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Union UMC (Irmo) is hiring a Preschool Director. Accepting applications through January 24. Email Rev. Jeri-Katherine Sipes resumes and cover letters to


Position Description    

Last Updated: December 22, 2019


Minimum General Requirements
·        Four year degree in early childhood education or related field

·        Must have a good understanding of childhood development

·        Must have a valid SC driver’s license

·        At least three years work experience in a childcare setting, such as full time childcare or a preschool kindergarten program. Experience in a church program preferred.

·        Must have some working knowledge of budgets, technology, personnel issues, supervision and state licensing policy/regulation.

·        Good general physical health and the endurance to work hours required to fulfill the job requirements

General Description
The Director is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing the weekly preschool and kindergarten ministry of Union UMC. This includes, but not limited to activities such as the early bunch, lunch bunch, and enrichment classes.


Primary duties and responsibilities

Coordinates and implements the Union UMC preschool and kindergarten ministry.

Supervise, coordinate, and evaluate the kindergarten ministry staff.

Design and implement a daily schedule of age appropriate curriculum for all ages served by the Union UMC Preschool and Kindergarten program.

Develop and administer a budget for submission to the appropriate Union UMC committee.

Receives and documents tuition payments, early bunch, lunch bunch, registration payments, and enrichment payments in the format set forth by the Union UMC Finance Office.

Collects, prepares, and maintains financial records as required by the UMC Finance Office.

Gathers or prepares the following information:

·        Newsletter and calendar

·        Staff evaluations

·        Attendance records on children

·        Curriculum

·        Bi-monthly reports to Church Council on Ministries

·        Registration forms for the school year

·        Reports to state and local agencies (DHEC, DSS, Fire Marshall)

·        Children assessments

·        Health and safety procedures

·        Parent handbook

·        Long range plans and training report

·        Inventory of educational materials and equipment

·        Assignment of all children into age appropriate classes

Ensures compliance with criteria and standards mandated by DSS for licensing

Serves as staff member of Union UMC and maintains a close relationship with the church congregation

Serves as a resource person for the other committees as necessary

Attends Union UMC staff meetings

Serves on Union UMC Preschool Advisory Committee

Works with other church staff in planning and teaching when requested

Work with the Board of Trustees to maintain facilities and ensure compliance with all state and local laws pertaining to church facilities in accordance with governmental entities

Conducts regular staff meetings and parent meetings

Composes all correspondence, Small talk newsletters, reports and bulletins for parents relating to the preschool and kindergarten ministry

Recommends the termination of preschool and kindergarten employees to the SPRC action

Plans and implements staff development, in-service, CPR, and First Aid training

Orders supplies and equipment to ensure the quality of program is maintained

Implements all policies and administrative regulations which relate to the program, personnel and students

Conducts registration for each new school year

Supervises the custodial services as it relates to the preschool and kindergarten program

Gives tours and meets with prospective families

Manages carpool

Plans, coordinates, and reserves facilities for special activities

Provides program orientation for new employees

Responsible for maintaining good public relations

Develops correspondence on behalf of Union UMC  Preschool and Kindergarten

Performs other duties as necessary

Hires all Preschool/Kindergarten Staff

Must take 20 hours of DSS Training annually

Strategic planning based on community needs, i.e. opportunities to expand programming







Key Relationships
All Preschool and Kindergarten staff

Parents of Children

Volunteers for Preschool and Kindergarten activities


NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the church and community as determined by the Senior Minister



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