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Preschool Manager
Kings Bay YM-YWHA INC.
3495 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Principal Responsibilities:

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Christina Ali at

We, at the JCC Brooklyn, believe that all children make meaning through inquiry, exploration, and play in the context of strong relationships and a sense of belonging. Working within an inspired and dynamic team, Our Preschool Manager is responsible for the daily front desk operations of the school and oversees family communications and engagement.

Directly supervise all teachers

Oversee the operations of the school

Oversee family communications and engagement

Oversee admissions and enrollment

Oversee compliance and data management

Oversee operations and purchasing

Sustain a collaborative working team

Employ good data management practices that are essential for day-to-day program planning, management, and oversight

Ensure full compliance with applicable local, state, and federal regulations, laws, and standards that govern our programs and facilities, including permit applications and recertifications, child and personnel files, eligibility, and preparation for audits and site inspections so that our school is review ready.


Day-to-day responsibilities

Support development, implementation, and monitoring of day-to-day operational systems and processes that provide visibility into goals, progress, and obstacles for key initiatives

Plan, monitor, and analyze key metrics for the day-to-day performance of the office operations to ensure efficient and timely completion of tasks

Oversee daily teacher attendance and manage coverage for teachers who call out

Ensure student attendance is taken daily and parents of absent students are contacted

Actively maintain facilities and technology

Build and maintain relationships with department heads, external partners, and vendors to make decisions regarding operational activity and strategic goals

Staff Support

Provide orientation and welcome new staff into the School's approach and philosophy

Participate in interviewing, recruitment, training, and development of Program Staff

Actively supervise staff

Cover the classroom on an as needed basis

Family Communications and Community Engagement

Manage external communication between the school and families, partners, and other relevant organizations

In partnership with the Director, work collaboratively with the Parent Committee and assist with planning and delivery of family events and projects as necessary

Build relationships with community members

Data Management / Systems Management

Manage data entry processes and conduct quarterly quality assurance to ensure data integrity

Create an effective and efficient organizational system

Maintain compliance with DOH, and other regulatory requirements


Submit purchases, receipts, refund requests, check requests, etc.

Oversee and maintain up-to-date Personnel Files, as required by DOH and other stakeholders

Oversee and maintain up-to-date files for preschool children, as required by DOH and other stakeholders

Oversee quarterly review of files to ensure all documents are up to date

Safety and Compliance

Collaborate with leadership and staff to make sure the handbook is up to date

Review, assess, and implement performance standards; conduct assessments; and develop written goals, objectives, and plans to ensure compliance with DOH, and other applicable government agencies

Identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk, develop and implement correction action plans and advice on strategies for preventing similar situations in the future


Attend staff meetings and training as required

Perform special projects and other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:


Experience managing program operations

Experience with DOH, reporting and compliance systems

Excellent organizational skills with the ability to approach tasks that are complex and urgent in a systematic, deliberate, and efficient manner

Experience working with young children, either formal or informal environments preferred

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and manage multiple priorities and projects effectively

Demonstrated ability to handle stressful situations in a professional, courteous and friendly manner

Excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal, and written communication skills

Ability to maintain the confidentiality of records and information

COVID Vaccine Mandated

Desired Skills And Experience

The ideal candidate will be a passionate and warm collaborator, an excellent communicator with proven success in connecting and relating with students, parents, staff, and the community.

Team player with a passion for building relationships and fostering partnerships, both internal and external to JCC Brooklyn

Self-motivated, highly efficient, and able to problem-solve

Demonstrated ability to handle stressful situations in a professional, warm and friendly manner


$35,000 - $45,000

Agency Information:

Inspired by Jewish values and ideas, the Kings Bay YM-YWHA strives to build and strengthen communities, create meaningful relationships and lasting friendships, and foster deeper connections among individuals, families, and partner institutions in Brooklyn.

From our flagship base in southern Brooklyn, where we operate a successful full-service Jewish community center, to our more recent inroads in Brownstone Brooklyn and North Brooklyn under the JCC Brooklyn umbrella, the Kings Bay Y has remained true to its 60-year-old mission.