Head of School
Zucker Academy
Miami, Houston, Queens, LA

Overview

JEI is looking for passionate and talented Head of School candidates to spearhead the openings of local Zucker Academies, with the backing and infrastructure of the JEI.

The ideal candidate is a Ben Torah who is an approachable and experienced educator. The candidate will have significant knowledge of educational theory and understand the application of theory in context. Serving as HOS, the appointed candidate will develop a school that provides superior Jewish and general studies education. The school leader will understand social-emotional and religious development and support the implementation of programs that foster healthy development. The HOS will be a creative thinker and innovator who uses data to inform and support decisions, strategies, and development
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
shira@shirawerblowsky.com

Key Responsibilities

● Serve as the Religious figure as well as the learning leader of the school
● Foster a school climate and culture that is positive and encourages life-long learning in Jewish and general studies
● Ensure that all school programming is aligned to the mission and vision of the school and JEI
● Create and implement processes that will enable faculty and staff to work effectively and thrive
● Facilitate school-wide programming that is focused on the whole child and includes, social-emotional, cognitive, and religious development
● Maintain fiscal responsibility
● Provide support to faculty and staff
● Develop positive relationships with students, families, and the wider community
● Ensure academic excellence across disciplines (Jewish and general studies as well as co-curricular opportunities) that is consistent with a college prep school
● Develop the leadership capacity of stakeholders
● Develop mechanism for faculty and staff evaluations and feedback
● Welcome feedback from stakeholders and incorporate when appropriate

Requirements

● Excellent emotional intelligence and leadership skills that result in positive engagement with all stakeholders and the wider community
● Professional written and verbal communication skills
● Experience managing large budgets and fiscal responsibility
● Graduate degree in educational leadership, administration, teaching and learning, or related discipline preferred
● Aligned with the school mission
● Has significant understanding of differentiated instruction
● Ability to differentiate between effective and ineffective instructional and co -curricular programs and initiatives
● Strong Yeshiva background