Saraland United Methodist Church

Director of Early Learning Center

Saraland United Methodist Church
Saraland, Alabama, United States

Date Posted: 07/24/2017
Categories: Children's Pastor - Christian Education - Christian Teacher
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Saraland UMC is hiring a full-time director of our Early Learning Center. This position directs the approximately 16 staff and 100 children, ages birth through K4 throughout the year, as well as an expanded program through grade five during the summer. This position oversees the administrative, management, programming, and spiritual areas of this ministry. We love our children and families, and want to see this ministry connect new children and families into the wider ministries of Saraland UMC. Our program consistently remains at full-capacity with a strong reputation among families and kindergarten teachers in our region. We deliberately try to stand apart from other programs by providing small class sizes, hands-on love and care for each child, the highest possible educational foundation for children preparing for kindergarten and, most importantly, a growing relationship with Jesus. 


Some requirements include:

-Previous personnel and budget management experience, especially within a ministry or educational setting with children.

-Committed Christian with a track record of involvement in a local church setting

-Joining our church as a member to align the ministries and mission of our ELC and church.

-Experience and capacity in handling conflict and management.

-A degree or certification is a plus.


Some job responsibilities include:

-Administration: Overseeing budget, tuition, purchasing, posting payments, records, and database management.

-Visioning in order to keep moving our program forward

-Communication with teachers and family

-Overseeing our curriculum and teaching plans

-Connecting families to Christ and the ministries of Saraland UMC

-Overseeing health and safety standard requirements

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