Job Opening: Preschool Director

Preschool Director (Learning Center for Young Children)

Job Description

Reports to:                 Pastor

Directly Supervises: Teachers and Aides

Status:                      Full time, with summer break

FLSA:                         Exempt

 Salary Range: $45,000-$50,000 total compensation

The Learning Center for Young Children (LCYC) is a church-owned, parent participation preschool program for children 18 months old through age 4.  The program provides a relaxed atmosphere of loving and caring in which children are encouraged to develop their own talents, uniqueness and self-esteem.  LCYC nurtures all aspects of a child's growth:  social, emotional, physical, mental and spiritual.  Our play-based programs place an emphasis on helping children learn the discipline of social interactions.  Because we believe it takes a whole village to nurture children, the school encourages community building among children, parents, and staff.  For more information about LCYC, go to http://www.warnermemorial.org/lcyc.

Job Summary

The Director of LCYC will provide dynamic and creative leadership, hiring and overseeing staff and programming for the preschool program.  The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in a preschool environment and will bring energy, ingenuity, and resourcefulness to lead this program to the next level.

 

Essential Functions: 

·      Provide a safe, healthy, and welcoming preschool setting and oversee programs and activities to engage and educate young children

·      Hire, support, and supervise a qualified team of childcare educators to continue our superior reputation in early-childhood education

·      Provide fiscal management through budget development and monitoring

·      Maintain open lines of communication with staff, parents, and children

·      Develop and carry out engaging marketing

·      Develop and implement an engaging and stimulating curriculum

·      Oversee professional staff development

·      Encourage supportive relationships among parents in the program

·      Ensure full compliance with church polices as well as federal, state, and church standards, regulations, and requirements including safety, and sanitation

·      Promote the growth of enrollment

Other Responsibilities:

·      Confer with church staff on building use issues

·      Conduct the program in a manner consistent with the goals and mission of Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church

Qualifications:

·      Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in early childhood education

·      Demonstrated leadership

·      Classroom teaching experience with young children

·      Knowledge of preschool curriculum

·      Business experience

·      Capable of fiscal and technological components of job

·      Knowledge of USDA Nutritional Standards for Schools

·      Experience as director or assistant director of preschool program highly desired

Physical Requirements:

·      Able to speak in a public forum

·      Able to navigate the indoor/outdoor spaces in which the program functions

Core Competencies:

·      Interpersonal Skills

·      Communication Skills

·      Management Skills

·      Leadership Development

·      Organizational Skills

·      Business acumen

·      Ability to support church’s overall mission

 

Position available June 15, 2017

Send cover letter and resume to:

office@warnermemorial.org  or

Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church

10123 Connecticut Avenue

Kensington, MD  20895

Attention: LCYC Director Search