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Preschool Director (Junior Academy)


Christian Academy School System



The Junior Academy Preschool Director will be a dynamic individual with previous preschool management experience. It requires a minimum of four years experience and holding educational credentials or Director’s credentials appropriate to operation of a preschool specializing in ages 2-5.  Responsibilities include curriculum development, meeting licensing requirements, managing staff, enrolling students, budgeting, maintaining food, and program development. 


Supervise day-to-day operations of  preschool: supervise all children’s programs and ensure overall health/safety of the program
Supervise the day-to-day operations of the School Age Care program for the elementary students
Work with Elementary Principal to assure policies and procedures are in compliance with Christian Academy School System
Actively promote the school, its philosophy and its mission
Attend school functions, Open Houses, and pertinent meetings
Oversee Junior Academy enrollment process 
Set up class sections based on schedule and student/adult ratios
Conduct tours of facility to potential families
Coordinate chapels

Responsible for ongoing development, evaluation and oversight of the Christ-centered, developmentally appropriate curriculum
Assist staff in the supervision and guidance of preschool children and deal with discipline challenges
Communicate and clarify school policies and philosophy to parents, teachers and other staff; orient and mentor new parents; orient and mentor new teachers
Conduct parent conferences in coordination with teachers
Advise and guide parents in the area of Kindergarten readiness
Write letters of recommendation in coordination with teachers
Review potential child development issues; assist teachers in the identification of developmental issues in children, advise and counsel parents regarding these issues, and refer parents to appropriate resources

Staff Management
Manage and schedule teaching staff and assistants work schedules, including summer and vacation breaks
Mentor and guide Junior Academy Teachers and assistants
Facilitate First Aide/CPR training through the school nurse
Conduct performance evaluations
Facilitate professional development workshops and seminars for the staff
Manage staff following school procedures, including employment, discipline, etc.
Coordinate Teacher/staff scheduling and classroom coverage
Coordinate staff recruitment and orientation with Elementary Principal and Human Resources Department
Keep apprised of current education requirements for all staff and ensure compliance
On-going enhancement and growth of the Junior Academy program, including curriculum development
Effective leadership, guidance and communication to the faculty and staff
Excellent academic, social, and emotional development for these young students as evidenced by readiness for kindergarten through informal assessments and observations                          

Reporting Relationship:
The Junior Academy Preschool Director will be responsible to the Elementary Principal.
A complete job description will be provided prior to interview.



The candidate shall possess characteristics that reflect: 
A strong clear Christian testimony with a mature and godly spirit
A daily example of the highest Christian virtue both in and out of school
Commitment to faithful attendance and support of a church whose beliefs are in agreement with the Statement of Faith
The ideal candidate shall possess:
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education preferred
15 completed hours of health and safety training including pediatric CPR and pediatric first aid certifications
Four years qualified teaching experience in a preschool classroom environment
Proven leadership skills: ability to supervise dynamic and diverse staff
Excellent interpersonal skills & ability to deal with conflict
Excellent communication skills; written and verbal
Knowledge of budget, finance and licensing requirements



Work Schedule

Set Hours


Discussed at interview


Below is an overview of benefits Christian Academy School System offers. Complete policy and benefit details are available in our Employee Handbook.

Eligibility of the following benefits begins the first of the month following 30 days of employment.

Tuition discounts for employees with school age children are offered for children in Kindergarten-12th grade.
50% discount for all full-time faculty beginning on the first day of employment.
A prorated discount from 0% - 50% based on scheduled annual number of work hours is offered for non- teaching employees after the first year of employment. Beginning on the first day of employment, the employee will receive half of the total discount.
In addition, tuition assistance may be available to those who qualify based on need. The Tuition Assistance Coordinator may be contacted for additional information.
We want to minimize the economic hardships that may result from an unexpected short-term illness or personal injury to an employee. Therefore, we provide paid sick days beginning the first day of employment.Employees must use all paid time off before any unpaid time off is approved.
Full-time employees are granted 10 sick days each year. Three of these days may be used as personal days.
Part-time employees are eligible for paid sick/personal days on a prorated basis.
At the end of the school year, unused sick days will be banked for future use up to 40 sick days.
Sick days issued for the current school year and/or banked sick days may be used when the employee or the employee's immediate family member undergoes:   
Employees must use all paid time off before any unpaid time off is approved.
Employees with a minimum of 12 months of employment and 1,250 hours of service during the 12-month period immediately preceding the commencement of the leave, may be eligible for a total of 12 work weeks of unpaid family or medical leave during the applicable 12-month period.
Leave may be taken for the following reasons:
The birth of the employee's child or for the placement of a child with the employee for adoption or foster care.
In order to care for the employee's spouse, son, daughter, or parent who has a serious health condition. If the child is over 18 years old, he or she must be unable to care for himself or herself due to a serious health condition.
For a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the functions of his or her position. A "serious health condition" usually requires either inpatient care or continuing treatment by or under the supervision of a health care provider.
A covered family member's active duty or call to active duty in the Armed Forces or to care for an injured or ill covered service member. A covered member is a current member of the Armed Forces and/or National Guard or Reserves. Additional details/requirements for this type of leave are available through Human Resources.
We provide paid bereavement leave for all regular full-time employees, when experiencing a death in the immediate family.
Immediate family consists of spouse, children and stepchildren, (step) siblings, (step) parents or legal guardian, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, grandchildren and grandparents
Paid Leave:   
Up to three working days for in-town services
Up to five working days for out-of-town travel
Paid vacation benefits are provided to year-round (12 month) employees (both full-time employees and part-time employees on a prorated basis) for their rest and relaxation. Newly hired full-time employees may use five paid vacation days after completing six months of service and the remaining five days after completing one full year of service. Newly hired part-time employees are eligible for prorated vacation time after completing six months of service. Eligible full-time employees earn vacation time annually on each anniversary date according to the schedule below:
Less than 10 years of completed service – 10 days
After ten years of completed service – 15 days
After fifteen years of completed service – 20 days
Any employee at Christian Academy School System who serves on a jury in any duly constituted local, state, or federal court shall be granted leave with full compensation for the period of actual jury service.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to be involved in professional development activities. Attendance in approved seminars, training sessions and conferences are included.  
We encourage employees to attend mission trips during non-school time, such as breaks and summer. Employees approved to chaperone Christian Academy-sponsored trips may be granted professional leave and may participate in one trip per school year.
The following days are the nine paid holidays:
New Year's Day 
Good Friday 
Memorial Day 
Fourth of July 
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Friday following Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
Metlife (EAP Services provided through MHN, Inc.)

This benefit is available to any employee enrolled in the long-term disability coverage for emotional matters, financial planning and legal matters. Employees have access to counselors either by phone or face-to-face, also available are referrals to local services and/or resources and self-assessment tools.

Required Education

Bachelor Degree

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