Employment OpportunitieS


Elementary/Middle School Permanent Substitute Teacher




Provide classroom coverage as assigned when regular teachers are absent. The permanent substitute teacher must be confident teaching a wide range of developmental age groups from 3 years old through 8th Grade.




  • Current teaching certification appropriate to elementary/middle school

  • Minimum of an undergraduate degree in Education or a relevant subject



  • Flexible and willing to adapt to change on short notice

  • Ability to teach day-to-day assignments or longer term positions (such as maternity leaves or long-term illnesses)

  • Ability to use initiative to solve problems as they arise and willingness to make decisions based on the best interests of the students

  • Experience in curriculum and assessment development

  • Previous elementary/middle school teaching experience

  • Ability to communicate well with adults and children

  • A positive attitude and desire to contribute in positive ways to the culture of the school

  • Expertise in activity building and collaborative classroom programs which encourage problem solving, critical thinking, and develop a sense of classroom community

  • A solid understanding of school organization, programs, and students

  • A proven ability to differentiate instruction and integrate learning

  • Ability to quickly adjust to different specialist subjects (Art, Gym, Music, etc) and grade levels.  

  • Ability to take over a class with little advanced notice and improvise lessons in emergency situations where the regular teacher may not have left lesson plans



The Permanent Substitute may be required to cover a class or perform a duty during each period of the day. If no coverage is needed, the Permanent Substitute may be assigned to assist other classroom teachers, work individually with students, or perform clerical duties as needed. The Permanent Substitute is also an integral part of the instructional staff and is expected to assume the same responsibilities as regular classroom teachers. These responsibilities include (but may not be limited to):


  • Communicating and liaising on a regular basis with other teachers with regard to planning, assessment, parent and community contact, and grade-level planning meetings

  • Following through on classroom issues such as discipline, expectations, and routines.

  • Attending and constructively contributing in staff meetings and professional development opportunities

  • Assisting, as required, in the development of curricular materials

  • Participating in and assisting with school events as required

  • Performing other duties, as needed, that are not listed above 

Learning Services Director 

Community Day School seeks a passionate educator and a visionary leader to fill the role of Learning Services Director.Salary commensurate with education and experience.

SUMMARY: Our Learning Services Director is responsible for providing vision, management, and leadership for the school’s learning support functions, which include support for English Language Learners (ELL), children with learning differences requiring adaptation (including giftedness), social and emotional support services, pull-in or push-out interventions, differentiated instruction in heterogeneous class settings, and management of the school’s SAP (Student Assistance Program) Team. Must be adept at managing collaboration across grades and departments of the school among teachers, administrators, families, and related services through outside providers. Responsible for interpreting and administering all local, state, and federal statutes, rules, policies, and administrative directions pertaining to independent schools, managing budget across multiple funding sources, and having grant writing expertise/capacity.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: State Teaching Certification K-12 (may be other than Pennsylvania)Special Education CertificationFive years or more of related successful classroom instruction experienceThree or more years of successful administrative/supervisory experiencePossession of computer skills including Word, Excel, Google Docs, Google Classroom, and related databases (e.g., Education Edge or similar)Knowledge and experience in group facilitation and leadershipKnowledge and experience providing professional development for education professionals.


  • Support evidence- and data-based learning services

  • Provide ongoing teacher consultation/collaboration

  • Provide ongoing parent communication

  • Attend Grade-Level & Departmental/Division Meetings

  • Observe in classrooms

  • Maintain/Facilitate Intermediate Unit Services

    • Psychoeducational Testing

    • Title 1 Reading

    • Speech & Language

    • Manage TSS if present

  • Maintain/Manage Title II (Professional Development Monies)

  • Coordinate Weekly SAP meetings

  • Write and hold staff accountable to Learning Plans* (IEP for independent school)

    • Based on psychoeducational evaluations, observations, and teacher experiences

  • Supervise Support Personnel

  • Coordinate Testing Program (Gates-MacGinitie, DIBELS, Running Records, ERBs)

  • Coordinate and/or deliver academic and social-emotional support

    • Individual students

    • Small groups

  • Maintain outside agency/professional/school contact

    • Schools

    • Therapists

    • Psychoeducational Evaluations

    • Childline

    • University partnerships

  • Coordinate student transitions

  • Develop programs to support as well as enrich (learning differences including Gifted)

  • Work with teachers on classroom accommodations for all ends of the spectrum

  • Oversee assessment screening for incoming students in K-Grade 8

  • Maintain and update accurate student records and information 

After-School and Extended Day Programs 


Community Day School is looking for responsible individuals to assist with our after-school and Extended Day programming. Candidates for the position should be energetic and excited about working with students in Kindergarten to Grade 5. The position is part-time and lasts from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Monday-Friday and 2:30-5 p.m. on Fridays on days in which school is in session.


E-mail cover letter and resume to hr@comday.org. EOE


Substitute Teachers

Daily substitute teachers for all grades and subjects are needed: 


  • Art
  • Hebrew and Jewish Studies
  • Elementary School
  • Early Childhood
  • Support and Gifted Services
  • Music
  • Computers
  • Library
  • Gym
  • Middle School subjects including Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Support, Science, and Spanish

These positions require elementary certifications for Lower School general studies and secondary certifications in major subject area for Middle School, as well as a minimum of two years of teaching experience. Current clearances also are required. E-mail cover letter and resume to hr@comday.org. EOE

Please note all employees at Community Day School are required to obtain the following clearances prior to employment:


I didn’t know what it felt like to belong somewhere, to belong to a community, until I spent time at CDS. If I had gone to any other school, I don’t think I ever could have gotten as far as I am now. As a person, as a student, as a young woman, and as a Jew. I don’t think any school could’ve been my home like CDS was.

- Bella Markovitz, Class of 2014

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