JCC Chicago seeks outstanding Lead Teachers to join our amazing team!
Be part of a team of educators, social workers and specialists who support the whole child through a developmentally appropriate curriculum that embraces Jewish life and complements what happens at home.
We are committed to excellence and are looking for those who are enthusiastic about guiding each child to reach their full potential. In this role, you will:
Be responsible for the safety and welfare of the children, supervising all children by sight and sound.
Work with your teaching team to implement a program that includes elements of the JCC’s integrated secular and Jewish curriculum.
Provide and maintain an atmosphere which is conducive to emotional and cognitive growth.
Establish and maintain good communications and a strong sense of community with directors, staff and parents.
Make families feel welcome by greeting them personally by name and be able to share specific information regarding their child.
Foster a collaborative, team-focused atmosphere, both in the classroom, your site and the agency as a whole.
Actively participate in staff meetings, trainings and on-going development opportunities.
Work with your team to maintain NAEYC, ISBE and DCFS standards.
A love for children and a passion for helping them reach their full potential.
Ability to build relationships with families and coworkers and create a dynamic environment where children’s curiosity is encouraged and celebrated.
At least 19 years of age;
Have a minimum of a CDA or equivalent;
Be working on an associate’s or higher degree in ECE, child development-family studies, early childhood special education, or elementary education with a concentration in ECE or the equivalent;
Have a degree (associate’s or higher) outside of the early childhood field and three or more years of work experience in an NAEYC-accredited program;
Have a degree(associate’s or higher) outside of early childhood field with three or more years of work experience in a non accredited program and at least 30 contact hours of relevant training during that past three years.
Led by our dynamic and forward-thinking Executive Team, JCC Chicago enriches lives and builds community through vibrant, meaningful experiences. We are a collaborative, dynamic, forward-looking team whose passion has a purpose. With Jewish values as our compass, we are moving JCC Chicago in new exciting directions that will strengthen our Jewish community, enrich generations, nurture friendships..., respect traditions and bring out the best in every life we touch.
JCC Chicago is the largest JCC system in North America, with more than 800 staff in over 15 diverse locations across the metropolitan area. Our core program offerings include Early Childhood Education, Children and Family Engagement Programs, J at School, Sports & Recreation, Aquatics, Arts & Ideas, Day Camps and Overnight Camp.
In a time of growth and innovation, we welcome you to join us in building your career, as we build a stronger community.