Preschool Director, St Anthony Preschool (Maui)



The Preschool Director is in a position to influence young children and their families. Many of the children will be starting their first formal educational experience in our preschool. It is not unusual for preschool students to first learn of God and his love for them through modeling from our teachers, and our curriculum. It is the director’s job to oversee the quality of the educational and spiritual components of the parish preschool program.


Reports To: Pastor FLSA Status: Exempt


Responsibilities: (including but are not limited to)

a. Administration

§ Set short and long term goals for establishment and improvement of the preschool program

§ Oversee preschool operation on a daily basis

§ Plan the yearly calendar including holidays, programs, and staff development days

§ Develop and maintain health and safety standards as set by state and diocesan guidelines

§ Ensure compliance with church and diocesan Safe Environment requirements


b. Personnel

§ Recruit, interview, and hire staff

§ Provide leadership and supervision to preschool staff

§ Develop and maintain staff handbook and contracts

§ Conduct periodic evaluations for staff; recommend renewal or non-renewal of contracts to Preschool Advisory Board


c. Financial/Budget

§ Set yearly budget with Pastor

§ Review monthly budget at Preschool Advisory Board Meetings

§ Manage all financial aspects of the preschool


d. Curriculum/Teaching

§ Develop an age-appropriate curriculum that balances structured and unstructured activities and meets diocesan guidelines

§ Serves as master teacher for specified groups or classes

§ Incorporate a curriculum with teacher facilitation, exploratory, problem solving, and child–initiated activities


e. Spiritual

§ Provide, to the preschool staff and Preschool Advisory Board, leadership and input for developing new strategies for Catholic Christian growth

§ Encourage, inspire and nurture preschool children to experience God’s love and the wonder of creation and to begin their Catholic faith journey

§ Schedule and maintain age-appropriate chapel times and worship activities

§ Integrate Catholic Christian concepts and principles, with an emphasis on Catholic symbols and rituals, into the daily academic curriculum



§ Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, elementary education, or child development

§ Minimum of three years of full-time teaching experience in an accredited teaching setting

§ Practicing Catholic in full initiation required

§ Successful completion of Department of Health and Human Services and Diocesan Safe Environment requirements

Employment Type: Full Time

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