Early Childhood Center Director at Tuvia School


Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $60,000.00
Maximum: $80,000.00

Published:

03/28/2018

Start Date:

07/01/2018

Application Deadline:

04/30/2018

Address

1101 Camino Real
Redondo Beach
CA
90277
United States

Description

SUMMARY

Temple Menorah, a vibrant Reform synagogue located in Redondo Beach, CA, is seeking an experienced, passionate Director of Early Childhood Education to run our growing preschool program and, in such, to play an integral role as part of the broader synagogue staff team. The Tuvia Director will report directly to the Senior Rabbi.

For over 30 years, this play-based preschool program for children ages 2-5 has been one of the most important elements of our community. It's the initial point of family education, a feeder program and a primary source for membership, and a starting point for entry into Religious School.

Our community has recently made a few significant investments in building, growing and developing this program. We are seeking a strong, team-oriented community-builder who believes deeply that young children are capable learners and contributors to society, and who is excited by the prospect of building a preschool program within the context of a synagogue.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The responsibilities of the Early Childhood Director position include managing and directing the school in accordance with the synagogue's vision for excellence in early childhood education; recruiting and enrolling families and children in order to grow enrollment through marketing and outreach; hiring, supervising,  supporting and inspiring staff members and ensuring their professional development; ensuring that all CA state license 22 requirements are met and the highest standards for early childhood education are maintained; managing budget and overseeing and managing the day-to-day operation of the program, extended day program, summer program, family activities and parent education programs. Additionally, the Early Childhood Director is expected to support and nurture partnerships with parents in their child's development as well as to ensure parent engagement in the program of the school and with the larger synagogue community.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervise teachers (full-time, part-time and subs) and Tuvia Staff


QUALIFICATIONS

Outstanding interpersonal skills

Pleasant and positive, upbeat demeanor

Familiarity with child development, Jewish tradition, early childhood educational philosophy and Jewish early childhood curriculum

Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and follow through

Self-starter

Ability to work both independently and as a team member with other employees and lay leaders

Work well under pressure in a busy environment

Can prioritize work assignments

Able to multi-task

Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Outlook and Excel


EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Bachelor Degree in Child Development or related field required; Master's Degree preferred

5-10 years of experience teaching and at least 5 years of management experience managing a large staff

Proven ability to lead professional development efforts and support educators within a teaching and learning environment


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Foundations in mathematics for registration and payroll duties


EQUIPMENT TO BE USED

PC Computers, fax machines, copy machines, and multi-line telephone systems


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Site Supervisor or Program Director Permit is required.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Must be able to move frequently during the workday.

Must be able to lift at least 20 lbs.

Must be able to engage with children at their level.


Benefits

Per the Temple Menorah Employee handbook.

Level of Language Proficiency

Must be able to speak and write in grammatically correct English.

Knowledge of Hebrew and Spanish is a plus.

Professional Level

Managerial

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

info@templemenorah.org

http://www.templemenorah.org

Please submit cover letter of interest and resume to be considered for the position.


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