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Employment Opportunities

New England Jewish Academy is a Modern Orthodox Jewish day school for children ages two through twelfth grade. We offer a fully integrated general and Jewish studies curriculum that stimulates young minds, inspiring students to become independent thinkers, creative learners, and proud, knowledgeable and compassionate Jews.

We seek to keep our job listings current.  All positions require a love of children, a respect for Jewish tradition, a personal devotion to life-long learning and a commitment to working as a team player for the benefit of the entire school.

current openings

(updated 11/30/22)

Director of Admissions

New England Jewish Academy (NEJA), an Orthodox pre-K -12 day school in West Hartford, CT, is seeking a PT/FT Director of Admissions.

Newly unified on our beautiful campus, NEJA is poised for continued enrollment growth. Our ideal applicant will possess warmth and empathy. He or she will be a self-starter who is very well organized, a great communicator, has superb customer service skills and exhibits a warm, friendly and kind demeanor at all times. The candidate will be comfortable interacting with children of all age groups and families of all backgrounds.

The Director of Admissions will perform a wide range of tasks falling under the broad categories below:

  1. Manage the admission process from inquiry through enrollment and retention.
  2. Proactively recruit and provide outreach to families within a 1-hour radius of the school.
  3. Manage the financial aid, grant processes and tuition agreements.
  4. Work closely with the Head of School, Principals, Director of Finance and faculty.
  5. Communicate comfortably with all stakeholders.
  6. Coordinate and lead all individual and group recruitment tours.
  7. Coordinate and oversee all admissions events.
  8. Manage the re-enrollment process for students.
  9. Prepare reports for the Board of Directors and the Head of School.
  10. Assist with grant writing and school communications.

The successful candidate will hold an Associate’s degree (Bachelor’s degree preferred), have 3-plus years of experience in a similar role and have an in-depth understanding of the Jewish religion and culture. The applicant must be able to maintain complete confidentiality, have strong oral and written communication skills and excellent computer skills, including experience with Google and Excel

Medical and dental insurance are offered, along with vacation, reduced summer hours and holidays (Jewish, federal and school holidays are observed.) Please submit a resume to

High School Judaic Studies Teacher

New England Jewish Academy, an Early Childhood -12th grade Orthodox day school in the vibrant West Hartford, CT Jewish community, is looking for a High School Judaic Studies teacher. This is a full time position with ample prep time during the day. The subjects to be taught include Chumash, Gemara, Navi, Dinim and Israeli History. There is also a full-time or part-time teaching position for a spouse, as well. The ideal candidate will:

The ideal candidate will

  • Inspire our students, infusing them with a love of Torah and Eretz Yisrael.
  • Bring out the unique strengths of each and every student, and challenge them to achieve their potential.
  • Make learning real and relevant in the modern world that we live in.
  • Cultivate positive relationships with students, parents and colleagues.
  • Serve as a role model for our students outside of school in the community.
  • Plan, prepare and deliver active learning experiences.
  • Develop a positive, engaging educational environment for students.
  • Provide an environment that encourages participation, recognize the needs of individual students and the entire group, and offer support and flexibility as needed.
  • Welcome feedback and engage in ongoing professional development opportunities.
  • Seek out research-based practices and programs to experiment with and implement.

Work as part of a cooperative team of educators and administrators to advance the mission of NEJA.

Qualifications:

Candidates should have a commitment to help students develop the skills and critical thinking abilities they will need to grow as learners. The ideal candidate will have an interest in professional growth and a commitment to continuous learning. Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree is preferred.

About Us:

New England Jewish Academy is a caring, nurturing and forward-thinking school. The work environment is collaborative with teacher input playing a significant role in all aspects of the school. The West Hartford Jewish Community is a fast-growing Orthodox community just a two hour drive from NY with several Orthodox shuls, a large Kosher supermarket, a Mikveh and many other amenities. It is a very friendly and welcoming community which values educators and supports them in many ways.

Salary

Competitive salary commensurate with experience and full benefits package included.

Elementary/Middle School Judaic Studies Teacher

New England Jewish Academy, an early Childhood – 12th Grade Orthodox school in the West Hartford community is looking for an Elementary/Middle School Judaic Studies teacher. The ideal candidates will inspire our students, infusing them with a love of Torah, making learning real and relevant, nurturing and bringing out the unique strengths of each and every child and challenging them to get out of their comfort zones. The ideal candidate will work with other teachers to solidify a holistic orthodox curriculum.

For the Middle School position, the subjects to be taught are Chumash, Gemara, Mishna, Navi and Dinim. A very important component of both positions is to teach the children about Eretz Yisrael, to connect them with our homeland and to nurture an ahavat Eretz Yisrael.

For the Lower School position the subjects to be taught include Parshat Hashavuah, Yediot Klaliyot, Chumash, Tefilah, Dinim and Eretz Yisrael.

New England Jewish Academy is a caring, nurturing and forward thinking school. The principal is a passionate child advocate and teacher advocate who guides, nurtures and cares for the teachers and advocates for them. The work environment is collaborative with teacher input playing a significant role in all aspects of the school. The West Hartford Jewish Community is a very friendly and welcoming community, which values educators and supports them in many ways. We are just a short two hour drive from both NY and Boston.