Lower School Permanent Sub

Faculty / Full-Time

The Rashi School, Dedham, MA

Lower School Permanent Sub 


Job Summary

The Rashi School, Greater Boston’s Reform Jewish Independent School, serving students in grades Pre-K-8 seeks a Lower School (PK-5) Permanent Sub for the remainder of the school year with the potential to extend to the 2024-2025 school year. In our warm and inclusive community, children are appreciated for who they are as they learn and develop their identities. With the school’s foundation of rigorous academics and differentiated instruction and a mission rooted in social justice, we want our students to ask the tough questions—not just the who, what, where, but the how, why, and what can I do to fix it? Rashi graduates have the confidence to try new things and to fail forward. With kindness at their core, they become empowered learners, change agents, global Jewish citizens, and good friends. 

Rashi’s Lower School uses a collaborative teaching model to promote students’ academic, social, and emotional growth by nurturing an environment that promotes risk taking, flexibility, adaptability, empathy, and resilience through collaborative teaching which models behaviors of the adults. We seek to employ faculty and staff with diverse backgrounds who model these traits and our core values for our students and are eager to support Rashi in fulfilling its mission. 

This is a full-time position with a salary range of $2500-$2750/month.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Work with students individually or in small groups as directed by classroom teachers.
  • Contribute to a positive and safe learning environment and respond to the individual needs of students.
  • Escort student groups to and from specials and other areas of the school as assigned.  
  • Provide student supervision on the playground, during mask breaks, recess, and lunch as assigned.
  • Participate in Tefillah, Kabbalat Shabbat (worship services), and other events, assemblies, and celebrations.
  • Clean teaching area at the end of the day. Put all equipment and materials away.
  • Attend meetings as directed by the Assistant Head of School.
  • Provide short and long-term substitute teacher coverage for Lower School during teacher absences.
  • Follow the instructional guide and class expectations outlined in teachers’ lesson plans.
  • Perform any other tasks assigned to the absent teacher on that day (lunch, recess, etc.).
  • Be familiar with fire exits, fire drill procedures, and safety procedures.


Personal Characteristics:


  • Collaborative
  • Creative
  • Analytical
  • Continuous learner
  • Open to feedback
  • Strong communicator 
  • Active listener
  • Demonstrates joy working with elementary aged students
  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
  • Belief in Rashi’s Mission and Core Values


The Assistant Head of School will assign additional responsibilities based on previous teaching experiences, skills, and education.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • Previous experience working with children in a school setting is preferred.
  • Comfort level with computers and other technology.
  • Able to adapt to changing circumstances. 
  • A patient and positive demeanor.  
  • Able to communicate effectively with students and parents.
  • Suitable criminal background check required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to sit, stand, type, twist, bend.
  • Able to use telephone and computers.
  • Able to walk stairs.
  • Able to lift 10-15 lbs. 


How to apply

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and professional references to jobs@rashi.org.


Rashi is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Guided by our core values of justice, respect, learning, community, and spirit, and with social justice as a foundational cornerstone of our school, we are committed to building an inclusive community that honors and respects each individual, their varied identities, and their spirit. We seek to listen, learn, and grow together to ensure that we are a place in which all community members can thrive. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds, including age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, mental disorder, familial status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

The Rashi School

Dedham, MA
Elementary, Middle School
All Gender