Foundation School is Hiring Two Positions!

Position: Administrative Director of Early Childhood (Full-Time)

Neveh Shalom Foundation School is seeking an experienced, creative full-time Administrative Director of Early Childhood for our loving and nurturing early childhood program. Foundation School is inspired by the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy. We see our students as infinitely capable, and as such, our teachers collaborate with students to create meaningful and relevant curriculum that inspires the group of learners in each classroom community. We believe it is our task to support our students to become able citizens of our community who have the skills to be independent learners, kind friends, and advocates for themselves as they gain readiness for kindergarten and the world beyond.

The Administrative Director will oversee our Conservative Jewish preschool program serving 90+ children from ages 12 months through five years, and will partner with and be supervised by the Foundation School Director.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist in directing all aspects of the preschool program including: *Ensure school complies with state and local licensing requirements *Recruitment and retention of students and families *Finance and administration, including payroll and budget *Manage the schedule and staffing for school including subs, vacation time, camp schedules, and electives

*Maintain a variety of records, including registrations, permission slips, accident reports, medical records, etc.

*Responsible for administrative tasks for the school including registration, rosters, documentation for licensing, immunization records, updating staff and student files, running emergency drills, school calendar, room set up, and coordination with facilities director, Remini support, and any other tasks relevant that may arise.

*Support marketing plan for the school, including social media

*Must work an annual schedule including spring break, winter break, and summer camps

*Work toward becoming a master ORO trainer

*Daily support for teachers, students, and parents

*Must be a motivated self-starter

*Knowledge of Judaism and/or the Reggio Emilia philosophy a plus but not required

Qualifications & Skills:

Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field required. Minimum five years teaching and/or supervisory experience in a similar position. This position requires strong supervisory, leadership, and communication skills along with a welcoming and nurturing disposition. The ideal candidate will also bring an aptitude for long-range planning, budgeting experience, and goal setting, and will be excited to explore ways of growing, developing, and adapting the preschool into the future. Must be able to work within a collaborative school environment, promote an atmosphere of community and cooperation among all interested parties, and must be able to consider parent community concerns. Familiarity with MS Office and technological literacy.  Must be able to lift 40 pounds, sit on the floor for extended periods of time, stand for at least 30 minutes, must be in compliance with all requirements for the early learning division of Oregon.

Salary range is $48,000-$55,000 annually and includes medical and dental benefits, an excellent retirement package, paid PTO, vacation, and national holidays.

To Apply:
Send your resume to Cory Willson at



Seeking Nurturing Early Childhood Educator with Special Needs Background (SW Portland)

Are you a joyful, nurturing educator who loves working with young children? Do you have experience with children and families with special needs?  We are looking for an experienced, creative, and caring teacher to join our vibrant team and collaborative community. We have a full-time, annual positions with amazing benefits available currently.

Position:Early Childhood Educator with Special Needs Background


*Create developmentally appropriate and engaging classroom

*Create a safe and nurturing environment-setting up the physical environment to accommodate children with a wide range of needs and capabilities
*Oversee the physical needs and hygiene of the children
*Develop rapport with parents through frequent communication including conversations about goals to ensure community involvement
*Manage the schedule and transitions in the classroom

* Create check-in times with your team to support collaboration on topics such as classroom environment & routines, developmentally appropriate practices, team direction, curriculum development, etc.

* Be a resource for fellow-teachers regarding things such as problem solving/brainstorming and Reggio inspired work/curriculum

* Work with children and staff during challenging moments to assist students and model positive options for the classroom (identifying goals, implementing changes and monitoring progress).

Work in conjunction with Director, and staff to support family and parent involvement

*Must be a motivated self-starter

QUALIFICATIONS (must be current by the first day):
*Minimum 5 years teaching experience at ECE / preschool level, or degree in education/early childhood
*Current training in CPR and First Aid for infant and child
*Current enrollment in the Criminal Background Registry
*Current food handler’s certification
*Completion of two hours of training in child abuse and neglect
*Experience with small children, a must

* Preference given to those enrolled in the Professional Development Registry at Step 8.5 or above

* Knowledge of Judaism and/or the Reggio Emilia philosophy a plus but not required

* Maintain proficiency in current, evidence-based data to support positive social-emotional development including, but not limited to, early childhood social-emotional development milestones, Positive Discipline, mindfulness practices, and zones of regulation.

*Must be able to lift 40 pounds, sit on the floor for extended periods of time, stand for at least 30 minutes



$40,ooo-$42,000 per year



Send resume to Cory Willson (