Thank you for your interest in joining the Solomon Schechter Day School team! At Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago, we ignite our students’ Jewish souls, educate them to their highest potential, and empower them to use their knowledge, skills, and creativity to enrich our world.

We are currently welcoming applicants for the following positions to help fulfill our mission:

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  • 7th Grade Language Arts Teacher


    This position is for the 2019-2020 School Year

    Job Summary
    To create a flexible 7th grade program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; to establish effective rapport with students; to motivate students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation in accordance with each student's ability; to establish good relationships with parents and other staff members; to assist in school programs subject to the SSDS Mission which states:

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:

    - Teaches language arts to students in a classroom, utilizing course of study adopted by the Board, and other appropriate learning activities.
    - Provides instruction that meets national standards and focuses on the key areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
    - Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
    - Uses a variety of instructional strategies, such as inquiry, group discussion, lecture, discovery, etc.
    - Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
    - Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
    - Evaluates students' academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports.
    - Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss students' progress and interpret the school program.
    - Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
    - Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers.
    - Maintains professional competence through in-service and professional growth activities.
    - Collaborates with grade-level colleagues about curriculum and educational programming.
    - Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records.
    - Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day.
    - Participates in curriculum development programs as required.
    -Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
    - Demonstrates a commitment to best practice in all dimensions of effective teaching as defined by the Thoughtful Classroom framework, including: Organization, rules, and routines; positive relationships; engagement and enjoyment; a culture of thinking and learning; preparing students for new learning; presenting new learning; deepening and reinforcing learning; applying learning; and reflecting on and celebrating learning.
    - Administers group standardized tests in accordance with state testing program.

    Qualification Requirements


    - Bachelor's degree in related subject from accredited university
    - Illinois teaching certificate.
    - Experience is preferred but not necessary for hiring.

    Reports To Member of the Educational Leadership Team
    Durationfull-time
    Benefitssick leave, parental leave, medical, vision, dental, retirement plans, leave early for Shabbat, kosher food option available, Life Insurance
    Preferred ExperienceEntry Level
    Preferred DegreeBachelors
    Application Instructions
    Interested candidates should send their resume and a cover letter to traci.kranz@schechter.org
    
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  • Annual Giving Manager

    Job Summary/Description 

    Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago seeks a dynamic self-starter to help manage our development efforts with particular focus on annual giving, including campaigns, donor stewardship and cultivation. This position is an excellent opportunity to be involved in various aspects of development. 

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities 

    - Work in partnership with the Director of Advancement to implement an annual giving program for all constituencies including donor relations, prospecting, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding. 

    - Take lead responsibility for a defined donor portfolio, with a particular focus on gifts under $1,000. 

    - Coordinate lists and donor reports from our database for correspondence and analysis. 

    - Plan, execute and manage annual campaign activities and events for the following constituencies: parents, grandparents, faculty and staff, alumni, parent of alumni, and community members. These events include, but are not limited to Grandparents' Day, Golf Outing, Giving Tuesday campaign. 

    - Cultivate and manage annual campaign volunteers to partner with to achieve goals. 

    - Work with Marketing & Communications Manager to create annual giving communications including but not limited to direct mail, e-appeals, social media, annual report. 

    - Organizing annual campaign phone/email/text-a-thons one-two times annually. 

    - Track individual moves management, giving levels and response rates of appeals. 

    - Draft thank you letters and manage other correspondence with individuals associated with these appeals. 

    - Assist with stewardship plans to ensure appropriate recognition of donors at all giving levels and donor retention. 

    - Take on other projects as assigned by the Director of Advancement. 

    Experience and Qualification Requirements: 

    - Completed a college degree in a related field (for example, education, Jewish communal service, nonprofit management, or business). 

    - At least three years of professional experience in development, preferably within the Jewish community or in independent schools. 

    - Must be computer literate; knowledge of Raiser's Edge fundraising database is a plus. 

    - Possess excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, and be willing to solicit donors. 

    - Ability to work well independently and within a team. 

    - Knowledge of the Chicago Jewish community and Chicago philanthropic marketplace preferred. 

    - The Annual Giving Manager reports to the Director of Advancement and works closely and collaboratively with the Marketing & Communications Manager and the Development Assistant. 

    At Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago, we ignite our students' Jewish souls, educate them to their highest potential, and empower them to use their knowledge, skills, and creativity to enrich our world.
    Durationfull-time
    Salary RangeNot Posted
    Benefitspaid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, vision, dental, retirement plans, leave early for Shabbat, kosher food option available, Life Insurance
    Preferred Experience3 Years Experience
    Preferred DegreeBachelors
    Application Instructions
    Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to maris.fineberg@schechter.org
     
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  • Substitute Teacher: Pre-K to 8th Grade General / Judaic Studies

    Substitute Teacher: Pre-K to 8th Grade General / Judaic Studies

    Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago is looking for substitutes for our Early Childhood Center in Skokie and for our Sager K-8 School in Northbrook. Job requirements for each type of sub follow: 

    All K-8th Subs 

    To create a flexible elementary grade program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; to establish effective rapport with students; to motivate students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for lower elementary grade education in accordance with each student’s ability; to establish good relationships with parents and other staff members; to assist in school programs. 

    In addition to the essential duties and responsibilities described below: 

    Substitute teachers need to: 

    1. Direct the learning procedure in the direction of accomplishing curriculum objectives and goals as implied in the lesson plans for projects, lessons or units assigned. 

    2. Make use of instructional procedures and materials which are most suitable for attaining lesson goals. 

    3. Go through the attendance according to the procedures of the school. 

    4. Ensure an orderly and tidy classroom and keep tables and chairs well-arranged. 

    5. Adhere to all procedures, guidelines, and policies followed by regular teachers in line with recommended teaching procedure. 

    6. Ensure a sustainable relationship with parents, students, school personnel and members of the public by communicating in a confidential and polite manner. 

    General Studies: 

    Duties of this job include, but are not limited to: 

    A. Teaches reading, language arts, social studies, mathematics and science to students in a classroom, utilizing course of study adopted by the Board of Directors, and other appropriate learning activities. 

    B. Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter. 

    C. Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student. 

    D. Uses a variety of instructional strategies, such as inquiry, group discussion, lecture, discovery, etc. 

    E. Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction. 

    F. Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom. 

    G. Evaluates students’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports. 

    H. Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss students’ progress and interpret the school program. 

    I. Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems. 

    J. Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers. 

    K. Maintains professional competence through in-service and professional growth activities. 

    L. Collaborates with grade-level colleagues about curriculum and educational programming. 

    M. Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records. 

    N. Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day. 

    O. Administers group standardized tests in accordance with state testing program. 

    P. Participates in curriculum development programs as required. 

    Q. Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities. 

    R. Demonstrates a commitment to best practice in all dimensions of effective teaching as defined by the Thoughtful Classroom framework, including: Organization, rules and routines; positive relationships; engagement and enjoyment; a culture of thinking and learning; preparing students for new learning; presenting new learning; deepening and reinforcing learning; applying learning; and reflecting on and celebrating learning. 

    * Some basic Hebrew and Judaic skills are preferred. 

    Judaic Studies: 

    Duties of this job include the requirements listed above and the following core competencies: 

    • A strong knowledge of Chumash and Mishnah along with Biblical, Rabbinic, and Modern Hebrew 
    • Ability to serve as role model of Jewish engagement 
    • Personal commitment to Talmud Torah 
    Qualification Requirements for both General and Judaic Studies Substitutes 

    a. Bachelor’s degree of related subject from accredited university 
    b. Illinois teaching certificate. 
    c. Experience is preferred but not necessary for hiring. 

    ECC PreK Teachers 

    Teachers at the Ginsburg Solomon Schechter Early Childhood Center work with 2, 3, 4 or 5 year old children and create learning environments that support the social, emotional, cognitive and intellectual growth of young children. Teachers establish trusting relationships with children, parents and colleagues. Teachers support and follow the ECC’s vision and philosophy and participate in reflective practice. 

    Teachers are responsible for: 
    -Preparation of a classroom environment that supports children’s learning and growth 
    -Attention to aesthetic approach in creating the environment 
    -Creating explorations that guide the children’s learning and support the schools’s mission to educate young Jewish children 
    -Documentation of children’s learning 
    -Project work 
    -Communication with parents 
    -Maintaining a clean, well organized, fully supplied classroom 
    -Visible learning displays 
    -Attending faculty meetings and participate in professional development 
    -Implement a social-constructivist approach in the classroom 
    -Provide a joyful and safe environment for young children 

    Qualification Requirements 
    -Bachelor’s degree in early education or education from accredited university, masters degree preferred 
    -Teaching certificate 
    -Knowledge of Jewish values, holidays, Shabbat 
    -Hebrew language helpful, but not necessary 
    -Experience preferred, but not necessary 

    “At Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago, we ignite our students’ Jewish souls, educate them to their highest potential, and empower them to use their knowledge, skills, and creativity to enrich our world. “ 

    Faculty values that drive our work together: 
    • Jewish Values and Torah 
    • Professionalism 
    • Optimism 
    • Collaboration 
    • Respect 
    • Open Communication 
    • Innovation and Creativity 
    • Life-Long Learning

    Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Maris Fineberg.
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We appreciate the generous assistance provided by the Bernard Heerey Family Foundation Seventh Grade Scholarship Program for our Schechter families.  Solomon Schechter Day School accepts students and parents of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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