Job Announcement: Director of the Trinity Campus Child Development Center
Buncombe Street United Methodist Church is located in Greenville, SC. We have a Downtown Campus, and a Trinity Campus on Augusta Street. Since our beginnings in 1834, we have remained committed to scriptural holiness. Through an offering of wonderful programs of mission and outreach we work to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ.
The Director of the Trinity Campus Child Development Center is responsible to organize, administer and manage the Trinity Campus Child Development Center (CDC) while providing a nurturing environment where all children can develop and learn to their fullest potential.
Position Responsibilities – Essential
Responsible for the overall day to day operation of the Trinity Campus CDC.
Ensure that the CDC is functioning at full capacity.
Work with the CDC Board of Directors to create and maintain long-range plans to meet CDC goals, this includes a monthly progress report to be presented to the board, and consultation with the Board on matters of strategic significance.
Manage, organize, administer, and evaluate the CDC.
Attend workshops and conferences related to the work as approved in the CDC budget.
Make recommendations to the Church Property Committees concerning maintenance and improvements so that a safe, sanitary, and attractive environment will be provided.
Manage and help prepare annual budget, in consultation with the CDC Board of Directors.
Review and approve invoices to ensure the CDC is staying within budget.
Be knowledgeable on all local, state, and federal regulations to ensure that the CDC meets such standards.
Coordinate children’s spiritual guidance with the Children’s Minister.
Coordinate with the Director of Evangelism and the Associate Minister of Discipleship to integrate the families of the CDC into church membership.
Work with the Church Maintenance Engineer and custodial personnel so that the CDC facility is maintained in a safe, sanitary, and comfortable condition.
Monitor curriculum to ensure it is developmentally appropriate and of high quality.
Review each child’s status report to ensure progress and work with the teachers/children for any who are falling behind.
Maintain an appropriate and professional relationship with all families and staff.
Respond to parent requests/concerns in a timely and professional manner.
Ensure accurate record keeping.
Manage the Trinity Campus CDC staff, including counseling, corrective action, and termination if required.
Follow DSS and BSUMC screening and hiring requirements for CDC staff, volunteers, and others who are to provide services in the facility.
Maintain complete and accurate administrative records related to personnel, including volunteers and emergency persons.
Ensure each employee, upon employment, is aware of their job duties, Safe Sanctuary policies, and statutory requirements of reporting suspected child abuse or neglect.
Review all center policies at least annually with staff.
Provide continuous in-service training for staff.
Conduct on-going planning sessions and annual performance evaluations with staff.
Ensure CDC employees have a current first aid and infant/child CPR certification.
Ensure compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements as required by DSS, DHEC, BSUMC, and other accrediting regulatory agencies.
Process and maintain a DSS license in the current Director’s name.
Post all required notifications in the appropriate areas.
Maintain complete and accurate administrative records related to enrollment and attendance.
Ensure the CDC is compliant with the “Safe Sanctuary” Policies of BSUMC.
Notify Department of Child Protective Services or local law enforcement when it appears that a child has been or may have been abused and /or neglected in accordance with South Carolina Code Annotated Section 20-7-510.
Be able to maintain accreditations and license required by SC Law and DSS.
Keep CDC Board of Directors appropriately informed of changes in personnel.
Position Responsibilities – Non-Essential/Other
Perform other duties as requested by the Church Administrator.
Essential Skills and Experience
Maintain First Aid, CPR, and Bloodborne pathogens training.
Complete 16 hours of Child Development Continuing Education annually in professional development and curriculum as required by DSS regulation.
Maintain all required certifications.
Possess valid SC driver’s license.
Ability to use judgment and discretion with confidential information. Confidentiality required.
Ability to effectively supervise and motivate a very diverse staff.
Ability to track, measure, and hold employees accountable for annual performance goals.
Ability to provide constructive feedback to enhance employee’s performance.
Historically, education has been an integral component of the total ministry of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church. The Child Development Center functions as a service to church members and to the surrounding community. The CDC provides a nurturing environment where all children can develop and learn to their fullest potential. Learning is based on concrete experiences within a play atmospher...e. It is our firm belief that these are the most formulative and important years of a person's life. The concepts learned during the early childhood years are the foundation for all that follows. Thus, the CDC is one means through which the Church expands its total mission outreach
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