Employment Opportunities

Lower School Campus

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  • Lower School General Studies 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 500 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey. In the tradition of Solomon Schechter schools, Golda Och Academy grounds a rigorous academic curriculum in the culture and tenets of Conservative Judaism and welcomes students from a range of synagogue affiliations and Jewish expression. 
    Position
    Golda Och Academy is accepting applications for an anticipated opening for a full-time L.S. General Studies teacher starting in the Fall of 2020.
    Responsibilities
    Strong candidates will be certified and have demonstrated success in teaching elementary aged students.  Candidates should possess excellent communication, organization and classroom management skills, and be collaborative and team- oriented.  A commitment to customer service and parent partnership is expected. Experience integrating technology in the classroom along with the ability to differentiate instruction to effectively work with a range of learners is required.
    Qualifications
    • At least 3 years of relevant teaching experience preferred
    • M.A. and/or certification preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in the United States required
    Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and 3 references to lsjobs@goldaochacademy.org
  • Lower School Hebrew/Judaic Studies 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 500 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey. In the tradition of Solomon Schechter schools, Golda Och Academy grounds a rigorous academic curriculum in the culture and tenets of Conservative Judaism and welcomes students from a range of synagogue affiliations and Jewish expression. 

    Position
    Golda Och Academy is accepting applications for a Hebrew/Judaic Studies teacher at the Lower School campus for the 2020-2021 school year.

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

    Teachers should be proficient in utilizing technology such as computers and on-line portals and programs to conduct on-line classes during periods of remote learning. Ability to adjust syllabus content, and to utilize email, video chat rooms and screen sharing capabilities to facilitate on-line remote instruction is essential.

    Qualifications
    • Fluent in Hebrew
    • Experience in teaching Hebrew language and Judaic Studies
    • Experience with TaL Am preferred
    • Technology Proficient
    • Familiar with Day School education procedures
    • Ability and willingness to work with students in various group settings using multiple teaching methods
    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Teaching credentials from an accredited institution (North America or Israel) preferred
    • Strong 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
    Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and 3 references to lsjobs@goldaochacademy.org.
  • Lower School Learning Specialist

    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 500 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey. In the tradition of Solomon Schechter schools, Golda Och Academy grounds a rigorous academic curriculum in the culture and tenets of Conservative Judaism and welcomes students from a range of synagogue affiliations and Jewish expression. 

    Position
    Golda Och Academy is currently seeking a Lower School Learning Specialist for the 2020-2021 school year. The successful candidate will have a background in special education or a related field, experience working with students with learning differences, and the ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with parents, teachers, and the other members of our Guidance Department.

    Teachers should be proficient in utilizing technology such as computers and on-line portals and programs to conduct on-line classes during periods of remote learning. Ability to adjust syllabus content, and to utilize email, video chat rooms and screen sharing capabilities to facilitate on-line remote instruction is essential.

    Qualifications
    At GOA, the Learning Specialist is responsible for the following:
    • Interpreting testing
    • Preparing and helping to implement individual education plans
    • Teaching study skills classes as well as guided reading and Writers Workshop
    • Providing support and guidance to classroom teachers
    • Facilitating communication between students, parents, and teachers
    • Acting as the primary case manager for a group of students with learning differences
    • A Bachelor's degree is required. Master’s degree and LDTC certification are preferred.

    Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and 3 references to lsjobs@goldaochacademy.org.
  • Lower School Mathematics 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 500 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey. In the tradition of Solomon Schechter schools, Golda Och Academy grounds a rigorous academic curriculum in the culture and tenets of Conservative Judaism and welcomes students from a range of synagogue affiliations and Jewish expression.

    Position
    Golda Och Academy is accepting applications for a Mathematics teacher to teach at the Lower School campus for the 2020-21 school year.

    Responsibilities
    The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in elementary 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.

    Teachers should be proficient in utilizing technology such as computers and on-line portals and programs to conduct on-line classes during periods of remote learning. Ability to adjust syllabus content, and to utilize email, video chat rooms and screen sharing capabilities to facilitate on-line remote instruction is essential.

    Qualifications
    • Master’s degree preferred
    • 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
    • Interest in professional growth and commitment to continuous learning

    Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and 3 references to lsjobs@goldaochacademy.org.
  • 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

Both Campuses

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Upper School Campus

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  • Middle & High School Jewish Studies Teacher

    Position

    Golda Och Academy Upper School seeks a creative, passionate Jewish Studies teacher to join our team for the 2020-2021 school year. The ideal candidate brings a degree in Jewish studies, with an out-of-the-box vision of how to inspire students to engage with Jewish ideas and values through Jewish text. The ideal candidate will also have the opportunity to bring energy and creativity to our tefillah program.  

    Responsibilities

    • Teaching Judaic Studies in middle or high school
    • Planning and implementation of Jewish Life Programs
    • Facilitating Tefillah and Tefillah education

    Qualifications

    • At least 3 years of relevant teaching experience preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
    • Degree in Jewish Education and/or Judaic Studies

    Job Categories

    • In Class teacher
    • Middle School
    • High School

    Contact Information

    Please send a cover letter and resume 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.
  • Middle/High School Hebrew 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 500 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey.

    Position

    Golda Och Academy is accepting applications for a Hebrew Teacher to teach a range of courses in middle school and high school to start in the fall of 2020.

    Responsibilities

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

    Qualifications

    • Must be a native Hebrew speaker
    • 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; a teaching credential from an accredited institution (North America or Israel) is preferred
    • Strong 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

    Job Categories

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

    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.
  • Upper School Principal

    Background
    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 approximately two miles apart in West Orange, serving approximately 500 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey.
    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 and inspirational 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 and comprehensive 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 will lead an excellent faculty and have day-today responsibility for student life, maintaining educational standards, professional development, and ensuring excellence in curriculum, teaching, and learning practice.

    As a member of the School’s senior leadership team, the Upper School Principal will participate in a number of whole-school activities including: helping to carry out our strategic planning, 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 demonstrated experience as an effective leader in independent, public, and/or Jewish day school environments. He or she will be knowledgeable about educational trends including technology, skills, and differentiated instruction, and will preferably 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
    • Create an inspirational culture of kindness, inclusivity, rigorous academic pursuit, critical thought and Jewish community.
    • Oversee the day to day operation of the Upper School and work closely with the Head of School to identify areas for Upper School growth, academic excellence, and community engagement.
    • Work collaboratively with the Head of School, Lower School and Middle School Principals to ensure consistency in managing and monitoring the PK-12 curriculum and academic, social, and emotional development of each student.
    • Lead the Middle School Principal, Department Chairs in the creation and oversight of academic policies and procedures.
    • Oversee curriculum and direct curriculum updates and revisions.
    • Assure an environment that prepares students for college and the world beyond high school.
    • Lead the recruitment, hiring, training, assignment, and supervision of faculty.
    • Oversee the induction and orientation of new faculty and the ongoing professional development of all faculty.
    • Oversee the coordination of all programs of the school in collaboration with the scheduling coordinator, the Director of Student Life, and the faculty. Supervise the maintenance of a comprehensive calendar of school events and keep the school community informed of various school programs and activities.
    • Support the work of the administrative team, particularly by working closely with development and admissions professionals to raise funds and attract, enroll, and retain students. Meet with prospective students and parents and participate in outreach efforts.
    • Create an annual master school class schedule and assign teachers and students to classes; work collaboratively with department chairs and guidance staff to fully plan and implement the schedule.
    • Ensure efficient management of the financial operations of the Upper School.
    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 position description is based upon material provided by Golda Och Academy, an equal opportunity employer.

    For Consideration
    Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to: GoldaOchPrincipal@gmail.com
  • Upper School Rabbi in Residence

    Golda Och Academy Upper School is seeking a creative, passionate Jewish educator to join our team for the 2020-2021 school year. The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter who will work collaboratively with the Student Life, Judaic Studies, and Israel Education departments to bring a love of Jewish life and learning to every aspect of our school day.  

    Who You Are:
    • A self-starter who is highly motivated, driven to succeed, reflective, and open.
    • A relationship builder, capable of building rapport and developing bonds with a wide variety of students.
    • A lover of Judaism who can work to create a welcoming, vibrant, and deeply enriching Jewish environment on campus.
    • An educator who is comfortable with the theory and practice of informal and experiential education.
    • A spiritual person who is knowledgeable about Tefillah education and prepared to lead a team of educators in infusing our daily prayers with tradition and meaning.
    • An enthusiastic team-oriented collaborator with a strong work ethic, a sense of humor, an ability to take risks and learn from situations.
    • A detail-oriented programmer who is able to follow through on all tasks and see a program through to completion.
    • A reflective thought partner who is willing to think about what does and does not work within a given program or educational setting.
    What You Bring: 
    • Has Conservative ordination or has worked in/familiarity with the Conservative movement
    • Experience working with middle and high school students
    • An enthusiastic and creative approach to Jewish Day School education
    • A deep knowledge of Jewish tradition, culture, and a desire to impact the spiritual life of our students
    Job Responsibilities: 
    • Teach a small number of middle and high school Bible and/or Rabbinics classes.
    • Supervision and inspiration in daily middle school and high school tefillot.
    • Develop and execute Jewish holiday and special event programming throughout the year.
    • Responsible for creating meaningful programming and opportunities for community building through Shabbatonim and other trips.
    • Work collaboratively with staff to create Jewish experiences that will enrich the school on a daily basis.
    • Work with students and student committees to create programs that will inspire and energize the student body around the Jewish life of the school.

    Please send all credentials, including your resume and cover letter, to USjobs@goldaochacademy.org