Careers

Work at the OJCS

A rewarding career as part of our משפחה (family)

The Ottawa Jewish Community School is an innovative and engaging Jewish Day School, Kindergarten through Grade 8, dedicated to developing minds, nurturing hearts, and instilling Jewish values.  Located in Ottawa, Ontario, OJCS is known for its rigorous academics, strong social-emotional curriculum, immersive Hebrew and French programs, and warm community.  Please see the job postings below and contact us if you think you’d like to join The OJCS faculty.

scroll down for job listings

The Ottawa Jewish Community School is seeking a passionate and innovative Jewish educator to join the Leadership Team of a cutting-edge, pluralistic JK -8 school located in the capital of Canada. The Head of Jewish Studies & Jewish Life will be the lead educator for Jewish Studies at OJCS, working with the Head of School and Vice Principal to move our innovative and personalized learning program forward. S/he will also be charged with thinking through student life activities with a Jewish lens. This is a newly expanded position and we are open to different configurations of teaching and administration.

Click here to read the full job description and for instructions on how to apply.

The position of Major Gifts and Development Officer for the Ottawa Jewish Community School is a new position created to generate funds on an annual basis to ensure the sustainability of the school.

All private schools raise funds to augment traditional sources of revenue, such as tuition, and to ensure dollars are available to support students whose families cannot pay the full tuition costs. The current annual giving target is approximately $300,000 but needs to grow to $500,000 quickly but reliably. These funds will be used to make targeted academic improvements in the school each year and to contribute to the fund that provides subsidies to students.

The position reports directly to the Head of School.

Click here to read the full job description and for instructions on how to apply.

The OJCS is currently seeking a qualified, Middle School Jewish Studies teacher responsible for teaching the Jewish Studies curricula, including: Tanach, Israel, Chagim and t’fillah.

The candidate we hire will:

  • Be well-versed in Jewish Studies subject matter; Hebrew language fluency an asset;
  • Support with leading school-wide Jewish Life elements, such as: Jewish celebrations, assemblies, community outreach, etc…;
  • Develop, prepare, and implement lesson plans based on the curriculum;
  • Collaborate with other faculty members and administrative staff in planning and implementing instructional goals, objectives, and methods;
  • Prepare lessons that reflect differentiation for individual student needs and implement the recommendations from assessments featured in Individual Education Plans;
  • Be a positive role model for students reflective of the mission of the school;
  • Participate actively and meaningfully in Professional Development opportunities and be committed to professional growth;
  • Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students;
  • Manage student behavior in alignment with the school philosophy.

Click here to read the full job description and for instructions on how to apply.

The OJCS is currently seeking a full-time Grades 4 – 8 Junior/Intermediate French Studies teacher.  The candidate we move forward with will:

  • Be fluent in French (oral and written) and be committed to providing an immersive classroom setting;
  • Develop, prepare, and implement lesson plans based on the curriculum;
  • Utilize best instructional practices, methods, materials and technology;
  • Collaborate with other faculty members and administrative staff in planning and implementing instructional goals, objectives, and methods;
  • Prepare lessons that reflect differentiation for individual student needs and implement the recommendations from assessments featured in Individual Education Plans;
  • Be a positive role model for students reflective of the mission of the school;
  • Participate actively and meaningfully in Professional Development opportunities and be committed to professional growth;
  • Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students;
  • Connect with and engage in student life
  • Manage student behaviour in alignment with the school philosophy.

Click here to read the full job description and for instructions on how to apply.

The Ottawa Jewish Community School is currently seeking Occasional Teachers, Kindergarten – Grade 8, to teach General Studies, French Studies and Jewish Studies. The candidates we move forward with will:

  • Be a positive role model for students reflective of the mission of the school;
  • Hold a Bachelor of Education and/or Master of Education;
  • Have experience working with Primary, Junior and/or Intermediate Divisions;
  • Ontario College of Teachers Certificate of Qualification is considered an asset;
  • Maintain a well managed classroom and positive learning environment in line with
    our school’s philosophy;
  • Be punctual, energetic and motivated;
  • Up-to-date Police Record Check..

Interested candidates that meet the above criteria should click here to download the full job description and follow the application instructions therein.

We’re always interested in hearing from superstar educators and facilitators.  If you think you’d make a great addition to the OJCS team please email your resume and a note telling us why, to teach@theojcs.ca