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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  • Hebrew Teacher, Grades 5-8

    Hebrew Teacher, Grades 5-8

    This position is available immediately and is for the 2020-2021 School Year.

    Mission Statement: “At Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago (SSDS), 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.”

    Job Summary
    It is the responsibility of every teacher at Schechter to help our mission come to life.

    Ignite our students’ Jewish souls - At Schechter, we promote curiosity and engagement with learning and Jewish life. Our teachers’ passion creates a learning environment where students are “on fire” and eager to learn.

    Educate them to their highest potential - At Schechter, we know where our students are and we focus on individual growth for each student. Teachers facilitate learning experiences where students are actively engaged in creating meaning and making connections. We recognize that students require differentiated instruction and we collaborate to ensure we are meeting students’ needs so they can achieve their highest potential.

    Empower them to use their knowledge, skills, and creativity to enrich our world - A Schechter experience is much more than academic achievement. Teachers provide a safe and nurturing environment, develop close relationships with students and provide direct instruction in social-emotional learning. We recognize that we are shaping students as the adults they will one day become, and we take their character development and sense of responsibility for the community and the world seriously.

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

    Teaches Hebrew, utilizing course of study adopted by the school, and other appropriate learning activities.

    Provides instruction in Hebrew in the key language areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening (oral comprehension).

    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.

    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 and report cards.

    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.

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

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

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

    Demonstrates a commitment to best practice in all dimensions of effective teaching and professionalism 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.

    Qualification Requirements
    a. Bachelor’s degree in related subject from an accredited university
    b. Illinois teaching certificate is preferred but not necessary for hiring.
    c. Experience is preferred but not necessary for hiring.
    d. Hebrew proficiency.

    Application Instructions
    Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to Maris Fineberg
  • Tech Support Specialist

    This position is available immediately.

    The Tech Support Specialist is responsible for the implementation, maintenance, and repair (hardware and software) of the School’s Educational and Administrative Technology for our Northbrook and Skokie buildings.

    The Tech Support Specialist will also serve as a general resource for all departments and staff members by providing effective solutions and advice when opportunities or problems arise with regard to technology.
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:
    • Maintenance and repair of the Educational and Administrative computers.
    • Maintenance and repair of the Educational and Administrative mobile devices.
    • Maintenance and upkeep of the Educational and Administrative peripherals, such as printers, SMART Boards, projectors, Apple TV's, webcams, etc.
    • Implement and maintain new equipment as needed.
    • Help staff to become more effective users of the system.
    • Document procedures, policy decisions, etc. into a working manual.
    • Serve as resident computer expert and support all users.
    • Other tasks as assigned by the Director of Educational Technology

    Qualifications / Requirements
    • 3+ years of experience in educational technology
    • Demonstrated knowledge of technology hardware, software, and related web-based or other tools, information technology, systems management, as well as network development and management
    • Fluency and comfort with iOS, Chrome, and Macintosh operating systems
    • Fluency and proficiency with GSuite
    • Strong organizational, technical, and analytical skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
    • Detail-oriented
    • Problem solver
    • Able to work collaboratively
    • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
    Reports To: Director of Educational Technology

    Our mission:

    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.
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A partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community.

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.

Administrative Office
: 3210 Dundee Road  Northbrook, IL 60062  847.498.2100