Preschool Afternoons Coordinator

Leslie Family Preschool - Palo Alto, CA

Seeking Full-Time Preschool Afternoons Coordinator


What do benefits, membership to a state-of-the-art fitness center, up to 20 paid holidays, PTO and working at the OFJCC have in common? Keep reading to find out!

Overview of the Role:

The Leslie Family Preschool is seeking a creative, compassionate and innovative thinker to fill the role of Afternoons Coordinator. If this sounds like you, keep reading! In this role, you will plan and implement all OFJCC Afternoons and Holiday Camp program activities. You will serve as the coach and mentor regarding best practices in child-centered ECE, emergent curriculum, classroom space and communication as it pertains to both the OFJCC Afternoon Program & Holiday Camps. In addition, as a member of the leadership team, you will carry out the school’s vision in regards to the Afternoons and Holiday Camps Programs.


What you’ll do: Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a supervisor, role model and coach, help guide and facilitate the afternoon program, holiday camps and  its teachers regarding the OFJCC Leslie Family Preschool Guiding Principles
  • Create and actively promote a comfortable and welcoming environment where every member, parent and child is treated with dignity and respect, in a friendly, personalized manner
  • Support the OFJCC afternoons program in creating rich, developmentally-appropriate learning experiences and curriculum through a Jewish lens
  • Coordinate staffing and registration for all preschool holiday and vacation camps
  • Create camp curriculum and programming that aligns with the OFJCC Leslie Family Preschool Guiding Principles
  • Anticipate, listen and be responsive to families/teachers’ needs and requests
  • Meet regularly with preschool administration for goal setting, program development and implementation for the afternoon program and holiday camps
  • Meet regularly with the leadership team for goal setting and implementation for the school as a whole
  • Develop and monitor the afternoon program budget on a monthly basis, with quarterly reporting to the Preschool Director
  • Facilitate regular meetings with afternoons classroom teams to develop curriculum, create documentation, problem solve and collaborate based on Jewish holidays, Jewish values and daily observations made by the team
  • Actively participate in morning and afternoon classrooms, working with teachers to setup afternoon activities and explorations
  • Develop daily in-house afternoon enrichment programs
  • Attend all professional development meetings,  Shabbat dinners, and parent attended events


About You:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development or related field, Site Supervisor Permit preferred
  • 3 - 5 years of related experience
  • Demonstrated track record of collaborating with other educators, coordinating, coaching, mentoring, and supervising educators
  • Positive experiences in establishing warm, welcoming, and meaningful interactions, and problem solving skills with parents and teachers
  • Ability to support teachers’ understanding of learning and seamlessly integrate Jewish traditions and values within an educational context
  • Proven ability to lead professional development efforts
  • Proven ability to support educators within a teaching and learning environment that promotes lifelong learning
  • Ability to multitask the pedagogical, relational, and administrative responsibilities of program direction and coordination
  • Ability to work 10:00AM - 6:00PM Monday-Friday. Available other hours and days as needed


Perks & Benefits:

  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Up to 20 paid holidays plus PTO
  • Additional offerings include free membership to our state of the art fitness center for you and your family, 403(b), life insurance, employee assistance program, flexible spending accounts, discounts galore and much more!


If interested and qualified, please send letter of interest and resume to For questions, give us a call at (650) 223-8644.

How to Apply

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Contact Info

Lisa Boyd, 650-223-8644

Job Details

Category: Educators/Classroom

Type: FT

Location: Palo Alto, CA

Salary: Competitive Salary

Posted On: December 10th, 2018

Agency Details


About the OFJCC:

The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center (OFJCC) on the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life is one of the most exciting and innovative non-profit organizations in Silicon Valley. Collaborating with tech companies, national organizations and local non-profits, the OFJCC is reinventing what it means to enrich lives, build community and inspire Jewish journeys. Our vision is to be the architects of the Jewish future, and we are executing our mission by creating meaningful, inclusive and joyful experiences for everyone in the South Peninsula (and beyond) through educational, social, cultural, spiritual, fitness, and other wellness programs.