Preschool/Pre-K Lead Teacher

Location US-KS-
ID 2023-1959
Children's Services
Benefits Category
Part Time - No Benefits
Organizational Unit
Park & Recreation


Make a positive impact on the community by joining the Johnson County Park and Recreation District team and help us enhance the lives of thousands through excellence in parks, recreation, culture, education, and public service. As a JCPRD employee, you'll be part of a locally, regionally, and nationally acclaimed organization that annually hosts nearly 7 million park visitors and engages nearly 3 million participants in 4,000+ programs. With excellent benefits, retirement plans, employee incentives, and a great organizational culture, JCPRD is building a thriving park and recreation system that inspires play, culture, and education, supporting healthy and fulfilling lives for all. Come work where you play!


Job Description

  • Responsible for daily care and administration of children in before and after school enrichment program located within the elementary school setting.
  • Screens, hires, trains, and develops all staff associated with program.
  • Purchase program supplies, equipment, and food items within budgetary guidelines.
  • Ensure the general health, welfare, and well-being of each child.
  • Plan daily lessons and maintain Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) requirements for both staff and children.
  • Schedule and accompany off-site field trips.
  • Responsible for being a good communicator to all children, parents, administration, supervisors, and co-workers, providing excellent customer service.
  • Enroll and attend 15 hours of off-site in-service annually. Learn and observe all JCPRD guidelines, policies, and procedures.
  • This position is also responsible for the supervision and leadership of employees, which includes making employment-related decisions and/or recommendations, and formally evaluating performance.
  • Salary:  $16.00 per hour.

Locations: Roeland Park Community Center, various schools in the Shawnee Mission School District, Mill Creek Activity Center Natureplay and Meadowbrook Park Natureplay. 


Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.  Scheduling and shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity.

Job Requirements

  • 1 years’ experience with school age children in organized setting. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices. 
  • Self-motivation and ability to prioritize personal responsibilities and accomplish job tasks with autonomy from close supervision. 
  • Leadership and supervisory skills. 

Preferred Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Education, Physical Education, Administration of Parks and Recreation, Early Childhood, Child Psychology, or relevant field.

Experience may be substituted for degree.

JCPRD requires reference/background screening for all positions.  Specified criteria may vary by Department.


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