Preschool Director/Teacher

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Monday, August 1, 2016, 11:45pm


Ansonia, CT
United States

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Redwing Pond House Nature Preschool

The Redwing Pond House (RWPH) nature preschool has an immediate opening for a Director to provide overall administrative and educational leadership. The Director reports to the FANCI Executive Board or a designee, and works full-time (40 hours/week) on a year-round schedule.


  • Oversee all day-to-day operations of the nature preschool.
  • Hire, train, and supervise all other nature preschool staff including the attendance of nature-based professional development conferences by all employees of the RWPH.
  • Plan, assess, and continually improve the preschool’s nature-based curriculum
  • Support the safety, well-being, and healthy development of all enrolled children.
  • Assure compliance with all relevant governmental regulations.
  • Assure regular and effective maintenance and cleaning of the Redwing Pond House and its environs.
  • Serve as a head teacher for at least half of the preschool classes.
  • Engage regularly with parents, nature center staff, nature center volunteers, and City of Ansonia staff and officials.
  • Prepare and manage the annual operating budget
  • Plan and oversee RWPH summer camp and serve as lead teacher throughout camp sessions.
  • Responsible for the oversight and maintenance of the RWPH gardens, landscaping, and playgrounds

*Required Qualifications:

  • A passion for educating and nurturing children ages 3-5
  • A love of nature and teaching outdoors, along with an eagerness to learn how to work with animals and wildlife within an educational setting for children and families.
  • Bachelor’s degrees in early childhood education required
  • At least 3 to 5 years of experience in preschool teaching, other early childhood educational duties, or closely related experience.
  • Skills in planning, personnel management, budgeting, and team building.
  • Ability to pass a background and criminal check.
  • Meets all Connecticut requirements for preschool Director and Head Teacher, or is willing to acquire all needed qualifications within a predetermined timeframe after being selected for the position.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent listening skills.
  • Excellent organizational, time-management, and multi-tasking abilities.
  • Proficiency with word processing and use of social media.
  • CPR and First Aid certification, as well as medicine and epi-pen administration (must remain current).
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to easily traverse varied terrain and trails, and to maintain a high level of energy through very full work weeks.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in related field
  • At least 2 years’ experience as a preschool Head Teacher or Director
  • First-hand experience with teaching and/or designing environmental education programs.
  • Basic website maintenance skills

How to Apply:

To apply, submit cover letter, resume and copy of relevant certifications to