Hannah Senesh Community Day School, a progressive, independent K-8 Jewish school in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, is hiring an Assistant Director of the Middle School to begin August 2019. The Assistant Director of the Middle School is part of the Educational Leadership Team and reports to the Director of the Middle School to lead the ongoing work in curriculum development, student learning, teacher support and supervision, and the high school exmissions process. The ideal candidate has significant teaching and leadership experience. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Sarah Kay, Middle School Director, Hannah Senesh Community Day School- email@example.com. To learn more about the school visit the website at www.hannahsenesh.org.
Lead the high school exmissions process:
Build relationships with independent and public high schools and with middle school students and families
Support families to understand different high school options, and to track the timeline and application process through workshops, info sessions, and individual meetings
Meet regularly with individual families and students to navigate school choice, applications, essays, tours, recommendations, financial aid, and other information
Coordinate test prep and test administration throughout middle school
Oversee the faculty writing of recommendations
Manage student records and transcripts for high school admissions; including middle school portfolios, review of 7th grade progress reports, and attendance
Document and analyze statistical data on high school placement
Supervise, support and evaluate middle school faculty, including:
Conducting evaluation of classroom teachers through regular observations, weekly meetings, and feedback related to teacher instruction and student learning.
Oversee the development and implementation of curriculum
Making recommendations to the Middle School Director regarding hiring, retention, and assignment of faculty
Additional Responsibilities include:
Serve on the 8th grade advisory team
1 on 1 or small group work with students as needed
Manage graduation preparation and ceremony
Coordinate middle school athletics
Coordinate 7th grade overnight trip to Washington, DC
Responsible for MS Subs: hiring, creating sublist, managing for sick days
Perform various reasonable tasks as requested by the Director of The Middle School
Master’s degree in Education or related field required
Prior New York City high school placement experience is a plus
Strong communication skills; both oral and written
Extraordinary interpersonal and organizational skills with a high level of initiative
Commitment to excellence and ability to work both independently and in a collaborative environment
A team player with a positive outlook who seeks solutions to problems
A leader whose dedication, work ethic, creativity, and high standards inspire colleagues
About Hannah Senesh Community Day School
Hannah Senesh Community Day School is a progressive, independent K-8 Jewish school in brownstone Brooklyn. We teach our students to:
SEEK MEANING. Drawing from the rich traditions of Jewish inquiry and secular scholarship, our students learn to think deeply and realize their highest academic, intellectual, and ethical potential.
BUILD COMMUNITY. Our students and families cultivate meaningful connections within the school, with Israel, and in the wider world. We share a commitment to global citizenship and social responsibility.
LEARN JOYFULLY. We approach every day with creativity, passion, and joy, and celebrate Jewish learning and life.
Our values, which are deeply rooted in Jewish teachings, guide us in all that we do at Senesh.
Kindness – Chesed
We treat each other with respect and strive to demonstrate compassion and empathy.
Openness – Elu v’Elu
We seek to understand diverse perspectives and accept those with different ideas.
Responsibility – Areivut
We take responsibility to support the well-being of others in our community and the world around us.
Perseverance – Hatmadah
We apply ourselves in all we do and earn the satisfaction of seeing thin...gs through, especially when the challenge is great.
Journey – Masa
We embrace life as a continuous journey of learning and growing.