ECE/Preschool Assistant Director

Oshman Family JCC | Palo Alto, CA, United States

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Posted Date 2/21/2023

What do benefits, membership to a state-of-the-art fitness center, up to 20 paid holidays, PTO and working at the JCC have in common? Read below to find out!


Pay Range: $70,000-$80,000 annually 


The Place: The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center (OFJCC) is an exciting and innovative non-profit organization in the heart of Silicon Valley. We create fun, meaningful, inclusive and joyful experiences through educational, social, cultural, spiritual, fitness and wellness programs. Join us! Year-round positions available! 


The Job: Do you have experience supervising a preschool and want to work with an amazing team on a beautiful campus? If so, this might be the role for you! As the Assistant Director you will be responsible for assisting the ECE Director in school supervisory and administrative functions. In this role you will support the ECE Director through supervision and direct services of OFJCC Early Childhood Education personnel, programs and activities related to young children and families.  This includes classroom supervision, curriculum development, admissions and family programming. You will actively articulate and implement the preschool vision in the classroom while providing support, supervision and guidance to ECE teachers. 


The Perks:

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Paid holidays and paid time off
  • 403(b) retirement
  • Free membership at our award-winning fitness center
  • Discounts for OFJCC Preschool, Camps and after school programs
  • Fun, motivating workplace

Benefits exceptions apply, based on # hours worked per week


The Core Duties:

  • Manage, oversee and support multiple classrooms to ensure quality and ongoing communication with the teaching team and parents while supporting children
  • Manage to ensure consistent compliance with Community Care Licensing regulations, including staff qualifications, teacher/child ratios and health and safety requirements
  • Collaborate with leadership in growing and supporting the preschool’s philosophy and direction including Reggio Emilia and constructivist approaches
  • Collaborate with Assistant Manager of Curriculum on curriculum improvements and strategy
  • Lead and embolden staff to ensure overall success of the preschool by communicating agency vision and strategy, job expectations, coaching, and fostering continued professional development
  • Display knowledge of the Reggio teaching philosophy by coaching and supporting teachers with curriculum development and documentation and as they set up their environments


The Essentials:

  • Bachelor Degree in Child Development or related field required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • ECE Site Supervisor Permit
  • 4-8 years of experience teaching in a licensed child care center or comparable program. Experience working in a Reggio/Constructivist environment a plus
  • 3-5 years of supervisory experience in a preschool setting
  • 15 hours of health and safety training; Pediatric CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Proven ability to lead professional development efforts and support educators within a teaching and learning environment
  • Demonstrated collaborative player in a dynamic preschool environment
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills. Ability to communicate information clearly (written and oral).
  • Ability to be an active listener
  • Ability to see the big picture with multiple competing needs
  • Demonstrated commitment to community building
  • Ability and desire to work independently and as a team member with the community and other employees
  • Ability to multi-task and adjust priorities when required
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work nights and weekends when needed
  • Comfortable in a multicultural environment
  • Positive, upbeat and enthusiastic about working in a non-profit environment
Full Time
Early Childhood Director | Preschool Assistant Director
Organization Type
Community Centers | Education & Schools
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Kosher Food Option Available | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Vision
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