Bronx House

Job Title

EDUCATIONAL DIRECTOR (Full Time)

Job Description

Bronx House proudly offers a Pre-k For All (PKA) program in conjunction with the NYC Department of Education. Our PKA program offers a warm, nurturing, stimulating atmosphere where children can expand their skill set and discover the joys of learning in a classroom setting.

The Educational Director will work in conjunction with the Early Childhood Center Director to ensure that the program’s educational philosophy and teaching practices are in alignment with the local, state, and federal regulations as well as policies regarding the needs and interests of the Bronx House PKA students and their families.

  REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
  • Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • NYS Early Childhood Certification in Early Childhood Education (Birth –Grade2, N-2, N-6)
  • Minimum of two years of classroom experience in an Early Childhood setting.
  • At least one year in a leadership role as it relates to the education of young children
  • Demonstrated capacity in planning age-appropriate classroom activities, observing children’s behaviors, and professionally engaging with parents, and colleagues.
  • Knowledge of Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core (PKFCC).
  • Knowledge of Teaching Strategies GOLD and best practices in authentic assessments.


REQUIRED CORE COMPETENCIES:
 
  • Assist the Early Childhood Center Director in the planning, and supervising of the Bronx House PKA program in accordance with the policies and philosophies of Bronx House and the NYC Department of Education.
  • Working collaboratively with the Early Childhood Center Director as pertains to areas of the curriculum to ensure that the philosophy continues to align with the expectations of the Department of Education and the developmental needs of the children served. Observing, coaching, and providing ongoing feedback and suggestions to teachers concerning their teaching practices.
  • Overseeing implementation, completion and professional development around authentic assessments.
  • Reviewing unit and lesson plans, and offering feedback and assistance.
  • Selection of exemplar lesson plans for the Bronx House professional development library.
  • Creating Professional Development workshops to ensure that teachers' knowledge and practice meet the mandates of the Department of Education, and that they learn and can use strategies to implement best practices in classroom.
  • Modeling of appropriate behavior for children, parents, and other staff.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Salary Information

Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm- 12 month position

To Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to Earlychildhood@bronxhouse.org. Put in the subject area the title of the position that you are interested in obtaining. No phone calls please


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