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Director of Early Childhood Center
Riverdale YM-YWHA
5625 Arlington Ave
Bronx, NY 10471

JCC Info:

The Riverdale Y is a 75,000 sq. ft. Jewish Community Center that supports the community at large through an array of social, educational, recreational, cultural, and wellness programming for children and adults of all ages. The Y features an early childhood center, summer day camps and after school programs, active senior center, a robust performing arts center, and health & wellness center that includes cardio and free weight studios, group exercise classes, full sized gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna and massage therapy.

Principal Responsibilities:

Overview of Position

The Riverdale YM-YWHA (Riverdale Y) seeks an Early Childhood Center Director to lead our program and presence from a respected preschool into a local leader in early childhood learning. The director will possess vision, creativity, energy and strong management skills to lead and expand our school of approximately 60 children. The ECC Director will also supervise our early childhood summer camp director (Camp Kulanu), as well as participate in community wide holidays, activities, and events.

We are looking for a hands-on leader to nurture our community of Preschool families and cultivate a strong sense of engagement between students, parents, teachers, and the Riverdale Y as a whole. The individual will function as an integral member of The Riverdale Y Senior Leadership team. This is a year-round position with options for generous summer vacation.

Primary responsibilities include:

Division of Duties:

Teacher Supervision (25%)

Curriculum & Program (20%)

Parents & Families (25%)

School Administration (20%)

Riverdale Y Management (10%)

Benefits include health and life insurance, agency contributions to a Defined Contribution plan, free family membership to The Riverdale Y (including state-of-the-art fitness center and indoor swimming pool) and discounts on Riverdale Y programs and classes. Generous holiday and vacation time. Position reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

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