Location: Houston, Texas
Robert M. Beren Academy (RMBA) is seeking an experienced, motivated and energetic Judaic Studies Principal (JSP) who is challenged by an opportunity to create and implement rigorous, innovative, and impactful models of Jewish education in a Modern Orthodox day school. The JSP must be fully committed to fostering a deep religiously traditional and intellectually challenging environment that speaks to a wide-range of Jewish families from diverse religious, educational, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
The JSP must serve as a role model for students and others in Jewish knowledge, understanding, and moral behavior. He or she will seek to gain the respect of faculty members, students, and parents through a leadership style that derives its impact from passionate and energetic commitment to the school’s mission and philosophy. The JSP will help develop, articulate and implement a vision for Judaic Studies and have a presence that will be strongly felt throughout the school as a focus for this vision. The JSP should promote both a passion for Judaism and also skill development among our students.
What great leadership looks like in our school: Great leadership in our school is primarily about leading people, not initiatives and tasks. Successful leaders in our school love children, teachers, staff, parents, and lay leaders. Good leadership in our school means being part of a team committed to growth, recognizing every team member’s value, and supporting a team first mentality. In addition, good leadership means setting high expectations, communicating those expectations clearly to all stakeholders, and keeping in touch with stakeholders on a regular basis to keep track of student progress based on real data. The most successful leaders in our school are highly organized, mission driven, and bring their whole selves to the role. They are advocates for children and see the personal spark that each child possesses. They are life-long learners who are role models for responsible adult living and who support the mission of our school in deed and creed. They work in schools because they know it makes them the richest people in the world in the ways that really matter.
Full job description can be viewed here: https://www.berenacademy.org/apps/jobs/show_job.jsp?REC_ID=41624
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