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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.

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Communications Manager Job Post

The Rashi School, the Boston Area’s Reform Jewish independent school for kindergarten through 8th grade, offers an academically challenging education to its 272 students in an environment infused with Jewish values. Encouraging questions and open conversations, Rashi’s joyful approach to learning helps children engage with the world and become their best selves.

 

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Admissions, the Communications Manager is responsible for a broad range of communications and marketing duties including managing the school’s website, email marketing, social media, and print communications such as collateral, event flyers, and in-school materials. Partnering with the Development team, Business office, Division Heads, faculty, students and parents, the Communications Manager builds and maintains strong relationships across the School, and participates in a culture of information-sharing among Rashi’s varied constituents. Enlisting the talents and voices of students, faculty, parents, and alumni, the Communications Manager brings Rashi stories to broad audiences in a timely and meaningful way. 

 

Position Responsibilities Include:

  • Communications strategy and execution: Drafting, designing and distributing print and electronic communications for Rashi’s audiences (parents, alumni, donors, prospects, Jewish community, etc.) including managing the weekly parent e-newsletter, the Annual Report and admissions and marketing pieces, and other communications as needed.
  • Website management: Keeping Rashi’s website current and compelling and making recommendations to move the site forward. 
  • Social media marketing: Creating, managing and growing Rashi’s presence through Instagram, Facebook, blogs and other strategically relevant channels.
  • Public relations: Crafting powerful pitches to local media.
  • Digital Asset Management: creating, editing and managing videography/photography, including working with outside vendors. 
  • Advertising: Designing occasional ads and managing media buys (including social) and placement.
  • Analytics: Using Google Analytics and other feedback/measurement tools (such as Survey Monkey) to provide reports on metrics and continually find ways to improve through testing and new initiatives.
  • KEY RELATIONSHIPS include Head of School, senior staff, faculty, Development office, Business office, technology coordinator, parent organization, parent body

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications or similar.
  • Minimum of 3 years professional experience in a similar role.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and capable of managing a range of responsibilities while maintaining a friendly, positive attitude.
  • Superb verbal and written communication skills, including short-form and long-form content. 
  • The ability to find and tell stories in a compelling way and determine the best ways to use them.
  • A strong visual sense and an eye for design.
  • Experience with video and photography.
  • Outgoing personality and ability to work well with many types of people.
  • Demonstrated examples of work where versatility, resourcefulness, innovation and problem-solving skills influenced the outcome.
  • Demonstrated experience managing and maintaining a professional website.
  • Fluency in a broad array of technology, including:
    • Adobe Creative Cloud (e.g., Photoshop, In Design, Illustrator) and/or other design software such as Canva
    • E-mail marketing tools such as Constant Contact
    • Survey tools such as SurveyMonkey
    • WordPress content management system
    • Web and social media analytics
  • Knowledge of Judaism, the Boston Jewish community, and the Reform movement is a plus.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to sit, type, twist, bend, use telephone and computers.
  • Able to lift 10-15 lbs. to move and set up photography equipment.

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 ifrey@rashi.org.

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

Fitness and Health 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 Fitness and Health Teacher to fill a parental leave from March 7, 2022-June 10, 2022. 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. This position is a long-term substitute teaching position with a rate of $240/day. There may be additional coaching opportunities as well. 

 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Teach Fitness and Health classes to grades K-5  2-3 times per week.
  • Teach 4 fitness electives to Grades 6-8 each week
  • Monitor and manage school-owned fitness and health equipment. 
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior to provide an orderly, productive learning environment. 
  • Communicate with parents on student progress as needed.  
  • 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 Director of Athletics or Assistant Head of School

 

Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in physical education or related field is required.  Master’s degree preferred.  
  • Experience in a school setting (K-8) is preferred. 

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to sit, stand, reach, and type.
  • Able to listen/hear and communicate orally.
  • Able to use telephone and computers.
  • Able to model exercises done in class
  • Able to lead drills and participate in games with students

 

How to apply

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and professional references to jobs@rashi.org.

 

Full time regular benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and long term disability insurance, plus retirement plan match, generous paid time off, and student tuition considerations.  

 

About The Rashi School:  

The Rashi School is the Boston area’s Reform Jewish independent school serving students in grades K–8.  Located in Dedham, Massachusetts, the mission of The Rashi School is 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.

Middle School Building Substitute Teacher Job Posting

Job Title:                                  Middle School Building Substitute Teacher

 

Exempt/Non-exempt:               non-exempt

 

Full/Part Time (schedule):         Part time (5hrs a day, M-F, between 7:45 and 3:00pm)

 

Benefits Eligibility:                    Part-time benefits eligible

 

Reports to:                               Head of Middle School

 

Job Summary

The Rashi School, the Boston Area’s Reform Jewish Independent School, serving students in grades K-8 seeks a Middle School Building Sub 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 Middle School Building Sub provides support to Grade 6 to Grade 8 classrooms daily. 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 an hourly position with a pay of $20/hr.

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.
  • Provide student supervision on the playground, during mask breaks, recess, and lunch as assigned.
  • Participate in Kabbalat Shabbat (worship services), and other events, assemblies, and celebrations.
  • If subbing, clean teaching area at the end of the period. Put all equipment and materials away.
  • Attend meetings as directed by the Head of Middle School.
  • Provide short and long-term substitute teacher coverage for Middle 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 Head of Middle 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, cover letter and list of 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.

Substitute School Nurse

The Rashi School is seeking a Substitute School Nurse to begin immediately.
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Facilities Maintenance Worker Job Post

Job Title: Facilities Maintenance Worker

Type of Position:          Full-time, salary commensurate with experience and education

Reports To: Director of Facilities 

Ideal Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:15 am to 3:15 pm, occasional overtime on weekends and evenings depending on building occupancy, special projects, and inclement weather.

Summary:

The role of the Facilities Maintenance Worker is to provide students, faculty, staff and visitors with a safe, attractive, comfortable, and clean facility in which to learn, play, and develop.  Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the Maintenance Worker performs a variety of tasks related to the care and maintenance of the School building and grounds including; cleaning, repairing, maintaining, identifying issues, collaborating with contractors, and communicating with the Director of Facilities.

Duties and Responsibilities include:  

  • Clean and sanitize areas of the school as assigned (i.e., classrooms, halls, offices, rest rooms, cafeteria, kitchen, gymnasium, etc.).
  • Sweep, vacuum, scrub, mop, wax, polish and buff floors, wash windows, clean white boards and walls, paint, replace light bulbs, perform minor repairs, etc.  
  • Sweep walks and entrances, pick up debris on the grounds, clean drains, gutters, and roof.
  • Perform routine grounds keeping duties such as grass cutting, tree and shrub trimming.  
  • Respond to special requests for maintenance as assigned.
  • Set up, take down, and move furniture, shelving and partitions as assigned.
  • Identify, report and rectify safety hazards.
  • Lock doors and windows, turn out lights, and secure building as assigned.
  • Monitor exit doors during hours of occupancy ensuring panic bars are functioning properly. 
  • Requisition custodial supplies and equipment as necessary.  
  • Maintain inventory records of supplies and equipment. 
  • Coordinate the shipping and receiving of school supplies. 
  • Participate in school in-service programs as assigned.
  • Act as a friendly ambassador for The Rashi School.
  • Perform specific projects and maintenance tasks as directed by the Director of Facilities or School Administrators.
  • Occasional nights and weekends for snow removal, and/or evening/weekend events coverage.

 

Position Requirement (Knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for the position):

  • High School or Trade School Diploma or equivalent is required.  Degree in Facilities Management preferred.      
  • Ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with supervisors, students, parents, and staff. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions with limited supervision.
  • Ability to use commercial cleaning solutions, equipment, and machinery. 
  • Strong mechanical ability.  
  • Knowledge of basic carpentry, painting and electrical work. Experience repairing and adjusting structures and equipment using these skills.
  • Knowledge of security systems (i.e. electronic and key locks).
  • Knowledge of OSHA, MassDEP and other safety standards.  Training offered and required by The Rashi School.
  • Knowledge of requirements for maintaining clean and safe school buildings.
  • Familiarity with handling and disposal of hazardous materials.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Maintain a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality when dealing with students and employees.  

Physical requirements include:

  • Ability to lift, push and pull up to 50 lbs., occasionally up to 100 lbs.
  • Ability to climb ladders, to stretch and bend.  
  • Possible exposure to bodily fluids.  PPE provided.

Required Certificates, Licenses and other documentation:

  • Suitable Massachusetts CORI and FBI fingerprinting national background check
  • Blood borne Pathogen Training (company provided)
  • OSHA’s Right to Know (company provided)
  • Lockout Tag Out (company provided)
  • Ongoing Health and Safety training (company provided)

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