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30 Sep 2012

Full-Time Head of School, Syracuse Hebrew Day School

Syracuse Hebrew Day School in Dewitt – Posted by Jewish Jobs Syracuse, New York, United States

Job Description

Head of School at Syracuse Hebrew Day School in Dewitt, NY The Syracuse Hebrew Day School (SHDS) invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of School. SHDS is a pluralistic not-for-profit educational corporation operating under the laws of the State of New York, currently enrolling 70 students. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2013.

SHDS is committed to providing an excellent secular and Jewish education for K-6 children in the Greater Syracuse area, and the Head of School is responsible for advancing this mission. Qualifications for the position of Head of School include significant experience in the field of education; dynamic leadership skills; and proven competence in institutional advancement and development, including successful grant writing and fundraising. An advanced (Master’s or
above) degree or its equivalent in the area of Judaic or secular elementary education, educational leadership, or academic administration is strongly preferred.

The Head of School is the chief executive officer of SHDS and ensures that the day-to-day operations of the school run smoothly and with integrity. The Head of School provides leadership for faculty and staff in the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive educational program geared toward excellence in secular studies, Judaic studies, and auxiliary programs. He or she must be committed to: focusing on education within a diverse Jewish community day school; inspiring and mentoring teachers and students; and communicating effectively about the school and its mission with parents, students, alumni, and the greater community. The Head of School serves as a role model for the Jewish community. He or She will work with its Board of Directors to ensure the school’s continued viability in terms of financial stability, recruitment, and retention.

A detailed description of the qualifications required for the position and the responsibilities of the Head of School can be found at under the link “Head of School—Job Description”.
Applicants are encouraged to visit for additional information regarding the school.

How to Apply

Applications and nominations for the position must be submitted electronically as attachments to Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the complete contact information for three references. Letters of nomination must include the complete contact information of the nominator and the candidate. For best consideration, applications and nominations should be received by October 31, 2012. However, applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. Confidential inquiries regarding the position of SHDS Head of School and questions regarding the search process should be directed to the SHDS Search Committee at

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


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