Director of Student Experience @ Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston

Director of Student Experience

Schechter Boston creates a Jewish educational experience where each child, 15 months through eighth grade, is known, belongs, is engaged and inspired. Faculty, staff and students at Schechter benefit from a highly collaborative, mutually supportive environment in which each person’s individual strengths are recognized and cultivated, and are vital to the success and learning of the community as a whole. Individuals who work at Schechter Boston must thrive in a culture that lives every day by the following cultural values:

Believing there is no limit to better
Providing honest and kind feedback
Failing forward
Leaning into complexity
Being kinder than necessary

As the Director of Student Experience, you champion our school culture so that every student is truly known. You will build meaningful relationships with individual students, teachers and families. You will provide leadership and expertise on student learning and our educational experience by overseeing our approach to the social-emotional wellbeing of our students. You will partner with our faculty to discover the unique spark in each student. You will align the operations of the school (like the schedule) with our goal of creating the most engaging and inspiring educational experience for our students.


As the Director of Student Experience, you will work collaboratively with the professional leadership team and faculty members to ensure every student is known by multiple adults, coordinating communication among students, parents and faculty, and that educational operations are efficient and supportive of the mission of the school. This is a unique career opportunity for an experienced educator eager to work in a mission driven environment to foster transformational change at Schechter and in the field of Jewish day schools. As the Director of Student Experience, you will be a key member of the Hanhallah (leadership team), reporting directly to the Head of School and together with the Director of Learning and Teaching and Director of Jewish Life and Learning will be the visionaries for the educational program at Schechter Boston. This is a full year (12 month) position and will work across both campuses (which are one mile apart).

Specific responsibilities will include:

Serve as the primary person responsible for the quality of student life throughout the Schechter experience
Oversee the school’s approach to social-emotional learning
Serve as the primary contact for parent questions and feedback that go beyond the scope of the classroom
Keep track of the cases of students who are struggling, for whatever reason, and coordinate with the individuals who are the students’ point people
Coordinate behavior management system and approach to discipline
Serve as the administrator in parent meetings
Supervise the counseling department and school nurses
Oversee educational operations across the school: daily schedule, report cards, class placement process, SchechterHub, coverage

Core Competencies:

Clear love of kids - finds great joy in being surrounded by kids and takes a real interest in getting to know each kid individually
Inspirational leadership - articulates a vision for creating a school where every child is known in an inspiring and compelling way and rally a community to engage in the work needed to achieve that vision
Communicative - proactive communicator with exceptional written and verbal communication skills, specifically the ability to articulate expectations clearly and compassionately while prioritizing transparency
Relational - partners well with various stakeholders including faculty, students, parents and administrators and has very high emotional intelligence
Supervision - effectively manages a team by establishing goals (departmental and individual), providing ongoing feedback and coaching, and creating measures of accountability
Strategic thinking - develop a vision for the future and create a plan on how to achieve that vision with measurable and attainable goals
Strong observation skills - able to observe students, identify patterns of behavior and pick up on nuances
Deep belief in the inclusion model and being able to reach all types of students
Change management - has proven experience creating and implementing change in an institution with sensitivity towards pace and establishing shared ownership and adoption

Education and Experience
Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Education
At least 7-10 years of experience in the field of education
Experience working in elementary and middle school settings, preferably in a leadership role
Computer literacy, specifically proficient in Google and Microsoft suite products

Competitive salary ranging from 100K-130K, commensurate with experience. We strive to provide a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that supports our faculty and staff, including: health insurance, prescription drug benefits, vision, healthcare/dependent care flexible spending account (FSA), long term disability, life insurance, 403(b) with employer matching, paid holidays, vacation, sick and personal time.

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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, medical, vision, dental, retirement plans, leave early for Shabbat, Life Insurance
  • Preferred Experience: Professional (6-10 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Masters
  • Job Posted: 2021-01-27
  • Times this job has been viewed: 500 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Director, Principal / Head of School
  • Organization Type: Education & Schools
Job Location
Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston
125 Wells Avenue
Newton , Massachusetts 02459
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