Early Childhood Associate Director @ Magen David Yeshivah

Early Childhood Associate Director

Associate Director- Early Childhood Center

Magen David Yeshivah is an Orthodox Jewish Yeshivah rooted in Sephardic tradition, Jewish law and dedicated to academic excellence, creativity and intellectual curiosity. Our mission is to develop broadly educated, ethical, self-confident, and compassionate Torah-observant Jews, committed to lifelong learning, community service, and personal growth. As a community, we equip our students with the ability to confidently interact with an ever-changing modern world through the prism of Torah values, and to cultivate within them a deep understanding of and love for the people, land, and State of Israel.

Our program is embedded in an emergent curriculum that integrates each child’s individual potential and the responsibility as an institution to support and guide a child throughout their journey of wonder and learning. The school promotes the development of interpersonal relationships among children and adults in order to provide an educational experience of the highest quality built upon the belief that children have an innate curiosity, sense of discovery, and when intentionally nurtured, blossoms into a lifelong love of learning.

We are looking for a passionate, thoughtful, forward thinking Associate Director to join our educational leadership team. The Associate Director is a full-time, year round position that demonstrates leadership abilities by assisting with daily operations of the school including policy implementation, curriculum coordination, development of a stimulating learning environment for faculty, children and families enrolled and creation of a warm sense of community and learning.

-Degree in Childhood Education or related field required, Masters degree required
-Classroom experience teaching in an early childhood environment
-Experience with administrative responsibilities preferred
-Deep understanding of and experience within a progressive early childhood philosophy (constructivist; emergent; Reggio-Emilia)
-Strong computer skills required
-Innovative and creative
-Collaborative and works well as part of a team
-Detail oriented and highly organized
-Strong understanding of child development, Inquiry based learning and experience;

-Share in the responsibility for the daily operation of the Early Childhood program
-Promote and brainstorm for innovation and creativity in our classrooms and programs
-Remain current on issues and trends in early childhood education
-Assist in the design and implementation of professional development opportunities for staff
-Monitor teachers’ professional development
-Mentor teachers on teaching practices
-Support teachers in planning and implementing learning experiences and daily routines
-Participate in staff meetings and professional development seminars
-Be a resource to educators and families in regard to best practices in Jewish Early Childhood Education by providing literature, facilitating conversation and exposing them to community resources
-Model best practices within and without the classroom, including but are not limited to classroom management, diverse learning needs, and emotional responsive practice
-Support new teachers during the introduction process
-Participate and lead weekly teacher planning meetings, age group meetings, and individual reflective supervision with teachers
-Assist in creating a collaborative community of learners among the teachers
-Support and organize purchasing needs for school supplies and materials
-Ensure all state and local health department regulations are being followed and maintained.
-Maintain confidentiality of all information related to children, families and staff
-Experience in early childhood Judaic studies
-Knowledge and understanding of Jewish values, culture and traditions
-Assist in the development and implementation of a comprehensive Early Childhood program with emphasis on age-appropriate play-based curriculum, based on Jewish Values and Ideals
-Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple initiatives
-Cultivate and maintain solid parent partnerships through open door, responsive, proactive communication

To*********************** visit: www.magendavidyeshivah.org/careers

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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits:
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Masters
  • Job Posted: 2021-01-13
  • Times this job has been viewed: 43 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Administrative Support
  • Organization Type: Education & Schools
Job Location
Magen David Yeshivah
2130 Mcdonald Ave
Brooklyn , New York 11223


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