Director/Assistant Director, Early Childhood Center, Nursery School & Day Care

Gan Aviv | Bergenfield, NJ, United States

Posted Date 10/25/2022

Seeking A Director/Assistant Director For Our Early Childhood Center

Gan Aviv Nursery School & Day Care is an Early Childhood Center that has been serving children in the community for over 15 years.

Gan Aviv offers a bi- lingual Hebrew-English program with passionate and
devoted teachers who support children’s play, exploration, flexibility, focus,
inquiry, and creative/critical thinking. Gan Aviv tagline is Learn, Love, Grow
which is shown in everything we do. At Gan Aviv, children develop positive
feelings toward learning and grow mentally, physically and socially. They
enjoy play areas, gardening spots, Israeli celebrations, movement classes
and so much more.

The Director’s Position is all 12 months of the year!

General Responsibilities

  • Create and actively promote a comfortable and nurturing environment
    where every child and teacher are treated with dignity and respect, in
    a friendly, personalized manner.
  • Oversee Gan Aviv site, managing the day-to-day operations

  • Ensure consistent compliance to Department of Child and Family
    Licensing regulations, including staff qualifications, teacher/child
    ratios and health and safety requirements.
  • Determine and mold the philosophy and direction of the school.

  • Create unique and innovative curriculum and programming to support
    this philosophy.

  • Create and establish an effective management structure.

  • Hire, train and motivate the best teachers available.

  • Anticipate and proactively respond to families and participant needs
    and requests.

  • Join teachers in the classroom to support/observe the teaching-
    learning process.

  • Observe and interact with children, in collaboration with teachers, to
    support growth and development and to plan curriculum and project

  • Work with teachers to integrate Jewish/Israeli values and content into
    child and family learning.

  • Problem-solve with teachers and families.

  • Warmly welcome teachers and families to school in the mornings.

  • Plan school-wide family events and Jewish holiday celebrations.

  • Facilitate invigorating team meetings and teacher bonding events.

  • Collaborate with colleagues to advance school-wide vision.

  • Plan and carry out open house events, and play key role in new
    student recruitment, including touring prospective families.

  • Perform other related duties as required or directed.

  • Experience in Early Childhood Education
    including administration, supervisory experience, curriculum
    development, and overseeing large programs.

  • Experience working in inclusion with children with cognitive and
    developmental disabilities.

  • Strong interest and appreciation in Judaic culture and tradition
    including Jewish Holidays, Customs, life cycle events and values. Comfort in incorporating Jewish
    Holidays and culture experience preferred.

Director Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development or related field.

  • Highly Organized

  • Demonstrated track record of collaborating with other educators,
    coordinating, coaching, mentoring, inspiring and supervising

  • Positive experiences in establishing sincere, welcoming, and
    meaningful interactions, and problem-solving skills with parents and

  • Ability to support teachers’ understanding of and learning about
    seamlessly integrating Jewish traditions and values within an
    educational context.

  • Proven ability to lead professional development efforts and support
    educators within a teaching and learning environment that promotes
    lifelong learning.

  • Ability to multitask the pedagogical, relational, and administrative
    responsibilities of program direction and coordination.

  • Experience in a Creative Curriculum environment is a plus.
  • The successful candidate, upon commencement of employment, will enjoy a
    competitive salary and benefits package as well as continuing
    professional development. Position reports to the owner.
Full Time
Assistant Director | Assistant Head of School | Director | Early Childhood Director | Preschool Director
Organization Type
Education & Schools
Kosher Food Option Available | Leave Early for Shabbat | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Sick Days
Job Location

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