We are looking for a passionate, thoughtful, forward thinking Associate Director to join our educational leadership team. The Associate Director is a full-time, year round position that demonstrates leadership abilities by assisting with daily operations of the school including policy implementation, curriculum coordination, development of a stimulating learning environment for faculty, children and families enrolled and creation of a warm sense of community and learning.
The school year is consistent with the Jewish calendar and closed during the summer.
Share in the responsibility for the daily operation of the Early Childhood program
Promote and brainstorm for innovation and creativity in our classrooms and programs
Remain current on issues and trends in early childhood education
Assist in the design and implementation of professional development opportunities for staff
Monitor teachers’ professional development
Mentor teachers on teaching practices
Support teachers in planning and implementing learning experiences and daily routines
Participate in staff meetings and professional development seminars
Be a resource to educators and families in regard to best practices in Jewish Early Childhood Education by providing literature, facilitating conversation and exposing them to community resources
Model best practices within and without the classroom, including but are not limited to classroom management, diverse learning needs, and emotional responsive practice
Support new teachers during the introduction process
Participate and lead weekly teacher planning meetings, age group meetings, and individual reflective supervision with teachers
Assist in creating a collaborative community of learners among the teachers
Support and organize purchasing needs for school supplies and materials
Ensure all state and local health department regulations are being followed and maintained.
Maintain confidentiality of all information related to children, families and staff
Experience in early childhood Judaic studies
Knowledge and understanding of Jewish values, culture and traditions
Assist in the development and implementation of a comprehensive Early Childhood program with emphasis on age-appropriate play-based curriculum, based on Jewish Values and Ideals
Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple initiatives
Cultivate and maintain solid parent partnerships through open door, responsive, proactive communication