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Director of Early Childhood Education - Tifereth Israel Synagogue, San Diego, CA

Director of Early Childhood Education - Tifereth Israel Synagogue, San Diego, CA

Tifereth Israel Synagogue (TIS) seeks to hire a Director of Early Childhood Education who will oversee the daily operation of its thriving 140 student Silverman Preschool and Summer Camp. The successful candidate will manage teaching staff and work with Synagogue staff to offer a rich and robust offering of Jewish programming and curriculum and to promote the Silverman Preschool mission. This is a full-time position that reports to the Executive Director of Tifereth Israel Synagogue.

Key Job Responsibilities

    Administrative and Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervise classroom and staff schedules
  • Assist staff in planning class curriculum, develop curriculum for Preschool and Summer Camp Programs
  • Create and maintain policies and procedures to ensure the health and safety for students, staff, and families
  • Ensure that children are meeting developmental milestones
  • Conduct classroom observations
  • Maintain Preschool campus and equipment, purchase equipment and school supplies as needed
  • Prepare and monitor annual Preschool budget
  • Seek out grant opportunities
  • Conform to licensing regulations and contact regulatory agencies (Cal. State Licensing, Dept. of Social Services)
  • Maintain current and proper records for California licensing and other required administrative forms, including student health records 

    Marketing and Community Relations    

  • Communicate frequently with parents, synagogue staff, and synagogue leadership
  • Conduct tours for prospective parents and children on an ongoing basis
  • Maintain the Silverman Preschool website
  • Represent TIS and Silverman Preschool in the larger San Diego Jewish Community

 

    Synagogue/Congregational Responsibilities 

  • Collaborate with Rabbi and Synagogue Staff on opportunities to further engage families in all areas of synagogue life

Required Skills and Experience

  • Early Childhood Education: 5 years
  • Supervisorial and/or Directorial role: 1 years +
  • Meets all Title 22 requirements for an Infant Director
  • Proficient in Title 22 licensing requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Child Development, Early Childhood Education or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Budgeting and Program management
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as a team leader and team player

 

Preferred Skills & Knowledge

  • Familiarity with Judaism and Jewish traditions

 

Compensation

  • Starting at $60,000/yr, commensurate with experience
  • Competitive benefit package including health, dental, vacation, 403b plans

To Apply

Interested candidates should send a Cover Letter and Resume to [email protected] outlining interest in the position and any relevant information for the Search Committee. We are looking to fill this position in 3-8 weeks.

Silverman Preschool is dedicated to providing a comprehensive and nurturing program, with outstanding teachers in a warm, loving environment, while helping each child to discover his or her individuality. We also build an awareness of being part of the larger community in an atmosphere rich in Jewish heritage and tradition. We offer your child endless opportunities for growth and expression. We welcome you to Silverman Preschool, where the joy of life and learning is celebrated every day! The skills developed under this philosophy will serve your child for a lifetime.

 

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