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Educational Director

As the first settlement house in the nation and for over 130 years, University Settlement has been empowering New York residents by building on their strengths through comprehensive, quality services that meet the current needs of the community; innovation that anticipates future needs; and advocacy to improve the community as a whole.

Located on the NYU campus, Creative Steps offers a play-based, child-centered curriculum with fun and diverse enrichment classes for children 12 months through 4 years including one full day DOE-funded UPK classroom. As the Education Director, you will oversee staffing and curriculum to ensure proper coverage and compliance with program and funders' standards. You will play a pivotal role in mentoring and supporting teaching staff in meeting children's needs through differentiated instruction and ensure they are collaborating with support service staff.


What You Will Be Doing:

  • Manage staffing, paperwork and curriculum to ensure proper coverage and compliance and program standards
  • Maintain high-quality programming with evidence-based curricular and child outcomes
  • Guide teaching staff on implementing lesson plans and responding to the social and emotional needs of children
  • Collaborate with management and teaching staff to provide continuous services to children and families
  • Develop and implement weekly staff meetings
  • Responsible for coordinating regular in-service training and bi-annual staff evaluations

What We Are Looking For:

  • You have a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education with NYS Early Childhood Teacher Certification
  • You have 3+ years of combined experience as a teacher and/or early childhood supervisor
  • You're a leader, mentor, coach, and able to inspire others.
  • You thrive in a busy environment and able to shift gears when needed.
  • You are willing to be an advocate for your program, participants and community.
  • You have a strong commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Why you should join our team:

  • You're part of a mission-driven organization that empowers and advocates for the community
  • 20 Vacation; 12 sick days, and 2 personal days
  • Comprehensive medical and dental coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account and Pre- Tax Commuter Program
  • 403b retirement plan with up to a 6% employer match

Hours: 35 hours per week


Contact: Submit cover letter and resume to APPLY

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