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AC - IT Director

SAR Academy, co-educational Jewish day school for students in nursery through Grade 8 in Riverdale, NY, is now seeking experienced IT Director.

The IT Director is responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and execution of all IT functions at SAR Academy. This includes managing all IT operations to meet school requirements as well as the support and maintenance of existing applications and development of new technological solutions.

Qualifications:

  • 7-10 years or more working in an IT environment
  • Experience with managing or mentoring members of a team
  • Experience with new device roll-out, management, and maintenance
  • Understanding of Windows Server, Win10, OSX, iOS, Chrome OS
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes technological needs of the school, troubleshoots and recommends innovative and creative technological solutions, and enforces standards and procedures.
  • Manages, configures, troubleshoots and supports all internal servers and/or network appliances/equipment and backups
  • Install and upgrade systems, Windows 10, OSX, iOS and Chrome OS, and related security patches in a timely manner
  • Manages employees (3) of the IT team and delegates tasks to the team
  • Maintain and manage G Suite for Education management console
  • Deploy and manage end user Macbooks and iPads using JAMF Pro and Chromebooks using Google Device Management Console
  • Maintain and manage user accounts and groups for all systems including tech ticketing and G Suite for Education
  • Monitor help-desk tickets (Zendesk Software)
  • Provide technical, audio-visual support, and livestream for various events
  • Assist in training staff on new software and hardware devices
  • Researches, reviews, and tests all system and network requirements
  • Maintains overall IT budget, vendor contracts, and all technology-related purchasing
  • Collaborates with Director of Academic Technology to ensure current and potential curricular technology implementations can be supported and maintained by SAR’s IT infrastructure and support staff
  • Conducts interviews and makes recommendations for new hires
  • Maintains documentation of workflow

Environment:

  • SAR has 1000+ devices (500 iPads, 400+ Chromebooks, 100+ Laptops, 50+ Desktops) in their environment which includes PC desktops, PC laptops, Macbooks, iPads, printers, smartboards and chromebooks
  • 60+ classrooms with either a Smartboard or Smart interactive flat panel installed
  • 30+ printers/copiers
  • 1 to 1 iPad Program 6th through 8th grade
  • 1 to 1 laptop program (PC & MAC) for staff 1st through 8th grade.
  • Infrastructure: Rukus Wifi, Meraki switches, Windows server, G-Suite

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 - 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
  • Creates interactive lessons about chagim and Jewish values
  • 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

AC - Lower School General Studies Head Teacher

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

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

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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
  • Plan and collaborate with general classroom teachers to integrate STEM projects into the curriculum
  • 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 - 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.

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

AC - Middle School Learning Specialist/Special Education Teacher for 2018-19 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.


To apply, please go to www.saracademy.org/careers


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Qualifications:

  • Strong ability to build connections with children and to develop an atmosphere of mutual respect
  • Problem-solving and collaboration skills
  • Understanding 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:

  • Develop, adapt and differentiate curricular materials in collaboration with teaching team
  • Provide direct academic and organizational support to middle school students in small groups
  • Develop and implement individualized learning plans
  • Monitor and assess student progress toward learning goals and adapt instruction to address changing needs
  • Communicate with parents about student progress and goals
  • Demonstrate knowledge of various methodologies for teaching students with learning differences

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.

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

AC - Middle School Ivrit Teachers

SAR Academy, a Modern Orthodox, co-educational day school in Riverdale, NY, is now seeking experienced Ivrit Teachers in the Middle School (Grades 6-8).

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates ability to teach Ivrit to Middle School students
  • 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 Language Arts Teacher

SAR Academy, a Modern Orthodox day school in Riverdale, NY with a commitment to progressive education, is seeking an experienced, dynamic Middle School Language Arts 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
  • Understands principles of social, emotional and cognitive development
  • Demonstrates an ability to teach Middle School students literature, text analysis and analytical thinking
  • 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 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, advisory and recess duty

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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