Jewish Studies Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

Gann Academy, Waltham, MA

Gann Academy is seeking a Full-Time Jewish Studies Teacher for the 2022-2023 academic year. Qualified candidates will be comfortable teaching a broad range of Jewish subjects (3-4 different courses) using classical Jewish texts (biblical and rabbinic) and modern sources, as well as supporting Jewish Life experiences for our students. Candidates will be able to connect well with teenagers, serve as a role model of engaged and inspired Jewish living, and facilitate students development of their Jewish identities. Candidates should enjoy working in a pluralistic Jewish setting and engaging students from all Jewish backgrounds. We seek educators who are committed to collaborating and growing in their teaching practice, and to supporting diverse learners in the classroom.

Gann Academy is a pluralistic Jewish day school that challenges students to cultivate their talents and interests in all areas of human potential: intellectual, artistic, spiritual, and physical. Our faculty, made up of both Jewish and non-Jewish educators, facilitate the student journey. We seek teachers who are committed to collaborating and growing in their teaching practice; supporting diverse learners in the classroom; and connecting with students outside the classroom, both formally and informally.

This is a 10-month in-person position, and that salary range is $50,000-$65,000 depending on experience.

Teaching Duties

  • Teach three sections of Jewish Studies in each semester
  • Prepare lessons and develop curriculum; teach, lead, and guide students
  • Manage student behavior in and out of the classroom
  • Grade student work in a timely manner consistent with school standards
  • Utilize technology and other educational tools to support student learning and engage in curricular and other initiatives as implemented by the Educational Administration

Jewish Studies Faculty Duties

  • In collaboration with colleagues and school administration, help plan the grade-level Shabbatonim, holiday and special programming, and attend and participate in all of these events/programs
  • Work as a Jewish identity advisor to guide and mentor students through their Jewish journeys
  • Lead four (4) mornings per week of Zman Kodesh
  • Full Time Jewish Studies Faculty get a 1 course remission due to participation in Shabbatonim, holiday programing, and leading Zman Kodesh

Advising & Other Duties

  • Serve as a student advisor or the equivalent
  • Remain current on the schools academic program requirements to guide students through 4-year planning and course registration
  • Serve as a club advisor or the equivalent

Community Involvement & Engagement

  • Support the planning of Jewish life experiences for our students
  • Attend and participate in communal programs outside the classroom
  • 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
  • Attend and participate in parent/teacher conferences and advisor conferences which may take place in the evening
  • Plan, chaperone, and participate in field trips and outside activities which may involve travel or overnight stays

Competencies and Skills

  • Comfort with classical Jewish texts in their original languages. Strong modern Hebrew a plus.
  • Reflection, collaboration, and growth
  • Commitment to diverse students and creating an inclusive learning environment
  • Pedagogical and discipline-specific content knowledge
  • High standards of professionalism, including excellence in collaboration and communication with colleagues, parents, and students
  • Strong collaboration and team-oriented working and leadership skills along with the ability to balance a pursuit of academic and institutional excellence with compassion and nurture for everyone
  • Possess an educational vision that aligns with the core principles of Gann Academy

BENEFITS

Gann Academy offers an attractive and competitive package of benefits to our employees. Health and wellness benefits include individual and family plan health insurance, group life insurance, temporary and long-term disability benefits, and health savings and flexible spending accounts. In addition, employees benefit from a very generous amount of time off, including vacation and sick time, and for both Jewish and secular holidays. Gann also has a 403(b)-retirement plan with employer matching.

Life at Gann Academy

Gann Academy is mission-driven and innovative and is committed to a diverse professional community. Professional engagement with diversity and multiculturalism informs both our pedagogy, our work, and our programming.

Most of all, Gann offers a community of smart, collaborative, and compassionate professionals who care about their work, their school, and their colleagues. We help one another learn, solve problems, and have fun. Consistently, Gann professionals tout the support and teamwork of their colleagues as a unique highlight of their Gann experience, and one in which Gann is different from any other school or community. Come find out for yourself!

Gann Academy

Waltham, MA
High School
Day
All Gender
Religiously-Affiliated