The Edlavitch DCJCC is a nonprofit organization and equal opportunity employer.
Immediate Staff Openings:
Early Childhood Educator
Reports to: Lauren Eskovitz, Preschool Director
Full-Time Position: 40 hours / week
The Edlavitch DCJCC Preschool is seeking full-time early childhood teachers for our year-round program. The EDCJCC Preschool follows a play-based, constructivist/Reggio Emilia inspired curriculum. We are a Jewish preschool that celebrates Jewish holidays and emphasizes Jewish values. We are in the heart of Washington DC and enjoy the benefit of allowing our students to explore the neighborhood. We are looking for dedicated early childhood educators who are inspired by exploration, investigation, and observation and who are excited to meet children where they are and help them get where they need to go.
Responsibilities and Duties:
1. In conjunction with your co-teachers, follow and develop developmentally appropriate, constructivist curriculum that includes best-practices for early childhood education while interweaving Jewish content. This includes:
• Creating a learning space that promotes curiosity, discovery, independence, self-esteem and creativity.
• Creating and documenting units of study by drawing on children’s natural curiosity and sense of wonder.
• Being present with children, asking questions, listening and honoring their thoughts and ideas.
• Teaching Jewish content to support children’s Jewish learning and identity.
2. Document children’s learning through tools such as portfolios, visuals and written reflections, as well as provide daily communication with parents.
3. Attend, assist, and participate in staff workshops, meetings, trainings and performance reviews.
4. Work in a partnership that includes staff, parents and children.
5. Fulfill all licensing requirements from OSSE and NAEYC.
Qualifications and Skills:
Candidates must have:
• A college degree (BA/BS or CDA) or higher in early childhood education/child development.
• Classroom experience working with a mixed age group, 2-5 years of age.
• A demonstrated understanding of the different developmental stages of two-, three-, four-, and five-year-olds, and effective ways to support their social and emotional development.
• Experience developing and delivering age-appropriate curriculum and tracking children’s progress.
• Strong group management skills.
• Exceptional classroom and time management skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Judaic knowledge or a willingness to learn and implement Judaic culture into the classroom.
Compensation & Benefits
• Compensation is commensurate with experience
• Health/dental insurance
• Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
To apply, please send a cover letter indicating why you think you would be a good fit for this position and a resume to email@example.com
Jewish Cooking Mastered Part-Time Project Coordinator
EntryPointDC – the Edlavitch DCJCC’s program for Jewish adults in their 20s and 30s – is looking for an energetic, hard-working part-time Project Coordinator to manage the Jewish Cooking Mastered Program.
EntryPointDC (EPDC) is the 20s and 30s program of the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center for Jewish young adults and their friends. EntryPointDC is committed to helping Jewish adults in their 20s and 30s in the DC metro-area build and maintain a Jewish identity and a connection to the community through social and educational programming. For this program, EPDC is collaborating with NOVA Tribe Series, a grassroots program providing innovative events in Northern Virginia for 20s and 30s Jews which seeks to create an active and engaged young professional Jewish community in Northern Virginia.
About the Jewish Cooking Mastered program:
EntryPointDC and NOVA Tribe Series will be piloting a cooking class series and peer-to-peer holiday meals programs. The program will consist of three cohorts of 10-12 young adults that will participate in four cooking classes. Throughout the series, they will learn from local chefs and bloggers how to craft traditional dishes with a modern twist while studying the history and rituals of each dish. They will also participate in chef demos, food tastings, Shabbat dinners and more with their cohort group throughout the winter and spring 2020. Select members from each cohort will receive funding to host holiday meals in their homes for their peers and the young adult Jewish community in the spring and fall 2020.
About the position:
This position will be a part-time temporary contract position that will report to the Director of EntryPointDC of the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center, and work collaboratively with the Director of EntryPointDC, the Director of Development and Marketing, and the EntryPointDC Committee of the EDCJCC Board of Directors. The Jewish Cooking Mastered Coordinator will conceptualize and implement Jewish Cooking Mastered programming and engage and guide program participants.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Staffing Jewish Cooking Mastered classes and activities during weekday evenings and some weekends maintaining regular communication with the Director of EntryPointDC on programming ideas and initiatives.
- Aiding in the hiring of chefs and instructors for cooking classes and activities, researching and booking cooking class venues, ordering supplies.
- Co-creating a replicable Jewish Cooking Mastered Guide by the project end.
- Collaborating, building, and maintaining strong relationships with and coordinating co- sponsorships with local chefs, venues, and community partners.
- Working with the Marketing Department to develop creative briefs that inform the creation of flyers, postcards, and other advertising materials as well as strategies for promoting events online.
- Working with the Development Department to fulfill all reporting requirements of Jewish Cooking Mastered Series, per the grantor agreement.
- Updating Jewish Cooking Mastered content on the EntryPointDC webpage page and calendar on the EDCJCC website.
- Developing and maintaining the Jewish Cooking Mastered budget, including tracking income and expenditures, monthly variances and cash tracking.
- Managing ticket sales to programs or events.
- Communicating with and building relationships with Jewish Cooking Mastered participants and Jewish Cooking Mastered Holiday Meal Hosts and acts as a resource for program participants.
- Recruiting and coordinating volunteers to serve at Jewish Cooking Mastered activities.
- Other tasks as assigned.
Duration: This is a time bound project. The bulk of the work will be performed December 2019-April 2020 with less work occurring in the summer and fall 2020. Start and end dates are negotiable.
We want to hear from you if you have:
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Excellent writing and communication skills.
- Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
- Demonstrates outstanding time management skills.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram), and Google applications.
- Interest in food or cooking.
- Interest or experience in event planning and program management.
This is a contracted position for a total amount of $7,000. No benefits are included with this position
To apply, interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Stacy Miller, Director of EntryPointDC, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Edlavitch DCJCC is an inclusive and equal opportunity Employer.