Work at CESJDS

Learn more about employment opportunities at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School.

CESJDS promotes community, 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.

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.

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

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.

  • Unitedhealthcare Group Health Insurance
  • Unitedhealthcare Dental Insurance
  • VSP Vision Insurance
  • Group Critical Illness Insurance
  • Group Accident Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 403 (b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Legal Resources Benefits
  • Employee Banking Services
  • Tuition Remission (Available to full-time employees after 2 years of employment.)

Lower School After-school Care 

CESJDS offers on-site aftercare for its students. This service is complimentary for faculty and staff members who have children enrolled in the Lower School. Our program partner, Wonders, incorporates learning/play areas into the program that teach social-emotional learning and support cognitive growth. Families will continue to benefit from access to CESJDS after-school enrichment clubs.

Learn more about the CESJDS Community

Safety, Respect, and Equity Commitment

CESJDS has signed on to the Safety, Respect, and Equity Commitment through SafetyRespectEquity.org. 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

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. As a result of this accomplishment, CESJDS will receive special recognition on AIMS and EBS websites.

The CESJDS Wellness Warriors Program was launched in May, 2017 with the mission to encourage, promote and provide opportunities for our employees to choose healthy lifestyles and reach the optimal state of health they can achieve.