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Educational Director

Supervisor: Program Director


Overview: University Settlement is one of New York City's most dynamic social justice institutions, with an impressive legacy as the first settlement house in the nation. For 130 years, University Settlement has been an anchor in the low-income and immigrant communities where we work, offering pioneering programs in early childhood care and education, youth development, eviction prevention, literacy, theater and visual arts, senior services, and mental health. Each year, we engage over 40,000 New Yorkers through our network of 31 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower the individuals we serve through comprehensive, quality services that strengthen families and meet the current needs of the community.

Park Slope North is a part of the University Settlement network of Early Childhood programs Park Slope North is a culturally and economically diverse preschool located in the heart of the vibrant Park Slope neighborhood in Brooklyn.


Responsibilities:

  • Oversee classroom staffing, paperwork and curriculum to ensure proper coverage and compliance with DOHMH and Head Start regulations
  • Oversee and maintain the implementation of high quality programming with evidence-based curricular and child outcomes, including lesson planning, observations, portfolios and Parent/Teacher conferences
  • Provide guidance, training and coaching to teaching staff on implementing lesson plans and responding to the social emotional needs of children
  • Develop and implement weekly staff meetings
  • Responsible for coordinating yearly in-service trainings and biannual staff evaluations
  • Provide any necessary reporting to Directors to meet Administration for Children Services requirement and attend required ACS training for Educational Coordinators/Directors
  • Support staff in meeting the individual needs of children through individualize planning, including involving their families
  • Ensure that teachers are working in collaboration with other support services such as Mental Health and Special Needs to support the needs of children and families
  • Support the Program Director in recruitment, enrollment and administrative tasks 
  • Assist with the review of program practices and update program plans, policies and procedures
  • Work with management and teaching staff to provide continuous services to children and families
  • Responsible for upholding Center's philosophy and ensure proper communication with staff
  • Other relevant duties as requested by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Early Childhood Education with NYS Early Childhood Teacher Certification required
  • Three to five years of combined experience as a teacher and/or early childhood administrator/supervisor
  • Must have good computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft excel and good communication skills 
  • Knowledge of Teaching Strategy Gold Online Child Tracking System preferred

Hours: Full Time


Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience, plus benefits package


Contact: Please submit a cover letter and resume. APPLY

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