Immediate Staff Openings


Early Childhood, Youth & Family

Preschool Assistant Director

The Edlavitch DCJCC, located in the Dupont Circle area of Downtown D.C. is seeking an organized, warm, nurturing full-time Preschool Assistant Director for its Reggio-inspired, NAEYC-Accredited program.  The school currently has 120 children in its nine classrooms, ages 2-5, and operates a full-day program throughout the calendar year.  The positions reports to and works collaboratively with the Preschool Director.  The Preschool has continued to grow in the last few years, and is looking to continue this in the coming years.

Specific responsibilities include the following:

Scheduling and staffing:

        • Weekly scheduling for all full-time Preschool staff (26 teachers)
        • Keeping track of teacher and afternoon teacher attendance
        • Hiring and training all afternoon teachers/subs
        • Staffing/scheduling/coverage for aftercare program

Aftercare and Enrichment program:

        • Supervising aftercare staff (10-18 teachers) and creating daily schedule for afternoon teachers
        • Managing all communication with aftercare staff
        • Managing student aftercare sign-up and charges
        • Researching  and choosing classes to offer
        • Scheduling locations/staff/contractors for Enrichment classes
        • Parent communication

Administrative Duties:

        • Planning and running staff meetings with the Preschool Director
        • Managing the day-to-day running of the school with the Director
        • Parent communication and meeting with parents as needed
        • Managing all aspects of the biannual Preschool Scholastic Book fairs

Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Education, or a closely related field preferred, with at least 2 years' experience working in a preschool setting.  A strong Judaic background is essential.  A familiarity with constructivist and Reggio Inspired educational approach is preferred.  Strong administrative and management skills are necessary, along with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Start Date: July 31, 2017.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

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Lead and Assistant Early Childhood Teachers

The Washington DCJCC Preschool is a year-round full-day Early Childhood Program in a progressive and dynamic environment.  Our emergent curriculum is inspired by the schools in Reggio Emilia. We are searching for team members who enjoy inspiring young children to learn though exploration and investigation. We serve children ages 2–5 in a program that appreciates the uniqueness of each individual child.

We are currently hiring full-time lead and assistant teachers and part-time teachers for the 2017-2018 school year.

Requirements for Full-Time Teachers:
All candidates must be flexible, energetic and warm, as well as be able to work in a team-based approach to teaching. Candidates should also have some Judaic knowledge and experience with a Reggio Emilia-inspired approach.  Good communication skills with children and adults are necessary as well as a desire for continued learning and professional development.

Our lead teachers must have a degree (BA/BS or CDA) in Early Childhood education/child development.  Familiarity with a Reggio-based curriculum is required for all lead teachers; teaching experience with a Reggio-inspired curriculum is a plus.   Assistant teachers must have a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree. 

Benefits and Salary:

The lead and assistant positions are full-time positions offering great benefits: health plan with dental and vision options; vacation and sick leave; and a free Fitness Membership to the DCJCC in Washington, DC.

Requirements for Part-Time Teachers:
Part-time teachers must be over the age of eighteen and have experience working with young children.  Teachers must be flexible, energetic, and warm. Good communication skills with children and adults are necessary as well as a desire for continued learning and professional development.  Experience with a Reggio-inspired curriculum and Judaic knowledge a plus.

Salary commensurate with experience and education. Part-time teachers receive a free Fitness Membership to the DCJCC in Washington, DC.

How to Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter detailing your experience with children and why you would like to work here.  We will contact you to schedule an interview.  Job placement is contingent upon a cleared Background Check.  Do not send a generic cover letter; please detail some of your reasons why we should hire you as an educator in our school.


Early Childhood, Youth & Family

Early Childhood Music Teacher 
Accepting applications to teach a weekly 45-minute Jewish-themed Sunday morning music class, for children ages 6 months to 4 years (and their caregivers), with the potential for additional classes based on demand.  Candidates should be energetic and able to plan their own Jewish-themed curricula, and should have experience teaching toddler music classes.  The ability to play guitar or other instrument is preferred but not required.  Please contact Miriam Szubin, Director of the Parenting Center, at

If you have an idea for a class that you would like to offer to children in the range of newborn through 4 year olds, or a workshop that you would like to offer on a topic of interest to parents, please email Miriam Szubin, Director of the Parenting Center.

Customer Service

Front Desk Receptionist
Accepting applicants for future PartTime under 20 hours per week receptionist to act as Customer Service Associate for the Front Desk. Includes full Fitness Membership but no Health Benefits. Click here for full job descriptionSend cover letter with daytime phone number and resume to: and you will be considered as positions become available. No phone calls please.

Sport & Fitness Center

Private Swim Instructors: please send resume with relevant experience and cover letter to Jill Aaron, Associate Director of Aquatics at

There are no part-time vacancies for Fitness Floor Staff or Lifeguards at this time.

INTERNSHIPS in Music, Film, Literature, Theater - click here for program discription and application procedure.

The Edlavitch DCJCC is an inclusive and equal opportunity Employer.

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The Edlavitch DCJCC is a nonprofit organization and equal opportunity employer.


For questions regarding employment opportunities or staffing at the Edlavitch DCJCC please contact:

Michael Baumstein
Cheif Operating Officer
(202) 777-3266