Director of God’s Discovery Kids Preschool

published 4/19/2022

Start: June 1, 2022

The Well, a United Methodist Church in Rosemount, is seeking a full-time director of God’s Discovery Kids (GDK) who will provide leadership, administration, and vision casting for the preschool program and staff at The Well. The preschool is open from mid-September to mid-May and has minimal summer hours. This position reports to the lead pastor.

Requirements for Application:

  • At least 18 years old
  • High school/GED graduate
  • First-Aid and CPR qualified
  • Have at least 1,040 hours of paid or unpaid staff supervision experience
  • Have at least 9 quarter credits or 90 hours earned in any combination of accredited courses in staff supervision, human relations, and child development.
  • Profess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
  • Full engagement in an active Christian lifestyle and discipline, including weekly worship attendance and serving out of call and giftedness
  • Commitment to personal spiritual growth and healthy lifestyle
  • Considers the position a ministry calling, not simply a job
  • Is in full alignment with/support of the vision of The Well
  • Models standards and expectations of Christian leadership, including positivity and professionalism 
Leadership Skills:
  • Ability to work in a team-based, strengths-based environment
  • Attention to detail, self-starter, commitment to excellence
  • Responsive to the needs of staff and of children and their families
  • Work as an agent of change, not a guardian of the status quo 
Physical Capabilities:
  • Be able to lift 25-50 lbs.
  • Be able to walk, squat/kneel
  • Be able to react quickly (move)
A United Methodist background is not required, but the successful candidate must be in agreement with the standards, theology and policies of The Well.


  • Maintain MN licensing documentation, policies, and regulations
  • Ensure that a Christian model is evident in the classroom and with the staff and Advisory Board
  • To keep curriculum current, oversee its development as written by lead teachers.  Making sure there is a balance within curriculum which builds social play skills growth as well as academic growth 
  • Create staff training workshops at least once a year 
  • Be supportive of the GDK staff. Ready at any time to give advice, moral support, or be physically in the classroom to help where needed
  • Maintain budget and approve staff expenses
  • Collect, track and document tuition payments
  • Conduct weekly staff meetings and 2 to 3 advisory board meetings per year
  • Supervise and give constructive feedback to GDK staff
  • Communicate with GDK families via email and school bulletin information boards
  • Establish and portray a positive representation of the school when interacting with current and possible new families through emails, phone calls, and tours.
  • Update and go over the GDK Preschool staff handbook with staff each year
  • Create and oversee the following of GDK staff covenants
  • Maintain the running and updating of school website 
  • Oversee quality of program, ensuring GDK continues to evolve into the best school it can be in meeting the needs of our families and being competitive with area preschools
  • Work with staff to create and run fundraising opportunities for GDK. (Examples: PJ Night, Children’s Store, Square One Art). With input from staff deciding where those funds would most benefit the school 
  • Make sure families feel a part of the GDK community. Coordinate parent volunteers with the help of the program support assistant
  • Oversee the planning of events such as open house, parties, GDK traditions, special events, and programs
  • Stay on top of updates needed in each classroom, school hallway, school used restrooms, and outside entrance. Always making sure GDK is putting its best foot forward with safety and appearance
  • Make sure school and art supplies are always available and ordered in a timely manner
  • Maintain safety and organization of kitchenette, back room, staff workroom, hall closet, and gym closet with help of program support assistant
  • Attend South of the River director’s meetings 
  • Collaborate with Church Finance Committee, Trustees Committee and the director of administration regarding budget and facility
  • Hire/train new GDK staff and substitutes
  • Collaborate with director of administration regarding staffing, including background checks and hiring procedures
  • Maintain staff and student files according to licensing standards
  • Be involved in helping to define GDK’s role in the church and continue to support being a part of The Well’s community 
  • Coordinate outreach opportunities with the children’s ministry at The Well
  • Be current in first aid and CPR training
  • Report cases of suspected child abuse or neglect
  • Attend church staff meetings as requested

Rate of compensation will be based on: Experience and education, Work agreement of hours/ week commitment

Application Info:
Send letter of interest and resume to:

The Well, a UMC

Attn: Human Resources

P.O. Box 22

14770 Canada Ave. W.

Rosemount, MN  55068

Email letter of interest and resume to:

May 15, 2022

Position Type:
Full-time, exempt

Contact: Kelly Westphal

Address: 14770 Canada Ave West Rosemount MN 55068

Phone: 651-423-2475

Email: Click to email


Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058