Job Title Job Description Job Location Posted on Actions
Preschool Teacher

We are looking for a qualified preschool teacher to join our staff. This is a great opportunity for a responsible, energetic, caring individual with a team player attitude.  Requirements: Minimum of 12 or more Early Childhood Education units or higher, AA or BA preferred. 2+ years teaching experience in a preschool, current CPR/First Aid/Health & Safety Child Care Provider Certificate, DOJ clearance, knowledge of NAEYC accreditation criteria and their 10 standards.  Must have documentation of required immunity to Influenza, Measles, TB and Pertussis.  The individual will be responsible for all aspects of running a preschool classroom which includes but is not limited to preparation of all lesson plans and curriculum, clear and effective communication with adults and students, keeping our facility and students clean and safe, taking direction from co-workers and director, etc.

Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 2018-04-10 View
Parent Trainer

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Parent Trainer works to sustain and expand our Training and Leadership Development services within the Leaders for Engaged and Active Parents Program (LEAP). The LEAP program builds the capacity of families and schools to create safe equitable community schools with which all stakeholders are 100% engaged for student success. This position focuses on delivering curriculum that supports transformation of culture and practices within school communities around the values of leadership development, shared responsibility, transformative change, equity and racial justice. 

The Parent Trainer reports directly to the Family School Partnership Lead.  By creating a positive learning environment that encourages and motivates parents, the Parent Trainer develops the leadership of families in “low-performing” school sites to increase their skills and analysis to build unity among families in their schools and neighborhoods who believe children deserve education justice.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Training and Partnership Strategy Implementation (50%)

  • Implement program curriculum in workshops, trainings and academies that builds the leadership skills of parents to be active participants in their child’s development, promote the joy of learning in their families and build their confidence to advocate for the resources needed for every child’s brilliance to shine so that schools abandon punitive models of communication and discipline throughout Alameda County
  • Implement program curriculum in workshops, trainings and academies that builds the capacity of principals, teachers and staff to value parent voice, create partnerships with families and use transformative engagement practices in their daily work with students and families throughout Alameda County
  • Ensure curriculum and materials are high quality and available in native languages of participants
  • Work with Administrative Lead to coordinate logics for the workshops, trainings and academies including but not limited to site partnership agreements, registration, childcare, interpretation, food and volunteer support
  • Represent PLAN in family engagement initiatives in Alameda County that support the leadership development of parents of color

Leadership Development Management (25%)

  • Conduct 1-on-1s with families to learn the successes and challenges they and their children experience in the education system
  • Work with LEAP Parent Organizer and parent leaders to complete individualized Leadership Development Plans with LEAP program participants
  • Work with LEAP Parent Organizer and Family and School Partnership Lead to assess and develop innovative strategies that engage parents at different stages of skill and knowledge development to work with their peers achieve goals within Leadership Development Plans
  • Work with LEAP Parent Organizer to recruit parents to explore and participate in advanced leadership opportunities in Alameda County and PLAN programs

Evaluation and Communications Management (25%)

  • Sustain accurate and up to date written and electronic outreach materials that promote to targeted communities and demographics leadership development, workshops, trainings and academies
  • Consistently implement evaluation tools and strategies for every workshop, training and academy that effectively measure impact and document  transformative impact on families and the education system
  • Maintain accurate and current registration, media releases and workshop and program evaluation records and materials
  • Work with Development and Communications Lead to produce high quality photos, videos, blog posts and interviews highlighting transformative impact

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Work at a computer approximately 30% of the time
  • Stand approximately 40% of the time
  • Speak clearly and effectively by phone, face-to-face and before groups
  • Travel to and from school sites and neighborhoods via personal car. Must have valid CA driver’s license and current insurance coverage.
  • Ability to lift and/or carry 20 lbs or more

 REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of PLAN
  • Two years of relevant experience as an organizer, advocate or  trainer
  • Two years of experience in an education or social justice  setting
  • Bilingual - fluent in Spanish and English
  • Experience working in diverse, multicultural and immigrant communities; demonstrated cultural competency
  • Strong oral communication skills; comfort with one-on-ones, phone outreach, and public speaking
  • Ability deliver information so that it is accessible to people with different learning styles and life expectancies
  • Ability to lead, motivate and inspire the parents  to develop into leaders and participate in key programs
  • Ability to take initiative and be creative
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to manage and prioritize work subject to deadlines in a dynamic and changing environment, as an individual and as a member of a team; detail oriented and conscientious
  • Excellent facilitation skills, diplomacy and awareness of group dynamics
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Suite
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends and evenings when necessary

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two years college in education, community services, or related field
  • Experience training, organizing, or advocacy  in a social justice and/or public education setting
  • Speak clearly and effectively by phone, face-to-face and before groups
  • Ability to travel to and from school sites
  • A parent of a student in the public education system
  • Experience using online and social media tools
  • Motivated by results
  • Willingness to innovate

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit the following to resume@parentactionnet.org:

  • Cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) 
  • Resume and  2 References (at least one parent/community member)
Oakland, CA 94621 2018-04-04 View
Early Success Organizer

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Parent Education Strategy Implementation

  • Train families of children 0-8 in the Families for Early Success Curriculum at early childhood and community sites throughout Alameda County
  • Outreach and conduct  Families for Early Success training series that include 15 parents
  • Conduct 1-on-1s with families of children 0-8 to learn the successes and challenges they experience in the informal and formal early care and education system
  • Recruit families of children 0-8 to explore  and participate in advanced leadership opportunities in Alameda County and PLAN programs

Partnership Capacity Building

  • Develop and execute partnership agreements for workshop delivery
  • Represent PLAN in early childhood initiatives in Alameda County that support the development of community schools for children 0-8

Evaluation and Communications Management

  • Sustain accurate and up to date written and electronic outreach materials that promote  the F4ES program and workshops.
  • Document  transformative impact of  F4ES workshops  on families, and the early care and education delivery system
  • Maintain accurate and current registration, media releases and workshop and program evaluation records and materials
  • Work with Development and Communications Lead to tell the stories of parent and family transformation and  site implementation of transformative family engagement practices through photos, videos, blog posts and interviews

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Work at a computer approximately 30% of the time
  • Speak clearly and effectively by phone, face-to-face and before groups
  • Travel to and from school sites and neighborhoods via personal car.
  • Must have valid CA driver’s license and current insurance coverage.
  • Ability to lift and/or carry 20 lbs or more

 

 REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of PLAN
  • Two years of relevant experience as an organizer, advocate or  trainer
  • Two years of experience in and early care and education setting
  • Experience working in diverse, multicultural and immigrant communities; demonstrated cultural competency
  • Strong oral communication skills; comfort with one-on-ones, phone outreach, and public speaking
  • Ability deliver information so that it is accessible to people with different learning styles and life expectancies
  • Ability to lead, motivate and inspire the parents  to develop into leaders and participate in key programs
  • Ability to take initiative and be creative
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to manage and prioritize work subject to deadlines in a dynamic and changing environment, as an individual and as a member of a team; detail oriented and conscientious
  • Excellent facilitation skills, diplomacy and awareness of group dynamics
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Suite
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends and evenings when necessary

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bilingual - fluent in Spanish and English
  • Two years college in early childhood education, community services, or related field
  • Experience training, organizing, or advocacy  in early childhood and/or public education setting
  • Speak clearly and effectively by phone, face-to-face and before groups
  • A parent of a student in the public education system
  • Experience using online and social media tools
  • Motivated by results and a willingness to innovate
Oakland, CA 94621 2018-04-04 View
Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Stevenson is hiring a full-time Pre-Kindergarten Teacher to join our team. In the Pre-Kindergarten (PK) classroom we nurture a trusting and caring relationship between teacher and child by providing a safe, loving, and happy place to join our school community. Our goal is to foster cooperation and empathy along with self-confidence and self-control. The program promotes a learning environment that encourages individuals to thrive and realize developmental and academic milestones. Our curriculum prioritizes process over product, and we value play as an important part of that process. We want children to develop a love of learning.

 

Carmel, CA 93923 2018-04-03 View
Early Childhood Education Director

Seeking Full Time Early Childhood Education Director

 

Overview of the Role:

The Leslie Family Preschool has over 220 children and a faculty of over 50 teachers. The Early Childhood Education Director is responsible for the operation and creative, compassionate and visionary leadership of this well-established preschool which serves children from 18 months to 5 years old.  This individual will create and actively promote a comfortable and nurturing environment where every child and teacher is treated with dignity and respect, in a friendly, personalized manner. The Early Childhood Education Director will cultivate a culture of shared responsibility and partnership within the organization. Jewish studies and constructivist experience are preferred. Relocation assistance is available.

 

What you’ll do: Essential Duties

  • Lead and communicate with humility, compassion, integrity and commitment
  • Continue to grow and support the preschool’s vision, philosophy and direction for excellence in early childhood education with a Jewish and constructivist approach
  • Create unique and innovative world-class curriculum to support these philosophies
  • Hire, train, inspire and supervise a team of passionate and committed teachers
  • Establish and grow meaningful relationships with parents throughout the school year
  • Create and maintain an effective organizational structure for a staff of 50+
  • Plan, lead and facilitate teacher trainings and professional development
  • Create a culture of problem solving, initiative and innovation
  • Uphold Jewish values in all interactions while accepting and appreciating the inherent diversity among all community members
  • Inspire community building that results in increased enrollment

 

About you:

  • Bachelor Degree in Child Development or related field required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Preschool Director experience, preferably in a constructivist and/or Jewish environment
  • At least 5 years of experience managing a staff of 50+
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Enjoys developing and nurturing relationships
  • Positive, upbeat and enthusiastic about working in a non-profit environment

 

Perks & Benefits:

  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Paid Federal and Jewish Holidays and PTO
  • Additional offerings include free membership to our state of the art fitness center for you and your family, life insurance, employee assistance program, flexible spending accounts, discounts galore and much more!

 

If interested and qualified, send cover letter and resume to pajcc.ecedirector@applynow.io

Palo Alto, CA 94303 2018-03-29 View
Director of the Vivian Olum Child Development Center

The University is seeking a highly experienced early care and education leader to serve as the Director of the center. The ideal candidate for the director position must possess strong oral and written communication skills, the ability to build strong relationships with staff and families, excellent decision-making skills, and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse constituency. This is a very exciting opportunity for an experienced early care and education professional.

The director reports to the associate vice president for campus services, and the center is a unit within the university’s office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee daily operations of the center.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the teaching and administrative staff.
  • Short- and long-term strategic planning and implementation of children’s programs, based on best practices and high quality standards in the field with attention to curriculum development, center philosophy, and culture.
  • Ensure that the center’s programs and facilities meet all applicable licensing requirements (i.e., inspections, building repair and staff training documentation) as well as all university standards and requirements. Ensure that risk factors are minimized; oversee facility maintenance.
  • Monitor and assess operations: Make adjustments to services and operational model as necessary, to ensure efficiency and value are maximized. Evaluate, implement, develop, communicate, and consistently enforce policies and procedures, such as admissions, staff and parent handbooks, and all other policies and procedures.
  • Oversee and conduct evaluations of program and classrooms; and take part in observations of children.
  • Directly supervise the business manager, the assistant director, and the program coordinator.
  • Oversee management of teaching and student staff: This includes hiring, scheduling orientation, training, coaching, feedback and professional development, and handling personnel issues. Ensure staff compliance with center health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Develop and facilitate strong center-parent relationships: Communicate effectively and regularly, effectively address concerns and complaints, coordinating center-wide events, solicit feedback from parents, invite participation in search processes, and convene and leading the Parent Advisory Council. Provide oversight for reception and customer service functions including webpage and written information.
  • Provide oversight and direction related to the development of the annual budget of nearly $1.9M.
  • Responsible for ongoing financial management of all center operations: This includes monitoring enrollment, participating in establishing tuition rates, and monitoring revenue and expenses throughout the year.
  • Represent the center on university and community committees related to early education and care.
  • Engage the center in campus events.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in the State of Oregon Early Learning Division central background registry by start date
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of five years of experience in the early childhood education field including three years in a direct supervisory role
  • Knowledge of child development for the primary ages served in the center as evidenced by a combination of education, experience and training, per Oregon state law
  • Be at least 21 years of age, per Oregon State law
  • Certificate of CPR and first aid training by start date
  • Computer skills (MS Office Suite)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three years of training or experience with child-centered approaches to early childhood education, such as RIE, Reggio Emilia, or Constructivist 
  • Three years directing a child care center
  • Professional experience in a higher education setting
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in early childhood education or a related field
  • Teacher training experience

The University of Oregon offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

Eugene, OR 97403 2018-03-27 View
Preschool Teacher

Position Description:

Wonderland is located in Cupertino, California, on a rare 1.5-acre site offering an English/Chinese bilingual, play-based preschool program. We are looking for a dedicated Preschool Teacher who loves working with children and families.

Due to increased enrollment, we are seeking experienced preschool teachers with strong skills in curriculum, effective communication, collaboration with co-teachers, and engaging circle times. We offer a supportive, family like environment with great opportunities for professional development, training, and involvement in the school’s growth.  We have a diverse staff of Mandarin and non-Mandarin speaking teachers.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide a safe, nurturing environment for children.
  • Lead developmentally appropriate, play-based activities.
  • Lead circle times and activities to children in a fun, engaging way.
  • Provide interactive, creative activities for children.

Education & Qualifications:

  • 12 Early Childhood Education units (including core units) preferred.  Official transcript(s) are required.
  • Previous work experience in a preschool setting, working with children ages 2-5, preferably play-based.
  • Bilingual in Mandarin/English a plus, but not required.
  • Fingerprint, TB clearance, physical exam, and relevant immunizations necessary.

Core Competencies:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Punctual, dependable, flexible, and enthusiastic.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children, parents, and staff.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work well on a team.
  • Respect the diversity and backgrounds of parents, children, staff, and community.
  • Ability to plan a developmentally appropriate curriculum with hands-on activities.
Cupertino, CA 95014 2018-03-26 View
Preschool Teacher

Teacher needed for a preschool in Temple City, CA.   A.A. degree required or equivalent of an A.A. in Child Development.  Prefer English/Mandarin speaking, but not required.   We are looking for and energetic, dependable, reliable teacher with at least one year experience working with children.  Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Medical, vacation, sick, holidays, and staff development days included.   Please send resumes to the e-mail address provided.   

TEMPLE CITY, CA 91780 2018-03-22 View
Pre-School Director

SIMCHA PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR

The Simcha Preschool Director provides leadership for all aspects of the operation of the school, fostering a welcoming environment that ensures the safety, respect and wellbeing of all children, staff and families while embracing Jewish values and traditions within the broader context of the Temple Beth El community.

 

Description:

Oversee the daily educational and administrative components of the school including; community outreach, educational and Jewish curriculum development, family involvement, budget development and maintenance, and staff supervision. Act as the school representative when interacting with families of enrolled and prospective students, and during school, Temple, and community events. The Preschool Director is a member of the Temple Senior Staff, participates in Temple meetings and events, and has an ongoing collaborative relationship with Temple staff and administrators, with minimal supervision.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee enrollment and registration; maintain enrollment and attendance records as required by the California State licensing and accreditation recommendations.
  • Prepare, administer and maintain all licensing, health and safety regulations for operating a California child care center, including Title 22 of the California Education Code and NAEYC Accreditation.
  • Administer and enforce all Simcha Preschool policies and procedures.
  • Support and assist teaching staff in the creation and implementation of age-appropriate curriculum that incorporates Jewish educational components utilizing Temple, Jewish organizational, administrative and educational resources.
  • Oversee physical environment to maintain safety, licensing and accreditation requirements and recommendations. Report and follow through on all repair and maintenance needs.
  • Supervise and assist the teaching staff in blending emergent play-based curriculum with Jewish educational components, celebrating Jewish culture, holidays and traditions. 
  • Recruit and hire Preschool staff. Supervise teaching and administrative staff through team meetings, staff development activities, daily on-the-job observation. Provide written performance reviews to staff as required by Preschool policy.
  • Communicate pro-actively with families, connecting one-on-one, at group meetings, and through newsletters and other avenues.
  • Support classrooms and assist children with daily activities as needed.
  • As the Preschool representative, provide guidance and support to the various Simcha Parent Committees, and collaborate with them in the development, planning, and accomplishment of fundraising events.
  • Establish and monitor tuition schedules, staff salaries and Preschool budget.
  • Develop, create and present the annual budget plan to the Temple Budget Committee and the Temple Board of Directors.
  • Oversee administrative duties such as payroll, banking, ordering supplies.
  • May assist Preschool staff or Temple groups to coordinate activities such as field trips, holiday activities, and intergenerational activities.
  • Foster and maintain a productive working relationship with Supervisor toward mutual goals of a healthy, thriving Preschool.
  • Participate professionally in the community on boards and with colleagues, including representing Simcha on the Directors’ Roundtable.

 

Required knowledge and abilities:

  • Effective leadership, supervision and support of teaching team; serve as a resource for teachers.
  • Able to provide direction and work collaboratively with Preschool and Temple staff, volunteers, committee and Board members.
  • Able to interact effectively, communicate positively and build community within the Preschool, Temple and Jewish Community Center, integrating the Preschool into the Temple Community.
  • Able to establish and foster ongoing, positive relationships with families. Able to incorporate family participation both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Able to apply knowledge of Jewish culture, values and traditions to core curriculum in a culturally diverse student group.
  • Able to act as a leader and mentor to Preschool staff as well as volunteers. Able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Able to prioritize, shift between competing priorities, and work on several projects completing all tasks within the predetermined time lines.
  • Able to market the Preschool using a variety of communication tools, to maintain optimum enrollment levels.
  • Knowledge of child development trends, best practices and resources for children and families, including for children with varied physical and/or mental abilities and their families.
  • Knowledge of supervisorial best practices including the use, creation and administration of performance reviews, positive and constructive feedback.
  • Knowledge of NAEYC accreditation and submission requirements needed to maintain accreditation.
  • Able to maintain compliance with state licensing requirements.
  • Able to create, monitor and report on a budget.
  • Able to use available resources to assess and train staff on methods that reduce/eliminate safety, financial, property and legal liabilities.
  • Proficient in current office and software systems.

 

Qualifications:

EDUCATION:

  • A BA degree or higher in Child Development or related field, and 6 semester units administration and supervision of a child care program, and 2 semester units of adult supervision programs.

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • 3 years’ experience, 5 years preferred, teaching in an early childhood education setting. Preferred 2 or more years of administrative and/or supervisory experience, preferably in a NAEYC accredited program.

 

Special Requirements:

Must pass Criminal Record and Child Abuse Central Index reviews

 

It is the policy of Temple Beth El – Jewish Community Center to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, we will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Aptos, CA 95003 2018-03-16 View
Preschool Director

Seeking Full Time Preschool Director

 

Overview of the Role:

We are an established Preschool located in a desirable West Coast area, seeking an experienced Preschool Director. Relocation is available. In this role, the Preschool Director is responsible for the operation and creative, compassionate and visionary leadership at our preschool for children ranging from 18 months of age to 5 years old.  This role will create and actively promote a comfortable and nurturing environment where every child and teacher is treated with dignity and respect, in a friendly, personalized manner. In addition, the Preschool Director will cultivate a culture of shared responsibility and partnership within the organization. Preferably, we are seeking a candidate with Jewish studies and Reggio Emilia experience.

 

Essential Duties & Qualifications:

  • Continue to grow and support the preschool’s philosophy and direction including Reggio Emilia and constructivist approaches; create unique and innovative world-class curriculum to support these philosophies
  • Hire, train, inspire and supervise a team of passionate and committed teachers
  • Establish meaningful relationships with parents throughout the school year
  • Create a culture of problem solving, initiative and innovation
  • Uphold Jewish values in all interactions while accepting and appreciating the inherent diversity among all community members
  • Bachelor Degree in Child Development or related field required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Preschool Director experience

 

If interested and qualified, send cover letter and resume. 

West Coast, CA 94035 2018-03-07 View
Head Teacher, Afternoon Program

 

 

The Oaks Parent-Child Workshop

ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSITION

Head Teacher for the Afternoon Program

Part-time with Benefits

To apply please submit resume and cover letter to: Careers@TheOaksPCW.org

SALARY RANGE: $20 - $30 / hour, depending on qualifications and experience

 

WORKING HOURS: Monday – Friday, 11:30 am – 4 pm (plus time for administrative duties and school functions).

The Oaks is on a 10-month school schedule.

 

POTENTIAL for SUMMER PROGRAM: TBA by Director, Parent Board and staff.

 

Position Overview

The Oaks Parent-Child Workshop, serving Santa Barbara families since 1947, provides young families with preschool aged children with 3 things: 1) parent education; 2) a vital, inclusive and nurturing community; and 3) a play-based preschool experience for children between the ages of 2 ½ to 5 years of age. Our average adult/child ratio is 3:1, allowing for meaningful relationships, stimulating activities and ample opportunities to learn, grow and explore.

 

We are seeking an innovative teacher to join the teaching team at The Oaks. We seek a person who will contribute to our dynamic community and demonstrate leadership and professional excellence. The Afternoon Program Head Teacher is an important part of the staff at The Oaks, providing continuity of care for Oaks children who are currently enrolled in the morning parent cooperative program. The Head Teacher will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Afternoon Program and will report to the Director and Parent Board. The Head Teacher will work alongside and provide supervision and direction for the Afternoon Teacher and work closely with the Director to ensure that the Afternoon Program reflects the philosophy, goals and the mission of The Oaks. Current knowledge of child development tenets, and familiarity with developmentally appropriate practice, is an essential requirement of the position.  The Head Teacher will implement positive behavioral strategies and conflict resolution procedures consistent with the morning program.  Physical stamina and good health are required.

 

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Child Development Program Director Permit/Child Development Site Supervisor Permit
  • Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • 2 years or more full-time teaching experience in an Early Childhood Program. Equivalent experience as a parent-teacher in a cooperative preschool setting may be considered as a substitute.
  • The following CCL requirements must be satisfied, prior to employment:
    • TB test clearance and up-to-date immunizations
    • Current Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR Certificate
    • Criminal background clearance

 

Preferred Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following: Child Development; Early Childhood Development; Education Psychology, with specialization in Child Development; Elementary Education; Psychology with specialization in Child Development; or Family Life Studies
  • Current or prior experience participating in a cooperative workshop environment
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

 

The Oaks Parent-Child Workshop does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability.

To see a more detailed job description, please go to: www.theoakspcw.org/careers

Santa Barbara, CA 93105 2018-03-02 View
Director

Sierra Madre Community Nursery School (SMCNS) is seeking a Director to lead our nonprofit cooperative toddler to kindergarten program with annual enrollment of 160 students. The Director manages the daily activities of the school and is responsible for leading the community of families in upholding the vision and mission of the school.
Our program is family-oriented. Our objectives include providing the most favorable environment possible for the growth and development of young children, and for the learning of their parents and families. We believe young children can benefit to the utmost when parents and staff work together.
SMCNS is located in Sierra Madre, adjacent to Sierra Vista Park. The school grounds include a quarter acre school garden and large outdoor play spaces in each class. SMCNS has operated as a parent cooperative and maintained a commitment to play-based learning for over 70 years.
Essential Functions
1.Pedagogy
• Provide oversight on classroom program planning, implementation, and evaluation within the guidelines of the school’s philosophy, developmentally appropriate practices, NAEYC Accreditation standards, and state licensing regulations.
• Create a learning community of children and adults that promotes optimal child development and healthy families.
• Oversee planning and implementation of SMCNS’ educational philosophy, standards, and developmentally appropriate, emergent, play-based curriculum model.
2. Organizational Development & Systems
• Plan and budget the program’s fiscal resources with the Board of Trustees using skills in budgeting, cash flow management, grant writing and fundraising. • Responsible for the counseling, training and scheduling of parents, teachers and staff members.
• Supervise the planning of the physical environment, including the selection of all play equipment, and maintain the safety and sanitation of the school.
3. Human Resources
• Recruit, select, and orient personnel.
• Oversee systems for supervision, retention, and professional development of staff that affirm program values and promote a shared vision.
• Motivate staff by demonstrating skilled leadership, inspirational goal setting, and the expectation of high levels of performance. Conduct routine daily group staff meetings and monthly in-service staff meetings.
4. Collaboration
• Establish partnerships with program staff, families, board members, community representatives, civic leaders, CCPPNS and other stakeholders to design and improve services for children and their families.
• Consult and communicate effectively with Board of Trustees that oversees the Director.
• Identify and facilitate problem-solving with staff, teachers, and parents when necessary.
5. Advocacy
• Develop and implement strategies for effective marketing, public relations and community outreach programs to ensure the school maintains full enrollment and a positive public image.
• Evaluate program effectiveness and define organizational problems; gather data to generate alternative solutions and present to the Board for approval.
Qualifications
• BA or BS degree with at least 9 credit-bearing hours of coursework in administration, leadership or management AND at least 24 credit-bearing hours of coursework in Early Childhood Education, child development, elementary education or early childhood special education that addresses child development and learning from birth through kindergarten, OR actively working to complete coursework.
• Minimum 3 years Early Childhood Education teaching experience with competency in a leadership role.
• Effective written and oral communication skills.
• Demonstrated leadership and mentoring skills.
Compensation
Compensation and benefits will be competitive within the market of regional preschools and will be commensurate with years of experience.
To apply, please send cover letter and resume attention Board President Prashanti Thompson at search.committee.director@gmail.com. Or you can mail it to SMCNS, Attn. Search Committee, 701 E. Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA 91024. For questions, please email President Prashanti Thompson
at mango.pickle@gmail.com.

Sierra Madre, CA 91024 2018-02-23 View
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