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

Grade 7 Hebrew Teacher Parental Leave (Fall/Winter 2024-2025)

JOB SUMMARY

The Rashi School, Greater Boston’s Reform Jewish Independent School, serving students in grades Pre-K-8 seeks a Part-Time Hebrew Teacher to teach one Grade 7 class from September 3, 2024 to January 24, 2025. 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. 

This position pays $5,000 paid over the course of the parental leave.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach one section of Grade 7 Hebrew that meets:
    • Mondays 8:00-9:00 AM
    • Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 PM
    • Thursdays 8:00-9:00 AM
  • Attend Hebrew Department Meetings on Thursdays from 10:30AM-12:10 PM
  • Attend other coaching meetings as assigned

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.

Hebrew Teacher Parental Leave (Fall/Winter 2024-2025)

JOB SUMMARY

The Rashi School, Greater Boston’s Reform Jewish Independent School, serving students in grades Pre-K-8 seeks a Hebrew Teacher (Parental Leave) from August 26, 2024-January 24, 2025. 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. 

This position is a temporary long term substitute teaching position with compensation of $240/day and is eligible for earned sick time under Massachusetts law.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach one section of Grade 7 Hebrew.
  • Teach 2-3 sections of beginner Hebrew.
  • 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 progress reports once in December.
  • 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.

After School Staff 2024-2025

The Rashi School, Greater Boston’s Reform Jewish Independent School, serving students in grades Pre-K-8 seeks After School staff 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

After School personnel are responsible for ensuring the safety of all children in the program while interacting with students and their families, and creating an enriching, fun, and secure environment.

Working independently and as a team, After School staff work with small groups of students in various after school activities, including:

  • Creative Works Program (creative arts, building, design, etc.)
  • Organized Sports & Games 
  • Open Choice Stations
  • Homework Monitoring

After School Staff earn between $20-$25/hour depending on level of education and experience. Available shifts are either 2:45-4:30 PM (Monday-Thursday), or 2:45-6:00 PM (Monday-Thursday).

IDEAL CANDIDATES

  • Must enjoy working with school-aged children and teens.
  • Will have a positive attitude and serve as a role model to students.
  • Is creative, child-centered, responsible, and dedicated.
  • Has a background in education (preferred, but not required).
  • Has childcare experience (preferred, but not required).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Able to sit, stand, type, twist, bend.
  • Able to use telephone and computers.
  • Able to lift 10-15 lbs.

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.

Substitute School Nurse 2024-2025

JOB SUMMARY

The Rashi School, the Boston Area’s Reform Jewish Independent School, serving students in grades Pre-K-8 seeks a Substitute School Nurses for the 2024-2025 school year. Reporting to the Assistant Head of School for Academic Operations, the Substitute School Nurse is responsible for the operation of the Health Office. 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. Substitute nurses are compensated at $240/day.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assess and provide medcare to ill and injured students, faculty, and staff within scope of practice. 
  • Assist individuals with specialized health care needs.
  • Maintain confidentiality, document and notify parents/ guardians, and/or Emergency Medical Services (EMS) as necessary.
  • Remain with and give comfort to ill or injured students until released to the parent/guardian.
  • Observe and report any unusual behavioral finding or unsafe student activity to school administrators. 
  • Assume the responsibilities of a Massachusetts Mandated Reporter.
  • Administer all medications according to the MDPH, physician, and parent instructions.  
  • Maintain a clean, orderly and safe health office.  Dispose of biomedical waste and hazards according to established protocol. 
  • Maintain confidential student health records and accident reports including treatment records/logs, emergency information, immunization records, disability, allergy information, and hearing/vision screening results.
  • Receive and review new student health files.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree from an accredited nursing program.
  • Current valid MA State License as a Registered Nurse.
  • Minimum of one year of medical/clinical experience as a Registered Nurse.
  • Knowledge of state and federal health and safety regulations.
  • Current BLS/CPR/AED/ First Aid Certificate issued by an authorized agency and renewed as necessary.
  • Prior experience in school or camp serving students in Grades PK-8 is strongly preferred.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Analytical
  • 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 speak and hear to exchange information in person and on the telephone.
  • Able to visually assess student injuries and illnesses.
  • Use of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and medical equipment, perform first aid and CPR.
  • Able to sit, stand, bend, and walk for extended periods.
  • Able to push/pull a wheelchair. 
  • Able to lift 50 lbs (able to lift a middle-school aged child).

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.