Competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid time off, medical insurance, retirement plan, relocation, and significant tuition remission as per the school’s policy.
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Ann and Nate Levine Academy (Dallas, Texas) is an inclusive, dynamic, infant–8 grade, Jewish day school which fosters leadership, creativity, critical thinking, and Jewish values while empowering its students with integrity, self-confidence, and intellectual curiosity. We are committed to creating a nurturing and stimulating learning environment for our approximately 200 Early Childhood students where children can explore, grow, and develop a lifelong love of learning.
We are seeking a passionate and experienced Early Childhood Director to lead our thriving preschool program. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of early childhood development, a proven track record of success in managing and motivating staff, and a commitment to creating a warm, nurturing, and stimulating learning environment for our young learners.
Provide overall leadership and management of the preschool program, including:
Continually enhance the current early childhood curriculum, and establish continuity from year to year.
Oversee the daily operations of the preschool, including staffing, budgeting, and scheduling
Ensure compliance with all state and local regulations and adherence to the school’s mission
Speak eloquently and passionately to parents, teachers, students, and prospective parents as the public face of the early childhood program.
Communicate with all constituents regularly and transparently
Have and communicate a clear vision for the early childhood program
Supervise, mentor, and support a team of early childhood educators, including:
Provide ongoing training and meaningful professional development opportunities
Conduct regular performance evaluations and visiting classrooms on a regular basis
Create a healthy, supportive, collaborative, professional culture
Build and maintain strong relationships with parents
Collaborate with community partners to expand the preschool's reach and impact
Collaborate with other school leaders in an effort to maximize retention and help the school strive for excellence in all areas.
Qualities we are seeking:
Ideally, you will be a warm, trustworthy educator who honors Judaism.
A warm, passionate individual who loves children, knows them by name, and knows how to best help each child flourish.
Trustworthy and fair, and follow through consistently and with integrity.
Knowledgeable about early childhood education, clear about your view of age-appropriate learning, and an advocate for professional development for all.
Levine is an inclusive Jewish school community, and while one does not need to be Jewish, an understanding of the community is important.
Advanced studies in Early Childhood Education or a related field is preferable
5+ years of experience in early childhood education, with at least 2 years in a leadership role
Strong knowledge of child development and early learning best practices
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Proven ability to manage and motivate staff
Ability to create a warm, nurturing, and stimulating learning environment for children
Oberman Educational Consulting is thrilled to open its doors! With over 34 years of experience in primary and secondary education, we have a lot of expertise to offer. We specialize in parent education, administrative coaching, and division head searches.