Assistant Director Preschool


Job Title:  Assistant Director of The On The Rock Preschool
Classification:  Full-time Exempt
On The Rock Preschool, a Pine Castle United Methodist Church Ministry located in Orlando, FL, is a Christian school providing full day care, education and spiritual formation for infants (6 weeks and up) and children through Pre-K. Our school offers a fun, inspiring and safe environment for children to learn.
Job Summary
Reporting to the Business Administrator and Senior Pastor, this position is responsible for all aspects of operating a robust full-day program for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. This includes staff recruitment, child enrollment process, curriculum development,  classroom management, staff development, P&L and compliance.
Major Tasks, Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities

  • Provide leadership and direction for a team of teachers and other child care providers in the establishment and the day-to-day operation of an all-day Christian preschool
  • Recruit, train, and manage staff who exemplify the love of Jesus as they minister to the children and their parents. Ensure staff feels capable to contribute and flourish
  • Function as primary contact person for parent/guardian on enrollment, assimilation, progress and all other matters related to the preschool
  • Implement and maintain classroom management practices that ensure a safe, secure and orderly environment
  • Responsible for compliance with all mandated and established safety regulations and procedures, including licensing requirements
  • Select and/or develop age appropriate curriculum for a children’s education program that is fun, educational and suitable for a Christian preschool environment
  • Monitor and adhere to the annual budget and P&L management.
  • Coordinate room to resource usage with other PCUMC ministries, primarily the Children’s Ministry Director and the Sunday morning nursery needs
  • Collaborative team player with other department and ministries PCUMC
  • Contribute to the overall mission of On The Rock Preschool and PCUMC by utilizing the unique, God-given gifts and talents to perform other duties as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications and Gifts
  • Must have a deep, abiding relationship with Jesus Christ, a demonstrated spiritual maturity and a commitment to a faithful Christian lifestyle
  • Must possess or obtain VPK Director credentials
  • Must pass a local and federal background check
  • Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or the human services field is preferred
  • Three (3) or more years of related experience in a medium to large scale preschool program; including teaching experience
  • CPR certification
  • Ability to build strong relationships with parents, children and staff
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; active listener and collaborator
  • Ability to manage and motivate staff members
  • Strong planning, organizing and prioritization skills
  • Intermediate proficiency level of computer/technical skills
  • Willingness to become a member of PCUMC
Work Environment
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl when interacting with children
  • Able to lift 25 pounds on an occasional basis
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, sometimes loud music and singing
  • Based upon experience.
Please submit resume’ and cover letter to Greg Numbers at Please be sure to include contact information on your resume’.


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Phone: 4074382700, option 9


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