PreSchool Director (start-up) - Liberty Crossings UMC


Summary Description This is a unique opportunity to create and lead a full day preschool/child development program for children ages 6 months to 5 years with a projected opening date of June 25, 2018. The Director will be responsible for program start-up to include hiring staff, identifying and purchasing curriculum, developing policies, and creating registration and enrollment guidelines and a parent handbook. The Director will ultimately be responsible for leading LCUMC pre-school / child development program . This includes but is not limited to marketing the program, managing the budget and financial transactions, leading the teaching and administrative staff, ensuring compliance with licensing and safety regulations, and planning and implementing a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate program that supports the philosophy and goals of the Preschool and Church. Responsibilities • Develop, implement, and maintain a preschool program that meets all state licensing and accreditation standards. • Direct the teachers and staff in the planning and implementation of a curriculum that is developmentally appropriate and reflects the core values of LCUMC Preschool and Church. • Provide direction to teachers on creating and maintaining a learning environment that is physically, emotionally, and spiritually conducive to optimum growth and development and meets all safety requirements. • Develop and implement a marketing / advertising plan that creates interest in the preschool and fuels strong enrollment in the program. • Keep current with the changing state standards and make program changes as necessary. Function as the primary point of contact for parents and/or guardians on enrollment, assimilation, progress, and all other matters pertaining to the preschool to include the development of an Advisory Board • Facilitate the development of strong partnerships with families, reflecting cultural competency and sensitivity in all matters. • Provide support to teachers when necessary in communicating with parents and addressing any issues, behavioral or otherwise, that may arise. • Oversee the financial operations of the Preschool, including preparation of the annual budget, presenting recommended budget through the Advisory Board to the Finance Committee for approval, preparing financial reports and analyses, operating the Preschool within budget, depositing tuition and fees promptly, and supporting auditing activities on a regular basis. • Manage the Preschool’s teaching and administrative staff, including recruitment, training and development, conducting performance evaluations and recommending compensation increases. • Create a work environment that is team-oriented both internal to the Preschool as well as with the LCUMC staff to ensure alignment with the church's overall strategic plan and the development of a "continuous learning" culture. • Supervise outside service providers such as bookkeeper, lawyer and payroll accountant. • Communicate and enforce the Preschool’s policies and procedures, including all safety and health rules to ensure the safety of each child in the building and on the playgrounds. • Recommend new policies and procedures as necessary and appropriate. • Attend LCUMC Preschool Committee meetings, LCUMC staff meetings, and LCUMC Church Council meetings. Minimum Qualifications • Bachelor of Arts degree from an accredited college or university in a child related field such as early childhood education, child development, elementary education, or special education. • At least 3-5 years director level experience in a preschool or educational environment. (Required) Experience developing and managing budgets. • Knowledge of MS Access, Outlook, Word and Excel. Strong verbal and written communication skills. • Excellent interpersonal skills to be able to interact effectively with children, parents and staff. • Current certification in CPR/first aid, MAT, and daily health observations. • Negative tuberculosis screening and Physician’s Statement • Experience may be substituted for education. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Please email cover letter and resume to: Patti Rice, Administrative Director -

Contact: Patti Rice

Address: 5125 Sicard Hollow Road Vestavia Hills AL 35242

Phone: 205-951-7707



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