We are currently accepting applications for the following positions

Director of Development

The Sandra E. Lerner Jewish Community Day School seeks an energetic and entrepreneurial Director of Development.  The director will conceive and execute innovative strategies for outreach to prospective donors and grant sources.  The successful candidate will understand the foundational role of a Jewish Day School in the local Jewish Community and be able to build successful relationships around achieving Lerner’s development goals.


  • Organize, direct, and manage the annual campaign
  • Manage existing major donors and, in partnership with the development committee and board, facilitate conversations to develop prospects
  • Create an annual development plan
  • Raise funds for the annual campaign and endowment through personal solicitations
  • Recruit, train, and support volunteer solicitors
  • Identify and pursue grant opportunities
  • Provide oversight to event planning committees
  • Supervise development associate
  • Partner with the board, development committee, and other lay leadership to achieve development goals

Qualifications and Experience

  • Passion for the Sandra E. Lerner Jewish Community Day School mission
  • A minimum of three years of development or equivalent experience with a proven track record of successful fundraising
  • Experience with direct solicitations including major gifts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong knowledge of best practices in fundraising, including relationship management and event planning
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools including Excel, Word, and Powerpoint
  • Experience partnering with lay leadership and develop community partnerships
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters desired

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to lernerdevelopment@gmail.com.

Part Time Music Teacher

Under the supervision of the Principal, the Lerner School music teacher is responsible for music education in preschool and elementary school (two year olds through fifth grade), and assists the staff of the school in the appreciation of music instruction. The teacher will facilitate students’ enjoyment, appreciation, and performance of music through a variety of planned lessons that include singing, movement related to music, playing instruments, and guided listening.

Hours: Minimum 10, Maximum 15 hours/ week – exact schedule to be determined with Principal; competitive salary


For Preschool and Elementary Students

  • Encourages the appreciation and understanding of music
  • Teaches developmentally appropriate musical concepts related to harmony, melody, rhythm, genres, and instrumentation
  • Teaches developmentally appropriate musical skills, including the introduction of instruments, movement, and choral singing
  • Plans/executes a balanced music program and organizes class time so that preparation, rehearsal and instruction can be accomplished within the allotted time
  • Provides individual and small group instruction in order to adapt the music curriculum to the needs of each student
  • Challenges students to develop individual musical skills to the greatest extent possible
  • Utilizes a repertoire of a variety of music, including traditional and contemporary
  • Maintains care/responsibility for school-owned music, musical instruments and equipment
  • Cooperates with faculty and staff to craft musical programs for assemblies and special events

For Elementary Students Only

  • Evaluates each student’s musical growth, performance, and musical understanding using school rubrics
  • Assesses each student’s progress using school rubrics, and reports that progress in triannual report cards

Qualifications and Experience

  • College degree in music, music education, or a closely related field
  • Experience working with preschool and/or elementary age children
  • An openness to supporting Judaic programming and Jewish life in the school – experience working in a Jewish organization preferred
  • Communication skills – ability to collaborate effectively with faculty and staff, to keep accurate records, and to respond thoughtfully to parents
  • Personal skills – flexibility, initiative, resourcefulness, energy, trustworthiness, patience

Please contact Kersten Biehn, Principal of Teaching and Learning, at kersten@lernerschool.org or 919-286-5517 if you are interested in applying.

Substitute Teachers

Lerner welcomes applications for substitute teaching opportunities in our preschool and elementary school on an ongoing basis.

Please contact Kersten Biehn, Principal of Teaching and Learning, at kersten@lernerschool.org or 919-286-5517 if you are interested in applying.