Kadima Day School is an inspiring place of employment, with competitive compensation and benefits packages, flexible and fair staff policies, and opportunities for professional development and personal growth.

To apply for any of the positions listed below, please email your resume and cover letter to ischwartz@kadimadayschool.org. Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the Kadima team!

Job Title: Elementary School Teacher

Reports to: K – 8 Director

Status: Full-time


As a Kadima Day School community member, we collectively work to support our mission to provide an integrated general and Judaic studies education that is comprehensive and academically challenging.  Our commitment to educational excellence and Jewish tradition teaches our students to maximize their academic, social, physical and spiritual potentials.  At Kadima, education instills a strong sense of identity, preparedness for higher education and a commitment to responsible living guided by Jewish ethics and values.

JOB SUMMARY:

An elementary school teacher at Kadima is an energetic, creative and skillful educator who is responsible for developing curriculum to enhance students’ skills and knowledge in various subjects and concepts, encourage students’ social/emotional skills and promote thoughtful student participation. This position is a full-time opportunity.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

An elementary teacher at Kadima is responsible for delivering curriculum to a classroom of students. Working within the faculty team, this instructor works to develop students’ understanding of both academic content while also fostering crucial social-emotional learning. The essential job responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Cultivate and model a respectful, safe, creative, and invigorating classroom

  • Utilize best instructional practices, methods, materials and technology

  • Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with the K-8 Director and K-8 Associate Director, and other Kadima faculty throughout all grade levels on campus to strengthen community and student experience

  • Relate to and communicate well with students, parents, administration and staff

  • Connect with and engage in student life

  • Guide and develop students to become confident and successful in their classroom experience

  • Employ effective teaching methods and student management skills; employ adequate supervision to insure student safety

  • Communicate student progress with the administration and parents

  • Teach all students as assigned

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the K-8 Director

  • Relate and communicate well with students, parents, and colleagues

Other Qualifications and Responsibilities:

  • Ability to work effectively with the Principal, Assistant Principal of Judaic Studies and other Faculty members

  • Demonstrate effective and respectful management of classroom culture

  • Exhibit enthusiasm for participating in and contributing to the life and events of the school beyond the classroom setting

  • Demonstrate ability to establish connections and rapport with children of all ages

  • Exhibit enthusiasm and commitment to the vision, mission and guiding principles of the school

  • Exhibit the ability to work as part of a team

  • Excellent communications, team-building and collaborative skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work with differentiated abilities and employ teaching methods

  • Demonstrate adaptability and willingness to learn

Job Qualifications:

  • 2-5 years’ experience with teaching/working with children in a school setting

  • B.A. or Master’s Degree in education or related field

  • Able to pass state and federal background checks

  • Clear TB and criminal background check upon hire

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a school employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions.  Reasonable accommodation may be requested to enable individuals to perform the essential responsibilities of the job:

  • Ability to sit, stand, move, communicate, hear and read during the course of normal teaching activities

  • Able to think and concentrate for sustained periods of time, and to perform teaching responsibilities with patience and professionalism required to effectively work with children

  • In-person attendance necessary to perform essential job functions in the classroom

  • Normal exposure to interior heat/air conditioning and interior dust

  • May be exposed to childhood illnesses