Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School! Please click on any of the following job titles to view the full job description. To apply for these positions, please send a cover letter and resume to employment@bernardzell.org.

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER

Substitute Teacher

Bernard Zell is an independent Jewish day school for the 21st century where academic purpose, collaborative learning, and deep commitment to humanity develop engaged, confident learners and compassionate leaders for a stronger, more vibrant community and world. A pluralistic community day school, Bernard Zell welcomes students and families of varied religious beliefs and observance. The school combines Jewish learning and tradition with the best of innovative educational practice in a challenging and nurturing learning environment.

Job Summary and Scope of Responsibility:

Bernard Zell seeks an experienced, creative, and passionate substitute educator to instill knowledge and love for learning through both academic and social-emotional learning. Qualified candidates will be able to work collaboratively across grades and disciplines with a team of exceptional faculty & staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·  Carry out lesson plan instructions from the classroom teacher, and/or create lesson plans in absence of a prepared lesson; ensure all material is covered.

·  Communicates with the absent teacher at the end of the day thru written communication about what was accomplished that day (were the lessons covered, how did the day go, be as specific as possible)

·  Create and maintain a discipline and classroom control that fosters a safe and productive learning environment in accordance with school policies.

·  Create and maintain a climate of respect and fairness for all students.

·  Observe and assess student performance.

·  Participate in teacher training sessions and other professional development as necessary.


·  Support and contribute to curriculum development to enhance the program.


·   Fulfill all teacher duties and responsibilities as outlined in the Bernard Zell Faculty Handbook.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

·  Bachelor’s degree in education preferred.  

Experience:

·  Minimum of one (1) year school teaching experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

·  Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and administration to support and extend the objectives of
the curriculum.

·  Appreciation of a diverse, pluralistic Jewish community.

·  Ability to embrace technology and new ways of extending students' learning and creative capacities;
knowledge of interactive whiteboard technology, iPads and Chromebooks.

·  Experience providing a nurturing, creative, and inclusive environment for students and to create a strong
classroom community.

·  Excellent communication and organizational skills.

How to apply: Email a copy of your resume and cover letter to employment@bernardzell.org.

BZ Beyond After School Assistant

Bernard Zell seeks a thoughtful, detail-oriented, mature and responsible individual to fulfill the
afternoon role as part-time BZ Beyond Associate. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, be exceptionally collaborative and collegial, and share a great enthusiasm for children and their learning in this independent Jewish day school. Responsible for the positive growth of children of age’s nursery to 8th grade.

  • Plan and facilitate afternoon activities and homework help
  • Be responsible for the safety and supervision of a group of children
  • Mentor and role model Bernard Zell’s mission
  • Communicate regularly with BZ Beyond Student Activities Coordinator
  • Take care of housekeeping, including but not limited to, set-up and clean-up of BZ Beyond classrooms

Education: High School Diploma or higher

Experience:

  • Teaching and supervisory experience necessary. Deep knowledge about child development and developmentally appropriate practice.
  • Knowledge and mastery of the most up to date practices and pedagogies and a willingness to learn and grow as an educator.

Work Times: Dates and Hours of Employment:

Monday-Thursday, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., Friday 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Flexible hours and schedules can be made to accommodate employee schedules.

 

 

Head of Jewish Studies and Jewish Life

Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School (www.bernardzell.org) is an independent Jewish day school for the 21st century where academic purpose, collaborative learning, and deep commitment to humanity develop engaged, confident learners and compassionate leaders for a stronger, more vibrant community and world. A pluralistic community day school, Bernard Zell welcomes students and families of varied religious beliefs and observance. The school combines Jewish learning and tradition with the best of innovative educational practice in a challenging and nurturing learning environment.

 

Job Title: Head of Jewish Studies and Jewish Life

Department:  Jewish Studies

Supervisor:  Head of School

 

Date Available:  July 1, 2019

Date Posted: December 14, 2018

 

Bernard Zell is an independent Jewish Day School for the 21st century where academic purpose, collaborative learning and a deep commitment to humanity develop engaged, confident learners and compassionate leaders for a stronger, more vibrant community and world.

 

Job Description:

Bernard Zell seeks a Head of Jewish Studies and Jewish Life with a talent for teaching and community leadership in a pluralistic N-8 academic setting. Serving as an active member of the school leadership team, this position reports directly to the Head of School and works closely with divisional heads and other administrators to integrate the school’s mission and Jewish values into the fabric of the school. Cultivating a joyful Jewish identity, teaching young people to live Jewishly, and building a sacred, pluralist community is at the heart of this position’s responsibilities.

This is a senior administrative position with significant responsibilities. Our intent is to find a curricular leader who can help guide us as we re-imagine and strengthen the Jewish life and learning experiences of our students and families. This process will be grounded in, and guided by, our mission as a pluralistic Jewish day school that welcomes and encourages Jewish expression in all of its richness and diversity. We aim to enhance a program of Jewish learning and offer a Jewish experience that speaks to, engages and inspires our students and families. We further intend to identify and implement ways to make Jewish learning an immersive experience that is integrated into our general curriculum where there are natural overlaps and to create an engaging program from which our students emerge with strong and confident Jewish identities. We intend to re-envision the Jewish experience at Bernard Zell to expressly include and emphasize parent and family experiences. We want to explore the idea of positioning our school as a center of Jewish community activities for our current and alumni families.

In short: we are seeking a person who can help us position Bernard Zell as the model for pluralistic Jewish education for decades to come.

 

  Primary Job Responsibilities:

·      Work with divisional heads to refine, implement, and evaluate JS curriculum, Hebrew language curriculum, and spiritual practice program.

·      Provide high-level support and feedback to JS faculty, including playing a key role in teacher hiring, evaluation, and professional development.

·      Develop and facilitate Jewish programming on campus, including:

·      Innovative and exciting Jewish life programming that inspires, teaches, and connects students to their people and its traditions.

·      Social Action/Tikkun Olam initiatives.

·      Shabbatonim, Shabbat programming, and holiday programming.

·      Lead and collaborate with faculty and department chairs and appropriate leadership teams.

·      Provide support for school programs where integration of a Jewish lens is necessary Form and steward community partnerships:

·      Provide leadership in forming connections with relevant community organizations and partners.

·      Lead, direct, and evaluate initiatives designed to position Bernard Zell as a world leader in inspirational Jewish education.

·      Teach at least one class

·     Plan, attend, and oversee multiple field trips and overnight retreats for students, including a 14-day trip to Israel. This includes vendor management, scheduling, programming, and leading students, faculty, and volunteer chaperons in activities.

 

Job qualifications:

·      Has a passion for innovative and effective Jewish formal and informal education

·      Has experience in schools, preferably in a leadership position, but is always looking for new and exciting ways to do things differently.

·      Believes strongly in a pluralist approach to Jewish education, and in integrating Jewish Studies into the curriculum in exciting, relevant, and organic ways.

·      Believes the best kinds of learning are joyful, exciting, and transformative.

·      Is a strong collaborative community leader who can navigate amongst multiple constituencies

·      Is articulate, inspiring, responsive, and compassionate.

·      Is innovative and creative.

·      Has excellent administrative and organizational skills.

·      Has a firm grasp of the challenges facing Jewish schools, and the optimism and energy to address these challenges creatively and courageously.

·      Takes their work seriously, but also understands the importance of play, fun, curiosity, and joy in schools.

·      Rabbinic ordination is NOT required for this position. We want an outstanding Jewish educator and leader who can think deeply about curriculum, instruction, informal learning, and experiential learning in a pluralistic Jewish environment.

 

Compensation

·         We offer highly competitive compensation and benefits packages

 

How to Apply:

If interested, please send cover letter and resume to employment@bernardzell.org. As a condition of employment, all applicants must successfully pass a criminal background screening.

 

Vision

·      To teach the whole child to fully develop his or her intellectual, personal and spiritual potential.

·      To provide an innovative and challenging general studies curriculum that emphasizes core academic subjects, athletics and the arts.

·      To cultivate in our students a positive Jewish identity, understanding of Torah and respect for the pluralism of Jewish life.

·      To educate each student about the principles of American citizenship and to model Jewish values.

·      To strengthen the connection between our school community and Jews in Israel, America and throughout the world.

·      To maintain a diverse faculty committed to educational leadership and professional development.

·      To forge a partnership with parents based upon mutual respect.

·      To create a flexible and dynamic learning community.

·      To accommodate families of all economic backgrounds.

·      To inspire each student to become a lifelong learner.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School has a long-standing policy of equal employment opportunity for every person regardless of age, race, color, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry or citizenship. 
Bernard Zell recruits, hires and promotes individuals without regard to these characteristics, and all staffing decisions are based solely on the qualifications of each individual and the legitimate educational needs of our students.
Bernard Zell does not discriminate in working conditions, physical facilities or any other terms, conditions or privileges of employment, including transfer, compensation, training, promotion, demotion or separation based on age, race, color, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry or citizenship. Bernard Zell seeks to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation and harassment based on any of these characteristics.

 

Third Grade Teacher- Long Term Substitute

Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School (www.bernardzell.org) is an independent Jewish day school for the 21st century where academic purpose, collaborative learning, and deep commitment to humanity develop engaged, confident learners and compassionate leaders for a stronger, more vibrant community and world. A pluralistic community day school, Bernard Zell welcomes students and families of varied religious beliefs and observance. The school combines Jewish learning and tradition with the best of innovative educational practice in a challenging and nurturing learning environment.

 

Job Title: Third Grade Teacher- Long Term Substitute

Date Available:  April 1, 2019

 

Bernard Zell is an independent Jewish Day School for the 21st century where academic purpose, collaborative learning and a deep commitment to humanity develop engaged, confident learners and compassionate leaders for a stronger, more vibrant community and world.

Job Summary and Scope of Responsibility:

Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School is seeking an experienced, innovative, and energetic third-grade teacher to cover an extended leave from April 2019 until June 2019.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach, guide, and inspire students in general studies subject areas (reading, writing, math and social studies).

  • Differentiate instruction for a wide range of students’ abilities and interests.

  • Communicate regularly with parents via online updates, phone calls, emails and in person.

  • Collaborate with Learning/Social Work Services and outside specialists to coordinate individual educational plans.

  • Exhibit comfort as part of a professional team.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education; M.A. preferred.

  • Two years of lead teacher experience.

  • Experience providing a nurturing, creative, and inclusive environment for students.

  • Preferred knowledge of and experience with Lucy Calkins Reading/Writing Workshop model.

  • Knowledge of Common Core Math Standards.

  • Preferred experience with Responsive Classroom Approach.

  • Appreciation of a diverse, pluralistic Jewish community.

  • Ability to embrace technology and new ways of extending students' learning and creative capacities; knowledge of interactive whiteboard technology and iPads preferred.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and administration to support and extend the objectives of the curriculum.

  • Well-developed communication and organizational skills.

  • Knowledge of and experience with the cognitive, social, and emotional issues of 3rd-grade students.

  • Willingness to learn and grow professionally.

How to Apply:

If interested, please send cover letter and resume to employment@bernardzell.org. As a condition of employment, all applicants must successfully pass a criminal background screening.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School has a long-standing policy of equal employment opportunity for every person regardless of age, race, color, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry or citizenship. 
Bernard Zell recruits, hires and promotes individuals without regard to these characteristics, and all staffing decisions are based solely on the qualifications of each individual and the legitimate educational needs of our students.
Bernard Zell does not discriminate in working conditions, physical facilities or any other terms, conditions or privileges of employment, including transfer, compensation, training, promotion, demotion or separation based on age, race, color, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry or citizenship. Bernard Zell seeks to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation and harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Summer Operations Intern

Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School is an extraordinary independent Jewish day school serving over 500 students, age three through grade 8. A pluralistic, community day school, Bernard Zell welcomes students and families of varied religious observance. Located on Chicago’s near north side, Bernard Zell combines Jewish learning and traditions with the best of innovative educational practices in a rigorous and nurturing learning environment.

Bernard Zell is currently seeking a Summer Operations Intern. This position will work closely with the operations team and Chief Operating Officer to provide administrative support for both operations and new construction project. The best candidate will be highly detail oriented and will have a strong interest in construction, operations management.
 

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer (COO). Start and end dates negotiable but June 11-August 23 ideal, with no Fridays.
 

Essential Duties & Key Responsibilities*:
 

Manage and track daily task spreadsheet

  • Light data entry when asked

  • Disseminate Construction information to appropriate parties

  • Assist in the preparation of contract items list

  • Monitor field variations and keep the COO informed of any changes.

  • Liaison between COO and construction company and other administrative offices.

  • Assist the COO with special tasks and any other assigned duties by the COO


Required Qualifications:

  • Majoring in Operations, Construction Management, Business, or other related field

  • Must be able to commit at least 15 hours per week

  • Must be able to handle confidential information and exercise good decision-making qualities

  • Customer service and communication skills are necessary

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word

 

Temporary Controller

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer (COO). Date available July 15, 2019

Job Description:
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School seeks an outstanding candidate for the position of Temporary Controller, available July 15, 2019 through November 15, 2019 with some flexibility preferred. This position is to cover a maternity leave. Bernard Zell is an independent Jewish day school for the 21st century where academic purpose, collaborative learning, and deep commitment to humanity develop engaged, confident learners and compassionate leaders for a stronger, more vibrant community and world. A pluralistic community day school, Bernard Zell welcomes staff, faculty, students and families of varied religious beliefs and observance. The school combines Jewish learning and tradition with the best of innovative educational practice in a challenging and nurturing learning environment.

The role of the Temporary Controller is integral to the school’s Business Office and includes supervision of all accounting processes and procedures, with particular focus on financial reporting and analysis. The Controller will take a lead role with audits, compliance reports and budgeting. The Controller reports to the Chief Operating Officer and supervises the accounting staff.

Typical Education and Experience:
The ideal candidate will be a CPA with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minimum of 5-7 years of experience in non-profit accounting, including managerial experience. The candidate must have experience in a similar role. A working knowledge of nonprofit accounting is essential, including experience with funds, projects and grants. The candidate must also have experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge or Great Plains software, or be extremely proficient with computer programs.

 Primary Job Responsibilities:

  •        Work with the COO in the annual budgeting and planning process; review financial             models and financial plans, comparing to actual results with a view to identify,                     explain and correct variances as appropriate
  •        Supervise the preparation and monitoring of departmental budgets and forecasts,               working with other administrators and department heads concerning budget                         performance
  •        Coordinate all audit activity, taking a lead position on preparation of schedules and             work papers for the school and the endowment fund
  •        Take the lead on Form 5500 preparation and 403B audit, in cooperation with the                 Benefits & payroll specialist
  •        Supervise and review monthly reconciliation process, including establishing,                     maintaining and monitoring fixed asset expenditures, inventory and depreciation                 calculations
  •        Review and approve all Journal Entries and bank reconciliations completed by the               Staff Accountant.
  •        Assist the COO with any special projects and troubleshoot non-contract revenues             and costs.

Other Information:

  •        All prospective employees must be able to clear a background check and TB                       screening.
  •        Work is generally performed on site, Bernard Zell does not offer a telecommuting               option. The general work day is 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  •        Payment will be on a contract basis at a daily rate

How to Apply:
If interested, please send cover letter and resume (PDF Version, please) to Rachella Thompson,   employment@bernardzell.org. As a condition of employment, all applicants must successfully pass a criminal background screening.

Equal Opportunity Employer How to Apply:
The Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School has a long-standing policy of equal employment opportunity for every person regardless of age, race, color, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry or citizenship. 
Bernard Zell recruits, hires and promotes individuals without regard to these characteristics, and all staffing decisions are based solely on the qualifications of each individual and the legitimate educational needs of our students.
Bernard Zell does not discriminate in working conditions, physical facilities or any other terms, conditions or privileges of employment, including transfer, compensation, training, promotion, demotion or separation based on age, race, color, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry or citizenship. Bernard Zell seeks to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation and harassment based on any of these characteristics.