High School Judaic Studies Educator

Northwest Yeshiva High School | Mercer Island, WA, United States

Posted Date 11/07/2021

High School Judaic Studies Educator

About the Position

Northwest Yeshiva High School (NYHS), a coeducational Modern Orthodox high school located in beautiful Mercer Island, Washington, seeks a dynamic Jewish educator who is passionate about making a significant impact on Modern Orthodox Jewish Education. The opportunity includes teaching core Judaic subjects, collaborating with a talented and supportive team of colleagues across subject areas. As a small but growing school, the candidate may enjoy unique professional opportunities to take leadership on important programming duties beyond the classroom.



The ideal candidate will be a dynamic Jewish educator, grounded in educational best practices, who seeks to form deep and meaningful relationships with students that inspire leadership and growth. Semikha and a graduate degree are strongly preferred.

Are you the type of Jewish Educator who sees yourself as having:

  • A desire and ability to develop deep relationships with teenagers;

  • Authentic commitment to the values and mission of NYHS and Modern Orthodoxy;

  • An ability to foster a strong culture of teamwork and collaboration;

  • A passion to always deliver dynamic lessons and meaningful conversations with students.

The position is a great fit if you are:

  • Grounded in educational best practices with the ability to create an engaging learning environment that raises the bar for soulful and intellectually rigorous MO Jewish education;

  • Excellent communicator both verbally and in writing;

  • Self-reflective, entrepreneurial, and deeply committed to professional growth;

  • Deeply committed to Israel and Israel education as a foundation of Jewish identity and living engaged Modern Orthodox life. 



  • Teach Judaic courses full time;

  • Participate in school wide events and experiences such as student orientation, shabbatonim, Purim/Chodesh Adar, Yom Hashoah, Yom Hazikaron, Yom Haatzmaut, Lag Baomer, Yom Yerushalayim, Shabbat dinners and onegs;

  • Mentor student-leaders and support their personal, intellectual and spiritual development;

  • Collaborate with Judaic Studies faculty to develop standards and curricula for the department;

  • Provide skillful classroom management practices (routines and procedures) to ensure an orderly, positive and productive learning environment;

  • Design and implement appropriate instruction to facilitate learning and growth;

  • Use formative and summative assessments to analyze students strengths and needs and document student progress;

  • Work collaboratively in situations that may be time sensitive with a variety of individuals including students, parents, faculty and staff;

  • Uphold the philosophy, principles, policies, and procedures and represents NYHS positively in the school community and the wider community.



Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience

  • Generous benefits package including health plan and 403b retirement savings;

  • Parsonage;

  • High quality professional development, coaching and mentoring

  • Generous vacation and Paid Time Off policy.

About Northwest Yeshiva High School:

NYHS’ mission is to empower every student with the knowledge and passion to actively contribute to the highest expression of being an am kadosh. As Seattle’s only coeducational, Modern Orthodox, Zionist high school, NYHS is uniquely positioned as a critical bridge for connecting a dynamic and rapidly growing Jewish community. NYHS welcomes families from diverse backgrounds who share a commitment to a meaningful high school Jewish education.

Our diverse and professional faculty is exceptionally qualified to bring varied life experiences and passion to their content areas and instruction. Our teaching philosophy is geared toward our guiding principles of intellectual curiosity, student agency, and commitment to the common good.


To Apply 

We invite you to join our team! Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience, and this position is one we are seeking to grow in the coming years.

NYHS is proud to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and current resume to [email protected].

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