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Early Childhood Director - Palo Alto JCC

Oshman Family JCC

Job Title: Early Childhood Education Director

Job Description:

Seeking Full-Time Early Childhood Education Director

About the OFJCC:

The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center (OFJCC) on the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life is one of the most exciting and innovative non-profit organizations in the Silicon Valley. Collaborating with tech companies, national organizations and local non-profits, the OFJCC is reinventing what it means to enrich lives, build community and inspire Jewish journeys. Our vision is to be the architects of the Jewish future, and we are executing our mission by creating meaningful, inclusive and joyful experiences for everyone in the South Peninsula (and beyond) through educational, social, cultural, spiritual, fitness, and other wellness programs. Our diverse and passionate staff works hand-in-hand with hundreds of committed volunteers to make our modern 8.5-acre campus a truly special place for the 15,000+ visitors every week. For more information, visit www.paloaltojcc.org or call 650.223.8600.

Overview of the Role:

The Leslie Family Preschool has over 220 children and a faculty of 50+ teachers. The Early Childhood Education Director is responsible for the operation and creative, compassionate and visionary leadership of this well-established Jewish preschool which serves children from 18 months to 5 years old.  This individual will create and actively promote a comfortable and nurturing environment where every child and teacher is treated with dignity and respect, in a friendly, personalized manner. The Early Childhood Education Director will cultivate a culture of shared responsibility and partnership within the organization. Jewish studies and constructivist experience are preferred. Relocation assistance is available.

What you’ll do: Essential Duties

•             Lead and communicate with humility, compassion, integrity and commitment

•             Continue to grow and support the preschool’s vision, philosophy and direction for excellence in early childhood education with a Jewish and constructivist approach

•             Create unique and innovative world-class curriculum to support these

philosophies

•             Hire, train, inspire and supervise a team of passionate and committed

teachers

•             Establish and grow meaningful relationships with parents throughout the

school year

•             Uphold Jewish values in all interactions while accepting and appreciating

the inherent diversity among the community

•             Create and maintain an effective organizational structure for a staff of 50+

•             Plan, lead and facilitate teacher trainings and professional development

•             Create a culture of problem solving, initiative and innovation

•             Inspire community building that results in increased enrollment

About you:

•             Bachelor Degree in Child Development or related field required;

Master’s Degree preferred

•             Preschool Director experience, preferably in a Jewish and/or

constructivist environment

•             5 years of experience managing a large staff

•             Strong interpersonal and communication skills

•             Enjoy developing and nurturing relationships

•             Positive, upbeat and enthusiastic about working in a non-profit

environment

Perks & Benefits:

•             Medical, dental and vision

•             Paid Federal and Jewish Holidays and PTO

•             Additional offerings include free membership to our state of the art fitness center for you and your family, 403(b), life insurance, employee assistance program, flexible spending accounts, discounts galore and much more!

If interested and qualified, send cover letter and resume to

[email protected].

Employment Type (full time/part time) or hours/days per week? Full-Time

Preferred Degree: Bachelor Degree in Child Development or related field

Location (City): Palo Alto

Preferred method of communication: Email

Start date: Sun, 07/01/2018

Benefits:

Perks & Benefits:

•             Medical, dental and vision

•             Paid Federal and Jewish Holidays and PTO

•             Additional offerings include free membership to our state of the art fitness center for you and your family, 403(b), life insurance, employee assistance program, flexible spending accounts, discounts galore and much more!

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 650-223-8644

Contact Information: Lisa Boyd

 

 

 

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