Preschool Director
Posted: February 2017

Founded in 1971, Mount Olivet Preschool is a “Best of Arlington” award-winning half-day preschool in the Arlington, Virginia community. A ministry of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, our classes range from a 1-day program for infants as young as 3 months to a 5-day Pre-K program for 5-year-olds. Working with the Church’s Director of Children and Family Ministries and the Preschool Committee, the director will create a learning environment that will prepare children for the years to come. This is a year-round, full-time position with benefits. Core responsibilities, qualifications, and skills can be found by clicking below.

Mount Olivet Preschool Director Founded in 1971, Mount Olivet Preschool is a “Best of Arlington” award-winning half-day preschool in the Arlington, VA community. A ministry of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, our classes range from 1-day program for infants as young as 3 months to a 5-day PreK program for 5 year olds. Working with the Church’s Director of Children and Family Ministries and the Preschool Committee, the director will create a learning environment that will prepare children for the years to come. This is a full time, year round position.

The core responsibilities of the position and the areas in which success will primarily be evaluated are:

1 Craft a relevant vision for the Preschool, within the context of the mission set by Church leadership, educational advancements and competition within the community

2 Oversee and guide the day-to-day operations of the Preschool, including coordinating curriculum across classes

3 Cultivate and ensure a Christian, inclusive and safe environment

4 Hire, manage, and identify the training and developmental needs of teachers and staff and hold regular staff meetings

5 Develop and manage budgets to ensure the most effective use of financial resources to maintain daily operations of the Preschool

6 Create systems of communication that will facilitate an ongoing dialogue between the Preschool and Preschool families

7 Initiate opportunities for collaboration between Pastoral, Children’s Ministry and Preschool staff to ensure shared activities and events

8 Build relationships within the community and maintain a visible public presence to promote an awareness of the Preschool and its mission

9 Plan and coordinate facility usage among church and Preschool staff

10 Maintain communication with Arlington county and VA Child Care

Services Qualifications and Skills:

– Bachelor’s degree required, preferred in either child development, early childhood education or related field

– Some classroom experience (e.g. preschool, daycare or grade school) preferred

– Proficient with personal computer and software, including Microsoft Office applications, as well as social media programs, email newsletter, etc.

– Strong leadership and decision-making skills

– Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form, including capable speaking in front of large and small groups

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Linnea Carlson | Lcarlson@mtolivet-umc.org