TITLE: Preschool Director
REPORTS TO: Education Programs Director
STATUS: Full Time (3/4th Time Possible at Request of Chosen Candidate)
SALARY: $41,000 (Pro-rated for Part Time)
BENEFITS: Health and Dental, 403B with 3% Match, Disability and Life
Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick Leave, and Holidays)
Generous annual bonus
START DATE: Flexible- Preferred: January 2019; Latest: July 2019
Thorne Mission and History:
Thorne Nature Experience is a non-profit organization that is committed to building Earth stewardship by connecting kids to nature through joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences. Thorne believes in discovery, exploration, and a connection to the natural world. Founded in 1954, Thorne has a rich history and has reached more than 300,000 children and adults through its three current programs: In-School (including After School), Summer Camp, and the Field Trip Program.
Thorne Nature Preschool Mission:
To support the holistic development of young children and their relationship to the natural world, through joyful, hands-on, place-based, developmentally appropriate experiences that nurture the whole child and foster an emotional connection to nature.
Expectation for All Employees:
Support the Thorne mission and exhibit a commitment to:
The Preschool Director manages all of the daily operations of the Preschool, supervises Preschool staff, facilitates family events, and acts as a teacher for the program.
Thorne Nature Experience is seeking a Preschool Director who will help develop and oversee the Thorne Nature Preschool, a partial day, nature-based program launching in the fall of 2019 that aims to both support early childhood development and foster deep nature connection. Our ideal candidate has a genuine love for young children, has a deep personal connection to nature, and has a commitment to high quality care and learning. Thorne is looking for a Director who is visionary, experienced, detail oriented, highly relational, and is someone who would enjoy taking a lead role in building this program from the ground up. They can balance the ability to effectively run the daily operations of the preschool and be a creative and inspirational mentor to children. Thorne Nature Preschool Staff must be willing to spend time outdoors, in all weather, with their students.
This job is for you if you:
Desired Skills and Abilities:
Desired Behavioral Traits and Attitudes:
This position requires the ability to work outside in various weather conditions. The employee is frequently required to walk, stand, and sit for extended periods of time. This employee will occasionally climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Thorne believes that, to remain relevant as an organization and ensure access to joyful, hands-on, place-based Environmental Education experiences for all youth, its programs, leadership, and participants must reflect the range of diversity, culture, and unique differences in our community.
Thorne Nature Experience is an equal opportunity organization. Thorne Nature Experience does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender variance or expression, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. This Anti-Discrimination Policy applies to, but is not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers, selection of Board Members, selection of vendors, and provision of services.
How to apply:
Position open until filled, initial review of applicants on January 4, 2019, early application appreciated. Send resume and cover letter to Erin Saunders, Education Program Director firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, no phone inquiries. Questions can be directed to Erin Saunders by e-mail and will be responded to within three business days.