- Director of the Upper School
- Director of Alumni Relations
- Full-time Math Teacher
- Middle School Jewish Studies Teacher
Director of the Upper School
Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, an independent Jewish day school in suburban Philadelphia, seeks an experienced, dynamic and caring person to serve as an Upper School Director beginning September 2020. Reporting directly to the Head of School, the Director of Upper School oversees approximately 65 full- and part-time faculty members and 225 students in grades 9–12. The Director of the Upper School, along with other members of the senior administrative team, helps supervise the consistent operation of the school and oversees the success and wellness of upper school students by working closely with teachers, parents, and administration.
Interested candidates must be able to create an environment of respect and rapport while managing the routines and procedures for the upper school. The candidate must have the ability to collaborate with colleagues, develop student-centered relationships, and foster a growth mindset for each of our students. In addition, the candidate should seek and create opportunities for professional growth and learning through team meetings, professional development opportunities, and collaboration with Barrack educators.
The ideal candidate has energy and enthusiasm for upper school students and demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness while interacting with the many constituencies of the Barrack community. It is important that the Upper School Director is professional at all times, recognizing the integrity of each student, advocating for the needs of our students, and maintaining confidentiality while managing students’ needs.
The candidate must enjoy working with upper school students and lead with energy, enthusiasm, and a strong work ethic. Students and faculty are guided by the four values in our school’s Derech Eretz Honor Code: Honor/Kavod, Moral Courage/Ometz Lev, Kindness/Hesed, and Community/Kehillah.
Qualifications include but are not limited to:
- A master’s degree with a strong background in school administration for students grades 9 through 12
- A strong understanding of appropriate methods for meeting the needs of diverse learners
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills, with experience in effective communication with parents, students, teachers, and staff
- Ability to function as a member of a team with administrators, teachers, students, and parents
Major duties and responsibilities include:
- To act as the academic leader of the upper school, responsible for its day-to-day operation in close coordination with other members of the administrative team
- To manage the school schedule and monitor student academic progress; coordinate the efforts of teachers and administrators for successful student outcomes
- To provide for the academic and social emotional learning of upper school students
- To coordinate activities, student clubs and publications, and assemblies for the upper school
- To assist in the admissions process, guide prospective families, evaluate applicants for enrollment, and coordinate retention efforts with the Office of Enrollment Management
- To support new teachers and to ensure that teachers are familiar with and adhere to school policies in all areas of the school operation
- To support the school, the Head of School, and the Board of Directors as needed
- To oversee department chairs and faculty, including creating professional development opportunities for faculty in conjunction with other administrators and teachers
- To serve as the liaison for the Muss program, the trimester program for juniors in Israel
- To encourage school spirit and community by attending athletic games, drama productions, and other events that are important in the life of the school
- To serve as parent contact for issues related to the upper school
- To oversee an effective accountability and discipline system in the upper school
For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter to Karen Albero at firstname.lastname@example.org.The Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy community does not discriminate on the basis of race or gender identity and it is guided by its four Derech Eretz values: Kavod (honor)/כבוד | Hesed (loving-kindness)/חסד | Ometz lev (courage)/אומץ לב | Kehillah (community)/קהילה
Director of Alumni Relations
Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy (jbha.org), an independent Jewish day school in suburban Philadelphia, seeks a full time Director of Alumni Relations. The Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for fundraising, event planning, and developing and implementing a comprehensive engagement program designed to enhance loyalty, dedication, and support for the school.
Interested candidates must be able to collaborate with colleagues, develop overall strategies for alumni relations and events within the school’s list of priorities, manage alumni relations and all alumni events, collaborate with development associates for fundraising programs and solicitations, keep and manage the alumni budget, and develop and execute events and partnerships that raise visibility and build relationships.
Qualified candidates will have:
- Enthusiasm for the mission of Barrack and for Jewish day school education.
- Knowledge about Akiba/Barrack and the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community.
- Stellar customer relations and interpersonal skills and excellent time management skills including the ability to work well under deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Experience raising funds and stewarding and managing volunteers.
- Ability to handle confidential materials and situations with discretion and sensitivity.
- Eagerness to professionally interact with alumni and prospective and current parents and students.
- Proficiency in writing clearly and concisely.
- Knowledge of and experience managing social media.
- Ability to understand and define analytics as it relates to alumni relations.
- Willingness to work outside of normal business hours as needed
Salary is commensurate with experience. Knowledge of the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community and an Akiba/Barrack alumna/alumnus preferred. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Alex Stroker (email@example.com), Chief Operations and Development Officer.The Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy community does not discriminate on the basis of race or gender identity and it is guided by its four Derech Eretz values: Kavod (honor)/כבוד | Hesed (loving-kindness)/חסד | Ometz lev (courage)/אומץ לב | Kehillah (community)/קהילה
Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy seeks an experienced professional to serve as a full-time math teacher beginning September, 2020.
Job requirements include:
- Bachelor’s degree with a strong background in educating Middle School and Upper School students. Master’s degree candidates are preferred.
- Ability to teach Math to students at different levels with preference given to candidates who have successfully taught calculus.
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills
- Ability to function as a member of a team and to work as a team member, harmoniously and cooperatively, with administrators, teachers, students, and parents
- A positive, strong work ethic
- Ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner
- Computer knowledge applicable to the position such as word-processing skills, electronic presentation skills, web navigation skills, and email management skills
Salary is dependent on the highest degree obtained and the number of years of teaching experience. For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter to Mrs. Sarah Strick, Mathematics Department Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.The Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy community does not discriminate on the basis of race or gender identity and it is guided by its four Derech Eretz values: Kavod (honor)/כבוד | Hesed (loving-kindness)/חסד | Ometz lev (courage)/אומץ לב | Kehillah (community)/קהילה
Middle School Jewish Studies/Tanakh Teacher
Full time for the 2020-2021/5780-5781 school year
Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, an independent Jewish day school in suburban Philadelphia, seeks an experienced, dynamic and caring educator to serve as a full-time Middle School Jewish Studies and Tanakh teacher and advisor and Shaharit facilitator for the 2020-2021/5780-5781 school year.
Interested candidates must have the ability to collaborate with colleagues, develop student centered curricula, and foster a growth mindset for each student. Developing an inclusive environment where students feel safe to take risks in their learning is a central value of the Barrack academic program. In addition, the candidate should be willing to seek professional growth and learning through team meetings, professional development opportunities and collaboration with Barrack educators. The ideal candidate enjoys middle school students and teaches with energy and enthusiasm.
- A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Jewish studies with strong teaching or working experience with middle school students
- Intermediate Hebrew skills (reading, speaking, listening)
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills with experience in effective communication
- with parents, students, teachers and staff
- A collaborative spirit and an ability to function as a member of a team with administrators, teachers, students, and parents
- A positive and strong work ethic
- Ability to differentiate instruction for students within a heterogeneous classroom setting
- Ability to meet due dates in a timely manner
- Interest in development of Jewish Studies and Tanakh curricula in the context of real world
- learning and project-based learning
- Proficiency in the use of classroom technology, including but not limited to: Google Suite,
- learning management systems, email management and classroom hardware.
- Ability to teach 6th, 7th, 8th graders with these major themes (some topics and approaches subject to change):
- 6th Grade: The formation of the Jewish people in biblical and ancient Israel, introduction to rabbinic thinking
- 7th Grade: Mitzvot bein adam le-havero and their practice in the medieval era, The evolution of rabbinic thinking, The rise of European antisemitism as a legacy of the medieval era
- 8th Grade: Introduction to Talmud, The rise of Jewish nationalism and the founding of the State of Israel, Comparative Religion (Christianity, Islam):
Additional responsibilities include:
- Leading a Middle School Shaharit group Monday-Thursday mornings
- Serving as a point person for a club or other extracurricular activity
- Teaching electives that may include a study of contemporary Israel
The successful candidate will receive ongoing mentoring. Interested candidates should contact Rabbi Judd Kruger Levingston, Ph.D., Director of Jewish Studies (telephone 610.922.2338 or email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) with preliminary questions; to apply, applicants should please send the following:
- Current resumé
- Copy of college and graduate school transcripts
- A personal letter of application should include
- What you enjoy - and love - about working with middle school students,
- What appeals to you about the possibility of working at Barrack,
- What kinds of approaches you like to take in your teaching
The application process includes a preliminary interview with the department head; interviews with students, with members of the department, and with members of the administrative team; and teaching a model lesson.
The Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy community does not discriminate on the basis of race or gender identity and it is guided by its four Derech Eretz values:
Honor/Kavod Moral Courage/Ometz Lev Kindness/Hesed Community/Kehilah