Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Chicago Jewish Day School! CJDS offers an exciting and innovative dual curriculum, encompassing the best of General Studies, Hebrew and Judaic Studies. At CJDS, learning is approached in a safe, collaborative, and supportive educational environment. As our school continues to grow, we are looking for creative and collaborative faculty to join and expand our team.

Please review the descriptions of the open position(s) and their requirements below.

The following positions are currently available:

  • Middle School Science Teacher
  • Grade Six Humanities Teacher
  • Early Childhood and Lower School General and Judaic Studies Teachers
  • Substitute Teachers

Middle School Science Teacher

Ideal Candidate: 

  • Familiarity with Next Generation Science Standards
  • Familiarity with planning curriculum using cross cutting concepts
  • Experience with using interactive science notebooks
  • Understands academic, social and behavioral characteristics for middle school
    students 
  • Creates a positive structured learning environment 
  • Meets the needs of a range of students by planning and providing for
    differentiated instruction
  • Has strong instructional skills and classroom management 
  • Incorporates social emotional learning into student experiences
  • Commits to school community through work with colleagues and participation in
    school events

Responsibilities Include:

  • Planning for and teaching grades 6-8 science classes
  • Working collaboratively with an interdisciplinary middle school team
  • Leading an advisory group with curated activities throughout the school year
  • Determining students' academic and social emotional learning goals and ensuring
    that they're met
  • Designing experiential, project-based learning that is relevant and real-world

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s preferred 
  • Certification in Middle School Science
  • Minimum three years' prior teaching experience 


Contact: Please send resume and cover letter to Paulette Herbstman at Chicago Jewish Day School, resumes@chicagojewishdayschool.org.

Grade Six Humanities Teacher

Ideal Candidate: 

  • Understands academic, social and behavioral characteristics for middle school students 
  • Creates a positive structured learning environment 
  • Meets the needs of a range of students, providing extra support, enrichment, or variation of work 
  • Has strong instructional skills and classroom management 
  • Has familiarity with Reading/Writing Workshop
  • Incorporates social emotional learning into student experiences
  • Commits to school community through work with colleagues and participation in school events

Responsibilities Include:

  • Planning for and teaching Grade six grade Humanities classes
  • Leading an advisory group with curated activities throughout the school year
  • Determining students' academic and social emotional learning goals and ensuring that they're met
  • Designing experiential, project-based learning that is relevant and real-world

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s preferred 
  • Certification in appropriate middle school discipline
  • Minimum three years' experience 


Contact: Please send resume and cover letter to Paulette Herbstman at Chicago Jewish Day School, resumes@chicagojewishdayschool.org.  

Early Childhood and Lower School General and Judaic Studies Teachers

Ideal Candidate: 

  • Maintains excitement about and passion for the daily work of an educator

  • Creates a respectful learning environment

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s preferred

  • Minimum three years experience

Additional Qualifications for Early Childhood Teacher

  • Reggio-inspired training and classroom experience required

Additional Qualifications for Hebrew/Judaic Studies Teacher:

  • Fluent in Hebrew required
  • TAL AM curriculum experience preferred

Salary commensurate with experience

  • Medical, paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave


Contact: Please send resume and cover letter to Paulette Herbstman at Chicago Jewish Day School, resumes@chicagojewishdayschool.org.  

Substitute Teachers

We are always looking for qualified candidates for substitutes in all grades and disciplines. Please email a current resume to our Substitute Coordinator, Jennifer Katz at sub@chicagojewishdayschool.org if you are interested.