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Threes Room Co-Teacher - Goldman Family Preschool
Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine
1342 Congress St
Portland, ME 04102

Principal Responsibilities:

Job description:

Goldman Family Preschool is hiring a full-time year-round Co-teacher for our Nursery Threes classroom. Seeking ideal candidates able to work collaboratively on a co-teaching team, be open-minded, flexible, and have strong interpersonal and classroom management skills.

Program Information:

We are a NAEYC accredited program. Through the 'High Scope' curriculum, combined with a Reggio Emilia approach, we offer child centered, family-oriented programs for 6 weeks old to 5 years old. Our curriculum exposes children to a broad range of experiences, including meaningful Jewish cultural exploration. Educated and trained professionals bring deep commitment and a love of children to our classrooms. We foster a child's natural instincts and curiosity by providing a nurturing, comfortable, joyful and developmentally appropriate environment.

Schedule and Responsibilities:

The hours during the School Calendar Year will be full time Monday-Friday scheduled between the hours of 7:45am - 5:00pm. This teaching position includes working full time during the academic year and full time for a minimum of four weeks in the summer program. We offer 11- or 12-month work agreement each year. We will be holding interviews throughout October into November. This position starts as soon as November 1, 2023.

Hours: This is a full-time, non-exempt position requiring the time commitment necessary to satisfactorily complete job requirements. Attendance and participation during all Professional Development, School Events and Meetings/Planning time are part of this position and required.

Start Date: Nov/Dec 2023

Salary:$37,440-$41,600 and based on experience. The JCA offers a competitive benefits package that includes generous programmatic discounts, 11 Federal Holidays and up to 10 Jewish holidays off each year, employer-provided Dental Insurance and Long-and Short-term disability coverage, as well as 90% of individual health insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan.

How to Apply

All applications should include your cover letter, resume, and three professional references, and apply to the school director Wendy at

The JCA offers a competitive benefits package that includes partial contribution toward individual health insurance, dental, and vision. Employer paid short and long-term disability and life insurance, and generous paid time off. Programmatic discounts are also available. The holiday schedule will follow the JCA preschool and includes several Jewish holidays as well as Federal Holidays when they fall during regularly scheduled work time.

The JCA is a collegial, familial work environment, dedicated to measurable outcomes and the highest level of programmatic excellence in serving our community.

Resumes will be reviewed as they are received.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Minimum Qualifications:


$35,000 - $45,000

Agency Information:

The Jewish Community Alliance (JCA) is a nonprofit organization serving the Jewish community of Southern Maine by providing educational and social programming and fundraising. Our mission is to enhance and promote Jewish life and continuity locally, in Israel and throughout the world, and to generate financial resources to develop, provide and support diverse programs, education and services in order to accomplish these goals.

As a combined Jewish Federation, Jewish Community Center and Jewish Family Services program, the JCA is here to be a resource for the entire Southern Maine community.

Thanks to the dedication of our staff and the unwavering support of our network, the JCA impacts our community in many ways. Working with an array of organizations and local congregations, we function as the hub of Jewish programming in Southern Maine.