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10 Mar 2013

Full-Time Head of School – Jewish Day School

Jewish Day School – Posted by Jewish Jobs Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description

JDS is looking for a Head of School with a passion for Jewish day school education and the ability to clearly articulate the mission and vision of JDS to a varied constituency. The successful candidate will have the courage and wisdom to balance short-term goals with long-term vision. The Head of School will be the inspirational face and voice of the JDS community, will embody the school’s pluralistic values, and will build relationships in the community to positively impact enrollment, marketing, fundraising, program innovation, and financial sustainability. This individual will be caring, creative, and perceptive, with a deep sensitivity to the academic, spiritual, and emotional well-being of our students and their families.

The Head of School is expected to be the leading force in executing the mission of the school and in developing appropriate policies in conjunction with the Board of Trustees. The Head is responsible for the administration of personnel and salaries and for the supervision of staff responsible for fundraising, academics, and extracurricular programs. In addition, the Head of School oversees the management of the school’s financial and physical resources and assists the Board of Trustees in enlarging the school’s financial base.


  • Passionate communicator and leader with the ability to establish strong relationships within the school community and the community at large.
  • Record of successful leadership and strong financial management of a school.
  • Successful fundraising experience including growing the major donor base.
  • An advanced degree in Education, Jewish Studies, or a related field.
  • Personal advocate for Jewish education.
  • An appreciation for and understanding of the effective use of educational technology.

How to Apply

Cover letters, resumes, and employment references are accepted by email. Please send them to

Job Categories: Education/Teaching, Non-Profit, and Other. Job Types: Full-Time.


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