First United Methodist Church, Fulshear

Director of Early Learning Center (Preschool)

First United Methodist Church, Fulshear
Fulshear, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 07/24/2017
Categories: Christian Education
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Director of Early Learning Center

First United Methodist Church

Fulshear, Texas


Church Summary

First United Methodist Church, Fulshear (“First Fulshear”) is a vibrant, growing church with a strong, historical presence in the city of Fulshear, Texas.  The expansive master planned communities surrounding the city are transforming Fulshear from a small ranching community into one of the fastest growing cities in Texas and renowned Fort Bend County (Houston metro).  First Fulshear is currently a 380+ member congregation with a steadily growing ministry to children and families.  First Fulshear established a full-time, fully equipped preschool, the First Fulshear Early Learning Center (“FFELC”), in 2002 which has steadily grown in its reputation as a highly-regarded, Christ-centered preschool serving the surrounding communities.


Position Summary

The Director of the Early Learning Center (“Director”) is a full-time position responsible for the day-to-day administration, operation, and success of the school.  This includes the academic program, staff management, and operation of the school’s facilities and resources.  The Director is also responsible for the school’s compliance with the state minimum standards for child care.  By leadership and example, the Director ensures a safe, caring, productive learning environment for our students.  The Director is supported in these duties and responsibilities by the Assistant Director of the Early Learning Center and guided through reporting relationships to the Senior Pastor and Chair, ELC Committee, of First Fulshear. 


Qualifications & Core Competencies

  • A strong testimony of faith and an active, mature relationship with Jesus Christ; strong desire to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with children and their families.
  • Theological beliefs and perspectives that are closely aligned with our church and the Wesleyan expression of the Christian faith.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or similar discipline is preferred, along with minimum of six credit hours of business management coursework.  At minimum, a Child Development Associate or Certified Childcare Professional credential with at least six credit hours of business management coursework is required.
  • A current Director’s Certificate issued by the Texas Department of Family Protective Services and at least three years of Director experience with a licensed preschool are required.
  • Proven track record of strong leadership in a preschool, public school, or licensed childcare setting is expected as well as demonstrated proficiencies in organizational, managerial, and communications.
  • Demonstrated ability to listen and communicate well (written and oral) with young children, parents, teachers, and staff; clear passion for seeing families grow in their faith together.
  • Proficiency in social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, website management) and MS Office software, especially Word, Power Point, and Excel.
  • Dedicated team player; skillful team builder and leader; proven ability to recruit, develop and lead professional and volunteer staff for the school.
  • Ability to self-innovate as well as stimulate creativity in others; readily adaptable to fast growing, changing environments.
  • Organization skills that ensure effective management of administrative tasks, finances, and programming.  Ability to delegate responsibility and ensure completion of assigned tasks.


Key Responsibilities

  • Assure compliance with applicable state and county standards, codes and regulations pertaining to health, safety, and licensing of the school.  This includes adherence to all minimum standards set by the Texas Department of Family Protective Services.
  • Oversee the implementation and delivery of the school’s curriculum.  Ensure by observation, training, and student assessments, effective instruction of the curriculum by the faculty.
  • Supervise, recruit, train, and develop school faculty and staff.  Lead and collaborate with faculty and staff the planning of instructional activities and lessons that promote developmentally-appropriate student learning.
  • Enforce school policies, procedures, and guidelines.  Following an established process, develop and implement new policies and procedures as required.
  • Build strong relationships with the school’s students and families as well as with the First Fulshear staff and leadership.  Establish and maintain robust communications with parents on all required and incidental school matters.  Regularly communicate with the Senior Pastor and Chair, ELC Committee, on school matters beyond the scope of normal day-to-day operations.
  • Manage the fiscal operations of the school, including the budget process and collection of enrollment fees, tuition, and other receipts.



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