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The Rashi School is a 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

Executive Assistant to the Head of School

The Executive Assistant works closely with Rashi’s Head of School and leadership team in a variety of capacities that are critical to the operation of the school. Responsibilities include strategic and high-level administrative duties of broad scope and complexity requiring outstanding professionalism, mature judgment and discretion, excellent written and oral communication skills, and a thorough knowledge of Rashi’s programs and organizational structure. The Executive Assistant supports the Head of School to address sensitive and complex issues and remains flexible in both independent and collaborative modes to achieve the school’s mission and goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE

  • Facilitate the ability of the Head of School (HoS) to manage executive functions by assisting to prioritize key initiatives, goals, and objectives.
  • Draft communications, presentations, speeches, publications, talking points, and other materials in the voice of the school.
  • Coordinate between the HoS, Board of Trustees, Board Committees, and Leadership Team.
  • Conduct research, prepare, draft and revise analytical reports.
  • Oversee special projects for the HoS in support of institutional priorities.
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality and security with private and sensitive information.
  • Manage the HoS calendar and schedule, phone coverage, correspondence, etc. as needed.
  • Assist the HoS with the Board of Trustees and Leadership Team on matters not directly handled by the Head of School.
  • Attend all meetings of the Board of Trustees and its Committees.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate is a highly self-motivated individual who is passionate about Rashi’s mission and values and possesses the professional experience or transferable skills in education, communication, consulting, marketing, and strategic planning. Other requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree (advanced degrees preferred)
  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience
  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks while maintaining the focus on the Head of School’s priorities
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and logically both verbally and in writing
  • Experience in communication – writing, proofreading and editing in the voice of the school.
  • Absolute discretion and proven track record of successfully handling confidential matters
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully with all constituencies: Faculty & Staff, Parents, Trustees, and Community Leaders
  • A balance of self-direction and the readiness to question for understanding
  • Passion for the mission of the school and the understanding that fulfilling that mission requires dedication and commitment
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed

Other Requirements:

  • Able to sit, stand, type, twist, bend.
  • Able to use telephone and computers.

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 resume, letter of interest, and list of professional references to jobs@rashi.org.

Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability insurance, retirement plan, generous paid time off, and student tuition considerations.

Fall Semester Music Teacher - Parental Leave Coverage

The Rashi School, the Boston Area’s Reform Jewish Independent School, serving students in grades K-8 seeks a dynamic and child-centered Music Teacher to fill a parental leave for the first semester of the 2021-2022 school year.

Rigorous academics (both Jewish and secular), differentiated instruction, and a commitment to social justice are core components of a Rashi education. Rashi teachers are collaborative, committed to ongoing professional growth, and promote risk taking, flexibility, adaptability, empathy and resilience in their students.  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.

Reporting to the Assistant Head of School, the Music Teacher is tasked with developing in each student an appreciation of the art of music, techniques of vocal and/or instrumental music expression, and the knowledge and skills in listening to and reading music. Music plays a vital role in Rashi School life, both in Jewish and secular studies.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Teach music classes to grades K-5 two sections per grade level) each week with a balance of performance, movement, composition, music theory, and music appreciation.
  • Teach one (1) class each of chorus to grades 3 and 4.
  • Monitor and manage school-owned music education inventory safe storage. Arrange for replacements and repairs as required.
  • Select and requisition books, musical instruments, and instructional aids; maintain required inventory records.
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior to provide an orderly, productive learning environment during practice, group rehearsals, and performances.
  • Communicate with parents on student progress.
  • Identify student needs and collaborate with other faculty in addressing learning differences.
  • Participate in weekly faculty meetings and internal professional development
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor or Head of School.

Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in music, education, or related field is required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience teaching music in a school setting (K-8) is preferred.
  • Fluency with piano or guitar.
  • Confident singing ability.

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to sit, stand, reach, and type.
  • Able to listen/hear and communicate orally.
  • Able to use telephone and computers.
  • Play musical instruments. 

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 resume, letter of interest, and list of professional references to jobs@rashi.org.

Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability insurance, retirement plan, generous paid time off, and student tuition considerations.

Hebrew Teacher

Hebrew Teachers at The Rashi School provide Hebrew language instruction for a variety of proficiency and age levels with the goal of developing proficiency in the language and in Jewish and Israeli culture.

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Lower School Permanent Substitute Teacher

The Rashi School, the Boston Area’s Reform Jewish Independent School, serving students in grades K-8 seeks a Lower School Permanent Substitute Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year.

Rigorous academics (both Jewish and secular), differentiated instruction, and a commitment to social justice are core components of a Rashi education. Rashi teachers are collaborative, committed to ongoing professional growth, and promote risk taking, flexibility, adaptability, empathy and resilience in their students.  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 Lower School Permanent Substitute provides support to Kindergarten to Grade 5 classrooms on a daily basis. They are assigned a regular daily schedule and must be ready to shift into a substitute teaching role as needed. All Rashi faculty and staff aim to inspire and challenge Rashi students.

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

Duties include:

  • 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.

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.
  • Able to wear a suitable mouth and nose-covering mask for several hours with short breaks.

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 resume, letter of interest, and list of professional references to jobs@rashi.org.

Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability insurance, retirement plan, generous paid time off, and student tuition considerations.

School Placement Assistant

The School Placement Process Assistant reports to and supports the Middle School Dean of Students by coordinating the middle and high school placement process and guiding students and their families through the period of transition between schools.  This is a part time position requiring about 25 hours weekly.  The position begins in August and will end in February. There may be an opportunity to extend the role to June.

 This is an exciting opportunity to be part of The Rashi School’s Middle School and support our mission to provide a dynamic, child-centered program of academic excellence that integrates rich secular and Jewish studies curricula and nurtures in its students’ critical minds and compassionate hearts.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE:

  • Create and manage a middle school student database for the high school placement process.
  • Track admissions deadlines and assist students and families to meet them.
  • Update and maintain accurate student information including standardized tests, interviews, applications, meetings, transcripts, recommendation forms.
  • Upload recommendation forms to high school admission systems including Ravenna, Gateway, SAO, and others.
  • Coordinate student transcript uploads and mailings to high school admissions departments.
  • Maintain a database of high school contacts.
  • Assist in coordination of annual high school fair including marketing, RSVPs, set up, and break down of event.
  • Assist in creating materials (video, webpage, handouts, etc) to guide families/students through the high school placement process.
  • Support the Middle School Dean of Students in a variety of administrative tasks as needed.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3 to 5 years administrative experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Excellent command of computer skills (Mac, Google, etc).
  • Excellent time management & organizational skills.
  • A passion for working with middle school students and their families.
  • Experience working with confidential information.
  • A positive, can-do attitude to stressful situations and competing deadlines.
  • A culturally competent, engaged community member.
  • Must clear a criminal background check.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Able to use telephone and computer.
  • Able to listen/hear and communicate orally.

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 resume, letter of interest, and list of professional references to jobs@rashi.org

Benefits include dental, vision, life, short and long term disability insurance, retirement plan, and paid time off.

Social Worker

The Rashi School, the Boston Area’s Reform Jewish Independent School, serving students in grades K-8 seeks a Social Worker for the 2021-2022 school year.  The Social Worker will join a high functioning Learning Team led by an Educational Coach with extensive experience as a special educator in both public and private schools. 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct service to students considered to be tier 2 or 3
  • Student and family assessment
  • Individual counseling
  • Small group counseling
  • Family support (including home visits as needed)
  • Crisis intervention
  • Providing referral services
  • Acting as the liaison for information sharing between home, school, and collateral service providers
  • Consultation to teachers and administrators regarding evidence-based practices in the realm of mental health challenges including positive behavior supports
  • Overseeing data collection and implementation of behavior plans
  • Lead weekly counseling team meetings and participate in monthly consultations with the Consulting Psychiatrist
  • Attend grade level meetings as needed
  • Consult to the Admissions Decision Committee

Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • 3 to 5 years experience in school setting with students in grades K-8
  • Familiarity with Responsive Classroom preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to sit, stand, type, twist, bend.
  • Able to use telephone and computers.

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 resume, letter of interest, and list of professional references to jobs@rashi.org

Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability insurance, retirement plan, generous paid time off, and student tuition considerations.

Substitute School Nurse

The Rashi School is seeking a Substitute School Nurse to begin immediately.

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