Middle School Hebrew Language Teacher

Tucson Hebrew Academy
Tucson Hebrew Academy
Job Functions:
Customer Service
Employment Types:
Tucson, AZ, USA
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This position teaches Hebrew to THA students. Depending on the specific teaching assignment, students will be in any grades 4-8.

Position Responsibilities

· Model the mission, philosophy, and goals of Tucson Hebrew Academy to all staff, parents, students, and the community.

· Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures to maintain a classroom environment that is conducive to the academic and social growth of the students.

· Uphold professional obligations that include but are not limited to assigned duties, meetings, parent conferences, in-service training, and school events.

· Observe and evaluate students' academic performance, behavior, and social development.

· Maintain records of student work and development.

· Input grades and assignments into Rediker in a timely fashion.

· Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.

· Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.

· Plan and conduct lessons that are data-driven and demonstrate a balanced approach of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, investigate, and collaborate.

· Lesson plans should be written down and submitted to administration at the end of each month.

· Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as whole-group instruction, discussions, and demonstrations.

· Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students so that they have a clear understanding of what they should Know, Understand, and be able to Do to show their learning (KUD).

· Assign appropriate classwork and homework and grade it in a timely manner so that the feedback is meaningful.

· Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments in order to evaluate students' progress.

· Meet with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators in order to resolve students' behavioral and/or academic problems.

· Communicate respectfully, effectively, and consistently with an individual student’s parents and/or guardian on an as-needed basis.

· Prepare and implement remedial programs for students who require extra help.

· Prepare and implement enrichment opportunities for students who require challenges and extensions.

· Enforce administration policies and rules.

· Use computers, audiovisuals, and other equipment and materials to enhance instruction.

· Attend professional development, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.

· Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide student learning from those activities.

· Maintain an organized and inviting classroom that displays students’ work.

· Perform other duties as assigned by Principal or the Head of School.

Skills and Qualifications

· Bachelor's degree in education or a related field and a teaching certificate or credential or equivalent professional experience which would translate to successful classroom teaching. Advanced degree preferred but not required.

· Strong interpersonal skills that allow for the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively and respectfully with students, parents, teachers, and administrators.

· Dynamic teacher who inspires students and works collaboratively and creatively with colleagues in various curricular areas and divisions.

· Passionate about teaching with a love for early childhood and middle school education.

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

· An understanding of pedagogical approaches, curricular alignment, and instructional strategies.

· Background check and fingerprint card required.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

· SKILLS are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to routinely upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicate effectively both orally and in writing; appropriately manage classroom and work with people; problem solve a variety of issues and utilize technology and software programs.

· KNOWLEDGE is required to read, write and speak Hebrew and teach proficiency to elementary and middle school students, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate classroom discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: principles, techniques, strategies, goals and objectives of public education; curriculum development; instructional program delivery strategies and program assessment and evaluation.

· ABILITY is required to routinely gather, collate, and/or classify data and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing a variety of complex processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and utilize job-related equipment. Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: working as part of a team; adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; displaying tact and courtesy; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; being attentive to detail; maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities and working with constant interruptions. Responsibilities include working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods. There is a continual opportunity to significantly impact the organization’s services.

Work Environment

This job operates in a school environment, utilizing both a classroom and an office setting depending on the work to be done. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets. The position is responsible for the day-to-day teaching environment of students, including maintaining their reasonable safety. Occasional field trips may take the staff member outside of the normal classroom/school campus environment.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit at a desk; type and use a computer; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Occasional travel by bus may be required when accompanying students on a field trip. This job may occasionally require lifting or moving items weighing 20 pounds or less from one location to another.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is an exempt position_._ This position regularly requires the employee to be in attendance at school from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. In addition, the employee will be required to attend staff development sessions from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. Attendance may also be required for THA events taking place outside of normal school hours.


Travel is primarily local during the business day.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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