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Preschool Director

Heritage Learning Center Annapolis, MD

  • Expired: April 20, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.

Job DescriptionHeritage Baptist Church in Annapolis, MD, is seeking a director to build and grow our preschool.The Heritage Learning Center has been nurturing and teaching young children in the Annapolisarea for over 35 years. Now in a post-pandemic restructuring, we are eager to find an energetic,highly organized leader to help us with a ground-up approach to early learning that is creative,thoughtful, and intentional. We are invigorated by this chance to re-envision and re-create theideal preschool environment.PURPOSE AND MISSIONThe Heritage Learning Center (HLC) is an active ministry of the weekday children'sprogramming of Heritage Baptist Church (HBC).

The Director of the HLC will provideadministrative leadership that enables HLC to fulfill its purpose of providing a Thoughtful,Intentional, and Creative learning environment that nurtures each child's spiritual, cognitive,physical, and social-emotional development. The Director will operate under the guidance ofthe... Associate Pastor of HBC and the Heritage Learning Center committee, and work inpartnership with the Church.RESPONSIBILITIES1.

Operate HLC in compliance with MSDE Minimum Standards for Childcare Centers,HBC church policies, and other applicable Federal and State regulations.2. Manage the annual enrollment process. Includes developing marketing and advertisingmedia to generate interest and increased visibility.

Participate in social media &website activities.3. Build and maintain the annual operating budget, which involves recommending acompetitive annual tuition schedule. All budgets to be approved and managed inconjunction with the Heritage Learning Center committee and HBC Financecommittee.

Report the HLC budget at the appropriate HBC business meetingsthroughout the year.4. Create strategies to attract and retain a qualified team of preschool educators;manage the recruiting process and make final hiring decisions in conjunction with theAssociate Pastor.5. Maintain a current procedure manual and job descriptions.

Conduct ongoingassessments and annual performance appraisals for all staff; & executecompensation decisions within budgetary limitations.6. Ensure the health and well-being of the staff through coaching, conflict resolution,and professional development. Hold routine staff meetings and training to reviewgoals, disseminate information, and address time-sensitive subjects.7.

Create a safe and nurturing environment conducive to early childhood development;includes implementing the chosen curriculum and providing age-appropriate play,art, and learning experiences in a classroom structure.8. Ensure that each class is introducing children to mathematics, language, science,social studies, and faith education in an age-appropriate manner.9. Prioritize the health and safety of the children related to illness, emergencies,weather, & disasters in a safe and professional manner.

Document & practice safetydrills and communicate delays or closures with staff and parents. Attend to sick orinjured children without delay.10. Develop and encourage open lines of communication with staff, parents, andchildren.

Address and resolve all parent complaints and staff concerns andimplement communication tools to inform parents of curriculum and school events.11. Communicate efficiently and consistently with HLC staff along with HBC pastoralstaff & administration, HLC and Finance committees; includes providing updates atweekly HBC staff meetings, monthly HLC committee meetings, and quarterly churchbusiness meetings.12. Present program changes, such as hours of operations, curriculum, tuition, or othermajor changes to the HBC staff and HLC committee for approval.13.

Cultivate relationships between the school and church. Invite and encourageenrolled families to participate in weekly and seasonal ministries and activities ofHBC.QUALIFICATIONS? Minimum requirement of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college/universitycombined with 24 semester hours of early childhood or child d

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