Academic Careers

The Ramaz School offers a friendly supportive work environment and the chance to have an impact on our children's future.

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



ECC / Lower School


ECC and LS JUDAIC STUDIES / HEBREW LANGUAGE TEACHER

The Ramaz Early Childhood Center and Lower School seek Judaic Studies / Hebrew Language Teachers. Teachers with native Hebrew fluency, classroom experience, and advanced degrees required. This is an exciting opportunity to work with energetic faculty members. The Ramaz School offers a friendly supportive work environment and the chance to have an impact on our children's future. Ramaz is an EOE.

Please send your resume and cover letter indicating the position of interest and where you saw posting to LSCareers@ramaz.org

We look forward to hearing from you.

ECC Per Diem Substitute Teacher

We have an immediate need for a Per Diem Substitute Teacher in Ramaz’s Early Childhood Center, located in Manhattan, NY. This is an as-needed position and you will be placed in a classroom that is in need of a teacher for the day. The school year is consistent with the Jewish calendar and the school is closed during the summer.

Position Summary:

In a classroom environment the Per Diem Substitute Teacher will support the absentee teachers team and plans while supervising the classroom with a high level of care and educational standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborating with the lead teacher and reviewing plans
  • Adaptability to provide coverage to multiple classrooms, as needed
  • Willingness to work with a fluid schedule within a given day
  • Preparing and understanding objectives of the daily plans
  • Innovating ideas to make learning enjoyable and interactive
  • Tending to all class responsibilities to complete scheduled targets in the teacher's absence
  • Assisting and offering ideas in classroom management and strategies
  • Supporting differentiated instruction by working with students' particular learning styles and needs.
  • Cultivate core values such as kindness, respect, compassion and integrity within students.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field preferred
  • Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience

Please send a cover letter and resume to ECCCareers@ramaz.org.


ECC and LS Science Teacher

K-4 Science specialty

Opening for a full-time science educator for grades K-4, with a passion for teaching elementary level students and content. Be part of a highly collaborative group of STEAM educators.

The successful candidate will:

  • guide student exploration with engaging lessons and foster scientific thinking, building a strong foundation for future scientific learning.
  • Develop and deliver science lessons aligned with NGSS Standards for elementary learning.

Background in science and experience with teaching elementary school students preferred. Please email resume and cover letter to LSCareers@ramaz.org.

ECC and LS Student Life Coordinator

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 (charitable 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 inspired to discover the best in oneself and in others, and to gain a profound, spirited sense of responsibility to the world.

The Ramaz School is seeking a Student Life Coordinator for the 2022-2023 school year for Nursery through Fourth Grade.

The Student Life Coordinator will be a positive role model for students and faculty who possesses the creativity and operational skills to design programs that expand learning beyond the classroom and promotes a joyful, inclusive school community. In addition, the Student Life Coordinator will have the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with the Leadership Team of the Early Childhood and Lower School divisions to plan and implement innovative, engaging events, and then be able to evaluate and reflect on the efficacy and success of these events with a view to continuous improvement and enrichment.

The ideal candidate for this position will:

  • Have experience in structuring programs for Shabbat, holidays, and milestone celebrations across the grades (both Jewish and secular)
  • Create enriching, interactive Oneg Shabbat programming in coordination with Director of Judaic Studies
  • Plan school educational trips and experiences that align with school mission and curriculum
  • Assist Director of Judaic Studies with ensuring children learn and participate in daily brachot and anthem (Hamotzi, Birkat Hamazon, Hatikvah, etc.)
  • Work with student council and parent lay leaders to create lively chesed programs with curricular relevance
  • Collaborate with the parent body to create drives and community events
  • Promote a “Ramaz-branded” atmosphere of joy, warmth and inclusivity during arrival and dismissal (music, signage, established greetings, etc.)
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of Hebrew and English
  • Possess strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Infuse a sense of joyful Judaism in our school community
  • Elevate the level of ruach at the school

The Student Life Coordinator should be a forward-thinking and passionate educator, with a bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field, who understands the mission of the Ramaz School. The Student Life Coordinator will report to the N-4 Director of Judaic Studies.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to LSCareers@ramaz.org.

ECC Teacher

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 (charitable 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 inspired to discover the best in oneself and in others, and to gain a profound, spirited sense of responsibility to the world. The school, now in its 85th year, has a reputation for excellence both locally and internationally. We invite you to visit the website.

The Ramaz School is seeking a classroom Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year for Nursery, Pre-K, and Kindergarten. We are seeking a warm, caring, passionate and collaborative educator to join our Early Childhood Center’s team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Curriculum planning and implementation,
  • Assessment of children’s developmental needs and goal setting
  • Ongoing collaboration with teaching teams, administration, and families
  • Manage classroom routines and behaviors
  • Communicate effectively with families

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
  • Innovative and creative educator
  • Experience teaching in early childhood
  • Strong knowledge of Jewish holidays and customs

Please send a cover letter and resume to ECCCareers@ramaz.org.

ECC Instructional Coach

Ramaz’s Early Childhood Center is looking for a passionate, dynamic, forward thinking educator to join

our team. Our center is embedded in an inquiry based curriculum that integrates each child’s

individual potential and the responsibility as an institution to support and guide a child throughout

their journey of wonder and learning. The school aims to provide an educational experience of the

highest quality built upon the belief that children have an innate curiosity and sense of discovery

where educators support and ignite their love for learning.

Qualifications

● Experience within a progressive early childhood philosophy

● Knowledge of Judaic Studies curriculum within an early childhood program

● Eager to share effective practices with colleagues and has a "toolbox" of ideas and strategies

● Collaborator by nature, strong leadership skills and enjoys working as part of a team

● Minimum of 3 years as a lead teacher with a background in progressive methodology

● Master’s degree required

● Strong computer skills and ability to learn new skills quickly

● Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills.

Responsibilities

● Provide hands on instructional support coaching educators in and out of the classroom

environment

● Guiding practice within an age-appropriate emergent curriculum incorporating the

development of skills for math, science, literacy, and social/emotional functioning

● Modeling best practice in instruction as it relates to classroom expectations, time

management, use of language and materials in a responsive classroom

● Lead teaching teams in the areas of planning, instruction and classroom management

including the review of lessons plans and implementation of curricular goals

● Collaborate closely with supervisors

● Be a consumer of research and generate ideas rooted in best practice in early childhood

education

● Provide ongoing feedback to teaching teams within the framework of a growth mindset

● Implement assigned administrative duties

● Demonstrated ability to connect meaningfully with young children and to engage

productively with all members of the school community, including students, faculty, staff, and

parents and guardians.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with energetic faculty members. The Ramaz School offers a

friendly supportive work environment and the chance to have an impact on our children's future.

Ramaz is an EOE.

Please send your resume and cover letter indicating the position of interest and where you saw

posting to ECCCareers@ramaz.org

We look forward to hearing from you.

ECC & LS Librarian

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.

The Ramaz School is seeking an ECC/ Lower School Librarian for the 2022-2023 school year for Nursery through Fourth Grade.

The ideal candidate for this position will:

  • Actively create a welcoming and respectful environment within the library.
  • Instruct weekly library periods for all classes in nursery through fourth grade classes that combine instruction, read-alouds, and open access time for students to check out materials.
  • Integrate library technology into instruction.
  • Develop overall library policies and procedures, including a fair and consistent circulation policy.
  • Work with groups and individual students to provide for diverse student needs and reading levels.
  • Provide for classes and individual students to use the library for classroom research and projects as well as individual investigation and independent reading.
  • Assist students and teachers in utilizing library databases for classwork and independent research.
  • Develop and implement reading initiatives to motivate each student in independent reading.
  • Sponsor special programming when appropriate, such as author visits.
  • Conduct ongoing collection analysis to add and weed materials on an ongoing basis.
  • Professionally organize the library for optimal ease of access to resources and maintains an orderly environment.

The Lower School ECC/LS librarian should be a forward-thinking and passionate educator, with a bachelor’s degree or higher in literacy and/or library science, who understands the mission of the Ramaz School. The ECC/Lower School Librarianwill report to the Lower School ), Director of General Studies. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to LSCareers@ramaz.org.

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.

LS General Studies Teacher

Preference will be given to teachers with 1-3 years of experience and a Master’s Degree in Elementary or Special Education. This is an exciting opportunity to work with an energetic faculty embracing current best practices including TC Workshop, Fundations, Singapore Math, and Design Thinking. You will become part of a collaborative grade-level team and work with coaches in literacy, math, technology, and design thinking.

Please email resume and cover letter to LSCareers@ramaz.org.

LS Assistant Teacher

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 (charitable 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 inspired to discover the best in oneself and in others, and to gain a profound, spirited sense of responsibility to the world. The school, now in its 85th year, has a reputation for excellence both locally and internationally. We invite you to visit the website.

The Ramaz School is seeking a classroom Assistant Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year for Lower School classes. We are seeking a warm, caring, passionate and collaborative educator to join our team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with curriculum planning and implementation
  • Assessment of children’s developmental needs and goal setting
  • Ongoing collaboration with teaching teams, administration, and families
  • Manage classroom routines and behaviors
  • Communicate effectively with families
  • Substitute 1-2 days per week in other classes

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Coursework in Education or related field preferred
  • Innovative and creative educator
  • Passion for teaching

Please send a cover letter and resume to LSCareers@ramaz.org.

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.



Middle School


Part or Full-Time Librarian

The Ramaz School is a co-educational, Modern Orthodox, independent school located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Ramaz has a rich history of Jewish education, academic distinction, and nurturing of individual abilities and aspirations. 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. 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 Middle School is seeking a Middle School Librarian for grades 5-8. Our librarian supports our school community in reading, research and book day programming. We are looking for an experienced educator with a passion for literature, who is dynamic and engaging. and candidate with a strong math background and experience working with Middle School

Responsibilities

  • Curate our Middle School collection of books and resources, including fiction, non-fiction, reference materials, etc.
  • Provide reading guidance to students and families
  • Stay current with publishing trends and best practices in school libraries
  • Maintain digital library of databases and e-materials
  • Teach research skills to 5th-8th grades
  • Maintain good professional and collaborative relationships with colleagues
  • Commit to personal growth through active participation in professional development

Qualifications

  • A love of literature for middle school readers
  • A collaborative, flexible and engaging approach
  • Proficiency with reference and information literacy
  • Middle School experience and MLS, MIS or equivalent degree preferred
  • Knowledge of Hebrew language and Judaic Studies preferred

Interested candidates can send their resume to mscareers@ramaz.org.

MS Learning Specialist

The Ramaz School is a co-educational, Modern Orthodox, independent school located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Ramaz has a rich history of Jewish education, academic distinction, and nurturing of individual abilities and aspirations. 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. 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 Middle School is looking for a Learning Specialist for grades 5-8 for the 2022-2023 academic year. Part-time or full-time is available. Qualified candidates will have teaching experience and an M.A. is required.

Responsibilities

  • Provide academic support in 1:1 or small group settings to students with diagnosed learning disabilities and/or ADHD and executive functioning deficits
  • Implement extended time and special accommodations for Learning Center students as needed
  • Communicate about Learning Center students throughout the year with parents, outside professionals, administration and school psychologist as needed
  • Conference regularly with teachers regarding Learning Center students’ progress
  • Attend grade wide weekly team meetings about students
  • Participate in Board of Education phone conferences
  • Participate in parent teacher conferences
  • Complete behavior rating scales and Board of Education teacher progress reports for LC students as needed
  • Participate in weekly LC meetings
  • Prepare student progress reports

Requirements

This role requires that the individual be a:

  • self-motivated, independent, and flexible colleague and teacher.
  • collaborative and supportive team member
  • student-centered educator who can differentiate instruction and learning
  • computer literate
  • Participate in continuing education and professional development

In addition, the ideal candidate would possess:

  • excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.
  • a passion for education and desire to be a life-long learner
  • a Master’s Degree in special education



Upper School


Upper School Principal

Qualifications

Ramaz seeks a leader who is committed to the mission and ethos of a 21st century Modern Orthodox yeshiva; an individual who understands and exemplifies the complexities and joys of leading a school community grounded in Modern Orthodox values while welcoming families from varying levels of observance.

  • Master’s degree in education or related field preferred.
  • 10+ years of strong leadership and management experience in similar school setting – both in and out of the classroom.
  • Excellent pedagogical skills – including the capacity to plan, initiate, lead, and develop education and teaching in both general and subject-specific knowledge of student learning – to uphold the centrality of the rigorous learning process at Ramaz.
  • Experience fostering a student-centered educational and social-emotional philosophy.
  • Embody and set high ethical standards.
  • Proven record of leading, motivating and developing high performance teams and processes among a range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated success in program development and implementation.
  • Highly developed problem-solving and communication skills, with the ability to establish trust.
  • Exceptional oral, written, interpersonal and presentation skills.

Upper School Principal Attributes and Responsibilities

The ideal candidate should be an individual with a demonstrated record of success as a leader; is perceptive and knowledgeable, a strong communicator, listener, and relationship builder with a range of internal and external stakeholders. The candidate should possess the skills to communicate the Ramaz mission adeptly and authentically, and demonstrate well-honed strategic skills, including the ability to initiate and manage change, and to build effective, well functioning teams.

  • Embrace and lead a process that brings all faculty together to examine and enhance the curriculum to help ensure relevance and student preparedness for the 21st century, and for their future roles as active members and leaders of the Jewish community.
  • Inspire an environment of learning experiences that gives students Torah knowledge and values, text-based tools, and joy to fully engage in Jewish life as active and observant Jews.
  • Articulate and promote the value and differentiation of a Ramaz education in ways that inspire pride among faculty, students, parents, and the greater community.
  • Steward the mission in ways that demonstrate an appreciation of our students’ continued success and our school’s competitiveness in a region with other strong educational alternatives.
  • Set clear goals, expectations, and accountability with direct reports to ensure achievement of goals and consistency and transparency in communication among faculty and staff, between divisions, and parents.
  • Provide management and oversight of Upper School operations, budgeting, and programming in ways that are organized, efficient and cost-effective.
  • Partner with other divisions and departments to help clarify and align the Ramaz educational journey.
  • Build effective relationships by interacting with the school’s multiple and varied stakeholders.
  • Establish a highly visible presence in the school community – in and out of the classroom - inspiring students and parents through direct communication, teaching and speaking.
  • Nurture a warm, embracing, and dynamic culture that inspires positivity and dedication to recruit and retain engaged, motivated students, and top-tier faculty and staff.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Partner with schoolwide leadership team members, finance, operations, institutional advancement, and communications to meet the school’s strategic objectives.
  • Partner with the Head of School and Chief Financial Officer on all budgetary matters and specifically to identify, prioritize, and manage major educational objectives of the Upper School.
  • Partner with the Head of School and admissions team in robust recruitment, enrollment, and retention activities.
  • Lead an educational administrative team that is representative of faculty needs in General and Judaic Studies, Judaic leadership and student life. Work closely with this team to set policy in a collaborative manner, and in partnership with the upper school community.
  • Conduct weekly and other regularly scheduled meetings with all direct reports to ensure that priorities are clear, and coordination is sound.
  • Set priorities and supervise college and Israel guidance teams, learning center, and athletics coaching staff.
  • Work closely with the school psychologists to prioritize the continued development of programs that help meet the mental health needs of the students, including but not limited to, advisory and grade deans. Help ensure multiple opportunities for students to actively participate in activities outside the classroom that enable them to balance rigorous academic demands with social-emotional needs.
  • Foster, maintain, and manage relationships with key stakeholders – faculty, staff, students, and parents – and continue to build relationships with alumni parents and alumni.
  • Strengthen a culture of school pride and partnership with faculty, students, and parents.
  • Be a visible presence and participant at recruitment and retention events, build relationships with feeder schools and communities as identified through market research.
  • Oversee and ensure robust co-curricular programs and athletics through direct reports.
  • Be a regular attendee at athletic games, performances etc.
  • Perform other reasonable responsibilities and duties as directed by The Head of School.


Other Considerations

Compensation Highly competitive with comparable schools and other nonprofit organizations in the region.

To apply: Please send a CV/resume and cover letter, Attn: Jonathan Cannon, Head of School, to cannonj@ramaz.org

US Science Biology Teacher

The Ramaz Upper School seeks a part-time or full-time

US science teacher and AP Biology teacher

Candidates should have:

  • a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Biology or Biology education (higher degree preferred)
  • high school teaching experience

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 inquire to apply or with any questions.

Interested candidates can send resume to krupkam@ramaz.org


AP Psychology Teacher (Part-Time)

The successful candidate will be a passionate and learned teacher of human psychology, capable of instruction at honors and AP levels. We are seeking an effective classroom teacher who is committed to bringing the subject alive for teenagers. A degree in Psychology or related fields and experience is preferred, but experience in the practice of clinical psychology will be considered. This is a part-time position for the 2022-2023 Academic School Year. Interested candidates can send resume to krupkam@ramaz.org.

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