Employment at JCHS

We welcome inquiries from all educators who are deeply committed to contributing their unique perspectives to the inclusive, challenging, and nurturing environment here at JCHS.
JCHS provides a very competitive salary, TIAA retirement benefits, comprehensive health and vision plans, life insurance, free on-campus off-street parking, free lunch served daily in our student commons, and a collegial environment.

As a school dedicated to creating a pluralistic community, JCHS employment decisions are made on the basis of an individual's skills and qualifications and we will not discriminate on the ground of sex, sexual orientation or preference, gender, race, color, religion, national origin, creed, immigration or citizenship status, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, medical condition including genetic characteristics, mental and physical disability (actual or perceived), military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation in the hiring, retention, or promotion of employees; nor in determining their rank, or the compensation or fringe benefits paid them.

For information regarding future openings please email your contact information to jobs@jchsofthebay.org.

JCHS is Title IX compliant. Find out more here.

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List of 2 frequently asked questions.

  • Director of Finance and Operations

    Jewish Community High School of the Bay (JCHS) is seeking a resourceful full-time Director of Finance & Operations (DFO) to succeed our current DFO who is relocating to be closer to family in the East. JCHS is a unique college preparatory high school committed to integrating deep learning, universal wisdom, and Jewish values. We empower each student to embrace their Jewish identity, generate empathy and compassion, delight in lifelong education, and improve the world.

    The DFO will oversee the school’s financial planning, operations and management practices. The DFO will work directly with the Head of School and support the Board and its Finance Committee. The main areas of focus include accounting, budgeting, credit, investment, and risk management. In support of the overall operation of the school, the Director of Finance also administers the flexible tuition program, manages human resources, and oversees the food service and IT directors. Reporting to the Head of School and a key member of the senior leadership team, the Director of Finance provides administrative leadership, counsel, and strategic financial vision for the school’s future to the Head of School and the Board. 

    Job summary
    The Director of Finance & Operations will oversee the school’s financial planning, operations and management practices.  The Director will work directly with the Head of School and support the Board and its Finance Committee. 

    Responsibilities: 
    • Assist Head of School and Board in long range strategic financial planning and provide primary staffing for the Finance, Audit, and Investment Committees
    • Oversee all financial aspects of the school including operating and capital budgeting, financial reporting, investments, and cash management
    • Supervise business office staff including those who work in HR or consult on flexible tuition determination.
    • Oversee all aspects of human resources including employee relations, compensation, benefits, payroll, and employee handbooks
    • Manage risk through maintaining crisis management plans and administering appropriate liability policies such as general liability, D & O, worker’s compensation, unemployment and coverage for buildings and equipment
    • Planning and oversight of transportation and food service
    • Manage financial aid in coordination with the Director of Enrollment Management. Responsibilities include budgeting, reviewing award amounts and determinations, and reporting.
    • Co-manage educational technology with the Assistant Head of School. 

    Qualifications: 
    • 10+ years progressive financial and administrative experience in an educational institution or non-profit organization
    • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting or related field. Master’s degree preferred
    • Experience in human resources desired.
    • Advanced knowledge of appropriate software tools
    • Superior organization skills and ability to manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously; must have ability to work independently and collaboratively, and adapt to changing priorities, manage time and meet deadlines. A good sense of humor and perspective are a plus.
    • Proven ability to work in a team environment, develop effective interpersonal relationships, provide superior service, and communicate effectively.
    Start date is March 1, 2022.  

    As a pluralistic Jewish high school, JCHS students represent the diversity of Jewish practice and identity in the Bay Area. Faculty commitment to the mission of the school is essential, but religious affiliation is not a factor in hiring. We believe our students learn best from a diverse faculty and extended professional community and welcome people of any race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation and marital status to come work at JCHS. 

    If this sounds like a school community you would like to join, email a cover letter and resume as one PDF document to: jobs@jchsofthebay.org with DFO in the subject line.
  • Jewish History (Full Time)

    Come teach Jewish History with us starting fall 2022!

    We are seeking an educator who cares deeply about teaching in a pluralistic environment, thinks hard about how Jewish texts are relevant to students’ lives, recognizes the role Jewish literacy plays in identity building, and enjoys creating an inspirational classroom environment.

    The Jewish Community High School of the Bay needs an experienced Jewish History teacher to reimagine and teach our core 11th grade Jewish History classes, teach a Jewish History elective and help staff our 11th grade Israel journey. An ideal candidate will be someone who has thought carefully about the “how” and “why” to teach Jewish History and the impact Jewish History has on identity formation. The ideal candidate will be able to create a history classroom that is a place of meaning and purpose - a laboratory for exploring the past and why it matters. 

    When you join our Jewish Studies department you will:
    • teach 3 sections of our core 11th grade Jewish History class and one Jewish History elective
    • help plan and possibly chaperone our 11th grade journey to Israel
    • support students and the JCHS community by engaging in life outside the classroom through activities such as club advising, student advising and attending school events
    • have time during the school day to prepare great lessons and give students the individual help they need
    • be supported by a faculty supervisor, learning specialist, and school counselor to help you focus on your teaching
    • work alongside colleagues who will both push you to be a better teacher and welcome your help in improving their teaching
    • work with supportive administrators who encourage innovative teaching, expect professional growth, and embrace research based pedagogy
    • be directly involved in creating an inclusive and equitable environment toward  differentiating your teaching, and honoring the diverse Jewish identities of our students
    As a pluralistic Jewish high school, JCHS’ students represent the diversity of Jewish practice and identity in the Bay Area. Faculty commitment to the mission of the school is essential, but religious affiliation is not a factor in hiring. We believe our students learn best from a diverse faculty and extended professional community and welcome people of any race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation and marital status to come work with our students.

    If this sounds like a community of learners you would like to join, email a cover letter and resume as one PDF document to:  jobs@jchsofthebay.org
Jewish Community High School of the Bay
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: 415.345.9777
JCHS is grateful for generous operational, programmatic, and financial support from:
The Jewish Community High School of the Bay (JCHS) is a unique college preparatory high school committed to integrating deep learning, universal wisdom, and Jewish values. We empower each student to embrace their Jewish identity, generate empathy and compassion, delight in lifelong education, and improve the world.