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Preschool Director

Organization

Christian Academy of Indiana

Description

The Junior Academy Preschool Director will be a dynamic individual with previous preschool management experience. It requires a minimum of four years experience and Responsibilities include curriculum development, meeting licensing requirements, managing staff, enrolling students, budgeting, maintaining food, and program development. Responsibilities: Operations - Supervise day-to-day operations of preschool: supervise all children’s programs and ensure overall health/safety of the program. 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. Curriculum: 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. Outcomes: 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.

Requirements

The ideal 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.
Educational credentials or Director’s credentials appropriate to operation of a preschool specializing in ages 3-5. 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.

Type

Full-time

Work Schedule

Set Hours

Salary

Details will be provided during the interview.

Benefits

A complete job description will be provided prior to interview.

Required Education

Bachelor Degree — Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education preferred.

Work Location

Other — New Albany, IN

Application Process

Please go to: https://ca.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx to apply!

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