MDO & Preschool Director

Mother’s Day Out and Preschool Director - Open Position

Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church is seeking a Program Director for our half-day Mother’s Day Out and Preschool Program with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a minimum of 4 years of relative experience.
Our program is an integral part of the Christian Education program at Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church. We are looking for a very enthusiastic, strategic thinker with good interpersonal skills and a love for children, who can manage all aspects of growing and promoting our school.
We are seeking a Christian who can articulate their calling to the ministry of administering a Christ-centered preschool, who has experience with the centralized church budget process, and who can also demonstrate their conviction through intentional preparation, past performance and current practice
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, train, coordinate, and supervise staff members—maintain a record on each employee
  • Curriculum development
  • Maintain regulatory compliance
  • Review and evaluate educational policies for the School, make recommendations to Board
  • Annual budget planning and management in accordance with the church budget
  • Follow and implement all directives, policies, and procedures while maintaining a high level of professionalism at all times
  • Motivate and inspire teachers by identifying strengths and opportunities amongst all staff members
  • Student enrollment
  • Maintain an accurate accounting of School supplies and equipment, purchasing supplies as needed
  • Write and/or update staff handbooks as needed
  • Hold regular staff meetings and staff training
  • Attend Board meetings (monthly, or as called) to discuss activities and requests
  • Conduct ninety (90) day “New Hire” evaluations for new staff and annual evaluations of all staff members of the Preschool and report to Board.
  • Maintain adequate and accurate work schedules for the staff as well as records of attendance in compliance with set ratio of student to staff
  • Ensure appropriate integration of the Preschool program into the overall ministry of the Church, as well as working closely with our Director of Christian Education
  • Communicate and cooperate with our Pastor concerning operational functions of the School
  • Responsible for the collection and deposit of fees
  • Be responsible for accurate financial record keeping
  • Work with the Board to establish the yearly spending plan
  • Maintain all required State and Federal records and make them available for inspection
  • Maintain a current record for each student for inspection by those authorized
  • Conduct fire drills as required by the county and state AND provide an emergency evacuation plan and post
  • Ensure all applicable licenses and certificates are current and available for inspection
  • Ensure toys, equipment, and facilities are clean, and in good repair
  • Hold fundraisers and determine where monies will be spent, with Board approval
  • Make unscheduled visits to all classrooms
  • Provide emergency plan and post
  • Provide school calendar for Board approval
  • Return feedback from staff and parents to Board
  • Director should maintain presence at the Preschool at varying times including early morning opening and evening closing.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

1. Strong leadership skills, supervisory and customer service skills with sensitivity to working in a diverse educational and Christian work environment.
2. Minimum of a bachelor’s degree (preferably with an emphasis in early childhood education) and a minimum of 4 years of experience working with children in a preschool or early developmental education environment.
3. Has demonstrated flexibility and agility for work with children in an ever changing environment.
4. Has experience in the preparation and implementation of a budget/spending plan, maintaining staff hours and schedules, and payroll.
5. Certified in Infant/Child CPR and First Aid.
6. Advanced Excel and MS Office knowledge.


Resume Submission and Contact Information

Interested parties should contact Elizabeth Mendoza.

Resumes can be submitted via email to: elizabeth.mendoza13@gmail.com

Church office number: (706)733-2275