Part Time

Principal - North Shore Hebrew School

Har El, the North Shore Centre for Jewish Life 1305 Taylor Way, West Vancouver BC

(Part-time, 12 to 15 hours per week)

The North Shore Hebrew School (, located at Har El, the North Shore Centre for Jewish Life, was founded in 1995 and is the only supplementary Hebrew school on the North Shore. Our program attracts students from Whistler to Burnaby, giving students rich experiences in multi-faceted Jewish culture and the Hebrew language. Education focuses on providing our students with knowledge to develop and understand their Jewish identities, as well as fostering social connections between students and parents to build a community among the families. Apart from classes, we organize programs for Jewish holidays, field trips, and community Shabbat dinners. The program runs from after Labour Day to the middle of June, with time off for winter and spring breaks.

As Principal, you are the face and voice of our school, responsible for faculty management, communications, outreach, daily operations, and providing programming assistance to the Rabbi. You provide leadership and guidance to our faculty and build strong relationships with our students and their families. Together with the Rabbi you create and organize compelling content and special events.

This is a part-time position requiring 12 to 15 hours per week during the school year. Hours are reduced during June and July, picking up again in August in preparation for the next year. This position reports to the chair of the Har El education committee. Salary commensurate with experience, up to $27,000 per annum.

Your Qualifications
a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a lead teacher or principal role of a Jewish day or supplementary school
Demonstrated experience managing and directing small teams
3 to 5 years’ experience working with a volunteer Board of Directors
Seasoned communicator with demonstrated ability to interact effectively with multiple generations of Jewish organizations, and public and private groups, in order to promote the continued growth of the school
Ability to engage and work with children and adults
Superior written, verbal & professional presentation skills
Post-secondary credentials preferred. Spoken Hebrew is an asset
Superior time management and strategic planning
Experience in grant writing and reporting
High level of passion, energy, motivation, and an engaging and cheerful perspective
Priority given to Jewish candidates

Core responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Overseeing the day to day operations of the school including internal/external communications, promotions of the school, recruitment of new students, and faculty organization
School supply procurement
Grant writing
Event planning

The minds and souls of our precious children await your creativity and leadership. Come and play your part in the best little Hebrew school in the Lower Mainland!

Please send your resume and cover letter to Jeff Epstein at

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree Preferred and 3-5 years of experience.