Working at Akiba

Akiba-Schechter has the following positions available. Please click on each title to scroll down and learn more. 



Director of Institutional Advancement

  • ​Overview: The Director of Institutional Advancement is responsible for planning, directing and evaluating all development activities for the advancement of Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School. The Director is responsible for the development of an annual fundraising plan. It is the overall goal of this position to cultivate a culture of philanthropy throughout the school community by building effective relationships with the Akiba board, principal gift donors, alumni, staff and others who can positively impact the generation of revenue streams as well as collaborate with all staff to create an environment that nurtures and integrates a major-gift fundraising mindset throughout the organization. The Director works directly with the Head of School and board committees on advancement and alumni affairs. This position reports to the Head of School.
  • Responsibilities of the Director: 
    • Develop, monitor and evaluate the annual development plan and long-term strategic goals in collaboration with the Head of School and Advancement and Alumni Affairs Committees of the Board of Trustees
    • Direct all of Akiba’s fundraising activities including capital projects, annual fund appeal, special events, major and planned giving, and corporate and foundation giving
    • Manage day to day operations of the advancement office including managing professional staff, gift and data entry, and reconciliation of revenues with the Finance Office
    • Develop and implement Marketing and Public Relation strategies in collaboration with the Communications and Marketing staff.
    • Steward the relationship with major donors and identify, cultivate and monitor philanthropic support for Akiba.
    • Organize and reinvigorate Akiba’s alumni base as new and prospective donors.
    • Ensure attainment of Akiba’s advancement activities through the selection, development, motivation and evaluation of the human resources, both professional and volunteer
    • Direct ongoing efforts to increase giving and grow the endowments
    • Initiate, develop, monitor and evaluate all grant proposals
    • May perform other duties as assigned
  • Qualifications:
    • A respect and appreciation for diversity and Jewish education
    • Minimum of four (4) years of successful fund-raising (preference given to those who have experience fundraising in an educational setting), including demonstrated effectiveness in prospect identification, solicitation and stewardship of individual donors for major gifts along with experience in communications, marketing and advertising
    • Knowledge of major gift development practices and principles
    • Successful track record in managing and closing major gifts with individuals, corporations and foundations
    • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
    • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple and competing demands and to establish priorities and meet deadlines
    • Experience in a role requiring collaboration within an organization, as well as a demonstrated ability to work with efficiency and diplomacy
    • Knowledge of and experience with development software.
  • To Apply: To learn more about our school, candidates are invited to visit our website: To apply for this position, please send cover letter and resume to



Middle School General Studies Positions

Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School seeks to hire imaginative, caring, and talented educators to lead Middle School classrooms beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. The ideal candidates will have a passion for working with elementary students, experience implementing best practices of progressive and/or constructivist elementary education, a lively intellect and a thoughtful approach to education. We seek educators who are reflective, open to feedback, and eager for professional collaboration.

  • Job summary
    • Facilitate, instruct and supervise Middle School students (10-18 in a class) in a general studies subject such as math, language arts, history, humanities, and/or science.
    • Interact and collaborate with colleagues on a daily basis.
    • Communicate regularly with parents.
    • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet and scaffold students’ diverse needs and interests.
    • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, and other experiential activities.
    • Address cognitive, affective and executive functioning skills.
    • Participate in all staff meetings and professional development opportunities.
    • Sponsor and supervise special interest student clubs as needed.
    • Supervise homeroom, recess or lunchroom as needed.
    • Serve on committees as needed.
    • When appropriate, integrate learning with Judaic studies to ensure a rich and cohesive program for students.
    • Embrace and embody the values cherished by our school.
  • Competencies
    • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
    • Prior teaching experience required.
    • Experience developing healthy, supportive relationships with students required.
    • Strong problem-solving, decision-making, organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills required.
    • Flexibility, creativity and attention to detail required.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
  • To Apply: To learn more about our school, candidates are invited to visit our website: To apply for this position, please send cover letter and resume to



Kids Club Supervior

We are looking for a Kids Club supervisor for Wednesdays 3:15-5:15 pm. during the 2017-2018 school year. Please contact if interested. 



Substitute Teachers

We are always looking for substitute teachers qualified to work with Grades 1-8. This person should have a background in teaching, ideally with experience in Judaic Studies and Hebrew, though we are also interested in teachers of General Studies. To learn more, please email Elisa Aranoff, Administrative Assistant and After-School Program Director.


Akiba-Schechter is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees without regard to race, color, religious creed, national and ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or physical disability.