Careers at Ramaz

In the heart of New York City is Ramaz - a Modern Orthodox Day School with a rich history of Jewish education, academic distinction, and nurturing of individual abilities and aspirations.

Anchored in the teaching of Torah and mitzvot (good deeds), students’ lives are enriched by an exceptional, devoted faculty; a Hebrew immersion program that begins in Nursery; a love for Israel; the cultural resources of Manhattan; and pride in their American heritage.

To be a student at Ramaz is to be encouraged, supported, and taught how to discover the best in oneself and in others, and to gain a profound, spirited sense of responsibility to the world.

At Ramaz chesed (kindness), co-curricular activities, sports teams, and the performing arts are central in school life; students learn to respect tradition, and at the same time, to challenge norms; inclusivity is not just a lesson, it’s a core value. Even young children become leaders who contribute to the Jewish community and improve the world around them.

Ramaz is a school from nursery through 12th grade, but its education lasts a lifetime. Join us. Make a difference in their lives and yours.

The Ramaz School offers a friendly, progressive work environment; excellent salaries and a comprehensive benefits package – plus the chance to have an impact on our children's future.

Ramaz is an EOE.


Current Openings:

Non-Academic Staff Positions

Executive Assistant

Ramaz seeks a full-time Executive Assistant to support the Institutional Advancement department.

Interested applicants should apply to Careers@Ramaz.org

Responsibilities
  • Manage all aspects of Head of Institutional Advancement’s, Chief Marketing Officer’s and Chief Development and Special Event Officer’s work flow, including phone calls, communications, correspondence, calendar
  • Maintain front office area and greet guests and visitors to the office
  • Serve as a liaison between the Institutional Advancement Department and the School community, fielding and directing requests to appropriate staff members and other departments
  • Provide support for Institutional Advancement projects and initiatives, including executing special requests from major donors, current parents, alumni
  • Attend and support Institutional Advancement events as needed
  • Support the Parents Council, in all areas of their activities including accounting, scheduling and event planning
  • Manage Bar/Bat Mitzvah calendar and related events management process for Ramaz students and other community members as needed
  • Support collaboration with the Charter Trustees and Board
  • Manage, monitor, and maintain IA office supplies and equipment
  • Provide general support the IA’s activities and events; participate in the efforts to move the mission of the department forward by attending School meetings and providing support to events, as needed
  • Manage all purchase orders for the IA department and coordinate with Business Office on all expense related items
  • Serve as a member of the “team” and offer ideas and suggestions in all areas of Institutional Advancement
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum three years work experience
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and databases
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
Knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics
  • Interpersonal and human relations skills
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Planning/organizational skills
  • Customer service and telephone skills
  • Ability to maintain and implement comprehensive schedules
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Facilities/Maintenance Team Member

The Ramaz School seeks a new member for our Facilities and Maintenance Team to start immediately.

Interested applicants should apply to Careers@Ramaz.org

Job Description
  • General maintenance/cleaning of the school facility
  • Basic plumbing, electrical, masonry, painting, flooring, etc. skills
  • Set up and strike of various school/community events.
  • Removal of snow and light landscaping duties
  • Assist with deliveries and mail distribution
  • Ability to keep a neat and organized work environment.
  • Organized, professional, responsible; ideal candidate is able to work independently. Time management skills are key
  • Flexible hours. Must be available and willing to work overtime, nights, and weekends.
  • Energetic, able to lift 50 plus pounds
  • E-mail/phone savvy
  • Customer Service skills a must
  • Additional duties assigned by the Building Superintendent
  • Must be willing to submit to a background check
  • Hourly compensation, benefits

Teaching Positions

Candidates must have appropriate experience teaching and motivating students, a dynamic classroom presence, a passion for teaching, and advanced degrees.

Lower School Co-Head Teachers

The Ramaz Lower School (Grades 1-4) is seeking General Studies Classroom Co-Head Teachers for Fall 2017.

Candidates must have a Masters in Education and relevant teaching experience. Please send resumes with cover letter to LSCareers@ramaz.org

Lower School Music Teacher

The Ramaz Lower School seeks a Music Teacher for Fall 2017.

Candidates must be comfortable accompanying students on an instrument (piano, guitar, etc.), have experience teaching early childhood through elementary students (ages 3-10), and a knowledge of and comfort teaching both general and Jewish (including Hebrew songs) music. Degree in music education preferred.

Please send resume and cover letter indicating position of interest to LSCareers@ramaz.org.

Lower School Hebrew Language & Judaic Studies Teachers

The Ramaz Lower School seeks full-time Hebrew language and Judaic studies teachers for grades 1-4. Applicants must have a BA / To’ar Rishon in a relevant field, and a native command of Hebrew.

Interested applicants should apply to LSCareers@Ramaz.org.

Lower School Library Assistant

The Ramaz Lower School seeks a full-time Library Assistant. A degree in Education and/or current matriculation in a Library Science program is required. Relevant experience is preferred.

Interested applicants should apply to LSCareers@Ramaz.org.

Middle School English Department Chair/Teacher & English Teacher

The Ramaz Middle School seeks to fill the following positions for the 2017-2018 school year:

  • Middle School Full-Time English Department Chair / Teacher (past experience as a department chair / supervisor is preferred, though not required).
  • Middle School Full-Time English Teacher

The ideal candidates should be knowledgeable and passionate about middle school education, literature, writing, differentiated instruction and active learning strategies, with an engaging presence and strong classroom management skills. M.A. in English Literature or English Teaching is required.

Please send resume and cover letter indicating position of interest to mscareers@ramaz.org

Middle School Lab Assistant

The Ramaz Middle School seeks a full-time Lab Assistant for our 5-8 Science Department.

The person is an integral part of the department. He/she works with the head teachers during all science class and lab periods and interacts with and helps the students. The Lab Assistant is also directly involved in the students’ special projects. He/she is responsible for setting up and breaking down all labs, carrying out a “test run” of lab procedures, ordering all science material and equipment and maintaining our well-equipped prep room.

B.A./B.S. required, science background and classroom experience a plus.

Please send resume and cover letter indicating position of interest to mscareers@ramaz.org

Middle School / Upper School Hebrew Teachers

The Ramaz Middle and Upper Schools seek experienced Hebrew teachers.

Qualified candidates will be masterful educators, adept at teaching Hebrew as a second language, who exhibit a deep knowledge of Hebrew language and culture, have facility in differentiating instruction, and possess strong oral and written communication skills.

Candidates must be comfortable working in a modern orthodox yeshiva setting. We seek educators who are committed to collaborating and growing in their teaching practice, supporting diverse learners in the classroom, and serving as role models for engaged learning of Hebrew language and literature

Successful Candidates Will Possess

  • A passionate, charismatic, student-centered approach to teaching
  • Experience in recognized standards of language instruction and experience in effective methods of assessment of second-language skills
  • Ability and willingness to work with students in various group settings, using multiple teaching methods.
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree, teaching credential from an accredited institution (North America or Israel) is preferred.
  • Good classroom management skills.
  • Commitment to meaningful collaboration with colleagues.
  • Excellent communication skills and commitment to keeping parents informed and engaged.
  • Interest in professional growth and commitment to continuous learning
  • Commitment to improving the school as a whole and willingness to share best practices with others.
  • Ability to be self-reflective and commitment to learning from feedback received from colleagues, administrators, and students.

Please send resume and cover letter indicating position of interest to uscareers@ramaz.org

Upper School Educational Technologist

The Educational Technologist is a full-time educational (10 month) role reporting to the Chief Information Officer. This position requires a dynamic and experienced teacher, programmer, technologist and tinkerer with a deep understanding of computer science and educational technology and a focus on computational thinking, problem solving and design technology. In addition to teaching computer science courses, the successful candidate must be able to teach a variety of STEM and related classes and extracurricular offerings. The role also requires flexibility and collaboration to advance the use of technology to support teaching and learning. This includes integration and pushing technology into classrooms across disciplines.

This is primarily a division-specific role, but as part of the overall Technology Department, it offers the unique opportunity to be on the forefront of evolving technology offerings at Ramaz and to contribute to the overall school technology vision. Included is the opportunity to help develop the technology program and computer science curriculum, which are continually evaluated and may be modified each year.

Interested applicants should apply to USCareers@Ramaz.org

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teaching
    • Introduction to Computer Science
    • Honors Computer Science (following AP A curriculum)
    • various engineering, STEM, STEAM and design technology electives
  • Extracurricular
    • various club possibilities including, Computer Science, Engineering, Arduino, Robotics and 3D Design
  • Curriculum development
    • for Computer Science, technology offerings and technology integration
  • Integration
    • support technology use in classrooms
    • act as a resource for teachers to enhance teaching and learning
    • partner with educational technologists in all divisions
    • collaborate with teachers across disciplines to develop interdisciplinary units and/or courses
  • Makerspace management
    • help design potential dedicated spaces for innovation, design, engineering, robotics, etc.
    • maintain and manage such space
  • Support students and teachers with use of technology
    • in collaboration with entire Technology Team, provide a seamless and integrated technology experience
    • provide training and professional development
    • provide hardware and software support as needed
  • Work on special Technology department projects
  • Perform additional duties as assigned
Requirements, Skills, and Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred
  • Experience in educational environment, preferably in a comparable K-12 environment
  • At least three years teaching experience
  • Innovative, committed, energetic and effective educator
  • Strong interpersonal skills, teamwork and ability to collaborate
  • Flexibility, adaptability and creativity
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Insatiable desire to learn and dedication to educational technology
  • Enthusiasm to help students and teachers use technology in meaningful ways
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Expertise in multiple programming languages and technologies:
    • Java - required
    • Python
    • Mobile app development
    • Web design and development
  • Experience with current technologies and educational technologies, including:
    • Platforms: Windows, OS X, iOS, Android, GSuite, Schoology (or other LMS), Senior System/MyBackPack (or other SIS)
    • Hardware: desktops, laptops, chromebooks, iPads, tablets, digital cameras, printers, 3D printers, A/V equipment, interactive displays (SMART boards), projectors, Arduino, robotics
    • Digital arts: animation, video, photo editing and 3D design
  • Understanding of Maker Movement
  • Entrepreneurship and startup experience preferred
  • Hebrew language skills a plus

Upper School Math Teacher

Ramaz Upper School seeks a full-time math teacher for 9th grade math through 12th grade Honors Calculus with potential to become a department chair.

Candidates should have
    • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or Mathematics Education (higher degree preferred)
    • High School teaching experience in a variety of math courses

    Qualified candidates will possess
    • the ability to inspire our students to reach their potential
    • passion and dedication in the classroom
    • an innovative and collaborative approach
    • an openness to continuing professional development

    Please send resume and cover letter indicating position of interest to uscareers@ramaz.org

    Upper School Biology Teacher (Part-Time)

    Part time grade 9 biology teacher to teach two or three grade-level classes.

    Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in biology (higher degree preferred) and teaching experience is a must. Qualified candidates will possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, effective classroom management techniques, and an affable personality.

    Please send resume and cover letter indicating position of interest to uscareers@ramaz.org

    To apply for a position, please email your resume and cover letter – indicating position of interest and where you saw the job posting – to the appropriate division address:

    Early Childhood Center
    ecccareers@ramaz.org


    Middle School
    mscareers@ramaz.org


    Lower School
    lscareers@ramaz.org


    Upper School
    uscareers@ramaz.org


    For all other positions, please email careers@ramaz.org.

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