Community Presbyterian Church Lombard
Director of The Growing Place Pre School Immediate Opening
The Growing Place pre-school has been a valued and integral part of Community Presbyterian Church for over 40 years. Community Presbyterian is a family oriented and child friendly church. The Growing Place is well known in the Lombard-Villa Park community and is highly regarded for its high standard of excellence in academic and social development for pre-school children. The Director of the Growing Place reports to the Senior Pastor with oversight from an Advisory Board under the direction of the Session Elders (e.g. Board of Directors of the church)
The role of the Director is to manage the daily operations on a full time basis. These duties include all responsibilities related to staffing, classroom curriculum, payroll and financial operations including tuition and adherence to standards of regulatory agencies like DCFS, the Health and Fire departments as well as other agencies, including the church rules and regulations.
The Director is responsible for recruiting qualified staff as needed and completing necessary background checks and training. Staff hires are approved by the Session of the church. The director is responsible for employee reviews, and maintaining updated staff records that adhere to licensing standards. The director is responsible for creating and maintaining a positive work environment which includes continuing education and in service training.
The Director is responsible for providing a developmentally appropriate, stimulating and nurturing environment for all of the students. This includes registration of students, class placement, maintenance of up to date records, and selection of appropriate curriculum
The director will be available to address student issues, parent concerns and questions and assure the presence of a growth producing environment at the pre-school. The director will be the primary point of contact for the school and will manage communications with the parents and the church facilitating opportunities for interaction between church and school.
The Director will develop the annual budget and present it for approval to Session. The Director will plan and coordinate all events and activities such as fund raising, Open House, field trips, school pictures, school parties, summer camp and in-service trainings.
In addition to a college degree from an accredited college or university, candidates for the position will have 60 semester (90 quarter) hours of credit from an accredited college or university with 18 semester (27 quarter) hours related directly to child care and/or development from birth to age 6. Experience with teaching pre-school children is preferred.
Interested candidates may submit questions or resumes to