Highland Plaza United Methodist Preschool

Early Childhood- Preschool Director, Summer 2022 Start Date

Reference ID : 34782
Location : Hixson, TN
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time

Description

Summary


Summary of Position

The Preschool Director works within the context of the preschool to hold forth the program's vision and beliefs. The director must have a well-articulated philosophy of early education that aligns with the preschool's existing educational approach and curricular framework. Past work must demonstrate an ability to lead a program by implementing non-traditional, discovery and inquiry-based, or Reggio-inspired perspectives through respect and collaboration.



Duties

The Preschool Director must model joy, empathy, kindness, and integrity. He or she should possess strong leadership and administrative skills, budgetary expertise, and the ability to hire, lead, supervise, support and develop faculty to their fullest. He or she must support the idea of parents as co-responsible partners in their child's education, actively seeking their perspective and support, and sustaining the program's parent involvement group, HiPUMPS (Happiness is Parents United Making Preschool Spectacular). He or she oversees building and grounds maintenance. Nature-immersed education is a highly valued aspect of the program, with the care and maintenance of our outdoor learning environments a necessary responsibility.


Complete Job Prospectus will be emailed upon request.


Requirements

Education and Experience Required Attributes

  • Experience in preschool administration
  • Expertise in areas of early childhood development and education
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Reggio approach and its implementation
  • An appreciation for and a desire to scaffold nature-based education
  • Bachelor's degree in early childhood or a closely related field
  • 3-5 years of teaching experience
  • Basic computer literacy and skills with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite
  • Experience working in a state licensed program

Nice To Haves


Preferred Attributes

  • Master's degree in early childhood or closely related field
  • Demonstrated leadership and visionary competencies
  • Experience with being responsible to a board.

Benefits


Holidays and vacation time included

Remuneration for professional development

Benefits package provided through the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church



Salary : $38,000 to $40,000/Yr
Minimum Education : Bachelor's
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 3 Yrs
Location : Hixson, TN

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