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Director of Early Childhood Center
Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC
775 Talamini Rd
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Principal Responsibilities:

The SSBJCC seeks an ECC Director who will build upon our high level of quality and success, and bring their experience to continue and expand our mission and educational vision. We are looking for a hands-on leader to nurture our community of BECC families, and cultivate a strong sense of engagement between students, parents, teachers and the greater SSBJCC family. This individual will share our BECC's vision for a fully enrolled, thriving Early Childhood Center committed to serving the educational needs of the students. They will have a strong love of children and help them discover, understand and flourish in the world we inhabit.

The BECC Director will also oversee the BECC vacation camps and BECC Special Events, as well as, participate in community wide holidays, activities, and events. The Director will work in conjunction with the JCC Camp Ruach Directors in creating a safe, fun summer experience for our youngest campers. The individual who serves in this year-round position will function as an integral member of our Management team.

The successful candidate, upon commencement of employment, will enjoy a competitive salary and full benefits package as well as continuing professional development and membership at our state of the art fitness center. Position reports to the Executive Director.

Minimum Qualifications:

Salary:

65,000 - 75,000

Agency Information:

The Blaustein Early Childhood Education Center at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum, has been serving children in the community for over 20 years.

The JCC is a community center that serves residents of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties through educational, social, cultural, fitness, sports and wellness programs.It serves as a nexus of diverse Jewish communities that opens doors and creates connections for robust and rewarding experiences where all are welcome.The JCC fosters new personal and community connections by uniting Jewish agencies, synagogues, groups and individuals for the betterment of the entire community.

Our Blaustein Early Childhood Center offers a program with passionate and devoted teachers who support children's play, exploration, flexibility, focus, inquiry, and creative/critical thinking. The BECC tagline is Learn, Love, Grow which is shown in everything we do. At the BECC, children develop positive feelings toward learning and grow mentally, physically and socially. They enjoy play areas, gardening spots, Jewish and secular holiday celebrations, swim lessons, movement classes and so much more. We welcome families of all backgrounds, faiths, religions and cultures, and encourage family involvement. Teachers partner with families and children to build a home-school relationship that is so vital in assuring a successful educational experience. Our program focuses on pursuing a child's interests through creativity and hands on activities in a play-based environment.

Our state-of-the-art facility accommodates nearly 130 students ranging from 6 weeks through Full Day Kindergarten and includes stimulating indoor and outdoor learning environments, gardens cultivated by teachers and children, and fun outdoor play structures. At the BECC, we nurture a child's Jewish identity by celebrating the rhythm of the Jewish calendar as well as teaching morals and ethics through a Jewish lens. The Director's position is a 12-month job.