About Golda Och Academy
Golda Och Academy is a vibrant learning community that focuses on the individual intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each child. We cultivate in students a lifelong love of learning within the context of Jewish knowledge and heritage. Our school is located on two campuses — one for the Lower School and one for the Upper School — located about two miles apart in West Orange, serving approximately 425 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey.
As we enroll new Israeli students mid-year, our staffing needs are expanding. Golda Och Academy is accepting applications for a Judaic Studies Early Childhood teacher at the Lower School campus for the remainder of the 2023-2024 school year (starting January).
Candidates should be nurturing, compassionate, and comfortable engaging with a range of learners, equipped to meet the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral needs of the students in their care. Qualified candidates will be masterful educators, with experience in teaching early Hebrew skills (letter recognition and formation), Hebrew acquisition, Jewish holidays, and Parashat HaShavua. Ideal candidates are comfortable differentiating instruction and possess strong oral and written communication skills.
In addition, candidates will have experience writing weekly lesson plans, experience with student assessment, and creating progress reports. The Judaic Studies teacher will work collaboratively with the General Studies co-teacher, enabling an integration of curricula across disciplines. We expect our teachers to have a track record of professionalism in parent communication and will seek to meet and exceed the high standards for customer service that GOA promotes. Proficiency with educational technology, organization skills, and classroom management are required.
Master’s degree preferred
- Hebrew fluency preferred
Ability and willingness to work with students in various group settings using multiple teaching methods
Strong classroom management skills
Commitment to meaningful collaboration with colleagues
Excellent communication skills and commitment to keeping parents informed and engaged
Interest in professional growth and commitment to continuous learning
Golda Och Academy is a an inclusive community and makes all employment decisions without regard for an individual’s race, creed, color, religion, national origin, nationality, sex, pregnancy, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability (including AIDS and HIV related illness), genetic information, refusal to provide genetic information, refusal to submit to genetic testing, ancestry, familial status, marital status, domestic partnership status, civil union status, atypical cellular or blood trait, military service, application for military service, or any other basis protected by applicable law.
The School conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Eligible employees receive a competitive benefit package that includes health insurance coverage, paid leave and retirement plan options and many other valuable program information.