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Director, Early Learning Center
Springfield JCC
1160 Dickinson St
Springfield, MA 01108

Principal Responsibilities:

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Early Learning Center (ELC) Director serves as the primary administrator and quality compliance staff member for the Early Learning Center at the Springfield JCC.

Working with the JCC's executive team, the Director will develop and implement a vision for excellence in early childhood education. Additionally, this position will be a thought leader and expert in early childhood education, staying abreast of literature, best practices and developments in the field.

In addition, this role will involve a significant emphasis on compliance around the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and other accreditation/licensing bodies' guidelines.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Administration

Communication & Conflict Resolution

Management & Professional Development

Minimum Qualifications:

Personal Qualities

Must be physically able to perform the job of a teacher of young children. Must have a warm, supportive attitude toward children. Must be reliable and considerate. Must be flexible in receiving assignments or adapting to changes in the program. Must be willing to accept feedback to improve work performance. The ideal candidate is a creative problem solver and able to think outside the box.

Physical Demands

Performing the duties of this job requires the employee to regularly move from standing to crouching, sitting on the floor, and back to standing. The employee will use their hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and see, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to carry children of up to 40lbs. This job's specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

REQUIREMENTS:

 Associate's, Bachelor's, or Advanced Degree in ECE and at least nine months work experience in related age groups.

OR

 Associate's, Bachelor's, or Advanced Degree in ECE-Related Field plus 12 ECE Credits, in addition to 4 CEUs or 3 Credits in Child Care (Early Childhood) Administration, 4 CEUs or 3 Credits in a Child Care (Early Childhood) Leadership Course, and 15 months work experience in related age groups.

 An Educator does not need to work as an EEC Certified Lead Teacher prior to obtaining Director certification.

Salary:

65,000 - 75,000

Agency Information:

Who We Are:

The mission of the Springfield Jewish Community Center enriches community and nurtures wellness through physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual programs and services. The JCC is guided by Jewish values, welcoming and respecting people of all abilities, ages, backgrounds, identities, and faiths.

The Springfield JCC is both a recreational and learning facility. Located on the Longmeadow/Springfield line, the J is a non-profit organization offering programs for all ages, including preschool, youth and teen programs, adult life programs, senior adult life programs, and is home to the JCC Health & Fitness Center. Everyone, including the general public, is welcome at the Springfield JCC.

If you have not seen our facilities, we invite you to take a tour. Stop by or call (413) 739-4715.