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Preschool Assistant Director - Oshman Family JCC

Name of School: Oshman Family JCC

Job Title: Preschool Assistant Director

Job Description:

Seeking full time Preschool Assistant Director, Jewish Studies

 

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 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:

Do you have a passion for inspiring children and teachers alike to learn andgrow? If so, this role could be for you! The Assistant Director supports the Preschool Director through supervision and direct services of OFJCC Early Childhood Education personnel, programs and activities related to young children and families especially as it relates to Jewish studies/Hebrew language skills and curriculum development. This role works to actively articulate and implement the preschool vision in the classroom while providing support, supervision and guidance to the preschool teachers with a focus on Jewish studies/Hebrew language. 

What you’ll do: Essential Duties & Responsibilities

•             Ensure that the Jewish educational vision of the preschool is reflected in the classroom practices and curriculum 

•             Lead and embolden staff to ensure overall success of the department by communicating agency vision and strategy, job expectations, coaching and fostering continued professional development 

•             Display knowledge of the Reggio teaching philosophy by supporting teachers with curriculum development and documentation and as they set up their environments; coach and support teachers as they implement Reggio philosophy in the classroom

•             Oversee Jewish studies/Hebrew language program in preschool 

•             Possess a working knowledge of Jewish Values, culture and holidays so this information can be passed on to teachers in a  way that can be appropriately integrated into classrooms 

•             Consistent visits to classrooms for observation of the children and teaching teams; focusing on curriculum, values and practices

•             Ensure that the educational vision of the preschool is reflected in the classroom practices

•             Ensure that the Jewish educational vision of the preschool is reflected in the classroom practices

•             Meet with teaching teams to study and reflect upon the intentions in the classroom and create learning environments based on the childrens' interests/needs

•             Actively participate in yearly staff orientation and assist in orientation and mentoring of new staff throughout the year

•             Supervise and oversee support of classroom and children issues and curriculum ideas

•             Collaborate to lead, support and design professional development for staff

•             Regularly meet with Director and Educational Leadership team to communicate and address all concerns or needs of the families

•             Handle and address parent concerns and questions promptly and appropriately

•             Support teachers in family communications, daily journals, love notes, newsletters and Family/School Conferences

•             Work with the teachers and Educational Leadership team to coordinate school wide special events geared towards highlighting and articulating curriculum and educational approaches

About you: Qualifications & Skills

•             Bachelor Degree in Child Development, Jewish Studies or related field required; Master’s Degree preferred

•             ECE Site Supervisor Permit Qualified

•             Knowledge of Jewish culture, traditions and community

•             Hebrew language skills desirable

•             4-8 years of experience teaching in a licensed child care center or comparable program.  Experience working in a Reggio/Constructivist environment a plus

•             2-3 years of supervisory experience in a preschool setting

•             2-3 years of experience teaching in a Jewish setting

•             15 hours of health and safety training; Pediatric CPR and First Aid Certified

•             Proven ability to lead professional development efforts and support educators within a teaching and learning environment

•             Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.  Ability to communicate information clearly (written and oral)

•             Ability and desire to work independently and as a team member with the community and other employees

•             Ability to multi-task and adjust priorities when required

•             Working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2010 especially Excel, Word and Powerpoint

•             Ability to work nights and weekends when needed

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

If interested and qualified, please submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected].

Employment Type (full time/part time) or hours/days per week? Full Time, 40 hours/week

Preferred Degree: Bachelors

Location (City): Palo Alto

Preferred method of communication: Phone

Start date: Mon, 10/16/2017

Benefits:

Perks & Benefits:            

•             Medical, dental and vision

•             Paid Federal and Jewish Holidays, paid vacation days, paid sick time

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

galore and much more!

Salary range: Competitive Pay, Benefits and Perks

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 650-223-8644

Contact Information: Lisa Boyd

 

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