Early Childhood Education

ECE Director

Paid40 hoursPhiladelphiaYear Round


Spring Garden Academy, a ministry of Next Generation Ministries, is currently hiring an individual to join our team of directors as a Preschool and After School Director. This person will administer our Early Childhood Education programs along with our OST programs.

We are looking for qualified individuals who passionately embrace our vision and mission and are also committed to a holistic view of education in a high-risk urban community. We believe this is more than a job; it is a calling to urban missions and to the belief that children can be leaders in their communities. We place a high focus on meeting the needs of at-risk and trauma-impacted families. Thus, we are looking for individuals to support and nurture a collaborative approach to teaching and family engagement.

Candidates should have 3-5 years of administrative experience in addition to experience in the spiritual leadership and development of children or youth in the community, school, or church.

We also prefer candidates with a strong commitment to:

Differentiated instruction,
Leadership development,
Child-focused learning,
Standards-based reporting,
Ongoing formative assessment,
Professional growth,
Understanding of at-risk communities,
And a school family model of education.

Additionally, familiarity with Conscious Discipline (or similar models) highly-desired, a commitment to embrace and implement is a must. BA/BS required. Candidates with experience with NAEYC accreditation, ASCI accreditation, Keystone Stars, or other quality improvement models, are also strongly desired.

Candidates who are interested in the Preschool and After School Director position should review our websites (www.springgardenacademy.org and www.nextgenministries.us).