Associate Director of Early Childhood Education

Temple Sinai David Pregerson Preschool | Oakland, CA, United States

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Posted Date 4/04/2024


Temple Sinai Associate Director of Early Childhood Education

Are you a passionate educator seeking a rewarding opportunity? Temple Sinai Preschool in Oakland, CA is searching for an Associate Director of Early Childhood Education to join our team! In this full-time role, you'll collaborate with the Director to align with our school's vision, oversee daily operations, manage schedules and logistics, lead our engaging summer camp, and foster a positive environment for our families, children, and staff. Join us in shaping young minds and making a difference at Temple Sinai Preschool!

This is a full time 37.5 hour per week position.

Benefits include medical, paid holidays and vacation.

Overview - With nearly 1000 member families, Temple Sinai has a vibrant program of religious, spiritual, educational, social, social action and support activities.  Temple Sinai is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, which represents the liberal tradition of Judaism.

Our Vision is to create and sustain a vibrant, inclusive, and engaged community that welcomes and connects people from all walks of Reform Jewish life, and fulfills their spiritual, educational, ethical, social, and emotional needs and expectations.


  • Promote teamwork and collaboration
  • Maintain confidentiality of all children, families and staff
  • Respond in a professional manner to co-workers and families
  • Greet parents/caregivers warmly and respond promptly to their requests
  • Understand and support the policies of Temple Sinai Preschool


Key Responsibilities


  • In partnership with the Director, set goals for, supervise, and evaluate teachers
  • Serves as a support to teachers in the development of dynamic, emergent curriculum grounded in Jewish values
  • In collaboration with Director, engages in ongoing reflection, assessment and fine-tuning of the preschool program
  • Directs Summer Camp program
  • Supports parents with issues regarding program management, student and teacher concerns
  • In collaboration with Director plans and implements, teacher orientation week, staff meetings and in-service days, Back to School Night and Prospective Parent Night
  • Shares with the Preschool Director coordination of daily schedules of preschool staff and substitute teachers
  • Plans preschool enrichment program, utilizing preschool staff and special guests (i.e. music, bubble lady, shadow puppets)
  • In charge of bringing in candidates for interviews when needed
  • Substitute in classroom and relieves teachers as needed
  • Process preschool payroll
  • Order supplies as needed
  • Maintain staff and student/family records and rosters
  • In collaboration with director make sure that school is in line with state licensing regulations
  • Assume responsibilities of school in the absence of director



  • BA degree in Child Development or related field (MA preferred)
  • Minimum of 5 years teaching experience
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Flexible, supportive, and participatory member of the community


Additional Requirements

  • Pediatric First Aid and CPR certification
  • Current health screening, TB clearance, up to date immunizations required by law
  • Mandated Reporter training
  • DOJ fingerprint clearance

For consideration, send resume and cover letter to:
Molly Peritore,
[email protected]
Position will remain open until qualified candidate is identified

Salary30.00 - 35.00 Hour
Full Time
Associate Director | Preschool Assistant Director
Organization Type
Education & Schools | Synagogue
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Sick Days
Job Location
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