Old South Preschool, located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay, is searching for a forward-thinking Preschool Director to expand and adapt our well-established and successful program. We are looking for someone who can lead our existing staff of highly qualified teachers to deliver the unique developmental experience we are known for while building on the existing mission by expanding our impact and service to a wider community.
First organized in 1942, Old South Preschool is a non-religious early education program that has been through many iterations. Today, we serve approximately 40 children, ages 2 through 5 in three classrooms, Monday through Friday, 8am to 3pm. Old South Preschool offers an emergent curriculum, play-centered learning, experienced and caring staff, and flexible scheduling at an affordable price. Conveniently situated in Boston’s Copley Square, we take full advantage of our city location, regularly bringing classrooms on outdoor excursions. Families and program staff create a vibrant, interconnected community that holds the development of the whole child as its focus.
We are currently looking for a director who can strategize ways to increase enrollment and adapt our program to better serve the needs of the community — needs that have changed in recent years following the expansion of Boston Public Schools’ pre-K offerings, as well as the coronavirus pandemic. This Preschool Director position represents an exciting opportunity for a creative, passionate educator and an innovative, entrepreneurial administrator who wants to use their skills to reinvigorate our program.
As Preschool Director, your responsibilities will include: 1) supervising, mentoring, and hiring teachers, aides, and interns; 2) developing educational programs in consultation with teachers; 3) overseeing daily activities; 4) communicating and developing relationships with students and their families; 5) ensuring all licensing requirements are fulfilled; and, 5) handling all fiscal duties in coordination with the church’s business office.
For the position, it is necessary that you: 1) meet certification requirements for EEC Director in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; 2) have relevant teaching and administrative experience; 3) are detail oriented; and, 4) are familiar with all the necessary requirements for operating an early education program in Massachusetts.
While Old South Preschool is not a separate 501(c)3 from Old South Church, its finances and budget function independently. The Preschool Director is, however, part of, and accountable to, the church’s administration; you will report to the church’s Director of Operations and work closely with the business office and finance committee on all financial matters. The preschool’s spaces are shared with the church's ministries on weekends, which helps to create a mutually supportive environment and relationship between school and church.
Reports to: Director of Operations, Old South Church
Application deadline: March 22, 2021
Please submit a cover letter and resume
Old South Preschool, located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay, is searching for a forward-thinking Preschool Director to expand and adapt our well-established and successful program. We are looking for someone who can lead our existing…
Please submit a cover letter and resume in pdf format.