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AC - Judaic Studies Middle School Associate Principal

SAR Academy, a Modern Orthodox, co-educational day school in Riverdale, NY, is seeking a Judaic Studies Middle School Associate Principal with strong leadership skills who can carry out the mission of the school in a warm, open classroom environment where learning through 21st century resources is valued and encouraged.

Qualifications:

  • Exhibits strong ability to build connections with children and to develop an atmosphere of mutual respect
  • Displays effective leadership abilities and collaborative skills
  • Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Uses educational technology to maximize student engagement and to differentiate instruction
  • Approaches problem-solving in a positive, creative and encouraging manner

Responsibilities:

  • Guides and supervises all Judaic Studies curricular matters in the Middle School
  • Hires, supports and supervises Judaic Studies Middle School faculty
  • Evaluates and reviews performance of individual teachers on a regular basis throughout the school year
  • Monitors academic and social progress of students
  • Communicates effectively with students, faculty and administrative team and keeps parents informed about their child’s academic and social progress
  • Works collaboratively with administrative team on special programs, new initiatives and community-building
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AC - Middle School - Learning Specialist/Special Education Teacher

Beginning Immediately for the 2017-18 School Year

SAR Academy, a Modern Orthodox school in Riverdale, NY, is looking for a dynamic and talented learning specialist/special education teacher to join our Middle School team. Responsibilities include providing direct academic and organizational support to middle school students in small groups, supporting students in the full classroom, actively coordinating with classroom teachers and working closely with parents.

Candidates must have experience providing academic support and remediation in all middle school general studies subjects. NYS Certification in Special Education required.

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AC/HS - Alumni and Campaign Coordinator

The Alumni and Campaign Coordinator is the school’s primary person thinking about communicating, connecting and adding value to our growing Alumni network. SAR High School’s alumni are just emerging from university and beginning their professional careers. There is an opportunity to build meaningful relationships by creating communications, events and learning opportunities that matter and are relevant to their lives.

This person will be responsible for planning/coordinating all alumni events, facilitating a more robust alumni network (both digital and personal), and assisting in the planning of other development events that bring parents, alumni and others closer to SAR.

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintaining the alumni records of the school
  • keeping current on updates to addresses and emails
  • ensuring appropriate database relationships are in place for parents and siblings
  • Create and implement a strategic vision for alumni engagement, including but not limited to:
  • Launch a new initiative for regional alumni events.
  • Support the planning and logistics for the alumni Bogrim program.
  • Develop, plan, and implement other alumni events (5-year, 10-year reunions, etc)
  • Engage with current students; particularly those close to graduating so as to develop authentic long term relationships with alumni.
  • Identify, recruit, and retain alumni volunteers
  • Be actively involved with alumni association organizations that can help with new ideas for outreach and programming.
  • Work with Development, Admissions and Communications departments on ways to represent Alumni at school-wide events.
  • Partner with the development office to foster a culture of giving among the Alumni community.
  • In consultation with Development colleagues, develop a strategy for annual Alumni and Alumni Parent appeals.
  • Communications
  • Manage alumni social media accounts including Facebook and Twitter; establish and manage a LinkedIn group for Alumni.
  • Create and send a semi-annual Alumni e-Newsletter.
  • Own the alumni presence on the SAR website.
  • Compile end of the year highlights for the Annual Report
  • Annual Campaign Support
  • Support in the planning and execution of events including those for new parents, prospective students, parents of alumni, and others.

Qualified candidates should possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in leadership positions (volunteer or professional)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time while maintaining focus, close attention to detail, and skill in prioritizing
  • Superb interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Excellent command of social media (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, blogs)
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office Suite; confidence learning new computer software; solid experience with web and email contact technology and programs
  • Excellent writing skills across platforms
  • An SAR or similar Jewish High School education is preferred.

Will require weekend and evening work, and some travel.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume as PDF document to greenh@saracademy.org

AC - Social Media Manager

SAR Academy, a Modern Orthodox day school in Riverdale, NY, is looking for someone who has experience working in the social media marketing space, with a background in audio visual and technology. Must be well-organized, a strong communicator, parent-facing, high energy, and someone that loves social media, kids, and Jewish education.

Candidate will oversee Social Media efforts that include ongoing and new campaigns and will be responsible for researching best practices, campaign & content creation, execution, monitoring, and reporting.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create a social media strategy that highlights the amazing daily/special activities at the school and shares them with our constituents: parents, grandparents, and the broader Jewish community. The strategy should include a focus on the expertise and talent of our faculty.
  • Collaborate with the Development Office, the Communications Manager, Admissions, Marketing, faculty, and staff, to identify new communication tools and marketing opportunities to attract new families and continue the relationship with alumni.
  • Create timely and engaging content optimized for platform used and intended audience.
  • Shoot, edit and produce 1-to 5-minute school videos based on special events, student programs, and other amazing things that happen at school that we are excited to share with the broader community.
  • Monitor sites for customer service opportunities and initiate conversations on behalf of the school.
  • Be happy, smile, and bring a positive attitude to the office.
  • Analyze and report social media actions on a regular basis for successes and new opportunities.
  • Create engaging and professional visuals that reflect the SAR brand (Customize social media pages (ex. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube), develop supporting offline collateral, create original content, etc).
  • Stay current with social media trends and tools – includes attending networking and educational events, reading blogs, and listening to podcasts.
  • Continue to refine and define our social marketing process.
  • Work with teams to create a solid branding message that’s reflected across marketing materials, social media content and shared by employees
  • Available to work evenings to Livestream/ FB Live/ Other tools to record, disseminate and share student, parent, and athletic events.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • 2+ years of social media marketing experience
  • Experience including but not limited to Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Google Communities, Twitter, instagram, YouTube, and more.
  • Knowledge of social media and analytics software (Hootsuite, Raven Tools, Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of social media paid advertising campaigns including Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter.
  • Ability to blog about social media on the Atomic website based on research, experience, and relevant social media news.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATION FOR…

  • Strong understanding of user-generated content management, content marketing and reputation management.
  • Strong, professional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strategic content creation and excellent writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Exceptional time management skills including the ability to handle multiple projects and changing priorities.

HS - Beit Midrash Fellowship Application

Program Description:

The SAR High School Beit Midrash is a vibrant center for student and adult learning, a highly accessible resource center and, at the same time, a friendly gathering place. Our twelve full-time Beit Midrash Fellows, hailing from North America and Israel, learn each day in the Beit Midrash which is, physically and philosophically, the center of SAR High School. All Judaic studies classes utilize the Beit Midrash and the Fellows for small group learning. The Fellows also help design and implement many co-curricular activities which promote ruach (school spirit), Medinat Yisrael, and SAR’s annual theme.

The fellowship follows the SAR High School calendar year. The hours are from 9:00 AM until 3:30 PM, Monday- Friday (1:40 PM Fridays during the winter). The day is split between time spent learning/teaching with students under the guidance of classroom teachers and time devoted to furthering the fellows' own individual learning and group learning directed by Rabbi Shmuel Hain. The Beit Midrash Fellowship also features a pedagogy seminar with the outstanding administration and faculty of SAR as well as a Grand Conversation seminar with Rabbi Harcsztark.

The stipend for the year is $17,000.

Four of SAR High School’s Beit Midrash Fellows comprise the Yeshiva University/SAR Kollel. These fellows are all senior Semikha students at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary who are pursuing careers in Jewish education. There are additional requirements and stipend for the YU/SAR Kollel fellows. Please speak with Rabbi Hain for more information.

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