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Preschool Director
JCC of Stamford
1035 Newfield Ave
Stamford, CT 06905

Principal Responsibilities:

The Founding Director of The JCC Preschool at Greenwich Reform Synagogue will develop and oversee an exciting new preschool with the potential for 50+ children and have the opportunity to build a team of deeply committed and loving early learning staff team. This position requires an energetic and motivated individual willing to do whatever it takes including in-classroom responsibilities. This is a full-time, 12-month position and is supervised by the Associate Executive Director of the Stamford JCC, and collaborates cooperatively with the Greenwich Reform Synagogue staff.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:
Planning and Administration
Develop a strong vision for the future of the JCC preschool that aligns with the Stamford JCC mission
Assist in the development of the Preschool budget in consultation with the AED and JCC leadership, including obtaining approval for all hiring and payroll decisions
Ensure compliance with CT OES licensing requirements JCC policies
Oversee safety procedures and security practices

Curriculum, Programming and Environment
 Assist in the development and implementation of a comprehensive Early Childhood program with emphasis on age-appropriate play-based curriculum, based on Jewish Values and Ideals
 Support the teaching teams in structuring classroom routines and problem-solve any challenges
 Create a warm, nurturing and safe environment in which children, parents and teachers are treated with respect
 Cultivate and maintain solid parent partnerships through open door, responsive, proactive communication
 Evaluate program participation and enrollment trends and implement adjustments as needed
 Review student development with teachers and identify appropriate programs/resources to address any issues

Leadership and Personnel
 Recruit and hire new teaching staff as needed within annual budget guidelines
 Conduct staff orientations and lead weekly team and monthly staff meetings

 Fill in as classroom teacher when needed including as teacher/director in early years

 Prepare written performance evaluations and conduct reviews annually
 Provide training opportunities to meet OES requirements
 Design Professional Development opportunities for staff to develop their expertise
 Identify, hire and oversee activity specialists for preschool programs
 Ensure that teaching staff are familiar with the JCC culture

Marketing and Recruitment
 Meet with prospective parents and conduct school tours
 Plan and implement a calendar of activities for preschool families, including initial orientation to promote integration into the school and inclusion within the JCC
 With Marketing and Graphic Design staff, prepare marketing strategies and materials (newsletters, social media, and website updates) for preschool and family programs and activities
 Evaluate effectiveness of all preschool marketing and outreach efforts

Stamford JCC roles:

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Agency Information:

JCC of Stamford

1035 Newfield Ave

Stamford, CT 06905

Posiition Located at:

Greenwich Reform Synagogue

92 Orchard St

Cos Cob, CT 06807