The Director, Early Childhood Center is a full-time professional position and is part of the leadership team at Congregation Shir Hadash. The Director, Early Childhood Center is responsible for the overall daily operation of the Early Childhood Center (ECC), including the educational policies and procedures, supervision of all school staff and students, and school finance and operations. This role will be responsible to run both the Reggio-Inspired school program and the affiliated Summer program. Shir Hadash is a Reform Judaism congregation and the ECC incorporates Reform Judaism into its curriculum.
Congregation Shir Hadash is an evolving, vibrant, growing Reform Jewish congregation dedicated to providing a sense of community for its members as well as opportunities for spiritual growth and developing a strong Jewish identity.
The Shir Hadash Early Childhood Center is a fully-licensed program for ages 2-5 with full or half-day, and partial-week enrollment options. The school is licensed for 79 students and with a current teaching staff of 12 and a part-time administrative assistant. The Center is open to all families in the community, whether Jewish or non-Jewish. Membership in Congregation Shir Hadash is not required.
More information can be obtained at our website. www.shirhadash.org and www.shecc.org
Position Responsibilities - Summary:
Program and Curriculum Development & Implementation
Recruit, Develop & Maintain ECC Staff
Ensure adherence to all California State Licensing requirements
School and Summer Program Registration / Enrollment including marketing, program/facility tours and follow up with interested families
Communication to Families, Staff and Community including the ECC Online Presence
Facilities Management including classrooms and outdoor play areas
Fiscal Responsibilities including budget development/management, tuition and financial reconciliations
Congregation Shir Hadash Professional staff responsibilities include staff meetings, event attendance that involve young children and collaborating with other professional staff.