Preschool Director @ Temple Beth Abraham

Preschool Director

Temple Beth Abraham of Oakland is seeking a talented, dedicated full-time Preschool Director to join our highly professional and dyna*******************************M
Temple Beth Abraham is a growing and vibrant egalitarian Conservative Congregration in Oakland. We are a multi-generational synagogue, nearly 500 household congregation serving the East Bay community for over 100 years.

Gan Avraham, our preschool, is often the first step in a child’s Jewish education. We provide a play-based, developmental program grounded in Jewish values and rich in experiential learning. Gan Avraham has a gifted staff of teachers trained and experienced in early childhood education.

The Preschool Director will be responsible for the day-to-day operations, staff supervision, budget management and program quality for the licensed preschool and after-care program. The school is licensed for 60 children per day and consists of 3 classrooms with students ranging in ages from 2-5 years. The hours of operation for the school are Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 6 pm, and Friday from 8 am to 3:30 pm. The academic year program runs from late August to May; the Gan Avraham Summer Program runs during the summer months. This position reports to the synagogue's Board of Directors and is supervised by the Education Chair on the Board and the Rabbi.

Minimum of $70,000, depending on experience.
Benefits include medical reimbursement, vacation and sick days, 403b (after first year)
Start Date: June 2020

Experience/Education Required
• Must meet Title 22 State of California requirements for Child Care Director o At least 3 units in ECE administration/supervision; o At least 12 core ECE units;
• Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related Field OR hold a
California Child Development Site Supervisor Permit
• 5 years classroom experience in a licensed, developmental preschool environment,
• Must have working knowledge of Title 22 State of California Community Care
Licensing regulations,
• Experience implementing Jewish preschool curriculum,
• DOJ clearance required,
• Physically able to safely lift young children,
• Computer Proficiency in Word, and ability to learn additional programs as needed.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Preschool Administration:
• Assure compliance with local and state licensing regulations,
• Develop annual budget,
• Track changes in tuition and calculate monthly drop-in fees for synagogue bookkeeper,
• Manage registration process (academic school year, vacation childcare, summer program),
• Plan the yearly calendar,
• Assist Chair of Gan School Committee in organizing meetings and attend monthly meetings,
• Define school policies and procedures in conjunction with the Gan School Committee and the Rabbi,
• Manage purchasing of equipment and supplies (including food),
• Provide necessary reports to the Board of Directors,
• Attend monthly meetings of the East Bay Jewish Early Childhood Education Directors,
• Coordinate scheduling with Ex. Director of synagogue.

Program Development/Quality:
• Supervise and assist staff in designing emergent, developmentally-appropriate curriculum,
• Oversee and guide staff in integrating Jewish values, rituals and stories into curriculum,
• Review students’ development in coordination with teachers,
• Facilitate consultation and collaboration with outside professionals as needed,
• Attend supplemental programs for preschool children and families (Share A Shabbats, Special Holiday programs, Auction Fundraiser, etc).

Parent Relations:
• Cultivate and maintain solid parent partnerships through open-door, responsive and proactive communication,
• Communicate the philosophy and policies of the school to prospective and new parents,
• Organize and attend the Fall and Spring parent meetings,
• Schedule Parent-Teacher Conferences in Fall and Spring,
• Conduct outreach to prospective families (prospective parent meeting, orientations, tours),
• Facilitate Gan Avraham Parent Committee activities (parent education, volunteer opportunities, social activities, fundraising),
• Write parent communication tools (weekly email, Temple Bulletin, etc.).

Staff Supervision and Leadership:
• Recruit, hire and train new teachers, subs and support staff (year-round programs),
• Plan and implement regularly scheduled staff meetings,
• Supervise, evaluate and mentor teachers,
• Create a positive and constructive team atmosphere,
• Assist staff with Parent-Teacher conferences,
• Arrange in-service training for staff,
• Maintain personnel records,
• Oversee payroll for staff.

Organization Leadership:
• Represent the Jewish values and philosophy of Temple Beth Abraham,
• Help families integrate into the larger synagogue community,
• Build positive and collaborative relationships with the Temple Beth Abraham

Board of Directors and other synagogue staff,
• Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills,
• High level of organization,
• Flexibility and ability to multi-task and work under pressure.

Please send a co*******************************d Education units to Other documentation (transcripts related to degree/unit requirements, references) will be requested at a later date.

Application Instructions

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, medical, retirement plans
  • Preferred Experience: Professional (6-10 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2020-01-21
  • Times this job has been viewed: 438 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Preschool Director
  • Organization Type: Synagogue
Job Location
Temple Beth Abraham
Temple Beth Abraham 336 Euclid Avenue
Oakland , California 94610


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