Southern Teachers is assisting Beth Yeshurun Day School (BYDS) with its search for an Early Childhood Director to oversee day-to-day operations of the pre-school program. Reporting to the Assistant Head of School, the Director will work in tandem with other school directors and administrators to ensure the united vision of BYDS is carried through, as the preschool is an integral component to the success of the overall school.
The Early Childhood Director will build a strong, unified team focused on the school’s mission, present leadership skills for ongoing transformation and innovation, and build positive relationships with parents, and organize parent education programming. He or she will keep current on developmentally appropriate practices and educational trends; oversee curriculum development with elements of Jewish culture; demonstrate skills in planning, scheduling, record keeping, classroom environmental design and arrangement, classroom management, the physical safety of children, and communication with parents and colleagues; cultivate a professional climate that commands respect from and inspires confidence in faculty; supervise and evaluate staff objectively and hold them accountable for expected results; and create and maintain the school environment with a sense of humor and enthusiasm. The Director will understand budgetary responsibilities with the goal of a fiscally sound program; work with multiple deadlines of varying nature encompassing programmatic, budgetary, and employment needs; coordinate all programming aspects of the preschool; and maintain and implement procedures with the highest standards for the health and safety of the children ensuring they are under supervision at all times.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record as an outstanding early childhood educator, exceptional organizational and communication skills, experience with supervision of staff, knowledge of budgeting and fiscal oversight, and prior management experience in a child care facility. He or she must understand the importance of compliance with all NAYEC Standards and State of Texas licensing requirements.
Celebrating over 65 years of Jewish education in Houston, Beth Yeshurun Day School combines Jewish tradition with innovation to create an extraordinary dual program. Families join our school to be a part of a welcoming, nurturing community and families stay for the individualized instruction through small classes.
To apply, please complete the online Application ( https://southernteachers.com/new-candidate) to become a Southern TeachersCandidate and submit a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for this position, which begins in July 2018.