We are in an exciting phase at Kohelet Yeshiva. The Philadelphia Orthodox community is growing rapidly and Kohelet Yeshiva has experienced substantial growth over the last six years. In addition to adding the Lab and Middle School divisions, Kohelet Yeshiva embarked upon an ambitious 10 Year Strategic Financial Plan anchored by lead gifts of $35 million and is focused on solidifying our financial footing well into the future. This position is a great opportunity for a High School Principal ready to take our school to its next level of success.
The High School Principal will be a student-focused leader whose commitment to Torah will inspire our students and faculty. The candidate should have robust curricular and pedagogical knowledge in both Judaic and General Studies, administrative experience to hire, manage and retain outstanding faculty, and excellent interpersonal skills to serve as an ambassador to our families and their communities.
The Principal will be responsible for the daily operation of the High School. He/she will embody the school’s values and mission inside and outside of school. The Principal will also monitor the overall atmosphere of the school to ensure that it continues to provide students with an environment that is safe, secure, and conducive to cultivating Bnei and Bnot Torah. The High School Principal, in addition to leading a High School administrative team, will directly supervise the High School Kodesh faculty. He/she will oversee the Director of General Studies to ensure that he/she meets the high standards of the school’s mission and vision. In order to foster meaningful relationships with the students and faculty, the Principal will teach and will actively participate in all facets of student programming/life. In essence, the Principal will strengthen the school’s warm atmosphere while ensuring the highest academic standards in both Judaic and General Studies.
The High School Principal will work collaboratively with the K-8 Principal to facilitate a smooth transition of students from the Middle School to the High School and to ensure that the school’s K-12 vision is carried out. The Principal will work closely with the administrative office, led by an Executive Director, on all major development and communications initiatives, will have ultimate responsibility for the High School budget, and will serve as the High School’s ambassador at all Kohelet Yeshiva and community events.
The High School Principal will oversee the Dean of Students to ensure that the school is providing a healthy array of in- and out-of-school programming to sufficiently promote student religious, social, emotional, and physical growth. He/she will convene and coordinate the efforts of the Student Support Team to ensure that the school is supporting the needs of each student. The High School Principal will also supervise the Director of College Guidance and the Director of the Learning Center. In doing so, he/she will ensure that they provide the necessary mission appropriate support and guidance to all High School students and their parents, while working to present the school and its students in the most favorable light to all institutions of higher learning.
The High School Principal will work closely with the Director of Admissions and with the High School Faculty Admissions Committee on all aspects of the recruitment and admissions process. He/she will take an active role in interviewing parents and students and in building strong relationships between the High School and its partner elementary schools. The Principal will also serve as the face of the school for parents, building strong personal partnerships with them through proactive outreach, parent programming and education, and by serving as a liaison with the PTO.
- Demonstrate a deep understanding of and passionate commitment to Modern Orthodox Yeshiva High School education
- Have a proven track record of successful, collaborative team building, organizational management, and inspiring leadership
- Have a proven track record of outstanding classroom teaching
- Demonstrate the ability to connect deeply with students, faculty, and parents
- Demonstrate the flexibility necessary to lead an institution in a growing community
- Be highly organized, efficient, and hard working
- Have prior experience as a school Principal or Assistant Principal
- Have a Master’s degree or Doctorate in Education or a related field. If male, the candidate will ideally hold Rabbinic Semicha.
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