Director of Early Learning Center

Position Director of the Manassas Presbyterian Church (MPC) Early Learning Center (ELC) Preschool

Position Type Part time, with a permanent contract (modified summer hours)

Salary Range:  $28,000-$35,000 (determined by relevant experience)

Position Description:  The ELC Director establishes and maintains preschool programs and curriculums, is responsible for marketing the school, managing enrollment, processing registrations, selects and supervises the ELC staff (one office assistant and up to 18 teachers).  Maintains communication and professional relationships with church office and teaching staff, Parent Teacher Organization, families, the Board of Directors, and other MPC ministry teams.  The ELC Director reports to the ELC Board of Directors at monthly meetings for all aspects of the preschool operations.  Full position description here.

The ELC’s school hours of operation are 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and the program accepts children beginning at 2 years old and extends service to them through 6 years of age.  The Director of the ELC will maintain a child-focused, play-based environment, making the care and development of the children their first priority.  The ELC Director is a pivotal role in this key ministry of Manassas Presbyterian Church.  The ELC Director will be sensitive to the multi­cultural community of the area.  They will be organized and responsive to the needs of managing a complex set of challenges in a preschool setting.  The ELC had an enrollment of 105 students for school year 2022/2023.

Responsibilities:  The ELC Director is responsible for the development and maintenance of the programs offered each year in collaboration with the Board of Directors.  The Director must ensure compliance with state law along with ELC By-laws and policies.  Other responsibilities include planning for staff development and monthly meetings, developing a school calendar, maintaining the resource library, following an approved budget, preparing payroll submission, and preparing payable and receivables each month.  Knowledge of updating websites and social media outlets is preferred.

Requirements:  Ability to lead, manage, evaluate, and counsel staff is required.  Must be a team player, self-motivated, organized and prepared each day.  Ability to read, write and speak English clearly.  Must be physically able to care for and provide for the safety of the children.  Maintaining Pediatric CPR and First Aid Certification is required.  Must have or be willing to obtain the Medication Administration Training (MAT) certification.  Must agree to and pass a criminal background check. 

Education/Experience Background:  Early Childhood Education degree preferred.  Significant experience (5 years or more) in early childhood development in lieu of education will be considered. 

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