First UMC Wichita Falls: Preschool Director

Date Posted: 6/14/2018


First UMC Wichita Falls, Wichita Falls, TX

Job Description

School for Little People preschool is an exceptional place for children ages 1-5 to be loved and nurtured as they grow and develop. For over 50, years our purpose has been to aid children’s self-discovery by allowing and encouraging them to explore and experience their environment.

First UMC Wichita Falls is seeking a full-time, state-qualified preschool director. The Director is responsible for daily operation and instructional leadership. The Director trains and supervises a staff of 25+, sets instructional objectives for 130 children in 11 classrooms and works to build rapport with parents.

Responsibilities Include

  • Apply the mission statement and philosophies of the school
  • Manage a developmentally appropriate curriculum that meets all requirements set by Texas and NAEYC
  • Ensure a safe environment for the children in our care and manage day-to-day activities at the preschool
  • Hire, train, supervise, encourage and mentor 25+ staff members
  • Ensure all staff has proper certification and meets all requirements for being in the classroom
  • Establish performance goals and objectives, evaluate staff performance and manage career counseling
  • Work actively with staff to maintain high curriculum standards and morale
  • Visit classrooms, observe teaching methods, and examine learning materials
  • Review instructional objectives and adjust accordingly
  • Administer record keeping
  • Maintain rapport with parents, including handling tours and marketing
  • Be able to explain and answer procedural questions
  • Meet with other administrators, parents, and community organizations
  • Prepare budgets and annual reports and determine spending responsibilities
  • Step in to teach classes as needed
  • Develop a positive working relationship with church staff

Required Skills

  • At least 21 years old with one of the following:
    • Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education or similar from an accredited college, or
    • Bachelors degree with 36 hours in Early Childhood Education from an accredited college, or
    • Bachelors degree with a teacher’s certification
  • 3 years classroom experience or equivalent
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Familiarity with Texas minimum standards for childcare centers and state pre-kindergarten guidelines
  • Familiarity with NAEYC standards is preferred

 

How to Apply

Mail resume to: First United Methodist Church
attn: Rev. Georgia Harrison
909 10th Street, Wichita Falls, TX 76301
or email resume to Rev. Georgia Harrison at
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (940) 766-4231


 

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