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Associate Director/Lead Teacher
Eatontown, New Jersey
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Early Childhood Educator Job in Eatontown, New Jersey

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Voyagers’ Community School, located in Eatontown, New Jersey, is a progressive, Reggio Inspired, nature and project-based school for children, 3 months to 18 years of age. We are accepting cover letter, resume and a philosophy of education statement for Lead Teachers/Associate Director. Employment will begin on or before December 2017. We will assist with relocation costs if apropos. Leadership and Management: Establish and oversee the daily operations of the classrooms you are assigned to; Regularly evaluate the effectiveness of the program being offered; Lead team meetings with the assistance and guidance of the Pedagogista; Research and maintain current best practices in ECE. Participate in ongoing tasks for the Infant, Toddler and Preschool programs Compose weekly blog, newsletters and other correspondence; Manage the program calendar; Assist in pursuing And maintaining accreditations; Attend and present at professional development workshops and conferences; Oversee the organization and aesthetic of each classroom environment; Coordinate staff scheduling and approve time records. Promote the program and increase enrollment Communicate the Vision and Mission of Voyagers’ to staff, parents and community members; Participate in designing promotional campaigns; Plan and Host open house events; Be present in professional and social circles that increase our reach into communities and our contact with parents; Join professional organizations and remain cognizant if new trends and approaches to promoting preschool programs. Staff Development Observe and coach preschool staff; Coach interns, student teachers, associate teachers and aides; Demonstrate best practices for teaching staff; Establish systems and routines for tracking staff progress and development; Conduct formal evaluations of staff; Plan and organize training for staff; Produce individual child and classroom documentation; Assist in identifying developmental concerns and refer children for further evaluation when needed. Professional Qualities Collaborative and reflective; Focused on innovation and creative problem solving; Thinker, listener, observer and strong communicator; Adept at building positive relationships with children parents and teachers; Ability to lead, train and inspire; Resilient, flexible and able to organize time and responsibilities. Qualifications Bachelor degree in ECE required; Masters degree in education preferred; Minimum of 2 years teaching in a progressive, constructivist, Reggio Inspired ECE program; Must meet all state requirements. *Apply: [email protected] ********** Voyagers’ Community School, in Eatontown, New Jersey, the preeminent private and non-profit progressive school in Monmouth County, provides daycare, preschool, and elementary, middle and high school. Our core values among our employees are Integrity, Trust, Excellence, Teamwork, and Lightheartedness. We have a tight-knit team of professional faculty and staff and we want to hire YOU to join us, if you are inspired by Excellence! A great group of kids and staff A great group of kids and staff Free or reduced childcare. Health Insurance options. Paid holidays. Digital equipment and services. Teacher appreciation massages, meals and snacks. Coffee and tea on-site. Curious and engaged students. Supportive and involved families. Beautiful, spacious classrooms. Plenty of teacher materials and supplies. Opportunity to be creative and flexible in designing and implementing curriculum. Freedom to capitalize on “teachable moments” rather than adhering to a rigid plan. Real, authentic work that matters for the children, teachers and parents. Team oriented, cooperative, resourceful and friendly co-workers. Recognition for a job well done. A referral program with opportunities for bonuses and celebrations. Mentorship provided to new teachers. Opportunities to make a positive difference in our school and the surrounding community. Endless opportunities for growth. Time to get to know children over years, form relationships with them and watch them grow into adults. Fun, fun, fun! Operating for 14 years, with an average teacher tenure of 8 years; collectively we have over 102 years of teaching experience!

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