Preschool Director, Full Time

Posted: 02/27/2021

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, hire, train and supervise Preschool teachers.
  • Recruit and retain students.
  • Oversee the daily operation of the Preschool.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with Preschool families.
  • Participate in the planning and preparation of special events and holiday celebrations.
  • Integrate Preschool activities and families into the synagogue community.
  • Prepare and adhere to budget.
  • Ensure the maintenance of the Preschool’s webpage and social media.
  • Create policies and develop curricula.
  • Be proactive and innovative to help grow the Preschool.
  • Understand VA State Guidelines, including the religious exemption, and adhere to them as applicable.


  • Education:
    • Minimum: Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development (or related field) with 15 credit hours in ECE or related field. Teaching experience a plus.
    • Preferred: Masters Degree in ECE or related field, multiple years teaching experience. School administrative experience a plus.
  • Meet one of the requirements for a program director in Virginia as described in 22VAC40-185-190.
  • Possess a love for children as well as a demonstrated record of success in teaching, leadership, and/or educational administration.
  • A knowledge of Judaism, Jewish education, and service to the Jewish community.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership and administrative skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in marketing strategy, community engagement, and financial management.
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively with leadership (the synagogue’s Rabbi, Education Director, staff and lay leaders).
  • A commitment to educational excellence, community growth, and financial sustainability.

Compensation & Benefits:

Congregation Etz Hayim offers a competitive salary and benefits (both commensurate with experience). Position to start June 1, 2021 (or sooner if possible).

Application Instructions

Qualified candidates should send cover letter and resume to