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Preschool Assistant Director

Company: St. Mark Community Preschool
Location: Newport Beach
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

St. Mark Community Preschool is actively seeking a qualified Preschool Assistant Director who will help oversee the daily operations and administration of the preschool program. Candidates should be experienced in the field of Early Childhood Development.

A bit about us: St. Mark Community Preschool (SMCP) is a play-based preschool in Newport Beach. Our idyllic setting includes several outdoor play and learning spaces, including our amazing Nature Yard to encourage and facilitate the children's growth outdoors as much as inside the classrooms. As an outreach ministry of St. Mark Presbyterian Church, SMCP takes pride in being a welcoming and inclusive preschool. We are proud to send our graduates off with not only the academic skills they need for kindergarten, but also with a sense of personal accountability, kindness, and compassion.

We are looking for a person who supports our play-based philosophy and is eager to embrace the rich traditions that make St. Mark Community Preschool the magic place that it is. You should possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as amazing organizational skills. You should uphold the vision of the preschool with pride and ensure that the preschool meets the minimum standards set by the state while promoting and encouraging higher professional standards as set by NAEYC and CAAEYC.

General Overview of the Preschool Assistant Director Responsibilities:

* Help to oversee the daily operations of the Preschool; able to oversee the preschool program in the Director's absence.

* Keep current on Title 22 regulations and ensure the Preschool is in compliance.

* Recruit, train, and oversee/manage staff.

* Respond to inquiries and tours to provide information to prospective families, maintain enrollment waitlist, and complete the registration process with families.

* Maintain children and staff forms, documentation, and files.

* Maintain and schedule necessary maintenance and upkeep of school grounds.

* Maintain and oversee quality care and programming for all classrooms and children.

* Provide customer service and maintain overall satisfaction of staff and families.

* Adhere to school policies and procedures; implement changes as needed.

* Manage financial transactions, working budgets, and fundraising.

* Schedule and provide on-going training and professional development for teachers.

* Oversee the planning and preparation of school events.

* Communication in person and in writing; Examples: flyers, newsletters, emails, etc.

* Additional duties as determined by the needs of the preschool.

Preschool Assistant Director Requirements:

* Early Childhood Development education and/or related field (12 ECE unites; additional preferred)

* Child Care Administration education (3-6 units or willingness to complete)

* Prefer at least 2 years' experience in Administration.

* Prefer at least 2 years' preschool classroom teaching experience.

* Strong communication, organizational, leadership, and administrative skills.

* Love for children, a passion for teaching, and the overall goal of being proud of what you help provide for teachers, children, and families.

* A desire to work as a team with the Director and staff to meet the needs of our students and their families.

Benefits: Paid sick/personal time, paid holidays and school breaks, paid professional development and conferences, medical insurance allowance for school-provided medical plan, opportunity to contribute to optional retirement fund.

Additional Requirements: Current Driver's License, ability to pass a general health screening, TB test, criminal background clearance, current immunizations, child care mandated reporter training, sexual harassment, and Healthy Schools Act pesticide training; all trainings can be completed after hiring. Must be 18 years of age or older. Any additional Title 22 licensing requirements.

Part-time position: 30-35 hours per week between 8:00-2:00pm, Monday through Friday. Additional hours, scheduled meetings, trainings, and school events as needed.

Pay: $28.00 - $32.00 per hour; depending on qualifications, education, and experience.


Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $27.00 - $32.00 per hour


* Dental insurance

* Health insurance

* Paid time off

* Vision insurance


* Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:

We have extensive protocol that we follow to help ensure the safety of our staff and children. Specific information can be provided to applicants.


* Preschool Administration: 1 year (Preferred)

* Preschool Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

Keywords: St. Mark Community Preschool, Newport Beach , Preschool Assistant Director, Executive , Newport Beach, California

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