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Preston Taylor Ministries

Education Director

Preston Taylor Ministries


Job Summary

The Education Director will be responsible for strengthening the academic instruction of Preston Taylor Ministries (PTM) that helps involved children to experience “joy-filled friendships”, to pursue their “God-inspired dreams”, and develop a “love for learning”. Embracing PTM’s Christ-centered mission, the Education Director, will represent PTM to PTM children and their families, volunteers, potential volunteers, and supporters. He or she will do this by demonstrating a love for God that is evident in his or her lifestyle whether or not he or she is at PTM.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Directly supervise all K-8th grade reading and STEM teachers to facilitate excellent and consistent academic instruction and lead to fulfillment of PTM’s primary goal of student connectedness.
    • Direct reports include: all part-time reading and STEM teachers
    • Ensure high-quality literacy instruction across all PTM sites
    • Ensure high-quality STEM instruction across all sites
    • Promote and provide for extra opportunities for academic development including field trips,

      reading camps, and showcases

    • Ensure all academic instruction is aligned with PTM’s mission, vision, core values, and core


    • Ensure that PTM conducts quarterly assessments for reading and STEM development
    • Lead in the measurement and documentation of student academic progress to both tell PTM

      stories to stakeholders as well as to strengthen program delivery

  2. Lead reading and STEM teachers to integrate PTM-wide themes and practices.
    • Help lead an annual PTM-wide retreat for elementary, middle, and high school students
    • Lead in the selection, purchasing, and training of all curriculum used in academic


    • Help in the placement of all PTM students in appropriate levels for reading and STEM


    • Assist in the academic program design and reporting for all academic grants
  3. Recruit, motivate, and develop a well-trained program staff.
    • Create and oversee the training program for all reading and STEM teachers to ensure

      opportunities for professional development and compliance with PTM training requirements

    • Assist in hiring process of reading and STEM teachers
  • Help ensure meaningful placement of volunteers, interns, and LEAPers across all programs
  • Help provide thoughtful staff and volunteer training
  • Build relationships with existing and new community partners to increase student exposure

    to great opportunities

IV. Other tasks as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 4+ Years of Classroom Instruction or Equivalent
  • 2+ years of experience working among a racially diverse (or racial minority) population of staff and youth in a similar setting (school, non-profit, church)
  • Teacher Certification (preferred)

Additional Information


This is a 40 hour per week position with some irregular scheduling. A typical week during the school year is Monday-Thursday from 9:00-6:00 with occasional weekend requirements. During the summer, a typical week is Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:30. Outside of programming hours, remote work is possible.


There is 15 PTO days/yr and partial health insurance

How to Apply

Email a cover letter and resume to Chan Sheppard (chan@prestontaylorministries.org).


  • Date Posted: June 11, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 07/15/2021
  • Salary Range: 48,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk