Director Early Childhood @ B'nai Israel Congregation

Director Early Childhood


B’nai Israel Congregation is a multi-generational, diverse, inclusive Conservative congregation of over 1100 households in Rockville, Maryland. Founded in 1925, B’nai Israel is a warm, caring community where members find new ways to express themselves and experience Jewish living together.

B’nai Israel Schilit Nursery School provides a stimulating, nurturing, and supportive environment for young children and their families. In our Reggio-inspired programs, children are guided by our skilled teaching staff to become confident, inquisitive, and self-guided learners.


We are seeking an Early Childhood Director with passion and vision to provide energy and creativity in order to grow and strengthen our preschool’s full-day and half-day programs. The Early Childhood Director will engage all our preschool families – including those whose children are not enrolled in the school – in synagogue programs. The director will join a collaborative team of teachers, administrators, and other synagogue professionals who are dedicated to engaging families with our vibrant community. This is a 12-month, exempt position.


• Develop and implement a vision of continuing excellence for the synagogue’s Early Childhood Department, and foster a culture to support the vision and goals
• Direct year-round half-day and full-day programs that integrate best practices in early childhood education with Jewish values and traditions
• Recruit, hire, supervise, and evaluate staff
• Develop and manage the department budget
• Plan and facilitate staff meetings and other professional development opportunities
• Communicate effectively with parents (prospective and current), staff, and the community
• Actively recruit and conduct outreach to prospective families
• Build and maintain excellent staff and family relationships
• Collaborate with clergy to enhance their involvement with Schilit Nursery School children
• Collaborate with clergy, professional staff, and lay leaders to develop programs that meet families’ needs
• Integrate preschool families into the synagogue community
• Collaborate with the Education Director and other synagogue staff to retain and support families as they transition from pre-K programs

• Serve as a liaison between the Early Childhood Department and the Education Department, the synagogue, and the broader community
• Represent B’nai Israel in community early childhood programs and organizations
• Ensure compliance with State of Maryland licensing requirements


• Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education or related field (Masters preferred)
• Certification in accordance with State of Maryland criteria
• Five years of early childhood teaching experience (experience in a Jewish setting preferred)
• Experience as a program director or supervisor of a preschool or early childhood education program
• Strong leadership and supervisory skills
• Familiarity with current research and best practices in early childhood education
• Understanding of Jewish traditions, values, and practice
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Salary range - $75,000 - $90,000
Our full-time employees are eligible to participate in our benefits and leave programs.
• Medical
• Dental
• Vision
• Employer paid long term disability
• 403B retirement plan
• Separate paid vacation, sick, and personal days
• Paid holidays

B’nai Israel Congregation is an equal opportunity employer. We are also a partner member of the SafetyRespectEquity (SRE) Coalition, whose mission is to address sexual harassment and discrimination issues within the Jewish community.

Applicants should email their resum******************************orrespondence to the “Search Committee.”

Application Instructions

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, medical, vision, dental, retirement plans, kosher food option available
  • Preferred Experience: Professional (6-10 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Masters
  • Job Posted: 2020-01-15
  • Times this job has been viewed: 557 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Early Childhood Director
  • Organization Type: Education & Schools
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Job Location
B'nai Israel Congregation
6301 Montrose Road
Rockville , Maryland 20852


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