Position title
Preschool Director/Lead Teacher

Christ the King Lutheran Church in Altoona, Iowa, is seeking a Preschool Director/Lead Teacher for their Children of Christ Preschool.

The Preschool Director/Lead Teacher is responsible for all aspects of developing and operating an established morning Christ-centered preschool program for ages 3-5 years old. This includes teaching, marketing, outreach, and program development to grow the number of children and families introduced to the Word of God through the Preschool ministry.


Director Functions
1. Work with an assistant and other staff in the growth and operation of a Christian preschool, including day-to-day operation and routine special events.
2. Develop and implement a marketing/advertisement plan that creates interest in the preschool and fuels strong enrollment.
3. Work closely and collaborate with church staff and board members to foster assimilation of church and preschool.
4. Recruit and train personnel as needed to staff preschool classroom and special events.
5. Establish enrollment processes that ensure children are enrolled efficiently, acclimated smoothly into the classroom, and monitored to ensure success.
6. Function as primary contact person for parents/guardians on enrollment, assimilation progress, and all other matters pertaining to the preschool.
7. Be responsible for developing a fun, educational, and appropriate curriculum for a Christian preschool environment.
8. Implement classroom management practices that ensure a safe, secure, and orderly preschool environment is always maintained.
9. Regularly monitor, evaluate, and develop preschool staff ensuing a ‘continuous learning’ culture is developed and fostered.
10. Works with the Board of Christian Education to develop efforts to expand the ministry of the preschool.
11. Works with the church to develop a financially responsible annual budget for the preschool.
12. Maintain compliance with State of Iowa regulations.
13. Perform other duties as assigned.

Lead Teacher Functions
1. Teach students about the love of Jesus through positive role modeling, gentle and consistent
temperament, and caring relationships.
2. Display Christ‐centeredness in daily work with students, parents, staff, and all who participate in the
school’s community.
3. Exhibit God’s love in approach to teaching and dealing with staff, students, and families.
4. Plan and implement age‐appropriate activities that meet the spiritual, social, cognitive, emotional, and physical needs of young children.
5. Support and encourage social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development through positive
guidance and creative expression.
6. Develop daily lesson plans based on individual needs of the class.
7. Supervise the management of the classroom schedule.
8. Periodically assess and evaluate the growth and development of each student.
9. Maintain open, honest, respectful communication with parents.
10. Follow positive discipline policies.
11. Communicate with parents regarding exceptional behavior, accidents, illnesses, and discipline.
12. Schedules preschool events such as parent orientation, parent-teacher conferences, and student
programs. Attend all staff meetings, workshops, and school events whenever possible.
13. Plan for and request materials and supplies in a timely manner.
14. Supervise and /or prepare materials for each day’s activities.


The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three to five years’ experience as a leader in a children’s education setting.
The ideal candidate must have at least one of the following:
• Bachelor’s degree in a child related field from an accredited college or university in early childhood
education, child development, elementary education, or the human services field (preferred),
• Associate degree in Child Development or a child related field,
• Bachelor’s or Associate degree in a non-child related field,
• CDA or one-year diploma in Child Development from an accredited school.
• Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) compliant. The candidate must achieve a total of 100 points
through a combination of education, experience, and children development-related training as required
by the Iowa DHS.
The successful individual will be a strong leader with a solid work ethic, possess a passion for introducing
children and families to Jesus, and general administrative skills. A working knowledge of creative programming related to children’s classes and special events in a real plus.


How to Apply: Qualified applicants, please send resume, cover letter, and 2-3 reference to CTKAltoona@q.com.

Visit https://christthekingaltoona.com/who-we-are/staff-profiles/ for more information.

Employment Type
Working Hours
This position is part time and fulfilled over a 12-month period. The hours may fluctuate depending on the time of year, and work that needs to be completed outside of school hours. The position will not exceed 30 hours per week. Preschool is in sessions Mornings (M, Tu, Th, F) from 8:45 AM - 11:30 AM. In addition to teaching preschool, this position works on, marketing, outreach, and program development to grow the number of children and families introduced to the Word of God through the Preschool ministry.
Base Salary
$Salary will be based on experience, positions previously held.
Job Location
Altoona, Iowa
Date posted
March 14, 2022
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