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Preschool Director for Young Children's School

Oak Grove UMC Young Children's School
1722 Oak Grove Rd, Decatur, GA 30033
$42,000 - $45,000 a year - Part-time, Full-time


1722 Oak Grove Rd, Decatur, GA 30033

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  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance

Full job description

Oak Grove United Methodist Church Young Children's School

Oak Grove UMC’s Young Children’s School is searching for a new Director. Exceptional applicants will have familiarity with the United Methodist Church. The Director of the Young Children’s School is a member of the Administration Team and serves the Mission of the Church by carrying out the priorities set forth by the leadership of Oak Grove United Methodist Church and is supervised by the Executive Director. This position provides support in developing and maintaining positive relationships with the community of the Young Children’s School: ministering to the whole child – physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual.

Employment Status: 30 hours/week; benefits available


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Education or Early Childhood Education
  • 2 years experience in the fields of early childhood education and management
  • Computer skills
  • Ability to work well with others and to delegate
  • Demonstration of current knowledge of child development research and trends and a willingness to stay abreast of changes to best practices
  • Ability to maintain the preschool’s philosophy and develop a long-term vision
  • Ability to set a tone of trust, love and respect for all constituents of the preschool community


  • Plan a program of education and care suited to the needs and the ages of the children enrolled.
  • Provide daily supervision of the teachers and staff of the school.
  • Provide training and performance evaluations throughout the year for all staff. Maintain personnel files for all YCS employees.
  • Recommend to the Executive Director all new hire, termination, and non-renewal decisions.
  • Attend staff meetings of OGUMC.
  • Schedule and lead monthly Young Children’s School staff meetings.
  • Ensure all staff complete required child abuse prevention and First Aid/CPR classes.
  • Ensure that staff members obtain required, updated training and proper medical examinations annually.
  • Work cooperatively with the Finance Director to develop the annual School budget, monitor compliance with the budget during the course of the year, and oversee the financial operation of the school. The Board of Stewards shall have authority to establish the level of tuition and fees.
  • Review and sign all check requests for YCS funds.
  • Work with the Director of Children’s Ministry to ensure a regular Chapel program in keeping with the Church’s theology and purpose.
  • Attend all meetings of the YCS Advisory Group.
  • Maintain school certifications as required.
  • Direct YCS summer program, Camp Acorn.
  • Oversee marketing and publicity for the school, including school website maintenance.
  • Comply with the governance of the Board of Stewards, which governs the policies and procedures of Oak Grove UMC.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $42,000.00 - $45,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Decatur, GA 30033: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • management: 2 years (Required)
  • Early childhood education: 2 years (Required)

Work Location: In person