Temple B’nai Or Preschool Director
Program Management. Oversee all aspects of daily preschool operations, including nutritional programs, and the assessment of development and progress of all students.
Personnel Management. Responsible for the hiring, training and supervision of 13-15 teaching staff, leading teaching staff meetings, and providing opportunities for professional growth and development. Coordinate with therapists and specialists who work with children and parents in school.
Implementation of Early Childhood Curriculum and Assessment. Implement and monitor curricula.
Legal Compliance. Ensure full compliance with all licensing and safety regulations required by New Jersey.
Communication Oversight & implementation. Oversee and/or implement communications with families, staff, district partners and other stakeholders.
Public-Program Management. Liaise with Morris School District on all matters regarding oversight and implementation of our public program.
Private-Program Management. Work with the Executive Director and Communications Specialist on marketing of the private program. Direct enrollment of and ensure student retention in the private program. With clergy and/or Director of Education, incorporate Jewish values and customs into the private program.
Budget and Finance. Prepare preschool budget in collaboration with the Executive Director, manage budgeted expenses, and identify and write applications for grants.
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education, Business Administration or Education Administration or related fields with at least 3 years of teaching and/or supervisory experience in a similar position. Masters degree preferred.
Supervisory and/or leadership experience in early childhood or elementary education (3 years minimum)
Knowledge and appreciation of Reform Judaism and its traditions, values and practice or willingness to learn and respect accordingly
Knowledge of Grow NJ Kids, New Jersey’s quality rating improvement system for child care and early learning, and New Jersey child-welfare systems
Leadership aptitude, including strategic planning and excellent organizational and administrative skills
Excellent communication and customer service skills, especially with parents
Able to work cooperatively and productively with school-district leadership and temple professional and lay leadership and staff
Able to prioritize, multitask and manage time well and to delegate effectively
Fluency and proficiency using digital productivity tools & social media
Limited Working Spanish or higher
Knowledge of ECERS (Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale) and TPOT (Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool)
$70,000 – $86,000 (commensurate with education qualifications and years experience)
Group health insurance
Participation in retirement plan
Congregational membership, including tuition for your children in preschool and/or Religious School
How to Apply:
Please complete the application form at http://bit.ly/tbo-psdirector-application and upload a cover letter and resume both in PDF.
If you have any questions or problems using this form, please email Mary Fernandez, VP Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact you by email to acknowledge receipt of your application and provide an update on our search status.
Last Updated: 6/9/2021
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree + Advanced Degree Preferred and 3-5 years of experience.