My Little School (MLS), a hands-on, progressive Jewish Preschool located in Tribeca, seeks to hire an Assistant Director (either full-time or part-time) for the 2021-22 School year. The Assistant Director serves as the second-in-command, reporting to the Preschool Director, and also works closely with the Director of Operations and the teachers. In addition to management of the program on a day to day basis, the Assistant Director is responsible for working with teachers to shape, articulate, and implement the curriculum and the educational vision of the school. With knowledge of best practices in progressive early childhood education, coupled with strong interpersonal skills, the Assistant Director seeks to ensure that each teacher is supported in meeting their individual and team goals. Through leading weekly meetings with teaching teams, monthly staff meetings with the Preschool Director, engaging in classroom observations, developing professional development and more, the Assistant Director helps to cultivate an intentional and personable educational environment.
He/she is also responsible for organizing and coordinating various celebrations, holidays, and school events with the Preschool Director and Director of Operations.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following qualifications:
-Master’s degree in early childhood education and at least three or more years of professional experience in early childhood administration and prior experience in the classroom;
-Valid New York State teacher certification in early childhood education or equivalent (preferred);
-Strong commitment to inquiry-based education and the skills to implement a process-focused curriculum;
-Strong background in Reggio-Emilia practices and general best practices at the Preschool level.
-Familiarity and experience with Manhattan context and calendar for early childhood and ongoing schooling.
-High level management and organizational skills, including planning and staff management
-Strong interpersonal skills and effective written and oral communication, including extensive public speaking;
-Maturity, flexibility, integrity, accountability, and a can do attitude.
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