TVT Community Day School, a thriving TK-12 school of 700 students in beautiful Orange County, CA, seeks a gifted engineering/educator starting in August, 2021 to join our learning community as a full-time, engineering/physical science teacher.
Located across the street from UC Irvine, TVT is very much a school on the make. We’ve recently completed a 60 million-dollar campus remodel and expansion, and this last year, Niche rankings rated TVT as the #1 Jewish School in the country while also placing us in the top 2% of all private K-12 schools nationally. As a pluralistic Jewish day school, TVT is committed to embracing diversity in all its forms – cultural, economic, racial, ideological, observance, and otherwise. To enable this diversity, TVT commits a significant amount of its operating budget to tuition assistance and welcomes families of varying observance levels and other faiths who seek our impressive academic program rooted in Jewish values. As a result, nearly a quarter of our families – and approximately half of our staff – identify as non-Jewish and come from diverse backgrounds. For more information about TVT follow this link (www.tarbut.com)
The ideal candidate for this position at TVT will have experience as a practicing engineer and educator(Electrical, Mechanical, Structural, Bio-Medical); however, we are also open to candidates from non-traditional backgrounds. A successful candidate for this position will love having students make mathematical connections to fields of engineering, appreciate the art and craft of teaching, enjoy collaboration, embrace challenges, maintain a rich life outside of school, find deep satisfaction in working with middle and upper school students, possess the emotional acuity and personality to inspire and engage kids, and maintain an excellent sense of humor. Teaching can be difficult work, but it’s wildly fun and meaningful. This candidate will also wish to contribute to the larger life of TVT outside of the classroom (e.g., club sponsorship, coaching, leading trips, designing new programs, or interviewing applicants for admission, etc.). Additionally, this candidate should feel comfortable using technology to bolster learning experiences.
This full-time, salaried, and benefited position should be desirable for a candidate who seeks:
A culture that balances high academic standards with character development – successful TVT graduates are creative and innovative citizens dedicated to the Jewish value of tikkun olam (repairing the world).
A culture that deeply values student and faculty voice
A culture that supports innovation and risk-taking
A culture in which teachers are encouraged to grow and to explore areas of professional interest (the school sets aside a sizable amount of money for professional development and provides practical support for teachers to develop their pedagogy).
Incredible faculty that support each other and make work feel like a second home
A world-class campus and facilities
A highly competitive pay scale
TVT’s mission, values, pluralism statement, and educational philosophy drive everything at the school, and they provide insight into our culture. You can find all four at this link (www.tarbut.com/about/mission)
Bachelor’s degree or higher in a core engineering field or engineering education.
Experience with multimeters, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzer
Experience with lathe/mill
Experience with lasers
Experience with project management
Experience in process/manufacturing
Familiarity with MS Teams
Experience with Arduino
Experience with Raspberry Pi
Working knowledge of quality regulations, ISO 9001 and AS9100
Experience with 3-D printers
Experience with SolidWorks
Instruction and use of drill press
Instruction and use of various saws (i.e., band, table)
Experience with both metric and SAE tools
Ability to read blueprints and manufacture parts to blueprint specifications
About Tarbut V Torah Community Day School
TVT Community Day School is an independent, TK-12 college preparatory school established in 1991. Located in Irvine, California, TVT provides enriched programs in Innovation and Jewish Studies, along with immersion and service learning projects, to prepare students to become inquisitive learners, compassionate citizens and courageous leaders.