Ramaz Early Childhood Center - Early Childhood Instructional Specialist

Location: New York City, NY 10028
Position Early Childhood Instructional Specialist
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Degrees: BA, MA
Organization Type Education & Schools

In the heart of New York City is Ramaz - a Modern Orthodox Day School with a rich history of Jewish education, academic distinction, and nurturing of individual abilities and aspirations. Anchored in the teaching of Torah and mitzvot (charitable deeds), students’ lives are enriched by an exceptional, devoted faculty; a Hebrew immersion program that begins in Nursery; a love for Israel; the cultural resources of Manhattan; and pride in their American heritage. To be a student at Ramaz is to be encouraged, supported, and inspired to discover the best in oneself and in others, and to gain a profound, spirited sense of responsibility to the world. The school, now in its 85th year, has a reputation for excellence both locally and internationally. We invite you to visit the website.

Ramaz’s Early Childhood Center is looking for a passionate, dynamic, forward-thinking educator to join our team. Our center is embedded in an inquiry-based curriculum that integrates each child’s individual potential and the responsibility as an institution to support and guide a child throughout their journey of wonder and learning. The school aims to provide an educational experience of the highest quality built upon the belief that children have an innate curiosity and sense of discovery where educators support and ignite their love for learning.

● Experience within a progressive early childhood philosophy
● Knowledge of Judaic Studies curriculum within an early childhood program
● Eager to share effective practices with colleagues and has a "toolbox" of ideas and strategies
● Collaborator by nature, has strong leadership skills, and enjoys working as part of a team
● Minimum of 3-5 years as a lead teacher with a background in progressive methodology
● Master’s degree required
● Strong computer skills and ability to learn new skills quickly
● Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills.

● Provide hands-on instructional support coaching educators in and out of the classroom environment
● Guiding practice within an age-appropriate emergent curriculum and inquiry-based learning incorporating the development of skills for math, science, literacy, and social/emotional functioning
● Modeling best practice in instruction as it relates to classroom expectations, time management, and use of language and materials in a responsive classroom
● Lead teaching teams in the areas of planning, instruction, and classroom management including the review of lesson plans and implementation of curricular goals
● Collaborate closely with supervisors
● Be a consumer of research and generate ideas rooted in best practices in early childhood education
● Provide ongoing feedback to teaching teams within the framework of a growth mindset
● Implement assigned administrative duties
● Demonstrated ability to connect meaningfully with young children and to engage productively with all members of the school community, including students, faculty, staff, and parents and guardians.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with energetic faculty members. The Ramaz School offers a friendly supportive work environment and the chance to have an impact on our children's future. Ramaz is an EOE.

Please send your resume and cover letter indicating the position of interest and where you saw the posting to ECCCareers@ramaz.org.