Other Management, Program Administration, Teaching, 0-5
4 Year Degree
Amazing Life Games (ALG) seeks an energetic, motivated and talented Executive Director who is passionate about play-based, early childhood education. The Executive Director will strive to inspire a dedicated team of teachers, build our vibrant community of parents and alumni, and encourage the healthy development of our students through play.
For 50 years, ALG has engaged children ages 2.5 to 5 years through play and outdoor learning in Washington, DC. We believe: (1) play is the foundation of all learning; (2) children need the skills to resolve conflicts and work collaboratively; and (3) the outdoors is critical to developing the whole child.
The leader of ALG will actively promote these values, in addition to green living(composting, organic gardening, recycling) and healthy eating (whole foods, low/no sugar). As a cooperative preschool, ALG has a committed and diverse community of parents and alumni who reflect our city and believe in the mission of the school.
In the COVID era, ALG offers a safe in-school experience focused on outdoor learning, with contingency plans to pivot to virtual programming if necessary.
The ALG Executive Director will:
Lead a dedicated and passionate team of 6-10 teachers to implement a play-based curriculum that is developmentally appropriate.
Engage our young students in their own learning and problem solving by creating a safe, positive and nurturing environment.
Build a robust and diverse community of students by managing the annual admissions process.
Grow our vibrant community by building a positive school culture, fostering teacher relationships and engaging families with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Manage all financial, regulatory and administrative aspects of the school.
Work with a parent-led team to develop and execute the school’s fundraising plan.
Possess a thorough understanding of educational licensing requirements, and other District of Columbia guidelines and requirements.
Support a parent-led Steering Committee, report to the ALG Board of Directors and collaborate with a church Board of Trustees (ALG’s landlord).
ALG offers an extensive benefits package including:
ALG follows the DC Public School calendar during the school year and runs a four-week camp in summer. We expect the Executive Director will work 45 weeks per year at full- or three-quarters time, at least for the 2021-22 school year. The school is open from 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Please send cover letter with salary requirement, resume, an educational philosophy statement, and 3 references to:
Since 1971, Amazing Life Games Preschool (ALG) has been teaching children ages 2.5 to 5 years of age in Washington, D.C. through PLAY.
Young children learn best through play. At ALG, highly trained teachers support children’s natural inclination for play by providing rich learning opportunities, while encouraging independence and social connection. As a cooperative, families contribute their unique experiences and talents to the school by working in the classroom. Children leave ALG as open and eager learners who are ready to embrace, question, and contribute to their community.