Director of Jewish Life

About the Position


Job Title: Director of Jewish Life

Reports to: Head of School

Supervises: Hebrew and Judaic Studies Teachers


Nature and Scope:

The Director of Jewish Life at Lerner is responsible for the success of the Hebrew and Judaic programs.  The Director is responsible for ensuring the implementation of all school policies, regulations and procedures to ensure that all students are supervised in a safe Jewish learning environment that meets the approved curricula and mission of the school. Inherent in the position are the responsibilities of working with the Head of School in scheduling, curriculum development, personnel management, and emergency procedures.

Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the revision and documentation of the School’s Judaic Studies and Hebrew language curricula and its integration into the General Studies curriculum.
  • Supervise and evaluate Judaic Studies and Hebrew language teachers while developing a strong team of teachers.
  • Assist the Head of School in hiring and evaluating Judaic Studies staff.
  • Teach part of the time in the classroom.
  • Create, manage and collaborate with the Director of Programming on all school-wide Jewish programming.
  • Act as a resource for parents to discuss concerns, collaborate in problem solving and advocate for student success in academics and school life.
  • Assist the Head of School in managing and developing all teaching staff.
  • Work with the Head of School and the Admissions Director to strengthen ties to the Jewish community.
  • Work with the Head of School and the Development Director to cultivate donors.
  • Assist the Head of School in representing the LJCDS to the Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish community.
  • Work with the Head of School to articulate and express the Jewish vision of the school.
  • Supervise and lead morning T’fillah Program.
  • Oversee Hebrew program, including ordering textbooks, materials, resources, etc.
  • Oversee report card preparation for Hebrew Grades.
  • Oversees Weekly Teacher Hebrew Comments for Teacher Bulletins.
  • Participates as needed in Parent-Teacher conferences.


  • Master’s Degree or higher in Judaic Studies (or Masters in Educational with BA in Jewish Studies).
  • At least 3 years of leadership experience in an elementary or secondary school (5+ years preferred).
  • At least 3 years of Judaics teaching experience in an accredited elementary school (5+ years and private school experience preferred).
  • Proficient with Word, Excel, Gmail, Google Suite and able to learn other programs quickly.
  • All employment offers are contingent on passing a full background check.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience.

Medical, dental, vision, LTD & STD,  paid vacation & sick time, 403b retirement plan.

To apply to become the next Director of Jewish Life at The Lerner School,  please send a resume and cover letter to Traci Stratford, Director of Catalyzing Resources Programs, Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools,

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to