1101 Camino Real
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.
Supervise teachers (full-time, part-time and subs) and Tuvia Staff
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please submit cover letter of interest and resume to be considered for the position.