Job Description – MPUMC Preschool Director
Summary of Position
Responsible for maintaining the daily operation of the facility, a warm and friendly environment
and a quality Christian-based, child-centered program. Leads and supports the staff through
teamwork and mutual respect to achieve individual and classroom goals.
Must have a strong interest in and a developmentally appropriate understanding of early
childhood education. Must have a working knowledge of anti-bias programming, emergent
literacy, district kindergarten standards and expectations.
Must have a strong Christian faith and desire to create synergies between the church
congregation and the preschool.
*Position subject to a successful background check.
Work Year: August through May (some summertime camps), from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Mondays – Friday.
Well versed knowledge of GA - BFTS (Bright From the Start) licensing standards and
Proficient computer knowledge using Microsoft Office Suite products and Facebook
Proven organization and communication skills consistent with both preschool children
and adult needs.
Proficient with budgeting and monitoring organization financials.
Bilingual in Spanish desired.
License or Certification:
First Aid and CPR certification is required.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Management and Planning
1. Implement and maintain the Preschool program philosophy, goals and objectives.
2. Interview, hire, train, supervise, evaluate and terminate staff. Also, conducts annual
assessment of classes and teachers.
3. Collect and document fees and tuitions and maintain financial records. Provide tuition
receipts for families upon request. Take measures to collect past due tuitions. Works
with the church staff to ensure deposits are made.
4. Meets with the Preschool Board at least quarterly to discuss policies, present ideas, and
5. Operate within the budget and obtain quotes for capital expenditures in consultation
with the MPUMC Board of Trustees and staff board designee.
6. Presents the preschool to visitors, including new and prospective children and parents
and provides facility tours for new/prospective families.
7. Maintain detailed records for children and personnel.
8. Maintain child information and class lists.
9. Arrange for appropriate substitute staff when necessary.
10. Determine emergency procedures when a child is injured, as well as a risk management
11. Help teachers design and facilitate the preschool curriculum including the incorporation
of Christian principles. Utilize staff input to create empowerment and team approach to
12. Conduct back-to-school teacher in-service training and parent informational meetings.
13. Plan and facilitates activities, field trips (in-house and off-site), special visitors, parent
meetings and family events.
14. Attend at least 6 hours in-service, conferences and seminars as required by GA – Dept.
of Family and Child Services (DFCS) making sure to be connected to a least one
preschool director association.
15. Notify church office of room requests prior to the beginning of each school year needed
for school activities and family events. These requests are in addition to the daily
16. Plan for and facilitate weekly chapel times for each group of students.
17. Check for playground safety (i.e. Ants/water/ broken play equipment).
1. Facilitate an atmosphere of cooperation, teamwork and mutual respect.
2. Organize and facilitate staff meetings and monthly team building events.
3. Be available for individual direction and conferencing with teachers and co-teachers.
4. Provide staff with in-service opportunities and continuing education for CPR licensing.
5. Communicate daily with staff including parent/child information that affects class
6. Establish and maintain an open, friendly, warm relationship with each staff member.
7. Consistently work to translate the church’s mission into the goals and outcomes of the
Preschool including attendance at full church staff planning meeting.
8. Work with teachers to ensure that developmentally appropriate, Christian-based
activities are being implemented and measured.
9. Provide orientation for new staff members.
10. Prepare evaluations of the staff including development goals. Be responsible for
documenting all positive and remedial procedures.
1. Organizes informational content related to the Preschool for distribution on the
church’s official website and MPUMC Preschool Facebook page.
2. Stimulate and encourage parent involvement and listen and respond to parent
3. Organize, facilitate and distribute parent communication utilizing Facebook and other
communication channels when necessary.
4. Establish and maintain an open, friendly, warm relationship with the children and family
enrolled in MPUMC’s preschool program.
5. Maintain frequent interaction with the children and staff in the classrooms.
Commitment to Professionalism
1. Knowledge of the church’s mission statement and facilitate the preschool’s role in
helping to fulfill that mission.
2. Support the Preschool’s code of ethical conduct, which is consistent with the United
Methodist Church’s Book of Discipline and MPUMC’s Safe Sanctuary guidelines.
3. Support the professional growth and development of colleagues by sharing materials
and information and providing helpful feedback and encouragement.
4. Promote the Preschool’s philosophy and educational objectives.
SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO: Info@MountainParkUMC.org
Contact: Rev. Dr. Amy Valdez-Barker
Address: 1405 Rockbridge Road Stone Mountain GA 30087
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