This is a phenomenal opportunity to lead one of the most dynamic and vibrant Jewish Schools in the world and one of the most prestigious in Australia.

Founded in 1943, Moriah College is an independent, co-educational, Modern Orthodox Jewish/Zionist day school, based in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, providing the highest standard of secular and Jewish education from Early Learning to Year 12. The College’s students consistently excel in the Higher School Certificate and Moriah is ranked amongst the top independent and top independent non-selective schools in New South Wales. The College enjoys an enrolment of nearly 1,700 students, the majority on its modern, purpose-built Queens Park campus. Moriah College employs approximately 350 full-time equivalent staff, comprising 200 educators and 150 administrative & operational staff. The College is not only the largest Jewish day school in the southern hemisphere, but also regarded as one of the leading Jewish day schools in the world.

Moriah’s Jewish Ethos means that the College values and promotes full engagement with the secular world as a way of enhancing the Yiddishkeit (Jewishness/Jewish identity) of its students and continuity of Jewish peoplehood and practice. Moriah also embraces the belief that education does not stop at academic learning.

The College is governed by a Board of Directors and led day-to-day by the Head of School (‘Principal’). The Principal is the College’s most senior executive and is thus responsible—under the Board’s oversight and governance—for its overall strategy and operations including the three Early Learning Centres, the Primary School and the High School. The role is responsible for designing, implementing and managing the delivery of Jewish and secular education; enriching relationships with students, their parents and the wider community; wellbeing for the students and staff; people leadership; risk management, and stewardship of the operations and finances.

For a copy of the Role specification or to apply, please contact Helen Johnson at Challis & Company, the consultants advising the Board, on +61 2 8039 2223 or at Challis & Company is simultaneously conducting an executive search.

Applications close Friday, 30 September 2022.

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