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JCP Downtown is looking for committed and passionate educators and staff members who are excited to work in a diverse, open, and inclusive Jewish community.

Head Teacher

Jewish Community Project, Early Childhood Center has an opening for an early
childhood Head Teacher for the 2023-2024 school year.

Job Description

Discovering and respecting children’s natural ways of understanding the world and
scaffolding them as they grow, the JCP ECC offers a nurturing environment that values
the uniqueness of each child and the importance of community. Children benefit from an
integrated curriculum that supports their interests and natural curiosity in a process
oriented framework, with an eye to skill development. The JCP ECC provides children
and their families the opportunity to explore their Jewish culture and identity within a
diverse and inclusive community.

Day-to-day/weekly responsibilities include:

  • Plan, execute, and assess developmentally appropriate curriculum and experiences in harmony with the school’s philosophy and mission.
  • Differentiate instruction to assess and support the progress of individual children.
  • Ensure positive guidance of children’s behavior and group management.
  • Ensure that the children’s environment is healthy and safe, in compliance with the DOH guidelines
  • Ensure positive communication with parents and outside professionals of related services.
  • Contribute to the ongoing operations of the school by helping to create a harmonious atmosphere, working collaboratively within a teaching team, and carrying out additional responsibilities to the school community in a positive, collegial manner.

The successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • An excellent understanding of developmentally appropriate early childhood
  • curriculum and pedagogy.
  • An understanding of the developmental issues that affect children and their
  • families and an appreciation for the diversity of families.
  • Experience implementing positive discipline strategies.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Mature and responsible attitude towards work.
  • A Masters degree and NY State Certification in Early Childhood Education either completed or in progress.

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Associate Teacher

The Early Childhood Center is seeking an Associate Teacher for the 2023-2024 school year!

Job Description

Day-to-day/weekly responsibilities include:

  • To assist in developing long and short range goals and assist the team in planning
    weekly and monthly activities for children in all curriculum areas.
  • To observe and assist in evaluating the progress of each child and help develop
    strategies for helping children build on their strengths, develop independence and
    enhance new areas of development.
  • To use appropriate, positive discipline techniques for guidance and group
    management. To implement and reinforce behavior management strategies consistent
    with our school philosophy and guidelines.
  • To develop, over time, skills in working with individual children, small groups and
    whole groups.
  • To assist with and contribute to written reports, newsletters, notes home, in school
    documents, etc., when appropriate, as requested.
  • To assist, as needed, in maintaining good professional and productive
    communication with parents. To assist the team in developing a partnership with
    parents on behalf of the child.
  • To begin to develop skills in written and phone communication with parents under
    the guidance of the head and/or co head teacher.
  • To plan thoroughly with teaching team to address all areas of student development
    for conferences.
  • To help create a harmonious atmosphere in the entire school and organization. To be
    flexible and work cooperatively with all staff and to share materials and expertise.
    10.To meet with teaching team on a regular basis to discuss curriculum, individual
    children, group dynamics and guidance techniques (at least once a week for an hour
    and daily beyond class time).
  • To assist in being responsible for the classroom environment, preparation of
    materials, clean up, organization of snack and mealtimes.
  • To assist in ordering supplies in accordance with established procedures.
  • To attend staff meetings and keep administration informed of pertinent issues
    regarding children, parents and program.
  • To bring to the classroom particular interests and abilities which contribute to the
    ongoing curriculum.

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Reporting to the Rabbi and Director of Jewish Life, the Cantor-in-Residence will provide musical, ritual, and liturgical support for the JCP community. We expect this to be a 3/4 time position.

Job Description

Day-to-day/weekly responsibilities include:

  • Plan and lead High Holy Day services in conjunction with Rabbi  
  • Provide musical accompaniment for all JCP B’nai Mitzvah rehearsals and ceremonies (this involves travel throughout the NYC area on Shabbat) 
  • Plan and lead some Friday Evening Services, Tot Shabbat Services, and Babies and Blessings classes in conjunction with Rabbi 
  • Plan and lead some holiday services/celebrations in conjunction with Rabbi
  • Lead and oversee music and t’filah curriculum in Hebrew School Project in conjunction with Rabbi and HSP Director
  • Officiate occasional life cycle events including baby namings, weddings, funerals, and conversions, as discussed with Rabbi 
  • Serve as “clergy on call” when Rabbi is unavailable 
  • Attend select community-wide events
  • Other duties as assigned by the Rabbi

Salary starts at 85,000 per year (commensurate with experience) plus benefits  

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Administrative Manager

We are looking to add a new Administrative Manager to the Hebrew School Project. The Hebrew School Project (HSP) Administrative Manager is responsible for supporting dynamic and experiential educational opportunities for Pre-K-12th grade learners at JCP Downtown.

The JCP Downtown Hebrew School Project provides educational opportunities for approximately 180 learners on a weekly and monthly basis. HSP aims to inspire children to explore and develop their Jewish identity and connection to Jewish community through a joyful and experiential approach to learning.

Job Description

Day-to-day/weekly responsibilities include:

  • Database management (registration, class lists, attendance records, allergy information, family contact information, emergency information)
  • Manage ordering, inventory, and distribution of classroom supplies and snacks; review curriculum and lesson plans on a regular basis to ensure we have what teachers need
  • Order dinner for our middle school and high school programs
  • Liaise with the financial team on supply purchasing and invoices
  • Liaise with facilities teams on set up needs for school and programs
  • Maintain calendar for internal cross-departmental needs
  • Work with HSP Director to organize logistics of which classes take place in which rooms, where supplies need to be, and setting up & managing Zoom meetings as needed for virtual learning and/or events
  • Assist with writing and sending out emails to individual classes and to the school
  • Liaise with Executive Assistant to set up and maintain JCP Gmail and Zoom accounts for all HSP staff
  • Communicate efficiently and effectively with parents, students, teachers, and guests about programming, registration, and student forms
  • Maintain school Remini account (app that we use for taking attendance and sharing photos and updates with families)
  • Provide teacher and student support during school hours including first aid, classroom management support, and potentially field trip supervision

Periodic responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate on the planning, publicity, and implementation of activities such as:
    • High Holiday programming for youth
    • Shabbat and holiday experiences for youth (Purim Shpiel, Purim Carnival, Sukkot, Hanukkah, etc.)

Other tasks and projects may be assigned by the HSP Director as needed. This position reports directly to the HSP Director and requires independent work skills. This position will work in collaboration with other program staff, as well.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience working with elementary through high school students, their parents, community volunteers, and organizational colleagues.
  • Be proficient in G Suite (Google Docs, Forms, Sheets, etc.) and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Have at least a basic level of Jewish literacy and Hebrew proficiency.
  • Have strong social media and communication technology experience.
  • Have exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Be a kind, creative, and flexible individual who values Jewish pluralism.
  • Be willing to work with a team and in a team environment.
  • Be available for full-time work 40 hours/week, including evening hours on HSP days, and possibly occasional weekend hours.
  • Be available to work without visa support.
  • Be available to start in-person work asap.

​​To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Please write “Administrative Manager” in the subject line. In the cover letter, please explain why you would be a great fit for this role. Salary will be commensurate with experience, $50,000-$60,000 annually. JCP also offers a comprehensive benefits package.