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Shalom Austin Early Childhood Program Assistant Director in Austin, Texas

About Us

  • We are Shalom Austin, the hub of Jewish life in Central Texas.

  • We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization comprised of the Jewish Community Center (JCC), Jewish Federation, Jewish Family Service (JFS), and the Jewish Foundation.

  • The majority of our programming operates on 40+ beautiful acres on the Dell Jewish Community Campus in the live music capital of the world ? ?weird? Austin, Texas.

  • We are a passionate group of more than 200 staff working on our mission of enhancing the quality of Jewish life in the greater Austin area and around the world through philanthropy, education, social service, culture, spirituality and total wellness.

About You

  • You care about UNITY. You recognize the importance of one team that leverages resources, talents and expertise to achieve a common purpose.

  • You care about EXCELLENCE. You are committed to continual improvement and you consistently set new standards for success.

  • You care about RESPECT. You nurture your workplace through honesty, sincerity and responsibility.

  • You care about CREATIVITY. You approach both opportunities and obstacles with a spirit of flexibility, thinking critically to achieve innovative solutions.

  • You care about INITIATIVE. You are a self-starter, driven to exceed expectations and claim a sense of ownership as you pursue your goals.

  • You care about KNOWLEDGE. You engage in continuous learning and actively seek opportunities that provide professional enrichment and personal fulfillment.

About the Job

We need you to fill the role of Early Childhood Assistant Director. This is a Full-time, Exempt position. You?ll wow us by masterfully performing the following key duties and responsibilities:

  • Works proactively and collaboratively with ECP Administrative staff and ECP Director to create an environment where teachers feel supported and valued and students are able to have an excellent early childhood program experience.

  • Responsible for day to day center staffing, including working collaboratively with the ECP Administrative staff to maintain appropriate staffing in classrooms at all times in accordance with Texas licensing guidelines

  • Works with ECP Administrative Team to coordinate and schedule teacher staff meetings and other meetings with teachers as requested

  • Is responsible for supporting ECP Director to ensure consistent messaging is maintained with all ECP staff and parents

  • Observes teacher classrooms and provides developmental feedback as needed

  • Provides supervisory feedback to teachers and other ECP staff as needed

  • Acts as primary point of contact for parent information and concerns

  • Acts as primary point of contact for teacher information and concerns

  • Works collaboratively with other on site ECP administrator to act as site closing administrator, ensuring appropriate departure of all children and closure of facility for the night

  • Works collaboratively with Human Resources to provide appropriate employee support.

  • Works collaboratively with ECP Director to provide teacher training as needed.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor?s Degree in any field with extensive classroom or educational administrative experience or a degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education.

  • Minimum of 3 years in a licensed and accredited childcare facility, preferably in an administrative role.

  • Experience at the ECP preferred, but not required.

  • Knowledge of state of Texas licensing requirements preferred

  • Computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Suite

  • Understanding of and competence in bookkeeping or accounting

  • A strong understanding of childhood development and early childhood educational philosophies

  • Demonstrated success with proactive, positive and appropriate verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated success with time management and accountability.

  • Demonstrated success maintaining programmatic administration including demonstrated success managing details proactively and effectively.

  • Pass all required criminal history background checks (which may, depending on the position you are hired for, include an FBI fingerprint check).

  • Adhere to our Mission, Core Values, and all HR policies and procedures.

Compensation and Benefits

  • We?ll pay you an Annual salary of $46,500 - $51,000.

  • We offer outstanding medical insurance coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield, and we?ll pay 80% of the premium cost on your behalf.

  • We provide life and long-term disability insurance, and we pay 100% of the cost for you.

  • We will give you lots of paid time off. First-year employees receive: 18 days of paid time off, and more than 15 Jewish and Federal holidays.

  • We?ll offer you up to a 50% discount for your kiddos in our amazing early childhood program, as enrollment allows.

  • We understand that you need a work/life balance and that you have commitments outside of the workplace, so we?ll do our very best to offer you some flexibility in your work schedule.

  • We?ll provide you with the opportunity to make a difference in the Central Texas Jewish community every day.

Due to the high volume of applications received, we cannot respond to individual telephone inquiries about whether or not a position has been filled. Only applicants selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be contacted by phone; all other applicants will be notified by email.

Shalom Austin provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion*, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

*Due to the nature of our organization and the needs of certain positions, there are times when preference is given to applicants who identify as Jewish.