We are GROWING! Join us as a director at our brand-new childcare facility in Evanston! The Early Childhood Site Director is responsible for the planning and launch, overall management, supervision of staff, and family and student acquisition for the JCC Early Childhood program at Beth Emet Synagogue. The Early Childhood Site Director focuses on best practices and supporting teaching teams in meeting our vision of emergent curriculum with a constructive approach to learning. The Early Childhood Site Director will foster and develop deeply connected relationships with children, families, and staff as they offer curricular support for educators and make the learning visible and valued for our families. As families grow with our program, the Early Childhood Site Director will work to build engagement and look for stewardship opportunities throughout the agency.
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field with a minimum of 21 hours in Early Childhood college course work. Master’ degree in Early Childhood Education highly preferred; demonstrated knowledge of Jewish culture and values with previous Jewish programming experience. Minimum 3 years supervisory experience in an Early Childhood environment.
The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding customer service skills with a passion for children and families; have experience with emergent curriculum and outdoor classrooms; 2+ years within a Reggio Emilia inspired school a plus. The candidate will be highly organized and detail-oriented with proven ability for follow through; have previous experience with DCFS requirements and NAEYC accreditation process required; demonstrate the ability to learn to develop and maintain budgets; have a proven ability to demonstrate “Best Practices”; be flexible and adaptable and able to work collaboratively with EC and agency-wide staff, parents and community members; show ability to provide resources, support and recognition to staff; demonstrate proficiency in MS Word, Excel and have the ability to learn other technology as needed.