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Grace Preschool Director

Grace Preschool Director

Reports To: Director of Administration- Grace Community Church

Position Summary:

Grace Director is a full-time position. It is the responsibility of this position to supervise the overall operations of the Grace Preschool, including staffing, curriculum, and administrative decisions. The Director plans and executes normal duties within established policies and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop and monitor quality services for children.
Approve expenditures and ensure the center operates within the approved budget.
Recruit, hire, train, and retain quality staff.
Provide ongoing supervision and direction to all staff of the center.
Provide opportunities for staff orientation and training.
Ensure the programs for children are appropriately developed and executed.
Manages the work schedule of teachers and administrative staff
Evaluate teachers to ascertain performance, teaching methods and response to children is in accordance with policy and procedures.
Maintain state license regulations for a child care facility.
Make presentations to the oversight committee and various committees of the Church.
Maintain effective communication between administration, staff, parents, volunteers, and the Church.
Handle all childcare matters related to the daily operations of the center.
Keep abreast of research and new development in the field of early childhood education. Review & adjust the annual budget and present to the Grace Preschool Board.
Review and authorize purchase of instructional materials and teaching aids such as books, toys, and games designed to stimulate learning.
Confer with parents regarding facility activities, policies, and enrollment procedures.
Confer with teaching staff regarding child’s behavior or learning problems. Recommend methods of modifying inappropriate behavior and encourage learning experience.
May perform classroom teaching duties during absence of regular teacher.                                               Confidentiality is of utmost importance in this position as you are privy to personal information of children and staff.

Various duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Understanding of child development and family dynamics.
Understanding and ability to implement the overall mission of Grace Preschool.
Broad knowledge of administration and business practices, accounting, finance, and child development center services.
Crisis management skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent management skills, including planning, directing and supervising.
Must have strong leadership skills
Ability to access, enter, modify, and retrieve data on a personal computer.
Ability to read, write, and speak the English language.

Work Environment:

Time is spent in the daycare facility divided between desk work and supervision of staff
Must be able to fill in the classroom as needed
Must be willing to spend long hours standing, walking, kneeling, and be able to lift at least 30 pounds.

Education and Experience:

Must be a Christian and reflect Christian Principles in all behavior and actions.
Must be 21 years old.
Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education and qualify for a Level 3 Administrator as determined by the NC Division of Child Development. Must have EDU 119, 261 and 262.
Must participate in professional development, maintain teacher credentials and keep current Must have all First Aid and CPR certifications
Must have a minimum of 3 years experience as a preschool director or 5 years experience as a Lead Teacher in a preschool classroom
Must be fully licensed by the state and local municipalities
Must pass a criminal background check

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Apply by emailing resume to Lisa Ellis at: lisa@graceforall.org

Grace Preschool Lead Teacher

Grace Preschool is looking for Lead Teachers. We are hiring talented and loving teachers who want to work in a supportive and encouraging environment that promotes professional development and continued education. At Grace we strongly feel that happy and well cared for teachers create high-quality loving environments.

Lead Teachers are responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate educational experience for young children in a 5-star setting. The lead teacher is responsible for creating an environment that promotes the social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth of the participants in their assigned classes. This person is responsible for developing creative and developmentally appropriate lesson plans and implementing them in their classrooms. The lead teacher must work in cooperation with the teacher assistant and all other personnel of Grace Community Church.

Click here to learn more about the position. Apply through Indeed or by emailing your resume to Erica Simmons at: erica@graceforall.org

Grace Preschool Assistant Teacher

Grace Community Church in Marion is looking for teacher assistants for the new preschool. The school is scheduled to open Feb. 1st. We have Lakeshore classrooms, competitive pay, incredible work environment, and more! We will be working toward 5 stars and will have low ratio classrooms.

Teacher assistants are responsible for assisting lead teachers in the classroom and providing a safe and developmentally appropriate educational experience for young children in a 5 star setting. The teacher assistant is responsible for creating an environment that promotes the social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth of the participants in their assigned classes. She/he should serve as a team member in developing creative lesson plans and implementing them in their classrooms. The teacher assistant must work in cooperation with the lead teacher and all other personnel of Grace Community Church.

Click here to learn more about the position. Apply through Indeed or by emailing your resume to Erica Simmons at: erica@graceforall.org

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