The Miles Nadal JCC, a vibrant urban JCC in downtown Toronto, Ontario (Canada) is looking for a Director of Early Childhood Education (DECE).We are seeking a candidate who is passionate about giving every child a positive start in school and developing creative and meaningful early learning experiences for children, who possesses strong leadership skills and is committed to a Reggio-inspired, Learn Through Play/Child-Directed curriculum. Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, the DECE is responsible for the strategic direction and operational management of the MNjcc's Early Childhood Education (ECE) department.The DECE leads the managerial heads from the Libbie Cowan Childcare Centre, Thomas & Marjorie Schwartz Preschool, and MNjcc Afterschool/School's Out programs, with the assistance of strong administrative support.
The DECE builds a community of educators, children and families, and works collaboratively with our other JCC departments and partner organizations to support the well-being of children and families.
The MNjcc has welcomed children and their families for 60 years. Our current ECE department population includes 100 children ages 18 months - 5 years, and up to 135 children in our elementary school age Afterschool programs. These programs are licensed through the Ontario Ministry of Education. They are supplemented across the Centre by two on-site schools, children's aquatics and fitness programs, and a 25-year-old Suzuki music program.
The DECE is a key member of the Senior Team and advises staff and lay leaders on all matters of children's education, safety, family relations and relevant communication for the entire JCC.
For a full list of duties and responsibilities visit https://www.mnjcc.org/careersandvolunteers
SALARY & BENEFITS
The Miles Nadal JCC is a positive and supportive work environment that values and models inclusivity, collaboration, physical and mental wellness, and fosters the growth and development of staff.
The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNjcc) has welcomed over two million people to the corner of Bloor and Spadina during the building's 60+ year history. The changing makeup of our membership is a testament not only to the vibrancy and diversity of the Annex neighbourhood but to Toronto's own evolution. We provide opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to be active, learn, connect and participate in a wide range of cultural experiences. Rooted in Jewish values, the MNjcc is open to all.
In normal. pre-COVID times, the MNjcc is home to a 3800+ member state-of-the-art Fitness Centre, the 263 seat Al Green Theatre, four schools, a wide range of arts and cultural activities, Jewish Life programming, and a robust adult daytime cultural program. During COVID, we have adapted quickly to serve thousands of people through virtual programming, and are committed to maintaining and building connection.
The vital role of a community centre is more important today than ever. The MNjcc offers a complete range of recreational, educational, and arts and cultural programs so that our neighbourhood can come together and connect. It isn't just about what you receive at a centre like the Miles Nadal JCC, but about what you take with you when you leave and what you give back. We are proud of the role the MNjcc has played in creating city leaders, building lifelong friendships and offering a foundation for families a place where families can grow, where they can connect, where, in fact, they belong.