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Lower School Elementary Lead Teacher Position

Hannah Senesh Community Day School, a progressive, independent K-8 Jewish school in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, is hiring a full-time teacher to join our 2021-22 faculty.  Applicants should be creative, thoughtful, and reflective educators who value working in a progressive school setting.  

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Shelley Fogelson, Lower School Director, Hannah Senesh Community Day School sfogelson@hannahsenesh.org. To learn more about the school visit the website at www.hannahsenesh.org

Responsibilities include:  

  • Facilitating reading, writing, math, and social studies instruction through whole group, small group, and individual instruction
  • Designing hands-on, engaging learning activities that provide opportunities for students to explore and construct meaning
  • Using data from formative and summative assessments to guide instruction
  • Differentiating instruction and materials  to meet the diverse needs of learners in the classroom
  • Developing a warm, inclusive, and supportive classroom environment
  • Helping students to develop social and emotional competencies
  • Working collaboratively with grade-level team members on programs and supporting students
  • Keeping accurate documentation of student progress
  • Maintaining an ongoing dialogue with parents about student progress 

Candidates will possess the following qualifications and dispositions towards education:

    • MA degree in education
    • Three or more years experience working as a lead teacher in an elementary setting
    • Diversity/Anti-bias training
    • A “whole child” approach to teaching and learning that focuses on growth in academic, social and emotional domains
    • A progressive approach to education
    • Experience with Teachers College Reading and Writing Workshop preferred
    • Experience integrating technology into teaching practice
  • Collaborates and works successfully as an integral part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Associate Director of Community Engagement

Hannah Senesh Community Day School, a progressive, independent K-8 Jewish school in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, is hiring an Associate Director of Community Engagement to begin August 2021.

Since ancient times, Jews have been a diverse, multiracial, multi-ethnic people. Senesh has always recognized this and is committed to representing this rich mosaic of Jewish life in our school community. In the past year, Senesh leadership have created a strategic roadmap, which includes significant goals around diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. The Associate Director of Community Engagement will lead Senesh’s community outreach and engagement initiatives in order to support these efforts and help brand Senesh as an inclusive, welcoming space for all Jews.

The Associate Director of Community Engagement should be an enthusiastic and motivated professional who has demonstrated experience developing key relationships with multiple stakeholders and an understanding of the diversity and complexity of today’s Jewish community. They will report to the Director of Admissions and Communications and collaborate with the school’s Advancement Team to facilitate public events and programs and assist with admissions efforts. Key objectives of this role are to increase brand awareness, deepen community relationships, and create programs that honor and attract diverse audiences to our school.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Annette Powers, Director of Admissions and Communications, at apowers@hannahsenesh.org. Hannah Senesh Community Day School is a progressive, independent K-8 Jewish school in Carroll Gardens Brooklyn. To learn more, visit our website at www.hannahsenesh.org.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and manage public programs with a particular focus on diversity, equity and inclusion that attract new families to our community. Events may include, but are not limited to: Conversations@Senesh, Sundays@Senesh, Senesh holiday events, and salon-style events.
  • Convey Senesh’s brand and mission to the larger Brooklyn and Jewish communities.
  • Develop strategic partnerships and relationships with organizations and individuals to broaden our community; including those that reflect the diversity of the Jewish community.
  • Design and implement admissions strategies to help us attract, recruit and retain students who are currently underrepresented in our school community.
  • Assist with all admissions functions, including scheduling, assisting applicants through the admissions process, serving on the admissions committee, and communicating effectively with families throughout the process.
  • Help plan and manage admissions events including, but not limited to: open houses, accepted parent events, new family events, playdates, and parent ambassador trainings.
  • Track and analyze data to evaluate the impact of partnerships and events and aid in admissions efforts.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 3-5 years of professional experience in building strategic partnerships, events planning, admissions, DEI work, and/or Jewish organizational life.
  • Understanding of Jewish non-profit and brownstone Brooklyn communities.
  • Knowledge about the diversity of the Jewish community and a passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
  • Self-starter, innovative, and creative.
  • Strong, interpersonal communications skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Flexible, organized, and detail-oriented.

Administrative Associate

Hannah Senesh Community Day School, a vibrant and inclusive, independent K-8 Jewish community in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, is hiring an Administrative Associate to begin August 2021.

Rooted in Jewish values and wisdom, Senesh fosters a love of learning guided by intellectual curiosity and social responsibility. We are home to a diverse community of students who achieve their highest academic potential while developing a strong sense of self, a connection to community, and a commitment to doing good in the world.

We are looking for an energetic, hard-working, and organized professional with strong interpersonal skills to act as an administrative associate in our busy school office. This position reports to the Director of Operations.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position; and a current resume to Annette Powers, Director of Admissions and Communications, Hannah Senesh Community Day School at apowers@hannahsenesh.org. To learn more about the school, visit the website at www.hannahsenesh.org.

Hours: 7:30am-4:00pm

Responsibilities:

  • Be the welcoming face of the school by greeting guests and visitors
  • Develop a positive, welcoming and caring climate in the front office
  • Manage incoming telephone calls, messages and emails, and support and follow through on parent, and staff requests
  • Support daily operations of the school by accepting deliveries, distributing mail, managing maintenance of the copier and postage machine, oversight of weekly challah bread distribution
  • Oversee bus dismissal and daily visitor log
  • Maintain physical space of front reception area and library
  • Provides for children’s personal needs such as attending to those who are sick or hurt until they are able to see the school nurse or waiting with children if parents are late.
  • Attends all regularly scheduled and special faculty meetings
  • Provide assistance to the Director of Operations

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 1-3 years of professional experience in customer service and/or Jewish organizational life.
  • Basic clerical skills and knowledge of office practices and procedures that involve the operation of standard office equipment such as personal computer, copier, fax, etc.
  • Strong project management, organizational, and time management skills with great attention to detail
  • Excellent communications and strong interpersonal skills
  • Confidence & patience in dealing with staff, parents and children
  • Professional, courteous, tactful, and diplomatic
  • Professional appearance and tone
  • Able to honor confidential information
  • Interest in working in a fast paced school environment
  • Highly flexible, team player who takes initiative

Substitute Teacher, Grades K-8 

Seeking substitute teachers for General Studies, Judaic Studies, and Hebrew Language. College degree and experience working with children required. Hannah Senesh is a progressive, independent K-8 Jewish Day School in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Email resume to: office@hannahsenesh.org


Hannah Senesh Community Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our school community including, but not limited to staff of any race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation.