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Employment Opportunities


Current job opportunities are posted here as they become available. Email cover letter, resume, references, and current clearances (if available) to hr@comday.org.

Community Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please note our campus is tobacco-free. All employees at CDS are required to obtain a tuberculosis test and the following clearances prior to employment:

  • PA Criminal History Check
  • PA Child Abuse Clearance (you will need to create your own Keystone ID)
  • Federal Criminal History Check (requires you get fingerprints after you register)

Academic and Emotional Services Coordinator

Academic and Emotional Services Coordinator

Start date:  August 1, 2019

Community Day School is poised to embrace transformational leadership in expanding our capacity to serve the widest diversity of learners. We intentionally and proudly commit to offering academic and emotional supports that will ensure that students of all ages and abilities can live up to their highest aspirations as learners and as human beings.

We seek a leader with a holistic vision of education that reveals a deep understanding of neurodiversity and inclusion, and whose personal characteristics will generate respect and admiration from students, staff, parents, and trustees.

Our ideal candidate possesses a growth mindset, viewing leadership as the opportunity to serve and understanding that a collaborative team is the secret strength of a strong leader.

Scope of Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with the Academic and Emotional Services team to create a program that will provide staff, students, parents, and the greater community with the disposition, resources, tools, and temperament to invest in each students’ success.
  • Facilitate administration and staff’s understanding of neurodiversity and inclusion through ongoing modeling, support, and training.
  • Support educators in meeting the unique needs of intellectually or otherwise gifted students.
  • Support educators in meeting the needs of twice exceptional learners, those who have both high ability and a disability or disorder, recognizing that ability can be in any culturally-valued domain, including high intelligence, academics, the visual or performing arts, and athletics.

  • Oversee the development of a systematic approach to learning plans through the process of collaboration with existing support team and input from parents, teachers, and students.

  • Connect CDS with available services through the Intermediate Unit and other community partners.
  • Coordinate systems of communications between parents, teachers and the Academic and Emotional Services team so that efforts are aligned and all are free to focus on creating optimal support for each student.

  • All members of our Academic and Emotional Services team must have a track record of effective teaching so that students, staff, and parents can come to rely upon and trust their professional expertise. Limited teaching duties may be assigned based on needs and may be best leveraged as opportunities to model strategies and techniques in real time. 


Credentials and Requirements

  • Must possess undergraduate and graduate degrees, and/or have several years of experience working within the field of Special Education or Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services.

  • Must be well versed in Special Education, Functional Behavior Assessment, and be interested in exploring the function of behaviors.

  • Must continue to develop necessary skills through continuing education requirements required to maintain license or other relevant credentials.

  • Have previous experience in developing Individualized Education or Learning Support Plans.
  • Have previous experience working directly with children and youth.

  • Have previous experience supervising others and/or working collaboratively as part of a team to support children/youth.

  • Have previous experience supporting teachers in modifying curricular materials to meet academic differences including intellectual giftedness.


Applicants should submit:

  • Resume with related and all past work experience and all certifications

  • Reference letters/or names and contact information for references
  • 
Cover Letter including: 
Statement of Educational Philosophy and Interest in Community Day School
  • Salary requirements (must be included to be considered)

  • Clearances (most recent)

Email information to hr@comday.org

Lead Pre-K Educator

Lead Pre-K Educator
 

Community Day School seeking an outstanding Early Childhood professional to be the Lead Pre-K Educator. This person will be charged with maintaining the quality and reputation of a renowned and beloved program while adding meaningful and significant value.

The ideal candidate will be an inspirational leader and educator who will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of our Pre-K class, as well as possess a strong knowledge of Reggio Emilia-inspired practice, exceptional communication skills, and have supervisory experience.

Reporting to the Head of Early Childhood and Lower School, this individual should have a demonstrated ability to develop supportive partnerships with families, an inclusive, community-building approach to teaching and learning, and a commitment to inquiry, reflection, and educational research. Knowledge of Jewish culture is a plus, but the most qualified candidate will be hired regardless of religious background.

As a generous and enthusiastic member of our Early Childhood team, the Lead Pre-K Educator will:

  • Design and maintain a learning environment that supports the development of all children, including the intentional emphasis on supporting social-emotional growth.
  • Implement a functional and positive approach to challenging behaviors in young children, seeking to understand the underlying need communicated by the behavior.
  • Act as a role model for celebrating and supporting our students as they discover and engage with their Jewish heritage and traditions.
  • Demonstrate an exceptional ability to communicate within and outside the school community.
  • Maintain an environment of open exchange of ideas among all constituencies.
  • Have a refined understanding of the customer service aspects of independent school education
  • Serve as an ambassador of the school in the greater community.
  • Provide input in hiring, evaluating, and supervising early childhood staff
  • Support the integration of Hebrew and Jewish studies into Pre-K programming and culture
  • Establish and maintain good communication with professional staff and parents
  • Be aware of current laws and regulations that affect Pre-kindergarten programs (4 and 5 year olds)

Minimum qualifications/requirements:

  • Preferred five (5) years experience in early childhood education including classroom teaching, with a proven track record for growing programs.
  • Trained in, and/or comfortable with the Reggio Emilia approach to education.
  • Masters in Early Childhood Education or equivalent.

Scope of Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities shall include but not be limited to: creating and maintaining a culture of respect, decorum, and enthusiasm in our early childhood program; supervision and evaluation of the early childhood teachers; ensuring excellence in curriculum development, implementation and evaluation while facilitating interdisciplinary integration; fostering a sense of community among early childhood families; communicating proactively with students, parents, and teachers.
 
Applicants should submit to hr@comday.org:

•    Resume with related and all past work experience and all certifications
•    3 reference letters/or names and contact information for references
•    Cover Letter including:
a)      Statement of Educational Philosophy including vision for Jewish Early Childhood  Education
b)      Statement of Interest in Community Day School
c)       Salary requirements (must be included to be considered)
•    Clearances (most recent)

Science Teacher

Science Teacher


Community Day School is looking for an inspirational science teacher. This person will teach primarily to students in Grades 1-5 in an engaging way that cultivates the student's love for science.
 
Primary responsibilities include:

  • Teach according to the educational needs, abilities and achievement of the individual students and groups of students.
  • Inspire and facilitate learning.
  • Present lessons in a comprehensive manner and use visual, audio, and technological means to facilitate learning.
  • Provide individualized instruction to each student by promoting interactive learning.
  • Assign, correct, and mark work carried out by students.
  • Assess and record students’ development, progress and behavior and provide grades and feedback.
  • Collaborate with other teachers, parents and stakeholders and participate in regular meetings.
  • Perform other duties, as needed.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Pennsylvania teacher’s license and at least two years of teaching experience.
  • Elementary certification with a strong Science background and/or Masters Degree is preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of teaching best practices.
  • Capacity and desire to differentiate instruction for all students.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to use a computer, including Google Mail and Google Apps (GSuite).

Email cover letter, resume, references, and current clearances (if available) to hr@comday.org.

Middle School Spanish and Learning Support Teacher

Middle School Spanish and Learning Support Teacher


Community Day School is currently looking for a Middle School Spanish and Learning Support teacher. This person will teach Spanish to students in Grades 7-8, as well as teach English as a Second Language (ESL), provide learning support services or teach other subjects depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. 
 
Primary responsibilities include:

  • Teach according to the educational needs, abilities, and achievement of the individual students and groups of students.
  • Present lessons in a comprehensive manner and use visual, audio, and technological means to facilitate learning.
  • Provide individualized instruction to each student by promoting interactive learning.
  • Assign, correct, and mark work carried out by students.
  • Assess and record students’ development, progress and behavior and provide grades and feedback.
  • Collaborate with other teachers, parents and stakeholders and participate in regular meetings.
  • Perform other duties, as needed.



The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Pennsylvania teacher’s license and at least two years of teaching experience.

  • Secondary Spanish certification and/or Masters Degree is preferred.
Experience developing Spanish curriculum is required.

  • Ability to provide learning support is preferred.

  • Ability to teach English, math or physical education is a plus.

  • Thorough knowledge of teaching best practices.

  • Capacity and desire to differentiate instruction for all students.
  • 
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to use a computer, including Google Mail and Google Apps(GSuite).


Email cover letter, resume, references, and current clearances (if available) to hr@comday.org.

Substitute Teachers

Substitute Teachers


Daily substitute teachers for all grades and subjects are also needed. 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. 

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

Email cover letter, resume, references, and current clearances (if available) to hr@comday.org.