Employment

Select a desired position below and submit your resume and letter of intent. If you are applying for more than one subject or across divisions, please indicate this in your letter of intent and submit your credentials to each Division (of Interest) and Subject (of Interest) in which you desire to apply. If you have any questions about employment opportunities, please email HR@rssnyc.org.
Director of Summer Camp and After School Programs
Early Childhood Twos Head Teacher
Director of Development
Associate Director of Communications and Marketing
Middle School Spanish Teacher- Grade 8
Elementary School Art Teacher
Elementary Division Science Teacher Grades 1-4
Middle School Science Teacher Grades 5-8

Full-time position to begin June 15th, 2022 

Rodeph Sholom School is seeking a creative, collaborative, organized, and hands-on Director of Summer Camp and After School Programs. Our next Director of Summer Camp and After School Programs will be a visionary leader who plans and oversees all after school programs and the Rodeph Sholom School Day Camp. 

The Director of Summer Camp and After School Programs reports to the Head of the Elementary Division with support from other Senior Leadership Team members. The Director of Summer Camp and After School Programs will be responsible for the hiring and supervision of Day Camp counselors and staff as well as the After School Program vendors and in-house faculty members. 

The ideal candidate for this role is an educator with experience in schools and camps with the vision to develop creative programming and the organizational skills to manage the details of a complex suite of programs. The ideal candidate also appreciates the joys of working in an independent Reform Jewish Day School environment, is a team player, and has the drive, ability, and creativity to implement change. 

Camp Director Responsibilities: 

  • Developing a program to support Rodeph Sholom School’s mission and build on its rich academic programming and commitment to developing purpose-driven leaders; Recruiting, hiring, training, and supporting all counselors and administrative staff; Creating and executing a budget for Camp; 
  • Marketing the Rodeph Sholom School Day Camp to internal and external families; Maintaining systems to execute daily operations of the camp; 
  • Representing the Camp at various fairs and attending professional development opportunities as they arise;
  • Collaborate with the school’s Enrollment Office to recruit new families for the school in the fall. 

After School Director Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and run a program to support Rodeph Sholom School’s mission, building on its rich academic programming and commitment to developing purpose-driven leaders; Recruiting, hiring, and training of in-house staff; 
  • Recruiting and onboarding external vendors to run Enrichment Programs; Creating and executing a budget for After School Programs; 
  • Collaborating with teachers and Division Heads to ensure continuity of core programmatic priorities; 
  • Maintaining systems to execute daily operations of the After School Programs; Communicating regularly with parents to best support their needs and their children’s needs; 
  • Assessing and reporting regularly on program performance through observation and evaluation. 

Qualifications: 

  • Candidates must hold a BA or BS in a related field. A master’s degree is preferred. Candidates should have experience with extra-curricular programming and/or summer camp for children in Nursery through Fourth Grade. 
  • Classroom teaching experience is preferred. 
  • Candidates must be organized, self-motivated and able to navigate multiple constituencies and complex schedules. 

Rodeph Sholom School encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Rodeph Sholom School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of the school not to discriminate on the basis of any category prohibited by applicable federal, New York State and/or New York City laws/regulations. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment process, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation/benefits, performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, training, working conditions, layoff, and termination. 

Compensation for this position is commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package. The salary range for the position is $80,000-$110,000 depending on experience. 

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Rebecca Hammerman, Head of Elementary Division, at rhammerman@rssnyc.org, and Mitchell Daar, Director of Enrollment and Strategic Initiatives, at mdaar@rssnyc.org.

 

Early Childhood Head Teachers are responsible for overseeing the experiences of students in their classroom. While there are broad guidelines and themes for curriculum, given the ages and developmental levels of the students, teachers are given significant latitude to adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of their particular students. 

The duties of a Head Classroom teacher include:

  • Overseeing all aspects of classroom life, including curriculum planning, leading group times, weekly newsletters, report writing and parent conferences.
  • Working in collaboration with an Associate Classroom Teacher to create an appropriate and engaging environment for young children.
  • Interacting with children in all areas of the classroom, including the rug area, block area, pretend, and art projects
  • Doing whatever is necessary to help your students feel safe and supported in the school environment including: accompanying children to the bathroom, changing diapers if necessary, comforting and holding upset children, 
  • Arriving at 8:00 to set up classroom, staying after the school day to clean the classroom and work on planning for the next day.
  • Working with the rest of the grade level team to share ideas and resources to promote consistency within the program.
  • Participating in all aspects of school life, including attending team and staff meetings and community events.

Currently there are two positions available:

One is for a three day a week class

One is for a five day a week class

Both positions include benefits

Rodeph Sholom School encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Rodeph Sholom School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of the school not to discriminate on the basis of any category prohibited by applicable federal, New York State and/or New York City laws/regulations. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment process, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation/benefits, performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, training, working conditions, layoff, and termination. 

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Bridget Morgan, Assistant to the Early Childhood Divison , at bmorgan@rssnyc.org

 

Director of Development

RSS seeks a Director of Development to join the school’s leadership team to provide guidance and direction to all aspects of the RSS development program, which currently includes a $1.2 million annual fund and is nearing completion of a $11.5 million capital fundraising effort. The successful candidate will be an experienced fundraiser who is highly organized, able to effectively manage multiple priorities, and enjoys collaborating with Board members, key stakeholders, faculty and administrative colleagues, parents, grandparents, and alumni to support RSS’ growth and innovation. The Director of Development will report directly to the Head of School.

Key Responsibilities:

  •   Steward donors and build relationships to support fundraising goals as well as enhance Board, parent, alumni, grandparent, and former Board member relationships
  • Provide fundraising guidance and support to the Head of School, the Board and Annual Fund Co-Chairs
  •  Solicit leadership gifts for both annual and capital giving
  •  Coordinate prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities
  •  Plan and manage periodic cultivation and recognition events
  •  Guide volunteers to achieve development objectives
  •  Establish and implement long/short-range organizational goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures
  • Monitor and evaluate operational effectiveness
  • Create and initiate effective marketing and communication vehicles
  • Supervise Development Staff, as well as collaborate closely with Advancement Team colleagues
  • Externally represent Rodeph Sholom School to current and prospective support constituencies

Qualifications & Skills:

  • 5-7 years of campaign management and fundraising experience (independent school, college, or university preferred)
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Strong grasp of current trends in advancement/issues facing independent schools and Jewish day schools
  • Comprehensive understanding of annual giving, capital fundraising, and the relationship between the two
  • Great motivator and decisive manager of people with the ability to develop consensus
  • Goal-oriented and proactive
  • Experience with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Docs
  • Able to create reports, analyze and synthesize data
  • Understanding of Jewish values and possess a passion for RSS’s mission

RSS encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of the school not to discriminate on the basis of any category prohibited by applicable federal, New York State and/or New York City laws/regulations.

Compensation for this position is from $175,000 – $200,000, commensurate with experience, and includes a competitive benefits package

To apply, please submit a resume & cover letter to Sue Sherr-Seitz, Evolve Giving Group: sue@evolvegg.com

Associate Director of Communications and Marketing

Full-time position to begin Jul 1, 2022 

 Rodeph Sholom School seeks a motivated team player to join our community as the Associate Director of Communications and Marketing. The Associate Director of Communications and Marketing reports to the Director of Communications & Marketing and supports all aspects of communication and marketing at the school through the creation and dissemination of information to appropriate stakeholders via e-mail, digital, print, social media, and the website.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support Director in editing, writing, producing, and sending email and SMS communications on behalf of constituents throughout the school. 
  • Support Director distributing crisis and emergency communications for constituents throughout the school.
  • Manage calendar for all large-scale schoolwide communications. 
  • Manage social media calendar.
  • Create compelling photo and video mission-aligned content for use throughout school’s print, digital, and social media platforms with a focus on building community, promoting excellent programing, and disseminating important internal and external event information. 
  • Assist in implementing and managing digital marketing campaigns.
  • General website maintenance as needed with attention to SEO.
  • Ensure Faculty/Parent Portal resources and calendar are maintained, up to date, and functional.
  • Assist in editing any print or online publications such as forms, handbooks, e-newsletters, flyers, and miscellaneous collateral.
  • Maintain and grow a database of photo and video assets. Receive photos and videos from constituents, cull, edit and organize.
  • Support events as needed. Some evening and weekend support may be required.
  • Maintain the most discretion with confidential and sensitive information.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, with concentration in Communications or Marketing preferred.
  • Meticulous attention to grammar and accuracy of all communications.
  • Ability to maintain the professional visual appearance of all communications in alignment with brand standards. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the capacity to multitask, liaise, and collaborate with various stakeholders (e.g. staff, faculty, administration, Parents Association) on a daily basis.
  • Initiative, sound judgment, and ability to respond calmly and resourcefully in an environment with shifting priorities.
  • Ability to both take direction and work independently.
  • Strong computer skills, including experience and comfort with databases.
  • Strong fluency with G-Suite programs.
  • Some graphic design experience utilizing Adobe CS and/or Canva is preferred.
  • Some proficiency working with WordPress preferred.
  • Familiarity with communications systems for broadcasting emails and texting, preferred.
  • Strong willingness to learn and assist in a variety of capacities as needed.

Rodeph Sholom School encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Rodeph Sholom School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of the school not to discriminate on the basis of any category prohibited by applicable federal, New York State and/or New York City laws/regulations. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment process, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation/benefits, performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, training, working conditions, layoff, and termination.

Compensation for this position is from $55,000 – $70,000, commensurate with experience, and includes a competitive benefits package.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Kathy Bossuk, Director of Communications and Marketing, at kbossuk@rssnyc.org.

 

Part-time position to begin September 2022

Rodeph Sholom School, a co-educational N-8 Reform Jewish day school located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, seeks a 25%-time middle school Spanish teacher. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching middle school Spanish, designing Spanish curriculum, and have successful experience working with middle school aged children and their families. They should be adaptable, collaborative, proactive, personable and warm.

Job Description

  • Teach Spanish to middle school students
  • Work collaboratively with Romance Language department members and Chair, and other teaching teams on initiatives around pedagogy and curriculum 
  • Additional responsibilities, as needed

Qualifications

  • Enjoys working with middle school aged children, working closely with colleagues and being involved in other aspects of school life
  • Shows an appreciation for the craft of teaching, along with a passion for and knowledge of 8th grade Spanish
  • Communicates with clarity both orally and in writing
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Is kind and possesses a healthy sense of humor
  • Demonstrates commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice
  • Demonstrates flexibility and ability to take initiative and follow through on projects
  • Possesses good judgment
  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience

Rodeph Sholom School encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Rodeph Sholom School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of the school not to discriminate on the basis of any category prohibited by applicable federal, New York State and/or New York City laws/regulations. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment process, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation/benefits, performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, training, working conditions, layoff, and termination.

Compensation for this position is commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package. The salary range for the position is $20,000- $25,000 depending on experience.

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Leinana Two Moons, Assistant to the Middle School, at ltwomoons@rssnyc.org.

 

Full-time position to begin September 2022

Rodeph Sholom School, a co-educational N-8 Reform Jewish day school located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is seeking an energetic professional to teach art to students in 1st – 4th Grades.

 Qualifications

  • Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree; a Master’s degree is not required but is preferred.
  • Teaching experience with 1st – 4th Grade students.
  • Enjoys working closely with colleagues and being involved in other aspects of school life
  • Shows an appreciation for the craft of teaching, along with a passion for and knowledge of art, art history, and artists
  • Demonstrates a commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice and incorporates multiple perspectives into lessons 
  • Communicates with clarity both orally and in writing
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills
  • Is kind and possesses a healthy sense of humor
  • Demonstrates flexibility and ability to take initiative and follow through on projects
  • Possesses good judgment

Rodeph Sholom School encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Rodeph Sholom School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of the school not to discriminate on the basis of any category prohibited by applicable federal, New York State, and/or New York City laws/regulations. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment process, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation/benefits, performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, training, working conditions, layoff, and termination.

Compensation for this position is commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package. The salary range for the position is $60,000- $90,000 depending on experience.

 If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Amber Jessie, Assistant to the Head of the Elementary Division, at ajessie@rssnyc.org.

 

 

Full-time position to begin September 2022

Rodeph Sholom School, a co-educational N-8 Reform Jewish day school located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, seeks an energetic professional to teach science content to students in 1st – 4th Grades, with a particular emphasis on STEAM. 

Qualifications

  • Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree; a Master’s degree is not required, but is strongly preferred.
  • Teaching experience with 1st – 4th Grade students.
  • Enjoys working with elementary-aged children, working closely with colleagues, and being involved in other aspects of school life.
  • Shows an appreciation for the craft of teaching and a passion for and knowledge of science.
  • Communicates with clarity both orally and in writing
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills
  • Is kind and possesses a healthy sense of humor
  • Demonstrates commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Demonstrates flexibility and ability to take the initiative and follow through on projects
  • Possesses good judgment

Rodeph Sholom School encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Rodeph Sholom School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of the school not to discriminate on the basis of any category prohibited by applicable federal, New York State, and/or New York City laws/regulations. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment process, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation/benefits, performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, training, working conditions, layoff, and termination.

Compensation for this position is commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package. The salary range for the position is $60,000- $90,000 depending on experience.

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Amber Jessie, Assistant to the Head of the Elementary Division, at ajessie@rssnyc.org.

 

Full-time position to begin September 2022

Rodeph Sholom School, a co-educational N-8 Reform Jewish day school located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, seeks a middle school Science teacher. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching middle school Science, designing Science curriculum, and have successful experience working with middle school aged children and their families. They should be adaptable, collaborative, proactive, personable and warm.

Job Description

  • Teach regular and honors science to middle school students
  • Work collaboratively with science department, and other teaching teams on initiatives around pedagogy and curriculum 
  • Serve as a middle school advisor
  • Additional responsibilities, as needed

Qualifications

  • Enjoys working with middle school aged children, working closely with colleagues and being involved in other aspects of school life
  • Shows an appreciation for the craft of teaching, along with a passion for and knowledge of 5-8th grade Science
  • Communicates with clarity both orally and in writing
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Is kind and possesses a healthy sense of humor
  • Demonstrates commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice
  • Demonstrates flexibility and ability to take initiative and follow through on projects
  • Possesses good judgment
  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience

Rodeph Sholom School encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Rodeph Sholom School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of the school not to discriminate on the basis of any category prohibited by applicable federal, New York State and/or New York City laws/regulations. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment process, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation/benefits, performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, training, working conditions, layoff, and termination. 

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Leinana Two Moons, Assistant to the Middle School, at ltwomoons@rssnyc.org.