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Position Title:
Director, Early Childhood Education Programs
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Brief Overview:
The First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem (FPCB) Preschool and Extended Care has been providing quality preschool and extended care experiences to young children, ages 2-4, for more than 50 years. We seek a leader for both of these highly-regarded early childhood programs.

With at least 5 years of experience in early childhood education--with a preference for leadership experience--you will be responsible for the school’s curriculum, day-to-day operations, emphasizing curiosity and joyful learning and the school’s financial planning. You thrive leading change and will creatively explore what other programs will expand our footprint in the community. You will enthusiastically develop and nurture our children’s spiritual and emotional growth, in line with NAEYC guidance. You will pursue bringing a diverse and inclusive setting to our school, and how that aligns with our church’s values. This position is 35-40 hours per week, with some core and flexible hours. Because we offer summer learning programs, you will work year-round.
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Job Responsibilities:
Lead and supervise the Preschool and its affiliated programs, including Extended Care and Summer Splash in alignment with the Vision, Mission and Guiding Principles of the school and those of the church

Possess an inquiring and active faith, providing Christ-centered leadership that welcomes all into a preschool community rich in social and cultural diversity.

Maintain a highly collaborative relationship with church staff, its leadership and each child's family.

Ensure developmentally appropriate practices that expand each child's unique knowledge, interests, skills, cultural and linguistic experiences.

As needed, recommend employment of teachers and assistants with educational qualifications, knowledge and commitment to implement the school’s approach to teaching and learning.

Organize and supervise recreational, art and enrichment activities.
Communicate effectively and creatively with students' caregivers/guardians about student progress.

Use community resources that provide educational support to teachers, families, and children as needed.

Implement and enforce applicable internal and externally-directed health and safety protocols.

Ensure annual school-year and fiscal-year budgets are prepared and competitive tuition rates established in coordination with the preschool advisory board and the church's leadership.
Educational requirements:

Four year degree in Education or related field required. Masters' Degree a plus.
Appropriate certifications required.

Experience needed:

Leading early childhood programs preferred.
Construction of online learning a plus.
Leading successful change.
Proactively encouraging a diverse staff and student population

Skills needed:

Effective communication and interpersonal skills
Patience and flexibility
Comfort level using technology
Financial Management
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Required Experience
5-10 years
Required Studies:
Bachelors Degree
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Salary Requirements:
$40,000 minimum
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Employer Health care options with an employee-paid cost share
Employee-paid dental and vision plans
Flexible Spending Plan (FSA)
403-b retirement plan
Paid time off
Expected Start/End Time:
9:00 am-4:00 pm
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Not Applicable
Required Experience:
5-10 years
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2344 Center Street

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