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Employment

About Us 

Rodeph Sholom School, a Reform Jewish Day School based on the Upper West Side, fosters intellectual curiosity through a challenging independent school academic program in nursery school through 8th Grade. At the heart of Rodeph Sholom is a warm, vibrant community of educators and families, where students are guided by Jewish knowledge, values, and ethics to become self-confident and socially responsible leaders. Our mission is to develop each student’s love of learning and sense of responsibility to themselves and their community through meaningful experiences and intellectual exploration.

Current Openings

Middle School Learning Specialist

Supervisor:    Sally Meisner, Head of Middle School

Keren Schuller, Director of Academics

Schedule:  Full-time

Start: September 1, 2024   

ABOUT YOU

The ideal candidate will have experience working with middle school aged children and their families and is committed to supporting students to build their skills, strategies and metacognitive skills. The candidate should be adaptable, collaborative, proactive, personable and warm.

WORK SCHEDULE

Working hours are generally 7:40 AM  to 3:45 PM; additional hours may be required in the evenings. Teachers are expected to attend faculty meetings on Thursdays from 3:45 PM until 5:00 PM. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Providing direct support to students in the Learning Center, one on one and in small groups
  • Helping students develop self-advocacy skills and identify strategies that support their specific learning style
  • Advising a group of Middle School students
  • Carrying out any assigned administrative duties
  • Proactively participating and contributing to the growth of the Learning Center by providing new directions, advocating for academically vulnerable students, and participating in ongoing professional development
  • Supporting teachers and advisors in understanding how to help implement/honor accommodations/neuropsychological evaluations 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Shows an appreciation for the craft of teaching, along with a passion for and knowledge of 5-8th grade curriculum
  • Ability to provide students with strategies, support their metacognition and self-advocacy skills
  • Enjoys working with middle school aged children, working closely with colleagues and being involved in other aspects of school life
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Kind and possesses a healthy sense of humor
  • Supports the mission, vision, values and commitments as outlined on our “About” website page
  • Demonstrates flexibility and ability to take initiative and follow through on projects
  • Possesses good judgment
  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience

SALARY & BENEFITS 

  • Salary range: $60,000-$90,000; commensurate with experience. *Base faculty salaries do not reflect additional compensation based on degree level and stipends.
  • Generous paid time off (e.g., sick and personal days, holidays, school breaks). 
  • Comprehensive benefits package – Complimentary lunch, Retirement contributions, Medical, vision, and dental insurance

VACCINATION POLICY 

  • All staff must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 upon hire.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY

Rodeph Sholom School encourages applications from individuals who are passionate about our mission, vision, values, and commitments and commitments as articulated here, including those from underrepresented groups in Jewish education. 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. 

CONTACT:

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Marielle Clark, Assistant to Middle School, mclark@rssnyc.org.

UPDATED February 2024

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:

Rodeph Sholom School encourages applications from individuals who are passionate about our mission, vision, values, and commitments and commitments as articulated here, including those from underrepresented groups in Jewish education. 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.