Employment Opportunities

Lower School Campus

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  • Hebrew/Judaic Studies Long Term and Short Term Substitute Teachers 2016-2017

    The Golda Och Academy Lower School Campus is seeking certified Hebrew and Judaic Studies long term and short term substitute teachers for the 2016-2017 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
  • General Studies Teachers & Judaic Studies Teachers

    Though we do not yet have firm information of the openings we anticipate for next year, the Golda Och Academy Wilf Lower School is currently recruiting applicants interested in teaching General Studies and Judaic Studies in grades Pre-K - 5.  Strong candidates will be certified and/or hold a credential in their fields; possess excellent communication, organization and classroom management skills; be collaborative and team-oriented; be technology proficient; and have demonstrated success in working with elementary students and their parents.  Judaic Studies teachers trained in Tal Am preferred.  Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to lsjobs@goldaochacademy.org
  • Aftercare Teacher

    [Posted: Sep 22, 2016]

    We are currently seeking someone to provide aftercare two days a week from 3:15-6:00 pm at our Lower School campus. The aftercare teacher would be responsible for helping with homework, general supervision of students in the classroom and on the playground/gym. Interested candidates should contact Jul McCormick-Anesh, Aftercare/Funtracks Director, at jmccormick-anesh@goldaochacademy.org or call 973-232-8749.

Both Campuses

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  • Alumni Engagement Coordinator

    Alumni Engagement Coordinator, Golda Och Academy
    Are you a dynamic and creative early career professional who enjoys building Jewish community via social media and through event planning?  Golda Och Academy is excited to announce an opening for a full-time position. We are looking for a special candidate to fill a new position of Alumni Engagement Coordinator

    Why Golda Och Academy?

    Golda Och Academy (GOA) is a dynamic Pre-K-12th grade Jewish day school is located on two campuses in West Orange, NJ.  The school was founded in 1965 to provide a unique opportunity for an excellent co-educational secular and Judaic education, and a love of Israel, in a warm nurturing Jewish community. Over the last fifty years, GOA, formerly Solomon Schechter Day School of Essex and Union, has grown and become a national leader in the field of day school education.  Our over 1500 alumni have gone on to become the next generation of Jewish leaders.

    Position Overview 
    Our Alumni Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for outreach, social media and, programming to build community with our vibrant school alumni population. 

    Required Qualifications 
    • Bachelor’s degree required. 
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
    • Demonstrated expertise in social media channels such as Facebook, Linked-In and Instagram.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Possess a strong commitment to Jewish community and to core Jewish values.  . 
    • Demonstrate an interest in promoting the organization’s outreach and fundraising priorities through the building of strong relationships with our alumni;
    • Ability to work with wide range of people—students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members;
    • Interest/experience in event planning and committee work. 
    • Proficiency in MS Office
    • Willingness to occasionally travel to NYC and to local colleges to where our alumni live, study and work
    • Access to a car 

    Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the GOA website www.goldaochacademy.org to gain insight into the organization’s mission and impact. Submit a cover letter and resume to development@goldaochacademy.org
  • Director of Educational Support Services (Pre-K-12)

    Posted 11/16/16

    Golda Och Academy is seeking a Director of Educational Support Services to join our educational leadership team. The Director of Educational Support Services will be responsible for supervising the Learning Specialists in both the Lower and Upper Schools, collaborating with Guidance Counselors and classroom teachers, consulting with families, and providing direct support to students.
    Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Provide strategic leadership and vision in the area educational support services as it relates to the mission and educational vision of the school.
    • Collaborate with the educational leadership team to promote professional development and growth as it relates to teaching and learning strategies.
    • Support faculty to ensure they are aware of, and able to implement, current teaching strategies to meet the needs of a range of students in the classroom.
    • Help to identify students for evaluation.
    • Act as liaison with the Essex County Commission, its service providers, and private specialists in all aspects of student support.
    • Assist Learning Specialists and/or families throughout the evaluation process and the interpretation of testing results.
    • Oversee the maintenance of accurate records concerning students receiving support services, including up-to-date student rosters and formal evaluation data.
    • Coordinate and facilitating regular meetings with Learning Specialists and other school personnel as needed.
    • Provide direct support to a small caseload of students, which may include reading fluency instruction, writing support, learning strategies, time management, study techniques, subject area help, etc.
    • Assist in the translation of Individual Education Plans for students with diagnosed learning differences into student learning plans (SLiPs) and supporting faculty in the implementation of recommended accommodations.
    • Performing other duties as requested by the Principal and/or larger administration.
    The ideal candidate will possess:
    • An advanced degree in special education or related field. LDT-C preferred.
    • Demonstrated expertise providing leadership in teaching and learning.
    • A minimum of 2 years supervisory experience, having collaborated with classroom teachers, learning specialists, and parents.
    • Experience with data-driven assessment systems/models.
    • Outstanding oral, written communication and organizational skills.
    • Qualified candidates will have knowledge of current laws regarding appropriate accommodations and services for students in a private school setting.
    Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Start date is flexible. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to lsjobs@goldaochacademy.org. 

Upper School Campus

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  • Girls’ Lacrosse Coach

    Golda Och Academy Upper School is currently searching for a girls’ lacrosse coach.  The successful candidate will be able to instruct, train, and motivate student athletes with different levels of ability.  He or she will also be effective in forming a group of individual players into a cohesive team.  He or she will coach, and interact and communicate effectively with parents, administrators, and other coaches in a professional and timely fashion.
    The season runs from March 1- May 15, 2017 and the coach must be available 4 afternoons and/or evenings per week (M - TH) as well as Sundays. The successful candidate will have played high school or college lacrosse and hold CPR/First Aid certification (or be willing to become certified ASAP).  Interested candidates should contact jherman@goldaochacademy.org
  • Science Department Chair

    The Chair of the Science Department will be responsible for the administration and supervision of the Upper School Science Department (grades 6-12).  This position will be combined with other teaching and/or administrative duties as determined by the skills and experience of the candidate. Masters in Educational Leadership or similar advanced degree is preferred. This is an 11-month position.
    Administrative responsibilities will include:
    • Observe and evaluate faculty
    • Oversee curriculum development
    • Plan and run department meetings
    • Supervise the reporting of student grades
    • Oversee student placements into class sections
    • Collaborate with families and guidance department
    • Contribute to the academic direction of the school
    • At least 5 years of successful classroom teaching experience
    • Experience leading a department or team within a school setting
    • Formal mentoring experience (preferred)
    • Demonstrated interest in and pursuit of professional development opportunities
    • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with colleagues
    • Highly organized with strong time management skills
    Please send a cover letter, resume and statement of educational philosophy to jobs@goldaochcademy.org.