Director of Early Childhood @ North Shore Synagogue

Director of Early Childhood

North Shore Synagogue is seeking a talented and dedicated full time Director of Early Childhood Education.

The goal of our nursery school is to create an exciting, stimulating and innovative environment offering a quality early childhood education in a Jewish setting aligned to the New York State Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core for children ages 2 through 4.

Our nursery school provides a multi-sensory curriculum with an emphasis on cooperative experiences through all modalities. Jewish values and traditions are learned through song, stories, and celebrations of Shabbat and Jewish holidays.

We are seeking a Director with the capacity to imagine, develop and implement innovative educational programs that will build upon our strong foundation.

Responsibilities:
The Director will be responsible for the day to day operations of the nursery school which includes:

· Communicating regularly with families and other professionals

· Developing and implementing a whole-child, play based, innovative curriculum that supports best practices in early childhood education and ensures Jewish values and customs are interwoven into daily lessons

· Integrating technology into the curriculum including the use of laptops and/or iPads in all classrooms

· Supervising and assisting staff in designing and implementing lessons aligned to the New York State Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core

· Creating student progress reports

· Providing educational updates for parents

· Attending all children’s services and special services throughout the year

· Hiring, supervising, coaching and mentoring teaching staff and providing differentiated professional development to meet the individual needs of each teacher

· Developing an ongoing and coordinated plan for recruiting new students and retaining present families in building robust enrollments for all programs

· Creating budgets and maintaining financial, employment, licensing and other administrative records

· Working with congregational lay leadership and the Parent Association fostering open communication

· Ensuring compliance with New York State daycare requirements and guidelines

· Helping to foster a strong sense of community and commitment to each child’s individual learning needs

Qualifications:
We are seeking a new director with the following qualifications:
• New York State Director certification
• Masters degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
• Minimum of three years teaching experience in an early childhood classroom
• Minimum of three years educational administration/leadership experience
- Experience in running a virtual program
• Demonstrated understanding, experience and commitment to Jewish religious and educational curriculum programming
• Experience in planning, organizing and evaluating educational lessons, experiences and special events aligned to New York State Common Core Learning Standards for Prekindergarten
• Experience integrating technology into the curriculum and knowledge of social media and platforms
• Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
• Collaborative leadership skills in working with a team demonstrating flexibility and ability to multi-task in a work environment of the 21st century
• Warm, caring and nurturing personality and ability to embrace each child as an individual ensuring they reach their potential

Application Instructions

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits:
  • Preferred Experience: Unspecified
  • Preferred Degree: Masters
  • Job Posted: 2020-06-25
  • Times this job has been viewed: 303 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Early Childhood Director
  • Organization Type: Synagogue
Job Location
North Shore Synagogue
83 Muttontown Eastwoods Road
Syosset , New York 11791
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