CAREERS

The Rashi School is a Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 8, all-gender independent school affiliated with the Reform Movement of Judaism. We are located on a 162-acre, multi-generational campus near the Charles River in Dedham, Massachusetts. We offer an academically challenging and enriching education to 250 students in an environment infused with Jewish values.

Rashi faculty are student-focused and mission-driven. There is a culture of collegiality, collaboration, and professional growth. Teachers enjoy and are encouraged to observe one another both informally and in structured Rounds observations. Faculty engage in meaningful professional development each year, work together on committees to develop curriculum, and look for opportunities to socialize outside of school.

At Rashi, children are understood and appreciated for who they are as they learn, grow, and develop their identities. They are intellectually curious, comfortable interacting with those of all ages, advocating for their needs, and possess a deep understanding of who they are as learners and as people.

Except where an exemption or exception applies to The Rashi School as a religious and educational institution, The Rashi School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, age, disability, genetics, or other legally protected status. The Rashi School recognizes the value of each individual and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in accordance with all applicable state and Federal laws and regulations.

Current Openings

Afternoon Early Childhood Assistant Teacher

JOB SUMMARY:

The Rashi School seeks a dynamic and child-centered early childhood educator to join our Pre-K and After School teams. 

Reporting to the Pre-K Coordinator and Director of After School Programming, the Early Childhood Assistant Teacher will work with students in Pre-K from 12:00 PM-3:00 PM and students in Grades PK-1 from 3:00 PM-6:00 PM.

The Rashi School is the Boston-area K-8 Reform Jewish independent school. In our warm and inclusive community, children are appreciated for who they are as they learn and develop their identities. With the school’s foundation of rigorous academics and differentiated instruction and a mission rooted in social justice, we want our students to ask the tough questions—not just the who, what, where, but the how, why, and what can I do to fix it? Rashi graduates have the confidence to try new things and to fail forward. With kindness at their core, they become change agents in the school and beyond.

This position pays $15-$20/hour Monday-Thursday from 12:00 PM-6:00 PM and Fridays from 12:00 PM-3:00 PM (27 hours/week). There may be additional substitute teaching hours available in the mornings from time to time.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create a warm, safe, and nurturing environment for all students
  • Engage with and support students in the Pre-K classroom at the direction of the lead teachers
  • In consultation with the Director of After School Programming, create a menu of daily activities to be choices for students in Grades Pk-1 including creative arts and movement activities 
  • Support students in their social interactions
  • Set up and clean up common areas daily

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Strong communicator 
  • Collaborative
  • Patient
  • Open to feedback
  • Demonstrates joy working with young children
  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
  • Belief in Rashi’s Mission and Core Values

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor’s degree in child development, education, or related field is preferred
    • Prior experience working with children in grades PK-1 is required
    • Prior experience in an early childhood, after school program, or camp setting is preferred

    To apply, send a resume, cover letter and list of professional references to jobs@rashi.org.

    Rashi is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Guided by our core values of justice, respect, learning, community, and spirit, and with social justice as a foundational cornerstone of our school, we are committed to building an inclusive community that honors and respects each individual, their intersectional identities, and their spirit. We seek to listen, learn, and grow together to ensure that we are a place in which all community members can thrive. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds, including age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, mental disorder, familial status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

    Lower School Permanent Sub

    JOB SUMMARY:

    The Rashi School, the Boston Area’s Reform Jewish Independent School, serving students in grades K-8 seeks a Lower School Building Sub for the 2022-2023 school year. Rashi’s Lower School uses a collaborative teaching model to promote students’ academic, social, and emotional growth by nurturing an environment that promotes risk taking, flexibility, adaptability, empathy and resilience through collaborative teaching which models behaviors of the adults. We seek to employ faculty and staff with diverse backgrounds who model these traits for our students and are eager to support Rashi in fulfilling its mission. 

    The Rashi School is the Boston-area K-8 Reform Jewish independent school. In our warm and inclusive community, children are appreciated for who they are as they learn and develop their identities. With the school’s foundation of rigorous academics and differentiated instruction and a mission rooted in social justice, we want our students to ask the tough questions—not just the who, what, where, but the how, why, and what can I do to fix it? Rashi graduates have the confidence to try new things and to fail forward. With kindness at their core, they become change agents in the school and beyond.

    This is a full-time position with a salary of $27,360.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Work with students individually or in small groups as directed by classroom teachers.
    • Contribute to a positive and safe learning environment and respond to the individual needs of students.
    • Escort student groups to and from specials and other areas of the school as assigned.  
    • Provide student supervision on the playground, during mask breaks, recess, and lunch as assigned.
    • Participate in Tefillah, Kabbalat Shabbat (worship services), and other events, assemblies, and celebrations.
    • Clean teaching area at the end of the day. Put all equipment and materials away.
    • Attend meetings as directed by the Assistant Head of School.
    • Supervise After School study hall (3:15-4:30 PM) 2-3 times per month.
    • Provide short and long-term substitute teacher coverage for Lower School during teacher absences.
    • Follow the instructional guide and class expectations outlined in teachers’ lesson plans.
    • Perform any other tasks assigned to the absent teacher on that day (lunch, recess, etc.)
    • Be familiar with fire exits, fire drill procedures, and safety procedures.

    PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

      • Collaborative
      • Creative
      • Analytical
      • Continuous learner
      • Open to feedback
      • Strong communicator 
      • Active listener
      • Demonstrates joy working with elementary aged students
      • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
      • Belief in Rashi’s Mission and Core Values

      The Assistant Head of School will assign additional responsibilities based on previous teaching experiences, skills, and education.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor’s degree required. 
    • Previous experience working with children in a school setting is preferred.
    • Comfort level with computers and other technology.
    • Able to adapt to changing circumstances. 
    • A patient and positive demeanor.  
    • Able to communicate effectively with students and parents.
    • Suitable criminal background check required.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Able to sit, stand, type, twist, bend.
    • Able to use telephone and computers.
    • Able to walk stairs.
    • Able to lift 10-15 lbs.

    The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

    To apply, send a resume, cover letter and list of professional references to jobs@rashi.org.

    Rashi is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Guided by our core values of justice, respect, learning, community, and spirit, and with social justice as a foundational cornerstone of our school, we are committed to building an inclusive community that honors and respects each individual, their intersectional identities, and their spirit. We seek to listen, learn, and grow together to ensure that we are a place in which all community members can thrive. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds, including age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, mental disorder, familial status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

    Substitute Teaching at The Rashi School

    JOB SUMMARY:

    The Rashi School, the Boston Area’s Reform Jewish Independent School, serving students in grades K-8 seeks substitute teachers for the 2022-2023 school year. Substitute Teachers are tasked with maintaining continuity and quality in the assigned instructional program during the regularly scheduled teacher’s absence.  We seek to employ faculty and staff with diverse backgrounds who model these traits for our students and are eager to support Rashi in fulfilling its mission. 

    The Rashi School is the Boston-area K-8 Reform Jewish independent school. In our warm and inclusive community, children are appreciated for who they are as they learn and develop their identities. With the school’s foundation of rigorous academics and differentiated instruction and a mission rooted in social justice, we want our students to ask the tough questions—not just the who, what, where, but the how, why, and what can I do to fix it? Rashi graduates have the confidence to try new things and to fail forward. With kindness at their core, they become change agents in the school and beyond.

    RESPONSIBLITIES

    • Follow the instructional guide and class expectations outlined in teachers’ lesson plans.
    • Create and maintain a positive learning environment in the classroom.
    • Keep a daily log about the progress of the day and leave it for the regular teacher
    • Clean teaching area at the end of the day – put all equipment and materials away. If it is the usual daily practice, have students place chairs on the desks.
    • Perform any other tasks assigned to the absent teacher on that day (lunch, recess, etc.)
    • Be familiar with fire exits, fire drill procedures, and safety procedures.

    PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

    • Flexible
    • Patient
    • Clear communicator
    • Open to feedback
    • Demonstrates joy working with elementary aged students
    • Belief in Rashi’s Mission and Core Values

    QUALIFICATIONS 

    • Bachelor’s degree required. 
    • Previous experience working with children in a school setting is preferred.

    COMPENSATION

    • Substitute teachers are considered W-2 employees.  A suitable background check including FBI fingerprinting, a completed Form I-9, Form W-4, and other documents are required.  
    • Short term substitute teachers are paid $120 per day in gross wages for days worked  ($60 per half day).  
    • Substitute teachers are paid by direct deposit on the 15th day and the last day of the month (or the previous weekday if payday falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or Federal holiday).  Please consult HR for a schedule of pay periods and pay dates.

      Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and at least 3 professional references to jobs@rashi.org

      Rashi is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Guided by our core values of justice, respect, learning, community, and spirit, and with social justice as a foundational cornerstone of our school, we are committed to building an inclusive community that honors and respects each individual, their intersectional identities, and their spirit. We seek to listen, learn, and grow together to ensure that we are a place in which all community members can thrive. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds, including age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, mental disorder, familial status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

      Substitute Hebrew Teachers

      The Rashi School seeks substitute Hebrew teachers. Qualified applicants should be fluent Hebrew speakers and able to teach modern Hebrew. Please send references and resume to jobs@rashi.org. Offers made are contingent upon receiving a suitable background check.