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Preschool Director - Hungary

Hungary

Preschool Director - Hungary

The Director of the International Preschool will oversee the day-to-day operation of the facility. They will be the representative and face of the preschool in Budapest. The Director shall safe guard the spiritual and academic quality of the program and share the benefits of Christian education with the community. They will profess a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and be actively involved in a Christian church.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Academic Leadership
    • Direct the school’s curriculum, standards, and mission. 
    • Employ a variety of information, materials, and methods that communicate the value of a private Christian education to the community.
    • Participate in formal and informal parent-teacher conferences.
    • Participate in formal and informal staff evaluations.
  • Spiritual Leadership
    • Guard and maintain high standards of ethics, honesty, and integrity in all personal and professional matters.
    • Be proactive and positive in dealing with conflict with students, parents, staff, and administration.
    • Motivate students, staff, and parents to share God’s gift of salvation.
    • Disciple students, staff, and parents to a realization of their self-worth in Christ.
    • Ensure that all communication from the school is Christian-based, nurturing, wholesome, loving, and representative of our vision and mission.
    • Carry out Christ-centered counseling with staff and families.
  • Other Duties and Responsibilities
    • Handle the public relations of the school.
    • Work directly to market the school to potential clients.
    • Oversee orientation of new clients and staff.
    • Manage all aspects of day-to-day functions.
    • Work directly with the Hungarian Business Manager to ensure compliance to all Hungarian law and regulation.
    • Work directly with accountant and attorney on all matters related to the school.
    • Create and maintain policies and procedures.
    • Create an annual school calendar.
    • Maintain regular general school communications through the website and reporting application.
    • Develop and maintain a nutritious food program.
    • Work directly with the board of advisors to organize the school’s development programs and activities in areas of constituency relations, fund-raising, and student recruitment and retention.
    • Respect professional ethics that require confidentiality concerning the sharing of information about children, parents, or staff.
    • Implement procedures for dealing with emergency situations in the school. Conduct required emergency safety drills.
    • Maintain a physical presence with the students and parents by being available during drop-off/pick up times, as well as regular visits to each classroom.
  • Job Complexities
    • Guard and maintain high standards of ethics, honesty, and integrity in all personal and professional matters.
    • Be proactive and positive in dealing with conflict with students, parents, staff, and administration.
    • Motivate students, staff, and parents to share God’s gift of salvation.
    • Disciple students, staff, and parents to a realization of their self-worth in Christ.
    • Ensure that all communication from the school is Christian-based, nurturing, wholesome, loving, and representative of our vision and mission.
    • Carry out Christ-centered counseling with staff and families.

                                                                                                     

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Understand the importance of a small school and be willing to put forth extra effort as the school begins to grow and change. Flexibility is key.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity toward staff, parent, volunteers, and children, and an ability to interact effectively with them.  
  • Defend principles and conviction in the face of pressure and partisan influence.
  • Recognize her or his mistakes and take measures to correct them.
  • Make an effort to appreciate and understand the uniqueness of the community.
  • Place her or his school ministry ahead of other jobs or volunteer activities.

 

EDUCATION

  • Hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in early education or related field from an accredited postsecondary institution.
  • Participate in continuous professional development through professional reading, college course work, in-services, workshops, and conferences.

SKILLS and EXPERIENCE

  • Have a minimum of 5 years of experience working in a preschool setting, or 2 years of experience as a director in a preschool.
  • Have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Christian philosophy of education and the ability to provide leadership and guidance in the school’s development.
  • Knowledge related to English as a second language programs.
  • Have knowledge and experience related to fund raising.


This is a support-based position that requires raising financial support through ministry partners for salary and related expenses.

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