Interim Preschool Director

  • Campus Cooperative Preschool
  • Urbana, IL, USA
  • Jul 07, 2018
Part time Education

Job Description

Campus Cooperative Preschool is seeking a qualified and motivated applicant looking to work in a creative, flexible environment. CCP has been part of educating young people in this community for more than sixty years and has a dedicated staff committed to the well-being and development of children’s social, emotional, and cognitive skills. The school uses a dynamic curriculum that promotes development through play and has a strong art program integrated throughout.

Applicants must meet current DCFS qualifications for a director of a preschool with fewer than 50 children in order to be considered for the position. Minimum qualifications can be found below.

Leadership duties

  • Oversight and evaluation of staff
  • Organization of in-service training and staff conferences
  • Nurturing relationships between parents and teachers
  • Attendance at monthly Board meetings and a handful of evening events at the school

Administrative duties

  • Registration duties and maintenance of class lists and student records
  • Organization of staffing calendar, staff substitutions, and record keeping for payroll
  • Maintenance of DCFS standards within the school and completion of required work for licensing and coordination of annual safety inspections and drills
  • Floating presence between two classrooms and occasional subbing


  • At least 21 semester hours of college credit in child development, early childhood education, or early childhood special education
  • Either a Gateways to Opportunity Level I Illinois Director Credential or 3 semester hours of college credit (or 3 points of credential approved training) in administration, leadership, business, or management
  • Ability to relate equally well with all children regardless of sex, race, nationality, or religious affiliation
  • Desire to embrace a play-based philosophy and an interest in art


  • Flexible schedule and workplace on the University of Illinois campus
  • May be eligible for tuition benefit for dependents
  • Workplace with very little staff turnover
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible start date

If interested, please submit the following materials to Campus Cooperative Preschool with the subject line “CCP interim director”:

Resume, names and contact information for three references, and a copy of a transcript for any college or university classes taken, availability for an interview

Any offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.This search is open until the position is filled, so please apply early.

More information may be found by contacting CCP ( Campus Cooperative Preschool welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.