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Career Opportunities

DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT

Seattle Jewish Community School is an inclusive Jewish elementary school and close-knit community of educators, students and families, relocating to a newly remodeled building in the heart of the Green Lake neighborhood. SJCS is committed to fostering growth for its students – academically, intellectually, socially, emotionally, spiritually and physically. An SJCS education is grounded in Jewish literacy, identity, values and community and prepares students to succeed and thrive in a multi-age cohort setting. To learn more about SJCS including its mission, vision and values, please review our website at:  https://sjcs.net

SJCS has a current opening for a Director of Advancement position. This position is a 0.75 FTE which can be expanded into a 1 FTE with added responsibilities and reports directly to the Head of School.

Job Description:
The Director of Advancement is tasked with strategically, effectively and efficiently building school capacity by integrating the development, marketing and communications programs. The Director of Advancement is a senior-level professional leader and is charged with directing a comprehensive advancement effort to enable the school to sustain and advance its mission. Working in close partnership with the Head of School, senior management team, and the Board of Trustees and other volunteers, the Director of Advancement oversees the school’s external relations with prospective, current and alumni parents; alumni; grandparents; and, other community friends.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Development: designing, planning and directing the implementation of the school’s overall fundraising efforts; developing strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit, steward and recognize donors in order to maximize philanthropic support, advocacy and volunteerism for the school; recruiting and training volunteer leadership; building and maintaining relationships with school stakeholders; reporting on progress as requested by the Board.
  • Communications and Marketing: Creating strategies to raise the profile of SJCS to make it a recognized and lauded name in elementary school education. Working with the Admissions & Marketing Manager to develop and disseminate key messages about SJCS with the goal of building awareness about the school to current and potential stakeholders, and increasing enrollment and financial support.

The Director of Advancement directs and supervises other advancement staff, including the Admissions & Marketing Manager and the Development Database Manager.

Competitive candidates should ideally have a minimum of five years’ management experience, a successful track record of working with executive leadership, the board, donors, and volunteers. The candidate must also demonstrate a record of having conceived, launched and seen to fruition strategic advancement goals/projects using a variety of mediums. Qualified candidates should be superior verbal and written communicators, listeners, relationship builders, story tellers, initiators, visual thinkers, multi-taskers, prioritizers, possessing strong competence in special events management and a commitment to successful fund raising principles.

Candidates interested in full-time rather than 0.75 FTE would assume the responsibilities of development database management in addition to those described above.

This position in both configurations offers competitive pay, extended vacation time and excellent benefits.

Qualified candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to jobs@sjcs.net

PART-TIME ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COUNSELOR

Located in Green Lake, Seattle Jewish Community School (SJCS) provides an exceptional integrated education for K-5 students through the lens of Jewish experience. Grounded in community and an ethos of intellectual rigor, we teach our students to develop thoughtful inquiry, courageous and compassionate connection to each other, and a strong sense of who they are. For more information see www.sjcs.net.
SJCS is currently seeking a part-time school counselor (0.40 FTE)
Responsibilities include:
• Consulting with teachers, administrators, and other staff regarding students with identified challenges affecting their academic achievement, classroom behavior, and social-emotional growth and development.
• Educating students about understanding them self and others, including peer relationships, coping strategies, and effective social skills.
• Participating in school’s Child Study Teams which develop Individual Educational Plans (IEPs) and other support strategies for identified students and monitoring the implementation of such plans.
• Supporting out teaching teams in the development and implementation of bullying and sexual harassment prevention, including a K-5 human sexuality education program that includes education on gender identity as well as problem-solving and conflict resolution strategies.
• Facilitating staff training on child psychological and/or psycho-social development issues.
• Supporting teachers regarding classroom management and parent/teacher communication.
• Providing resources to school staff and parents and making appropriate referrals to specialists and outside agencies as needed.
• Responding to emergencies involving individual students and/or their families (such as a death in the family) and working in closely with teachers in monitoring the emotional well-being of all students when concerns arise (such as a heightened reaction to safety and security training procedures).
Qualifications
• Licensed mental health professional with a master’s degree in psychology, counseling, or social work.
• Minimum of five years pertinent experience, including working as a social counselor with elementary school-age students.
• Jewishly knowledgeable and sensitive
Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@sjcs.net

PART-TIME ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER

Relocating to Green Lake, Seattle Jewish Community School (SJCS) provides an exceptional integrated education for K-5 students through the lens of Jewish Experience.  Grounded in community and an ethos of intellectual rigor, we teach our students to develop thoughtful inquiry, courageous and compassionate connection to each other, and a strong sense of who they are.  For more information see www.sjcs.net.

SJCS is currently seeking a part-time physical education teacher (0.25 FTE). As the PE teacher, the qualified candidate will involve students equally and plan activities that benefit all students. The teacher is to be a coach, referee, teammate and motivator who will engage each class in both team sports and individual activities, while explaining the safe and correct way to engage in physical fitness. In addition to teaching physical fitness skills, the PE teacher teaches social interaction skills and appropriate play guidelines.

Responsibilities include:

  • Designing, planning, and implementing physical education lessons using a variety of methodologies based on approved K-5 benchmarks and standards
  • Celebrating individual and collective accomplishments by teaching the importance of self-improvement
  • Seeking ways to utilize the Green Lake park across the street as an integral part of the PE program
  • Cultivating student awareness and ownership of personal performance
  • Ensuring accommodations and modifications are made for the growth and development of all students
  • Communicating student progress and concerns both in writing and orally with parents as set out in the Faculty and Parent Handbooks.
  • Ensure that the physical education environment is clean, safe and constructive for all students
  • Teach knowledge and skills in physical fitness and health education, and individual, dual and team sports.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Physical Education or related area of study
  • At least three years of pertinent experience, including working with elementary-age students.

Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter to jobs@sjcs.net, and note PE teacher in subject line.

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

We are always interested in expanding our roster of substitute teachers. Teachers with experience teaching general or Judaic studies/Hebrew to students in grades K-5 are invited to send a cover letter and resume to jobs@sjcs.net. Please include “Substitute Teacher” in the subject line.