Director, Preschool (Gilbert, AZ)

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Location: Gilbert, AZ

The Preschool Director is responsible for all aspects of establishing and operating a Full Service, State Licensed, Preschool program for children ages 6-Weeks through Pre-Kindergarten. This includes leadership, staff recruitment, child enrollment processes, DAP curriculum development, classroom management, staff development, and First Things First Administration.

Essential Job Functions
  1. Lead a team of teachers and other staff in the establishment and operation of a premier Christian preschool, including day-to-day operation and routine special events.
  2. Develop and implement a marketing/advertisement plan that creates interest in the Preschool and fuels strong enrollment.
  3. Recruit and train teachers and other staff as needed to staff preschool classrooms and special events.
  4. Establish enrollment processes that ensure children are enrolled efficiently, acclimated smoothly into their classrooms and monitored to ensure success.
  5. Function as primary contact person for parents/guardians on enrollment, assimilation, progress, and all other matters pertaining to the Preschool.
  6. Implement approved Developmentally Appropriate Practice curriculum and Bible-based curriculum in a manner that is fun, educational, and appropriate for a Christian Preschool environment.
  7. Implement classroom management practices that exceed state standards and ensure a safe, secure, and orderly Preschool environment.
  8. Regularly monitor, evaluate, and develop preschool staff ensuring a “continuous learning” culture is developed and fostered and that classroom management practices are continuously improved.
  9. Lead the creative use and proactive upkeep of children’s ministry facilities and grounds.
  10. Develop an annual budget for the preschool ensuring needs are met and profitability targets are realized.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience

This position requires a minimum of 3 to 5 years experience as a leader in a children’s education capacity. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field is preferred. The successful individual will be a strong leader with a solid work ethic, possess a passion for teaching children, and have the ability to function as an administrator. Other requirements include a valid fingerprint clearance card, negative TB test and CPR certification. A working knowledge of NAEYC accreditation standards and special event planning is a real plus.

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