks.

Gann Academy

Waltham, MA
High School
Day
All Gender
Religiously-Affiliated