Director - Livingston Academy

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Primary Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibilities for managing and overseeing all aspects of a religious exempt private preschool; including but not limited to health and safety, enrollment and financial wellness, resourcing, staff training and retention, campus management, and delivery of high-quality education and care.

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with families, faculty, and vendors.

  • Manage budgets/forecasts, licensing, and marketing initiatives.

  • Fostering a safe and joyful culture, modeling a Christian Environment.

  • Mange budgets/forecasts, licensing, inspections, and marketing initiatives.


Requirements & Credentialing

(Candidates with the following are preferred)


  • Degreed in Early Childhood Education, Primary Education, or related field.  (Experience and credentialing will be considered in lieu of degrees).

  • Credentialed as a Day Care Director per Florida Administrative Code

  • Credentials to include VPK Director Endorsement per Florida Administrative Code

  • No less than two years of prior experience in a pre-school setting

  • Certified in CPR, AED, and First Aid

  • Baptized Christian

  • Active member of the Naples Church of Christ


Responsibilities & Skills

The director will demonstrate the ability to oversee all preschool operations including human resources, quality assurance and facility operation I accordance with all state and local regulations, while fostering a Christ like environment. 


The Director is expected to demonstrate the following:


Ability to ensure regulatory adherence and a safe environment.

  • Understanding of all Florida state regulations related to day cares (staffing ratios, health, human & facility safety, and record maintenance, etc.)

  • Understanding of Florida licensing regulations for Religious Exemption Status

  • Understanding of the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) preschool program process

  • Knowledgeable in all applicable safety codes and managing a safe environment, including but not limited to ensuring

    • Disaster Planning Process

    • All staff are trained and properly credentialed, including CPR/First Aid

    • Conducting safety measures, such as daily grounds review and monthly fire drills

    • Safety matters are addressed immediately


Ability to manage human resources and ensure quality.

  • Manage qualified staff (hiring, training, developing, conducting performance reviews, and retaining)

  • Conduct staff meetings and training programs

  • Manage the work schedule of teaching and administrative staff

  • Maintain staff records


Ability to perform administrative tasks.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Effective organization and time management skills

  • Budget management & Forecasting

  • Ability to perform advertising to support the program, including the use of social media outlets

  • Ability to present updates to the Shepherds of Naples Church of Christ

  • Ability to organize and plan school functions, including but not limited to activities such as holiday plays, Halloween parade, graduation, festivals, VPD Orientation and open houses.

  • Develop & update operating processes

  • Set yearly school calendars

  • Conduct tours of the facility to prospective parents

  • Maintain student records

  • Order supplies and manage vendors

  • Foster positive relationships with families and community


Ability to oversee curriculum related activities/functions.

  • Develop/Select age appropriate curriculum for the program (approved by the NCOC Shepherds)

  • Ability to teach in the classroom as needed

  • Ability to lead chapel programs, directed toward educating children regarding Christian principles

  • Ability to conduct children’s hearing and vision screen programs

  • Facilitate enrichment classes such as dance / soccer programs

  • Facilitate community engagements such as visits from professionals within the community (fire department, police, etc.)


This document is an overview of the expectations of the role, additional duties may be applied at the request of the Shepherds.