Career Opportunities

Hillel Day School's mission is to deliver academic excellence in a caring Jewish environment. Fulfilling Hillel Day School's mission requires the support of talented people who share a common vision. Our teachers are dedicated and knowledgeable, caring and innovative, collegial and generous of spirit. They are well-versed in their chosen academic fields, and they are energized by young people. They engage students on a variety of levels and in a variety of settings. They are open to new approaches to curriculum and to new teaching strategies.

Hillel Day School teachers are powerful role models. By being both demanding and compassionate, they bring out the best in their students and command their respect.

Available Career Opportunities

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  • Physical Education Teacher - Short Term

    Hillel Day School is seeking a short term, full-time dynamic Wellness Education Teacher to be part of our Wellness team. This position is to begin as soon as possible, with anticipation of up to 10 weeks of employment. 

    The Wellness education teacher’s primary responsibility is to provide a safe and nurturing environment while teaching skills to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Skill work, game play and assessments are all part of the curriculum. 
    Candidates must adjust their curricula to adapt to children with disabilities or different physical abilities in order to create a positive & productive experience for all students.
    Candidate attributes include: kindness, flexibility, high energy, and an ability to create innovative and engaging games and activities while teaching alone or as part of a team.

    • Education Degree preferred 
    • Teaching experience
    Personal Requirements
    • Must work well on a team
    • Understands the difference and importance of physical education vs. physical activity
    • Ability to demonstrate skills and move with students
    • Excellent Communication and Problem solving skills
    • Prioritizes safety first 
    • Understanding of students' disabilities and adaptive P.E. techniques where applicable 
    • Values social emotional learning
    • Values compassion and respect for all 
    • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree preferred 
    • State teaching certification in health and physical education (P.E.) preferred
    • First aid training
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  • Assistant Teacher Early Childhood (Full time or Part time)

    Teacher Assistant for Early Childhood programs assist Lead Teachers in planning and implementing learning experiences that advance the intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development of children within a safe, healthy learning environment. They encourage the involvement of the families of the children of the program and support the development of relationships between children and their families.
    Primary Responsibilities
    • Assist the Lead Teacher to supervise and promote activities designed to enhance the healthy emotional, social, intellectual, and physical development of children enrolled at the ECC
    • Assist lead teacher with implementation of appropriate early childhood education experiences
    • Assist in planning and implementing the daily program under the direction of the Lead Teacher, which includes lesson plans
    • Supervise the classroom when the Lead Teacher is out of the room
    • Assist in planning and preparing the learning environment, setting up interest centers, and preparing needed materials and supplies
    • Help to maintain a neat and organized classroom
    • Help with the general housekeeping tasks
    • Maintain a professional attitude and loyalty to Hillel Day School and the ECC at all times
    • Treat all children with dignity and respect
    • Help children establish good habits of personal hygiene: change diapers and assist with toilet training
    • Attend parent group and ECC functions
    • Attend weekly staff meetings
    • Observe record and report on the behavior of individual children as assigned
    • Assist the Lead Teacher in other ways as requested
    • Other tasks as requested.
    • Always put the child first.
    Learn more, apply now
  • English Language (ELL) Teacher

    Under the general supervision of the Director of Student Services, the English Language Learner (ELL) Teacher will facilitate ELL student success and growth, in academic and communication skills, through implementing curricular best practices. The ELL specialist will also provide the classroom teacher with assistance in providing instruction to students whose first language is not English. The documentation of lessons executed, and student progress/outcomes will be required. The ELL teacher will address individual student needs by creating a flexible, safe and inclusive learning environment. Offering feedback to students, teachers, families, and leadership will be a critical facet of the role. The primary focus will be students in grades Kindergarten through 4th grade. 
    Duties and Responsibilities
    • Demonstrates knowledge of first and second language acquisition theory, as well as knowledge of second language learning patterns and best practices in English language development. 
    • Plans and delivers lessons in English language development that are in accordance with the school mission. Develops lesson plans and instructional materials for English language development that translate into positive learning experiences for students and promote growth. 
    • Reflects an awareness and acceptance of cultural differences exhibited by the students and their families.
    • Possesses characteristics necessary for functioning as an advocate for limited English-speaking students, within the school, as well as serving as a liaison between the school and the home.
    • Promotes a learning environment that is safe and conducive to both individualized and small group instruction.
    • Conducts ongoing progress monitoring of student learning and adjusts instructional methods to fit individual students’ needs.
    • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students, parents, and faculty.
    • Coordinates with other professional staff members, especially within grade levels served, to evaluate and assess curriculum, and participates in various staff meetings.
    • Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids, and other supplies and equipment in order to best serve students.
    • Utilizes personal skills necessary for the improvement of student attitudes toward learning and school.
    • May supervise students in activities that take place out of the classroom, during the school day.
    • Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Director of Student Services, Educational Leadership, and Head of School.
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  • Guest Teacher

    In the absence of the regular classroom teacher the guest teacher is responsible for helping students learn subject matter and/or skills that are required for scheduled lessons and to provide meaningful instruction for assigned classrooms. Learn more and apply now
  • Kitchen Aide/Prep Worker (Part-time Opening)

    Hillel Day School is seeking a part-time Kitchen Aide/Prep Worker Monday through Friday.
    The Kitchen Aide/Prep Worker performs a variety of routine manual tasks associated with the cleaning of the kitchen and food preparation equipment to ensure the kitchen is clean and operational at all times.
    • Handwashing food preparation and serving equipment, utensils, pots, pans, etc.
    • Delivers and stores clean dishes and utensils to proper storage area
    • Cleans kitchen area, tables, cabinets, equipment and disposals of trash and garbage
    • Assists in loading food in disposable containers for carts or trucks for delivery
    • Assist with large catering events as required
    • Performs related kitchen duties as required and assigned
    • Help prep simple components of each dish on the menu by chopping vegetables, cutting mean and preparing sauces.
    • Help with stocking inventory and supplies
    • Able to follow health guidelines by state and local officials
    • Ability to work some weekends (catering)
    • Other duties assigned as required under the Jewish day school guidelines
    • Enthusiasm for working with kids
    • Attend and/or schedule meetings and trainings as required

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Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit
32200 Middlebelt Road | Farmington Hills, MI 48334