Assistant Director, Helen Diller Family Preschool - The Jewish Community Center of San Franicsco (San Francisco)

Type: Full-Time

County: San Francisco

Agency: The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

Agency Description:

Urban and inclusive, the JCCSF celebrates our vibrant city and its people. We explore Jewish culture and traditions as a pathway for joyful, meaningful living. We're a community for everyone, using the power of gathering together to share, inspire, support and restore. All are welcome.


The Assistant Director assists the Preschool Site Director in managing the preschool in accordance with the JCCSFs vision for excellence in early childhood education. The Assistant Director supports the oversight of day-to-day operations of the preschool program including family engagement, coaching and mentoring of educational staff, and coordination and oversight of services for children with Special Rights.

Job Responsibilities


  • Support the implementation of the Reggio Emilia inspired and Jewish Curriculum in accordance with the mission, philosophy and goals of the Claude and Louise Rosenberg Early Childhood Education Program.

  • Collaborate with the Site Director to ensure health and safety practices as well as the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of children is maintained.

  • Assist Site Director in implementing policies and procedures, addressing all program related emergencies, and assuming oversight of the school in the absence of the Site Director

  • Oversee all scheduling needs when staff are absent and ensure that coverage is maintained to meet the staff: child ratio needs throughout the day.

  • Oversee all elements of the Enrichment Train walking and coverage needs for our Extended Day Program

  • Manage all elements of diversity of learning that include social, cognitive, and behavioral concerns for children. This includes but is not limited to coordinating services, scheduling observations, facilitating meetings and referring families to outside services and providing strategies for teachers.


  • Provide support, guidance, and feedback to ECE staff in their planning and implementing of the curriculum, organizational systems, and maintenance of the environment.

  • Directly supervise staff in the classroom and yard and report to site director any challenges or concerns

  • Work collaboratively with the Site Director to evaluate and mentor teachers including assisting with Annual Staff Evaluations.

  • Meet with teaching teams weekly to reflect, revisit, and analyze teaching practices and classroom experiences using teachers documentation and children's work.

  • Track team meetings by taking notes and maintaining a running record.

  • Support staff by mentoring and observing areas of learning that is specific to individual teaching needs.

  • Support staff in creating a high quality environment by monitoring the classrooms and outdoor spaces to ensure materials are rotated regularly, are appropriate and challenging for children and are in line with our philosophy; and ensure documentation is changed regularly.

  • Support teaching teams in conjunction with the mental health consultant regarding children's development and parental interactions by observing children, providing assistance and participating in child specific meetings as needed.

  • Support new staff with their integration into the preschool.

Children and Families/Children with Special Rights

  • In collaboration with the Site Director, schedule and facilitate meetings with families regarding written observations of their child's development and any support we can offer. This includes referrals to outside services.

  • Maintain an active list of outside resources to refer families.

  • Maintain detailed records of children who have been observed in the classroom, have been referred, or are receiving outside services.


  • Collaborate with Site Director and Studio & Nature Resource Teacher in creating staff meeting agendas and help facilitate staff meetings.

  • Meet with the Site Director weekly to discuss any concerns or needs of the program.

  • Assist Site Director in overseeing the content of ECE Online to ensure that each class is providing this communication for parents in a timely manner.

  • Assist Site Director in leading preschool tours.

  • Assist site director with reviewing the Kindergarten recommendation letters

  • Handle all new hire paperwork both from Licensing and Paycom

  • In collaboration with Administrative Assistant Review and sign off on Payroll bi monthly.


  • Attend preschool events outside of regular hours which may include evening and weekend hours.

  • Participate in JCCSF committee/s as assigned.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned or needed.


  • BA Degree in Early Childhood or related field

  • MA degree a plus in Early Childhood or related field

  • Must have a minimum of 24 units in Early Childhood Education including 4 Administrative units (may be currently enrolled)

  • CA Site Supervisor Permit

  • Minimum of 4 years experience teaching in a Reggio-Emilia inspired preschool classroom

  • Commitment to the mission and values of the JCCSF

  • Knowledge of ages and stages of child development

  • Proven strong, positive relationships with families and children

  • Some teacher training experience

How To Apply

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Application Deadline: 12/1/2018