Preschool Director

Posted in on December 7, 2017

Old Bridge United Methodist Church

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http://Old Bridge United Methodist Church

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Full Time


Woodbridge, VA 22192


3966 Old Bridge Road

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Old Bridge UMC Preschool

Job Description for Early Childhood and Special Education Director (Director)

Position Objective:

The Old Bridge Preschool is a ministry of Old Bridge Church and is a child-centered program open to all children between the ages of two and five years old. The Preschool is proud to be able to serve children with special needs. The Preschool Director will be responsible for continuing to provide a whole-child curriculum that meets the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional needs of each child in a developmentally appropriate way. The Director will establish positive, effective communications and supportive ties with staff, Prince William County Schools, and students and their families.

 Reports to: This individual reports to the Executive Director, Old Bridge United Methodist Church

Qualifications: Must have experience managing organizations and people. Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field OR at least seven (7) years early childhood education experience which includes a minimum of two (2) years supervisory experience in a similar early childhood setting. Experience with preschool age children, and special needs children.


·         Create a warm and welcoming preschool environment that is based on positive reinforcement

·         Create and implement all policies and procedures related to curricula, hiring, and evaluation of teachers, assistants, and students.

·         Complete state licensing requirements yearly

·         Supervise and evaluate staff members

·         Sits on the Parent Advisory Board.

·         Create and implement the annual fiscal budget

·         Create all communication tools for all students’ families and staff

·         Manage all action plans for children with special needs

·         Confer and liaise with Prince William County’s Child Find Office

·         Observe and collect data for children with special needs

·         Observe and confer with staff on classroom setup, management, and behaviors

·         Advocate on behalf of the education needs of preschool children and children with special needs

·         Manage all fundraising efforts for tuition assistance, facility improvements, and new materials

·         Participate in staff development including yearly VAECE conference

·         Coordinate with church committees as needed

·         Attend church staff meetings

·         Lead staff meetings, age-level meetings, and individual action plan meetings

·         Attend IEP meetings as needed

Physical Demands: This job may require frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds. Other physical demands may be required as follows:

·         Pushing and/or pulling

·         Climbing

·         Stooping

·         Reaching

·         Talking

·         Hearing

·         Seeing

Temperament: The incumbent must be able to perform a variety of duties often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure. Must be able to interact with people from various backgrounds. Ability to adapt, perform informal evaluations and make decisions based on sensory and judgmental criteria.

 Number of Hours in Work Week: This is a full-time salaried position with varied hours (evenings and weekends) to support the various preschool programs and training.

Vacations: The Preschool follows the Prince William County school holiday schedule. Summer vacation and extended vacation periods as approved by the Executive Director.

 Work Conditions: The incumbent works in a normal church/preschool working environment and may not always have privacy or a quiet work environment.

 Evaluation: A performance evaluation will be conducted annually.

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