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Preschool Director

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Buena Park, California, United States

Date Posted: 10/15/2015
Categories: Christian Education - Christian Teacher - Church Staff
Denominations: Evangelical Covenant
Church Size: 101 to 150
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Church Name: Confidential

Preschool Name (operated as part of the church corporation): Confidential

Place: Los Angeles Area, California

Job Type: Full-Time

No. of Teachers: 4-8

No. of Children: 50-80

Ages: 2-5 years

Classes: Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten

Hours (Weekdays): 7:00 am to 2:00 pm

Salary: Salary to be determined by education and experience.  


Job Description:


Program Philosophy and Religious Orientation:  The Preschool operates as a ministry of the Church. It is a full day, weekday only program but does not operate in the summer. We are a religious based school and teach basic Christianity to our students.  Even though the denominations of the teachers vary, each class maintains a prayer time, songs, devotions and chapel for the children, which supports the Bible and Christianity. The Director is expected to have a personal faith in Jesus Christ as his or her Savior and Lord. He or she will be a spiritual leader among the staff and Church children’s teachers.


Administrative Duties:  The Director is responsible for the majority of administrative tasks involved in running the school.  This includes such tasks as processing enrollments, record keeping, and so on.  The Director is also responsible for keeping all students’ files up to date, including medical and emergency contact information, and records of any behavioral incidents.


Management Duties:  The Director is considered part of the Church staff, attends staff meetings, and reports directly to the Pastor of the Church. He/she trains and supervises all preschool staff.  The Director also makes the work schedule and ensures guidelines for ratios of staff to student are met, safety and security standards are maintained and school/parent communication lines are open.  In all duties, maintaining the children’s health and well-being while at school is the Director’s first and foremost consideration.


Instructional Duties:  The Director is responsible for overseeing the curriculum used in the school.  This means developing or reviewing teachers’ lesson plans, or choosing curriculum to be implemented school -wide.  The Director may provide in-house trainings for the staff. He or she may also fill in for a teacher or assistant when a substitute is not available.


Communicating with Parents: The Director is a family’s first contact with the school.  He/she will meet with parents to introduce the preschool to them and explain the school’s program philosophy, policies, fees, regulations and curriculum.  The Director deals with parental concerns and questions and is responsible for conveying any policy changes to parents.  He/she creates and sends out a monthly newsletter to all families in the school.  He/she also speaks to parents about behavioral concerns, injuries or other incidents that occur during the school day.  With the help of the Church board, the Director also oversees the bills and collection of payment for services.


Compliance Duties:  The Director is responsible for ensuring that the school is in full compliance with all licensing and safety regulation.  


Staff Meetings:  Preschool staff meeting is held once per week. Church staff meeting is held once per week. The Director participates in and/or leads these meetings with respect to preschool matters.


Additional Requirements:


Candidate must be a Christian who is actively involved in a local church, but will not be required to attend this Church.


Candidate must have at least 3 years of experience as a Director or Assistant Director in a Christian preschool.  


Candidate must be and/or be familiar with Church philosophy and be in agreement with it, described in part as:


Answering affirmatively the questions: (1) “Do you confess Jesus Christ as your Savior and promise to follow him as Lord?”, (2) “Do you accept the Holy Scriptures, the Old and New Testaments, as the word of God and the only perfect rule for faith, doctrine, and conduct?”, and (3) “Do you intend to live as a faithful follower of Christ and to participate in a church of your choice?”


To further affirm:


- the centrality of the word of God.

- the necessity of the new birth.

- a commitment to the whole mission of the church.

- the church as a fellowship of believers.

- a conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit.

- the reality of freedom in Christ.


To acknowledge and support the Church’s vision to cultivate communities of worship committed to prayer, preaching, and study of the word; the celebration of the sacraments; and fellowship across gender, race, age, culture, and class. The Church’s vision also includes equipping loving, giving, growing Christians to reach out with the good news of Jesus Christ – evangelizing the lost, ministering to those in need, and seeking justice for the oppressed.



Candidate must meet the State of California Director qualifications which are as follows:


     Director must be 18 years of age or older with the educational requirements for a Preschool Director which are:  High School graduation or GED and 15 semester units at an accredited college in specified early childhood education classes.

    3 units shall be in administration or staff relations and

    12 units shall include courses that cover areas of child growth and development; child, family and community; and program/curriculum and

    Also required are four years of teaching experience in a licensed center or comparable group child care program.  OR

    Two years of experience are required if the Director has an AA degree with a major in child development OR

    A Child Development Site Supervisor Permit or Child Development Program Director permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

    Director shall complete 15 hours of health and safety training pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 1596.866

    Director must undergo a health screening, including a required tuberculosis test.

    Director must complete a Criminal Background screening.