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Assistant Director, Stoler Early Childhood Education Center
JCC of Greater Baltimore
3506 Gwynnbrook Ave
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Principal Responsibilities:

SUMMARY:

The Assistant Director is a full-time position that demonstrates leadership abilities by creating and maintaining a positive learning environment for staff and families enrolled. The Assistant Director is responsible for the day to day administrative operations for the school year and is the lead professional for the Noahs Ark Camp program.

The Assistant Director will ensure that the school operates in accordance with JCC policies, procedures and state licensing standards to provide a safe, nurturing, educational environment for children, staff and parents. S/he will be an active and engaged partner with the Director in planning and assuring that the strategic and enrollment goals of the school and camp are achieved. S/he will also assume the Director responsibilities and duties in the absence of the Director. The successful candidate will exceed expectations for delivering exceptional customer service to families enrolled at the school and create a sense of community among parents, teachers and staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Managing the day-to-day operations of the center and acting as the director when necessary.
  2. Planning student recruitment events, working collaboratively with colleagues, other agencies and outside partners to market programs and increase community, family engagement, and enrollment.
  3. Assisting in the building and management of the annual budget.
  4. Ordering supplies and materials to ensure the school and faculty have what is needed.
  5. In the absence of the Director, conducting interviews, as well as participate in the hiring and termination of staff when necessary. The position should maintain files of all employees at the preschool and monitor and observe staff performances and appearance.
  6. The Assistant Director must be CPR and First Aid certified or has the ability to obtain and maintain CPR and First Aid certification within three months of employment as the Assistant Director. The position must also obtain medical administration certification.
  7. The individual must be a self-starter who has the ability to make good judgments for the sake of the center and is reliable and trustworthy.
  8. The Assistant Director must possess customer service skills such as handing telephone calls, speaking to parents and families and welcoming children and their families into the ECEC community.
  9. The Assistant Director will assist staff with the Creative Curriculum, Chageinu, our Judaics Curriculum, and developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood education.
  10. The Assistant Director will help teachers manage behavior issues when they arise, participate in and take a leadership role in staff meetings and center/JCC wide events.
  11. Supporting the director with on-going and timely communication with the parents of the children enrolled in the school.
  12. Helping to plan the daily schedule for all classes.

NOAHS ARK CAMP

The Assistant Director is also the Director of Noahs Ark summer camp and is responsible for developing the program, recruiting campers, working with families, and leading a team of staff for the summer program.Noahs Ark responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Camper recruitment events and plans
  2. Collaboration with colleagues, other agencies and outside partners to market programs and increase enrollment.
  3. Creating and maintaining materials to be used at camp fairs.
  4. Liaising with parents over the course of the year and during the summer.
  5. Provide on-going and timely communication with parents of children enrolled.
  6. Planning the summer daily schedule and program.
  7. Managing the budget for Noahs Ark.
  8. Hiring and supervising summer staff.
  9. Representing the JCC as the face of Noahs Ark to campers and parents.
  10. Planning and running parent and staff orientations for Noahs Ark.
  11. Updating social media manager for J Early Childhood Facebook page and liaison with the marketing department in this capacity.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES FOR ALL EARLY CHILDHOOD STAFF:

  1. Provide for the health and safety of all children in the school.
  2. Comfortable speaking in a group setting, such as tour.
  3. Provide nurturing, responsive, quality care, addressing each childrens needs.
  4. Create a positive, warm, individualized, nurturing, environment for children; encourage inquiry and open-ended thought.
  5. Consistently treat children with dignity, respect and compassion.
  6. Create a safe, healthful and secure environment for all children and faculty members.
  7. Maintain confidentiality.
  8. Promote the equitable, fair and consistent treatment of all staff members, parents, and children.
  9. Promote, administer and improve the organizations goals, philosophies, policies and mission statements.
  10. Provide a safe environment for all children in the school by keeping them in sight and sound at all times.
  11. Participate in all training programs, conferences, seminars, courses and other aspects of professional growth and continuing education provided by the JCC and other outside resources to meet the MSDE licensing requirements.

Work Environment:

The work environment is usually fast paced.This job requires high energy and positive interactions with staff as well as with members, other agency staff, community leaders, and outside partners, vendors, others.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer, talk and hear, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel and crouch.

During the summer, this position requires spending at least 5 hours each day on their feet, 5 hours per day outside, and the ability to run to opposite ends of the camp facility to address crisis situations.

The employee must have the physical strength and ability to lift, carry and/or move children or other objects up to 50 pounds.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and incumbent will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by supervisor or other management as required.The JCC reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the needs arise.This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualifications:

  1. Completed undergraduate degree in related field. Masters degree preferred.
  2. Minimum 3 years experience working with young children.
  3. Basic understanding of child development and Jewish culture, values, and traditions.
  4. Possess strong organizational skills, personal communication skills and computer skills.
  5. Demonstrate creativity in developing new programming.
  6. Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple projects and initiatives
  7. Strong leadership presence
  8. Familiarity with Jewish cultures and customs

Agency Information:

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