Director of Preschool

Blacksburg United Methodist Preschool (BUMP), in association with Blacksburg United Methodist Church, is actively seeking a Director to oversee the daily operations and administration of the Preschool. The candidate will be experienced in the field of Early Childhood Education/Development. The Director is responsible for managing and coordinating all operations within the Preschool including, but not limited to, staff oversight and hiring, budgeting, curriculum development, training, marketing, and communication with parents, teachers, Church staff, and Church volunteers.
 

The ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as a love for children and passion for teaching. Director will be responsible for achieving official State Licensing. Must have experience with using and utilizing social media to promote the presence of the program. CPR/First Aid certifications are required, or a willingness to obtain the certifications. Degree in Early Childhood Education preferred. Background check required.

 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to BUMP Board via email to preschool@blacksburgumc.org or mail to BUMP Board, Blacksburg United Methodist Church, PO Box 931, Blacksburg, VA 24063.

Schedule: Part-time 12 months per year.


September – May 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM. 
June – August reduced flexible schedule.


Salary: $20,000-$25,000 commensurate with experience
 

Music/Movement/Float Teacher

Blacksburg United Methodist Preschool (BUMP), in association with Blacksburg United Methodist Church, is actively seeking a Music/Movement/Float Teacher to provide a professional and safe learning environment for children ages 3 to 5, with an emphasis on play-based, hands-on activities. The Music/Movement teacher is responsible for providing music and movement class to students daily. Classes are divided by age-level. When not preparing for or teaching music and movement, the teacher will float throughout the preschool as necessary and provide extra support to classrooms or to the Director, as needed.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in the field of Early Childhood Education/Development and Music. CPR/First Aid certifications are required, or a willingness to obtain the certifications. Background check required. COVID-19 vaccination required.

 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to BUMP Board via email to preschool@blacksburgumc.org or mail to BUMP Board, Blacksburg United Methodist Church, PO Box 931, Blacksburg, VA 24063. You may also contact us directly for an employment application.

Schedule: Part-time 9 months per year. September – May 9 AM to 12:45 PM. BUMP follows MCPS holiday and inclement weather schedule, with slight modifications.

Assistant Teacher

Blacksburg United Methodist Preschool (BUMP), in association with Blacksburg United Methodist Church, is actively seeking an Assistant Teacher to provide a professional and safe learning environment for children ages 4 to 5, with an emphasis on play-based, hands-on activities. The assistant teacher is responsible for working collaboratively with the lead teacher to manage the classroom and assist children with activities. The assistant is responsible for helping the teacher establish a positive learning environment that encourages creativity and discovery while meeting the developmental needs of the children.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in the field of Early Childhood Education/Development. CPR/First Aid certifications are required, or a willingness to obtain the certifications. Degree in Early Childhood Education preferred. Background check required. COVID-19 vaccination required.

 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to BUMP Board via email to preschool@blacksburgumc.org or mail to BUMP Board, Blacksburg United Methodist Church, PO Box 931, Blacksburg, VA 24063. You may also contact us directly for an employment application.

Schedule: Part-time 9 months per year. September – May 9 AM to 12:45 PM. BUMP follows MCPS holiday and inclement weather schedule, with slight modifications.

Lead Teacher or Co-Teacher

Blacksburg United Methodist Preschool (BUMP), in association with Blacksburg United Methodist Church, is actively seeking a Lead Teacher or Co-Teacher to provide a professional and safe learning environment for children ages 3 to 4, with an emphasis on play-based, hands-on activities. The teacher is responsible for managing the classroom and developing plans that provide developmentally appropriate activities for the children. The teacher should ensure the safety and well-being of the children; evaluate the children's progress; communicate with parents; advise and supervise the assistant assigned to the class or work in conjunction with the co-teacher; and contribute to the overall operation of the Preschool.


The ideal candidate will be experienced in the field of Early Childhood Education/Development. CPR/First Aid certifications are required, or a willingness to obtain the certifications. Degree in Early Childhood Education preferred. Background check required. COVID-19 vaccination required.

 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to BUMP Board via email to preschool@blacksburgumc.org or mail to BUMP Board, Blacksburg United Methodist Church, PO Box 931, Blacksburg, VA 24063. You may also contact us directly for an employment application.

Schedule: Part-time 9 months per year. September – May 8:45 AM to 12:45 PM. BUMP follows MCPS holiday and inclement weather schedule, with slight modifications.