Sonshine Kids’ Daycare is a ministry of the Bad Axe Free Methodist Church and an outreach to the surrounding Thumb community. Currently the daycare serves 148 children (six weeks to twelve years old), 92 families and employs a staff of 26. The Director will oversee each child’s daily needs, ensuring the highest quality care and ensuring that the center is functioning at the highest ministry and professional levels possible.

All staff are accountable to the Bad Axe Free Methodist Church Senior Pastor and the Pastor’s Team. The director also has an accountability to and collaborative relationship with the Sonshine Kids’ Daycare Board.

• Born-again believer in Jesus Christ with a passion for working with children
• Strong knowledge of child development and at least two years’ experience of working with children
• Education coursework in Early Childhood or Child Development as required by the State of Michigan Licensing https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-89334_63294_5529_49572_49575_62288-283093–,00.html
• Able to pass a background check

• Reflect the mission, vision, and values of the Free Methodist Church in leadership and personal spiritual life
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and public relation skills with all people
• Maintain confidentiality at all times
• Provide leadership to all general aspects of Sonshine Kids’ Daycare, including, but not limited to, staff supervision, creative vision, curriculum decisions (in collaboration with the Bad Axe Free Methodist Children’s Ministry Pastor) and communication (parents, parishioners, public)
• Nurture a safe and professional environment that ministers to every child’s spiritual, social, emotional and physical needs in a non-discriminatory manner
• Be accurate, efficient, and timely in compliance of all Center policies, procedures, and all of the State of Michigan Licensing Rules for Child Care Centers
• Inform the Board of Directors of when and/or if any changes need to be implemented
• Provide leadership for Sonshine Kids’ Daycare to act as an effective outreach of the Bad Axe Free Methodist Church in the local community

Salary: TBD in respect to education and experience

Please send your resume to:
Senior Pastor Jerry Sutton
Bad Axe Free Methodist Church
165 Pigeon Road
Bad Axe, MI 48413

We intend to close this posting and no longer receive applications as of
Wednesday, May 29, 2019