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January 10, 2022
Preschool Director
The Preschool Director oversees the Gramercy Place Preschool and is the supervisor for the St. Andrews Place preschool site director. The Preschool Director is responsible for curriculum, evaluation, professional development and parent and family engagement and communications for both preschool campuses. The Preschool Director ensures compliance with state licensing for both the St. Andrews Place and Gramercy Place campuses.

The St. Andrews Place Preschool has between 22-28 children and the Gramercy Place Preschool has 60 children. The Preschool Director oversees the faculty at the Gramercy Place Preschool (12-15) and works closely with the site director of the St. Andrews Place Preschool to evaluate faculty, schedule classes and develop curriculum. The Preschool Director works very closely with the Director of Admission on preschool admissions and attends all of the preschool admission tours. In the fall, several of these tours are on Saturday mornings.

The Preschool Director is a member of the senior administrative team and reports to the Head of School. This position requires a minimum of a BA in early child development or a related field and a minimum of 3-5 years of preschool administration at the assistant director or director level. The Preschool Director must be a strong writer, verbal communicator and collaborative and solution-oriented. The Preschool director should respect and love early childhood and be deeply knowledgeable about these first years of learning.

This position is compensated very competitively, a generous pension and health care plan, with 90% tuition remission (open to all staff) for accepted children, four weeks of paid vacation and 20 school holidays throughout the year.

Essential Functions/Duties:
• On any given day, the Preschool Director manages a faculty of 12-15 employees and works with children, primarily ages 2-5 years old.
• Develops, refines and oversees the preschool curriculum – represents the preschool on the all-school Curriculum Committee
• Creates teacher schedules each summer
• Oversees all faculty evaluation at both preschool campuses
• Supervises the site director at the St. Andrews Place campus
• Manages the preschool budget at both campuses
• Complies with all NAEYC and CAIS requirements, as well as city/state licensing
• Other duties as assigned by the Head of School

About St. James’ Episcopal School

St. James’ Episcopal School is a community that values academic rigor, compassion, curiosity, kindness, critical inquiry and joy through excellence. We adhere to a strong belief that an elementary school’s primary purpose is to inculcate in children a lifelong love of learning, a commitment to community, a profound curiosity about people and the world, and gratitude for the opportunity to make our complex world more compassionate, empathetic and nurturing to all of God’s children.

Established in 1968, and encompassing most of a block on St. Andrews Place, and a preschool on Gramercy Place, St. James’ is comprised of 365 students and over 73 employees, whom we refer to as “staffulty” due to the belief that everything at St. James’ is the curriculum and that all employees are teachers.

St. James’ Episcopal School believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, ancestry, national origin, disability, marital status, age, sexual orientation, medical condition, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local discrimination laws.

Maritza Jimenez
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