Weekday School Director

Laurel Heights United Methodist Church Weekday School
234 W Mistletoe Ave . San Antonio TX.  

About us:

Laurel Heights United Methodist Church Weekday School (“LHWDS”) was founded in 1952 as an outreach to the community. For over sixty years we have continued to reinforce basic Christian principles through developmentally appropriate activities in each classroom.  Fully accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (“NAEYC”), LHWDS maintains the highest standards of operation.

LHWDS provides a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual development of young children, ages 3 months to pre-kindergarten. Our teachers and staff are proud to work together with each family to create a unique experience for every child that is filled with wonder and discovery.

Through enrichment classes including chapel, music, Spanish, and motor skills, all children are exposed to a variety of hands-on and minds-on learning activities and a sense of global awareness daily.  LHWDS seeks out opportunities to support each child’s development regarding academic learning, family beliefs and parenting, social interactions with others, and behavior with a goal to help young children become lifelong, enthusiastic learners.  This philosophy, based on the sound research principles that undergird the premium preschool programs in the nation, is guided by the criteria for developmentally appropriate practice as established by the NAEYC.

To learn more, please visit our website: http://www.laurelheightsweekdayschool.com/

Job Description:

LHWDS is interviewing for the position of Director of the Weekday School.  As a part of Laurel Heights United Methodist Church, the Director is responsible for day-to-day school operations, accreditation and compliance matters, and the long-range goals of LHWDS.  The Director is supervised on a day-to-day basis by a school board committee of the church, and annual performance reviews by the staff-parish relations committee. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, child development, human sciences, elementary education or similar.
  • Minimum 10 years working with children in preschool educational setting.
  • Management experience handling budget, staff and resources.
  • Strong interpersonal and mediation skills to effectively work with parents and staff.
  • Extensive knowledge of state licensure requirements and accreditation guidelines.
  • Thorough and demonstrable knowledge of NAEYC standards for accreditation.
  • Familiarity and support for play based, experiential, developmentally appropriate child centered learning.
  • Skills for working with individual families regarding special needs or concerns.

Job Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities include, but may not be necessarily limited to, the following:

  • Serve as the chief administrator of LHWDS in developing and implementing policies, programs, curriculum activities, and budgets in a manner that promotes the educational and spiritual development of each student and the professional and spiritual development of each staff member.
  • Ensure that LHWDS is compatible with the necessary legal, financial and organizational structure to continue operation.
  • All financial matters of LHWDS, including, but not limited to, payroll, taxes, deduction, insurance, budgeting, and reserve funds.
  • Identify annual objectives for the programs of LHWDS.
  • Supervise all LHWDS personnel (including hiring, dismissal, training, employee handbooks and classroom practices), directly or indirectly; and define the responsibilities and accountability of all LHWDS personnel.
  • Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with LHWDS teachers, staff, parents, Board, Laurel Heights UMC church staff, and the Parent Council.
  • Maintain status of LHWDS as a licensed and accredited child-care center; including all requirements for student files, staff files and other documentation required by licensing.
  • Communicate directly with staff, parents and LHWDS Board in a timely fashion.
  • Communicate with, appoint new members, maintain and utilize the Parent Council.
  • Have extensive knowledge of licensing requirements and ensure that all policies, practices and personnel meet or exceed all requirements.
  • Provide and organize training, professional development, and in-service days for teachers and staff.
  • Organize semi-annual fundraisers and family events and trainings.


  • Full time position
  • Competitive salary negotiable based on experience
  • Healthcare
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Retirement benefits

Mail resumes to Jay Greathouse at jegreat@gmail.com