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Lower School Campus

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  • Aftercare Position

    We are currently seeking someone to provide Aftercare on Wednesdays from 3:15-6:00 in the Lower School.
     
    The Aftercare teacher would be responsible for helping with homework, general supervision of students in the classroom and on the playground/gym. Other responsibilities/duties may be added as needed. 
     
    If you are interested please email jmccormick-anesh@goldaochacademy.org or call 973-232-8749
  • Hebrew/Judaic Studies Long Term and Short Term Substitute Teachers 2019-2020

    The Golda Och Academy Lower School Campus is seeking certified Hebrew and Judaic Studies long term and short term substitute teachers for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Applicants must be fluent in Hebrew, computer proficient and familiar with Day School education procedures. Experience with Tal Am preferred.  Applicants should be collaborative, creative, engaging, experienced and committed to differentiated instruction.  This position requires attendance on campus Monday – Friday.  Interested candidates should e-mail Tova Silberman at lsjobs@goldaochacademy.org

Upper School Campus

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  • Upper School Principal

    Golda Och Academy is a vibrant learning community that focuses on the individual intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each child. We cultivate in students a lifelong love of learning within the context of Jewish knowledge and heritage. Our school is located on two campuses — one for the Lower School and one for the Upper School — located about two miles apart in West Orange, serving approximately 500 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey.
    Mission
    Golda Och Academy unlocks the potential of our students by cultivating their critical thinking skills and nurturing their intellectual curiosity through the study of the humanities, sciences, Judaics, and creative arts.  In preparing future generations of Jewish leaders, our rigorous Pre-K through 12th grade curriculum is designed to provide a strong foundation in Jewish literacy through the exploration of texts, traditions, values, and the Hebrew language.  Guided by an exceptional faculty and a meaningful partnership between school and home, our students develop a love of learning, a personal relationship with the State of Israel and its people, and a commitment to the betterment of the world through tikkun olam.
    Position
    The Upper School Principal is the instructional leader of the Upper School (250 students from grades 6-12) and has primary responsibility for carrying out the School’s mission of providing a rigorous dual curriculum for its students in an environment that works to create a strong Jewish identity, foster a commitment to community for all of its stakeholders, and teach each student the importance of Jewish values.
    The Upper School Principal is also a member of the School’s senior leadership team and will participate in a number of whole-school activities including: helping to carry out our Strategic Plan, policy setting, and institutional advancement. Reporting to the Head of School, he/she will be an expert educator, capable of leading both faculty and students alike, and advancing the School’s commitment to providing a rigorous academic experience for each student.  The ideal candidate will have experience leading in both a Middle School & High School setting in either an independent, public, or Jewish day school environment. He or she will be knowledgeable about educational trends including technology, skills, and differentiated instruction, and will have an advanced degree related to the field. Candidates must have a demonstrated track record of building meaningful and collaborative relationships with students, faculty, staff and parents.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Overseeing the educational leadership of the school, as outlined in the mission and vision of Golda Och Academy. 
    • Reporting to the Head of School, the Upper School Principal will be working closely with the Lower School Principal and will be supervising the Middle School Director, to ensure consistency in managing and monitoring the PK-12 curriculum and academic, social, and emotional development of each student
    • Leading the Department Chairs in the creation and oversight of academic policies and procedures.
    • Overseeing curriculum and directing curriculum updates and revisions.
    • Recruiting, interviewing, hiring, observing, evaluating, and supervising faculty.
    • Overseeing the induction and orientation of new faculty and the ongoing professional development of all faculty.
    • Overseeing the coordination of all programs of the school in collaboration with the scheduling coordinator, the Director of Student Life, and the faculty.  Supervising the maintenance of a comprehensive calendar of school events and keeping school community informed of various school programs and activities. 
    • Supporting the work of the administrative team, particularly by working closely with development and admissions professionals to raise funds and attract, enroll, and retain students.  Meeting with prospective students and parents and participating in outreach efforts.
    • Creating an annual master school class schedule and assigning teachers and students to classes; working collaboratively with department chairs and guidance staff to fully plan and implement the schedule.
    Qualifications
    The ideal successful candidate will have school leadership experience and will be an individual who possesses:
    • An advanced degree in Education, Educational Administration, Jewish Education, or a related field.
    • A minimum of 5 years administrative and/or supervisory experience.
    • A minimum of 5 years classroom teaching experience.
    • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to multitask.
    • Familiarity with 21st century educational technology.
    • Demonstrated expertise and ability to provide leadership in teaching and learning.
    This is a great opportunity to lead the Upper School of a well-established and well-funded Jewish Day School and to be an important member of the school’s administrative team.
    For Consideration
    Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to: jobs@goldaochacademy.org
  • Upper School Math Teacher

    About Golda Och Academy

    Golda Och Academy is a vibrant learning community that focuses on the individual intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each child. We cultivate in students a lifelong love of learning within the context of Jewish knowledge and heritage. Our school is located on two campuses — one for the Lower School and one for the Upper School — located about two miles apart in West Orange, serving approximately 525 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey.

    Position

    Golda Och Academy is accepting applications for a Middle School/High School Mathematics teacher to teach a range of math courses at the Upper School campus for the 2020-21 school year. 

    Responsibilities

    The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in teaching middle and high school classes, the ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues, and a desire to be part of an independent school community. Candidates should have experience integrating technology in the classroom and the ability to differentiate instruction to effectively work with a range of learners.

    Qualifications

    • 3 years of relevant teaching experience suggested
    • M.A. and/or certification preferred
    • Citizenship, residency, or work VISA in United States required
    • Ability and willingness to work with students in various group settings using multiple teaching methods
    • Strong classroom management skills
    • Commitment to meaningful collaboration with colleagues

    Job Categories

    • In Class teacher
    • Middle School/High School
    • Mathematics

    Contact Information

    Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to USjobs@goldaochacademy.org 
    Golda Och Academy is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
     
  • High School Hebrew Teacher

    Golda Och Academy, located in West Orange, New Jersey, is seeking a full-time High School (Grades 9-12) Hebrew teacher for the Upper School for the 2021-2022 school year.

    Candidates should have experience and demonstrate a passion for High school education. Qualified candidates will be masterful educators, adept at teaching Hebrew as a 2nd language, who exhibit a deep knowledge of Hebrew language and culture, have facility in differentiating instruction, and possess strong oral and written communication skills.

    Successful candidates will possess:
    • A native Hebrew speaker is required
    • Experience in teaching Hebrew language
    • Experience in recognized standards of language instruction
    • Ability and willingness to work with students in various group settings, using multiple teaching methods
    • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree, teaching credential from an accredited institution (North America or Israel) is preferred
    • Good classroom management skills
    • Commitment to meaningful collaboration with colleagues
    • Excellent communication skills and commitment to keeping parents informed and engaged
    • Interest in professional growth and commitment to continuous learning

    Please send your cover letter and resume to USjobs@goldaochacademy.org.
  • Middle School Hebrew Teacher

    Golda Och Academy, located in West Orange, New Jersey, is seeking a full-time Middle School (Grades 6-8) Hebrew teacher for the Upper School for the 2021-2022 school year.

    Candidates should have experience and demonstrate a passion for middle school education. Qualified candidates will be masterful educators, adept at teaching Hebrew as a 2nd language, who exhibit a deep knowledge of Hebrew language and culture, have facility in differentiating instruction, and possess strong oral and written communication skills.

    Successful candidates will possess:
    • A native Hebrew speaker is required
    • Experience in teaching Hebrew language
    • Experience in recognized standards of language instruction
    • Ability and willingness to work with students in various group settings, using multiple teaching methods
    • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree, teaching credential from an accredited institution (North America or Israel) is preferred
    • Good classroom management skills
    • Commitment to meaningful collaboration with colleagues
    • Excellent communication skills and commitment to keeping parents informed and engaged
    • Interest in professional growth and commitment to continuous learning

    Please send your cover letter and resume to USjobs@goldaochacademy.org

Both Campuses

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  • Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management

    Golda Och Academy is seeking a Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Director is a member of the Administrative Team and reports directly to and is supervised and evaluated by the Head of School.  As a senior leader, the Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management is expected to be a role model, promote professional practices, and embody the values and mission of the School.
     
    Responsibilities include:
    • Managing the formulation of enrollment goals and lead enrollment initiatives.
    • Leading and directing the recruitment and admissions program for grades Pre-K-12.
    • Providing a welcoming environment for new and enrolled students, maintain effective communications with newly enrolled and prospective students and parents, and build lasting relationships with enrolled students and their families.
    • Under the supervision of the Head of School and in collaboration with the Director of Marketing and Communication, planning and implementing materials for recruiting new students.
    • Building and further utilizing a team of motivated parent ambassadors to provide outreach within the enrolled school community to assist in recruitment efforts.
    • Working closely with all stakeholders to engage their participation in the school’s recruiting efforts.
    • Managing prospective student databases
    • Planning, coordinating and executing tours
    • Scheduling, coordinating and administering admission testing
    • Conducting and overseeing admission review of candidates
    • Composing admissions material such as acceptance letters, applications, teacher recommendation forms, parent communication, faculty and staff communication
    • Providing data analysis to drive decision regarding enrollment goals
    • Working with administrators, faculty and staff on retention of current families
    • Working closely with the CFO regarding financial aid and enrollment process of new families
    • Attending area school fairs and related community events
    • Building strong relationships with feeder schools and other individuals and organizations that can contribute to robust enrollment.
    • Preparing, maintaining, and analyzing statistics regarding recruitment, and alter strategies and approaches to respond to new information.
    • Working collaboratively to support school-wide recruitment and admission.
    • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School.

    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred or commensurate experience.
    • A minimum of five years’ experience and demonstrated success in leading or working at the top levels of the admission process, preferably in a large, independent day school.
    • An appreciation for the mission and core values of our school.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Strong leadership/management, organization and interpersonal skills.
    • An understanding of marketing and public relations.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism.
    • Good listening skills and sensitivity to the unique needs and concerns of prospective families.
     
    For Consideration:
    We invite qualified candidates to consider becoming part of the GOA community by submitting a letter of interest and resume to jobs@goldaochacademy.org.

Professional Development

Golda Och Academy is fortunate to be a part of The Greater MetroWest Quest for Teaching Excellence Grant, which invested $1 million over the last four years in four local area Jewish Day Schools. Each of our schools received a portion of these funds for professional development opportunities, in-service learning, workshops and conferences. The goal is to help each teacher grow professionally while improving student achievement.
  • Teaching Excellence at Golda Och Academy Summer 2019
    This was another summer that was filled with professional development opportunities for our dedicated Golda Och Academy faculty and staff. As you will see from the list of descriptions, there was a wide variety of experiences both in the topics and types of workshops that were attended, which ranged from webinars to workshops to multiple-day conferences. The administration and staff are grateful for the generous support of the MetroWest Quest for Teaching Excellence Grant, the Peter J. Herzberg Memorial Teachers Grant Fund, The Gottesman Fund STEM Innovation grant, and the West Orange Board of Education, all of which provided funding for these professional development experiences.

    We value this investment of time given by our teachers and staff and know that they are already implementing new ideas and programs in their work. In addition to their own professional growth, the beneficiaries are our students at Golda Och Academy. We look forward to sending updates over the course of the year about our exciting professional development initiatives.

Deans of Faculty

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  • Photo of Tammy Anagnostis

    Tammy Anagnostis 

    Dean of Faculty, Lower School
  • Photo of Flora Musleah

    Flora Musleah 

    Dean of Faculty, Judaic Studies Faculty, Upper School
    973-602-3657
"I attended the National Science Teachers' Association (NSTA) Convention in Boston, MA. I took many classes during the convention and attended a committee meeting of the Preschool-Elementary Science Teaching Committee, to which I was appointed a three-year term. My classes focused mainly on simple machines and engineering. I learned about digital notebooking for First Grade, and I used what I learned to shape the insect report for first grade. I also learned how to make three kinds of spectroscopes, and we will engineer those next year during third grade."

-Becky Kurson, Lower School Science Teacher
"I observed a number of teachers this year in both Judaic and General Studies. When observing one teacher, I felt lifted and energized after being with her for just a few periods. She knows how to integrate Hebrew, the SmartBoard was used effectively, there were activities set up for those who completed assignments early, and "next steps" were always stated to the children. I really admired the way this teacher encourages whole child learning, always caring, reassuring and present. I found great value in my experience observing two other teachers in a different grade as well. I loved seeing the quiet excitement in their classroom along with consistent positive language. It was helpful to see how these teachers organized a lesson and what strategies they used for the children to learn in a variety of spaces as well as modalities."

-Alexis Gruber, Pre-K