At Lumin Education, we “Start Young and Involve Parents.” We believe that we can transform lives through education, but we can’t do it without the help of an incredible, experienced, hands-on team.

Since 1978, we’ve been putting the right people in the right positions and watching lives change in Dallas communities. It’s our mission to inspire children from all sorts of different backgrounds, and you can be a part of that vision! Whether you are a Teacher, Food Specialist, or looking for an Administrative role, you will help create an impact for generations to come.

Lumin Education offers competitive wages, a 403(b) program, Dental, Vision, and Medical insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Paid Time Off, and professional development opportunities.

Director of Lumin Bachman Lake Community School and Home Visiting

Reports To:                Chief Operating Officer

School/Program:      Lumin Education Bachman Lake Community School and East Dallas Campuses

Hours/Status:           Full-Time, 40 hours per week, 250-day year


Coordinate all functions of the Lumin Bachman Lake Community School and Home Visiting at the Bachman Lake and East Dallas campuses. Comply with Early Head Start Performance Standards and other Funder regulations. Participate in Pregnancy to Age 3 (P3) initiatives.  Ensure Montessori philosophy and practices are implanted in all programs. Respect for and interest in supporting families from diverse backgrounds, particularly immigrant communities.

Responsibilities and Duties:


  1. Hire, coach and evaluate the performance of Health Services Coordinator, Program and Disabilities Manager, ERSEA and Family and Community Partnerships Coordinator, Office Coordinator, Classroom Supervisor, Fatherhood Initiative Specialist, 0-5 Supervisor, Administrative Assistant/Recruiter, and East Dallas Home Visiting Supervisor.
  2. Oversee consultant services which include mental health and nutrition.
  3. Promote a consistent exchange of information across the Bachman Lake Together campus and with the larger Lumin organization.
  4. Encourage and support professional development opportunities.
  5. Facilitate conflict resolution.
  6. Ensure safety and security measures are in place for clients and staff.

Systems Evaluation and Development

  1. Plan and facilitate weekly management meetings.
  2. Provide leadership in the design of internal structures, systems and policies and procedures.
  3. Ensure adequate systems are in place to maintain the highest quality of services to children and families in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards.
  4. Ensure consistency in service delivery across program with attention to inclusive practices and integration of component areas; encourage continuous improvement of systems.
  5. Ensure coordination among components, across levels and with the organization.
  6. Participate in development of program interagency agreements and contracts.
  7. Participate in Lumin Leadership team meetings.
  8. Collaborate with Lumin Leadership in advancing the mission and initiatives of the organization.

External Relations

  1. Foster positive, proactive relationships with Bachman Lake Together Executive Director and staff and Dallas Area Interfaith Community Organizer.
  2. Attend interagency organizational and planning meetings as appropriate.
  3. Participate in professional development activities and organized community events.
  4. Represent or assign a designee to represent Lumin Bachman Lake Community School on local planning bodies.
  5. Present or assign a designee to present to parents, staff, Board of Directors, and community groups to provide information and ensure collaboration as needed.

Budgets, and Grants

  1. Oversee the efforts of coordinators and consultants in the monitoring and control of component budgets; identification and interpretation of Early Head Start and community needs; conformance to Performance Standards and other regulatory requirements.  Including but not limited to reporting requirements – PIR, Self- Assessment, Community Assessment, APR.
  2. Maintain annual planning calendar.  Prepare for and demonstrate compliance for Program Monitoring Visits.
  3. Collaborate with Lumin Leadership Team members on future Bachman facility development for future expansion of families and/or services, potential funding opportunities and development of program budget.
  4. Model Early Head Start confidentiality and Standard of Conduct.
  5. Maintain relationships with all funders (Head Start, United Way, etc.); Meet program and budgetary requirements.
  6. Prepare for and demonstrate compliance for Program Monitoring Visits.
  7. Support the Development Department with data and stories for funding reports and grant requests.
  8. Prepare grant narratives and budgets in coordination with business office.

Additionally, other duties may be assigned to those listed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of staff supervision, fiscal management and administration preferably in an educational non-profit.
  • Significant experience in administration, including knowledge of State licensing requirements and Head Start Performance Standards. Strong knowledge of best practices and systems in the field of early childhood and home visiting.
  • Knowledge of, or experience in, Montessori education, particularly in birth to three years old.
  • Experience in design and delivery of training.
  • Proficient computer skills, including internet and e-mail, excel, and related databases as well as the ability to learn new systems.
  • Montessori certification, preferred.


  • Ability to handle multiple tasks often simultaneously.
  • Significant diagnostic and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to direct and assess the performance of program staff and consultants.
  • Ability to handle highly stressful and sensitive situations in a professional manner.
  • Ability to interpret and implement complex policies and regulations.
  • Ability to work independently and maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality.
  • Ability to exercise tact and discretion in all employee interactions.
  • Frequent sitting for long periods using computer keyboard, telephone, and other office machines.
  • Strong organization and time management skills, ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to deal with and manage change.
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Reports To:               Lumin Bachman Lake Community School Director, Lumin Lindsley Park Community School Director, Lumin East Dallas Community School Director

Primary Work Site:  Lumin BLCS or Lumin EDCS or Lumin LPCS

Hours/Status:           As needed

Pay:                             $13 per hour


The Substitute will take direction from the Lead Teacher, Teacher Assistant, or School Director in the preparation and maintenance of the Montessori environment for students. This includes organizing and maintaining classroom materials, assisting in the breakfast and lunch program, the set-up and clean-up of the classroom, and other duties as assigned.


Monday to Friday, as needed

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Support and follow directives of Lead Teacher, Teacher Assistant, or School Director;
  • Organize materials, making sure they are complete and ready for use;
  • Prepare and clean the classroom before and after class;
  • Respect confidentiality of information pertaining to children, families, and/or staff;
  • Model integrity, responsibility, and respect for all persons as well as an appreciation for ethnic, cultural, and gender issues and diversity;
  • Share responsibility with the lead teacher for the safety and physical well-being of the children at all times;
  • Maintain and foster a positive relationship with children and other staff;
  • Establish positive relationships with the children;
  • Work with individuals and groups of children as directed by the guide;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma;
  • Experience working with children, Montessori experience a plus;
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn class management skills;
  • Bilingual, Spanish, preferred;
  • Ability to take direction from the lead teacher;
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
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Nondiscrimination Policy

Lumin Education is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political or religious affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristic.

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