Eric B. Jacobs Early Childhood Education Center Director, Temple Beth Sholom, Cherry Hill, NJ
After 20 years, our beloved Early Childhood Director is retiring. While she leaves behind a beautiful legacy, we are excited to welcome a new, dynamic, and engaging leader to our community. We hope that will be you!
Temple Beth Sholom (TBS) is a Conservative Synagogue located in Cherry Hill, NJ. We are an egalitarian and inclusive community affiliated with United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. Our active community is home to over 800 families and our Eric B. Jacobs Early Childhood Education Center is the hub of our community. Our vibrant early childhood education program spans from infant through kindergarten.
The ECEC Director will play a key role in enriching this experience for our children and our families. Our program is a home away from home for our children to grow and for our families to be engaged in opportunities that being part of a synagogue community provides. TBS families grow together as they participate in hands-on learning experiences that immerse them in Jewish life and develop strong relationships in our community through innovative programming.
The Director will serve as a senior staff member in a collaborative team environment with our clergy and professional staff to implement educational strategies and grow our program. As part of the management team, you’ll be empowered to work with new and existing parents to make the school transition a welcome and positive experience. You will foster among the faculty an energetic and engaging environment to implement The Creative Curriculum. The Director will support current and prospective families while delivering the promise of active and creative Jewish and secular education.
Carrying on traditions from generation to generation begins with us. We are blessed to watch our children grow and to be an integral part of their earliest moments of Judaic and secular learning. Living through their imagination and creativity brings the greatest joy. We hope to find a Director who can share in this passion.
Manage all aspects of the EBJ ECEC including the daycare, early childhood and camp programs
Accessible to parents to address all issues regarding each child and their family
Create staff and class schedules
Maintain a safe, healthy, and age-appropriate learning environment
Oversee ongoing communication with parents
Manage state licensing requirements and documentation including: recruiting, training, and supervising teachers based on New Jersey State licensing requirements and curricular needs
Curriculum and staff development
Marketing and promotion of the EBJ ECEC
Responsible for financial management, including budgeting, payroll and reviewing monthly ledgers, annual budgets, tuitions, fees and applying for grants
Monitor scholarships with families in need of financial assistance
Oversee the Home and School Association in program development and fundraising events
Attend all required meetings/provide both financial and program updates
Integrate Jewish practices, culture and learning opportunities to both children and families using the latest trends in secular and Judaic education
Build educational bridges for families and children between home and school
Daily and formal observations of staff in their classroom setting and collaboration with teaching staff to create goals and directives
Oversee and create parent/child programs
Congregation/ Family Engagement
Partner with the Director of Congregational Learning in engaging families in Shabbat services and programming
Attend and support congregational programs
Assist in recruiting families to Temple Beth Sholom through the EBJ ECEC program
Affiliation with the Department of Jewish Education / Early Childhood Director’s Group
Attend conferences for continuing education, administrative management, cultural support and development
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Masters of Education, preferred concentration in Early Childhood Education or Curriculum and Instruction
Preschool teaching experience
School supervisory experience
Experience with implementation of Creative Curriculum
Ability to create and lead professional development
Impeccable communication and problem solving skills
Collaborative leadership style
Strong technology skills
This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and benefits package inclusive of vacation time, synagogue membership, health insurance, and professional development allowance.
To be considered for this position, please submit your letter of interest, resume, and three letters of recommendation from current/previous employers via e-mail to our Director of Congregational Lea*******************