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Belmont United Methodist Church

Director of the Belmont United Methodist Church Weekday School

Belmont United Methodist Church


Job Summary


Since 1947, the Weekday School (WDS) has been a ministry of Belmont United Methodist Church and is currently seeking a Director capable of building upon the school’s well-respected history and reputation as a nurturing, collaborative community that fosters personal growth and a love of learning among the staff, children and families.  WDS Director is a part of the Church leadership team and reports to the Senior Pastor.  The Belmont Weekday School is licensed by the State of Tennessee Department of Human Services and is a Three-Star center.

The Director is responsible for all aspects of the daily operation of the WDS, including curriculum development, staff hiring and management, marketing and communication, recruitment and enrollment, parent relations, budget development and oversight, purchasing of supplies and equipment, property maintenance and other duties that may be identified on an ongoing basis.

Job Responsibilities


Staff Oversight

  • Lead a team of teachers and the WDS Business Manager
  • Interview, hire and guide new teachers and support staff and coordinate the staffing of classrooms, including hiring and scheduling substitute teachers as necessary and maintaining state mandated teacher to student ratios at all times
  • Observe teachers and advise on their classroom leadership, team collaboration, curriculum implementation, parent relationships and adherence to the mission of the WDS
  • Work with staff to set individual goals and education plans
  • Conduct formal performance reviews and lead regular staff meetings
  • Identify personnel problems and take appropriate action as deemed de necessary

Student Recruitment and Enrollment

  • Develop marketing, advertising and recruitment plans as needed to maintain optimal school enrollment
  • Conduct tours for prospective families and organize all marketing and enrollment materials

Communication and Parent Relations

  • Develop relationships with parents of students and be available to parents to hear and respond to any concerns, including scheduling conferences as necessary
  • Oversee the production of a monthly newsletter to parents and other communications to parents as needed
  • Oversee the maintenance of the WDS website and other social media presence (Assisted by Business Manager)

Community and Church Relations

  • Serve as liaison between the WDS and the broader Church community, implementing ministry priorities, addressing concerns, and maintaining open and ongoing communication
  • Uphold and foster Belmont’s core values of Hospitality, Nurture, Diversity and Mission. 
  • Promote and sustain the WDS, ensuring it is a visible and vital ministry of the church
  • Provide reports and ministry metrics to relevant church committees
  • Work effectively with the Church staff regarding scheduling of events, the physical plant and personnel

Business Management

  • Prepare the annual operating budget (income and expenses), tuition plan and staff compensation plan (Assisted by Business Manager and Church administrative staff) and monitor the WDS bank accounts
  • Plan for equipment purchases as well as playground and accreditation expenses
  • Work collaboratively with the Church Property Committee, WDS Oversight Board, and Finance Committee to identify and oversee WDS property needs and capital improvement projects
  • Oversee the annual WDS Calendar, schedule school fundraisers, and community-building/social events
  • Work with the administrative staff of the church to provide all necessary information for payroll, tuition and after school costs so that they may be dealt with in a timely manner

Organizational Leadership

  • Serve as an organizational leader, maintaining professional relationships with the Senior Pastor, WDS Oversight Board members, other Church Leadership and Staff, and volunteers of the church. In so doing, attend necessary committee meetings of the church, including but not limited to WDS, finance, and property committee meetings. 
  • Attend WDS events such as Back to School Night, Fall Fest, and other scheduled WDS activities as needed

Licensing and Health Standards

  • Ensure that child and teacher documents are in order
  • Keep the school environment healthy and safe in accordance with state licensing and NAEYC standards
  • Set and oversee Emergency plans
  • Schedule training required by state licensing such as First Aid, CPR, Medication and Epi-pen, and the training required by federal OSHA standards, NAEYC Accreditation and Professional Development
  • Supervise and maintain NAEYC accreditation standards
  • Oversee the adherence to the state licensing standards and the three star program
  • Seek the expertise of other professionals and experts (including early childhood, social services,health and NAEYC accreditation support professionals, clergy and staff, artists, psychologists and other early childhood experts) to enhance the quality of the Preschool and ensure the curriculum is adequately preparing its preschoolers for kindergarten through training and consultation



  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or a related field (Master’s Degree is preferred.)
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of early childhood classroom teaching experience
  • At least one (1) year of supervisory or program administration experience
  • Knowledge of NAEYC accreditation and state licensing procedures
  • Skill in the admissions process (including recruiting new families)
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven leadership, as well as managerial and organizational skills
  • A track record for being flexible, approachable and inspiring positive collaboration
  • Demonstrated ability to relate sensitively to children, parents and staff
  • Openness to, and interest in, the spiritual formation of children
  • Computer and email proficiency
  • Basic financial management skills

Additional Information


  • Competitive salary based upon experience and education level. Medical, dental, vision STD, AD&D and retirement benefits are available
  • Full details regarding work hours, paid vacation, salary and benefits will be addressed during the interview process and upon offer of employment
  • Belmont UMC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national or ethnic origin.

How to Apply

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  • Date Posted: March 9, 2020
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Education
  • Start Date: 05/01/2020