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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

John Wesley UMC, Little Lambs : Preschool Director

John Wesley United Methodist Church in Tallahassee is accepting applications for the position of Little Lambs Preschool Director. Requirements for the position include a degree in Early Childhood Development or a CDC with experience and Director’s Credential with VPK endorsement. Excellent communication, evaluative, and computer skills are needed.  Responsibilities include implementing and supporting the vision and goals of the ministry of JWUMC, supervising preschool teachers, volunteers and visitors, preparing the preschool budget, maintaining attendance records for VPK and ELC, collecting tuition, coordinating regular staff meetings, maintaining preschool requirements for DCF, and other needed duties required to operate a certified preschool. Selected candidates will be required to pass a criminal history background check. Submit cover letter and resume to Rev. Bethany Douty at:    pastor@johnwesleyumc.com

Preschool Director needed in Maitland FL

We are looking for an experienced director for our Christian preschool
in Maitland, FL to work 25-30 hours a week. The school hours are
Monday-Friday, from 9:00am-1:00pm (early and after care also offered).
Must have an active DCF staff and director credential (with VPK
endorsement) and familiarity with processes for DCF, 4C, DOE, and
The Early Learning Coalition. The ideal candidate will have excellent
written and verbal communication skills, organizational and
administrative skills, and be comfortable with Microsoft Office. Along
with having a strong relationship with Christ, the candidate must be
passionate about building relationships with families, children and staff,
and have a great sense of humor. The candidate will usually oversee
classroom activities and curriculum but must be willing to be hands on
and cover classrooms when needed. Must be comfortable planning and
executing special events throughout the year for preschool children and
families.
We are a ministry of Asbury United Methodist Church and, as such, the
director will participate in church staff meetings and work to engage and
invite our preschool families into church activities. The director is also
expected to become an active member of the church.
Job Type – Part-time
Interested applicants should email a copy of their resume and cover
letter to Pastor Chris Jones (pastorchris@asburymaitland.org). More info
about the position can be found below.
Asbury United Methodist Church
Job Title: Director, Asbury Early Learning Center
Reports to: Senior Pastor and Preschool Board
Summary: This ministry will enable the people of Asbury United Methodist Church and the surrounding
community to grow in their Christian faith by offering and supporting preschool education for children
that is fully integrated with Christian values.

Vision Statement for the Ministry: The vision is to provide a Christ-centered environment for
preschool children that is consistent with educational pedagogy and practices; supportive of the school’s
philosophy and objectives; and relevant to the growth of the whole child.
Mission Statement for the Ministry: The mission is to ensure that a Christ-centered environment for
learning is created and maintained in all classrooms; to provide curriculum that is purposeful, challenging,
and age appropriate; to consider, with fairness and objectivity, the perspective of the child, the parent, the
staff, and the church community at all times; and to cultivate the mental, physical, and spiritual potential
of each child to the best prepare them for school.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 Administer the total school program.
 Supervise staff by overseeing daily functions and visiting classrooms on a regular basis
 Asbury Early Learning Center (AELC) is committed to a hands-on approach to
administration and the high visibility of the Director on the preschool campus.
 Meet all disciplinary guidelines.
 Ensure individual progress reports are completed in a timely manner.
 Oversee planning and implementation of all preschool special events.
 Administer the school finances and prepare fiscal reports as required.
 Assist in the preparation of the preschool’s annual budget for each fiscal year (January
1 st -December 31 st ) and manage expenses with the VPK regulations, VPK reports are
prepared and submitted in a timely manner, VPK regional and district meetings are
attended either by the Director or a designee.
 Oversee the curriculum for all classes.
 In conjunction with the pastoral staff, schedule and conduct weekly Chapel for all
classes.
 Ensure that all teaching staff certifications are adequate and continuous.
 On a yearly basis, maintain accreditation to appropriate Early Childhood Organizations
and Associations.
 Provide ongoing staff training that may include spiritual, academic and relational issues.
 Responsible for hiring and termination procedures in conjunction with Staff Parish
Relations Committee.
 Maintain a trained substitute staff.
 Evaluate staff once each school term.
 Maintain personnel records.
 Plan, conduct, and record emergency drills.
 Consult with appropriate church staff on a regular basis to ensure that consistency in
record keeping and reporting is maintained, maintenance issues are corrected, and staff,
student and/or parent issues are addressed in a timely manner.
 Constantly review procedures to ensure a safe environment is provided for staff and
students.
 Promote unity among the staff members by offering encouragement, support, prayer, and
assistance as needed.
 Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Requirements/Experiences:

Spiritual Maturity – A professional commitment to Jesus Christ that is demonstrated through
Christian growth, is modeled through spiritual leadership and lifestyle, and is affirmed
through membership specifically at Asbury.
Professional and Educational Requirements – A degree in Early Childhood Education or its
Equivalent; Child Development Associate (CDA) or a CDA waiver; Director Credential
with VPK Endorsement (4C Early Childhood Program 10 hour and 30 hour Certificates
within 10 months of first day of work ; CPR Certificate, First Aid Certificate; Must complete
a minimum of 10 clock hours of in-service training annually during the state’s fiscal year
(July 1 to June 30) of which 5 hours must be on the topic of Literacy; Must complete in-
service training renewal.
Skills and Abilities – Strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to conference
with parents in a non-judgmental, professional manner; ability to multitask and deal
comfortably with teacher issues and classroom situations; ability to encourage personal and
spiritual growth among the staff; strong management and organizational skills; ability to
implement the policies as set forth in the operating policies and other approved policies of
Asbury UMC as they pertain to the preschool; and openness to a multi-cultural student body
and staff.
Experiences – Minimum of three to five years of experience in an early childhood education
environment or relevant educational background.

Consent to Criminal Background Search:
Because this position involves interaction with all types of members of the church as well as community
members, the church requires prospective employees to voluntarily submit to a criminal background
check. By signing the necessary agreement, prospective employees specifically consent to the
background check and waive any claim against the church for performing said background checks.
Evaluation and Compensation:
This position reports to the Senior Pastor and Preschool Board and will receive an annual performance
review by the supervisor. Compensation is reviewed annually by the Senior Pastor and the Staff Parish
Relations Committee.