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Early Childhood Learning Center Admissions Director
Merage JCC of Orange County
One Federation Way
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92603

Principal Responsibilities:


To support create and actively promote a comfortable and welcome environment where every member (customer) is treated with dignity and respect, in a friendly, personalized manner.To anticipate and be responsive to member (customer) needs/ requests.


The Early Childhood Center at the Merage JCC operates a school which employs qualified, passionate, creative, individuals, who have knowledge of and a love for early childhood education. The ECLC is the premier early childhood school in Orange County, CA.We utilize an art-based, emergent curriculum, inspired by the schools of Reggio-Emilia, Italy, as well as by the theories and practices Piaget, Gardner, and Dewey. We embrace our Judaism through a cultural celebration of the richness of our traditions.We approach Judaism from a pluralistic perspective, as all are welcome in our school.Jewish values provide us with a foundation for exploring holidays, customs, and rituals, with the intention of creating a foundation for Jewish identity in both our students and families.It is the responsibility of our teachers to provide a rich experience.We believe that relationships are the basis for our community, and have a faculty comprised individuals who are passionate about the work of young children, the work of our community.

Position Responsibilities:

Model our Mission Statement

Recruit via phone calls, emails and other media to solicit tours

Work with marketing to develop appropriate admissions and marketing materials, ads, mailings, website, social media that communicate the school to perspective families.

Manage the re-enrollment of current students and help to develop strategies to achieve maximum retention

Assist in the on-boarding of parents and children to ensure a smooth transition for the families

Maintain classroom ratios when enrolling children into classrooms

Track all contacts with any potential customers in JCC computer data base on a daily basis

Be able to compile weekly status reports on activities

Willingness to learn and adapt to the schools Reggio philosophy

Experience and Skills:

Have knowledge of Jewish values, culture and holidays

Sales background a plus

Ability to multi-task, to work independently and efficiently

Have empathy and understanding of the challenges of parenting

Have pleasant and upbeat personality when speaking on the phone

Knowledge of early childhood and development a plus

Minimum Qualifications:


Bachelor's Degree

Must maintain First Aid, CPR, and TB certifications.

Must be able to clear DOJ livescan

Five years Sales Experience

Agency Information:

The Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County is a 220,000 square-foot facility on 30 acres of land in beautiful Orange County, California where 300 children attend our Preschool .Orange County is home to some 100,000 Jews and sits between Los Angeles and San Diego and in between the Pacific Ocean and the San Bernardino Mountains.