Posted on January 31, 2017
Our Vision at The May Family Nursery School
Early childhood is an important time of discovery and connection for children and their parents. At Central Synagogue, a thriving reform congregation serving 2,300 families and the larger community in midtown Manhattan, we provide children with rich learning and growth experiences that establish them as lifelong learners and celebratory experiences that connect them to the joys of Judaism through an exploration of values, traditions, and ritual. The Early Childhood Department at Central Synagogue, consisting of the May Family Nursery School, Central Tots, a program for children and families under the age of two, and Camp Central, collaborates closely with Central’s Youth and Family Engagement Department.
The role of the Assistant Early Childhood Director is to support and help carry out the Central Synagogue Early Childhood Department’s education, programming, and family engagement objectives in the May Family Nursery School, Central Tots, and Camp Central programs, all of which provide a dynamic and enriching range of educational and Jewish engagement opportunities for children from birth to age five and their families.
Early Childhood Director
Early Childhood Department
July 1, 2017
Working closely with the Early Childhood Director, responsibilities include supporting all existing Early Childhood Department programming and helping to create new programs, as well as serving as a member of the family engagement leadership team.
Early Childhood Responsibilities
Assistant Director will assist and work with the Director in the Nursery School in the following areas:
Assistant Director will be responsible for the planning and execution of the following:
Full-time, FLSA classification (exempt and not eligible for OT), 12-month position with some evening and weekend obligations, including Shabbat and holiday early childhood services and programs.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job and may change at any time.
The Membership Coordinator will report to the Director, Communications and Membership, playing a critical role on the membership team. This individual will oversee a range of activities geared toward improving our members’ experience and increasing their engagement. The individual will build strong collaborative relationships with colleagues across the organization, working to ensure an integrated approach across departments. Using data, he/she will evaluate opportunities to improve our members’ satisfaction along with their peers in membership.
May 26, 2017
The Communications Manager will report to the Director, Communications and Membership, and oversee a range of communications including both online and print which provide critical information to our congregation about Central’s programs. The individual will build strong collaborative relationships with colleagues across the organization to understand their communication objectives and make recommendations to help them achieve their goals. Using data, he/she will evaluate opportunities to improve our communications strategy to increase readership and participation in our synagogue. He/she will be an excellent writer and have a strong sense of design.
May 25, 2017
The Executive Assistant reports to the Executive Director of the organization and is responsible for ensuring the effective administration of the Executive Director’s office including all Board related activities, critical and sensitive communications, staff meetings and events, as well of special congregational events. This individual must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment, able to work independently, and operate with a high attention to detail. He/she will interface regularly with senior staff, board, and our congregation.
April 24, 2017
Maintenance & Events Staff Person is responsible for the safe and daily operations of the facilities. Maintains the buildings interiors/exteriors in a clean and orderly manner; performs a variety of custodial and building maintenance duties as directed. Sets up and breaks down events at the facilities as directed, and performs related work as required. Sweeps, scrubs and mops floors; strips, waxes, buffs and seals floors; vacuums and cleans rugs; washes, dusts and polishes furniture, woodwork, pictures and shelves; empties and cleans waste receptacles; cleans walls, fountains, windows and restrooms; replenishes supplies; shovels snow and applies ice melters to walkways; turns out lights and locks doors and windows; reports necessary repairs; cleans and maintains equipment used in work; may perform a variety of building maintenance tasks including the moving of furniture and equipment, replacing lights and air filters, assembling furnishings, performing minor building repairs, painting and other similar duties. Sets up and breaks down events; moving materials; assists in the operation of the Nursery and Religious Schools; available for special events and High Holy Days. Promptly informs management of any injury, safety and/or security issues.
April 4, 2017
Central Synagogue is guided and inspired by Jewish tradition and our core purpose is to transform lives. As a full-time Educator in The Lese Center for Living Judaism, your responsibilities will include classroom teaching, family and parent education, social justice programming, social and holiday programming, field trips and other off-site programs, and communication with parents and other stakeholders.
March 30, 2017
Central Synagogue, a 503(c) religious organization, employs 80 full-time and 30+ part time staff positions in more than a dozen departments, including our Religious School; Nursery School and Early Childhood Center; clergy study; membership, finance, communications, technology, development, maintenance, events, and administrative support teams. Our staff, which we consider "a team," is committed to excellence in our work. Central offers generous benefits and paid time off to its employees. We invite you to review our current openings and apply here. Central Synagogue is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
X Central Synagogue will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship, military status, marital status, physical and mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. It is the policy of the Congregation that certain positions must be filled by persons of the Jewish faith as a bona fide occupational qualification. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. All employees, regardless of position, are expected to maintain and contribute to this policy.