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Job TitlePreschool Director
OrganizationZion Lutheran Evangelical Church
ContactKaren Valine
Address1010 E. Foothill Blvd.
LocationSan Luis Obispo, California 93405
Phone(805) 543-8327
Emailpreschool@zionslo.com
Position Overview-Position Title: Director of Zion Lutheran Preschool

Pay: $50,000.00 - $60,000.00 per year depending on education and experience
Benefits:
● Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
● Paid Vacation
● Paid Sick Leave

Zion Lutheran Preschool is looking for a full-time Director who is excited about developing a center from start-up, casting a future vision, and developing resources to achieve a nurturing, play-based education for toddlers and preschoolers in the San Luis Obispo area. As a ministry to Zion Lutheran Church, this warm and welcoming Christian preschool shall serve families of all spiritual backgrounds and provide an appropriate learning experience for children aged 18 months to kindergarten.

The location of Zion Lutheran Preschool, San Luis Obispo, California, is nestled between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and in 2018, was named America’s Happiest City. It is surrounded by mountains and pristine beaches, year-round sunny weather, a relaxed pace of life, and is home to California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), (voted Best in the West by Forbes and US News & World Report), as well as smaller community colleges and top-ranked high schools.

This unique center requires an ambitious, professional leader who has a solid understanding of the foundations of the LCMS Christian faith, Lutheran tradition, and values a team concept of ministry.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum Education:
Prospective director shall have completed ONE of the following FOUR prior to employment:
1. High school graduation or GED; completion, with passing grades, of 15 semester or equivalent quarter units as specified in 1A and 1B below at an accredited or approved college or university; and at least four years of teaching experience in a licensed child care center or comparable group child care program.
A. Three of the 15 units required in 1. above shall be in administration or staff relations.
B. Twelve of the 15 units required in 1. above shall include courses that cover the general areas of child growth and development, or human growth and development; child, family and community, or child and family; and program/curriculum.

OR
2. An associate of arts degree from an accredited or approved college or university with a major or emphasis in early childhood education or child development; and at least two years of teaching experience in a licensed child care center or comparable group child care program.
A. Three semester or equivalent quarter units shall be in administration or staff relations.

OR
3. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited or approved college or university with a major or emphasis in early childhood education or child development; and at least one year of teaching experience in a licensed child care center or comparable group child care program.
A. Three semester or equivalent quarter units shall be in administration or staff relations.

OR
4. A Child Development Site Supervisor Permit or a Child Development Program Director Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Must successfully pass a pre-employment physical examination, including a tuberculosis clearance, and a fingerprint/background check consistent with state requirements for working in centers for early childhood education. Possess (or obtain by date of hire) and maintain current certification in pediatric CPR, First Aid, and fifteen hours of Health and Safety Training.

REQUIRED SPIRITUAL BELIEFS:
It is expected that the director will:
1. Be a deeply committed Christian.
2. Demonstrate a willingness to share God-given talents with the school, church, and community.
3. Demonstrate a willingness to grow both spiritually and professionally.
4. Believe and actively support the preschool’s Mission and Purpose Statements.

If you are experienced in early childhood education, possess the necessary qualifications, have excellent interpersonal communication skills, a deep love for children and their families, value a Christian-based early education program, and can support the LCMS Word and Sacrament ministry, you are the kind of director we are looking for.

To complete an application, please go to www.zionslo.com/preschool Job posting open until filled.
Questions may be directed to zionpreschool@zionslo.com.

Expiration7/15/2023

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