Careers 2019-08-21T20:02:20+00:00

Careers

Solomon Schechter Academy is the leading elementary school in Montreal that develops students who are creative thinkers and future leaders with strong Jewish values. Solomon Schechter Academy lays the foundation for a lifetime of learning and instills a passion for excellence and Jewish traditions.

Members of our team embody our core values:

  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Excellence
  • Tikkun Olam

Lunch & Recess Monitor

Monday to Friday position from 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM.

The morning recess runs from 9:40 AM – 10:40 AM. The staggered lunch hours begin at 11:30 AM and end at 1:30 PM. The afternoon recess runs from 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM.

The Monitor ensures that the students walk to recess and lunch appropriately, sit and eat with their lunchtime supervising staff member in a reasonable manner, and get ready to go to class following our timetable. The Monitor engages with students outdoors during recess, supports positive interactions among students on the playground, and keeps a watchful eye on all students in order to ensure healthy play and prevent issues from escalating.

The emphasis is on maintaining a positive, kind and respectful environment, knowing that lunch and recess are times when students require clear structure and guidelines to follow the routines.

Interested candidates must have prior experience with young children ages 5-12 in a school, camp, or coaching environment.

Please submit your candidacy to Assistant Head of School, Julie Schneider.

Teaching Assistant

SUMMARY

Solomon Schechter Academy is seeking Teaching Assistants for the French and Hebrew Departments.

QUALIFICATIONS

Must be fluent in French or Hebrew (speaking and writing)
Must have experience working with young children.

Hebrew Department: Please submit your candidacy to the Director of Judaic Studies, Chani Cohen.

French Department: Please submit your candidacy to the Director of French Studies, Judith Dahan.

Vice-Principal

The Vice-Principal reports to the Principal and shall be responsible for all matters relating to, student services, student behavior-management, school procedures and related day-to-day operations of the school, as instructed by the Principal and Head of School and shall make recommendations regarding strategies, innovations, interventions, problems or concerns relating to any such matters. The Vice-principal is a constant and dependable figure for parents and teachers and is adept at managing the day to day organization and the expectations and satisfaction of staff and the parent body.

Responsibilities include the following:

  1. Nurture and maintain a safe, orderly environment with high standards, consistent with the values, and mission of Solomon Schechter Academy and the school’s Anti-Bullying Policy.
  2. Incorporate procedures for the early identification of potentially disruptive students and the conditions that create or enhance unacceptable behavior (e.g., bullying), and implement programs to address such conditions.
  3. Counsel students and work closely with parents to help students to assume responsibility for behavior and understand the consequences of their decisions.
  4. Collaborate with the Director of Student Services to explore the intersection of student behavior with academic, social, and emotional needs.
  5. Develop strategies that help students thrive.
  6. Display the highest ethical and professional behavior and standards when working with students, parents, staff and outside organizations associated with the school.
  7. Supervise assigned non-classroom areas and non-instructional times, including arrival and dismissal of students.
  8. Be a visible presence in all areas of the school; to work toward a resolution of all problems – both routine and unique – as they arise; to keep the Principal informed of the general programs, activities, and any issue arising at the school.
  9. To supervise, support and evaluate the Director of Student Services, Coaches, Lunchtime and Recess Supervisors, Library staff and First Aid Coordinator and to make recommendations to the Principal and Head of School regarding the hiring and retention, and the assignment of staff.
  10. Prepare a supervision duty schedule for staff for morning, lunch and afternoon recess.
  11. Supervise and evaluate the interschool and intramural athletics for the entire school.
  12. To oversee the coordination of the SMART Floor co-curricular and extra-curricular activity programs of the school.
  13. Develop programs and interventions that support a positive faculty culture and contribute to workplace satisfaction.
  14. Conduct regular meetings with faculty and with department heads, which will deal with routine school matters in relation to student life.
  15. Lead workshops for faculty to keep faculty informed of current trends in classroom management, discipline and day-to-day procedures.
  16. Participate in and assist in the planning of school assemblies and programs.
  17. To support the Principal in organizing the Graduation Ceremony and Home & School activities and events.
  18. Represent the school at various educational and community associations relative to the role of being the Vice-Principal at the direction of the Principal and Head.
  19. Demonstrate an understanding of conflict resolution, problem-solving and teamwork strategies.
  20. Attend all administrative meetings as required by the Head or Principal.
  21. Attend Board meetings when requested by the Head and the Board of Trustees.
  22. Participate in regular professional development to ensure that you are current on important trends in education.
  23. Understand and utilize appropriate communication technology.
  24. Network with Vice-Principals and other administrators at other schools.
  25. Perform other duties as assigned by the Head or Principal.
  26. Support and promote the school and its leadership.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3 years previous experience in a leadership or administrative position in a school
  • Fluently bilingual (French and English)
  • Experience in student behaviour management
  • Experience working closely with parents and students to assume responsibility for behavior and understand the consequences of their decisions.
  • Bachelor of Education;
  • Discreet and savvy with confidentiality
  • Experience managing a small team

Please send your resume and a cover letter to SSAcv@solomonschechter.ca

We thank all applicants for showing an interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Director of Development

Job description:

Working directly with the Assistant Head of School of Solomon Schechter Academy, the Director of Development is responsible for the implementation of a comprehensive fundraising program to secure financial resources to support the school’s mission and vision, through the Solomon Schechter Academy Children’s Foundation. The Director of Development is accountable for activities associated with the design, organization, implementation, and evaluation of individual and corporate giving, partnerships and sponsorships, planned giving, grants, alumni relations and special events.

Main responsibilities:

  • Support the Assistant Head of School in the planning and growth of annual fundraising.
  • Coordinate all fundraising activities within a two-tiered strategy that focuses on both major gifts and community participation.
  • Strengthen community engagement and build relationships among key stakeholders: parents, alumni and staff.
  • Develop an alumni relations structure and program.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of activities for the school’s 50th anniversary in 2019 and 2020.
  • Maintain the school’s fundraising database and ensure data integrity across multiple suppliers including FinalSite, COBA, Raiser’s Edge, Net Directories, Constant Contact.
  • Collaborate with database support and archive staff in building the alumni relations program and the archives in the context of the school’s 50th anniversary and beyond.
  • Plan and attend occasional evening and weekend events.
  • Work closely with the Director of Communications in the production of key marketing materials to support the Foundation and fundraising needs.
  • Report on advancement activities.

Desired qualifications:

  • A post-secondary degree or diploma.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience fundraising for nonprofits. School experience is an asset.
  • Experience in managing advancement and alumni relations.
  • Knowledge of database software.
  • Experience with developing and maintaining productive working relationships with committee members, alumni, parents, administrators and faculty.
  • Excellent written English, as well as verbal and communication skills. French is an asset.
  • An innate ability and/or effective strategies to stay organized and timely.
  • Ability to work as a leader and collaborate as part of a team.

Please send your resume and a cover letter to SSAcv@solomonschechter.ca

We thank all applicants for showing an interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.