Director of God's Discovery Kids Preschool

The Well, a United Methodist Church Rosemount, MN Full Time
5 months ago

Job Description



• At least 18 years old

• High school/GED graduate

• First-Aid and CPR qualified

• Have at least 1,040 hours of paid or unpaid staff supervision experience

• Have at least 9 quarter credits or 90 hours earned in any combination of accredited courses in staff

supervision, human relations and child development.


• Profess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior

• Full engagement in an active Christian lifestyle and discipline, including weekly worship

attendance and serving out of call and giftedness

• Commitment to personal spiritual growth and healthy lifestyle

• Considers the position a ministry calling, not simply a job

• Is in full alignment with/support of the vision of The Well

• Models standards and expectations of Christian leadership, including positivity and professionalism

Leadership Skills:

• Ability to work in a team-based, strengths-based environment

• Attention to detail, self-starter, commitment to excellence

• Responsive to the needs of staff and of children and their families

• Work as an agent of change, not a guardian of the status quo

Physical Capabilities:

• Be able to lift 25-50 lbs.

• Be able to walk, squat/kneel

• Be able to react quickly (move)


• Maintain MN licensing documentation, policies, and regulations

• Ensure that a Christian model is evident in the classroom and with the staff and Advisory Board

• To keep curriculum current, oversee its development as written by Lead Teachers. Making sure

there is a balance within curriculum which builds social play skills growth as well as academic


• Create staff training workshops at least once a year

• Be supportive of the GDK staff. Ready at any time to give advice, moral support, or be physically

in the classroom to help where needed

• Maintain budget and approve staff expenses

• Collect, track and document tuition payments

• Conduct weekly staff meetings and 2 to 3 Advisory Board meetings per year

• Supervise and give constructive feedback to GDK staff

• Communicate with GDK families via email and school bulletin information boards

• Establish and portray a positive representation of the school when interacting with current and

possible new families through emails, phone calls, and tours.

• Update and go over the GDK Preschool Staff Handbook with staff each year

• Create and oversee the following of GDK Staff Covenants

• Maintain the running and updating of school website

• Oversee quality of program, ensuring GDK continues to evolve into the best school it can be in

meeting the needs of our families and being competitive with area preschools

• Work with staff to create and run fundraising opportunities for GDK. (Examples: PJ Night,

Children’s Store, Square One Art). With input from staff deciding where those funds would most

benefit the school

• Make sure families feel a part of the GDK community/ Coordinate parent volunteers with the help

of the Program Support Assistant

• Oversee the planning of events such as open house, parties, GDK traditions, special events, and


• Stay on top of updates needed in each classroom, school hallway, school used restrooms, and

outside entrance. Always making sure GDK is putting its best foot forward with safety and


• Make sure school and art supplies are always available and ordered in a timely manner

• Maintain safety and organization of kitchenette, back room, staff workroom, hall closet, and gym

closet with help of Program Support Assistant

• Attend South of the River Director’s Meetings

• Collaborate with Church Finance Committee, Trustees Committee and the Director of

Administration regarding budget and facility

• Hire/train new GDK staff and substitutes

• Collaborate with Director of Administration regarding staffing, including background checks and

hiring procedures

• Maintain staff and student files according to licensing standards

• Be involved in helping to define GDK’s role in the Church and continue to support being a part of

The Well’s community

• Coordinate outreach opportunities with the Children’s Ministry at The Well

• Be current in First Aid and CPR training

• Report cases of suspected child abuse or neglect

• Attend Church Staff meetings as requested


Rate of compensation will be based on:

• Experience and education.

• Work agreement of hours/ week commitment


• Health, dental and vision insurance, Flexible Spending Account, 403b, PTO, Holiday pay, mileage

reimbursement for business related travel, and continuing education/staff development.


• A United Methodist background is not required, but the successful candidate must be in agreement

with the standards, theology and policies of The Well.

Send letter of interest and resume to:

The Well, a UMC

Attn: A. Jones

P.O. Box 22

14770 Canada Ave. W.

Rosemount, MN 55068

Email letter of interest and resume to:


Salary & Benefits

$35,000 - $55,000

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 403b w/employer matching
  • Paid Holidays
  • PTO
  • Flex Spending Account
  • Continuing Education/Development

Can be done remote?

  • No

About The Well, a United Methodist Church Church

United Methodist 501-750 people

Connecting people to Jesus for the transformation of our community.

Core Values

  • Living like Jesus
  • Intentionally Nonpartisan
  • Inclusive of All
  • Caring for Kids