Coordinator of the Middle School

Administrator / Full-Time

JCDS, Boston’s Jewish Community Day School, Watertown, MA

Coordinator of the Middle School


JCDS is a pluralistic Jewish Day School that cultivates knowledgeable, passionate Jewish learners with the capacity and confidence to question, listen, understand, and change the world. Our faculty, composed of Hebrew speaking and general studies educators, nurture each student’s capacity for intellectual discovery and decision-making within a respectful, pluralist, bilingual Hebrew-English environment. We seek teachers committed to the core values of a JCDS education: integrity, perseverance, curiosity, empathy, problem solving, reflection and evidence, while creating a student-centered, rigorous, play-infused learning environment for all students.

We value our professional staff and invest in their ongoing development. Our professional community is rooted in collaboration, generosity of spirit, and a passion for our mission. JCDS is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees without regard to race, color, religious creed, national and ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or physical disability.


JCDS seeks candidates for a full-time, in-person, Coordinator of the Middle School, for the 2024-2025 school year. The Coordinator of the Middle School will serve as a strategic thought partner for the Associate Head of  School and other members of the Educational Leadership Team, and will collaborate closely with the faculty and staff. The Coordinator will collaborate with the Associate Head of School, overseeing the Middle School’s educational program, including the mission, culture, traditions, and commitment to intentional pluralism. The Coordinator of the Middle School must also establish and uphold clear standards and high expectations while forming positive and trusting relationships with students, colleagues and parents. Candidates should possess a commitment to upholding Jewish values. The candidate should possess excellent communication, organization and class management skills and should demonstrate a desire to work collaboratively with colleagues in the classroom to create a joyful, Jewish learning community.

This is an in-person, full-time position starting in July 2024 and will report to the Associate Head of School for Learning & Teaching. We offer a competitive salary, commensurate with relevant work experience and qualifications.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Instructional Coach for teachers
  • In collaboration with the Associate Head of School, develop and map curriculum, as well as support teachers in best practices.
  • Meet regularly with advisors to develop a research based, developmentally appropriate advisory program.
  • Lead a cohort of faculty members committed to developing a health and wellness curriculum.
  • Commit to the formation of authentic, collaborative relationships with colleagues and involve them in the development and clarification of policies and procedures.
  • Plan weekly meetings and professional development opportunities for teaching faculty.
  • Teach a class and/or elective

Collaborative Responsibilities

  • In partnership with the Director of Learning Support and Associate Head of School, work to ensure that a range of diverse learners is served by the curriculum, instruction, and faculty.
  • In partnership with the Associate Head of School, implement and maintain Middle School curricular and instructional improvements.
  • In conjunction with the Associate Head of School, and the advisors, work to ensure student needs are supported as well as behavioral expectations are upheld.
  • In partnership with the Associate Head of School, support the Middle School faculty growth through annual goal setting, peer coaching, and professional development.

Professional Development, Growth, and Training

  • Attend, participate and co-facilitate 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 Associate Head of School and other faculty and administration members on educational and pedagogical growth and innovative tools and techniques in and out of the classroom
  • A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree and 5+ years of teaching experience are preferred
  • Strong organizational skills
  • A commitment to student-centered, mastery-based teaching

JCDS, Boston’s Jewish Community Day School

Watertown, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
All Gender