Early Childhood Director @ Congregation M'kor Shalom

Early Childhood Director

Congregation M’kor Shalom, a reform congregation located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, is seeking a full time Director for its well-established, reputable and accredited Early Childhood Center (ECC). This is a year-round position, as our ECC includes parent/child classes, preschool classes for children ages 18 months to 4 years, full day kindergarten as well as a summer program as an alternative to a full-day camp. Congregation M’kor Shalom prides itself on being a socially responsible, inclusive and caring community that provides the opportunity to learn and connect with one another through personal relationships, which all begin with the development and education of our youngest children, regardless of their background or learning style. We are, therefore, seeking someone who possesses passion, enthusiasm and innovative ideas that integrate with our core values.

The ideal candidate must possess:
– Master’s degree in ECE or a related field is preferred; however, a Bachelor’s degree in ECE or a related field will be considered;
– Minimum of three (3) years of child care center management is preferred;
– Experience as a teacher in an early childhood, preschool or kindergarten class;
– A commitment to and experience with developing and maintaining a plan or program for fostering diversity and active inclusion within the ECC and synagogue community
– Demonstrated record of maintaining an innovative, nurturing and enriching early childhood program, with the skills to promote emotional, social and cognitive development in young children
– Knowledge and understanding of Jewish values, rituals and holidays and demonstrated experience implementing a Jewish preschool curriculum
– Demonstrated record of successfully facilitating open and compassionate communication with parents
– Demonstrated record of management and organizational skills with the ability to successfully manage and supervise teachers and staff and to work collaboratively with teachers, administration and synagogue senior staff
– Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communicative skills
– Proficient administrative skills that include creating and maintaining operating budgets and other financial and administrative plans
– Demonstrated knowledge of technology to maintain and enhance our ECC’s educational and communication goals
– Willingness to work with a marketing team to create digital promotion and differentiation strategies
– Knowledge of and experience with social media and print marketing a plus


The salary and benefits package is between $47,500 - $55,000 and is commensurate with education and experience. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter along with resume to Jodi Levine, co-chair of th*************************

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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits:
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Masters
  • Job Posted: 2020-03-06
  • Times this job has been viewed: 209 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Early Childhood Director
  • Organization Type: Education & Schools, Synagogue
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Job Location
Congregation M'kor Shalom
850 E Evesham Rd
Cherry Hill , New Jersey 08003
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