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Careers at Posnack School

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Posnack Jewish Day School is always looking for talented and dedicated professionals to fill faculty, administration, and staff positions. We offer competitive salaries and a suite of employee benefits. Click here  to learn more about our school.

Current Openings for 2022-2023

Available Immediately

Lower School Teacher

The Lower School Teacher is expected to teach students to love learning and also how to overcome the challenges and obstacles they face that keep them from reaching their goals. While adhering to the core curriculum required by the school, the Lower School Teacher is expected to find creative, engaging ways to teach students real-life application of difficult concepts like literature, math, social studies, and science.

Responsibilities and Duties / Essential Job Functions:

  • Create daily lesson plans that are engaging, educational, and exciting for the students, encouraging them to want to come to school.
  • Deliver lesson plans in a way that catches the attention of the students and keeps them occupied and excited about learning.
  • Reach school and course-wide performance goals for every student in the class, to the extent possible.
  • Watch closely for students who are struggling with emotional problems, learning disabilities, or situations at home, and help them find the resources they need, to the extent possible and available.
  • Give feedback on graded papers and homework regularly to keep students updated on how they are doing and to head any problems off before they become a habit.
  • Increase educational knowledge and stay up to date on new methods by joining professional organizations, attending continuing education courses, and attending regular training sessions for teachers.
  • Weave goals, competencies, and objectives into lesson plans in ways that directly apply to the student’s life.
  • Offer praise and encouragement to students when they do well and when they are struggling, and teach them that they have the power to do well in school.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and parent/teacher conferences when needed.
  • Attend orientation as required by the employee’s supervisor.
  • Participate in the ongoing curriculum development of the school and attend all teacher meetings.
  • Communicate with the parents of each student as needed.
  • Prepare and present regular oral and written reports to parents concerning their child’s education and welfare, as needed.
  • Maintain student and family confidentially both on and off campus.
  • Perform other duties as may be deemed necessary for the efficient operation of the department.
  • It is essential for the Employee to arrive on time to work every scheduled workday. It is essential for the Employee to maintain good attendance and give ample notice, when possible when Employee will be absent. It is essential for Employee to speak to co-workers with respect and to follow all of the requirements and expectations in the Employee Handbook.

Qualifications

The Lower School Teacher must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in education or related field. Must have a valid FLDOE Teaching/Temporary Certificate for K-6. Two years of teaching experience preferred. Must be proficient in the use of instructional technology and online textbooks. Must be organized, capable, and able to multitask. Salary based on experience.

Ongoing Recruitment

High School English

The High School English Teacher will give students a successful foundation of the rules of critical thinking and the writing process to build on throughout the rest of their educational careers.  

Responsibilities and Duties/Essential job Functions:

  • Set high academic standards for every student in class while still adapting to the individual needs of each student.
  • Prepare lesson plans in advance that teach core objectives and principles.
  • Teach different classes the rules of grammar, punctuation, spelling and other nuances of the English language.
  • Teach the writing process, including brainstorming, drafting, revising, and editing.
  • Develop critical thinking skills through close reading of texts.   
  • Track and report performance data to determine where changes need to be made and which strategies and methods are working.
  • Attend special events held by the school and engage with students and/or parents in an appropriate, friendly way.  
  • Attend orientation as required by employee’s supervisor.
  • Adhere to all aspects of the Posnack Way!
  • Participate in the ongoing curriculum development of Posnack School and attend all teacher meetings.
  • Communicate with the parents of each student, as needed.
  • Prepare and present regular oral and written reports to parents concerning their child’s education and welfare, as needed.
  • Maintain student and family confidentially both on and off the Posnack School campus.
  • Performs other duties as may be deemed necessary for the efficient operation of the department.
  • It is essential for the Employee to arrive on time to work every scheduled workday.  It is essential for the Employee to maintain good attendance and give ample notice, when possible, when Employee will be absent. It is essential for Employee to speak to co-workers with respect and to follow all of the requirements and expectations in the Employee Handbook.

Qualifications

The High School English Teacher must have a bachelor’s degree in English and the ability to teach all grades and levels of high school English including grade level honors, and advanced placement.  Ability to teach English electives such as journalism and public speaking is a plus. High School English Educator must have a valid FLDOE Teaching/Temporary Certificate in this field. Two years of teaching experience preferred. Must be proficient in the use of instructional technology and online textbooks. Salary based on experience.

Middle School Teacher

The Middle School Teacher will provide instruction in a specific subject at various levels.
Responsibilities and Duties/Essential Job Functions:

  • Set high academic standards for every student in class while still adapting to the individual needs of each student, to the extent possible.
  • Prepare lesson plans in advance that teach Posnack’s LGIs (Learning Goal Indicators) for the corresponding subject.
  • Teach different classes of a specific subject for grades 6-8.
  • Track and report performance data to determine where changes need to be made and which strategies and methods are working.
  • Attend special events held by the school and engage with students and/or parents in an appropriate, friendly way.
  • Attend orientation as required by employee’s supervisor.
  • Participate in the ongoing curriculum development of the school and attend all teacher meetings.
  • Communicate with the parents of each student, as needed.
  • Prepare and present regular oral and written reports to parents concerning their child’s education and welfare, as needed.
  • Maintain student and family confidentially both on and off campus.
  • Perform other duties as may be deemed necessary for the efficient operation of the department.
  • It is essential for the Employee to arrive on time to work every scheduled work day. It is essential for the Employee to maintain good attendance and give ample notice, when possible, when Employee will be absent. It is essential for Employee to speak to co-workers with respect and to follow all of the requirements and expectations in the Employee Handbook.

Qualifications

The Middle School Teacher must have a valid FLDOE Teaching/Temporary Certificate in their specific field for Grades 5-9 or Grades 6-12. Must have a bachelor’s degree. Must have the experience and knowledge of the specific subject area. Two years of teaching experience preferred. Must be proficient in the use of instructional technology and online textbooks. Salary based on experience.

Lower School Assistant Teacher

The Lower School Assistant Teacher will assist in the daily program under the direction of the teacher.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assist in planning and preparing the learning environment, setting up centers and preparing needed materials and supplies for students’ daily activities.
  • Work individually or in small groups with students to review classroom instruction, listens to reading groups, or assists answering questions.
  • Supervise outside playground activities.
  • Helps with general housekeeping tasks.
  • Assists the teacher in any other appropriate way.
  • Attend weekly meetings if applicable
  • Attend work a maximum of eight working days prior to the commencement of classes and two administrative days following the conclusion of the spring semester of the school year.
  • Maintain student and family confidentially both on and off campus.
  • Performs other duties as may be deemed necessary for the efficient operation of the department.
  • It is essential for the Employee to arrive on time to work every scheduled work day. It is essential for the Employee to maintain good attendance and give ample notice, when possible, when Employee will be absent. It is essential for Employee to speak to co-workers with respect and to follow all of the requirements and expectations in the Employee Handbook.

Qualifications

The Lower School Assistant Teacher must have a bachelor’s degree or higher. Experience working with children. Organized, capable, and able to multitask. Salary based on experience.

Hebrew Language

The Hebrew Teacher will provide instruction to students to guide them in their acquisition of the Hebrew language. Working with the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, the teacher will design and implement highly engaging lessons that involve students in actively using and developing their language skills at age appropriate and developmentally appropriate levels. Using a variety of tools and resources, the teacher will facilitate learning experiences that are tailored to the individual needs of each student and will assess student growth towards achieving proficiency in articulated learning goals at each level. The Hebrew teacher will foster a sense of belonging to the Jewish people and cultivate strong ties with Medinat Yisrael (the State of Israel) and Am Yisrael (the Jewish people).

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Set high academic standards for every student in class while still adapting to the individual needs of each student.
  • Prepare lesson plans in advance that teach core objectives and principles based on the LGI’s (learning goal indicators) for each grade and level.
  • Daily integrate all four language skills (listening comprehension, speaking, reading, writing) into classroom activities and assignments.
  • Teach the rules of grammar and other nuances of the Hebrew language.
  • Track and report performance data to determine where changes need to be made and which strategies and methods are working.
  • Assess students’ abilities by applying the four skills and ensure that students are indeed progressing toward the goal of Hebrew proficiency.
  • Utilize pre assessments to gauge student prerequisite skills and inform instruction.
  • Use formative assessments to evaluate student progress towards proficiency in the LGIs.
  • Contribute to and participate in division and department-wide programming.
  • Attend special events held by the school and engage with students and/or parents in an appropriate, friendly way.
  • Attend work a maximum of eight working days prior to the commencement of classes and two administrative days following the conclusion of the spring semester of the school year.
  • Participate in the ongoing curriculum development of the school and attend all teacher meetings.
  • Communicate with the parents of each student on a regular basis.
  • Prepare and present regular oral and written reports to parents concerning their child’s education and welfare.
  • Maintain student and family confidentially both on and off campus.
  • Perform other duties as may be deemed necessary for the efficient operation of the department and school such as lunch duties, carpools, clubs, etc.
  • It is essential for the Employee to arrive on time to work every scheduled workday. It is essential for the Employee to maintain good attendance and give ample notice, when possible when the Employee will be absent. It is essential for Employees to speak to co-workers with respect and to follow all of the requirements and expectations in the Employee Handbook.

Qualifications

  • The Hebrew teacher must have a CAJE teaching certificate in Hebrew Language, a bachelor’s degree or higher, and the ability to teach all grades and levels of Hebrew.
  • The candidate must have two years of experience teaching Hebrew.
  • They must be proficient in the use of instructional technology and online textbooks, speak fluent Hebrew, build teaching units on a variety of topics in sequence order, and be able to differentiate the instruction to meet the individual needs of their students.

Judaic Studies

The Judaics Teacher will promote Jewish education as a lifelong journey that is meaningful, dynamic, and inspiring. The Middle School Judaics Educator will design and implement engaging and enriching learning experiences as directed by the school’s curriculum and mission. The Judaics Teacher will facilitate student learning using the text of Tanakh and Talmud to teach text-study skills as well as develop a love of learning and a foundation for students’ Jewish identity. Using a variety of tools and resources, the educator will facilitate learning experiences that are tailored to the individual needs of each student and will assess student growth towards achieving proficiency in these articulated learning goals. The Judaics Teacher will foster a sense of belonging to the Jewish people and cultivate strong ties with Medinat Yisrael (the State of Israel) and Am Yisrael (the Jewish people).

Responsibilities and Duties/ Essential Job Functions

  • Ability to teach Judaic studies using classical texts and commentaries.
  • Educate students in various topics at the middle school level, including but not limited to prayer, Tanakh, Talmud, Jewish law and practice, Jewish philosophy, Jewish literature, and Jewish history.
  • Lead a tefillah group each morning.
  • Contribute to and participate in division and department-wide programming.
  • Track and report performance data of students to determine student progress; which educational strategies and methods are working; where and when educational modifications must be made.
  • Attend special events held by the school and engage with students and/or parents in an appropriate, friendly way.
  • Attend work a maximum of eight working days prior to the commencement of classes and two administrative days following the conclusion of the spring semester of the school year.
  • Adhere to all aspects of the school (grading policy, parent communication, differentiation of instruction, procedures, etc.) as outlined during the interview process.
  • Participate in the ongoing Judaic curriculum development and attend all teacher meetings.
  • Maintain student and family confidentially both on and off the campus.
  • Perform other duties as may be deemed necessary for the efficient operation of the department.
  • It is essential for the Employee to arrive on time to work every scheduled workday. It is essential for the Employee to maintain good attendance and give ample notice, when possible, of coming absence.
  • It is essential for the Employee to speak to co-workers with respect and to follow all of the requirements and expectations in the Employee Handbook.

Qualifications

The Judaics Teacher must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Judaic studies and/or rabbinic ordination or seminary degree in education. The applicant must have or be working toward a valid CAJE license or temporary certificate in the field of Judaic studies. The applicant should have 2 years teaching experience and be proficient in the use of instructional technology and online textbooks.

Employment Application

To apply for any current openings please fill out this form and attach a résumé in PDF format. Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will contact only those candidates who most closely match our requirements.
  • Please indicate all grade levels that you have experience teaching.
  • Please upload a single PDF file of your résumé.
    Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 5 MB.
  • Please indicate any areas in which you have experience or expertise in addition to the position sought. (Check any that apply.)
  • Is there anything else you would like us to know?

Posnack School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or genetics, and any other characteristic or status protected by law.

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