The Hebrew Educational Society, a thriving multi-service, comprehensive community center located in southeast Brooklyn, provides a diverse array of programs and services within a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment that is inclusive of people of all ages and ability levels. Programs include Early Childhood, After School, Camps, Athletic and Aquatic Activities, Older Adults & People with disabilities.
Our Early Childhood Center currently offers full-day, year-round programming for children ages 3-5 including a NYC Early Learn program, Pre-K for All, extended day services and Summer Camp. The Early Childhood Director provides overall program leadership and supervision, coordinates and implements an age and developmentally appropriate curriculum, engaging in program evaluation and planning as well as training and supervising teachers and support staff. A member of the HES Management Team, the Early Childhood Director reports to the Agency’s Associate Executive Director.
We are seeking a skilled, dedicated early childhood professional who is energetic, creative, enthusiastic and well organized with strong communication and leadership skills. The Director of Early Childhood Education serves as a significant resource to the Center’s families, teachers and wider agency staff so personality strengths of warmth and empathy are important.
Plan, direct and supervise all Early Childhood Department Programs.
Hire and lead a team of early childhood educators that promote each child’s cognitive, language, social-emotional, and motor skill development and who create an environment that fosters respect and builds community.
Ensure compliance with all NYCDOH, Early Learn, PKA, ACS and DOE standards, contracts and reporting.
Oversee the day to day operations of the school.
Maintain regular, consistent, and meaningful communication with parents, staff and colleagues.
Work with managerial, administrative and direct service staff to promote agency goals and standards that includes involvement with agency-wide activities and inter-department projects.
Qualifications and Skills
A. In Education or related field and a New York State Department of Education teacher certification in Early Childhood Education (B-2) or (N,K, Grades 1-6).
Minimum of two years teaching experience in an Early Childhood Program and three years of supervisory experience in an educational setting.
Complies with all Agency, State, City and Federal regulations for a person working in an Early Childhood setting.
Highly knowledgeable in working with Microsoft Office and NYC DOE computer systems.