Assistant Director of Early Learning, Ganon Gil

The Temple seeks a full-time Assistant Director of Early Learning to join our team. Someone with emotional intelligence and excellent communication skills; resourceful; calm under pressure; strategic multi-tasking; big picture thinking; impeccable organizational skills and attention to detail. The Assistant Director of Early Learning plays an integral role ensuring the smooth and efficient functioning of Ganon Gil. This position works closely with and supports the teaching staff, students and families, as well as organizational funders and partners. The Assistant Director of Early Learning reports to the Director of Early Learning.

Ganon Gil is the Early Childhood Center of The Temple – Tifereth Israel, a Reform congregation, and proudly integrates its values throughout the curriculum. Ganon Gil is licensed by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS) as a full day early learning center providing high quality care and education for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years old. Ganon Gil is also a 5 Star; Step-up to Quality rated school, an Ohio Healthy Program, and a designated Universal Pre-K program through the Cuyahoga County Office of Invest in Children.


Daily Operations & Communication

  • Assist in creating a staff schedule that meets the needs of the school
  • Conduct tours for prospective families and other guests
  • Responsibility for ordering and maintaining educational supplies and food that it meets Ohio Healthy Schools requirements
  • Coordinate room set-up forms and work orders
  • Assist the Director with classroom placements
  • Create transition plans for the children (classroom & family’s needs)
  • Manage parent meetings
  • Assist in the classroom when needed
  • Write newsletters and parent communications
  • Communicate and coordinate calendar events
  • Maintains communication with alumni (i.e. back to school & holiday greetings)
  • Manage school’s social media presence
  • Work with the Communication Director on marketing materials

Program Management and Community Relations

  • Plan, create and execute robust and dynamic Family Programs
  • Schedule visitors i.e.- Pictures, Library, Volunteers
  • Attend community meetings when needed- UPK, JEC, Starting Point
  • Coordinate High Holiday Child Care

Data Management

  • Manage the children’s and staff files to ensure ODJFS compliance
  • Track staff’s Fingerprints and all Human Development required courses
  • Manage attendance tracking/reports, classroom activities, parents communication, student information and others crucial data through software such as ProCare, Remini, Ready Rosie, ChildPlus and Teaching Strategies Gold


  • Process and code all invoices
  • Process monthly credit card statement


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willing to handle diverse workload, with a high degree of flexibility
  • Commitment to a team-focused culture
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making skills
  • A minimum of an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
  • Experience in a supervisory role
  • Ability to work in a team environment with multiple departments
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism and feedback from parents, staff, supervisor and lay leaders

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to

Salary $35,000-50,000 commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package including health insurance, retirement and child care discount.

The Temple-Tifereth Israel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Temple does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

The Temple-Tifereth Israel is a warm, welcoming synagogue family where each person matters. We cherish our rich history and traditions and foster a dynamic culture of imagination and innovation. Members of all ages find meaning and inspiration by developing enduring personal connections with each other, Torah, God, the State of Israel, and the Jewish People, and through acts of justice and compassion.