High School Jewish Studies Teacher

San Diego Jewish Academy | San Diego, CA, United States

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Posted Date 3/15/2023
High School Jewish Studies Teacher (full-time)
San Diego Jewish Academy seeks a dynamic High School Jewish Studies Teacher skilled in creating and maintaining a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.  The successful candidate will have a confirm level in a broad range of subject knowledge in a variety of topics in Judaic Studies.  This position may involve teaching Tanach, Rabbinics, Jewish history, Jewish values, Jewish rituals, and/or Israel, with a focus on how the views of Jewish traditions inform aspects of our lives today.  The successful candidate will have an understanding of the diverse viewpoints associated with teaching in a pluralistic day school setting.  The ideal candidate will have facility with studying and teaching text using Hebrew.  This role will work closely with members of the staff to provide and inspiring and motivational Jewish learning environment.  High School teachers also participate in minyan, assist in Jewish life programming, and chaperone as needed.
SDJA MUS Jewish Studies Mission Statement
To make Torah accessible for all learners.  To inspire connections to Israel, Jewish values, Jewish history, Jewish practice, Jewish tradition and Jewish beliefs.  To promote lifeline learning and engagement.
You will be kept busy with:
  • Planning and delivering daily classroom instruction.
  • Administering formative and summative student assessments to inform instruction. 
  • Documenting student progress and communicating progress with families.
You’re good at:
  • Collaboration and teamwork.
  • Fostering strong relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Strong classroom management skills.
  • Independent decision-making.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Interpreting data to inform instruction.
You bring this to the table:
  • Passion for teaching and learning
  • High level of initiative.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a desire to team openly with others.
  • Bachelor's Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
Salary Range & Benefits Package:
The anticipated salary range for this position is $50,643 to $83,159.  The offer to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to: the type and years of experience; training; practical knowledge; and education.
SDJA prides itself on the strong sense of community that exists within the school.  In addition to an inclusive organizational climate, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees which includes: health; dental; vision; life insurance; short and long term disability; mental health benefits and an employee assistance plan; a tax savings flexible spending account plan for out of pocket health and dependent care expenses; a 401k retirement plan with a generous employer match; wellness benefits; kosher lunch community dining program; and much, much more!
About SDJA:

For more than 40 years, SDJA has been a leader in education as a pluralistic preschool - 12th grade school serving the Jewish community on our beautiful 56-acre campus.  Our mission is to empower each student to learn for life, guided by Jewish values and rooted in the strength of community.  We are shaping the foundation of future thinkers, creators and community leaders by blending modern education with deeper purpose and meaning. Students are inspired to embrace creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial thinking in their learning, shaping them to become leaders of integrity, social responsibility, and architects of change. 
Statement of Inclusivity and Non-discrimination
SDJA is a community of learners who value the rich diversity of its members.  In order to prepare students for living and leading in a diverse and complex world, we welcome students, families, faculty, staff, and trustees with differences based on (but not limited to) race, color, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, family structure, and economic background.
SDJA is committed to compliance with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities.  The School will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship would result.  You are not required to note the presence of a disability on the employment application.  If, however, you require reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process due to disability, requests must be made in a timely manner.
Salary50,643.00 - 83,159.00 Annual
Full Time
Jewish Studies Teacher
Organization Type
Education & Schools
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Kosher Food Option Available | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Sick Days | Vision
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