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Stroum Jewish Community Center
3801 East Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Principal Responsibilities:

Position Summary:

The Teacher is responsible for providing exemplary education to children and families enrolled in our early childhood school. Teachers are responsible for developing an intriguing classroom environment that: contains open-ended activities and materials; provides and ensures children are enriched by developmentally, individually, and culturally appropriate emergent curriculum; allows children to grow with a positive self-concept; promotes dignity and respect, in a friendly, personalized manner; and uses positive guidance, encouraging children and teachers to communicate effectively.

This is not a contracted teaching position and does not follow a traditional quarterly/semesterly school schedule. This is a year-around position

Supervisory Responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Certificates and Licenses:

Upon hire, must complete MERIT/S.T.A.R.S. certified within 60 days of commencement of employment. This is a 20 hours initial training and 10 hours every calendar year thereafter to maintain certification. Teachers are required to have a valid MERIT/S.T.A.R.S. certification at all times of employment and maintain compliance.


All potential employees will be subject to a background check.

Computer Skills:

Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint is required.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of members, students, parents, or employees of the organization.

Math Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Desired Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from a four-year college or university in early childhood education or a related field is required, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience may be acceptable.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The information described below represents the physical activities and surroundings one may encounter when performing the duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands: To perform the job, the employee is frequently required to talk, hear, stand, walk, stoop, climb, balance, kneel, bend, crouch, crawl, and reach with hands and arms. The incumbent will be required to carry children and materials weighing up to 40 lbs on a frequent basis; on an occasional basis, lifting up to 50 pounds is required.

Environmental Conditions: The work is typically performed in an early childhood school environment, with a moderate to loud noise level. Occasional travel to other areas of the facility may be required, where the noise level is moderate to loud and environmental conditions may include slippery surfaces, crowded areas, or working near moving parts (e.g. exercise equipment). Local travel may be required

At the SJCC, our mission is to create community spaces for all and to fulfill Tikkun Olam or our obligation to make the world a better place. We know that we cannot do this without providing inclusive opportunities for everyone and celebrating our differences. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


35,000 - 45,000

Agency Information:

SJCC Mission + Values

Since our founding in 1948, the Stroum Jewish Community Center of Greater Seattle has been a place where friendships form, traditions thrive, and community strengthens. From babies to Bubbies, we offer values-based programs that nurture a sense of belonging for people of all ages.

Our Mission

Together we create outstanding programs, partnerships, and spaces that welcome everyone to learn, grow, and celebrate Jewish life and culture.

SJCC Core Values

We aspire to be a beacon of LIGHT in our community:

Linked to those who have come before and those who will follow, we

Inquire with curiosity and struggle in the pursuit of understanding; with

Gratitude for life's greatness and joy, we live with

Hope for a better tomorrow and practice

Tikkun Olam, our obligation to make the world a better place.