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

Lower School Permanent Substitute Teacher (Fall 2024)

JOB SUMMARY:

The Rashi School, Greater Boston’s Reform Jewish Independent School, serving students in grades Pre-K-8 seeks a Lower School (PK-5) Permanent Sub for the 2024-2025 school year. 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 empowered learners, change agents, global Jewish citizens, and good friends. 

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 and our core values for our students and are eager to support Rashi in fulfilling its mission. 

This is a full-time position with a first year salary of $32,750. 

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

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 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.

 

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.

Middle School Social Studies Teacher (Fall 2024)

JOB SUMMARY

The Rashi School, the Boston Area’s Reform Jewish Independent School, serving students in grades Pre-K-8, seeks a Middle School Social Studies Teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. Reporting to the Assistant Head of School for Academic Strategy, the Middle School Social Studies Teacher will join a high functioning and collaborative Middle School Humanities Team. 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 empowered learners, change agents, global Jewish citizens, and good friends. 

Rashi’s Middle School seeks to promote students’ academic, social, and emotional growth by nurturing an environment that promotes risk taking, flexibility, adaptability, empathy, and resilience. We are looking for educators with a history of positive, caring student-teacher interactions, rich content expertise, and student-centered approaches to join a team of exceptional faculty who utilize a strength based approach to empower students to be their best selves in and out of the classroom. We seek to employ faculty and staff with diverse backgrounds who model our core values (respect, learning, community, spirit, and justice) for our students and are eager to support Rashi in fulfilling its mission.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Cultivate and maintain a healthy and trusting learning environment, encouraging and nurturing relationships with students.
  • Teach four year-long Middle School Social Studies sections, centered around essential questions and grade level themes, that connect to other disciplines, and develop chronological and geographical reasoning, economical systems, reasoning, perspective taking, and analytical thinking.
  • Guide students in their social-emotional development and in their ability to establish positive and rewarding relationships.
  • Lead a Middle School Advisory and participate in all areas of Middle School life.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, the Middle School Learning Specialist, the Middle School Dean of Students, the Head of Middle School, and other relevant staff to support and challenge all learners.
  • Communicate with families in positive and professional ways including email, phone calls, meetings and parent-teacher conferences.
  • Write progress reports.
  • Meaningfully integrate technologies into the classroom.
  • Attend relevant meetings during the school day and faculty meetings on Wednesdays after school.
  • Share duties (recess, lunch, etc.) and participate in other aspects of school life set by the Assistant Heads of School.

QUALIFICATIONS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field required. Master’s degree in History and/or Education or related fields preferred
  • 3 to 5 years experience teaching in a Humanities discipline, preferably with middle school students

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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

TO APPLY

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and 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 varied 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.

Director of Finance and Operations (Fall 2024)

Employment Status: Full time/Exempt

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Reports to: Head of School 

Work Schedule: Permanent/12 month

JOB SUMMARY

The Rashi School is Greater Boston’s Reform Jewish independent school for Grades PK-8. Located in Dedham, Mass., Rashi provides transformative educational opportunities that inspire students to be empowered and engaged learners, embrace their Jewish identities, and grow up to be leaders and changemakers who make our communities—and our world—a better place.

Led by outstanding faculty within a joyful and supportive environment, Rashi seamlessly integrates humanities, STEAM, Jewish studies, and a signature social justice curriculum. Their unique approach affords students a meaningful, multidimensional education that builds an enduring foundation for academic success and a fulfilling, purpose-driven life.

Rashi is an inclusive, family school that fosters a sense of belonging. Its educators, students and parents come together to form a warm, welcoming community united around the goal of providing students the best education possible. 

Reporting to the Head of School (Head), the Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) manages a team of professionals and support staff tasked with financial reporting, budgeting, planning, purchasing, collections, legal compliance, technology infrastructure, risk management and human resources management. 

The position requires close collaboration with the Head of School, Administrative Council, faculty, students, staff, parents, and the Board of Trustees to conduct the present and shape the future of Greater Boston’s remarkable PK-8 Jewish Independent School.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The DFO is one of the Head’s closest partners. Provide organizational leadership and collaborate on planning, resource allocation, and operational matters to support the mission and objectives of the school.
  • The DFO is the go to person in the school on all financial related matters both macro and micro.  They must have the ability to analyze the income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement of the organization, synthesize it, and provide strategic and operational advice to the HOS and Board.  They must think as a fiduciary and give advice that incorporates the reality of the financials with a margin of safety. 
  • Serve as a strategic advisor and functional expert to the senior team regarding matters of operational growth and the underlying financial strategy and as a member of committees of the Board of Trustees, such as Budget and Finance, Audit, and Investment.
  • Manage the school’s risk, safeguarding the assets of the school including security of all types.
  • Provide advice and counsel to the Head of School on matters of importance for the school’s health and sustainability regarding human resources, operations, physical plant, technology, financial resource management and risk management.
  • Partner with members of the senior team to enable a culture of learning and support for all staff through professional development, opportunities for on-the-job training, learning/stretch assignments. Lead, supervise and articulate all business and financial activities.
  • Provide leadership and participate in the development and management of the annual operating budget, with an inclusive and comprehensive budgeting process.
  • Employ financial analysis and multifaceted modeling to produce strategic financial planning, including sensitivity/scenario analysis, long-range budgets, cash flow management, quarterly and annual financial statements, commentary and forecasting for the Head of School, senior team, Board of Trustees and others.
  • Collaborate with admissions to develop and administer pathways of affordability to lead the school’s annual financial aid program.
  • Leadership in the task forces on capital improvements and projects requiring significant investment.
  • Oversight of all areas of risk management. Maintain appropriate levels of insurance to protect the property and the potential liabilities of the School. Ensure compliance with all fiduciary and regulatory obligations concerning the school’s financial position and holdings.
  • Primary relationship with auditors, legal counsel, insurance broker, bank and investment institutions.

QUALIFICATIONS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Demonstrated capabilities in finance, accounting, human resources and operations in complex organizations with multiple departments and multimillion dollar operating budgets.
  • Ability to develop, implement, manage and garner support for business systems and processes that support the goals of the school.
  • Strategic thinking that drives organization efforts.
  • Ability to deliver on ambitious goals and benchmarks.
  • Exceptional listening, verbal, written, presentation skills with a trust-building focus and ability to lead collaboratively and through delegation.
  • Curious, creative and energetic.
  • Experience in a broad range of financial and investment matters.
  • Mastery of generally accepted accounting principles and non-profit finances a plus.
  • Proficiency with applicable technology, including Microsoft Office and large scale multi-modular databases.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required. Relevant advanced degrees desirable.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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

TO APPLY

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and 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 varied 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.

Director of Admission and Enrollment (Fall 2024)

JOB SUMMARY

The Rashi School seeks an engaging, resourceful, strategic minded and collaborative Director of Admission and Enrollment. Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Admission and Enrollment is a member of the senior leadership team and plays a critical role in shaping the school’s future by recruiting, enrolling and retaining a diverse and talented student body, who will benefit from the school’s unique culture and programming and who will contribute to the school community. The Director ensures the long-term health of Rashi’s student body and broader alumni/ae base by coordinating the tracking of prospective students from applicant to enrollment and beyond (admission), the analysis of data that affect enrollment (research) and the marketing efforts to attract new families to the school. The Director will develop and implement strategic enrollment initiatives, manage the admission process, oversee communications, and collaborate with various stakeholders to ensure Rashi’s growth and success.

Rashi’s Director of Admission and Enrollment must effectively articulate the school’s mission and programs to prospective students and parents, educators/administrators, clergy and synagogue administrators, independent educational consultants, and colleagues at partner organizations. To do so requires the development of deep knowledge of the Greater Boston market in general and the Jewish Community in particular.

TO APPLY

Please read the full position statement, description, and list of responsibilities provided here. All interested candidates should send materials to Chris Boyle, Consultant at Carney, Sandoe & Associates, at chris.boyle@carneysandoe.com.

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 varied 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.

School Social Worker (Fall 2024)

JOB SUMMARY

The Rashi School, Greater Boston’s Reform Jewish Independent School, serving students in grades Pre-K-8 seeks a School Social Worker for the 2024-2025 school year. The School Social Worker will join a high functioning and highly collaborative Learning Team led by the Director of Student Support. 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 empowered learners, change agents, global Jewish citizens, and good friends. 

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 and our core values for our students and are eager to support Rashi in fulfilling its mission. 

Rashi’s Middle School seeks to promote students’ academic, social, and emotional growth by nurturing an environment that promotes risk taking, flexibility, adaptability, empathy, and resilience. We are looking for educators with a history of positive, caring student-teacher interactions, rich content expertise, and student-centered approaches to join a team of exceptional faculty who utilize a strength based approach to empower students to be their best selves in and out of the classroom. We seek to employ faculty and staff with diverse backgrounds who model our core values (respect, learning, community, spirit, and justice) for our students and are eager to support Rashi in fulfilling its mission.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide direct tier 2 and tier 3 support to students with social-emotional challenges, including individual counseling and small group counseling
  • Conduct student and family assessments to identify students’ social, emotional, and behavioral needs
  • Offer family/caregiver support (including home visits as needed)
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed to ensure the safety and well-being of students and staff
  • Provide referral services to students and families seeking therapeutic support in the community
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration between families, school, and collateral service providers
  • Consult with teachers and administrators regarding evidence-based practices in the realm of mental health challenges, including but not limited to positive behavior supports
  • Oversee data collection and implementation of behavior plans
  • Lead monthly consultations with the Consulting Psychiatrist and Student Support team
  • Attend grade level meetings as needed
  • Consult to the Admissions Decision Committee

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • 3 to 5 years experience in school setting with students in grades PK-8
  • Familiarity with Responsive Classroom, Second Step, and Social Thinking preferred

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

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

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and 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 varied 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.

Hebrew Teacher (Fall 2024)

JOB SUMMARY

The Rashi School, the Boston Area’s Reform Jewish Independent School, serving students in grades Pre-K-8, seeks a Hebrew Teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. Reporting to the Hebrew/Spanish Department Chair, the Hebrew Teacher will teach 4 sections of Hebrew in Grades 2-7.  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 empowered learners, change agents, global Jewish citizens, and good friends. 

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. 

Rashi’s Middle School seeks to promote students’ academic, social, and emotional growth by nurturing an environment that promotes risk taking, flexibility, adaptability, empathy, and resilience. We are looking for educators with a history of positive, caring student-teacher interactions, rich content expertise, and student-centered approaches to join a team of exceptional faculty who utilize a strength based approach to empower students to be their best selves in and out of the classroom. We seek to employ faculty and staff with diverse backgrounds who model our core values (respect, learning, community, spirit, and justice) for our students and are eager to support Rashi in fulfilling its mission. 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach 4 sections of Hebrew in Grades 2-7
  • Teach and support the acquisition of modern Hebrew reading and writing skills, which allow students to have a meaningful relationship with Jewish and Israeli culture.
  • Develop and implement tasks and activities that support students’ acquisition of Hebrew and 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.
  • Collaborate with other faculty to teach students about Jewish holidays and plan and implement celebrations for grade levels and the full school.
  • Participate in weekly planning meetings with the Department Chair.
  • Attend grade level meetings as assigned by the Division Director.
  • Share duties (recess, lunch, etc.) set by the Assistant Head of School for Academic Operations.
  • 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 Chair and/or Head of School.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum 3 years teaching experience.
  • Fluent in modern Hebrew.
  • Prior experience with the Proficiency Approach preferred

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

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

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and 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 varied 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.

Song Leader (Fall 2024)

JOB SUMMARY

The Rashi School, Greater Boston’s Reform Jewish Independent School, serving students in grades Pre-K-8 seeks a Song Leader for the 2024-2025 school year. 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 empowered learners, change agents, global Jewish citizens, and good friends. 

We seek a collaborative and dynamic song leader to advance the work of Jewish education for the school, namely to help students develop a deep and lifelong love of Judaism and Israel, and a sense of pride in their identities as Jews. This individual would work closely with the service leaders to create warm, uplifting and joyful student worship experiences.

We seek candidates who are well versed in Reform Jewish practice and/or comfortable in a liberal Jewish environment where students will come from a diverse spectrum of Jewish practice. Candidates must be experienced song leaders who play the guitar, who are familiar with and/or capable of learning our current repertoire. Candidates should also remain current on new Jewish music and melodies so that they can help us expand our collection of music as well.

This is a part-time position for $50-$60/hour.  Worship happens on Mondays and Thursdays between 8:15-1:20 PM and on Fridays between 2:00-3:00 PM. There is a possibility of an additional 30 minutes on Monday to teach music to our Pre-K students. Ideal candidates who can be at Rashi for all of those times, but we can be flexible for the right candidate.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and 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 varied 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.

Middle School Learning Specialist (Fall 2024)

JOB SUMMARY

The Rashi School, the Boston Area’s Reform Jewish Independent School, serving students in grades Pre-K-8 seeks a Middle School Learning Specialist for the 2024-2025 school year. Reporting to the Director of Student Support, the Middle School Learning Specialist will join a high functioning Learning Team that works collaboratively with faculty to support and challenge all learners. 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 empowered learners, change agents, global Jewish citizens, and good friends. 

Rashi’s Middle School seeks to promote students’ academic, social, and emotional growth by nurturing an environment that promotes risk taking, flexibility, adaptability, empathy and resilience. We are looking for educators with a history of positive, caring student-teacher interactions, rich content expertise, and student-centered approaches to join a team of exceptional faculty who utilize a strength based approach to empower students to be their best selves in and out of the classroom. We seek to employ faculty and staff with diverse backgrounds who model our core values (respect, learning, community, spirit and justice) for our students and are eager to support Rashi in fulfilling its mission.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach Organizational Skills (academic support classes with a focus on executive functioning as well as a time to provide individual support and small group academic support) for Middle School Students.
  • Work with students, as needed, during lunch, recess, and study hall.
  • Meet with Middle School teachers to provide consultation in order to ensure proper accommodations and modifications.
  • Lead weekly Grade Level Meetings to discuss students. 
  • Collect data and present at Learning Team meetings.
  • Attend IEP and 504 meetings and advocate for Rashi students at their local public schools.
  • Review educational testing and make recommendations for accommodations.
  • Proctor an accommodation room during ERB standardized testing.
  • Communicate with parents about student progress.
  • Participate in all areas of Middle School life.
  • Participate in Parent-Teacher Conferences.
  • Attend weekly faculty meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters degree in Education, focus on Special Education.
  • 3-5 years teaching experience as a learning specialist or special educator, preferably at the middle school level.
  • Experience working with students who have language-based learning disabilities and/or weak executive functioning skills.
  • Strong background in differentiating curriculum and assistive technology.
  • Passion for advocating for students.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

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

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and 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 varied 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.