We are looking for that special Jewish educator who is ready to have a deep impact on our school community. Are you the type of Jewish educator that can fully appreciate how having close proximity to a beautiful lake, miles of hiking paths and an island campus that is surrounded by towering snow capped mountains can deepen a student’s spiritual connection to Jewish text and tradition? If so, then this dream job is made for you!
The Mashgiach/Mashgicha Ruchani will oversee religious guidance, student activities, experiential education, tefillah and serve as a full-time Judaic Studies teacher. Through engaging shiurim, engaging programs and transformative experiences, the Mashgiach/Mashgicha Ruchani will be instrumental in deepening a culture of ruach and authentic commitment to Am Yisrael, Eretz Yisrael and Torat Yisrael.
This is the Perfect Opportunity if You Are:
-Passionate about mentoring high school students in their growth and commitment to Judaism and the Jewish community;
-Deeply committed to Zionism and Israel education as a foundation of Jewish identity and living an engaged Modern Orthodox life;
-Awed by migrating orcas whale pods, soaring bald eagles, lush forests and being surrounded by natural beauty;
-Into the pioneering spirit of the early Zionist chalutzim and have dreams of tapping into that energy in a modern educational setting.
The ideal candidate will be a dynamic Jewish educator who has 2-4 years of teaching and/or camp experience, who seeks to form deep and meaningful relationships with students to inspire their leadership and growth. Master’s degree preferred; however, alternative relevant experience in informal or experiential education and a proven track record of success will be seriously considered.
Key Characteristics Include:
-A Modern Orthodox hashkafa and a passion for creating an engaging Jewish learning environment;
-Desire, interest, and enthusiasm for working with high school-aged students;
-Creative educational program designer and imaginative problem-solver;
-Excellent group facilitation skills;
-Strong organizational, judgement and decision making skills;
-A willingness to incorporate social-emotional learning and project-based learning into the subject matter;
-Ability to work effectively with all constituent groups - teachers, parents, students, and administrative teams.
-Teach 2-3 Judaic courses;
-Oversee programming and logistics of schoolwide 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.