Director of Early Learning

Beth Sholom Congregation | Elkins Park, PA, United States

Posted Date 7/29/2022
Description

Beth Sholom Congregation is seeking a full-time Director of Early Learning to lead its Brodie Family Early Learning Center and to serve as its in-house Early Child Education expert.

The Brodie Family Early Learning Center – a Keystone 4 STARS preschool – provides infant/toddler care and classes through pre-Kindergarten in a loving, stimulating, and creative environment.  Nurtured by a professional team of teachers, assistants, and administrators, our children learn in the context of the Jewish calendar, holidays, and traditions.  Children are recognized for who they are as individuals and are encouraged to grow emotionally and cognitively with and from each other in our traditional and Montessori programs.  We are grateful to have an active Parent-Teacher Organization which fosters a strong sense of community throughout the year.

The Director of Early Learning supervises the Assistant Preschool Director and all teachers, serves on the full staff team, and reports to the Executive Director.

Currently, 65 children are enrolled.  We offer early and/or late care.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversees daily Preschool operations, determines and implements educational policies and procedures, coordinates various programs, and supervises all personnel.
  • Fosters a nurturing and caring school atmosphere in which all children are valued and appreciated.
  • Manages the budget – enrollment revenue, program expenses, and payroll.
  • Initiates grant opportunities for additional funding to enhance programming and the financial health of the Preschool.
  • Recruits new families, builds strong relationships with and among all families, and facilitates communications with them.
  • Collaborates with the Family Engagement Specialist to provide opportunities for involvement with the Congregation and to promote post-Preschool synagogue membership.
  • Collaborates with the Director of Etgar to promote post-preschool attendance in our Religious School.
  • Supports PTO leadership and parent volunteers in developing and instituting a calendar of preschool-specific, community-building events and initiatives
  • Ensures the Preschool remains in compliance with all PA Department of Human Services and Keystone 4 STARS regulations.
  • Implements emergency and COVID protocols and procedures.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university, including 30 credit hours in early childhood education, child development, special education, or elementary education.
  • 5-7 years’ experience in early childhood education/elementary education with a minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Basic budgeting proficiency.
  • Organized, able to multi-task and problem solve on the go.

To apply, submit your cover letter, including salary requirements, and resume to:

Robin Minkoff, Executive Director, at [email protected]

Duration
Full Time
Categories
Early Childhood Director
Organization Type
Synagogue
Benefits
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Vision
Job Location
US

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