Gateway Village Children’s Center is a religiously-exempt ministry of Gateway Community Church, offering preschool, kindergarten enrichment and after school care for children ranging from 2 to 11 years of age. Located in the Dulles South area on 17 acres, our brand new, state-of-the-art facility has over 36,000 square feet of indoor space and a spacious outdoor playground.

School Director

Passionate about education and committed to serving the needs of families?  Gateway Village Children’s Center (a ministry of Gateway Community Church) is seeking a caring and energetic Director to lead our highly talented team of educators.  

PRIMARY Responsibilities:
  • Establish a safe, healthy, and welcoming school setting; oversee programs and activities to engage and educate young children.
  • Provide leadership and support for a team of educators in the day-to-day operations and special events of the preschool.
  • Regularly monitor, evaluate, and develop staff ensuring a continuous learning culture is developed and fostered and that classroom management practices are continuously improved.
  • Develop open lines of communication with staff, parents, and children.
  • Demonstrate Christian faith in guiding the school programs and curriculum.
  • Provide unparalleled customer service to families; serve as the primary point of contact for issues and escalations.
  • Ensure full compliance with federal, state, and center standards regarding policies, regulations, and requirements including licensing, safety, and sanitation.
  • Implement and continuously improve all program policies and procedures.
  • Participate in marketing events, campaigns, and community relations.
  • Meet or exceed financial goals and objectives.
Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education preferred but equivalent experience desired.
  • Proven experience and success as director of a large preschool.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in education administration and business administration.
  • Minimum of one year teaching experience required; three years teaching experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of principles, techniques, goals and objectives of early childhood education.
  • Familiarity with state licensing standards for a preschool program director, including but not limited to criminal background screening and fingerprinting.
  • The ability to obtain certification in adult and pediatric CPR and First Aid is required.
Compensation & Benefits:

Gateway Village provides a competitive compensation and benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with relevant work experience and education.