For 2020/2021 School Year
The Upper School Hebrew Educator develops the student’s active linguistic ability, measured by knowledge and proficiency in the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The active linguistic ability is built gradually from the simple to the more complex and from passive knowledge to creative activity. Although all levels use the same linguistic elements—genres, layers, and registers—the level of achievement is measured on several continuums: length of texts, richness of vocabulary, frequency/infrequency of words, syntactic complexity of the sentences, and rhetorical complexity of the texts. The Upper School Hebrew Educator also strives to foster a sense of belonging to the Jewish people (Am Yisroel) and cultivates strong ties with Medinat Yisroel (the State of Israel).
Responsibilities and Duties
Set high academic standards for every student in class while still adapting to the individual needs of each student.
Prepare lesson plans in advance that teach core objectives and principles based on the LGI’s (learning goal indicators) for each grade and level.
Teach the rules of grammar and other nuances of the Hebrew language.
Track and report performance data to determine where changes need to be made and which strategies and methods are working.
Assess students’ abilities applying the four skills and ensure that students are indeed progressing toward the goal of Hebrew proficiency.
Attend special events held by the school and engage with students and/or parents in an appropriate, friendly way.
Attend work a maximum of eight working days prior to the commencement of classes and two administrative days following the conclusion of the spring semester of the school year.
Adhere to all aspects of the Posnack Way.
Participate in the ongoing curriculum development of Posnack School and attend all teacher meetings.
Communicate with the parents of each student on a timely and consistent basis .
Prepare and present regular oral and written reports to parents concerning their child’s education and welfare.
Maintain student and family confidentially both on and off the Posnack School campus.
Performs other duties as may be deemed necessary for the efficient operation of the department and school such as lunch duties, carpool, clubs and etc.
Follow the Posnack Way and the eight domains as a guideline.
It is essential for the Employee to arrive on time to work every scheduled workday. It is essential for the Employee to maintain good attendance and give ample notice, when possible, when Employee will be absent. It is essential for Employee to speak to co-workers with respect and to follow all of the requirements and expectations in the Employee Handbook.
The Upper School Hebrew Educator must have a CAJE license, or bachelor’s degree or higher. The candidate must have the ability to teach all grades of Upper School Hebrew; have two years of experience of teaching Hebrew as a second language outside if Israel; be proficient in the use of instructional technology and online textbooks; speak fluent Hebrew; have experience in creating teaching units on a variety of topics in a sequential order; have the skills to differentiate the instruction. Candidate must be certified by the Center for Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE). Salary based on experience.
Posnack School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or genetics, and any other characteristic or status protected by law.