VNS Director/Teacher Job Posting
Village Nursery School (“VNS”) in Cornwall-on-Hudson seeks a part-time/25 hour a week Director/Teacher to lead an innovative community school serving 2-, 3- and 4-year-old children. The Director/Teacher designs and implements the creative curriculum engaging students, families and staﬀ while enhancing the VNS foundation of family, strong values and community. The Director/Teacher is also responsible for administration of the school and works closely with the Pastor of Cornwall Presbyterian Church and the VNS Committee.
The role of the Director is to supervise and lead teachers, design program plans, oversee daily activities, and administer the school:
- Overseeing teacher led classroom activities and establishing and implementing school wide curriculum goals.
- Recruiting, screening and training staﬀ and teachers.
- Creating curricula and standards that support educational excellence across multiple content areas to ensure a full academic, social and emotional development program.
- Serving as Head Teacher in one of the classrooms.
- Working with staﬀ to ensure eﬀective communication with parents and students.
- Discussing student progress with parents, supporting continued development designed for each child.
- Organizing professional development activities.
- Communicating policies and procedures to teachers and staﬀ set forth by the church council.
- Helping to prepare budgets with the VNS Committee.
- Overseeing staﬀ attendance and payroll.
- Working collaboratively to review scholarship needs and applications.
- Staying up to date with safety procedures in collaboration with the church, neighboring schools, and local police.
- Coordinating the maintenance and cleaning of the facility according to church policy.
- Networking with the community and organizing student enrollment.
- Lead communication with parents regarding administrative and financial matters, school and community activities.
The successful candidate will have the skills and knowledge to encourage children to explore, create, learn and socialize through play and age designed interaction with the world of language arts, math, science, social studies, movement and the arts. The candidate will also have demonstrated experience in assisting preschool children to develop self-esteem and independence, academic and physical capabilities, artistic expression, communication, curiosity, cooperation, kindness and respect for others.
The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, highly motivated, creative, passionate about child development and learning, eﬀective in implementing programs and kind. They will have a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and/or certiﬁcation, advanced understanding of Early Childhood Development and Eﬀective Pedagogy, at least 3-5 years as an educator in an early childhood setting, and 1-2 years in a leadership/administrative role.
- Teaching: Creating and implementing curriculum that eﬀectively encourages children to learn – developing knowledge and skills in language arts, math, science, social studies, movement and the arts.
- Communication: Collaborate and coordinate with many people, eﬀectively conveying information to teachers, staﬀ, parents and children.
- Active Listening: Ability to problem solve and listen constructively to teacher, parent and colleague concerns with a professional and empathetic approach.
- Compassion: Preschool Directors deal with a vulnerable population. Parents and students may be particularly sensitive as they begin their journey into the new experience of school. As such, Preschool Directors must be able to demonstrate compassion and concern.
- Critical Thinking: Making eﬀective decisions about the various academic and business components of a preschool calls for excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.
- Interpersonal Relations: Develop relationships with teachers, parents and children, build trust and partnerships with others and model kindness.
- Problem-Solving. Managing an entire school addressing problems, which might involve the budget, concerns from parents, or issues with teachers. Ability needed to approach problems thoughtfully and with a level head to ﬁnd eﬀective solutions.
- Writing Skills. The ability to communicate eﬀectively via family letters, curriculum webs, newsletters, social media postings, website criteria, and evaluation reports.
Cornwall Presbyterian Church is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against an employee or applicant based on race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or any other protected status under federal, state, or local law.
Job Type: Part-time 25 hours a week School Calendar
Pay: $26,000-$29000 annually
- As deﬁned in the church personnel policy
- Monday to Friday
- Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and/or NYS Teacher’s Certiﬁcation
- 3-5 years teaching in early childhood setting, 1-2 years leadership/administration experience.
Cornwall Presbyterian Church, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
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