Director of The Growing Place, Community Presbyterian, Lombard, IL

For over 40 years, The Growing Place preschool has been a valued and integral part of Community Presbyterian Church, Lombard. CPC is a family oriented and child-friendly church. The Growing Place is well known in the Lombard-Villa Park community and is highly regarded for its high standard of excellence in academic and social development for preschool children. The Director functions in cooperation with the Senior Pastor and the Session of CPC and with oversight from the Growing Place Advisory Board. While not a “religious” school, teachers are required to be actively involved in a Christian church if they are not members of CPC. The Director is also required to be a Christian and needs to be actively involved in CPC activities that are oriented toward children as well as other church activities and outreach.
The role of the Director is to manage the daily operations of the preschool on a full-time basis. These duties include all responsibilities related to staffing, classroom curriculum, financial operations and adherence to standards of regulatory agencies like DCFS, the Health Department, the Fire Department as well as the church.

In addition to a college degree from an accredited college or university, potential candidates for the position will have 21 semester hours in child development, early childhood education, or early childhood special education. DCFS standards are adhered to. Experience in working with DCFS, working as a lead teacher in the classroom, excellent communication, relational and organizational skills are necessary. Experience with financial management also required.

Reports to Head of Staff/Senior Pastor

Salary Range Commensurate with education and experience

Starting Date: Immediate Opening for temporary Director and also a full-time position.

Resumes can be sent to A more complete job description is available on request.