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28 Aug 2012

Full-Time Head of School, Gross Schechter

Gross Schechter – Posted by Jewish Jobs Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Job Description

Gross Schechter Day School is a Jewish day school serving more than

250 students in preschool through 8th grade. A member of the Schechter Network, Gross Schechter was founded in 1980 based on the values and teachings of Conservative Judaism while welcoming families from all Jewish backgrounds. Our state-of-the-art campus combines modern facilities and the latest technologies to enhance active learning and allow for the school’s continued growth and advancement. With a national reputation for academic excellence in both general and Judaic studies, our students are repeated award-winners in regional and statewide math, science, engineering, English and geography competitions. Many of our graduates enter advanced programs in private and public high schools, becoming effective student leaders and attending some of the best colleges and universities. Gross Schechter boasts a strong, committed faculty that not only educate our students but help create the strong community that brings families together for learning, fun, and friendship. A paragon in Northeast Ohio, Gross Schechter also receives exceptional support from the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and the Jewish Education Center.

Our mission is to provide children an education equally outstanding in general and Judaic studies, in an engaging, empowering environment based on Conservative Judaism, so they become committed to Jewish life and emerge as leaders in the Jewish and general communities.

Our core values include: • Conservative Jewish Thought and Practice • Academic Rigor & Critical Thinking • Caring Community • Living Jewishly • Commitment to Israel and the Jewish People • Respect for the Individual • Tolerance & Acceptance • Egalitarianism • Leadership

Gross Schechter is seeking a dynamic, innovative, knowledgeable Jewish leader for its next head of school to begin July 1, 2013. This candidate will:

• Work with the Board to execute the school’s vision; • Show strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills; • Connect genuinely, warmly and joyfully with students of all ages; • Be able to inspire the community to Torah values within the context of pluralism; • Demonstrate a track record as an innovator in Jewish and general education; • Play a significant role in the development program of the school; • Spearhead the recruitment program for the school.

Gross Schechter offers a competitive salary and benefits. All inquiries will be treated confidentially and review of candidate files will begin immediately.

The Search Committee, comprised of representation from board members, parents, academic staff, donors, Rabbinic leadership, and the Federation, will consider candidates until the position is filled.



How to Apply

Candidates should respond electronically with a letter of introduction and resume that includes the names of three references (who will not be contacted without the applicant’s consent) to the Chair, Gross Schechter Search Committee at

Job Categories: Education/Teaching. Job Types: Full-Time.


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