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.

 

 

Middle School Math Specialist

 

 

Job Title:        Middle School Math Specialist 

 

Reports to:

Director of Student Services

Effective Date:         August 15, 2019

Department:

Student Services

 

 

 

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:

The Math Specialist will provide Bernard Zell Middle School students with math instruction and guidance rooted in best-practice educational standards and pedagogy. The qualified candidate will have experience working with diverse learning populations and math instruction, will possess strong written and oral communication skills, be able and willing to jump into a collaborative planning and teaching process, and be an active member of the life of the school.  The position will require a deep understanding of curriculum and content, creativity, flexibility, and a strong background in mathematical pedagogy and in working with students with diverse learning needs. Strong collaborative skills are essential for this position, including regular communication with teachers, families, and private providers. This teacher should be prepared to differentiate learning for a wide range of children’s abilities and interests.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Primary Responsibilities

●      Plan, teach, and support math interventions

●      Work collaboratively within Student Services and the Middle School math team, and maintain a caseload to support students in need of math intervention

●      Partner with teachers to support differentiated instruction to meet the needs of students with diverse learning styles

●      Maintain regular documentation, communication, and monitoring of student progress

Additional Responsibilities

●      Collaborate with math teachers and specialists across divisions

●      Organize and maintain data collection for math assessments and interventions

●      Use of multiple sources of data to inform short-and long-term decisions

 

Community

●      Support pluralistic Jewish education

●      Fulfill co-curricular responsibilities including lunch, recess, and other community duties

 

 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

●        Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred

●        Valid Illinois Teaching certificate required

●        Degree, endorsement and/or certificate in special education (LBS1) required; graduate-level work preferred

●        Degree, endorsement and/or certificate in math instruction preferred

 

Experience:

●        Minimum 2 years classroom teaching experience required

●        Experience teaching math in the middle school grades required

●        Proven track record of strong mathematical pedagogy

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

●        Understanding of child development and best practices in education

●        Willingness to keep current through appropriate professional development

●        Proven ability to work as a member of a team

●        Knowledge and experience with the implementation of a math workshop model

How to apply: Please send a resume to employment@bernardzell.org

 

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.

 

Middle School Math Teacher Maternity Leave

Job Title: Middle School Math Teacher Maternity Leave

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to: Head of Middle School

Effective Date: Summer 2019

 

Department: Middle School

   

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 Anshe Emet Day School seeks a Middle School Mathematics Teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. The candidate must be prepared to teach a variety of levels of mathematics courses, from Middle School Pre-Algebra through Calculus, utilizing the latest approaches in mathematics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build a classroom culture in which students love math.

  • Provide clear and consistently high-quality math instruction for all students.

  • Create instructional lesson plans and classroom activities that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in a meaningful learning experience through the whole group, small group, and individualized instruction.  

  • Manage and support an organized and professional classroom that is conducive to learning.

  • Implement instructional strategies and resources that are aligned with the rigor of the Common Core to meet the needs of all students, including those with varying backgrounds, learning styles and special needs.

  • Motivate students to think critically and take ownership of their own learning.

  • Drive academic outcomes by analyzing student work and studying data, and implementing high-leverage instructional moves to ensure dramatic gains for all students.

  • Develop strong partnerships with parents and students to create investment in school culture and academics.

  • Maintain effective and efficient data gathering procedures.

  • Comfortable applying student data to drive instruction.

  • Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as meeting deadlines, honoring schedules and collaborating effectively with co-teachers and colleagues.

  • Maintain a classroom that demonstrates discipline, order, and rigor.

  • Ensure that all students graduate ready for the next academic level.

  • Reflect critically on teaching practice and implement improvement strategies as needed.

  • Serve as a student grade level advisor during homeroom / Gibush periods daily.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or Mathematics Education required; M.A. preferred.

  • At least two (2) years of Middle School lead teacher classroom experience required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrate mastery of academic subjects and behavioral interventions.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Demonstrates initiative and creativity.

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

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

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

General Information:

Full-time employee benefits include employer-subsidized medical, dental, life, and disability insurance;

403B retirement plan; parking or public transportation subsidy; breakfast and lunch; optional vision insurance.

How to apply: Send resume and cover letter to employment@bernardzell.org.

Middle School Humanities (Reading, Writing) Long Term Substitute Teacher

Job Title:  

Middle School Humanities (Reading, Writing) Long Term Substitute Teacher

FLSA Status:


 

Reports to:

Head of Middle School

 

Effective Date:

8/14/19

Department:

Middle School

     

Job Summary and Scope of Responsibility:

Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School is seeking an experienced, innovative, and energetic Middle School Reading Workshop Substitute Teacher to cover a long term maternity leave beginning in August. The teacher would be a part of a middle school team that includes both teachers who teach core academic subjects including staff who teach Jewish studies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Job Summary and Scope of Responsibility:

Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School is seeking an experienced, innovative, and energetic Middle School Reading Workshop Substitute Teacher to cover a long term maternity leave beginning in August. The teacher would be a part of a middle school team that includes both teachers who teach core academic subjects including staff who teach Jewish studies.

  • Teach Reading Workshop and Writing Workshop differentiating as appropriate to support students of all levels

  • Develop Weekly lesson plans that have clear learning objectives and align with the department’s curriculum guide

  • Attend and participate in weekly staff professional development

  • Develop and implement curriculum as a member of a collaborative middle school humanities and advisory team

  • Use formative and summative assessments to monitor and evaluate student progress

  • Provide continuous student and parent feedback including but not limited to progress reports and parent /teacher conferences.

  • Give specific feedback to support student growth

  • Work on an advisory team, planning advisory learning and creating a safe, nurturing environment for students

  • Advise and advocate for a group of middle school students, with responsibility for academic/social/emotional oversight

  • Communicate regularly and effectively with parents and others on the student and grade-level team

Minimum Qualifications QUALIFICATION AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

Education:

  • A Bachelor of Arts / Science in Education or English is required

  • Illinois Teaching Certification preferred

  • Master of Arts (or M.A.T) in Education, Social Studies, English, or History preferred

Experience:

  • Minimum 1-3 years direct teaching experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience with middle school-aged children and an understanding of adolescent development

  • An understanding of the Common Core Standards in Reading, Writing, and History

  • An understanding of visual literacy and its connection to reading and writing

  • A strong background in Lucy Calkins Reader’s and Writer’s Workshops

  • A commitment to integration the ability to create meaningful integration opportunities

  • Ability to teach executive functioning skills and habits of learning that create successful lifelong learners

  • Proficiency with educational technologies including Google Apps and Chromebooks

General Information:

Full-time employee benefits include employer-subsidized medical, dental, life, and disability insurance;

403B retirement plan; parking or public transportation subsidy; breakfast and lunch; optional vision insurance.

Other Important Information and Benefits:

  • All prospective employees must be able to clear a background check and TB test.

  • Work is generally performed onsite; Bernard Zell does not offer a telecommuting option.

  • The general workday is Work Day is 7:45 am - 3:45 pm but must be flexible to attend meetings beyond normal working hours.

How to apply: Send resume and cover letter to employment@bernardzell.org.

Accounts Payable and Data Entry Clerk

 

Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School seeks an outstanding candidate for the position of Accounts Payable and Data Entry Clerk. 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 Title: Accounts Payable and Data Entry Clerk

Department: Business

Reports to: Director of Finance

Effective Date:

July 15, 2019

 

The role of the Accounts Payable and Data Entry Clerk is integral to the school’s Business Office and includes responsibility for all payments of goods and services as well as office support services necessary for the basic operation of Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School. The Accounts Payable and Data Entry Clerk reports to the Director of Finance.

Typical Education and Experience:

The ideal candidate is proficient in Microsoft Excel and data entry.  This candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, in accounting or a business related field is a plus.  A minimum of two years of bookkeeping, bank reconciliations, and accounts payable experience is required.  Independent school experience is a plus, as is experience with Blackbaud’s Financial Edge accounting program.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Administer all aspects of the Accounts Payable Process including:
  • Reviewing and verifying all invoices for appropriate approval and documentation prior to payment.
  • Sort and code all invoices for secondary approval by Director of Finance
  • Process invoices into accounting system
  • Prepare and perform check runs, including printing and obtaining signatures on all checks.
  • Monitor accounts to ensure payments are up to date.
  • Research and resolve invoice discrepancies and issues.
  • Maintain vendor files, including filing of all check slips and support and obtaining W9s when necessary.
  • Enter employee reimbursements into payroll.
  • Prepare monthly budget reports for department heads and budget managers.
  • Assist Director of Finance in administration of PTC recordkeeping and reporting.
  • Assist in the Cash Receipts process including depositing checks into the bank, recording checks in the accounting system, and filing deposit support.
  • Manage the monthly Credit Card close – ensuring all receipts are received, following up with credit card holders if any are missing, and ensuring receipts are coded properly.
  • Prepare all Bank Reconciliations, except for Operating Account.
  • Daily mail collection and distribution within the Business Office.
  • Conform to all safety rules and use all appropriate safety equipment.
  • General administrative duties (i.e. answers phone, front door requests, order office supplies, stock kitchen as necessary).
  • Assist with benefits correspondences as needed with HR Manager 
  • Filing and organizational needs in the HR Department
  • Data entry as required by the Director of Information Services and Development team including entering Annual Campaign pledges/cash receipts, Annual Fundraiser pledges/cash Receipts, and Temporarily Restricted receipts into Raiser’s Edge (Development Software).
  • Sending invoices and acknowledgement letters as necessary for the Development team. 
  • Other responsibilities and projects as directed by Director of Finance, Director of Information Services, HR Manager, and COO.

Competencies:

In hiring for this position, the school will seek individuals with the following competencies:

  • Growth mindset – The school seeks a lifelong learner willing to balance past experience with the demands of a new environment.
  • Efficient – The ability to work on multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, ensuring on-time delivery, accuracy and end-user satisfaction should be a cornerstone of this individual’s work.
  • Mission-Driven – Bring a willingness to understand and support the school’s mission and vision, as well as recognize impact the climate and culture of the school have on the work of the Business Office.
  • Customer Service – Demonstrate an understanding of the needs of various constituencies within the school community and the skills and attitude to deliver an exemplary experience to all clients.

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 5:00 p.m. Full-time employee benefits include employer-subsidized medical, dental, life and disability (short and long-term) insurances, 403b retirement plan, parking or public transportation, daily (kosher) breakfast and lunch, as well as optional insurances. Sick, flex (personal) and vacation days subject to length of tenure.

Salary commensurate with experience.

 

How to apply: Send a cover letter and resume to employment@bernardzell.org.

 

 

 

 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer
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.