Jewish Community Center Curriculum Coordinator, Godine Early Learning Center in Newton, Massachusetts

Principal Responsibilities:

The Curriculum Coordinator of the Godine JCC Early Learning Center (Newton) is a key member of the ELC management team and a key member of the ELC team. The Coordinator must be able to oversee all phases of school operations as the back-up administrator of early childhood care and education for nearly 180 children enrolled on a daily or part-week schedule on a full or school year basis.

The Curriculum Coordinator has a lead role in a team that includes two Co-Directors, two Curriculum Coordinators, two Child Development Specialists, and 16 preschool classroom educators.Along with the Co-Directors, it is his/her responsibility to ensure that educational foundation of the program is cohesive, that the teaching staff has shared goals and understandings, and promotes a consistent philosophical approach to educational practice, customer service, and professional collaboration. The Curriculum Coordinator must be committed to building and supporting relationships in the context of positive and forward thinking interactions throughout the Early Learning Center community.

Minimum Qualifications:

Infant/Toddler or Preschool and Director I certification with the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care

  • Must be an excellent communicator, both written and oral, and demonstrate this in work with parents, teachers and colleagues in a manner that inspires and supports collaboration.

  • Must be able to work effectively and collaboratively with the ELC directors

  • Must be able to juggle many, sometimes competing, priorities including teaching in a classroom, providing feedback to staff and/or parents in a timely manner and being available and present to staff and families.

  • Must be interested in ongoing learning, especially in the areas of Judaic curriculum and best practices in early childhood education and development.

  • Must maintain current first-aid and CPR certifications.

Represent the mission and values of the JCC Early Learning Center to parents, staff and those who inquire

Agency Information:

The Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston is dedicated to advancing the aspirations of families and individuals to enrich their lives, bodies and sprits, by providing the best in contemporary programs and experiences informed by Jewish values, for today's Jews and the people in their lives.

The JCC Early Learning Centers strive to nurture children, embrace families, mentor teachers and create a caring and vibrant Jewish community. We recognize each child's unique and special abilities and encourage appreciation and acceptance of all. We develop a warm, nurturing relationship with children and their families, which is how we show them that we care deeply about them.

Date Posted: 09/06/2018

Title: Curriculum Coordinator, Godine Early Learning Center

JCC: JCC Greater Boston

Location: Newton, MA