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Career Opportunities

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

Please click here to apply.

AC - ELC - Assistant Teacher

SAR Academy, a Modern Orthodox, co-educational day school in Riverdale, NY, is now accepting resumes for Assistant Teachers in the ELC.

Qualifications:

  • Strong ability to build connections with children and to develop an atmosphere of mutual respect

  • Problem-solving and collaborative skills

  • Understanding of principles of social, emotional and cognitive development

  • Creative, flexible and open-minded approach to teaching

  • Background in Early Childhood current practice

  • Working knowledge of educational technology tools to maximize parent communication, student engagement and to differentiate instruction

Responsibilities:

  • Assists head teacher with the planning of learning units, curriculum and teaching

  • Leads small group activities

  • Supports head teacher with preparation for conferences and written reports

  • Works actively and collaboratively with teaching team on daily activities and special programs

  • Assumes responsibilities outside of the classroom, such as lunch and recess duty

AC - ELC - Hebrew Immersion Teachers in Early Learning Center

SAR Academy, a Modern Orthodox, co-educational day school in Riverdale, NY, is now accepting resumes for Hebrew Immersion Teachers in the Early Learning Center (ELC)

Qualifications:

  • Illustrates proficiency in Hebrew; native Hebrew speaker preferred

  • Understands Israeli preschool culture, including familiarity with Hebrew songs sung in Israeli preschool classrooms

  • Displays effective collaborative skills

  • Exhibits strong ability to build connections with children and to develop an atmosphere of mutual respect

  • Approaches problem-solving in a positive, creative, and encouraging manner

  • Understands principles of social, emotional and cognitive development

  • Demonstrates an ability to differentiate instruction within a heterogeneous classroom setting

  • Demonstrates a creative, flexible and open-minded approach to teaching

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares curriculum, lessons and activities in collaboration with co-teacher

  • Teaches students in a fair, warm and open-minded environment with differentiated learning

  • Manages classroom effectively

  • Maintains open communication with students, parents and administrators about students’ progress

  • Assumes responsibilities outside of the classroom, such as arrival, lunch, and dismissal duty
Please click here to apply.

AC - Lower School - General Studies Head Teacher

SAR Academy, a Modern Orthodox, co-educational day school in Riverdale, NY, is now accepting resumes for General Studies Head Teachers in the Lower School (Grades 1-5).

Qualifications:

  • Exhibits strong ability to build connections with students, to develop an atmosphere of respect and empathy, and to build a classroom community

  • Displays effective collaborative skills

  • Understands principles of social, emotional and cognitive development

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and ability to teach language arts, math and social studies curricula

  • Demonstrates an ability to differentiate writing instruction within a heterogeneous classroom setting

  • Uses educational technology to maximize student engagement

  • Approaches problem-solving in a positive, creative and encouraging manner

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares curriculum, lessons and activities

  • Teaches students in a fair, warm and open-minded environment with differentiated learning

  • Manages classroom effectively

  • Maintains open communication with students, parents and administrators about students’ progress

  • Works collaboratively with teaching team to plan and facilitate daily activities and special programs

  • Assumes responsibilities outside of the classroom, such as tefillah, lunch duty and recess duty
To apply, please visit  www.saracademy.org/careers

AC - Lower School - Judaic Studies Head Teacher

SAR Academy, a Modern Orthodox, co-educational day school in Riverdale, NY, is now accepting resumes for Judaic Studies Head Teachers in the Lower School (Grades 1-5).

Qualifications:

  • Exhibits strong ability to build connections with students, to develop an atmosphere of respect and empathy, and to build a classroom community

  • Displays effective collaborative skills

  • Understands principles of social, emotional and cognitive development

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and ability to teach textual skills in an Ivrit b’Ivrit environment and to transmit a love of Torah and mitzvot

  • Demonstrates an ability to differentiate instruction within a heterogeneous classroom setting

  • Uses educational technology to maximize student engagement

  • Approaches problem-solving in a positive, creative and encouraging manner


Responsibilities:

  • Prepares curriculum, lessons and activities

  • Teaches students in a fair, warm and open-minded environment with differentiated learning

  • Manages classroom effectively

  • Maintains open communication with students, parents and administrators about students’ progress

  • Works collaboratively with teaching team to plan and facilitate daily activities and special programs

  • Assumes responsibilities outside of the classroom, such as tefillah, lunch duty and recess duty
Please click here to apply.

AC - Lowe School - Special Education Teacher

SAR Academy, a Modern Orthodox, co-educational day school in Riverdale, NY, is now accepting resumes for a General Studies Special Education Teacher in the Lower School (Gr. 1-5).

Qualifications:

  • Strong ability to build connections with children and to develop an atmosphere of mutual respect

  • Problem-solving and collaborative skills

  • Understanding of principles of social, emotional and cognitive development

  • Creative, flexible and open-minded approach to teaching

  • Knowledge of and ability to teach language arts, math and social studies curricula

  • Working knowledge of educational technology tools to maximize student engagement and to differentiate instruction

Responsibilities:

  • Develops, adapts and differentiates curricular materials in collaboration with teaching team

  • Provides group and individual student instruction

  • Develops and implements individualized learning plans

  • Monitors and assesses student progress toward learning goals and adapts instruction to address changing needs

  • Communicates with parents about student progress and goals  

  • Demonstrates knowledge of various methodologies for teaching students with learning differences

AC - Lower School - Science Teacher

SAR Academy, a Modern Orthodox day school in Riverdale, NY, is seeking an experienced, dynamic Lower School Science (Gr. 1-5) teacher with a passion to teach and a strong ability to build rapport with students  in an environment where learning through 21st century resources is valued and encouraged.

Qualifications:

  • Exhibits strong ability to build connections with young students and to develop an atmosphere of mutual respect

  • Displays effective collaborative skills

  • Understands principles of social, emotional and cognitive development

  • Demonstrates an ability to teach elementary school children a wide range of science topics as well as basic science skills

  • Experience with an inquiry-based learning approach

  • Experience with or a willingness to learn coding and/or robotics

  • Uses educational technology to maximize student engagement and to differentiate instruction

  • Approaches problem-solving in a positive, creative and encouraging manner

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and teaches engaging inquiry-based curriculum

  • Incorporates STEM education through experiential learning

  • Teaches students in a fair, warm and open-minded environment with differentiated learning

  • Manages classroom effectively

  • Maintains open communication with students, parents and administrators

  • Assumes responsibilities outside of the classroom, such as lunch duty and recess duty

AC - Lower School - General & Judaic Studies Assistant Teachers

SAR Academy, a Modern Orthodox, co-educational day school in Riverdale, NY, is now accepting resumes for General & Judaic Studies Assistant Teachers in the Lower School (Grades 1-5).

Qualifications:

  • Strong ability to build connections with children and to develop an atmosphere of mutual respect

  • Problem-solving and collaborative skills

  • Understanding of principles of social, emotional and cognitive development

  • Creative, flexible and open-minded approach to teaching

  • Knowledge of and ability to teach language arts, math and social studies curricula (General Studies)

  • Knowledge of and ability to teach textual skills in an Ivrit b’Ivrit environment and to transmit a love of Torah and mitzvot (Judaic Studies)

  • Working knowledge of educational technology tools to maximize student engagement and to differentiate instruction

Responsibilities:

  • Assists head teacher with the planning of learning units, curriculum and teaching

  • Leads small group activities

  • Supports head teacher with preparation for conferences and written reports

  • Works actively and collaboratively with teaching team on daily activities and special programs

  • Assumes responsibilities outside of the classroom, such as lunch and recess duty
Please click here to apply.

AC - Middle School - Math Teacher

SAR Academy, a Modern Orthodox day school in Riverdale, NY with a commitment to progressive education, is seeking an experienced, dynamic Middle School Math teacher with a passion to teach and a strong ability to build rapport with Middle School students in an open classroom environment where learning through 21st century resources is valued and encouraged.

Title:  Teacher (Middle School)

Reports to:  Associate Principal

Qualifications:

  • Exhibits strong ability to build connections with Middle School students and to develop an atmosphere of mutual respect

  • Displays effective collaborative skills

  • Understands principles of social, emotional and cognitive development

  • Demonstrates an ability to teach Middle School children Math content

  • Demonstrates an ability to implement student-centered strategies that cultivate engagement and student ownership of the learning process

  • Uses educational technology to maximize student engagement and to differentiate instruction

  • Approaches problem-solving in a positive, creative and encouraging manner

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares curriculum, lessons and activities

  • Teaches students in a fair, warm and open-minded environment with differentiated learning

  • Manages classroom effectively

  • Maintains open communication with students, parents and administrators about students’ progress

  • Works collaboratively with teaching team to plan and facilitate daily activities and special programs

  • Assumes responsibilities outside of the classroom, such as tefilla, lunch duty, advisory, clubs and recess duty

Please click here to apply.

AC - Middle School - Special Education Teacher

SAR Academy, a Modern Orthodox co-educational school in Riverdale, NY, is now accepting resumes for a dynamic and talented Learning Specialist/Special Education Teacher in the Middle School.

Qualifications:

  • Strong ability to build connections with children and to develop an atmosphere of mutual respect

  • Problem-solving and collaborative skills

  • Understanding of principles of social, emotional and cognitive development

  • Creative, flexible and open-minded approach to teaching

  • Experience providing academic support and remediation in all middle school general studies classes (Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science)

  • NYS Certification in Special Education preferred

  • Working knowledge of educational technology tools to maximize student engagement and to differentiate instruction

Responsibilities:

  • Develops, adapts and differentiates curricular materials in collaboration with teaching team

  • Provides direct academic and organizational support to individual middle school students and to students in small groups

  • Develops and implements individualized learning plans

  • Monitors and assesses student progress toward learning goals and adapts instruction to address changing needs

  • Communicates with parents about student progress and goals  

  • Demonstrates knowledge of various methodologies for teaching students with learning differences

Please click here to apply.

AC - Middle School - Gemara Teacher

Gemara Teachers (Middle School)

SAR Academy, a Modern Orthodox, co-educational day school in Riverdale, NY, is now accepting resumes for an experienced Gemara Teacher in the Middle School (Grades 6-8) who can effectively teach in an Ivrit b’Ivrit environment.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates a mastery of Gemara and an ability to teach Middle School students in an Ivrit b’Ivrit environment

  • Exhibits a strong level of experience in the classroom with excellent instructional and classroom management skills as well as an ability to build connections with Middle School students and to develop an atmosphere of mutual respect

  • Displays effective collaborative skills and works effectively with colleagues, students, teachers and community members

  • Understands principles of social, emotional and cognitive development

  • Uses educational technology to maximize student engagement and to differentiate instruction

  • Approaches problem-solving in a positive, creative and encouraging manner

  • Exhibits professionalism, responsibility, a positive attitude and a drive for personal excellence

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares curriculum, lessons and activities

  • Teaches students in a fair, warm and open-minded environment with differentiated learning

  • Manages classroom effectively

  • Maintains open communication with students, parents and administrators about the students’ progress

  • Works collaboratively with teaching team to plan and facilitate daily activities and special programs

  • Assumes responsibilities outside of the classroom, such as tefilla, lunch duty and recess duty

AC - Middle School - Science teacher

Science Teacher (Middle School)

SAR Academy, a Modern Orthodox day school in Riverdale, NY, is seeking an experienced, dynamic Middle School Science teacher with a passion to teach and a strong ability to build rapport with Middle School students in an open classroom environment where learning through 21st century resources is valued and encouraged.

Qualifications:

  • Exhibits strong ability to build connections with Middle School students and to develop an atmosphere of mutual respect

  • Displays effective collaborative skills

  • Demonstrates an ability to teach Middle School students core ideas within the domains of science while incorporating scientific and engineering practices.

  • Experience with an inquiry-based learning approach

  • Experience with or a willingness to learn coding and/or robotics

  • Uses educational technology to maximize student engagement and to differentiate instruction

  • Approaches problem-solving in a positive, creative and encouraging manner

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and teaches engaging inquiry-based curriculum, lessons and activities

  • Teaches students in a fair, warm and open-minded environment with differentiated learning

  • Manages classroom effectively

  • Maintains open communication with students, parents and administrators about the students’ progress

  • Works collaboratively with teaching team to plan and facilitate daily activities and special programs

  • Plans and facilitates a STEM elective

  • Assumes responsibilities outside of the classroom, such as tefilla, lunch and recess duty
Please click here to apply.

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.

AC - IT Support Specialist

SAR Academy in Riverdale, NY, seeks an IT support person to start immediately.  Ideal candidate has at least three years' experience in Information Technology and an affinity for the educational technology space.  High priority placed on being able to communicate effectively with faculty and students.

SAR Mission

SAR Academy is a Modern Orthodox co-educational day school dedicated to the belief that every child possesses a divine spark, has unique worth as an individual and should be encouraged to achieve their maximum potential. Our nurturing environment promotes confidence, creativity and enthusiasm for learning. We encourage students to develop intellectual curiosity, critical thinking skills and a lifelong love of both Torah and secular studies.

Basic Position Information:

  • Start date: Immediately

  • Full time/part time: Full time

  • Hours are 8:00 to 4:30pm, Monday thru Thursday, Friday 8:00 to 1:30pm

  • This is a year-round position.

  • 6 personal days and 4 sick days.  Two weeks vacation.

  • Salary: tbd

Technology Skills

  • Provide end-user technical support throughout the school.

  • Work and train faculty on uses of hardware and software that enhance the educational experience

  • Assist in the deployment of computers and related equipment, including receipt, asset tags, labels, adding to inventory, and basic configuration.

  • Manage and utilize help desk systems and workflows to document and track customer service.

  • Manage and participate in the deployment, maintenance and reclamation of end-user devices

  • Experience and knowledge with different platforms. (iOS, OSX, Windows 10, Chrome OS)

  • Attend and participate in technology department and community meetings.

  • Provide network support and maintenance in consultation with colleagues.

  • Provide software and hardware support for A/V and telephone systems.

  • Refer major hardware or software problems to outside vendors for assistance and service.

  • Engage in regular professional development that supports school, department and personal goals.

  • Maintain and implement technology documentation and tutorials for the school community

  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Technology

Media

  • Lead technical implementation of recording and live streaming solutions.

  • Training members of the technology team on video recording, editing and live streaming solutions

Please email resume and cover letter to...

asandler@saracademy.org


HS - Multiple Current Openings

SAR High School is a mission-driven, co-educational, modern Orthodox Jewish high school committed to student-centered learning in a challenging and supportive environment.

For the 2016-2017 school year, SAR High School is looking to to hire experienced faculty in the following area:

  • 9th and 10th grade World and Jewish History 
  • English 
  • Learning Specialist
  • Ivrit
  • Gemara with ability to teach Ivrit be-Ivrit
  • Tanakh with ability to teach Ivrit be-Ivrit
  • Photography (part-time) 
  • Biology & Forensics (Maternity Leave, Sept - Oct 2016)

Qualifications:   Experience teaching general, Jewish, and instrumental music in a high school setting
Knowledge of Music Technology
Strong Keyboard skills

Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to: ncohen@sarhighschool.org

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. 

Click here to apply

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

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