Position Description: Bring your passion for teaching, creative learning methods, and engaging energy to lead Temple Beth Abraham’s Early Childhood Center (ECC). We are seeking a director to build and oversee a vibrant and dynamic Early Childhood Center for approximately 50 children ages 2-5 and their families. Through a play-based developmentally appropriate curriculum, the Director is responsible for all programming, staffing, marketing outreach, enrollment, fiscal planning, and parent/caregiver relations. The TBA/ECC is licensed by the Office of Children and Family Services(OCFS). ADMINISTRATION: Design and implement a play-based curriculum that embraces diversity, multiculturalism, and Jewish values. Create and maintain staff and parent manuals. Assign student class placement and coordinate staffing needs. Oversee office administration. Monitor inventory needs and building maintenance and supervise the ordering of supplies. Prepare ECC budget and fee schedules in conjunction with TBA Executive Director and TBA Board ECC chair. Monitor spending and budget. Monitor OCFS compliance requirements. STAFF SUPERVISION: Lead all phases of staffing from hiring, training, and performance reviews for approximately 3-4 teachers and 4 support staff. Establish best practices and create policies and procedures for all staff. Create and maintain a collaborative culture in which staff learn, grow and implement best teaching practices that enrich student development. Plan events for the school year in conjunction with TBA senior staff, clergy, and ECC chairs. Support teachers in their ongoing observation and documentation of children, particularly as it pertains to developmental milestones and elementary school readiness. Foster and steward an inclusive educational environment, in which children’s differences, needs, and abilities are celebrated and supported. Manage summer camp programs as determined by the TBA Board. COMMUNICATION: Create social media and traditional marketing materials in coordination with the TBA Office Administrator. Communicate regularly with parents/caregivers via phone calls, email, and in-person meetings. Cultivate positive, professional, and ongoing relationships with parents/caregivers. Collaborate with Clergy and lay leadership to integrate school programming with TBA annual events. JUDAIC PROGRAMMING: Collaborate with the Clergy to develop age-appropriate activities and events that align with Jewish holidays and traditions.
Master's Degree and Certification in Early Childhood Education. Minimum 5 years of leadership experience in an educational setting AND/OR Minimum 3 years of classroom teaching experience. Demonstrated fiscal management skills.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: The ideal candidate will be a passionate and warm collaborator. The candidate will have a clear and deep knowledge of child development and understand how to create an early childhood center based on the needs and developmental tasks of young children. Be an excellent communicator with proven success connecting and relating to children, families, staff, and the community. Possess superior written and verbal communication skills; strong public speaking skills. This full-time position reports to the chair of the Early Childhood Center school committee and the Temple Board of Trustees, as well as to the clergy. The annual salary range is between $60,000-70,000 and includes benefits. Please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com for immediate consideration
Temple Beth Abraham is a synagogue in Tarrytown, NY and we are expanding our offerings to include an Early Childhood Center. We are an inclusive community who embraces diversity and we are looking to expand our team of about 7 full time staff to include a Director and complement of early childhood teachers who will be hired by and report to the director. The school is run in the building with oversight from our Board of Trustees and our clergy. We include competitive salary, paid time off and health insurance benefits for the right candidate.