Westminster School for Young Children Director Position
Westminster School for Young Children in Nashville, Tennessee is seeking a dedicated individual to serve as its director. The director must have the academic qualifications and personal commitment to the church’s mission for the school, as well as be prepared to be the school’s operational and pedagogical leader. Specifically, we prefer the director to hold a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field and have at least five years of teaching experience as well as managerial experience. The candidate should be familiar with the Presbyterian tradition and willing to work with the church to support these traditions as appropriate for the school.
The director will demonstrate a passion for early childhood education, visionary leadership, strong oral and written communication skills, management expertise and the capacity to oversee financial operations. This position will report to the board, a committee of the church, and will focus on the following essential functions:
Build and maintain a culture of excellence
Work with the board to establish programs that implement the philosophy, objectives and policies set forward by the school and the church
Ensure the school is fiscally-sound for near and long-term perspectives
Oversee and contribute to curriculum development
Direct the admissions process
Manage staff development, evaluation, training and recruiting
Uphold parent communication
Continue all accreditations and memberships
Maintain health and safety requirements
Work with church faculty and staff as appropriate
Westminster School for Young Children partners with its families to provide developmentally-appropriate preschool education in a respectful, creative, nurturing, Christian environment. It is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and holds a Three Star rating from the State of Tennessee. The staff includes 40 highly-skilled teachers trained in early childhood education as well as additional admin staff. The school day is from 8:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. WSYC was founded in 1947 and is a mission of Westminster Presbyterian Church.
The person who fills this position needs to have a heart for children, and understand the importance of playing deeply, needs to listen and love our parents and our faculty.
The position includes full benefits and pension. Salary commensurate with experience. Applications are now being accepted.
Please send all resumes to:
Director of Christian Education
Westminster Presbyterian Church
3900 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37205
Specifically, we prefer the director to hold a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field and have at least five years of teaching experience as well as managerial experience.
About Westminster School for Young Children
Westminster School for Young Children in Nashville, Tennessee was founded in 1947 by Westminster Presbyterian Church. To this day, it continues to be a strong ministry for the church. Considered one of the premier preschools in the area, WSYC prides itself on seamlessly blending a warm, nurturing environment with a creative and intelligent curriculum. Each day our teachers engage children in an adventure of growing, exploring and experiencing a joy for learning.