Thank you for your interest in becoming part of Seattle Hebrew Academy’s professional community. We are looking for teachers, staff and administrators who are:

• Committed to ongoing learning and development – your own and that of your colleagues
• Supportive of Jewish cultural practices and tradition
• Open to working as a contributing team member
• Committed to professional work within an educational context
• Committed to the belief that positive high expectations with clear support and structure brings out the best in children.

Please see the current openings below. We are always looking for qualified guest teachers for our Early Childhood – 8th grade classes, in General studies and Judaic studies. If you are interested in learning more about joining our list of guest teachers, please submit your resume and letter indicating your interest to Susan Matalon at smatalon@sha613.org.


Judaic Studies Elementary Teacher

Seeking an experienced lead Judaic Studies teacher for Fifth Grade. Candidates must be committed to teaching Ivrit B’Ivrit and knowledgeable in Chumash and General Judaics. Candidates should be highly motivated to growing professionally, working collaboratively and to becoming part of a professional learning community.

Seattle Hebrew Academy, a Modern Orthodox Jewish Day School, has been serving the greater Seattle community for 70 years, by providing exceptional academics and inspired Judaic Studies to children from Early Childhood through 8th Grade.

Seattle Hebrew Academy – founded on love of God & Torah – educates students, families, and community within an atmosphere of K’vod HaTalmid, student dignity.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • creating lesson plans
  • assigning and grading class work, homework, tests and assignments
  • collaborating with partner teachers
  • creating a positive learning environment for students to learn
  • observing and evaluating student performance
  • participating in department, school and parent meetings
  • performing other administrative duties.

Must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the field of Education, Judaic Studies, Hebrew, or other relevant field. Candidates must be fluent in Hebrew and English. Interested candidates should have a minimum of 2 to 4 years teaching experience. A Master’s degree and/or five or more years’ experience considered a plus.

We thank all applicants in advance. We will be contacting only those candidates approved for an interview.

 Application Process

Submit a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Kerri Stern

Director, K-8
Seattle Hebrew Academy
1617 Interlaken Dr. E
Seattle, WA  98112
email: kstern@sha613.org

(t) 206.323.7933 x 310


SHA Development Coordinator Job Description

Part or Full Time

Join our vibrant, active school. Become part of a lively inspiring school staff and administrative team.

The Seattle Hebrew Academy is in its 70th year serving the children of our community with dedication and intentionality. Be part of making our dream come true! This position reports directly ot the Head of School and works as an admin team member.

Donation Processing and Reporting (Raiser’s Edge):

  • Allocate incoming donations and credit card payments; assist with logging and payment processing
  • Gift, pledge and pledge payment entry in Raiser’s Edge
  • Biweekly Thank You Letters
  • Pledge Reminders and open pledge tracking
  • Month End Accounting Reports and reconciliation with Accounting/MIP
  • Monthly YTD (Year-to-Date) and Development Reports for Board meetings and as needed
  • Reporting on current fiscal year giving, donor giving comparisons, appeal comparisons, LYBUNT, open pledges and other
  • Year-End Tax Deductible Contribution Letters
  • Gift confirmation and tracking for corporate matching gifts
  • Track, log and enter all online credit card donations
  • Provide fiscal year donation reports and payment documentation for annual audit
  • Maintain and update all applicable queries, reports, appeals, and attributes in database
  • Design, print and mail Annual Report
  • Maintain endowment and legacy gift records; Life & Legacy Program Audit Participant liaison

Database Management (Raiser’s Edge):

  • Maintain all constituent records
  • Enter and maintain all current and previous Parent and Student records
  • Enter and maintain all Faculty/Staff records
  • Enter and maintain Grandparent records
  • Maintain Alumni and Board of Trustees records
  • Generate data for import in Parent Locker (K-8) and Bright Wheel (EC) databases
  • Generate data for import in Instant Alert
  • Generate data for and create Class Lists, School Directory, Mailing Labels, Student Birthday List
  • Participate in biweekly Admissions Team meetings to maintain accurate Parent/Student records

Outlook and Constant Contact:

  •  Update and maintain all Grade/Parent and Staff/Faculty Outlook groups
  • Update and maintain all Contacts emails in Constant Contact, including Parent, Staff and Board groups
  • Provide development and event content for SHAbbat Shalom weekly e-newsletter

Annual Fundraising Appeals and Events:

 Candle-Lighting Magnet (Summer/Fall)

    • Confirm Magnet sponsors and sponsorship information for Magnet design
    • Complete and submit Candle Lighting times for Magnet processing
    • Design and print Magnet Appeal letter and pledge card for WA mailing list

 Annual Gala (Winter) – see separate Gala spreadsheet for more details and responsibilities

    • Oversee all event management details and vendor contracts
    • Oversee Gala Invitation design, including Honoree invite list, letter and biography
    • Track and manage Gala Attendee list and create Bid/Registration packets
    • Track Ad Journal tributes and sponsorships; design and print Ad Journal
    • Oversee Gala Video production and film schedule
    • Assist with Gala Program and A/V presentation requirements
    • Track Gala income and expenses
    • Update online Gala Registration page with web developer and design all event banners and content for website and Gala e-newsletters

 SHAlach Manot Gift Bags for Purim (Early Spring)

    • Generate and provide Shalach Manot member list to Happy Purim (November)
    • Order customized gift bags and contents (food/drink)
    • Update and maintain all delivery routes
    • Solicit and manage volunteers for packing and delivery
    • Design and print customized Greeting Scroll
    • Mail Purim cards to out-of-town and non-member recipients
  • Grandparents Day (May)
    • Design and mail invitation
    • Organize breakfast menu and décor
    • Create customized nametags and Program/Passports
    • Coordinate with K-8 Director to schedule class visits and hands-on activities with staff
    • Mail photos to grandparents after event
  • Spring Campaign / SHA Sunshine Award Recipient (Late Spring)
    • Design, print and mail Spring Campaign letter and pledge card
    • Track incoming tributes and photos for Sunshine Award recipient
    • Create and design Sunshine Award Tribute Book (Summer)

 Tributes and Tribute Tuesday E-newsletter:

  •  Manage, track and mail all incoming tributes
  • Generate weekly Tribute Tuesday e-newsletter
  • Mail onesie and card to families and community members with new babies

Parnes Hayom Dedications:

 Schedule and manage all dedications

  • Post and mail certificate and cards to donors/honorees and notify SHA staff of dedication
  • Email dedication certificate in Constant Contact and include in Tribute Tuesday e-newsletter

Alumni / Staff Birthday Cards:

  • Print and mail monthly alumni and staff birthday cards – with Head of School handwritten note

  SHA Website:

 Assist with maintenance and re-design of SHA website, including revised Site Map and content

  • Create event/info banners for website homepage
  • Maintain and update Giving pages


  • Participate in weekly Admin Meetings
  • Assist with SHA Graduation and other school events as needed


School Counselor

Become part of a team dedicated to supporting each student to develop both personally and academically in a joyful educational setting. Small private EC-8 school located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood is seeking a highly qualified school counselor/psychologist beginning in September 2017. Candidates must hold a current Washington State ESA Certificate or equivalent, have strong student-centered and systems-oriented counseling skills, have experience teaching social-emotional curriculum (e.g. Zones of Regulation, Social Thinking, Positive Discipline), have 3 years of experience working with elementary and/or middle school-aged students, and demonstrate effective communication skills. The position is part time. We are looking for school counselors/psychologists who set high expectations for themselves and demonstrate an understanding of implementing a comprehensive school-based social skills, mental health and counseling program.

If interested, please submit your cover letter, resume and references to:

Kerri Stern, Director K-8


We thank all applicants in advance. We will be contacting only those candidates invited for an interview.


Special Education Teacher

Passionate about teaching? Seeking to become part of a team dedicated to developing young minds in a joyful academic setting? Small private K-8 school located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood is seeking a full time Special Education teacher. Successful candidates must hold a current Washington State teaching certificate, have a Special Education endorsement, experience working with primary-aged students in both academic and behavior support, demonstrate effective communication skills, and be interested in Project based Learning. We are looking for teachers who set high expectations for themselves and their students and demonstrate knowledge in their subject area, child development, and the social and emotional needs of students. 
If interested, please submit your resume, letter of application and references to:

Kerri Stern

Director K-8