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Early Childhood Professional Educator
Gordon JCC
801 Percy Warner Blvd
Nashville, TN 37205

Principal Responsibilities:

Do you have a passion for early education of children ages infant to 5 year-olds? If so, you need to come work for the Early Childhood program located within the Gordon Jewish Community Center! When you join our team, not only are you coming into a community of professional educators, you are joining a cohesive group of individuals including parents, teachers, and members of the Jewish Community Center invested in the nurturing of young minds to create joyful and successful lifelong learners. As an educator of young children in our program, you will receive the following benefits:

Paid personal time off as well as paid holidays

FREE Membership to the Gordon JCC which includes a fitness center, a variety of fitness classes, multiple pools, and access to many opportunities to different programmings happening right here at the JCC

Child Care discount (based upon availability)

A quality salary based on your education and experience

An opportunity to be a CO-TEACHER as opposed to a lead teacher/assistant teacher dynamic

Access to medical, dental, vision, and long-term disability benefits as well as paid life insurance policy and AFLAC

Build community with other early childhood educators in a professional and social capacity, as well as access to the Sheva Learning Community dedicated to the professionalization of Early Childhood Education.

Minimum Qualifications:

The expectations for our teachers are as follows:

You believe in the power of play, its role in a child's life and their learning;

Model for children what it means to be safe, kind, and responsible;

A strong understanding of child development and developmentally appropriate practice;

Promote creativity, curiosity, independence, and social-emotional learning at the appropriate levels of the children we serve;

View yourself as an educator, not a babysitter;

Dedicated to the profession and our program;

Goes above and beyond the requirements of the program;

Has a sense of humor, unconditional love and passion for the early childhood field;

Supportive of the program, the staff, the parents, and the administration.

Teacher positions require 2 years of professional experience; Infant, toddler, and young two's teachers must have at least a high school diploma. Older 2's through Pre-K should have a Bachelor's degree.

Successful completion of a DHS background check required. Please note, if you have worked outside of the state of TN for any reason, you will have to complete a supplemental background check form and a document from each state you previously visited.

Agency Information:

Welcome to the Gordon Jewish Community Center. We are a membership-based community center located on a secure, verant 52 acre campus in the heart of Bellevue with easy access to Percy Warner Park, West Meade, Hillwood, Belle Meade, Sylvan Park, Franklin, Forest Hills, and Green Hills.

Our JCC Facility includes:

4 indoor and outdoor pools (including two saltwater pools)

Multiple age-appropriate modern outdoor play areas to further strengthen the bonds of friendship through play.

Outdoor exploration opportunities for your child.

New Ropes Course on campus!

These are just a few of the highlights of what the Gordon JCC has to offer the Nashville community!