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King David High School is a pluralistic community Jewish high school. Our vision is to be a dynamic leader in empowering Jewish minds and engaging Jewish hearts for the modern world. We are also a top-rated independent school in central Vancouver; we are members of ISABC and are a CAIS accredited school. Our staff come from all walks of life and backgrounds – we value diversity. King David teachers enjoy working in a warm, collegial environment. We collaborate to create a fun and caring learning environment where our students strive to reach their potential by setting high standards and working hard. King David High School nurtures a Jewish culture characterized by a shared tradition, a common dedication to social justice, and a love for learning.

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Judaic Studies Teacher [Full time (1.0 FTE)]

Starting: end of August 2024

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

 

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 jobs@kdhs.org.

We thank all candidates for their application.

Starting: beginning of September 2024

About the positions:

We are seeking experienced and dynamic Jewish Studies and Hebrew Language educators capable of inspiring children to love learning and Judaism. The successful candidates will join a 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.

We have 2 positions:

  • one full time teaching position in Judaic Studies and Hebrew; and,
  • one part time position in Hebrew Language.

 

Requirements for the position:

  • 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, AND/OR, a demonstrated ability to teach the Hebrew Language
  • 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
  • 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
  • Assist in collaborating and further developing the Judaic team’s vision and curricular goals
  • Use technology as a teacher and to support students’ learning
  • Willing to be involved with co-curricular school events and Jewish life programming
  • Capable of ongoing reflection, able to self-assess, and accept and apply feedback
  • 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

 

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 jobs@kdhs.org.

We thank all candidates for their application.

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