Infant and Preschool Childcare Center Director

Happy Ventures Infant and Preschool Childcare Center - Ventura, CA

Infant and Preschool Childcare Center Director


The Ventura First United Methodist Church is looking for a full-time director for the Happy Ventures Infant and Preschool Childcare Center. The Center currently serves approximately 45 children ages six months to pre-K with 10 staff, including teachers and instructional assistants. The Director is responsible for all aspects of the program including curriculum, personnel, finance, enrollment, and facilities, in coordination with the pastors and the Preschool Advisory Council.


Candidates must have strong leadership qualities, effective communication skills, experience in conflict resolution, and an ability to connect well with both children and their families. Must have enthusiasm for the mission of the United Methodist Church, and a passion for making the program an integral part of the church community.


Candidates must meet current State of California Dept. of Social Services Community Care Licensing requirements for Director of a Child Care program, including three units in infant / toddler studies, and have a minimum of five years teaching as a fully qualified teacher, with experience with both infants and toddlers. Candidates with experience directing a preschool and a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development are preferred.


Candidates may submit a resume and cover letter to Ventura First United Methodist Church, 1338 East Santa Clara Street, Ventura, 93001 or to  Please emphasize your experience working with infants and toddlers, as well as experience in program, personnel, fiscal and/or facilities management.


Hours: Full-time; Starting salary: $54,080 per year. Questions, call (805) 643-8621.

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Kathleen Matarazzo

Job Details

Category: Management

Type: FT

Location: Ventura, CA

Salary: Competitive Salary

Posted On: November 20th, 2019

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