Donum Dei Classical Academy
February 10, 2023
San Francisco, California
Job Type


Preschool Director

2023-2024 School Year


About Donum Dei Classical Academy

Donum Dei Classical Academy, a Gift of God, opened in August 2019 in San Francisco, California. Our mission is to impart a rich classical Christian curriculum full of Scriptural truth and life-giving experiences. We exist to nourish students’ hearts, souls, minds, and bodies for the purpose of growing in them knowledge, wisdom, good character, and Christ-like virtue worthy of bringing glory to our great God. The leadership team has set the foundation for a rich intellectual and spiritual culture, with excellent teachers across disciplines who are dedicated to shaping the hearts and minds of the young. San Francisco is a dynamic, influential city; this is an opportunity for a pioneering administrator who wants to help us establish strength in these areas: classical education, Christian formation, and community-building.


How this role fits into Donum Dei as an organization: 

Donum Dei is looking to launch a preschool to serve the families in our current community and beyond. The Preschool Director would oversee the opening of the preschool and its ongoing operations, curriculum, and teaching. This person would have responsibility for the program as a whole, working with other members of the Donum Dei administrative team for key functions such as enrollment and finance. This position is an opportunity for an experienced Preschool Director to shape a ministry to the children of the city.


Launch the Preschool:

  • Establishes curriculum, rhythms, policies, and procedures for the preschool
  • Interfaces with parents of preschool children to orient them to the school
  • Remains flexible to adjust approach as needs arise
  • Assists with and, as needed, leads recruiting efforts for children into the school


Christian Leader:

  • Incorporates a healthy Christian culture in line with Donum Dei's Statement of Faith
  • Oversees staff, as applicable
  • Manages the daily operations of the preschool:
    • Recruits and manages volunteers as necessary
    • Sets and ensures achievement of educational goals
    • Collaborates with other Donum Dei staff to ensure the success of the preschool, such as the Principal, enrollment, and finance


Preschool Teacher:

  • Exemplifies a love for learning and a passion to cultivate that love in your students
  • Instills virtue and character as you build relationships with students and families
  • Takes pride in edifying the body by fully exercising your role of teacher and your gift of teaching
  • Teaches integrated subjects passionately and excellently
  • Brings to life God’s words through practical applications
  • Creates a safe and nurturing learning environment for children
  • Communicates regularly and effectively with parents



  • All of the requirements within one of the following options must be met:
    • Option 1
      • 12 core semester units in early childhood education/development
      • 3 semester units in Administration or Staff Relations
      • 4 years teaching experience in a supervised group Child Care Center
    • Option 2
      • A degree in child development
      • 3 semester units in Administration
      • 2 years teaching experience
    • Option 3
      • BA degree in child development
      • 3 semester units in Administration
      • 1 year teaching experience
    • Option 4
      • Child Development Site Supervisor Permit OR
      • Program Director Permit
    • Option 5
      • School-Age Director – See Health and Safety Code Section 1597.21
  • A leader with evidence of innovative and creative problem-solving skills, ability to grow internal and external friendships and partnerships, and those who desire to equip minds and form souls in a post-Christian culture
  • Agree with Donum Dei’s Statement of Faith
  • Serve as a minister of the Gospel


Employment Type

  • This is a full time, exempt teaching and administrative role
  • Compensation is annual salaried pay and tuition credit to the preschool and/or TK-8 school if applicable
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