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Preschool Director, St. Columba Catholic School

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12 months
Full Time
4/4/2019 11:55 PM Pacific
TBD, based on experience
Date Posted: 3/8/2019 Application Deadline: 4/4/2019 11:55 PM Pacific
Employment Type: Full Time Length of Work Year: 12 months
Salary: TBD, based on experience Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1
Contact: John Amann
Job Description / Essential Elements: Print   

Position Title: Pre-School Director                                              Hours:   Full time

Supervised by:  Principal                                                           FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Summary: The pre-school director must have a passion for the mission of Catholic education. The pre-school director will build and maintain a Christ-centered program that develops the whole child, builds self-esteem, fosters learning through play and academics, develops an attitude of service, and sparks imagination for learning. This position offers the unique opportunity to work with the pastor and principal in establishing the preschool; applying for licensing; establishing a mission and philosophy; creating the preschool environment; designing curriculum; enrolling students etc.

 Education & Experience:

  • Must have at least 12 postsecondary semester units in early childhood education from an accredited college or university. The units specified must cover child growth and development, child, family and community and program/curriculum units, 4 years teaching experience in a supervised Child Care center, and 3 or more units in Administration or Staff Relations.


  • AA degree in Child development, 3 units in Administration or Staff relations, 2 years teaching experience


  • BA degree in Child development, 3 units in Administration or Staff relations, 1 year teaching experience


  • Child Development Site Supervisor Permit or Program Director Permit

 Other Requirements:

  • CPR/FIRST AID certificate and successful completion of a 15hour Health and Safety course
  • TB test must be completed prior to employment
  • Background clearance by LIVESCAN prior to reporting for work and a signed statement regarding criminal conviction is required

 Primary Responsibilities:

 Laws & Licensing

  • Assures compliance with State Licensing Child Care regulations including completing appropriate paperwork for initial licensing
  • Assure compliance with applicable state and county codes and regulations
  • Oversees all management of the pre-school
  • Supervises and directs activities of preschool staff to ensure conformity with governmental law.
  • Plan and implement a safety program for the preschool, keep informed of the preschool's legal responsibilities and liabilities.
  • Prepares annual budget and perform within the budget


  • Purchase equipment and supplies and arrange for repairs and maintenance.
  • Manage and stock supplies as needed. Replace equipment as needed.
  • Recruit applicants to fill staff vacancies and select staff members.
  • Arrange for substitute help as needed and conduct regularly scheduled staff meetings.
  • Plan for and conduct fire/emergency/disaster drills.


  • Design preschool program and schedule to maximize enrollment
  • Interview parents of prospective students.
  • Facilitate frequent communication with parents
  • Plan for parent orientation.

Nurturing Environment:

  • Ensure a loving and safe learning environment for the children
  • Develop age appropriate creative curriculum
  • Facilitate classroom management
  • Directs and guides pre-school staff
  • Coordinates volunteer staff

 Knowledge & Skills:

  • Friendly with excellent people skills
  • Professional demeanor
  • Comfortable with technology and familiarity with Microsoft office suite
  • Thorough knowledge and familiarity with the organizational structure and practices of the Roman Catholic Church; must be willing to become a certified catechist.




Requirements for Applying

  • Copy of Transcript
  • Letter of Introduction
  • Resume

  • Child Development Permit - Program Director

Requirements for Applying

  • Copy of Transcript
  • Letter of Introduction
  • Resume

  • Child Development Permit - Program Director

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Application Deadline: 4/4/2019 11:55 PM Pacific

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