High School STEM Educator

Hillel Academy | Tampa, FL, United States

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Posted Date 11/17/2023

Hillel Academy in Tampa, Florida is seeking an experienced high school STEM educator to enthusiastic about mathematics and the sciences and with strong interpersonal skills to inspire students and work collaboratively with colleagues and partners. As the founding STEM educator for Hillel Academy’s high school, this individual will have the opportunity to envision a STEM program that truly prepares students for higher education and careers.


Hillel Academy of Tampa, Florida, an FCIS-accredited Jewish day school located on a beautiful 12-acre campus in the Carrollwood neighborhood is poised to be the Bay region’s premier pluralistic Jewish day school currently serving 225 children, their families, and the community aged one through eighth grade. After fifty-three years of exemplary education and developing young minds and Jewish souls, the 2024-2025 school year will welcome its first cohort of high school students. This individual will embrace our diverse community, promote our Culture of Chesed, inspire students, and motivate them to forge their unique paths forward.


Hillel Academy is an inclusive community anchored in a culture of chesed (kindness) that empowers students of all backgrounds to develop their individual potential and identity, shaped by a comprehensive academic program and dynamic Jewish life and learning.


Hillel Academy is a vibrant center for Jewish education, family connection, and community engagement. Hillel Academy graduates are lifelong learners who demonstrate confidence, kindness and respect and share a commitment to the Jewish people and Israel.


Responsibilities & Duties


  • Plan, develop and execute lesson plans
  • Adapt teaching for individual students, small groups, and remedial instruction to meet the needs of identified students or subgroups of students
  • Evaluate student progress and the ability to meet course standards in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
  • As a Cambridge school, prepare qualified students for AICE assessments
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior
  • Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned working day
  • Maintain professional competence through professional development opportunities.
  • Develop and nurture community partnerships to ensure core and signature program curriculum success


Additional Responsibilities

  • Assist in preparing for FCIS Accreditation Self-Study process
  • Uphold a faculty culture that is collaborative and empowering and in sync with Hillel Academy’s Culture of Chesed (kindness)
  • Encourage, foster, and maintain meaningful relationships with all stakeholders including teachers, staff, administrators, students, parents, Board, and major community stakeholders


Criteria for Successful Candidates

  • Innovating and creating STEM- based learning experiences for students
  • Ability to engage 100% of students in their lesson
  • If not already developed, the desire and ability to learn and utilize the Cambridge curriculum and  pedagogy
  • Developing lesson plans that incorporate our Cambridge Learning Attributes
  • Using data to make informed instructional decisions via summative and formative assessment
  • Incorporating strategies to ensure all students succeed in meeting lesson objectives
  • Offering rigorous learning experiences where students do the majority of the thinking
  • Using technology to improve instructional outcomes


Desired Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, or commensurate experience, in STEM education or field
  • A passion for innovative and profoundly meaningful teaching and learning 
  • The ability to inspire, excite, and guide students
  • The ongoing desire to refine practice 
  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken) 
  • A strong desire to take initiative and make a meaningful impact within a tightly knit, supportive, and involved community


Interested Candidates, Please Submit The Following 

  • A cover letter including stating why this job is exciting to you and why you’re the right fit
  • Current resume
  • One-age statement of educational philosophy and practice
  • Email to Roni Sade Wardeshaim, High School Start-Up Contractor, at [email protected]


Compensation Package

  • Base Salary
    • $50,000-$65,000 (10-months and commensurate with experience)
    • Note - in Florida, there is no income tax
  • Benefits
    • Moving stipend up to $3000
    • Tuition remission for children (when calculating remission, the Hillel Academy’s employee salary is not factored into the calculation)
      • All employees with children at Hillel Academy receiving remission are required to apply for the Florida Empowerment Scholarship from the State of Florida
    • Professional Development 
    • Access to group health insurance and partial coverage of employee by the school
      • Access to dental and vision insurance at employee’s cost
    • Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid-Flex-Days (PFD), holidays, breaks
      • Jewish holidays and school breaks
      • 5 days Paid-Time-Off per year (sick/personal)
        • Portion of unused days paid out
      • 1 day/week of Paid-Flex-Days (work from home days)
    • Final benefit - a really great working environment!
Salary60,000.00 - 75,000.00 Annual
Full Time
High School Teacher
Organization Type
Education & Schools
Retirement Plans | Dental | Kosher Food Option Available | Leave Early for Shabbat | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Relocation Available | Sick Days | Vision
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