St. Paul JCC Needs Early Childhood Center Director

Job Title

Early Childhood Center Director

Organization Name:

St. Paul Jewish Community Center

Job Type:



Depending on Qualifications


Open until filled

Job Summary/Description:

The Early Childhood Center Director is responsible for developing and implementing the vision for the St. Paul JCC Early Childhood Program (ECC). The Director is responsible for creating a culture and atmosphere that helps children and families grow, learn and excel. This position directly supervises the professional staff, and is accountable for fiscal efficiency and effective management including: planning, organizing and directing all operational procedures, policies and practices for the ECC. The Early Childhood Center Director is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Director of Youth & Children’s Services.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Functions:

  • Create overall strategic vision of the ECC
  • Oversee the development, implementation and evaluation of culture, programs and policies that advance the vision of the ECC and guide the professional staff in the fulfillment of that vision
  • Lead and manage the daily operations of the ECC including:
  • Staffing
    o Curriculum and program development
    o Trainings and professional development
    o Facility and safety
    o Student records
    o Marketing and communications in coordination with the Marketing department
    o Camp Centerland (summer program)
  • Recruit, hire, train and evaluate full-time and part-time professional staff, including the Early Childhood Assistant Director(s), teachers, aides and support staff; Maintain a staff structure that supports the efficient and highest quality delivery of programs
  • Work with senior management to develop realistic annual budgets and make sound financial decisions
  • Create an inclusive community by working with the JCC Inclusion Coordinator and assisting families in learning to use community, state and federal resources to advocate for new or needed services
  • Ensure program compliance, at all levels, with the JCC’s policies and procedures as well as federal, state and local laws and NAEYC standards
  • Supervise the development and implementation of Jewish early childhood curricula
  • Work closely with the assigned public health nurse and state licensor
  • Actively participate as a member of the JCC staff team: attend staff meetings; work collaboratively on and participate in agency projects, functions and events

Experience and Qualification Requirements:

Required Competencies:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven attention to detail, time management and problem-solving skills
  • Positive attitude and dedication to providing exceptional customer service
  • Commitment to the highest professional and ethical standards

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or other related fields
  • 5 years of professional experience in supervisory and leadership roles
  • Ability to meet NAEYC director qualifications
  • Deep commitment to the mission of the JCC and the ability to effectively communicate the JCC’s core values to children, staff and parents
  • Proven leadership skills and the ability to motivate staff to work towards common performance objectives
  • Experience and passion for working with children, birth to 5 years old
  • Experience developing and implementing creative programming for young children

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Knowledge of Judaism
  • Experience working in or with the Jewish community

How To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to Regan McCormack, Human Resources Coordinator, at [email protected].