The Katmint Learning Initiative seeks a full-time, dedicated Educational Director to join our growing program. The Director will guide and shape the learning environment for students ages 2 years to 5 years at the Macdonough Street location [506 Macdonough Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233]. Successful candidates are creative organizers and thinkers who are passionate about designing and facilitating interactive learning and development experiences, such as: read-alouds, classroom rituals, hands-on art-making, and math games. The Director will respond to student interests by creating emergent curriculum themes as appropriate and with the support of Lead Teaching Faculty. This role requires working closely with the executive director and other administrative staff. The Director will communicate and build strong relationships with families, must be energetic, employ humor, and exude professionalism. We seek an educator looking to join and contribute to a dynamic faculty.
The ideal candidate:
Seeks consistent personal and professional growth.
Possesses a willingness to try new strategies, including approaches to lesson plans, pedagogy, and classroom management.
Exhibits confidence in leadership, collaboration, and teamwork.
Has experience working in diverse learning environments.
Communicates effectively and clearly in both written and oral communication.
Is familiar with and energized by facilitating a play-based learning environment.
Designs engaging curriculum and is inspired to implement emergent curriculum.
Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills, patience, and flexibility.
Develops and sustains partnerships with students’ families.
Has worked successfully with children ages 6 months to 5 years.
Displays positivity and enthusiasm.
The Educational Director's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Classroom and administrative duties.
Multi-tasking, delegation, and setting and meeting due dates.
Integrating real-world learning and the surrounding community into the units of study, lessons, and classroom culture.
Co-creating and sustaining a clean, tidy, and organized classroom.
Maintaining a classroom budget.
Monthly bulletin-board updates.
Connecting and partnering with parents in various ways, such as email exchanges and parent conferences.
The Katmint Learning Initiative is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field of study
New York State Teaching Certification in Early Childhood Education or the equivalent. Initial or Professional licensing.
2 years of relevant experience
Infant, Adult CPR/ First Aid Certification
Knowledge of Department of Health Code Article 47
Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Google DRIVE.
Additional Salary Information: Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance offered.
PTO (Vacation, Sick, Personal, Bereavement, Holiday)
Sign on bonus.
Internal Number: 1
About The Katmint Learning Initiative
The Katmint Learning Initiative is a progressive preschool that offers emergent curriculum enriched by both student-led and teacher-guided activities. Our school environment is structured, play-based and whole-child centered. We believe that creativity, community, and a love of learning are integral to a humanistic and thriving school culture. Therefore, we incorporate multiple philosophies, such as Bank Street, Montessori, and emergent curriculum into our primarily play-based curriculum. We are small yet growing program, and we are known for our civic-mindedness, flexibility, and diverse school community. The Katmint currently serves children ages 6 months and up.
Founded in 2013 by two parents who saw the need for a preschool alternative for families in the Bedford–Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn that offered quality enrichment, affordability, and flexibility to compliment the complex working schedules of parents in New York City. Over the last 6 years, The Katmint Learning Initiative has grown and developed from a small playgroup of 1 to 2 students to a full-day independent preschool in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn.