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Director of Early Childhood Education
Jewish Community Center of Northern New Jersey
605 Pascack Rd
Township of Washington, NJ 07676

Principal Responsibilities:

Director of Early Childhood Education

The Jewish Community Center of Northern NJ (JCC NNJ) is seeking a visionary Jewish educator to become the Director of Early Childhood Education. The Director will possess creativity, energy, passion, and strong management skills to re-envision, re-create and lead the Early Childhood Department, which will include a full day preschool for infants through five year olds, a parenting center, young family programs, and summer camp programs. The Director will develop and grow these programs, designing a continuum of services for children and their families.

Our highly successful and well recognized program aims to re-open for the 2018 school year after a brief hiatus. As the Jewish Community Center works to redefine its organization, a great deal of focus is placed on Early Childhood Education and young children and families. In re-opening our school, it is our goal to combine best practices and universal Jewish values to create a child-centered, emergent, and constructivist learning environment that aligns with the overall mission and vision of the JCC NNJ.

Overall Responsibility

The Director of Early Childhood Education is responsible for the development and administration of all Early Childhood programming at the JCC NNJ. It is the responsibility of the Director to develop, inspire, implement, and lead a program rooted in best practices in Early Childhood Education, while integrating ideals from a variety of educational philosophies, frameworks, principles, and values. Through strategic thinking, direction, and mentoring, the Director must effectively supervise all aspects of implementing the vision of the program.

The Director's responsibilities include managing and leading the entire Early Childhood department while focusing on the following: program and curriculum development, staff supervision and development, relationships with parents and families, and administration.

The Director is under the direct supervision of the Chief Executive Officer. The Director is responsible for hiring, training, and supervising teachers, program specialists, and administrative support staff.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Program and Curriculum Development

Staff Supervision and Development

Relationships with Parents and Families

Administration

Minimum Qualifications:

Salary is commensurate with previous Early Childhood experience and educational background. Hiring is subject to completion of a background check, fingerprinting, criminal history record information, and a child abuse record information check.

If qualified, please send a cover letter detailing your experiences and educational approach and philosophy along with your resume to sarahk@jccnnj.org.

Agency Information:

The Jewish Community Center of Northern NJ (JCC NNJ) creates opportunities for individuals in our community to connect, grow and learn in an ever-changing Jewish environment.Guided and inspired by Jewish values, JCC NNJ strives to engage, enrich, and strengthen the lives of all who we serve throughout our community.Founded in 1917, the non-profit, voluntary organization helped a generation of Jewish immigrants assimilate into American society and promoted fellowship and community spirit through its array of educational, recreational, social and cultural programming for individuals and families. Today, the JCC NNJ touches the lives of hundreds of participants and through its core programs and communal service initiatives.