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Dean of School Culture and Community

Hannah Senesh Community Day School, a progressive, independent K-8 Jewish school in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, is hiring a Dean of School Culture and Community to begin July 1, 2023. Competitive salary and benefits; $80-90,000 commensurate with experience. 

The Dean of School Culture and Community is a member of the Educational Leadership Team, reports to the Middle School Director, collaborates closely with the Middle School support team, works with all constituents – students, parents, and faculty – in support of the school’s mission and values.  The Dean of School Culture and Community is the champion of our core Jewish values, Responsive Classroom, and restorative practices approach in our school. They will ensure our faculty provide a rich, joyful experience where every student learns and grows. The Dean will provide cultural leadership to the teaching staff and oversee the implementation of school-wide systems and procedures. In addition, the Dean of School Culture and Community will partner with the leadership team to ensure that all students have the access and support needed to achieve; with families to ensure a true partnership is built and results in positive outcomes for the student; and with advisors and grade-level teams to ensure we achieve our goals around school culture and establishing a positive, joyful, Jewish learning community.

About the School 

Guided by our core values, the Hannah Senesh Community Day School is an open and inclusive Jewish Day School committed to the rich mosaic of Jewish life. Our community reflects the great diversity of the modern Jewish people who find a warm and welcoming Jewish home at Senesh. Senesh is a progressive Jewish school setting with creative, thoughtful, and reflective educators and leaders. Senesh faculty strive to achieve purposeful learning, active engagement, and meaningful connections with students, families, and colleagues. To learn more about the school visit our website at www.hannahsenesh.org.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Nicole Nash, Head of School: nnash@hannahsenesh.org

Responsibilities 

  • Provide  leadership and direction for the Middle School by articulating our mission and core Jewish values with a focus on culture and expectations
  • Establish norms and strengthen school wide systems to improve student behavior, culture, and interactions
  • Uphold and enhance our DEIJ (diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice) efforts by creating an environment that celebrates and affirms the intrinsic worth and value of all community members 
  • Lead and manage culture data systems (i.e. attendance, logical consequences), related communication structures, and data-driven action plans to strengthen school and classroom culture
  • Observe students and coach faculty on how to manage behaviors through high quality instruction, strong relationships, clear expectations and positive classroom cultures,  expectations, and consistency
  • Co-lead the student support team and coordinate the efforts of grade-level advisors, ensuring there is proactive programming for community-building and social-emotional learning
  • Meet with families to discuss student progress and behavior growth plans, and support teachers in building positive relationships and communications with parents/guardians regarding student conduct
  • Serve as the point person for responding to student behavioral issues
  • Mediate student-student and student-teacher issues, including communication and meetings with students, parent/guardians, and teachers
  • Support conflict resolution through a reflective problem-solving model in partnership with students, faculty, and families
  • Coordinate middle school overnight trips
  • Co-teach middle school health units

      Qualifications

      • A dynamic, warm, relationship-oriented leader who is able to motivate, inspire, and support faculty, students, and staff
      • Experience and enthusiasm for working with middle school students
      • Advanced degree in education, psychology, or related field
      • Commitment to and experience in creating a culture rooted in Jewish values 
      • Training or strong interest in SEL, Response Classroom and/or restorative practices
      • Significant experience in DEIJ (diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice) training and implementation 
      • Experience coaching teachers in creating positive classroom culture 
      • Ability to navigate challenging moments with flexibility, patience, and a sense of humor
      • Ability to develop positive and collaborative working relationships with students, parents/guardians, faculty, and staff
      • Strong skills in communication, organization, deep listening, long-range planning, and program implementation
      • Capacity to build and improve school systems for greater efficiency and effectiveness

      Upper Elementary and Middle School Math Teacher Positions Open for Fall 2023

      Hannah Senesh Community Day School, a progressive, independent K-8 Jewish day school in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, is hiring two math positions for fall 2023: an upper elementary math teacher and middle school math teacher.  

      Responsibilities include:

      • Teaching math classes to groups of 10-13 students
      • Differentiating instruction and materials to meet the diverse needs of learners
      • Developing a warm, inclusive, and supportive classroom environment
      • Working collaboratively with grade-level team members on programs and supporting students
      • Acting as a middle school advisor (MS position)
      • Building partnerships with parents to support student progress 

      Qualifications include:

      • Education or math degree 
      • Experience teaching math to elementary or middle school students
      • An ability to incorporate technology as a tool to promote learning
      • A “whole child” approach to teaching and learning that focuses on growth in academic, social, and emotional domains
      • Diversity/Anti-bias training and an openness to a diversity of Jewish thought and practice

      Senesh is an open and inclusive Jewish Day School committed to the rich mosaic of Jewish life. Our community reflects the great diversity of the modern Jewish people who find a warm and welcoming Jewish home at Senesh. Applicants should be creative, thoughtful, and reflective educators who value working in a progressive school setting. Senesh teachers strive to achieve purposeful learning, active engagement, and meaningful connections with students, families, and colleagues. To learn more about the school visit out website at www.hannahsenesh.org.

      The salary range for these positions is $65-80,000 per year, commensurate with experience.

      Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Tim Jalbert, STEAM Department Chair at tjalbert@hannahsenesh.org

      Middle School Hebrew Teacher and Kindergarten Associate Hebrew Teacher Positions Open for Fall 2023 

      Hannah Senesh Community Day School, a progressive, independent K-8 Jewish school in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, is hiring a middle school Hebrew teacher and an associate kindergarten Hebrew teacher for the 2023-24 school year. Our Hebrew program is based on the Proficiency Approach, in which students learn through engagement with Israeli stories, authentic Hebrew texts and materials, songs, games, and celebrations while teaching critical skills related to the four strands of language acquisition: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Hebrew language lives in our classrooms, is woven into the fabric of our school program, and is purposeful and engaging.

      Responsibilities include:

      • Teaching Hebrew classes to groups of 6-12 students
      • Differentiating instruction and materials to meet the diverse needs of learners 
      • Developing a warm, inclusive, and supportive classroom environment
      • Working collaboratively with grade-level team members on programs and supporting students
      • Building partnerships with parents to support student progress
      • Acting as a middle school advisor (middle school position only) 

      Qualifications include:

      • Hebrew fluency degree in education or a related field (Associate should have BA/BS and Middle School teachers should have MA/MS)
      • Experience teaching Hebrew using the proficiency approach and ACTFL guidelines 
      • An ability to incorporate technology as a tool to promote language learning
      • A “whole child” approach to teaching and learning that focuses on growth in academic, social, and emotional domains
      • Diversity/Anti-bias training and an openness to a diversity of Jewish thought and practice

      Senesh is an open and inclusive Jewish Day School committed to the rich mosaic of Jewish life. Our community reflects the great diversity of the modern Jewish people who find a warm and welcoming Jewish home at Senesh. Applicants should be creative, thoughtful, and reflective educators who value working in a progressive school setting. Senesh teachers strive to achieve purposeful learning, active engagement, and meaningful connections with students, families, and colleagues. To learn more about the school visit the website at www.hannahsenesh.org.

      The salary range for a lead Hebrew teacher is $65-$75,000 and the salary for an associate Hebrew teacher is $45,000, commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Tamar Matza, Hebrew Language Coordinator at  tmatza@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.