Head of Joel Braverman High School @ Yeshivah of Flatbush

Head of Joel Braverman High School

The Yeshivah of Flatbush (YOF) is a co-educational modern Orthodox Yeshivah in New York educating close to 2,100 students on its Elementary and High School campuses.
Over generations, we have graduated more than twelve thousand students sharing our commitment to Torah, Mitzvot, and Zionism, and a love of the Hebrew language. We pride ourselves on our unique complement of Jewish and American values and an education that synthesizes Torah and General Studies with an unparalleled offering of extra-curricular activities, all in an atmosphere of inquiry and exploration.
Our mission at the Yeshivah of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School is to inspire, challenge, and support our students to grow into adults who have compassion, scholarship, and a commitment to Torah u’Mitzvot, Am Yisrael and Medinat Yisrael. A focus for our dedicated teachers and staff is to cultivate strong relationships with our students throughout their high school years. We empower our graduates to succeed, lead, and serve in institutions of higher learning, their communities and the world at large.
In addition to our rich core curriculum, we offer wide ranging and challenging AP courses and electives to match student interest and prepare our students for college and career. Students explore their personal interests under the guidance and support of individual faculty members in our Tsei U’lemad independent study courses. Our pioneering Pathfinders Program offers every high school student the ability to pursue their passions, strengthen their college portfolios, build resumes and network with industry professionals.
With well over 150 extracurricular offerings, including award-winning school publications, acclaimed drama performances and unique Flatbush chesed programs, we provide students with some of the most dynamic and inspiring opportunities available. Programs and classes are designed to enhance the religious and spiritual identities of our students and allow them to grow into compassionate, conscientious and connected members of Klal Yisrael.
The recent expansion of the Al and Sonny Gindi Campus, with its modern and uplifting architectural design filled with natural light, has transformed the student and staff experience at our High School. Modeled after university-style libraries, our expansive new space has become the primary home for independent learning and study, with flex-space conference rooms that allow for group study, small classes, extracurricular meetings and student-teacher consultations. The Stein Student Commons, with its indoor and outdoor seating café, has become the social hub of the High School buzzing with activity and conversations among faculty and students.
For more information about the Yeshivah of Flatbush please view our school website: http://xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Opportunity For Impact
The YOF Board of Trustees seeks a Head of High School to begin in the summer of 2021. This is an exceptional opportunity to lead and inspire a student body of 700 students in an institution with a uniquely storied legacy in the Jewish day school community. The Yeshivah of Flatbush is eager to partner with its next Head of High School to empower, educate and inspire the next generation of Jewish leaders, thinkers and citizens.

The Position
The Head of High School will be the Instructional and Spiritual leader of the YOF Joel Braverman High School. Reporting to the President of the school's Board of Trustees, the Head of High School will have ultimate responsibility for ensuring the articulation, implementation and advancement of the High School’s mission. The unique opportunity to collaborate with the Head of Elementary School and the Executive Director of YOF enables the position to focus on three core educational capacities:
Inspirational Visionary
The new Head of High School will be a passionate visionary who can clearly articulate a strong institutional vision and develop and execute a plan to effectively implement that vision by motivating, empowering and collaborating with students, faculty, staff, parents and lay leaders. The Head of High School must have exemplary communication skills and a high emotional quotient.

Leader of Faculty and Curriculum Advancement
The next Head of our High School will lead and support faculty and staff with exemplary skills as a hands-on administrator, cultivator of collaborative relationships and champion of faculty and staff development and recruitment. To continually advance the curricula and offerings of our High School, the next Head will have a strong understanding of both Judaic and general studies, with a deep understanding of pedagogy and current educational trends.
Student-Centered Educator
The next Head of High School will demonstrate a genuine passion and appreciation for students and their well-being. The Head of High School is a dynamic relationship builder who displays a sincere interest in each student, engages them with the values and ethos of the High School and imbues within them a love of Torah and mitzvot.

Education Administration
Work together with YOF’s President and Board of Trustees to strengthen the vision for the High School and identify priorities and opportunities for growth
Provide overall management, leadership and direction – both educational and operational – for the High School and its faculty and staff, in both Judaic and general studies
In conjunction with the High School leadership team, supervise, evaluate and innovatively implement the High School’s educational curriculum and programs.
Engage High School students with warmth and respect and display a genuine desire to connect with YOF families
Recruit, develop, mentor, supervise, evaluate and support exceptional faculty and staff
Foster trust and maintain positive morale among faculty and staff
Maintain and ensure accreditation and compliance with government regulations
External/Community Relations
Serve as a visible and involved presence during school hours and at school events
Foster and maintain affirmative relationships with all YOF constituencies
Act as a spokesperson and personify the religious and educational values of the school
Develop and maintain relationships in the Jewish day school and local communities
Finance and Operations
Collaborate with the Board, Executive Director, and robust Executive Office team to:
Ensure efficient fiscal management
Prepare annual budget and provide timely and accurate financial reports to the Board
Provide analysis and projections for any Board-level decisions and/or strategic planning that may have a financial impact on the school
Assist with fundraising efforts and campaigns

Desired Qualifications
Proven track record as an organizational leader and/or educational administrator
Ability to effectively engage and interact comfortably with all constituencies in a charismatic, consensus-building, and persuasive manner
Comfortable with soliciting input from others while still being decisive and independent in the decision-making process
Strong supervisory and evaluation skills to monitor staff objectively and hold them accountable for expected results
Excellent people skills with a warm, honest and fair approach in dealing with others

Ability to maintain composure and effectiveness under pressure and to approach work with creative energy, enthusiasm and humor.
Knowledge of, and personal commitment to, Jewish ideals, values, ritual and practice
Advanced degree in Education, Educational Administration, Judaic Studies, or another related field

This position description is based upon material provided by Yeshivah of Flatbush, an equal opportunity employer.

Dara Z. Klarfeld, CEO

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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits:
  • Preferred Experience: Unspecified
  • Preferred Degree: N/A
  • Job Posted: 2020-09-24
  • Times this job has been viewed: 516 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Principal / Head of School
  • Organization Type: Yeshiva
Job Location
Yeshivah of Flatbush
1609 Avenue J
Brooklyn , New York 11230


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