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Children's House Classroom Assistant, portland, or

APRIL 25, 2019

Sunstone Montessori School is looking for a Children’s House Classroom Assistant. The assistant’s main job is to assist the Guide in maintaining an orderly, smoothly functioning environment, so that the Guide can give lessons and oversee the children’s work. The ability to work independently as well as with others are two of the many essential functions of this position.

This position reports to their classroom Guide and the Program Director, who is part of the Administration team, and shares responsibility with all staff members for creating a culture of accountability and for taking ownership of the results we achieve as an educational institution. This is a full-time position that includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Protect the integrity of lessons given by the Guide by redirecting children and preventing interruptions.

  • Respond to direction from the Guide to assist or intervene with children as needed.

  • Assist children as needed and as directed by the Guide, but in a manner that supports children’s independence.

  • Position yourself in the classroom according to the Guide’s direction, generally maintaining a calm, non-distracting presence.

  • Prepare snacks as needed, involving children as appropriate.

  • Observe children’s behavior and activity as directed by the Guide, and communicate appropriately.

ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL

  • Greet the children at the door of the classroom from approximately 7:30 to 8:30 am, and facilitate a smooth transition.

  • Help facilitate an orderly dismissal.

LUNCH AND OUTDOOR PLAY

  • Supervise and assist with lunch according to the Guide’s direction.

  • Supervise outdoor play according to the Guide’s direction and school policies.

  • Supervise and support safe, appropriate behavior and equipment usage.

  • Facilitate appropriate conflict resolution between children.

  • Communicate with the Guide and the administration about any playground issues or concerns.

MAINTAINING THE CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT

  • Support the children in the classroom and outdoor environment cleaning and maintenance responsibilities they are expected to carry out.

  • Clean and maintain order in the classroom each day after the children have left.

  • Replenish supplies as needed.

  • Assist with material making, photocopying, etc., as needed.

RECORD-KEEPING

  • Record daily attendance.

  • Maintain other records and observations as directed by the Guide.

  • Help maintain a list of needed class supplies.

COMMUNICATION

  • Communicate effectively with the Guide and administration as needed.

  • Distribute communications and children’s work to family folders.

  • Maintain appropriate professionalism in communications with families. Refer all inquiries about a child’s behavior, along with all comments and concerns expressed by parents, to the Guide or administration.

GENERAL BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS

  • Support children’s independent functioning whenever possible.

  • Maintain a friendly, professional, but objective distance in relationships with the children, and a professional relationship with the Guide and the administration.

  • Maintain a professional, neat, and clean appearance, and a professional and positive attitude with families.

  • Be punctual and present in the classroom to assist during agreed-upon work hours.

  • Maintain required professional qualifications, including:

    • Current CPR/1st Aid certification

    • Current Food Handlers certification

    • Current registration in the Criminal History Registry

    • Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (RRCAN) training

    • Intro to Child Care Health and Safety (ICCHS) training

    • Any required hours of professional development

DAYS/HOURS OF WORK

  • Children's House AYM program hours are 7:30am to 5:30pm on AYM school days as specified in the School Calendar. Your work hours are specified in your New Employee Information Letter, and are subject to scheduling changes.

  • During classroom preparation, takedown, and in-service days, you will work your normal number of hours, as directed by the Guide, subject to scheduling changes.

  • Attend all whole staff and whole Children’s House staff meetings, assistants’ meetings, picnics and school social/fundraising events.

  • At least five, or more as needed, evenings/days of childcare for school events.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or otherwise communicate, hear and observe the children and employees and their surroundings.

  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit; use hands and feet; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • The employee must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range.

  • Fine hand manipulation.

  • Strong, focused mental acuity is required to efficiently analyze, process, manipulate and accurately record the extensive amount of data and other information that serves as the basis for the primary duties of this position.

  • Emotional fortitude and ability to regulate emotions and maintain appropriate reactions and responses to emergencies and non-emergency situations that may arise in the workplace.

  • Patient and calm demeanor to provide a nurturing learning and working environment.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of the position successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to assist them in performing the essential functions of their positions. Please contact the Program Director or the Head of School if you need an accommodation.

Please email resume and cover letter to Francesca Lowes at flowes@sunstonemontessori.org.

Rate of pay is $13-$15/hr, DOE.


Receptionist/Office Assistant, portland, or

APRIL 25, 2019

Sunstone Montessori School is looking for a Receptionist/Office Assistant! The Receptionist/Office Assistant is accountable for the overall administration of the Office and general assistant to Head of School. The ability to work independently as well as with others are two of the many essential functions of this position.

This position reports to the Head of School as part of the Administration team and shares responsibility with all staff members for creating a culture of accountability and for taking ownership of the results we achieve as an educational institution. This is a full-time position that includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the following responsibilities:

OFFICE DUTIES

  • In collaboration with Operations Manager, assist or maintain whole School Attendance Tracking.

  • Manage absent/tardy list for each class, tracking/pick up sheets for all classrooms.

  • In collaboration with Operations Manager, help manage pick-up and Aftercare drop-in/attendance sheets.

  • Manage spreadsheet for classroom attendance lists, known absences/ weekly appointments, putting any early pick up notes on classroom daily notes sheets. Note: This will change to make more streamlined.

  • Distribute items to classrooms for families.

  • In collaboration with Communications Director, maintain Sunstone online Flickr photo gallery (upload photos monthly into designated albums in accordance with our photo authorization contracts)

  • In collaboration with Communications Director, staff, and room parents, maintain all aspects of Sunstone’s Community Participation program utilizing SignUpGenius, an online volunteer management software. Create, maintain and track sign-ups for all community participation needs at Sunstone. Organize an annual plan, coordinate/communicate plan/sign ups with key participants, provide mid-year and end-of year tracking reports to families and admin, maintain sign ups throughout the year as directed by Communications Director and staff.

  • Help in typing, copying, and collating of Sunstone’s work.

  • Help with production work on large mailings and newsletters.

  • Manage, and create reports in RenWeb

RECEPTION DESK

  • Answer incoming phone calls for parent help and questions, intake for admissions (passing to Admissions staff or giving general information) or taking messages for staff/call transfers to desks.

  • Support of students: walking children to the bathroom, getting supplies from Teacher Work Room, or helping children who need a “reset” from classroom environment.

  • Accept deliveries and direct them to the proper area.

  • Daily cleaning and organization: community kitchen, conference room, and lobby (especially recycling).

CLASSROOM SUPPORT

  • Be available daily to give breaks or step in for classroom staff.

  • Support Operations and Development Managers with all school events.

ADMISSIONS/ENROLLMENT

  • Field inquiry phone calls or emails & making sure messages get to Admissions assistant and/or Program Directors.

PARENT COMMUNICATIONS

  • Support the Program Director/Operations Manager/Head of School on any or all of the following:

    • Help edit and participate in updating a Family Handbook containing policies, procedures and other basic information of use to parents.

    • Participate in parent education programs planning and implementation so that parents are assisted in supporting their children’s development and so that the activities and approaches at Sunstone are understood and supported.

    • See that parents have opportunities for social experiences with Sunstone families.

GENERAL BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS

  • Support children’s independent functioning whenever possible.

  • Maintain a friendly, professional, but objective distance in relationships with the children, and a professional relationship with staff and the Administration.

  • Be punctual and present at work during agreed-upon work hours.

  • Maintain required professional qualifications, including:

    • Current CPR/1st Aid certification

    • Current Food Handlers certification

    • Current registration in the Criminal History Registry

    • Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (RRCAN) training

    • Intro to Child Care Health and Safety (ICCHS) training

    • Any required hours of professional development

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or otherwise communicate, hear and observe the children and employees and their surroundings.

  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit; use hands and feet; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • The employee must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range.

  • Fine hand manipulation.

  • Strong, focused mental acuity is required to efficiently analyze, process, manipulate and accurately record the extensive amount of data and other information that serves as the basis for the primary duties of this position.

  • Emotional fortitude and ability to regulate emotions and maintain appropriate reactions and responses to emergencies and non-emergency situations that may arise in the workplace.

  • Patient and calm demeanor to provide a nurturing learning and working environment.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of the position successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to assist them in performing the essential functions of their positions. Please contact the Program Director or the Head of School if you need an accommodation.

Other qualifications:

  • Advanced Skills with Microsoft Office Programs

  • Basic IT support experience

  • Experience or understanding of a school setting and culture

Please email cover letter and resume to Cathy Newman at cnewman@sunstonemontessori.org.


Lead Upper Elementary Teacher, phoenix, AZ

APRIL 25, 2019

Khalsa Montessori School is a well-established, community oriented, quality Montessori school that has been serving a diverse community of children 18 months – 12 yrs. old and their families in Phoenix for over 48 years. Located in a vital and thriving arts and historic district, our families are committed and involved.

We are seeking an Upper Elementary level AMS or AMI certified (9-12 or Elementary II) and/or experienced lead teacher to join our long-time staff. The teacher must hold a Bachelor’s degree and take the AEPA Professional knowledge and subject test to meet the Arizona State Highly Qualified Teacher designation in addition to being eligible to teach in the United States. Experience as a lead teacher is preferred but not required.

Preferred Attributes, Qualifications, and Experience:

  • A clear understanding of Montessori ideals

  • Deep knowledge of the development of children

  • Possess a sincere commitment to building and directing a quality Montessori environment

  • Experience with fostering and maintaining excellent professional relationships with students, parents, faculty, and administration

  • Offer support and guidance to parents

  • Collaborate with experienced colleagues while maintaining an identity of own

  • Possess maturity, dedication, high integrity, good judgment, ability to self-reflect as a teacher, and the courage to grow as an educational leader.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Classroom management and communication skills that nurture self-discipline, order, and confidence in young students.

We offer a rewarding teaching experience and attractive financial package, including benefits like health insurance and retirement savings.

Please email a resume and cover letter to kms@khalsamontessori.org or fax to 602-252-5224, and call 602-252-3759.


Spanish Speaking Primary Assistant Teacher, Portland, OR

APRIL 25, 2019

Montessori of Alameda, a birth to five AMS Montessori community in NE Portland, is searching for a Spanish-speaking assistant for one of our beautiful Primary classrooms. Montessori of Alameda is a bilingual community and offers children the opportunity for dual-language learning by offering both Spanish and English in the classroom.

The qualified candidate will be a native or fluent Spanish-speaker and will have at least one full year of experience working with children ages 3-6. Assistant teachers work closely with the classroom Lead Guide to provide a safe, loving, and consistent environment for students. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the Montessori method and see it in action!

Montessori of Alameda offers competitive starting wages, comprehensive benefits, paid time off, paid holidays and school closures, tuition discounts, scholarship opportunities, and much more! To find out more, go to www.montessoriofalameda.com, and send cover letters and resumes to Tessa Stephenson at tstephenson@endeavorschools.com. We look forward to hearing from you!


Program Director for Toddler Community & Children’s House, Portland, or

APRIL 24, 2019

Childpeace Montessori School is seeking a Program Director for our Toddler Community & Children’s House beginning summer 2019. This is a year-round, full-time, exempt position. The daily schedule is generally 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday; however, the duties of the position require occasional evening and weekend work. Childpeace offers a comprehensive benefit package and competitive salary structure. Essential duties include, but are not limited to, responsibility for enrollment, support for staff, support for parent partnership, and participation in school management including Oregon Office of Child Care (OCC) licensing. The ideal candidate would have AMI training for 3-6 (primary) and/or 0-3 (infant-toddler) and at least five years of teaching experience. OCC requires that a criminal history check be completed before hire.

Interested applicants are invited to send a cover letter describing why you are interested in this position, a resume, and two references to humanresources@childpeace.org. No phone calls please.

Childpeace Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, physical or mental ability, or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws in the admission of otherwise qualified students or in the administration of its educational policies or programs, hiring, or employment practices.


FT Upper Elementary and Children's House Classroom Assistants and a Pt Spanish-speaking classroom Assistant, Ferndale, Wa

APRIL 24, 2019

Pioneer Meadows Montessori School in Ferndale, WA is seeking several positions for the 2019-2020 school year.

Current openings include: Full Time Upper Elementary Classroom Assistant, Full Time Children’s House Classroom Assistant, and a Part Time Spanish-speaking Classroom Assistant.

If you have a passion for education and an interest in Montessori, if you are a motivated, dynamic, and thoughtful educator, we would like to hear from you!

For additional info and to apply, please visit: www.pmmontessori.org and click the “Join the PMMS Staff” button!


lead toddler guide, palo alto, ca

APRIL 24, 2019

Guidepost Montessori is hiring Montessori teachers at the toddler level to join our founding team, as we grow our new Montessori school to the Palo Alto area!

Are you a passionate Montessori-trained teacher? Do you want to be part of a team of people working to grow the Montessori movement? Join our team and lead your very own classroom! In this role, you'll create and lead a model Toddler classroom. Through your efforts, parents will see what's possible for their child when authentic, high-quality Montessori is alive and well in the prepared environment. You will be provided with a full set of high-quality materials from leading manufacturers, along with a classroom budget to make your classroom unique. We offer competitive salaries, health, dental and vision insurance, as well as a generous tuition discount for up to two children at our school!

Want to learn more about us?

At Guidepost Montessori, we are a team of educators, first and foremost. Even our founder and CEO is AMI trained, and started his career in the classroom! We've now expanded to become a network of Montessori schools, dedicated to fundamentally changing the face of education in the United States by growing the Montessori movement. From the top-down, we believe in what we do – and we want to invite you to join our community of educators, passionate about spreading high-fidelity Montessori!

We'd love to talk to you if you:

  • Have Montessori Experience

  • Earned a Bachelor's Degree (any subject)

  • Have experience with the appropriate age group in a group setting, such as daycare, aftercare or nursery

  • Want to help a child by giving them the tools to be successful independently

  • Are open to guiding your colleagues, and be guided by them in turn

  • Are eager to partner with parents on their child's journey

  • Take pride in your work

  • Are friendly with error

  • Get energized and inspired by working with children!

What we offer:

  • Ongoing professional development

  • A network of supportive peers and mentors who regularly share best practices

  • Career growth and promotion opportunities

  • A competitive salary

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance

  • Paid time off and paid holidays

  • 75% tuition discount for two children at any school in our network (we serve children 3 months through 12th grade)

  • The opportunity to contribute to a high-quality Montessori program that serves the individual needs of each child

If this sounds like you, Follow the Link below!

https://boards.greenhouse.io/paloaltomontessori#.Wm-NBJM-c9c

We are hiring Nation Wide! Check out our other Openings!

https://guidepostmontessori.com/careers#careers-list


SEEKING NANNY FOR FALL 2019, POrtland, Or

APRIL 24, 2019

Two working moms seeking part time Montessori/Waldorf informed nanny for cate of infant. Roughly 30 hours per week from Fall 2019 to Fall 2020. Nanny to provide own transport. Home is located in SW Portland/ Hillsdale neighborhood. Employment includes paid vacation and sick time. Please send CV and interest to canape01@gmail.com.


Temporary and Permanent nanny positions, portland, or

APRIL 23, 2019

A Brilliant Nanny Placement Agency has been serving Portland families for the past 13 years, bringing them qualified care providers for their infants and toddlers in either a part-time or full-time capacity. Work with us on-call for flexibility around a teaching role, or take on a permanent role with a family either while you're finishing school or before your first teaching job! We are looking for candidates with the passion and energy that nanny work requires and can offer a very broad range of opportunities.

To apply, please visit us online at www.abnanny.com and fill out an application. You are welcome to include any job numbers you see on our site that you are interested in, or you may indicate the type of position (temporary or permanent) that you are seeking. If you have questions or want to know more about us please email agency owner Danielle Aikin at Danielle@abnanny.com


INfant nanny, portland, or

APRIL 23, 2019

Work from home parents looking for part time (20-30hrs/wk) nanny to care for infant starting in June 2019. Montessori background preferred - emphasis on respectful, responsive communication with baby, as well as self care and practical life activities as baby becomes toddler. Family also practices attachment parenting (breastfeeding, cosleeping/contact naps, baby wearing) - would love nanny to do light housework (dishes, laundry, etc) when baby is breastfeeding with mom. Experience with (or interest in) baby signs, baby led weaning, cloth diapering, and elimination communication would be wonderful. More hours available for someone who wants to help more around the house (heavier cleaning, household management tasks, etc). Located in North Portland.

Please send cover letter with resume to earlychildhoodsystems@gmail.com


primary lead guide, scotts valley, ca

APRIL 23, 2019

Montessori Community School is searching for a Primary Lead Guide to join our community!

We are located in beautiful Santa Cruz County, 10 minutes from beaches and redwoods. We are an established school with two Primary classes, two Toddler classes, and one Nido class. We have a staff of dedicated Montessori educators and team members who are committed to educating young children. As stated in our mission statement, in our classrooms we guide the natural unfolding of the whole child. Every staff member plays an important role as a model to young children. Our goal is to create the best possible Montessori learning environment for those children entrusted to our care, while creating a warm and welcoming environment for all.

We are looking for a committed Montessorian with a team-oriented mindset, can-do attitude, and warm personalities, who can effectively lead and manage a class of 24 children with one Assistant. Start date would be between June to late August. Academic Year starts August 26. Please send cover letter and resume to Madelynn at madelynn@montessoricommunity.school; or call 831-439-9625.

For more information please visit our website: www.mcs.school.


Infant / Toddler and Primary Guides and Classroom Assistants, Langley, BC, CANADA - SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE

APRIL 22, 2019

Peregrine House School, an innovative Montessori School located in the heart of Langley, BC on four beautiful acres!! We are expanding and looking for nurturing and inspiring Team Members to join our thriving community!

Who we are:

Peregrine House School offers an accredited AMI Primary Program in a nurturing and holistic setting. Our focus is on the young child ages 2.5 years months – 6 years. We are hiring dedicated for the following full-time educators: AMI Infant / Toddler Guides, AMI Primary Guides and AMI Classroom Assistants.

What we offer:

  • The first 21st Century state of the art, eco-friendly, Montessori purpose-built classroom in Canada. Sprout Space™

  • Sustainable practices

  • A supportive and passionate School Director committed to AMI principles and standards

  • Annual professional development and travel accommodations

  • A competitive wage and benefits

  • AMI Training Sponsorship (already graduated find out more how your training can be reimbursed)

  • Hands-on training with dedicated Head Directress and AMI certified consultants

What you offer:

  • A respectful, yet nurturing approach to the children in your care

  • A professional and co-operative demeanor

  • The desire to be part of a new and dynamic working environment

  • An AMI Teaching or Assistant’s diploma

  • Qualification for a BC Independent School Teaching Certificate is an asset (for teaching positions available)

  • Early-Childhood Educator certification (for classroom assistant positions available)

Although experience and AMI Montessori certification is preferred, it is not necessary as we are well equipped to sponsor for additional training.

Please submit your resume with cover letter to: nadin@peregrinehouseschool.com

We thank all applicants for their interest and will contact those directly who qualify.


ELEMENTARY ASSISTANT GUIDE, WHITE SALMON, WA

APRIL 22, 2019

Little Oak Montessori School seeks an experienced assistant elementary guide to support our established 6-12 classroom for the 2019-2020 school year.

Little Oak provides fully implemented AMI Montessori education for children ages 2 ½ through 12 years of age.

Join our dedicated staff and vibrant community in the Columbia River Gorge. Located ten minutes from Hood River and one hour from Portland, Oregon, the Gorge is known for world-class outdoor recreation.

Qualified candidates have 2 years experience working with children ages 6-12. Ideal candidates hold an AMI Elementary Montessori diploma.

Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience and competitive with independent schools in the area.

We offer: competitive salaries, professional development stipend, 401k retirement, paid holidays, annual PTO.

We appreciate: warmth, patience, creativity, collaboration, humor, and most importantly, passion for working with children.

Little Oak Montessori is an incorporated non-profit 501(c)3 and equal opportunity employer.

Please email cover letter and resume to: LOMSsearchcommittee@gmail.com.


ELEMENTARY GUIDE, WHITE SALMON, WA

APRIL 22, 2019

Little Oak Montessori School seeks an experienced AMI-trained Elementary Guide for the 2019-2020 school year to lead our established 6-12 classroom.

Little Oak provides fully implemented AMI Montessori education for children ages 2 ½ through 12 years of age.

Join our dedicated staff and vibrant community in the Columbia River Gorge. Located ten minutes from Hood River and one hour from Portland, Oregon, the Gorge is known for world-class outdoor recreation.

Qualified candidates hold an AMI Elementary Montessori diploma and a Washington State Teaching Certificate, or the ability to obtain this certificate in a timely manner.

Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience and competitive with independent schools in the area.

We offer: competitive salaries, professional development stipend, 401k retirement, paid holidays, annual PTO.

We appreciate: warmth, patience, creativity, collaboration, humor, and most importantly, passion for working with children.

Little Oak Montessori is an incorporated non-profit 501(c)3 and equal opportunity employer.

Please email cover letter and resume to: LOMSsearchcommittee@gmail.com.


MONTESSORI TEACHER, WEST LINN, OR

APRIL 22, 2019

Cascade Summit Montessori is hiring!

As a Guide in our Montessori program, you will truly experience firsthand the growth and development of your student's knowledge and skill level. Your integral role in this process is one that sets the basis for their future success. We understand the importance of a caring, attentive, and qualified Montessori educator who will teach and guide in a nurturing environment. We are currently looking to fill openings in our Toddler and Primary Classrooms.

Our Montessori Guides:

  • Create fun and interactive learning experiences.

  • Are caring, compassionate and love what they do!

  • Ensure the daily care of every child by following all licensing guidelines and implementing all company standards.

  • Communicate directly with parents and prospective parents to achieve success for the child.

  • Maintain a fun and interactive classroom that is clean and organized. Have countless advancement opportunities through our on-going training.

We are most interested in talking to applicants that have:

  • Experience leading a classroom and creating educational lesson plans.

  • Experience working in a licensed early childhood setting.

  • Coursework or a degree in early childhood education or child development or a CDA (Lead teachers must be Teacher Qualified under DCFS).

  • The ability to meet state and/or accreditation requirements for education and experience.

  • Flexibility as to the hours and schedule of work.

Must be at least 18 years of age.

If interested, please send your resume to Melissa at mcavender@learningcaregroup.com.


LOWER ELEMENTARY MONTESSORI TEACHER, DULUTH, MN

APRIL 22, 2019

Montessori School of Duluth (MSD) seeks a full time Grade 1—3 Lower Elementary Lead Guide. MSD is well-known and the first established Montessori school in Duluth, Minnesota. We are committed to the Montessori philosophy to educate and inspire a love for learning in students, for school and for life. For more, see www.montessoriduluthmn.org. Salary and compensation is competitive, commensurate with education and experience. Professional development provided.

Candidate qualifications:

  • Possesses a minimum Bachelor’s degree

  • AMS or AMI training or willingness to complete certification

Contact: Laura Goodman at 218.728.4600 or LauraGoodman@montessoriduluthmn.org


LEAD INFANT AND PRESCHOOL TEACHERS, SEATTLE, WA

APRIL 22, 2019

Haggard Childcare Resources (www.haggardchildcare.com) is looking for Montessori certified (MACTE) teachers at both the 0-3 and 3-6 levels for the coming school year (2019-2020). Ideal candidates are people who are passionate about supporting children in their learning and development and are lifelong learners themselves. Energetic and creative teachers will find a beautiful and long-standing classroom, where you will have the autonomy to run your own space while being supported by a well-established company. All our schools have lovely indoor environments and place an emphasis on time spent outdoors and nature.

Desired Qualifications:

  • MACTE accredited Montessori teacher

  • BA or AA in ECE or related field

  • Ability and desire to work respectfully and compassionately in and with a diverse population

  • A sense of humor and a sense of humility

  • Ability to fulfill all Washington State Department of Early Learning requirements (negative TB test, pass a background check, etc.)

We offer a competitive salary range which varies dependent on experience and education. Our generous benefits package includes considerable paid time off, continuing education scholarships, funds to attend conferences, medical/dental/vision benefits, matching retirement, steeply discounted bus pass, etc.

Please consider joining us! These positions start as early as Summer 2019 and as late as September 2019. Hiring will be completed on a rolling basis.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to nicole@haggardchildcare.com. Thank you!


SUBSTITUTES, OREGON MONTESSORI ASSOCIATION, OR

APRIL 18, 2019

The Oregon Montessori Association maintains a Substitute List as a service to schools and individuals in Oregon and SW Washington. If you are a trained teacher, assistant, or other professional looking for substitute work, fill out OMA's Substitute Survey to join their active sub list.

Join OMA’s Substitute List here.

Questions? Contact Oregon Montessori Association.


PRIMARY GUIDE - YEAR LONG MATERNITY LEAVE, PORTLAND, OR

APRIL 17, 2019

The Montessori House of St Johns is Hiring!

The Montessori House of St Johns is a strong, supportive, and vibrant community that serves families with children, 1 through 6 years of age. We have created nurturing communities for the holistic development of toddlers and preschoolers. We are a year round program with a strong commitment to authentic Montessori environments, introducing the children to Spanish language, environmental stewardship, social justice, and providing many opportunities to explore artistic expression.

We are currently interviewing for a primary trained individual to cover a year long maternity leave. This is a unique opportunity to lead an established 3-6 classroom with the support of a veteran assistant and mentorship from the Director, as well as the Guide taking the maternity leave. If The Montessori House proves to be a good fit for the Guide, there will be opportunity for the candidate to continue as a Primary Lead Guide the following year. This position would begin with training, observations, and meeting our community in June. The first day leading the classroom will be July 8th, 2019. In addition to the description below, all applicants should have experience working with young children (and love it!) and have or be able to obtain: fingerprint clearance, CPR/First Aid, training in Child Abuse/Neglect, and an Oregon Food Handler’s permit.

Guides are responsible for the care and safety of the children, preparing an authentic Montessori environment, planning, implementing, and recording Montessori curriculum aligned with their Montessori training albums. They are also responsible for communicating and collaborating with parents and other staff members, monthly newsletter submission, supporting and supervising assistants, and helping with school events.

The Montessori House is a great group of creative, collaborative, and intentional professionals. We are seeking an open minded candidate who is excited to be a part of our dynamic St Johns neighborhood. We are deeply committed to being active members of the neighborhood we serve. We offer competitive wages and benefits.

If you are interested in applying, please email megan@themontessorihouse.org with a letter of interest, at least three employer or professor references, and a resume.


ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM ASSISTANTS AND ADOLESCENT PROGRAM ASSISTANT, PORTLAND, OR

APRIL 17, 2019

The Franciscan Montessori Earth School of Portland Oregon is seeking Elementary Assistants and an Adolescent Program Assistant for the 2019-2020 school year.

Established in 1977, the Franciscan Montessori Earth School is home to over 300 students (ages 3-15) on a large, well-established campus in SE Portland Oregon.

Please send your application and resume to Sister Therese Gutting, FSE at sistertheresegutting@fmes.org


TODDLER TEACHING ASSISTANT, PORTLAND, OR

APRIL 17, 2019

Sunstone Montessori School is looking for someone who not only loves working with children 16 months-3 years but also has energy to keep up with them! We have a wonderful environment with 12 Toddlers, 1 Guide, and 3 Assistants.

Assist the Guide in preparing and maintaining an orderly, smoothly functioning Montessori Toddler environment, so that the Guide can give lessons and oversee the children’s work. The information that follows outlines the essential functions for this position in all aspects and areas of your responsibilities. The ability to work independently as well as with others are two of the many essential functions of this position.

This position reports to their classroom Guide and the Program Director as part of the Administration team and shares responsibility with all staff members for creating a culture of accountability and for taking ownership of the results we achieve as an educational institution. This is a full-time position that includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Assist children as needed and as directed by the Guide, but in a manner that supports children’s independence.

  • Position yourself in the classroom according to the Guide’s direction, generally maintaining a calm, non-distracting presence.

  • Protect the integrity of lessons given by the Guide by redirecting children and preventing interruptions.

  • Aid in maintaining an orderly, harmonious, and safe classroom environment and culture.

  • Foster children’s intellectual and personal growth and independence.

  • Aid in bathroom supervision and foster children’s independent toileting, giving the children maximum independence while ensuring safety.

LUNCH AND OUTDOOR PLAY

  • Supervise and assist with lunch according to the Guide’s direction.

  • Ensure safe travel to and from the outdoor play environment.

  • Supervise and support safe, appropriate behavior and equipment usage on the playground.

  • Facilitate appropriate conflict resolution between children.

  • Communicate with the Guide and administration about any playground issues or concerns.

MAINTAINING THE CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT

  • Support the children to participate in care of the environment.

  • Clean and maintain order in the classroom each day after the children have left. Spray and wipe furniture, clean floor, tidy shelves, and put away laundry.

  • Make and maintain materials as directed by the Guide.

  • Communicate observed material and environmental needs to the Lead Guide and administration.

  • Restock materials and supplies as needed.

RECORD-KEEPING

  • Maintain records of child accidents or injuries.

  • Record daily attendance.

  • Help maintain a list of needed class supplies, in consultation with the Guide.

COMMUNICATION

  • Communicate effectively with the Lead Guide, Assistants, and Administration as needed. Utilize thoughtful, solution-oriented communication.

  • Follow directions from the Lead Assistant in the absence of the Lead Guide.

  • Maintain appropriate professionalism in communications with families. Refer all inquiries about a child’s behavior, along with all comments and concerns expressed by parents, to the Guide or administration.

GENERAL BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS

  • Support children’s independent functioning whenever possible.

  • Maintain a professional, neat, and clean appearance.

  • Maintain a friendly, professional and positive attitude in relationships with the children, families, and fellow staff members.

  • Model Grace & Courtesy in your communications and movements.

  • Be punctual and present in the classroom during your regularly scheduled hours, and all other hours as assigned.

  • Maintain required professional qualifications, including:

    • Current CPR/1st Aid certification

    • Current Food Handlers certification

    • Current registration in the Central Background Registry

    • Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (RRCAN) training

    • Introduction to Child Care Health and Safety (ICCHS) training

    • Any required hours of professional development

DAYS/HOURS OF WORK

  • AYM program hours are 7:30am to 5:30pm on AYM school days as specified in the School Calendar. Your work hours are specified on your Status Form, are determined in conjunction with the Guide and Operations Manager, and are subject to scheduling changes. On days when other AYM staff are absent, the Assistant may be asked to work longer hours. The Assistant can be expected to work any shift between 7:30am-5:30pm.

  • During classroom preparation, takedown, and in-service days, you will work your normal number of hours, as directed to the Guide, subject to scheduling changes.

  • Attend all whole staff meetings.

  • Attend all community events to which you are assigned on the event expectations sheet.

  • 2-3 evenings/days of childcare for school events/conference days.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or otherwise communicate, hear and observe the children and employees and their surroundings.

  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit; use hands and feet; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • The employee must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range.

  • Fine hand manipulation.

  • Strong, focused mental acuity.

  • Emotional fortitude and ability to regulate emotions and maintain appropriate reactions and responses to emergencies and non-emergency situations that may arise in the workplace.

  • Patient and calm demeanor to provide a nurturing learning and working environment.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of the position successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to assist them in performing the essential functions of their positions. Please contact the Program Director or the Head of School if you need an accommodation.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Cathy Newman at cnewman@sunstonemontessori.org.


PRINCIPAL, EUGENE, OR

APRIL 15, 2019

Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School seeks a principal to lead this K-8 school serving 250 students in the Eugene School District 4J. The principal is supervised by the Executive Director. The salary range is $68,500 to$75,000 (DOE) plus benefits. Employment begins July 1, 2019.

ABOUT THE POSITION

The principal is the educational/instructional leader of an established, K-8 public Montessori school and is responsible for establishing an instructional vision and a focused plan for improving student achievement; monitoring and supervising instruction; supporting teachers in improving their instructional practice; creating a community of continuous, holistic learning for all staff and students; and fostering a culture of high expectations for all students. In addition, the principal is charged with building strong partnerships with families and community; creating a safe, supportive school climate; and effectively managing operational, technical, and staff issues to promote instructional progress. The Principal is a member of Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School’s administrative team and works closely with the Executive Director to fulfill the school’s Mission, Vision, and Core Values. The principal works collaboratively under the general supervision of the executive director. The principal supervises instructional staff.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

Ridgeline Montessori was the first public Montessori school in Oregon and has successfully served public K-8 students in Eugene, Oregon since September, 2000. Ridgeline moved into its own building in August 2012, where the school provides an academically rigorous Montessori education to children from all walks of life. Every day students balance their freedom to explore and think for themselves with their responsibility to work and learn within a community. During a recent annual review by sponsoring district, Eugene SD 4J, it was noted that the School has strong reading, math and science proficiency rates on state assessments. Also, mentioned was high instructional engagement and success with a diversity of students. Niche rates Ridgeline as the #7 charter middle school and #10 charter elementary school in Oregon. All teachers are Montessori trained.

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY

Eugene, Oregon is a diverse and progressive metropolitan area with a population of 250,000. It is located at the southern end of the scenic Willamette River Valley, along the I-5 corridor. It is home to the University of Oregon and dubbed TrackTown USA. Eugene is filled with world-class running, hiking and biking trails and is a hotbed for local industry—from craft breweries to alternative transportation. It is a major destination for foodies, cyclists and counter-culture history buffs. The city is filled with locally-owned stores, galleries, family farms and artisan markets, as well as being home to everything from major manufacturers to tech startups. Eugene is known as “A Great City for the Arts and Outdoors.” Eugene offers a great art scene, exceptionally fine restaurants, boisterous festivals, miles of riverside paths and lovely parks. Its location at the confluence of the Willamette and McKenzie Rivers, just west of the Cascades, means there are plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities – especially around the McKenzie River region, the Three Sisters Wilderness and Willamette Pass. The Oregon coast, just 60 miles west, is easily accessible via pretty Hwy 126.

MINIMUM POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and skill may be considered qualifying.

A typical way to obtain required knowledge and skill would be:

  • The principal must believe in and support the mission, vision and core values of Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School.

  • Four to five years of successful teaching in a school (preferably Montessori), plus evidence of successful administrative-level school leadership.

  • Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership or a closely related field.

  • Montessori credential preferred.

  • Oregon TSPC Administrative License authorizing service as a school principal.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Letter of Interest

  • Completed Application Form

  • Current Resume

  • Copy of Teaching License, Administrator License, Montessori Credential, or any Charter School Registry Certificate

  • Completed Mentor Questionnaire

  • Letters of Recommendation (at least 3 required)

  • List of three-five (3-5) additional references

  • Statement explaining how your education philosophy is a fit with the mission, vision and core values of the School

HOW TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION

For additional information about the position or application materials contact the Search Consultant. Please submit application by April 29, 2019 (open until filled).

Submit all application materials electronically by e-mail attachment in Word or PDF format to:

Greg McKenzie, Search Consultant NextUp Leadership 1470 Rosemont Road, West Linn, Oregon 97068

Phone: 503-752-2438

Email: gregmckenzie@att.net or gmckenzie@window2leadership.com

Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School is an equal opportunity employer and educator.


Preschool Assistant, New York, NY

April 15, 2019

Battery Park Montessori is seeking a Preschool Assistant.

This position requires that you are enrolled in or have completed a Bachelors degree, preferably in a related field, and have at least 1 complete year of experience with children age 2-5 years. In our school, we nurture the talents and skills of our assistant teachers with the intent of promoting them to lead positions in the future. You will share responsibilities with the Lead Teacher and be expected to learn proactively under the Lead Teacher's mentorship. As an assistant, you will support the efforts of the Lead Teacher and that of the whole teaching team.

We are a trilingual school. We invite all of our teachers to promote cross-cultural activities and cultural literacy in our community.

Teachers working with young children are often also working with parents who are new to parenting. Therefore, you must be someone with exceptional communication skills and a nurturing, cooperative approach. Our goal is to guide and support parents through the journey of the early years, helping them foster their child’s independence and confidence.

Through the use of computational thinking materials, our students develop and apply strategies for critical and creative thinking, engage in inquiry, make connections, and apply new understandings and skills in different contexts. We ask every teacher to embrace this forward-thinking approach to computational language and see it as any tool that empowers the learner to broaden the expression of an idea (often artistically), innovate, solve a problem, learn something new, verify what they think they know, communicate and collaborate with others, and so much more.

Please email us your application to careers@greenivy.com


Toddler Teacher, New York, NY

April 15, 2019

Pine Street School is seeking a Toddler Teacher.

If 2-year old’s are your favorite and you master this age group, we have a home for you! We love our little ones! We are looking for someone with at least 3 years of experience working with children age 24-36 months of age. You must have completed a Bachelors degree, preferably in a related field. Masters degree is highly desired and Montessori training or experience a plus.

We invite teachers to promote cross-cultural activities and the dual language immersion program in the school and community. You will be asked to work with your Co-Teacher in best practices with this age group, model those practices, and lead all parent communications. You need to be able and willing to change diapers. The class size is 10 children working with 2 teachers.

When working with Toddlers you are often also working with parents who are new to parenting. Therefore, you must be someone with exceptional communication skills and a nurturing, supportive approach. Our goal is to guide and support parents through the journey of the 2s, helping them learn what their children are capable of and how they can best provide support to them along the way.

Through the use of technology, our students develop and apply strategies for critical and creative thinking, engage in inquiry, make connections, and apply new understandings and skills in different contexts. We ask every teacher to embrace technology and see it as any tool that empowers the learner to broaden the expression of an idea (often artistically), innovate, solve a problem, learn something new, verify what they think they know, communicate and collaborate with others, and so much more.

We work with students individually and in groups, by selecting and employing various teaching methods appropriate for language immersion settings. All teachers are responsible for preparing materials and classrooms for activities, including photocopying, laminating, etc.

Please send resume and cover letter to czapata@greenivy.com


LOWER ELEMENTARY TEACHER, Ammon, ID - SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE

April 15, 2019

Monticello Montessori is seeking a Lower Elementary Teacher.

Required Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Valid Idaho Teaching Certificate endorsed for appropriate levels and subjects. (Assistance can be provided for teachers who do not yet have their Idaho Teaching Certificate. Such candidates must be willing to obtain 3-year interim certificate within one year of hire).

  • Valid Montessori Credentials for appropriate levels and subjects. (Assistance can be provided for teachers who do not yet have their Montessori Credentials).

  • Ability to work with students, staff, parents, and the public.

Desired Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who possess the qualifications listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Experience as a public or private Montessori teacher or assistant.

  • Experience as a contracted teacher in a public school.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contract Hours/Days: Teachers contract days are for 180 days—this includes several non-student days before, during, and after the school year. Teacher hours are from 30 minutes before school until 30 minutes after dismissal, except on days that require attendance to staff or committee meetings. Teachers remain at school during lunch hours.

  • Staff and Committee Meetings: Attend all staff and assigned committee meetings. Teachers will participate on different committees throughout the year to address specific school needs or requirements. Staff meetings include but are not limited to teacher collaboration meetings, curriculum meetings, and RTI meetings.

  • Lesson Plans: Turn in weekly lesson plans based on a Montessori curriculum and aligned with Idaho Core Standards. Lesson plans meet the individual needs, interest, and abilities of students assigned for instruction.

  • Record Keeping: Record student progress on a daily basis and track weekly to measure progress toward meeting expected learning targets.

  • Public Montessori Requirements: Supporting and achieving State requirements while using the Montessori system as the basis of meeting those requirements is the greatest challenge of a public Montessori school teacher.

  • Lunch/Recess Duties: Additional duties include supervision assignments necessary to the safe management of the school; as assigned by the administrator.

Other Related Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Completes all Monticello and state assessment mandates.

  • Completes a school mentor program as required.

  • Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students.

  • Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum learning targets.

  • Employs instructional methods and school-adopted materials that are most appropriate to the teaching of individual students.

  • Assesses student accomplishments on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required.

  • Prepares students to be successful in grade level achievement tests.

  • Tracks students with learning disabilities and works with specialists and/or service providers to provide the least restrictive environment for educational success.

  • Supports the administration in implementing policies and/or rules governing student life and conduct. Develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.

  • Plans and supervises purposeful assignments for classroom paraprofessionals and/or volunteers.

  • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.

  • Strives to maintain and improve professional competence.

  • Seeks out opportunities for professional growth.

  • Develops personal leadership skills and areas of expertise.

  • Maintains a positive work environment; contributes to the knowledge and skills of others; is a strong team player.

  • Maintains high standards of ethical behavior and confidentiality of student information.

  • Exhibits regular, punctual, and predictable attendance.

  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Terms of Employment:

An employee working in this position shall, at all times, be subject to the direction of the persons to whom said employee has primary responsibility or said person’s designee(s), and at all times shall be subject to the rules, regulations and policies of Monticello as promulgated by the Board of Trustees and will promote the same with students and patrons. Each employee shall be held responsible for having knowledge of said School rules, regulations and policies. Each employee shall pass a criminal background check before being hired. Salary will be in accordance with the placement on the Monticello Certified Salary Schedule.

Evaluation:

Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by the Principal in accordance with provisions of state requirements and board policy.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job (inside and outside duties). Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Interested candidates should complete a classified application and email it to Nari Mendenhall at nari@monticellomontessori.com with a cover letter, resume, copies of transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.


Director/Program Supervisor, Vancouver, WA

April 15, 2019

Good Shepherd Montessori (GSM) is a Christian-based, Montessori school serving 40 children ages 2 ½ to 6 years. GSM is a Washington State licensed child care center and a participant in the Early Achievers quality rating and improvement system.

General Job Description: The director is responsible for day-to-day operations, financial oversight, public relations and special projects as assigned by the advisory board. For licensing purposes director serves the role of “director” AND “program supervisor”. The work week consists of 30 hours, including some evening and weekend hours for special events.

Salary Range: $41,446-$52,841 annually

Minimum Educational Requirements:

  • Meets DCYF licensing standards via one of the following:

    • Infant/Toddler or ECE Montessori Diploma from a MACTE accredited institution.

    • WA ECE State Certificate

    • CDA plus 35 WA state approved ECE Credits

    • 47 College Quarter, WA state approved ECE Credits

  • Completion of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level One training within two years of employment.

  • Working knowledge of accounting principles, Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel programs.

Minimum Professional Requirements:

  • Two years of experience teaching children between the ages of 2 ½ to 6.

  • At least six months of experience in administration or management including record maintenance, financial management, and staff management.

  • Ability to obtain, upon hiring, pediatric CPR and First Aid certification, blood borne pathogen/AIDS/HIV training, food handler’s permit, criminal background clearance, safe sleep training, child restraint training, complete a DCYF provided orientation and pass TB Screening.

  • Completion of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia’s Safeguarding God’s Children and Safeguarding God’s People trainings within one month of employment. (online class only acceptable until next available in-person class).

  • Two years of work experience in a Montessori preschool.

Personal Qualifications:

  • Loves the Church and God’s people and has a caring manner toward children and families, co-workers and community

  • Willingness to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in an efficient manner.

  • Ability to lift 45 pounds and to keep children under auditory and visual supervision.

  • Age 21 years or more

Kindly submit letter of interest and resume via email to GSMsearch@goodshepherdvancouver.org. A full job description is available upon request.


School Head Teacher / Lead Primary Guide, Hillsboro, OR

April 15, 2019

Roots & Wings Montessori School is seeking a School Head Teacher/Lead Primary Guide.

Besides being a Lead Primary Guide in our 3-6 year classroom, we expect that the School Head Teacher will also provide support and guidance for other teachers in the School. As a primary guide, the teacher will be expected to setup the classroom, conduct lessons in a safe, calm, and positive learning environment during the morning and afternoon work cycles, observe and record the children's daily lessons, communicate with parents via Transparent Classroom software, hold parent-teacher conferences twice a year, delegate and manage the assistant teacher in the classroom, and provide feedback to the Director and management on a daily basis.

The School Head Teacher will also be expected to conduct parent education classes every 2 months, and help in holding special events throughout the year. We prefer an experienced AMI trained primary guide, but do not wish to discourage recently trained applicants.

Our salary structure is better than most of the larger Montessori Schools, and we do not have a waiting period of 3 months to initiate our competitive benefits.

Please send us a copy of your resume to rootswingsms@gmail.com, and we will be happy to schedule an interview and observation time.


LEAD PRIMARY GUIDE, PORTLAND, OR

April 15, 2019

Montessori Children’s House is seeking an AMI trained, Lead Primary Guide for the 2019-2020 School Year. Our preference would be for the new Guide to transition with our current Guide during our Summer Program.

MCH is located on Portland’s South waterfront and is easily accessed by bike and public transportation. Our program is rooted in AMI standards and is composed of joyful, passionate, and hardworking Montessori professionals.

We are seeking applicants who are skilled at guiding students’ activities academically, emotionally, and physically in a prepared Montessori environment that challenges each child to reach their fullest potential.

Requirements also include enrollment in Oregon's Central Background Registry prior to hiring, along with verification of current Infant/Child CPR & First Aid and Food Handlers certificates, and completed RRCAN & ICCHS trainings.

Interested applicants are invited to send a cover letter describing why you are interested in this position, a resume, and two reference phone numbers to Nick Stocco, Head of School at nick@childrenshousepdx.com.

Montessori Children’s House celebrates the diversity of our school and local communities including race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of the world in our educational program, admissions policies, and staff hiring.


Lower Elementary Guide, Bellevue, WA

April 15, 2019

Just east of Seattle, Bellevue Montessori School is seeking a Lower Elementary Guide to join our team.

Set in a beautiful park setting, Bellevue Montessori School's newest facility was completely renovated to create light, spacious, and beautiful environments for our Elementary students. With a long-time Lower Elementary Guide retiring, we are looking for a candidate that is dedicated to the Montessori Method and providing each student an individualized experience that supports their emotional, social, creative and academic development. We are a community of AMI and AMS Montessorians and welcome candidates who possess a deep understanding of the Montessori Elementary curriculum and philosophy and are able to implement it with children at the Lower Elementary level.

We offer:

  • Competitive salary.

  • Group Health Insurance - School pays 50% of employee's monthly premium.

  • Group Dental Insurance - School pays 50% of employee's monthly premium.

  • Yearly bonus - Up to 3% match to employee contributions to a Simple IRA plan.

  • 50% tuition assistance for children of Lead Guides.

  • Free before and after school care for children of all employees.

  • Ten-month contract with four weeks paid holidays during the school year (Christmas/New Year, mid-winter break, and spring break).

  • Summer employment available. May be asked to work one three-week session in the summer with compensation commensurable with employee's school year compensation.

This position is for the 2019-20 school year. Please contact slocke@bellmontessori.com. We look forward to hearing from you!


PRIMARY LEAD GUIDES AND ASSISTANTS, HILLSBORO, OR

APRIL 11, 2019

Tippytoes Montessori, located in Orenco Station, Hillsboro in close proximity to several Intel campuses and Nike, has openings for two primary guides and assistants.  We have two primary classrooms (3-6 yrs) and one toddler classroom equipped with new Montessori material. 

We are looking for passionate individuals who love working with children to be Lead Guides & Assistants in the Primary classrooms (3 to 6 yrs) for new school year starting in August 2019.

Candidates who can join in June or July are preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • AMI/AMS Diploma.

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Montessori experience is a plus but not essential.

  • Enrollment in the Oregon Central Background Registry.

  • Current CPR/1st Aid, Food Handlers.

SKILLS

  •  Able to apply authentic Montessori principles and methods.

  • Spark children’s imagination, build self-esteem and help them discover new things each day.

  • Be flexible and find balance between collaboration and leadership.

  • Effective communication with children, parents, staff and ownership.

  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork, and customer service skills.

  • Attend staff and parent meetings and ensure Montessori concepts are correctly followed in all aspects of classroom operations.

  • Be a strong advocate of Montessori education and its benefits to the children.

BENEFITS

  • Market competitive salary based on education and experience.

  • Performance base bonuses.

  • Paid vacation.

Please send a cover letter and resume with references to rubypreschool@gmail.com.

We offer a competitive compensation package based on education and experience.


UPPER ELEMENTARY GUIDE, Colleyville, TX - SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE

APRIL 11, 2019

Located on 10 wooded acres, with lawns and gardens, Waypoint Montessori educates children from toddler through elementary, with multiple classes at all levels. Founded almost 50 years ago, the school continues to strive for excellence and diversity. Our community has a caring, dedicated, and creative veteran staff that enjoys working together in a respectful environment. Multiple staff members have been at Waypoint for 20 years or more, and all lead guides hold AMI diplomas, as does our Head of School. Our campus is situated between Dallas and Fort Worth with many art venues, museums, parks and trails, and is close to an international airport.

Candidates should hold an AMI elementary diploma, OR be currently enrolled in an AMI elementary diploma program and due to graduate before the start of the 19/20 or 20/21 school year. Waypoint is looking for a candidate who will work alongside our lower elementary guides to further a seamless elementary experience. We offer a competitive salary, medical/dental/vision insurance available, professional development, a retirement program, and tuition benefits. Sponsorship available, and up to $3,000 relocation. EOE. 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Charlane Baccus, Head of School, at char@waypointmontessori.org or call 817-528-1325 (mobile)


NIDO LEAD GUIDE, SCOTTS VALLEY, CA

APRIL 8, 2019

Montessori Community School (MCS) is searching for a Nido Lead to join our community!

We are located in beautiful Santa Cruz County, 10 minutes from beaches and redwoods.

Ideal candidates are Guides with team-oriented mindsets, can-do attitudes, and warm personalities, who can effectively lead and manage a class.

Position opens immediately, but we can accept start dates until mid-August.

Please send cover letter and resume to Madelynn at madelynn@montessoricommunity.school; or call 831-439-9625


PRIMARY LEAD, SCOTTS VALLEY, CA

APRIL 8, 2019

Montessori Community School (MCS) is searching for a Primary Lead to join our community!

We are located in beautiful Santa Cruz County, 10 minutes from beaches and redwoods.

We are an established school with two Primary classes.

Ideal candidates are Guides with team-oriented mindsets, can-do attitudes, and warm personalities, who can effectively lead and manage a class of 24 children with one Assistant.

Start date would be between June to late August. New classes will open September 2018.

Please send cover letter and resume to Madelynn at madelynn@montessoricommunity.school; or call 831-439-9625.


UPPER ELEMENTARY HEAD TEACHER, BEND, OR

APRIL 8, 2019

Desert Sky Montessori Charter School in Bend seeks a Montessori-trained Upper Elementary Head Teacher for the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.

Desert Sky Montessori (DSM) invites you to be a part of an exciting Montessori charter school in its third year offering a fully-implemented, tuition-free Montessori program. DSM is located in the beautiful Central Oregon community of Bend, just minutes from mountains, rivers, climbing cliffs, and a myriad of other recreational opportunities. Desert Sky opened its doors in 2017 to 105 students in grades K through 3 and their families. This coming school year we will open our second Upper Elementary class for 4th and 5th graders.

Desert Sky Montessori is dedicated to providing a nurturing and inspiring environment for students and adults alike. The sponsoring Bend-La Pine School District and the Bend community are very supportive of the school. DSM received an amazing Implementation Grant of $450,000 from the Oregon Department of Education for our start-up years, and the classrooms are complete with beautiful Montessori materials and furnishings.

The successful candidate will have a Montessori teaching certification, preferably from AMI or AMS, and teaching experience is preferred. Oregon State Licensure, or the ability to obtain this credential or the Oregon Charter School Registry, is required.

Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience and competitive with independent schools in the area. The compensation package includes professional development opportunities, medical insurance, paid days off, and the Oregon PERS retirement fund.

If interested, please send resume and cover letter to: jodie.borgia@dsmontessori.org


LOWER ELEMENTARY HEAD TEACHER, BEND, OR

APRIL 8, 2019

Desert Sky Montessori (DSM) invites you to be a part of an exciting Montessori charter school in its third year offering a fully-implemented, tuition-free Montessori program. DSM is located in the beautiful Central Oregon community of Bend, just minutes from mountains, rivers, climbing cliffs, and a myriad of other recreational opportunities. Desert Sky opened its doors in 2017, to 105 students in grades K through 3 and their families. In 2018 DSM started its first Upper Elementary and in 2019 will add another for our 4th and 5th grade students. We also opened a private preschool, to enable us to have complete primary classes with 3- 6 year old children.

Desert Sky Montessori is dedicated to providing a nurturing and inspiring environment for students and adults alike. The sponsoring Bend-LaPine School District and the Bend community are very supportive of the school. DSM received an amazing Implementation Grant of $450,000 from the Oregon Department of Education for our start-up years, and the classrooms are complete with beautiful Montessori materials and furnishings.

The successful candidate will have Montessori teaching certification, preferably from AMI or AMS, and teaching experience is preferred. Oregon State Licensure, or the ability to obtain this credential or the Oregon Charter School Registry, is required.

Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience and competitive with independent schools in the area. The compensation package includes professional development opportunities, medical insurance, paid days off, and the Oregon PERS retirement fund.

If interested, please send resume and cover letter to: jodie.borgia@dsmontessori.org


CHILDREN'S HOUSE AND ELEMENTARY LEAD GUIDES, SPANISH SPEAKING ASSISTANTS, GILBERT, AZ

APRIL 8, 2019

Creō Montessori located in Gilbert, Arizona is seeking AMI-certified Primary/Elementary Guides, and Spanish Speaking Assistants for the 2019-20 academic year!

Creō Community:

Founded in 2014, Creō Montessori has well-established Toddler, Primary, Lower Elementary, and Upper Elementary environments. As we celebrate our fifth year, serving over 150 families and children with authentic Montessori philosophy, we are eager to continue expanding to meet the needs of our growing community; Creō plans to add Nido and Adolescent Programs in the coming years.

Gilbert, Arizona is constantly recognized as one of the safest cities and best places to live in the U.S. With agricultural roots and a family-friendly vibe, Creō’s location is truly idyllic. Our team members are passionate and collaborative leaders. Each environment has an English speaking Lead Guide and a Spanish Speaking Assistant, supporting a bilingual atmosphere. Creō is dedicated to providing ongoing professional development, team building opportunities and offers competitive wages/medical benefits.

Qualifications:

  • Lead Guide Positions:

    • AMI Primary or Elementary Diploma

    • Excellent oral and written English communication skills

    • Previous classroom experience preferred, however, not required

  • Assistant and Support Staff Positions:

    • Fluent Spanish communication

    • Experience with young children

Application Process:

Please send your letter of intent and resume to Jill Rovira at Jill@creoschool.org


PRIMARY LEAD GUIDE, NAPA, CA

APRIL 8, 2019

Nature’s Way Montessori is a private preschool in the beautiful valley of Napa California. We are a nature-based Montessori program following AMI principles and standards. Our peaceful environments and compassionate staff nurture a deep respect for self and others, foster a strong sense of community, and stimulate independent thinking. Students carry with them a strong foundation for future learning, a belief in the dignity of work, and a sense of responsibility for their own development as happy and productive human beings. Our goal at NWM is for every child to leave with a life-long love for learning, the skill and ability to collaborate with others, and the confidence, courage and compassion to excel in life.

We are seeking an AMI Trained Primary Guide. The right person for this job will have some experience in the classroom. The classroom is 5 years old and established with 26 children. We are seeking someone who is out-going, passionate about parent education and committed to the development of the whole child. You will have a profound love for nature.

Education and Training Requirements:

  • AMI Training.

  • Early Childhood Education units as required by the State of California (AMI training meets requirements).

  • Montessori Experience.

  • Live Scan fingerprints.

  • Current TB test.

  • Must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

  • Must provide previous Employer References

We offer Competitive Pay with Exceptional Benefits including:

Paid Time off, paid holiday's, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, as well as annual Refresher Course expenses and observation days.

Our school sits on one acre of land, with beautiful gardens. We are next to hiking trails and a working animal farm.

If interested, please send resume and cover letter to: monica@natureswaynapavalley.com


LEAD CO-TEACHER, SEATTLE, WA

APRIL 8, 2019

Lighthouse Montessori School seeks a trained Montessori Primary guide.

This is a co-teaching position partnered with another Montessori guide. The ideal candidate not only should have a passion for Montessori education but also strongly support the emotional development of the child through Positive Discipline and NVC. This position is for the 2019-20 school year with the potential of starting in the summer of 2019. We offer a competitive salary and benefits.

Lighthouse Montessori is one classroom, 25 children, year-round, all-day school practicing the philosophies of Dr. Maria Montessori and Positive Discipline. But we are more than just a school: we are a small, tight-knit community, with active and involved parents and highly communicative and engaged staff. Lighthouse was founded in 2012 in the family-oriented neighborhood of Ballard, in Seattle, WA. Our high-quality program is currently led by AMS and AMI trained guides.

Lighthouse offers a community of real support and collaboration. We believe that, just like children, adults work best when given the right combination of independence, trust, and coaching, and we are looking for a teacher eager to bring their full self to work each day. Openings here are rare, so come join the Lighthouse family!

If interested, please send resume and cover letter to cynthia@lighthousemontessori.com


PART-TIME LEAD PRIMARY TEACHER, PORTLAND, OR

APRIL 3, 2019

Sunnyside Mennonite Montessori School (SMMS) is hiring a Lead Teacher for our program starting in August 2019. We provide high quality, affordable Montessori education to children ages 3 – 6. Located in the Hawthorne neighborhood, SMMS is a program of Portland Mennonite Church (PMC).

The Lead Teacher is responsible for key aspects of school operations and is integral to fulfilling the mission and vision of the school. Working with an oversight board and an Assistant Teacher, the Lead Teacher ensures that children receive an educational experience steeped in the methods and philosophies of Maria Montessori that demonstrates love, patience and respect for all children. Curriculum and activities are designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth. The Lead Teacher models appropriate manners and behaviors and encourages the children to be independent. Methods of conflict resolution are taught and practiced with an emphasis on understanding others points of view. The Lead Teacher functions as administrator of the program and is responsible for the day to day operations of this single classroom program with 20 – 22 students, operating 4 mornings per week during the school year.

This is a part-time (.46 FTE), salaried position. Pay is commensurate with education and experience.

For a full job description and application process, see our website: https://smmspdx.com/.

Deadline for application is April 27, 2019.


LOWER ELEMENTARY GUIDE, FLAGSTAFF, AZ

APRIL 3, 2019

The Haven Montessori School seeks a Lower Elementary guide to begin in the 2019-20 school year. Located in the beautiful mountains of Flagstaff, Arizona, Haven Montessori is a private preschool for children aged 4 months through 5 years, and an Arizona Public Charter School for grades K-6. The mission of Haven Montessori School is to provide a rich and nurturing educational experience for our students that will inspire peaceful relations and a lifetime love of learning.

POSITION: Lower Elementary (1st-3rd Grade) Lead Teacher (10 month position to begin in August 2019).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited 4-year University

  • Completion of an accredited 6-12 Montessori training program

  • US citizenship or permanent residency status

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in education, special education, Montessori education, and/or other education-related field.

  • Completion of AMI or AMS 6-12 Training

  • 2+ years of teaching experience

DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Prepares, and maintains a beautiful environment, on a daily basis that meets the needs of all students;

  • Initiates and facilitates ongoing dialogue with parents on the overall development of each child;

  • Demonstrates competency to deliver an educational program based on the individual;

  • Demonstrates competency to provide effective, innovative instruction with a balance of Montessori materials integrated with the Arizona State Standards;

  • Oversees the learning of all children in the classroom while partnering with the assistant in supporting the needs of all students;

  • Demonstrates basic computer literacy/competency;

  • Conducts the class: plans, develops, records and implements class curriculum; makes materials when needed, maintains classroom materials and keeps shelves clean and orderly;

  • Keeps accurate daily, weekly, and monthly lesson plans which describe lessons given, curriculum covered and observation notes for each child and turns them in as directed;

  • Continues to get to know each child’s learning style(s) and interests to increase all eight constructs (emotional, social, ethical, aesthetic, creative, wellness, intellectual and “school success”);

The Haven Montessori School offers:

  • A supportive and positive work environment, with many opportunities for individual growth.

  • A flexible benefit allocation included in gross pay.

  • 8 days paid time off, 3 professional development days, in addition to many school breaks and holidays.

  • Discounted tuition for preschool students.

  • Salary range $35,000-45,000 depending on education and experience, according to the Haven Montessori salary schedule.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please send your cover letter and resume to info@havenmontessori.org. Please no phone calls.

The Haven Montessori Children’s House and Charter School and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


AMI ELEMENTARY GUIDE, MOUNT DORA, FL

APRIL 3, 2019

Some call it a job, to others it is a way of life…

Montessori at Roseborough is an AMI Recognized school (0-3 through 15 years) currently accepting applications for an Elementary Guide for the 2019-20 school year. The guide will join our elementary team in a fully equipped 6-12 environment with ability to float to a lovely outdoor area. Class size meets AMI standards of 24-35 children.

Our school has been educating Prenatal to Adolescent children for 35 years and is located in sunny Mount Dora, Florida! Our town has consistently been rated one of the top places to live by Newsweek, Money, and Smithsonian. Staff and children walk to our charming downtown, a nearby scenic lake, shops, lovely parks, inviting nature trails, library and art center.

Walking field trips and local community participation, as well as going outs are all part of our thriving Elementary program. Beyond the work in the classroom, the Elementary guide will direct the children in the school community events such as: Thanksgiving Feast, Flag Parade, Song Fest and Maypole Dance. The 9-12 year old children also participate in an annual trip to Sea Camp in the Florida Keys. We enjoy the participation of our staff and families in our efforts to build a successful school community.

A bachelors’ degree and an AMI Elementary diploma are required. The ideal candidate has at least two years experience. Salary is based upon experience and education level.

For more information on our school please visit our website: www.montessoriatroseborough.com

Send resume to Mia Crabill, Administrative Director at miacrabill@montessorinest.com


PRIMARY LEAD GUIDE/ASSISTANT TEACHER, BEAVERTON, OR

APRIL 3, 2019

Westside Montessori International (WMI) is located in the heart of Beaverton and Hillsboro, close to the campuses of Intel and Nike. This is our 8th year as a Montessori school serving this community and offering the Montessori program to children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old (Infant, Toddler/Wobbler and Primary levels).

We are looking for a dynamic individual who loves working with children to be one of the Lead Guides or assistant teacher in the Primary classroom (3 to 6 years old). The said individual should also be a people-person who easily gets along with fellow-teachers, administrators and parents. To find out more about WMI, please visit our website at www.wmioregon.com

WMI is also offering scholarships to someone who is willing to go through the MNW Primary Training Program while working with the school.

Interested parties, please send a cover letter and resume with complete references to jobs@wmioregon.com.

We offer a competitive compensation package commensurate to one's experience.

Get in touch with us today.


TRANSPARENT CLASSROOM CUSTOMER TEAM MEMBER, SEATTLE, WA

APRIL 1, 2019

Make a global impact. Work for Transparent Classroom.

Transparent Classroom provides an online platform for Montessori guides to lesson plan, record what’s going on in their classroom, share information and photos with parents, and see patterns in their children’s learning.

We started 8 years ago in a single classroom. Today, we serve almost 1,000 schools and are consistently referred to as the standard for online record keeping and lesson planning.

We’re a self-funded and profitable startup, so we never have to think about investors before our teachers. We are an authentic, innovative, non-hierarchical team who embrace personal growth and development.

We are looking for another trained Montessorian to join our customer team to help us meet the needs of ever more schools and keep us close to our Montessori roots.

We:

  • Improve the lives of over 10,000 teachers and the 75,000 children they guide.

  • Move fast. Have an idea? Let’s try it… today.

  • Care deeply about user experience, and work relentlessly to delight our customers.

  • Never stop improving, making our team and software better every day.

  • Are friendly, goofy, joyful, social justice conscious, and body-positive.

  • Are a small and nimble team of 7: 2 developers + 5 customer team people

You:

  • Learn fast and are comfortable with technology.

  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Are excited by a flat team that relies on collective management.

  • Are passionate about education and supporting teachers.

  • Thrive in ambiguity, are willing to teach and learn in every interaction.

  • Can roll with our fun, alternative team.

Your role would include:

  • Giving 10-20 virtual demos and trainings to new and existing schools each week.

  • Answering support emails, chat, and phone calls.

  • Self-initiated project work.

  • Working 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.

  • Competitive salary, three weeks PTO, paid holidays, health care options.

  • Being on site in Seattle at least 75% of the time, the rest may be remote.

If this sounds like a good fit, fill out this application: https://www.transparentclassroom.com/customer_team

We would love to talk to you!


ELEMENTARY LEAD GUIDE, TAHOE VISTA, CA

APRIL 1, 2019

Located just two blocks from the shores of beautiful North Lake Tahoe, Saint Clare’s Tahoe: A Mountain Montessori School is a small Catholic Montessori school in its second year seeking a lead Elementary Guide (6-12) for the 2019-2020 school year.

At Saint Clare’s we combine a vibrant Christian community, an authentic Montessori curriculum and a passion for outdoor exploration and adventure. Our program also includes a fully incorporated atrium for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

We are looking for a dynamic, engaging, cheerful Guide experienced in leading a 6-12 Elementary classroom. The candidate should have a passion for working with children, strong classroom management skills and be excited to integrate outdoor exploration into the weekly curriculum. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd a plus.

We offer competitive salary, full benefits package, and professional development opportunities. Relocation assistance may be available.

For more information visit: www.saintclarestahoe.com

Please email a cover letter and resume to: paige@saintclarestahoe.com


UPPER ELEMENTARY GUIDE, PORTLAND, OR

APRIL 1, 2019

The Portland Montessori School, celebrating its sixth decade of serving families and children, is seeking an Upper Elementary Guide to join our teaching team for the 2019-2020 School Year. The Elementary Guide leads the children’s activities academically and supports their social/emotional development, as it relates to the child’s inner self, in a prepared Montessori environment. The Elementary Guide challenges each child to reach his/her full potential in these developmental areas, in accordance with Montessori philosophy, policies and procedures and Oregon State Education curriculum benchmark.

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate is enthusiastic, energetic and compassionate with the ability to peacefully and effectively guide elementary aged children.

  • The ideal candidate shows demonstrated ability to lead an Upper Elementary community as described above.

  • Our next Upper Elementary Guide can work alongside others with compassion, clarity, inspiration, an open mind, a sense of humor and flexibility.

  • The ideal candidate has excellent communication skills, verbal and written.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.

  • AMI Elementary Diploma.

  • Preferred: Minimum 3-5 years or more of lead guide experience.

The Portland Montessori School serves approximately 150 students with our newly added Toddler program, thriving primary program for ages 2.5 through 6 and our growing elementary program for grades 1 through 6. We also offer before and after care as well as holiday and summer camps.

Located in Northeast Portland, our centralized campus location offers a convenient location for many Portland-area neighborhoods.

See our website (http://portlandmontessori.org/) to learn more about our amazing school community!

Please email resume and cover letter to Jessica Thompson, Head of School at jessica.thompson@portlandmontessori.org

We look forward to hearing from you!


ELEMENTARY GUIDE, CHESTERFIELD, MO - SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE

APRIL 1, 2019

Chesterfield Montessori School seeks an AMI-trained Elementary teacher beginning August, 2019 (sponsorship is available).

Qualifications:

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (English required; other languages are a bonus).

  • A growth mindset, and a collaborative approach to working with colleagues and parents required.

  • We will consider candidates who are still in training.

CMS has been an AMI-recognized community since its inception in 1981. Our Toddler, Primary, Elementary and Adolescent Programs serve families from 42 different countries and five continents. We offer an extraordinary working environment, with supportive staff and a beautiful facility located in the western suburbs of St. Louis County. Competitive salary and excellent benefits, including annual trips to the AMI Refresher course.

We have a beautiful five-acre main campus with a garden and lovely grounds, plus a seven-acre land campus that serves as a primary material for our adolescent students.

St. Louis boasts a world-class symphony, a thriving and fantastically diverse local food and restaurant culture, the best zoo in the country, the spectacular Forest Park (with its annual Shakespeare in the Park and other festivals), distinctive neighborhoods, vibrant arts, interesting architecture and a grand baseball tradition (go Cardinals!). With the foothills of the Ozark mountains nearby, we also have a variety of challenging and beautiful hiking and biking trails.

Interested candidates please send cover letter, resume and letter of reference to Kim Schneider kim@chesterfieldmontessori.org.

Candidates must be permanent U.S. residents or possess an H1B Visa.


Head of School, Lexington, KY

March 28, 2019

Community Montessori School is seeking a Head of School. Community Montessori School is certified by the Kentucky Department of Education and has been recognized by the Association Montessori Internationale since 1972.

SCHOOL HISTORY

In 1970, a small but passionate group of families joined together to form Community Montessori School for children ages 3-6 (Primary level). Our program, which consisted of just one primary classroom, was humbly housed in a local church basement. Dedicated to the success and growth of the school, 90 families guaranteed several thousands of dollars to secure funding for a permanent location. This founding group donated time and hard work to ensure the physical space suited Montessori education. The story of our middle school formation followed a similar path. Originally run cooperatively by 4 local Montessori schools, Montessori Middle School of Kentucky became an exclusively CMS program in 2004.

Since its inception, our school has grown to include approximately 150 students and seven classrooms: Toddler (ages 18 months – 3 years), Primary (3-6 years), Lower Elementary (grades 1– 3), Upper Elementary (grades 4-6), and Middle School (grades 7 & 8). CMS blends authentic Montessori principles with heart, spirit, and commitment unique to its founding families. We continue to value the family engagement with which our school was built. Families regularly assist staff to enhance the environment of the school in numerous ways: land care, planning and participating in fund-raising events, and volunteering assistance in whatever area is needed. Professionally-trained guides and staff administrate and implement the Montessori curriculum. We retain a strong sense of loyalty to this model and our history, which guides our students through the mix of fragility, resiliency, and wisdom inherent in childhood.

Located on 13 acres of green and wooded land in the “Heart of Horse Country”, our campus is home to a blackberry patch and an apple orchard, vegetable and flower gardens, laying hens, bee hives, a riparian habitat, rain garden, bioswale, and archery ranges. A large grant and partnership with two Kentucky universities and our local government allowed for ecological restoration of an existing stream and a rainwater harvesting tank. We use the land to cultivate an understanding and appreciation for conservation, natural processes, and responsible resource-use. Students of all ages participate in land-based education, including tending to the hens, and maintaining and harvesting fruit and vegetables.

QUALIFICATIONS

Leadership Attributes

  • A leader dedicated to the application of authentic Montessori principles and methods

  • A collaborative leader who enlists the ideas of others in decision-making processes

  • A visible leader who actively engages and educates the CMS community

  • A humble listener who will hear and accept multiple points of view

  • A flexible leader who can find an effective balance between collaboration and authority

  • An interactive and empathetic leader who will engage with students, parents, guides, and staff

  • Understanding of and willingness to embrace our rich history and tradition

  • A willingness to lead in the growth of our student body and facilities

Background & Professional Experience

  • AMI training preferred

  • Master’s Degree or 3 years of AMI Montessori experience

  • Child/human development coursework or training

  • Administrative experience and/or knowledge of the following

    • Non-profit literacy and fiscal management

    • Fundraising skill and experience

    • Human Resources

    • Policy development and maintenance

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

  • School Vision: Assists with development of strategic plan and long-term vision; represents school at relevant association and community meetings; collaborates with staff to ensure consistency of all programs with vision and Montessori principles; attends board meetings and school functions

  • Finance: Oversees financial operations and spending within approved budget; collaborates with Board and staff to carry out fundraising activities

  • Administration: Maintains compliance with government and AMI standards and requirements; manages staffing/classroom coverage needs; supports school staff by providing ongoing professional development opportunities and annual performance appraisals; oversees interview and enrollment process for incoming and prospective students

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send resume to searchcommittee@cmsmontessori.org. Feel free to send questions at any time.


Development Manager, Seattle, WA

March 28, 2019

Full-Time Position, Beginning Spring 2019

Pacific Crest School seeks an experienced development professional to support the school’s annual fundraising and advancement activities. This is an exciting, full-time opportunity to help build a successful, comprehensive annual giving program that supports the recent acquisition of our urban campus. Particular areas of focus include annual giving, including messaging, stewardship, event planning, volunteer coordination and data management. To enable successful advancement, the role will focus on enhancing engagement and connectedness across the school community including current families, grandparents, alumni, and the extended community. Familiarity with Montessori education strongly preferred.

About Us:

Pacific Crest School offers a Montessori learning environment for children from three years of age continuing through the eighth grade.  Founded in 1985, Pacific Crest has grown to a school of over 200 children and is located in a beautiful urban campus in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. The school also offers a farm on Vashon Island which extends the program to include both urban and rural settings.

Our classrooms and our school community are based upon:

  • Respectful and caring environments

  • Commitment to the support of human development

  • Belief in the potential of each and every child

  • Support on the path to independence

We are looking for someone who is driven to make a positive impact on children’s lives and who has the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of demonstrable fundraising and development experience in a non-profit focused on children’s well being or a school required.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; someone who likes to spend a lot of time interacting with people and prioritizes relationships, follow-up, and clear communications.

  • Strong project management skills, including task organization, time management, event coordination, data entry and report creation, and the ability to work in a hands-on team environment are a must.

  • Successful grant writing experience preferred.

  • Experience with community relations and events management, including but not limited to preparing for and hosting celebratory events, community-building events, and fundraisers.

How to apply:  

Send resume or curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing your relevant experience and interest in the position to Kate and Dorrie at director@pacificcrest.org. We expect to begin interviewing qualified candidates immediately.


Upper Elementary Teacher, Ottawa, On, Canada

March 25, 2019

Bishop Hamilton Montessori School is looking for a teacher to lead its Upper Elementary Community.

BHMS is a CCMA accredited, not for profit, independent school. Since 1983, the school has provided a Christian, Montessori education to 200 students in the Ottawa, Canada region for children 3 months to 14 years.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Montessori Elementary Certification

  • 3 to 5 year Montessori classroom experience

  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills

Salary: Based on experience

Resumes may be sent to info@bhms.ca to the attention of the School Director, Renette Sasouni.