Full Time

Director, Congregation Beth Elohim Early Learning Center

Congregation Beth Elohim 133 Prospect St, Acton MA

The Early Learning Center is operated by Congregation Beth Elohim, an egalitarian and inclusive community synagogue. Independent and non-affiliated, we welcome diversity in our membership and our employees. We are committed to building and maintaining an anti-racist, non-discriminatory Jewish community. Located in Acton MA in a lovely setting, this year-round program currently serves a population of families having both Jewish and non-Jewish religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. Our preschool welcomes children aged 15 months through age five into our four classrooms, each full of natural light and supplied with a rich array of materials. We have an outstanding staff of 14 dedicated teachers representing over 100 years of combined early childhood education experience. The program’s play-based curriculum provides children with engaging experiences that respect both Judaic values and the diverse cultures that make up our student body. Additional information about our program and our congregation can be found at www.cbeelc.org and on the congregation’s website www.bethelohim.org.

Job Responsibilities:
We are seeking an experienced early childhood professional who will work collaboratively with the Congregation’s professional staff (Rabbi, Cantor, Religious School Director, and Administrator), volunteer leadership (Board of Directors, Preschool Advisory Council), and teaching staff. Major areas of responsibility and typical activities within each area will include:

> Preschool management and operations.
>> Maintain strong relationships with families.
>> Be actively involved in each classroom.
>> Oversee daily operations and assure that all policies and licensing regulations are followed.
>> Grow enrollment and actively take part in marketing the program.
>> Manage and monitor budget.

> Preschool faculty management and leadership.
>> Provide vision, leadership, mentoring and supervision to staff.
>> Oversee staff professional development and program curriculum.

> Cross-community coordination.
>> Collaborate with Congregation professional and lay leadership to create preschool programming
that reflects the Congregation’s themes and principles based on enduring Jewish values
>> Coordinate preschool activities with broader programs involving the Religious School and other
Congregation activities intended for families with young children.
>> Work within the Congregational structure and maintain ties to the outside community.

Further information can be requested by email from the search committee at elcsearch@bethelohim.org

Qualifications
> B.A./B.S. or M.A. in Early Childhood Education or related field (Master’s preferred).
> EEC Director 2 certification preferred.
> Experience as a director of an early education program.
> Background in Jewish early childhood education or a willingness to learn.
> Experience providing leadership in a diverse community and personal commitment to fostering the
congregation’s mission of diversity and inclusion, see www.bethelohim.org/mission-and-vision.

Preferred start date: July 1, 2021

How to apply:
Congregation Beth Elohim is an equal opportunity employer and is deeply committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusiveness and seeks to create a pluralistic community for all staff and congregants. BIPOC, immigrants, women, individuals with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals are encouraged to apply. Please send a resume and cover letter to elcsearch@bethelohim.org.

ELC Search Committee
133 Prospect Street
Acton, MA 01720

 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree + Advanced Degree Preferred and 3-5 years of experience.