Early Learning Center Director

Transfiguration Early Learning Center - San Mateo , CA

Our newly renovated Transfiguration Early Learning Center is seeking a Program Director to lead a nurturing, caring community that fosters personal growth and a love of learning among children, families and staff. 



  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Child Development or a related field; master’s degree preferred)

  • Have, or be working toward a Program Director Permit including both of the following: 

    • At least three (3) credits in ECE administration (may be completed within one year of being hired) 

    • Three (3) to five (5) years of classroom teaching experience

  • A minimum of one (1) year of supervisory or program administration experience

  • Proven managerial and financial management skills

  • Openness to, and interest in, the spiritual formation of children

  • Demonstrated ability to relate to children, parents and staff in a respectful and responsive manner

  • Demonstrated experience in recruitment

  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to work collaboratively with others

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills

  • Computer and email proficiency

  • First Aid/CPR Certification

  • Completion of Diocesan Whole and Healthy Church training before commencement of position

This position is subject to a background check



  • Program oversight: Foster a warm, nurturing, and safe learning environment  for all children and families; maintain program licensing and ensure all equipment is in working order; develop an engaging and effective curriculum.

  • Staff supervision: Hire and train staff; seek out ongoing development opportunities; conduct annual staff reviews.

  • Budget management: Maintain a fiscally sound program and produce timely financial reports

  • Communications: Lead recruitment and enrolment efforts;  interact with families, staff, and visitors in a professional manner; collaborate with church staff and maintain website and social media presence



To apply, please email, by March 31st 2020, the following materials (in PDF or Word format) to the Interim Director, Michele Maia at michele@transfig-sm.org:

  • Resume, including all schools, degrees and positions held

  • Personal statement describing qualifications, educational philosophy and salary requirements (500 words maximum)

  • Three professional references


Transfiguration Early Learning Center offers: 

  • Competitive salary

  • Medical, disability and pension benefits 

  • Transfiguration Episcopal Church and the Transfiguration Learning Center do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual preference, religion or national or ethnic origin

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Job Details

Category: Management

Type: FT

Location: San Mateo , CA

Salary: Competitive Salary

Posted On: March 5th, 2020

Agency Details

Website: http://www.transfig-sm.org

Transfiguration Early Learning Center is a ministry of Transfiguration Episcopal Church of San Mateo. The Early Learning Center Director reports to the Rector and works closely with the Director of Family Ministry, the church vestry and other church staff. The Early Learning Center Director will be responsible for the day-to-day operations, staff supervision, budget management and program quality. The school is licensed for 54 children and consists of 3 classrooms with students ranging in ages from 2-5 years. The hours of operation for the school are Monday through Friday from 7 am to 6 pm.