Keizer Christian Church Preschool

Currently looking to hire a new Preschool Director

To Apply

Email your resume and a cover letter to that tells us:

  1. About your leadership experience and background in teaching and childcare
  2. Why you are interested in this position
  3. What you will bring to our program

Summary of Position

We are looking for an energetic, loving, and nurturing Director/Lead Teacher for our Preschool classroom. Candidates should be creative, flexible, and a positive leader to run our Preschool. Keizer Christian Church is a mission oriented church with a focus on our entire community. We need a self-starter to help us to create the most Christian-based educationally stimulating environment possible.

The Director/Lead Teacher candidate must be able, willing and excited to plan and implement daily lesson plans and activity schedule for the classroom. Also included is light housekeeping (sweeping after snack, wiping down tables after snack, etc.), record keeping, communication with parents and other staff, writing lesson plans for the class, writing calendars and newsletters to the families, collection of monthly tuition, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to lead with a teaching assistant
  • Ability to lead a classroom with 20 children, ages 3 to 4 years
  • Experience writing and implementing preschool curriculum
  • Ability to communicate Biblical principles as a foundation of understanding
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with parents, staff, and church leadership
  • Ability to implement church policies and procedures with staff and parents
  • Can assess the safety of the room while caring for 20 children. Able to come up with short and long term solutions to possible safety hazards
  • Has a firm grasp of each and every child's developmental level, abilities, allergies, and overall daily routine
  • Efficient; Ability to maximize use of time
  • Able to organize information, lists, and organize classroom areas/supplies
  • Able to manage and execute cleaning schedules, as well as change schedules if prior schedules are not working
  • 1 year of toddler experience required
  • Child Development Associate, AA or BA in education or development field preferred, but not required

Requirements Include

  • Go through a criminal background check
  • Infant/child First Aid/CPR certificate (current)
  • Have transportation
  • Good physical health and able to pick up/hold toddlers, be on your feet a lot, dancing, walking, jumping, playing with children etc.
  • Self-starter that works without direct supervision
  • Punctuality is TOP priority
  • Must have 2 years of preschool center experience

Additional Information

  • Preschool calendar follows the Salem-Keizer School District calendar for class days
  • Approximately a nine-month position
  • There is an ability to acquire medical insurance through the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (self-pay)
  • The Director/Lead Teacher reports to the Keizer Christian Church Council
  • Start Date: As soon as possible; Classes will start in the Fall 2017
  • Applicants must be available to work a 4 hour shift during the following hours: Monday- Friday 8:00 am-Noon, plus extra time as needed
  • Job Type: Part-time
  • Salary: $15.00 - 20.00/hour (depending on qualifications)
  • Job Location: Keizer, OR

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