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Employment Opportunities


Full-time Math Teacher

Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy seeks an experienced professional to serve as a full-time Math teacher beginning in September  2019. 

  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. Marlene Gefter, Mathematics Department Chair. mgefter@jbha.org

 

Full-time Physics Teacher

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 Physics teacher and advisor beginning September, 2019. The available position will include AP Physics and Honors Physics, with flexibility available for an additional course. Interested candidates must have the ability to collaborate with colleagues, to develop student-centered curricula, and to foster a growth mindset for each of their students. Developing an inclusive environment where students feel safe to take risks in their learning is a central value for the Barrack science program. In addition, the candidate should seek professional growth and learning through team meetings, professional development opportunities and collaboration with Barrack educators. Candidate must enjoy working with upper school school students and teach with energy, enthusiasm, and a strong work ethic. 

Qualifications include:

  • A bachelor’s degree with a strong background in educating Upper School students; Master’s degree candidates are preferred
  • Interest in development of science curriculum in the context of real-world learning, STEAM and hands-on projects and assessments 
  • 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
  • A positive and strong work ethic
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner
  • Proficiency in the use of classroom technology, including but not limited to: Google Suite, learning management systems, and email management  

For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter to Aaron Silver, Science Department Chair (asilver@jbha.org).

 

Full-time Middle School Jewish Studies and Tanakh Teacher

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 beginning September, 2019.

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.

Qualifications include:

  • 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 in the first year of teaching at Barrack and possibly beyond. Interested candidates should contact Rabbi Judd Kruger Levingston, Ph.D., Director of Jewish Studies (610-922-2338 or email: jlevingston@jbha.org or jewishstudies@jbha.org) with preliminary questions; to apply, applicants should please send the following:

  • Current resumé/c.v.
  • Copy of college (and graduate school, if applicable) transcript
  • 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
    • What areas of growth you hope to have nurtured by your colleagues and school in the next phase of your career.

The application process includes a preliminary interview, an in-person interview involving colleagues, students 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

 

Full-time Junior Systems Administrator

This is an exciting entry level opportunity for a recent graduate seeking to gain valuable experience in the non-profit IT environment.

Reporting to Manager of Information technology, as part to of the technology team reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the successful candidate will posses the following abilities and skill sets:

  • Comptia A+ and Comptia Network + knowledge is preferred.
  • Great oral communications skills as well as customer service
  • Support Active Directory Users, Groups and Policy
  • Maintain and Monitor Network resources
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X ,and Google Chromium
  • Support Learning Management Solution and Student Information Systems
  • Provide desk-side support for faculty and students
  • Maintain classroom Audio/Visual equipment
  • Support MDM device profiles and enrollment
  • Support and Troubleshoot VOIP Phone system

For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter to  Patrick Naylis, Manager of Information Technology at pnaylis@jbha.org

 

Full-time Manager/Instructor for Makerspace/STEAM Lab

Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy seeks a full-time instructor/manager for our STEAM Lab. The ideal candidate will be familiar with STEM/STEAM education and interested in facilitating project based learning in middle and upper school curriculum. The ideal candidate will be highly organized and familiar with manufacturing processes that are utilized in a fabrication lab environment.

We are looking for candidates with the following skills (no need to have ALL of the below):

  • Computer programming (anything from Scratch to Java to Processing to Arduino)
  • Robotics and/or electronics (Legos, Arduinos, Raspberry Pi, VEX, FIRST, BEST, etc)
  • 3D Printing/CAD design (Sketchup, TinkerCAD, SolidWorks, AutoDesk, etc)
  • Woodworking, soldering, power tools and the maker movement in education.
  • The Manager/Instructor for Makerspace/STEAM Lab candidate will:
  • Teach STEAM department classes as assigned by the STEAM director.
  • Support STEAM faculty in the instruction of STEAM electives and Engineering courses.
  • Support the implementation of STEAM integration throughout the school as directed by the STEAM director.
  • Support our robotics program.
  • Support student projects in the STEAM Lab.
  • Manage the daily operation, maintenance, and organization of the STEAM Lab.
  • Maintain inventory and order expendable materials as needed.

The Makerspace/STEAM lab Manager/Instructor will report to the STEAM director.

This position requires an educational background in a STEM related field and a passion for working with children and STEM! This is an excellent opportunity for personal and professional growth. The right candidate will join a vibrant and growing STEAM department. Recent college graduates are welcome to apply.

Please send your resume to: Arthur Maiman, STEAM Director amaiman@jbha.org

 

Full-time Middle School Core (language arts and social studies) teacher

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 Core (language arts and social studies) teacher and advisor beginning September, 2019. This candidate is capable of teaching an integrated middle school social studies and language arts course. Interested candidates must have the ability to collaborate with colleagues, develop student-centered curriculum, and foster a growth mindset for each of their students. Developing an inclusive environment where students feel safe to take risks in their learning is a central value for the Barrack academic program. In addition, the candidate should 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.

Qualifications include:

  • A bachelor’s degree with a strong background in educating middle school students grades six through eight. Master’s degree candidates are preferred along with secondary education certification.
  • Interest in development of Core curriculum based in history and literature though a constructivist approach.
  • Ability to differentiate Core instruction for students within a heterogeneous classroom setting
  • Experience with reading and writing instructional techniques
  • A strong understanding of appropriate teaching 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
  • A positive and strong work ethic
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner
  • Proficiency in the use of classroom technology, including but not limited to: Google Suite, learning management systems, and email management.

For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter to Chris Farrell, Core Department Chair (cfarrell@jbha.org). 

 

Full-Time Middle School Science Teacher

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 Science teacher and advisor beginning September, 2019. The available position will involve courses that include environmental, physical and life science topics. Interested candidates must have the ability to collaborate with colleagues, to develop a student-centered curriculum, and to foster a growth mindset for each of their students. Developing an inclusive environment where students feel safe to take risks in their learning is a central value for the Barrack science program. In addition, the candidate should seek professional growth and learning through team meetings, professional development opportunities and collaboration with Barrack educators. Candidate must enjoy middle school students and teach with energy, enthusiasm and a strong work ethic. 

Qualifications include:

  • A bachelor’s degree with a strong background in educating Middle School students grades six through eight. Master’s degree candidates are preferred
  • Interest in development of science curriculum in the context of real-world learning, STEAM and hands-on projects and assessments. 
  • 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
  • A positive and strong work ethic
  • Ability to differentiate science instruction for students within a heterogeneous classroom setting
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner
  • Proficiency in the use of classroom technology, including but not limited to: Google Suite, learning management systems, and email management.  

For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter to Aaron Silver, Science Department Chair (asilver@jbha.org).

 

Full-time Middle School Counselor

Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, an independent Jewish day school in suburban Philadelphia, seeks an experienced, dynamic and caring person to serve as a middle school counselor beginning September, 2019. Interested candidates must demonstrate knowledge of counseling theory and techniques along with child and adolescent development. The counselor creates an environment of respect and rapport while managing the routines and procedures for the department. 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 professional growth and learning through team meetings, professional development opportunities and collaboration with Barrack educators. The ideal candidate has energy and enthusiasm for middle school students and demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness while interacting with members of the Barrack community. It is important that the counselor 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.

Qualifications include:

  • A Master's degree with a strong background in counseling middle school students grades six through eight. ● 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
  • A positive and strong work ethic
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner
  • Proficiency in the use of classroom technology, including but not limited to: Google Suite, learning management systems, and email management.

Professional responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide individual, group and family counseling
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed – during school hours and after hours
  • Provide support to parents and teachers regarding students’ social, emotional and academic needs
  • Member of Administrative Team – participate in regularly scheduled meetings
  • Advisory Coordinator – assign students to advisory groups, provide teachers with materials to use with their advisees, and give support and guidance to advisors
  • Member of MS Admissions Committee – read files, review testing, participate in meetings with prospective students and families as needed, and attend scheduled committee meetings
  • Coordinate and facilitate team staffings involving teachers, parents, and/or outside professionals to address student needs/issues of concern
  • Generate summaries to be distributed to teachers following Staffings
  • Collaborate with the Resource department and participate in regularly scheduled MS Resource meetings
  • Evaluate psychological reports and IEPs of prospective and current students
  • Participate in middle school team meetings at each grade level
  • Arrange educational speakers to address adolescent issues – with US counselor and other administrators
  • Work with US counselor to plan, schedule, and implement parent education programs; attend PTO sponsored parent education programs
  • Provide referrals for families to outside professionals/agencies and communicate with those providers
  • Collaborate with Admissions office and US counselor to organize activities for new student orientation (“buddy program”).
  • Provide coaching and assistance for students with organizational difficulties – locker clean out, organizing of book bag, use of planner, etc.
  • Collaborate with US counselor to assist with the transition from MS to US
  • Provide information and guidance to teachers regarding for class trips, shabbatonim, etc
  • Act as an advisor
  • Assist with REM period- remediation, enrichment and make up work
  • Prepare yearly budget for Counseling department
  • Communicate and collaborate with the Delaware Intermediate Unit to access services for students as needed (referral, evaluation, and feedback protocol for struggling students)
  • Engage in Professional Development

For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter to Chris Farrell, Core Department Chair (cfarrell@jbha.org).