We are seeking a Director for St. Paul’s Day School, a preschool located in the Riverside area of Greenwich CT, serving Two-year old through Pre-K children. We hope to have our new Director in place before the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Our next Director should have experience in early childhood education and be a very energetic, enthusiastic, strategic thinker with good interpersonal skills and a love for children. Candidates need to be able to create a solid curriculum that can attract new families to the school with a goal of increasing enrollment. We are looking for someone with excellent communications skills and strong organizational skills, who can multitask and manage all aspects of a preschool including establishing and maintaining great relationships with parents, children, staff, church leadership, and ongoing schools.
Currently, we have 96 students enrolled at the Day School, between the ages of 2 and 5 years old. The school has a visible neighborhood presence, and attracts families from the area. Families are drawn by the warm, nurturing, loving, atmosphere; the competent caring faculty; and strong ongoing school placement. A large percentage of the school’s 4/5 year-olds go on to Riverside Elementary School, part of the Greenwich Public Schools.
Characteristics we are looking for in our next Director:
A strategic thinker who has the vision to create a quality preschool and set it on a path for a profitable future.
A competent administrator who can oversee the financial affairs of the School including attaining higher enrollment levels, maintaining a budget, and monitoring ongoing operating income and expenses, while working closely with the Day School Board in building a sustainable long-term strategic plan.
An excellent communicator who possesses the ability to establish strong relationships with all constituencies--children, parents, faculty, church staff and leadership, Day School Board--and can compellingly articulate the pedagogy and educational goals of the School.
A passionate advocate for children and families who will facilitate the admissions and exmissions process, leading to higher enrollment to the Day School and parent satisfaction with placement at ongoing schools.
A warm, approachable person with a presence that invites and respects the views of others, yet has a decisive mindset.
A supportive mentor of the faculty who is capable of working with them to develop a curriculum that is engaging and successful in preparing students emotionally, socially, and cognitively for Kindergarten.
The ability to maintain the necessary approvals to operate the Day School from the State of Connecticut and accreditation from the NAEYC.
Demonstrated intellectual leadership and curiosity.
A commitment to the reverence and hope of children.
Knowledge of best educational practices in preschool education, including curriculum instruction and professional development.
High moral and ethical values.
M.A. in early child education preferred.
Minimum five years of experience in preschool leadership, teaching and/or curriculum development experience; early education classroom experience is desirable.
• Evidence of one’s own continued professional growth.
Additional Salary Information: Episcopal Church Pension and Health Benefits are offered
About St Paul's Day School, Riverside CT
St Paul's Day School is licensed by the State of Connecticut, accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and is a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES). We value these relationships and wish to maintain them.
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