Job Opportunities

The Milwaukee Jewish Day School (MJDS) is a private school located in the North Shore of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The school serves students in grades K3-8.

At MJDS, our outstanding teachers guide students on an interdisciplinary, student-owned learning journey where a culture of innovation and Jewish values in action are pillars of our school. We are seeking an intelligent, motivated, passionate, innovative and engaging teacher who will meet the needs of all students in fourth grade by effectively collaborating with the staff and partnering with the students’ families.

All staff members at MJDS believe:

In encouraging curiosity and awareness of the world around us
Each person is an individual with unique gifts who will be loved, respected and valued every day
Growth requires risk and FAILure
In seeking to understand before being understood
In assuming the best of all people
In always being solutions oriented
Everyone has the ability to heal injustice
Learning should be collaborative, student-owned and move each student from engagement to empowerment

Fourth Grade Teacher

The Fourth grade classroom will be one where:

  • All students have voice and choice and are empowered to explore ideas, ask questions and make mistakes
  • Lessons will be developed around specific concept/skills that are standards-based
  • Differentiated instruction is implemented through flexible grouping, individualizing lessons, enrichment, using tiered assignments, and varying question levels
  • Instructional activities are learner-centered and emphasize inquiry/problem-solving
  • Scaffolding is used to make connections to concepts, procedures and understanding
  • Higher-order thinking is the norm in the classroom
  • Students’ prior knowledge is tapped regularly in order for them to make meaningful connections and discover real-world applications
  • Consistent utilization of the Schoolwide workshop model for readers and writers workshop
  • Integrated lessons with third grade students
  • Ability to relate to students and help them grow academically
  • Patience, understand and adaptability when working with students
  • Facilitate student owned learning and projects

Teacher Expectations

  • Engaging in curricular and pedagogical professional development opportunities on and off campus
  • Participating actively in the life of MJDS through attendance at school events, committee meetings, and extracurricular activities
  • Contributing and embracing new ideas and thoughtful reflections at team meetings, faculty meetings and parent meetings
  • Partnering with families in student goal setting and providing suggestions and support to enhance their child’s learning
  • Communicating regularly with families through blogs, newsletters, phone calls, emails, etc.
  • Establishing professional goals each year based upon the goals of MJDS
  • Monitoring student progress through ongoing formative and summative assessments
  • Collaborating with colleagues in designing, implementing and assessing best practices in teaching and learning
  • Listening to and acting upon ideas from peers, students, families and the community
  • Networking with other professionals outside of the school community
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with diverse groups
  • Demonstrating sensitivity toward each student’s academic, social and emotional gifts and challenges
  • Believing that discipline means “to teach” and implementing practices that support a caring community and restorative justice practices
  • Valuing and implementing cross grade level learning opportunities throughout the year
  • Collaborating with the secular and Jewish Studies staff to plan interdisciplinary learning tasks, based upon Jewish themes
  • Fostering the concept of “Service Learning” by consistently asking the question, “What can we do?”

Qualifications:
Teacher certification and classroom experience preferred

Please send resume and cover letter to Head of School Aaron Lippman.

Art and Innovation Teacher/Supervisor

Art and Innovation is where:

  • We integrate science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics (STEAM) within a thoughtfully provided holistic learning environment. STEAM requires intentional connections among and between standards, assessments, and lesson design while integrating related standards across disciplines - allowing students to demonstrate mastery
  • All students have voice and choice and are empowered to explore ideas, ask questions and make mistakes
  • Differentiated instruction is implemented through flexible grouping, individualizing lessons, enrichment, using tiered assignments, and varying question levels
  • Scaffolding is used to make connections to concepts, procedures and understanding
  • Higher-order thinking is the norm in the classroom
  • Students’ prior knowledge is tapped regularly in order for them to make meaningful connections and discover real-world applications
  • Patience, understanding and adaptability when working with students

Staff Expectations

  • Engaging in curricular and pedagogical professional development opportunities on and off campus
  • Participating actively in the life of MJDS through attendance at school events, committee meetings, and extracurricular activities.
  • Contributing and embracing new ideas and thoughtful reflections at team meetings, faculty meetings and parent meetings
  • Partnering with families in student goal setting and providing suggestions and support to enhance their child’s learning
  • Communicating regularly with families through blogs, phone calls, emails, etc.
  • Establishing professional goals each year based upon the goals of MJDS
  • Monitoring student progress through ongoing formative and summative assessments
  • Collaborating with colleagues in designing, implementing and assessing best practices in teaching and learning
  • Listening to and acting upon ideas from peers, students, families and the community
  • Networking with other professionals outside of the school community
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with diverse groups
  • Demonstrating sensitivity toward each student’s academic, social and emotional gifts and challenges
  • Believing that discipline means “to teach”, and implementing practices that support a caring community and restorative justice practices
  • Valuing and implementing cross grade level learning opportunities throughout the year
  • Collaborating with the secular and Jewish Studies staff to plan interdisciplinary learning tasks, based upon Jewish themes
  • Fostering the concept of “Service Learning” by consistently asking the question, “What can we do?”

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate STEAM learning in K3-5th grade and support across the school
  • Facilitate student learning via our Innovation hub
    • Support teacher utilization of hub
    • Support student tinkering in hub
    • Maintain hub resources and cleanliness
  • Organize and oversee our ‘Omanut’ (arts) program that brings in talented artists and musicians from the Milwaukee area to teach hour-long classes twice a week, all four quarters of the school year
    • Recruitment and hiring of staff
    • Facilitating student registration
    • Scheduling classes
    • Supporting teachers
  • Manage Art supply budget
  • Organize Milwaukee Art Museum field trips for grades 1-6
  • Oversee the fifth grade Junior Docent program for grades 3-5
  • Facilitate occasional all-school and/or family STEAM programming
  • Beautify the school by displaying student Art throughout the building

Qualifications:
Teacher certification and classroom experience preferred

Please send resume and cover letter to Head of School Aaron Lippman.

Milwaukee Jewish Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, any gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national/ethnic origin or ancestry in the administration of the school’s educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid programs or other school-administered programs.