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

Lower School Permanent Sub

Job Title: Lower School Permanent Sub

Exempt/Non-exempt:  Non-exempt

Full/Part Time (schedule): Full time (M-F, 7:45 AM to 3:15 PM), plus 3:15-4:30 PM 2-3 days/month

Benefits Eligibility:  Full benefits eligible

Reports to:  Assistant Head of School

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.

RESPONSIBLITIES

  • 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 lb.

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

    After School Teacher (Early Childhood)

    JOB SUMMARY:

    The Rashi School seeks a dynamic and child-centered early childhood educator to join our After School program. We seek to employ faculty and staff with diverse backgrounds who are eager to support Rashi in fulfilling its mission. 

    Reporting to the Director of After School Programming, The After School Teacher will support students, primarily in grades Prek-1, in Rashi’s After School Program.

    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 an hourly position from 2:30 PM-6:00 PM Monday-Thursday (14 hours/week). There may be additional substitute teaching hours available during the school day from time to time. 

    RESPONSIBLITIES

    • Create a warm, safe, and nurturing environment for all students
    • Help ensure a safe and orderly arrival and dismissal process 
    • 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 after school program or camp setting is preferred 

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

      Lower School Assistant Teachers 2022-2023

      JOB SUMMARY:

      The Rashi School seeks a collaborative and dynamic educator to join our Lower School as an assistant teacher 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 Assistant Teacher works as part of a grade level team with two Lead Teachers in managing daily classroom tasks and activities.  At the request of the Lead Teachers, the Assistant Teacher provides guidance to students to enhance and facilitate learning in a variety of subjects including math, social studies, reading, science, and Jewish Studies to inspire and challenge all learners. 

      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.

      The salary for first year assistant teachers is $27,360. Assistant teachers also participate in all professional development opportunities offered by the school.

      RESPONSIBLITIES

      • Work directly with students as directed by the Lead Teachers (e.g. working with an individual student or small group, conferencing, etc.) to inspire and challenge all learners. 
      • Assist the Lead Teachers in ensuring that all students are receiving appropriate accommodations.
      • Assist the Lead Teachers during transition times to and from specialists.
      • Demonstrate leadership under the direction of the Lead Teachers–i.e., taking charge of a classroom when a Lead Teacher is absent, developing some areas of the curriculum for specific groups of students, Creating activities for morning meetings
      • Participate in weekly planning meetings with the Lead Teachers.
      • Attend grade level meetings with the Division Director. and/or Learning Specialists.
      • Assist the Lead Teachers in classroom set-up.
      • Share duties (recess, lunch, etc.) set by the Assistant Head of School.
      • Participate in Tefillah, Kabbalat Shabbat (worship services), and other holiday celebrations.
      • Participate in Parent-Teacher Conferences.
      • Support the Lead Teachers with the writing and proofreading of report cards. 
      • Assist the Lead Teacher with other responsibilities such as photocopying, lesson preparation and set-up, maintaining bulletin boards, correcting student work, etc.  
      • Supervise After School Study Hall (3:15-4:30 PM) on a rotating basis approximately 2-3 times per month

      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

      QUALIFICATIONS 

      • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field required.  
      • Prior experience working with elementary school students

      Specific responsibilities will be influenced by the Assistant Teacher’s previous teaching experiences, skills, and knowledge.    

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

        Rashi Pilot Pre-Kindergarten Roles

        The Rashi School seeks caring, engaging, joyfully Jewish early childhood educators to partner in piloting a new program – Pre-Kindergarten. Join us if you are excited by the opportunity to build on Rashi’s decades of experience in knowing and appreciating the whole child, nurturing their innate curiosity, guiding the development of their intellect, identity, and love for Judaism, and setting children on a strong trajectory for life.

        The educators who make up this team will be engaged, entrepreneurial individuals who thrive in a collaborative environment and desire to grow their skill as educators as they develop a uniquely Rashi start to a child’s school experience.

        Director and/or Lead, and Assistant teacher positions for qualified educators who are college graduates with requisite certifications. These are full time positions with competitive salaries for commensurate experience and benefits.

        To express your interest, please email jobs@rashi.org with a note indicating the role you believe you would be well suited for and explaining your interest.

        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.