EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT OCA

Ohr Chadash Academy embraces a progressive, student-centered approach to education that inspires innovation, creativity, and collaboration among teachers and students, alike. As a school community, we employ research-based instructional methods and continually refine and adjust our professional practice in order to maximize student learning. We teach our students and value in our faculty the ability to maintain growth mindset, to reflect on process over product, and value lifelong learning. As an Orthodox Jewish Day School, we believe in the inherent kedusha of all learning. This core value inspires our commitment to excellence in Judaic and general studies, alike. From our 2-year-old class through 8th grade, each student is nurtured both as the individual he or she is and as a contributing member of our caring school community, the greater Jewish community, and the global community. We are seeking passionate, dynamic, professional educators to join our elementary and middle school staff. Qualified candidates should be reflective learners and practitioners able to implement best practices in teaching using flexible and individualized instruction, technology integration, and center-based learning to help every student achieve success.


PLEASE SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO:

Ohr Chadash Academy
employment@ocabaltimore.org


F/T Ivrit teacher/Ivrit program coordinator

Ohr Chadash Academy is seeking full-time elementary school Judaic Studies teachers.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent preferred
  • Formal training and ongoing professional development in education
  • Passion for helping nurture students’ love of learning Hebrew and of Israel
  • Minimum of 5-7 years teaching experience in upper elementary and middle schools
  • Excellent written Hebrew and native oral language skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English
  • Warm, approachable demeanor
  • Proficiency with integrating technology into instruction
  • Proficiency with Google classroom and iTaLAM preferred

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee curriculum selection and implementation of Hebrew language instruction (listening, speaking, reading, writing) from kindergarten through eighth grade
  • Supervise Hebrew language instruction in grades K-3
  • Coordinate and collaborate with existing Hebrew and Judaic Studies teaching staff
  • Prepare lesson plans, create learning activities, and deliver instruction to students in grades 4-8
  • Assess student learning on an informal and ongoing basis to inform lesson design
  • Oversee administration of standardized assessments K-8 to track student progress
  • Communicate with parents both informally (email, phone) and formal (parent-teacher conferences, report cards)
  • Supervise shinshinim; design, support, and oversee their engagement with the OCA school community to enrich students’ connection to and knowledge of Israel
  • Supervise Shevat Achim program in which OCA 5th graders engage in parallel and joint learning with Ashkelon peers
  • Design opportunities to infuse Hebrew and Israel into the school year-round through assemblies, programs, bulletin boards, etc.

The successful candidate will: 

  • Value joining a warm, mutually supportive, creative, and innovative faculty culture
  • Be committed to building a high-quality Hebrew language program
  • Be self-reflective and committed to professional growth
  • Possess an understanding of current teaching best practices and second language acquisition
  • Create a joyful, stimulating, challenging, and safe learning environment for all students
  • Develop and maintain positive, supportive relationships with children and parents
  • View students through a positive, strength-based lens
  • Create differentiated lessons to meet the needs of individual students

F/T General Studies Kindergarten teacher

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education or content-related field
  • Passion for helping nurture children’s curiosity and love of learning
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with virtual instruction and technology integration
  • Knowledge of differentiated instruction or UDL preferred

Responsibilities:

  • Design interactive learning experiences for individual students, small groups, and the class, as a whole
  • Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of a range of learners
  • Collaborate with colleagues within and across subject areas, and all aspects of school life
  • Actively communicate with parents and student support team
  • Engage in ongoing professional development

The successful candidate will: 

  • Value joining a warm, mutually supportive, creative, and innovative faculty culture
  • Be self-reflective and committed to professional growth
  • Possess an understanding of current teaching best practices
  • Have familiarity with play-based approach to teaching kindergarten
  • Create a joyful, stimulating, challenging, and safe learning environment for all students
  • Be committed to helping students achieve success in mathematics
  • Develop and maintain positive, supportive relationships with children and parents
  • View students through a positive, strength-based lens
  • Create differentiated lessons to meet the needs of individual students

P/T 5th – 7th grade Math teacher 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education or content-related field
  • Experience teaching middle school
  • Passion for helping nurture children’s curiosity and love of learning
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with virtual instruction and technology integration
  • Knowledge of differentiated instruction or UDL preferred

Responsibilities:

  • Design interactive learning experiences for individual students, small groups, and the class, as a whole
  • Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of a range of learners
  • Collaborate with colleagues within and across subject areas, and all aspects of school life
  • Actively communicate with parents and student support team
  • Engage in ongoing professional development
  • Participate in and/or assist in planning assemblies, offering electives, student activities, assemblies
  • Fulfill other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Principal

The successful candidate will: 

  • Value joining a warm, mutually supportive, creative, and innovative faculty culture
  • Be self-reflective and committed to professional growth
  • Possess an understanding of current teaching best practices
  • Create a joyful, stimulating, challenging, and safe learning environment for all students
  • Be committed to helping students achieve success in mathematics
  • Develop and maintain positive, supportive relationships with children and parents
  • View students through a positive, strength-based lens
  • Create differentiated lessons to meet the needs of individual students


P/T Middle School (8th grade) ELA Teacher

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education or content-related field
  • Experience teaching in the division for which one is applying
  • Passionate about helping nurture children’s curiosity and love of learning
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with virtual instruction and technology integration
  • Knowledge of differentiated instruction or UDL preferred

Responsibilities: 

  • Design interactive learning experiences for individual students, small groups, and the class, as a whole
  • Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of a range of learners
  • Collaborate with colleagues within and across subject areas, and all aspects of school life
  • Actively communicate with parents and student support team
  • Engage in ongoing professional development
  • Participate in and/or assist in planning assemblies, offering electives, student activities, assemblies
  • Fulfill other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Principal

Early Childhood Educators 

The mission of the Ohr Chadash Early Childhood Center (ECC) is to support the individual development of each child through a Torah-driven, developmentally appropriate, child-directed approach.  Attentive to each individual child’s different abilities, interests, and needs, we use a variety of multisensory teaching tools and materials to ensure that our environment is stimulating and relevant to the growth and potential of each child. Our classrooms are equipped with centers and materials that encourage open-ended exploration within an integrated Judaic and general studies curriculum. Embracing empirically-based teaching strategies and experiential learning opportunities, our program supports children’s growth through play and small/large group activities.

F/T Early Childhood Lead Teacher

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or content-related skills, preferred
  • 2-3 years’ early childhood teaching experience
  • Warm, nurturing, flexible, and joyful approach to teaching
  • Ability to integrate age-appropriate Torah-based Judaic and general studies content and skill building into a play-based classroom
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Responsibilities: 

  • Design and implement interdisciplinary instructional units and daily lesson plans following the Creative Curriculum
  • Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of a range of learners
  • Use various assessment tools to evaluate each student’s capabilities within the classroom
  • Support children in developing age-appropriate cognitive, physical, and social-emotional skills and skills of independence
  • Establish a positive relationship with parents by providing regular and positive communication

The successful candidate will possess: 

  • A reflective, growth mindset with an interest in professional growth
  • Sincere passion for early childhood education
  • Calm, steady leadership and effective classroom management skills
  • Collaborative approach to decision making
  • Passion for helping nurture children’s curiosity and love of learning
  • Ability to skillfully balance an array of responsibilities in a busy school environment
  • Engage in ongoing professional development

F/T Early Childhood Assistant Teacher

P/T or F/T Early Childhood Floating Teacher

Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma
  • Experience working with young children

Responsibilities: 

  • Assist lead teacher in preparing an environment conducive to learning and child-centered exploration
  • Assist lead teacher in creating developmentally-appropriate learning activities
  • Assume teacher responsibilities if the lead teacher is absent
  • Maintain ongoing dialogue with other teachers, substitutes, and parent volunteers
  • Work with individual children to gauge abilities and work towards developing their abilities
  • Create a calm and quiet learning environment
  • Use various assessment tools to evaluate each student’s capabilities within the classroom
  • Maintain classroom supplies, inventory and materials
  • Support children during toilet learning
  • Supports and maintains classroom cleanliness and organization

The successful candidate will possess: 

  • Warm, nurturing, flexible, and joyful approach to working with young children
  • Passion for helping nurture children’s curiosity and love of learning
  • Ability to work well both independently and with direction
  • Interest in learning and growing
  • Ability to skillfully balance an array of responsibilities in a busy school environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Have the physical capacity to work with toddlers and preschoolers

Reading Specialist

Ohr Chadash Academy is seeking a part-time or full-time reading specialist to work as part of our elementary and middle school student support team. Utilizing research-based methodologies, the candidate will work collaboratively with administrators and teachers to assess, monitor, provide direct instruction to and program for the reading needs of students in grades K-8.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred
  • Formal training in special education and/or current research-based reading instruction
  • Minimum of 3 years successful teaching experience
  • Proficiency with technology integration
  • Experience administering a variety of informal testing measures
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Effective behavior management skills
  • Strong organizational skills

Responsibilities:

  • Working with students 1:1 or in small groups to remediate reading skills
  • Observing students in the classroom and advising teachers on modifications and accommodations for the students
  • Establishing and maintaining effective data collection methods and adjusting instruction based on data
  • Communicating students’ progress and performance with colleagues and parents

Physical Education Teacher/Athletic Coach


 

If you are interested in being part of this warm, growing, dynamic school community, please submit your cover letter and resume to employment@ocabaltimore.org