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DESCRIPTION

Reports to: Executive Director

Classification: Exempt, Regular full-time

Compensation: Competitive DOE + Benefits (Medical, Dental, 401K Plan with employer annual contribution, generous PTO)

Weekly Work Hours: 40 hours per week

Location: San Francisco Mission District

 

Program Summary:

The Good Samaritan Child Development Center provides a State-licensed, full-day preschool program for children 2 ½ to 5 years of age. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that encourages physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development through a developmentally appropriate curriculum. Our philosophy is child-centered, rather than adult directed. The dual-language (Spanish/English) program curriculum is realized through structuring the environment into interest areas, the planning of program activities to meet each child’s individual needs, and the opportunity for active participation rather than passive observation. Children participate in developmentally appropriate activities that are designed to develop their social skills, enhance their fine and gross motor sills, encourage creative learning, cognitive development, and teach pre-literacy and skills.

 Position Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Preschool Director oversees day-to-day operations for early childhood education program including quality control to ensure culture and academic excellence.

Adheres and ensures compliance with local governing and licensing agencies. The Director works in collaboration with teachers to design, implement, and evaluate a culturally and developmentally appropriate program.

Provide leadership and vision for the preschool teachers to assure program quality, kindergarten readiness and student success.


  1. Evaluate all aspects of the preschool, including program design, student assessments, and program goals

  2. Ensure an environment that is physically and emotionally safe for children.

  3. Foster an atmosphere of positive communication and partnership with parents/guardians, including responding promptly and courteously to concerns and/or complaints.

  4. Create a system of regular communications with parents/guardians, including but not limited to formal/informal meetings on student progress, enrollment status, newsletters, calendars, and memos.

  5. Ensure program activities reflect best practices in child development and implement changes that will allow Good Samaritan to remain both an innovative and model preschool.

  6. Ensure the preschool provides inclusive, developmentally, and culturally appropriate learning experiences and activities.

  7. Co-facilitate and advise parent involvement including outreach, leadership development, scheduling meetings, and assisting parents in the planning and implementation of activities.

 


  1. Recruit, hire, train, and provide ongoing direct supervision for all preschool teaching staff.

  2. Conduct annual performance evaluations for staff.

  3. Provide and coordinate professional development on topics such as child development, DRDPs, compliance, licensing, and other relevant areas.

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  1. Serve as the primary point person for the California Department of Education, Community Care Licensing, CPAC, First Five SF, Office of Early Care and Education, and San Francisco Early Learning Alliance (SFELA).

  2. Ensure compliance with licensing and all contracts including reporting, maintenance of student records and evaluation, attendance and parent meetings.

  3. Monitor food service including adherence to nutritional standards, safety and sanitation and administrative requirements of the California Department of Education Nutrition Services Dept.

  4. Prepare an annual program budget with Executive Director and monitor all expenditures to meet projections

  5. In collaboration with SFELA maintain waiting lists, conduct tours, and register children.

  6. Attend collaborative meetings, represent Good Samaritan in the area of early childhood education, and keep the Executive Director updated on developments in the field.

 


  1. Perform tasks and responsibilities in a complete and timely manner, complying with Good Samaritan’s policies and standards and conforming to the scheduling requirements of the job.

  2. Maintain a creative, team-building approach to job performance and seek to bring a constructive, problem solving orientation to all tasks.

  3. Actively seek opportunities to develop skills and create opportunities to teach co-workers.

  4. Exercise professional judgment and discretion at all times in keeping with the responsibilities carried personally and by Good Samaritan for the care and welfare of the children, youth, and families, served.

  5. Ability to work well with a diverse staff and excel in a multi-cultural environment.

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  • BA in Early Care and Education or related subject

  • Minimum of three years in a program director experience.

  • Program Director Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

  • DOJ, FBI and Child Abuse Index clearance

  • Working knowledge of Community Care Licensing requirements, California Department of Education (California State Preschool Program) requirements and knowledge of NAEYC standards.

  • Bilingual Spanish/English

  • Ability to manage all aspects of a preschool program including staff supervision, contract management, budgeting and financial oversight

  • Knowledge in best practices in child development, dual language programs and early learning

  • Child recruitment, enrollment/registration and curriculum development

 


  • Masters degree in Education, Early Care, Social Work of related subject

  • ·Extensive knowledge of best practices in early learning curriculum, child development, and evaluation

 

Physical Requirements

Frequently required to sit, walk, stand, bend, stoop or crouch, kneel, lift or climb, reach with hands and arms, pull or push, or carry. Continuously required to see, talk or hear. Occasionally required to lift t less than 40 pounds. Finger dexterity and hand coordination required.

 

Good Samaritan Family Resource Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Employment is contingent upon meeting the above minimum qualification and verification of previous employment and education.

BENEFITS

Medical

Dental

401k with annual employer contributions

Vacation: 10 days up to 3rd year. 15 days up to 5th year. 20 days up to 10th year. 25 days after 10 years.

Sick Pay: 12 days per year

Personal Days: 2 days per year

Holidays: 13 days per year

 

LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Fluent in Spanish/English

 

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

Managerial

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED

4-year degree

HOW TO APPLY

Please apply by submitting a cover letter and resume or you may visit our website.


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Who we are: 

Eureka Valley Arts is an art-centered childcare facility located in the heart of Eureka Valley (aka The Castro) and Diamond Heights. We provide both a Little Tykes class focused on preschool age children, as well as an after-school program focused on Elementary school age children. During the summer, we offer a full day Summer Camp, with an emphasis on getting out in the Bay Area in our two full-sized vans and providing all sorts of fun experiences for our campers.

Because of COVID we are temporarily changing our business model to help the children of essential workers during this time. Since the schools have closed, parents still need childcare that will help with online learning through SF schools, outdoor activities and Art of course.  

The Position: 

  We are looking to hire an Assistant Director/ Art Teacher to our team,  full time 5 days a week, 9-5. This is a small business with a tightly knit group of families who we serve, mostly from the surrounding Elementary schools. Desired Skills (must know at least 4): Ceramics, Cooking, Sewing (Home economics), Mixed Media, Tinkering, Laser Cutter, 3D Printing, Basic Computer skills, Wood Shop, Drawing, Painting, and a willingness to learn new things.   

 Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

General Childcare for children age 5-11. 

Planning and executing various art-centered projects.  

Child Pick-up at various local Elementary schools (on hold till further notice) 

 Daily Cleaning 

Organizing 

Classroom Management 

Self-Starter  

 Requirements: 

Recent Negative COVID Test and tested every 2 weeks

 Previous experience in Childcare 

Ability to communicate effectively 

Excellent time management skills  

Back ground check and TB tested CPR certified and First Aid    

Degree/ Certificates: 

Bachelor's Degree in a related field 

 Child Development certificate   

 

Salary based on Experience  


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Project Commotion Movement Educators

Project Commotion is seeking new Movement Educators for our Schools on the Move! Program

Project Commotion's mission is to foster healthy development in children of all abilities through purposeful movement, play, and family and community relationships.

As an organization, we believe that to impact health and wellness for children, we must create a culture of health and wellness around them starting at a young age. We work directly with children ages 2-14 years old, as well as with the parents and teachers that support them by providing bilingual (English/Spanish) movement and educational programming. Our movement programming blends elements of gymnastics, dance, martial arts, circus arts, yoga, and creative expression. Our wellness topics include brain/body connection, stress management, self expression, nutrition, and easy strategies to incorporate movement into one’s weekly schedule, amongst many others. Our home studio is located in the Mission District of San Francisco.

Open positions: Movement Educators with a background in the arts to create content for both live and recorded online classes. Requires a movement background and video editing skills. Apply by September 6, 2020.

Starting salary: $20/hr

Hours per week: P/T 10-15 hrs per week, including planning, preparation, professional development, and staff meetings. Work is done from home with the option to record videos in our Mission studio location during non-programming hours.

Start date: September 14, 2020

General Teaching Responsibilities and Parent/Professional Communications 


  • Teach/co-teach weekly virtual elementary school movement classes (5-8 years old). Classes are held for the duration of the 2020-21 school year and taught in English and Spanish.

  • Teach/co-teach weekly virtual early childhood movement classes (3-5 year old). Classes are held for the duration of the 2020-21 school year and taught in English and Spanish.

  • Administrative record keeping, including class attendance, communication with partner schools, and program evaluations.

  • Co-facilitate adult workshops (teachers and families) to provide information on Project Commotion programming and to provide education on the importance of movement for healthy child development.

Additional:


  • Staff may be requested to assist with Project Commotion digital outreach when available. Hourly rates will be applied to these working hours. 

Eligibility RequirementsMovement Experience 


  • Must have a strong background in gymnastics, tumbling, yoga, Feldenkrais ®, martial arts, dance, theater, or related artforms/athletics. 

Education


  • At least two years of undergraduate-level education or relevant professional training beyond high school.

Teaching Experience


  • Must have a 2 year minimum of working with children. Experience teaching working with children with special needs/developmental delays is a plus.

Digital Skills


  • Must have a strong background in digital technology, including email communication, filming, and video editing/uploading. Necessary training will be provided.

Cultural Responsibility


  • Must have experience working with, or relating to, a diverse team in terms of age, race, ethnicity, location, and educational background.

  • Must have experience working with, or relating to, historically marginalized populations.

Language


  • Fluency in Spanish is highly preferred but not necessarily required. Familiarity is required.

Additional Requirements


  • Enthusiasm for learning about how to support children’s needs.

  • Passion for supporting work with young children and families.

  • Strong self-motivation/initiative to work from home and learn new skills.

  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to manage multiple ongoing projects.

  • Ability to observe and report student patterns and progress.

Preferred


  • 9+ credit hours in Child Development courses. Recommended courses include: Children with Special Needs, Sensory Motor Activities for Young Children, Sensory Processing Disorders in Children, ADHD, Autism 

Further Education and Staff Training Provided 


  • PC will provide at least 12 hours of paid staff training throughout the first year of employment. Training will cover brain development, sensory systems, building relationships, movement exercises incorporating mid-line activities, communicating with parents and caretakers, working with diverse populations. This may include bi- monthly staff meetings, staff workshops led by PC director and lead staff. 

  • Additionally, staff will attend 1-3 Project Commotion Community Workshops throughout the first year of training to further depth of understanding in working with children, parents, and educators. 

Perks


  • Work with a small team that is dedicated to improving the health of our San Francisco Bay Area communities.

  • Hands on experience working with children, families, and teachers.

  • Have your ideas heard and valued.

  • Ample opportunity for professional development training.

  • Training, supervision, and feedback from experienced professionals.

  • Weekly team discussions on strategies for implementing anti-bias/anti-racist curricula.

  • Potential for growth/future employment.

  • Flexible work schedule.

To Apply: by September 6, 2020

Applicants are advised to read through our website at to develop an understanding of our programs, mission and philosophy before submitting an application. To apply, please send an email to with subject line “Application for Movement Educator” and the following:


  1. A cover letter indicating position of interest

  2. Resume or CV

  3. Transcripts verifying education units 

  4. List of 3-5 references with email and phone contact information

  5. Please include whether or not you have a functioning computer and stable internet wifi to work from home, or if you need assistance with accessing technology.


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As a school, Mission Montessori is looking to support our families by providing in-home, high-quality educational care for their children. We are seeking caring, enthusiastic, and committed child care professionals to join our team temporarily as nannies for these families. We’re especially interested in educators who are excited to learn more about Montessori and how to implement Montessori in children’s homes! This is a temporary position, but when it ends, you may request to work with another family or to join us long-term as part of our on-campus team.

Your main responsibilities would include providing activities that will promote development, caring for children’s social emotional needs, communicating with parents and the rest of the teaching team, and more. This is a great opportunity for someone who has experience with—and a love of—children, and who would like to learn more about Montessori!

Qualifications


  • A joyful disposition and love of working with children

  • Ability to interact with families in a warm, empathetic, competent, and respectful manner

  • Willingness and ability to toilet train, change diapers, and maintain a clean environment

  • Punctuality and dependability 

  • Knowledge of Montessori philosophy (not required, but a plus!)

  • Fluency in Spanish (not required, but a plus!)

Other Requirements


  • A criminal background check

  • Authorization to work in the U.S.

  • Assurance that you are following shelter-in-place and social distancing guidelines

  • Assurance that you will immediately notify us if you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19

If this sounds like the right fit for you, we encourage you to apply at www.missionmontessori.org/join-our-team!

This is a part time position, but if you're interested in benefits eligible positions, you may review all of our current openings at www.missionmontessori.org/join-our-team.


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