CAREERS

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.

 

Hebrew Teacher Job Post

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. Teachers create lesson plans, conduct interactive lessons, assign homework, prepare assessments, and evaluate students formatively and summatively to support the above goals. Additionally, they collaborate with other members of the Hebrew Department to develop thematic curricula, related to Israeli and Jewish culture and holidays, that align with best practices in Second Language Acquisition. The teacher communicates frequently and actively with student families, specialists, and department heads regarding the educational, behavioral, and social development of each student.

Position Responsibilities

  • Teach and support the acquisition of Hebrew reading and writing skills, which allow students to have a meaningful relationship with religious Jewish texts, recite Jewish prayers in Hebrew, and prepare them for Bar/Bat Mitzvah (religious ceremonies).
  • Develop and implement tasks and activities that support students’ acquisition of Hebrew and Jewish-Israeli culture.
  • Prepare materials and classroom spaces for class activities
  • Utilize a variety of instructional formats, including whole group small group, partner, and independent work
  • Provide differentiated instruction to students to meet varying needs and interests. Create and implement structures and routines that support student learning.
  • Observe, evaluate, and support student performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students, focusing on Hebrew language acquisition and a strong Jewish identity.
  • Provide feedback on student work.
  • Collaborate with other department members to develop curricula.
  • Prepare, administer, and grade assessments and assignments to evaluate students’ progress.
  • Participate in weekly planning meetings with the Department Chair.
  • Collaborate with other faculty to teach students about Jewish holidays and plan and implement celebrations for grade levels and the full school.
  • Attend grade level meetings with the Division Director.
  • Share duties (recess, lunch, etc.) set by the Assistant Head of School.
  • Participate in Tefillah (prayer) and Kabbalat Shabbat (Friday afternoon religious services).
  • Lead parent/teacher conferences.
  • Communicate with parents.
  • Prepare report cards twice annually.
  • Attend weekly faculty meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Department Head and/or Head of School.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum 3 years teaching experience.
  • Fluent in Modern Hebrew.

Physical Requirements

  • Able to sit, type, twist, bend, use telephone and computers, communicate orally and in writing.

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.

Part Time HR Generalist

Part Time Human Resources Generalist

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Operations, the Human Resources Specialist manages all aspects of HR including talent acquisition, onboarding, off boarding, personnel record keeping, compensation & benefits planning, payroll processing, benefits administration, employee relations, employment law compliance, and some risk management in support of approximately 85 employees. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated the ability to thrive in a hands-on environment as a department of one, but will also possess strategic vision to help guide the organization with best practices.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE

Employment Practices & Compliance

  • Provide the highest level of service to employees and managers, including act as a resource regarding HR practices, policies, benefits and payroll.
  • Create and maintain Rashi HR intranet portal.
  • Ensure compliance with and maintain up-to-date knowledge of all HR related federal and state legal requirements.
  • Develop and maintain personnel policies and procedures, employee handbook, employment forms, labor law posters, and recommend changes to the Head of School and Director of Finance and Operations. 
  • Maintain accurate and secure personnel records and ensure proper documentation.
  • Coordinate and communicate with legal counsel, insurance agents and brokers on employee benefit, compliance updates and laws, and complex employee relations issues.
  • Gather data, analyze and prepare annual filings related to Affordable Care Act, Medicare and other reporting as needed. 
  • Administer attendance tracking, FMLA and MMLA leaves, EEO records, unemployment claims, COBRA filings, HIPAA compliance, disability claims, hiring and termination processing, and other routine functions.
  • Provide coaching to supervisors on employee relations issues, disciplinary actions, and separations. 
  • Conduct and coordinate investigations (i.e., whistleblower, harassment, ethics violations, etc.)

 

Talent Acquisition and On and Off-boarding

  • Manage recruitment process including develop job descriptions, post openings, track applicants, and screen candidates.
  • Guide hiring managers through the recruitment and selection process including best practices for interviewing and reference checking, and offer negotiations.  
  • Prepare employment agreements and offer letters for new and returning personnel.
  • Manage criminal background check process for all employees, contractors, and volunteers.
  • Coordinate annual new hire orientation program.

Payroll and Benefits

  • Process semi-monthly payroll via third party payroll platform (ADP Workforcenow).  
  • Process employee benefits enrollments and changes.   Reconcile monthly billing statements.
  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Finance and Operations to budget, research and choose/renew employee benefit plans.
  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Finance and Operations to research, develop and interpret Rashi compensation plan.
  • Manage annual employee benefits open enrollment communications, notifications, and processing.
  • Coordinate workers compensation, Massachusetts PFML, disability, and unemployment claims.
  • Manage employee wellness programs including annual flu vaccination clinics, EAP awareness and usage, financial literacy.
  • Manage the employee separation process for both voluntary and involuntary terminations.
  • Conduct employee exit interviews to solicit feedback and ensure employee has all necessary information upon departure.

 

Other duties as assigned by the Head of School and/or their designee.

QUALIFICATIONS 

The ideal candidate is a highly self-motivated individual who is passionate about Rashi’s mission and values and possesses professional HR experience or transferable skills in education, communication, and/or compliance.  Other qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five or more years of increasingly responsible human resources and/or benefits experience. 
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Products including spreadsheets and tracking systems.
  • Professional Human Resources Certification (PHR) and/ or SHRM-CP preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels in the organization.
  • Working knowledge of human resource principles, procedures, and practices.
  • Ability to effectively deal with multiple priorities, functions, and activities.
  • Working knowledge and skill of business software databases, HRIS, and payroll systems.
  • ADP Workforcenow/Veracross experience preferred.
  • Prior experience working in a school environment is a plus.

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to sit, stand, type, twist, bend.
  • Able to use telephone and computers.
  • Generally, works in standard office conditions and climate.
  • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.

 

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, 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, generous paid time off, and student tuition considerations.

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.

Substitute School Nurse

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