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Preschool Director

St. James United Methodist Church
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16202 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL 33647
$50,000 - $55,000 a year - Full-time


16202 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL 33647

Pulled from the full job description

  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan

Full job description

There’s an oasis in north Tampa, Florida, where families are engaged, children are valued, and the congregation is supportive. Love college and professional sports? Check! Enjoy days at amusement parks? Check! How about live music, museums, and theatre? Check, check, and check! You’ll find all of that and more in a diverse community with close ties to excellent local schools. This church has gone through a purposeful and strategic visioning process and is poised to grow their team as they move forward in mission together.

St. James United Methodist Church is ready and excited to discover how their new Preschool Director will build upon the nearly 30-year history of this amazing & well-known ministry in the community. A solid foundation, fantastic staff, abundant resources, and expansive facilities await you. An energetic, creative, and passionate team builder with the ability to empower and disciple others will thrive at this church.

Preschool Director

St. James Preschool, Tampa Palms

16202 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa, FL 33647 $50,000 - $55,000


· Director’s Credentials/License

· Meet and maintain all requirements for FLVPK

· First Aid and CPR certification

· 3-5 years teaching experience; director experience preferred

· Bachelor’s Degree preferred


· Full-time, salaried position; flexible scheduling

(preschool follows Hillsborough County school calendar, 5 days/week, mornings only)

· Health Insurance cost paid at 85%

· Retirement plan, matched to 3%

· School holidays, plus 10 days paid Personal Time Off

· Required continuing education paid

· Discount for family in preschool

General Description

The Preschool Director is responsible for overseeing all operations, including but not limited to staffing, curriculum, program development, safety, facilities, and financial stability. The ideal candidate will have high expectations and work to create a positive Christian environment with and for staff, students, and family to continue the highly respected, quality program here at St. James.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

· Oversees daily operation of the preschool programs

· Facilitates an atmosphere that promotes teamwork, cooperation, and mutual respect

among the staff

· Actively works with teachers to ensure developmentally appropriate, Christian-based

activities are implemented and assessed

· Hires, supervises, supports, evaluates, and terminates staff.

· Coordinates and facilitates staff meetings and trainings

· Establishes and maintains an open, warm, friendly relationship with preschool families

· Manages yearly recruitment, registration, and class placements

· Provides tours to new and prospective families

· Abides by all current state and local regulations for childcare facilities, including required

playground safety.

· Oversees maintenance of the physical facility

· Serves and collaborates with Church staff & congregation as a part of the ministry team

· Leads Preschool Board Meetings

· Prepares annual school budget with the Church Accountant and oversees all accounting

processes for financial accountability

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000.00 - $55,000.00 per year


  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off


  • Monday to Friday

School type:

  • Development center
  • Private school
  • Religious school


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Teaching/Director: 3 years (Preferred)


  • CPR Certification (Preferred)
  • Director’s Credentials/License (Preferred)

Work Location: In person