Work at CESJDS

CESJDS promotes community and a love of learning and inquiry, in and out of the classroom. If you are seeking the opportunity to work with warm and intelligent individuals who believe that the education of our children is an honorable charge, then CESJDS is the place for you. Come join our esteemed faculty/staff as we foster the growth of confident, compassionate thinkers who engage the world through Jewish values. Read our Portrait of a CESJDS Graduate.

The school makes all employment decisions, including those related to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion and recognition of individuals on the basis of their ability and job related qualifications and without discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability or any other classification proscribed under applicable federal state or local law. Read our diversity statement.

We offer competitive compensation, excellent benefits and the chance to work in an environment with academic professionals who love what they do.

CESJDS Characteristics  of Professional Excellence

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Rabbi Mitchel Malkus Discusses the CESJDS Community

I love being part of such a strong community at CESJDS. I especially value that this is a community that values the uniqueness of individuals. Within the classroom, I love how curious and inquisitive my students are. I feel our classes are truly spaces wherein folks learn for learning's sake.

-Tori Ball, Assistant Dean

Safety, Respect, and Equity Commitment

CESJDS has signed on to the Safety, Respect, and Equity Commitment through As adopters of this Commitment, we promise to implement comprehensive standards in our organizations and communal spaces to achieve the goals of safety, respect and equity. 

Read the CESJDS Commitment to Safe, Respectful, and Equitable Jewish Workplaces

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CESJDS Employee Benefits

CESJDS commits to providing comprehensive benefits to help support good health and protect its employees from certain financial risks. Supporting the School’s commitment to diversity, the benefits program not only provides broad coverage but also offers a range of plans to fit a variety of needs and budgets.

Employees working at least twenty or more hours a week may elect employee-only coverage or choose to enroll eligible family members including spouse, domestic partner, and/or child(ren). Employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the month following their hire date.

Benefits include:

  • Cigna Health Insurance
  • Kaiser Permanente Health Insurance
  • Cigna Dental Insurance
  • VSP Vision Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Legal Resources

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Wellness Warriors Program

Our school's wellness program, Wellness Warriors, has received a 'WellEducated A+ rating' from AIMS-EBS. This honor is awarded to schools that have consistently implemented innovative and effective wellness initiatives for their faculty and staff and are dedicated to promoting a healthy community.
Our mission is to encourage, promote and provide opportunities for our employees to choose healthy lifestyles and reach the optimal state of health they can achieve.

Over the many years I've worked in the Lower School, Middle School, and High School, I've seen the respect, warmth, and compassion that greeted me to this community woven though the many relationships among students, families, faculty, and staff in our school.

-Terrilynn Platt, Upper School STEM Teacher

As a teacher and a parent at the school, I love that JDS believes in the importance of a strong academic experience, along with helping the child grow as an individual and as respectful citizen of a community.

-Michal Friedman, 2nd Grade General Studies Teacher