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Managing Director of Early Childhood Education
YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood
54 Nagle Ave
New York, NY 10040

Principal Responsibilities:

The YM&YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood seeks a visionary educator to become the
Director of Early Childhood Education who will build upon our high quality and success. The
Director will possess creativity, passion, and strong management skills to actively promote a
comfortable and nurturing environment where every child, teacher, and family is treated with
dignity and respect in a friendly, personalized manner. The Director is responsible for
programs that include the nursery school and New York City-funded pre-K.3, which adheres to
the city's curriculum requirements and guidelines.

Our Early Childhood Programs provide developmentally appropriate opportunities for children
to socialize and learn together. Our primary objective is to foster each child's social, emotional,
physical, and cognitive growth. Our child-centered curriculum is built upon observing and
understanding each child's skill and interest level and basing the curriculum on those
observations. We encourage curiosity and enthusiasm through exploration and discovery. Our
nurturing atmosphere allows for developing self-confidence, self-respect, and concern for
others. Additionally, through play, children learn the values of friendship, honesty, sharing
responsibility, and cooperation. We strive to prepare children with the knowledge and skills
necessary to enter their next stage of development and education with confidence and
enthusiasm for learning.

As part of our commitment to Jewish life, we infuse our program with the essence of Jewish
heritage. We embrace the diversity of traditions, stories, and celebrations, fostering a deep
connection to identity and culture. Through experiential learning, we aim to kindle a love for
Jewish values, history, and rituals that will accompany these young learners on their journey
forward.

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This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities,
duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other functions and responsibilities
may change or may be assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function
satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform essential functions.

YM&YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals
regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability,
veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

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Salary:

$115,00-$130,000

Agency Information:

Established in 1917 as one of the first Jewish community centers in New York City, the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood (the Y) is a thriving and visionary not-for-profit human services organization in Northern Manhattan. We welcome people of diverse ethnicities and all ages, from pre-school to older adults, into the Y family with a wide range of educational, recreational and social services and programs that focus on improving the quality of their lives. With a long and distinguished history, the Y is a multi-service community center that is well known for its nurturing environment and non-judgmental philosophy.