Columbia Church is seeking a experienced Child Development Center (CDC) Director who is excited about helping us realize our vision to bring the best practices in a state-of-the-art environment to a world-class program. Our pedagogy is a Reggio inspired philosophy and described as student-centered and constructivist that utilizes self-directed, experiential learning in relationship-driven environments.
The Child Development Center Director will lead the Full Day program and staff, and provide supervision of the Morning Program Director, Bilingual Afternoon Program Director, and 4 Specialists that serves families with children 18 months to Pre-K. Beyond the obvious qualities of a love for Jesus, a gifting in educational leadership, and a desire to serve God in the local church, the most desirable candidate will be a highly motivated, creative team player with a background in early childhood education.
Desirable Candidate Qualities include:
Values the child as strong, capable and resilient.
Strong and effective leadership and supervisory skills to inspire a large staff.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Possess Emotional Intelligence skills.
Energetic, outgoing, and professionally driven to exceed goals.
A Christian with a growing faith.
Minimum of a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education or related field with preference for a masters degree in Early Childhood Education, Educational Leadership, or related field.
3-5 years of educational leadership directing a weekday preschool center.
2-4 years of teaching in a weekday preschool center.
About Columbia Church
Columbia Church, located just 8 miles from the nation’s capital, is a diverse family united under a single mission statement: “To ignite passion for Jesus Christ from Metro-Washington to the world.” Columbia, rich in tradition and contemporary relevance, offers ministry in seven languages and fourteen stylistically unique weekend worship services in two locations.
Columbia is truly many congregations in one large church. What binds us together as a close-knit family is our common mission, our deep love for Jesus Christ, and our determination to make a difference in the world. Over her rich life, Columbia has responded to growth in 5 different moves and expansions and with a 6th building phase underway to renovate a new worship center and state-of-the-art children’s space.
The Child Development Center Director is an integral part of the Discipleship Team and will help champion Columbia’s vision disciples young children and families in our weekday preschool program. Our work is rooted in our Christian faith, a partnership with parents and inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. The CDC Director will work collaboratively with Children’s pastor to provide seamless ministry to th...e families and will report to the Pastor for Discipleship.
To find out more about who Columbia is and our mission to reach Metro-Washington with the good news of the gospel please check out our website at www.columbiabaptist.org where you can discover who we are as a church.
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