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Southport Presbyterian Church

Director of Welcome Place Childcare

Southport Presbyterian Church
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Date Posted: 01/13/2016
Categories: Other
Denominations: Presbyterian
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Indianapolis, Indiana




Reports to:



Executive Director, Operations FLSA Status: Exempt (Salary)




Welcome Place Staff Pay Grade: TBD

Position Summary

The Director of Welcome Place Child Care will assume overall responsibility for the daily operation and oversight of the

program while maintaining a balance between the ministry and business objectives of Welcome Place. The Director will

ensure that excellent services are provided to the children by highly qualified staff in a Christian environment. The Director

will profess a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and be actively involved in a Christian church.

Education and Experience Requirements

The Director will meet the following minimum education and experience qualifications:

1. A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college and (3) years of experience in an early

childhood program. Additional preference would be placed on college level education in early childhood

education, elementary education with a kindergarten endorsement, or child development and family studies, and /or

a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.

Skill Requirements



Excellent oral and written communications skills: Able to clearly present information through spoken or written

word; reads and interprets policies and procedures.



Interpersonal relationships: Ability to work well with the parents of enrolled children, Welcome Place Staff, and

staff members of the Southport Presbyterian Church. Ability to build relationships that enhance the operations and

mission of Welcome Place and Southport Presbyterian Church.



Proven ability to build and manage an effective team: Able to effectively manage staff members, and create

positive environment that maximizes results and employee engagement



Ability to maintain confidentiality: Able to be tactful and handle sensitive information and situations pertaining

to child care families and staff.



Demonstrated success in managing a daycare or similar operation: Exhibits clear understanding of managing

an operation like an early childhood development program, knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices,

classroom management, and regulatory requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Directs the daily operation of the Welcome Place Child Care Center under the supervision and in cooperation with

the Business Administrator.

a. Interviews, hires, trains, supervises, schedules, and evaluates the Welcome Place staff. Documents and

informs the Business Office of all personnel changes in a timely manner.

b. Cooperates with the Director of Financial Services in creating and managing the Welcome Place Budget.

Oversees the expenditures of the Welcome Place to comply with budgetary limits and goals.

c. Supervises the purchase of supplies including education material, art supplies, and food items

d. Plans and staffs the elementary-age Summer Day Camp program.

e. Plans and implements fund raisers and special events.

f. Organizes and conducts staff meetings, events and programs.

g. Maintains a knowledge of and information on area day care centers to ensure market position, charges,

staff salaries and benefits and to maximize the financial position of the Welcome Place Care Center.

h. Maintains an understanding of and applies State and other regulations that govern child care ministries.

i. Establishes initial contact with prospective parents; maintains on-going support system for parent and

family concerns.

2. Directs the care, guidance, and education of the Welcome Place children.

Position Description:

Director – Welcome Place Child Care

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a. Establishes over all objectives and direction for curriculum and supports lead teachers in planning

developmentally-appropriate curriculum and activities. Establish strong Christian foundation for faith


b. Assigns children to classrooms to ensure age-appropriate placement while maintaining correct child/teacher


c. Observes teachers and support staff at regular intervals to assess completion of goals and objectives

established for classes.

d. Assume role of classroom teacher as needed to maintain teacher/child ratios.

3. Other Duties and Responsibilities

a. Other duties may be assigned from time to time that will enhance and ensure the smooth operation of the

Welcome Place Child Care Center.

b. Faithfully participate in the weekly Staff Meetings and prayer times.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has direct supervisory responsibilities for the Welcome Place staff. This position is responsible for

maintaining personnel records and providing guidance and work direction for the Welcome Place Staff. Duties include

managing employee schedules, resolving staff issues, and addressing parent concerns.

Job Complexity

Work requires substantial judgment in applying well-established procedures and methods, understanding and applying

regulations that govern child care ministries, evaluating staff performance, organizing information for reports, solving

personnel problems, communicating with parents and staff and handling sensitive and confidential information.

Environment and Conditions


The Director will spend over 50% of his/her time developing and maintaining business contacts within the organization and

up to 15% of his/her time with external contacts. The purpose of these contacts is to make administrative decisions related

to the operation of Welcome Place Child Care Center.

Working Conditions

The Director will spend most of his/her time in a semi-private office with approximately 80% sitting and 20% walking and

will normally lift less than 20 pounds. The Director will utilize Welcome Place and/or Church Policy Manuals. Office

equipment used includes: computer, printer, copier, fax, telephone, etc.