Head of School / Judaics Principal

Cheder Lubavitch Arizona was formed in 5773 (2013) by a group of parents wanting a Chassidish, Chabad education for their children, under the auspicious of Chabad of Arizona. The school in Phoenix started with just 5 students and has rapidly expanded both the student body (130 children!) and the facilities to accommodate this demand. About half of the school is made up of Lubavitch/Anash families (including a growing percentage of mekuravim families) and the other half of the school are children of shluchim. The Cheder prioritizes Limudei Kodesh and Darchai HaChassidis, while also having a solid general studies curriculum. The Cheder strives to be an educational environment with small-sized classes and devoted staff who are dedicated to infusing the values of Chassidus on each child according to their level. The Chabad Mosdos in the greater Phoenix area provide a rich Chassidish and Jewish living opportunity. In addition to the Cheder, Chabad Mosdos include a preschool, girls High School and Mesivta. There are 4 kosher restaurants and plenty of access to Kosher and Cholov Yisroel items. Chabad of Arizona, which also serves as the school campus, is the hub of a growing Anash community. Housing in the general area of the school can range from $500,000- $700,000 for a 3-bedroom home with a large yard and pool. Arizona has a school voucher program that greatly offsets tuition for grades Kindergarten through High School. Over the years, the school has been led by dedicated principals and a volunteer Vaad of parents and has amassed a great team of teachers and administration. Now, we seek a leader who will bring the Cheder into a new era as a full-fledged, professionally run school. The Head of School/Judaic Principal will have the responsibility for and oversee all matters related to Chinuch, management and oversight in the school. The Head of School will be a role model of the school’s core values and be seen as a leader within the Chabad community. The Head of School/ Judaic Principal has the following responsibilities: -Ensure that everything in the Cheder conforms to Halacha and the Rebbe’s view of Chinuch.Initially, oversee all elements of the Limudei Kodesh curriculum and staff. -Initially, lead an existing executive and administrative staff of general studies principal, student support services, and programming director. -Determine and implement processes for the student experience b’ruchniyus and b’gashmius. -Create an inspirational and collaborative learning environment. -Mentor and support the professional growth and development of all faculty and employees. -Promote the school within the greater Phoenix community and to prospective students. -Work hand-in-hand with the Vaad to ensure that the school is staying on budget and has the funding it needs. -Report to the Vaad at regular intervals on educational achievements, current goals, and progress. -Utilize the Vaad to access financial resources that can grow the school and for consultation about navigating the community and parent body. -Long-term, form and support an executive team as the Head of School sees fit which may include a Judaic principal, department heads, business manager etc. Candidate Profile: You are an experienced and passionate Chassidishe educator with: -Minimum 2 years of administrative experience in a Chabad Cheder or Jewish Day school setting. -Minimum 5 years in Chinuch including teaching experience in a classroom setting. -Knowledge of best practices in the field of education. -Ability to communicate clearly and inspirationally to students, staff and community members. -The ability to lead an executive team with multiple departments.The ability and drive to self-start and pursue excellence. -Highly competitive Salary. This role will be an officially recognized Shlichus under Chabad of Arizona and Merkos L’Inyonie Chinuch. To apply for the position, please go to chederaz.com/apply to upload a resume and cover letter. For more information, please contact a member of the search committee Rabbi Shimi Ash at rabbi@jewishgilbert.com

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Contact: Masha Rimler

Email: mrimler@chederaz.com

Phone: 4807892610