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.

Learning Specialist (Maternity Leave)

 

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: Learning Specialist (Maternity Leave)

Department: Student Services

 

Date Available: January 6, 2020

Date Posted: October  16, 2019

 

 

Primary Job Responsibilities

 

Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School seeks a warm, passionate Middle School Learning Specialist (primary responsibilities but not limited to, will be working with seventh-grade students) teacher who will fulfill the duties of a teacher during an extended leave of absence.  The qualified candidate will have experience working with diverse learning populations, 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 creativity and flexibility, and a strong background 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. 

 

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement individualized curriculum based on individual student needs.

  • Take part in collaborative planning with teacher teams.

  • Utilize school resources to plan supplemental instructional programs for individuals or small groups of students.

  • Understand how to integrate general education curriculum into small group lessons. 

  • Demonstrate effective classroom management strategies; experience with Responsive Classroom is preferred. 

  • Work collaboratively with teacher teams and departmental heads.

  • Communicate thoughtfully, respectfully, and clearly with parents and colleagues. 

  • Demonstrate a love of working with children, nurturing the whole child in developmentally appropriate ways.  

  • Differentiate curriculum and instructional methods as appropriate to support students of all levels.

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

  • Give specific feedback to support student growth.

  • Participate actively in team meetings with families and private providers on a weekly basis.

  • Implement research-based interventions and monitor student progress. 

 

Qualifications & Skills

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in education with special education/LBS1 certification or endorsement required; master's degree in education preferred.

  • Experience teaching students with diverse learning needs at the middle-school level.

  • Willingness to learn and grow professionally. 

  • Have an understanding of the different developmental stages of learning.

  • Have an understanding of formative and summative assessments as well as other authentic strategies.

 

Work Conditions, Benefits, Etc.

  • Work day is 7:45 am - 3:45 pm

  • Work is performed on site, i.e. Bernard Zell does not offer a telecommuting option

  • Breakfast and lunch included

 

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.

The school 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 Anshe Emet Day School seeks to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, and harassment based on any of these or other characteristics.


 

 

 

Middle School (Girls/Boys) Basketball Coach

Job Title: Middle School (Girls/Boys)Basketball Coach

FLSA Status: Exempt

 

Reports to: Athletic Director

Effective Date: October 29, 2019

Department: Athletics

Date Revised: October 15, 2019

 

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, and independent school in Lakeview, seeks qualified individuals to coach the following Middle School sports for the winter season (October 29, 2019 – February 15, 2020):

  • Girls Basket Ball Assistant Coaches
  • Boys Basketball Assistant Coaches

The time commitment includes weekday practices alternating between 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Games are scheduled M-T-W-TH beginning anytime between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. All Fridays and weekends off.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Instructing players in the rules, regulations, equipment, and techniques of the sport.
  • Organizes and directs individual and small group practice activities/exercises.
  • Assesses player’s skills, monitors players during competition and practice, and keeps the other basketball coach informed of the athletic performance of students.
  • Determines game strategy.
  • Supervises athletes during practices and competition.
  • Follows established procedures in the event of an athlete’s injury.
  • Models sports-like behavior and maintains appropriate conduct towards players, officials,

and spectators.

  • Maintains the equipment room in orderly condition and assumes responsibility for its

security.

  • Distributes equipment, supplies, and uniforms to students.
  • Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.

Education:

·         Bachelor Degree preferred.

Experience:

·         CPR/AED certification preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with middle-school students, parents and athletic director.
  • Middle-school coaching experience preferred.
  • Ability to promote and model sportsmanship, friendship and respect for others on the team and in the community.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of basketball with previous playing experience preferred.
  • Ability to develop cohesive relationships with the athletes and parents in the program.
  • Commitment to the emotional and physical safety of all participants.
  • Ability to work with the middle-school staff to foster a healthy school culture.

 

Travel Requirements: The time commitment includes weekday practices alternating between 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Games are scheduled M-T-W-Th beginning anytime between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. both home at Bernard Zell and away at nearby schools.

How to apply: Email cover letter and 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.

 

BZ Beyond After School Assistant

Job Title: BZ Beyond After School Assistant

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to:

Auxiliary Program Manager

Effective Date:

11/18/2019

       

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 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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

 

Minimum Qualifications QUALIFICATION AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Responsible for the positive growth of children of ages nursery to 4th grade.

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.

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.

 

Physical Education Instructor (Maternity Leave Cover)

Job Title: Physical Education Instructor (Maternity Leave Cover)

Effective Date: January 27, 2020

Division: Early Childhood, Lower School, 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 seeks an innovative and enthusiastic Physical Education instructor to cover a maternity leave beginning on or around January 27th, 2020 and lasting through May 20th, 2020. The ideal candidate will have a passion for teaching a student-oriented curriculum while being comfortable with or willing to learn the latest in technology, fitness, and wellness. This position will include teaching 20 Physical Education classes per week within Early Childhood (SK), Lower School (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th), and Middle School (5th, 6th, 7th). This position will include teaching a roller skating/rollerblading unit for three weeks.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create daily lesson plans in line with the department’s curriculum and vision
  • Using the latest in technology, prepare and execute thoughtful units of study designed to reach the different learning styles of the students in the classroom, with a focus on integrating fitness concepts
  • Maintain a safe and engaging learning environment
  • Organize and manage a positive classroom grounded in the belief that all learning begins with attending to children’s developmental, social, and emotional needs
  • Consistently and clearly communicate with colleagues, administrators, and parents
  • Take on a minimal amount of non-teaching responsibilities, including recess/lunch duty


QUALIFICATION AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

Education:

  • Bachelor Degree in Physical Education or related field required
  • Masters Degree in related field preferred

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years teaching Physical Education as a lead teacher
  • Experience teaching in K-8 or K-12 school preferred
  • Experience coaching at the Middle School level preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Collaborative, flexible teacher; able to work within the PE department and across different divisions
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a child’s physical, social and emotional development
  • Clear communicator with students, colleagues, and parents
  • Demonstrated expertise in teaching Physical Education
  • Strong organizational, planning, and leadership skills
  • Ability and willingness to coach multiple sports, including volleyball, softball, basketball, soccer, or track and field
  • Genuine love of learning and desire to work with children as a facilitator of learning
  • Commitment to teaching to diverse learning styles and differentiated instruction
  • Flexibility in teaching in different locations, including gym, field, fitness center, and classroom

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.