Judaic Studies Teacher

Full Time

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JUDAIC STUDIES TEACHER (Full time (1.0 FTE))

Starting Date: End of August 2024

Who we are:

King David High School is a top-rated, independent school in central Vancouver with memberships in ISABC and CAIS. Our staff come from all walks of life and backgrounds – we value diversity. King David staff members enjoy working in a fun, caring, warm, supportive, collegial environment where we collaborate to ensure our students reach their potential. King David nurtures a Jewish culture characterized by a shared tradition, a common dedication to social justice, and a love for learning.

About the position:

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Jewish Studies educator capable of inspiring adolescents to love learning and Judaism. The successful candidate will join a Judaic Studies team that focuses on nurturing each student’s unique talents and passions, empowering them to express and act upon their best interests. The immersive Jewish experience creates a clear path to Jewish conviction, pride, and identity. Our program encourages students to come to terms with relevant Jewish issues and aims to instill the belief that you can be as moral and holy as you are successful. All of this takes place within an inclusive community that provides a feeling of belonging and an awareness of personal responsibility. You must value diversity as it relates to all people, including aspects of identity, and have respect for indigenous traditions and ways of knowing. Our mission is to help Jewish teenagers, from all backgrounds, embrace Jewish values and traditions as they develop their independence and desire to live a meaningful life.

Requirements for the position:

A documented ability to teach with kindness and flexibility to support students in their learning

A desire to always improve one’s teaching practice and the learning experience for students

Able to demonstrate excellent skills as a teacher and a passion for teaching Jewish Studies

Must have a solid knowledge of classical Jewish thought and texts and can teach their relevance to the modern world

Ability to work in, and contribute to, a pluralistic Jewish setting

Has a minimum of 2 years of experience as a Jewish Studies educator and has good classroom management skills appropriate for high school

Assist in collaborating and further developing the Judaic team’s vision and curricular goals

Able to use technology to support students’ learning

Willing to be involved with co-curricular school events and Jewish life programming

Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in written form, with students, colleagues, parents and community members of all levels of observance and backgrounds

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

A BC Teaching Certificate or a Jewish Studies Degree, or Jewish Education training, or related field, enabling one to become certified to teach in a BC high school setting

Why work at King David:

King David staff enjoy working in a warm, welcoming, modern and collegial environment

Professional development is supported, both in and out of school, through conference attendance or course and workshop participation

We encourage teachers to develop new courses, clubs, teams, and other student opportunities

We are learning together to develop a student-centered learning environment in all classes as we place an emphasis on being at the forefront of creating an innovative learning experience for all our students

We have a young, motivated, and engaged staff with an administration that is committed to creating a safe, positive work environment

We offer a comprehensive compensation package with salaries well above local public schools, extended health benefits, RRSP pension matching, and other perks

How to apply:

If you are excited to work with a committed and team-oriented group of educators and you have the desire to make a difference in the lives of others, we want to hear from you. King David values diversity, equity and inclusion and we are committed to equal employment opportunities.

Please forward your resume and cover letter to Russ Klein, Head of School at .

We thank all candidates for their applications.

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