Preschool Director/Lead Teacher - Christ United Methodist Church, Fort Collins, Colorado

December 06, 2016

Christ United Methodist Church in Fort Collins, Colorado, is searching for a creative leader for our new Morning Glory Preschool!  Get in on the ground floor of a new preschool!   

Here is your chance to create the preschool you always wanted to have.  Be involved in facility design, construction, selection of curriculum, and staff selection

The preschool is scheduled to open for the fall term in September 2017 following a major remodel and modernization.  Our vision is to be the leading nonprofit preschool in Fort Collins and need a great leader who loves kids to help us achieve that vision.

Core responsibilities:

  • Operate and manage all aspects of the school, including business management, education and continual learning and development, marketing and communications. 
  • Instruct pre-school classes as necessary.
  • Cultivate and ensure a Christian, loving, happy, and safe environment for the children of the school. 
  • Cultivate an environment of growth of the staff with an emphasis on continuous learning by identifying the training and developmental needs of the staff.
  • Develop and manage an annual budget.
  • Manage a system for billing and collecting tuition.
  • Create systems of communication that will facilitate an ongoing dialogue between the preschool and preschool families.  
  • Ensure compliance of staff and facility with local, state, and federal guidelines.

 Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a valid Colorado Large Child Care Center Director Certificate.  Applications are accepted also if you meet all the requirements set by Colorado to apply for the certification
  • Have a minimum of 3 years' experience in managing a preschool.
  • Be proficient with computers and software, including Microsoft Office applications. 
  • Exhibit excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrate strong organizational and time management skills. 
  • Show an obvious love of children and the necessary persona to build relationships with children.
  • Have the ability to lift 35 pounds in connection with the handling of children for the facilitation of programs, child safety, and potential emergency situations.

Position details:

  • 10 month annual work schedule.
  • 30 hours per week starting August 2017.
  • 15 hours per week from January 2017 – July 2017.
  • Compensation and benefits:
    • Salary:  $24,000 to $28,800, depending on experience
    • Paid benefits starting August, 2017.  
    • Paid personal time off.
    • Paid continuing education.
If you’re qualified and want to be on the ground floor of a great preschool, send your resume and cover letter by December 16:
  • Mail: Christ United Methodist Church, 301 East Drake, Fort Collins, CO  80525
  • Email:

Contact: Debbie Eiten

Address: 301 East Drake Fort Collins CO 80526

Phone: 970-226-2341

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