St. Andrew Preschool, an outreach of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, is seeking a Preschool Director with training and experience leading in an early childhood setting. The Preschool Director will be responsible for maintaining a child-centered, positive, Christian early education program through a play-based learning approach. The Director will be responsible for all aspects of supervising a staff of up to 20 teachers (up to 10 Lead Teachers and up to 10 Assistant Teachers) and up to 107 students ranging from 17 months to 5 years of age. The Preschool Director will be responsible, with the support of an Assistant Director, in maintaining all required paperwork and all modes of safe operation as required by the Virginia Department of Education. With the support of an Assistant Director and Financial Secretary the Preschool Director will maintain and operate the program within the limits of a viable annual budget. This is a 12-month salaried position with 10 paid leave days during the school year. The hours for this position are 7:45 AM to 2:30 PM Monday through Friday from late August through the end of May. Summer hours are more flexible with in-person office hours to be held at least once weekly and work from home capability for a majority of the work required.

A child development credential or one-year early childhood certificate and a minimum of two years’ experience in a preschool setting with at least one year in a staff supervisory capacity is required as designated in the Code of Virginia. Candidates with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in early childhood education or a closely related field of study are preferred. Because of the importance of a supportive relationship between the church and the preschool, candidates with a membership or connection with St. Andrew Presbyterian Church are encouraged for consideration, and close communication and coordination with the church is critical. The Director’s salary will be commensurate with a candidate’s experience and credentials in the field of early childhood education.

Interested candidates should apply by completing our Employment Application and submitting it, along with your professional resume and a cover letter, to the search committee at preksearch@sapclynchburg.org.