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Preschool Program Specialist - Hungary

Hungary

Preschool Program Specialist - Hungary

The Program Specialist shall manage and organize the teachers in regard to curriculum, lesson planning, training, and scheduling. They will work with students, teachers, and parents regularly and facilitate communication between parents and teachers. 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
    • Manage the school’s curriculum, standards, and mission.
    • Develop annual theme calendar.
    • Integrate biblical principles and the Christian worldview throughout the educational landscape.
    • Regularly assess the learning of staff, and develop experiences for continuing education.
    • Review all developmental assessments and facilitate formal parent-teacher conferences.
  • Spiritual Leadership
    • Have a conviction that God has called her or him to Christian school ministry.
    • Reflect the purpose of the school, which is to honor Christ in every class and in every activity.
    • Maintain high standards of ethics, honesty, and integrity in all personal and professional matters. 
    • Carry out Christ-centered counseling with students and staff.
    • Actively direct and lead teaching staff.
  • Other Duties and Responsibilities
    • Assist the staff, students, and volunteers in daily routines.
    • Meet weekly with teachers to discuss lesson plans and classroom management.
    • Assist teachers in developing behavior management plans.
    • Facilitate parent teacher meetings to address developmental or behavioral concerns.
    • Make referrals and schedule special services for outside resources.
    • Meet regularly with directors to ensure coordination of programs and prompt problem resolution.
    • Assist the directors in securing qualified staff.
    • Perform annual reviews on all teachers and assistant teachers.
    • Make and maintain weekly work schedule for preschool staff, including contacting substitute as needed.
    • Notify director in case of absence and communicate pertinent information to continue smooth daily operation.
    • Know the procedures for dealing with emergency situations in the school. Conduct required emergency safety drills.
    • Report to the appropriate individuals any campus safety, health, and maintenance needs that are observed.
    • Communicate with parents daily to build rapport.
    • Plan and implement special activities or visitors for weekly themes.
  • 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.
  • Develop and maintain rapport with students, parents, and staff by treating others with courtesy, patience, friendliness, dignity, respect, and a good sense of humor. 
  • 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 bachelor’s degree in early education or related degree from an accredited postsecondary institution.

SKILLS and EXPERIENCE 

  • Have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Christian philosophy of education.
  • Ability to work with Hungarian colleagues to teach English to international students.
  • Possess 2 years of experience working in early education.

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