JOBS

  • Friday, January 17, 2020 6:00 PM | Anonymous

    Lupine Montessori is a young and dynamic school community creating innovative change in education. Our reputation for an amazing teaching team combined with the passion of our community members have made Lupine an exciting place to be. And our story continues to unfold!

    As we approach our fourth school year, we are actively seeking an elementary guide to join our current elementary team to continue our mission of bringing authentic Montessori education through integrity, dignity and compassion. The ideal candidate is credentialed, hard working, and dedicated to Montessori. Professionals looking for an opportunity to be a part of this revolutionary team should possess a bachelor’s degree or higher, an AMI or AMS elementary credential, and have Montessori classroom experience. We are, however, willing to train educators who fit into our close knit team of extraordinary guides. Understanding the educational needs of children, as well as communicating effectively with students, parents and staff are paramount.

    If you are looking for an opportunity that will invigorate you in a healthy and encouraging setting, this is it! Passionate, confident professionals should apply to office@lupinemontessori.org. Please submit a CV, letter of intent and list of references. We look forward to hearing from you!


  • Friday, January 17, 2020 5:59 PM | Anonymous

    Lupine Montessori is a young and dynamic school community creating innovative change in education. What began as a dream three years ago, is flourishing! Located in the south suburbs of Chicago, our reputation for having an amazing teaching team combined with the passion of our community members have made Lupine an exciting place to be. Our mission; to nurture confident, independent, lifelong learning through holistic Montessori education; is built on a strong foundation of community with a deep desire to make the world a better place. And our story continues to unfold!

    As we approach our fourth school year with increased enrollment and interest in Montessori education, we are actively seeking an adolescent guide to take over this one year old program as our Head of School transitions out of the classroom. Join us to bring authentic Montessori education through integrity, dignity and compassion. The ideal candidate is credentialed through a MACTE program, hard working, and dedicated to Montessori. Professionals looking for an opportunity to be a part of this revolutionary team should possess a bachelor’s degree or higher, an AMI or AMS elementary credential, and have Montessori classroom experience. Educators who fit into our close knit team of extraordinary guides have a strong love for nature and stewardship for the earth as well as joy for the developing young adult. Lesson planning, program development, communicating effectively with students, parents and staff are all paramount.

    We're not your ordinary school! If you are looking for an opportunity that will invigorate you in a healthy and encouraging setting, this is it! Passionate, confident professionals should apply to office@lupinemontessori.org. Please submit a CV, letter of intent and list of references. We look forward to hearing from you!


  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020 1:34 PM | Anonymous

    Brickton Montessori School, an accredited, private, non-profit school, is currently interviewing for an Elementary I co-teacher or experienced assistant needed to cover co-teacher maternity leave. We are looking for an energetic, organized person who understands the needs and behaviors of six to nine year olds, has confidence with Montessori elementary curriculum, and a desire to collaborate with another experienced teacher. Ideal candidate will have AMI or AMS teacher credential. Experienced elementary assistant with minimum 2 years experience invited to apply. Full-time position available as soon as possible to allow for crossover acclimation. Anticipated leave beginning March 15 and extending through the end of the school year (6/4/20). Opportunity for elementary summer camp position also available from 2 to 11 weeks, full or part-time. Fall 2020 possibility for subbing and leading the afterschool program. Please send resumes to Cheryl LaCost, Head of School, at cheryl.lacost@brickton.org.


  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019 10:47 AM | Anonymous

    November 2019

    Overview

    Seton Montessori School offers a unique suburban Montessori experience. Our campus in Clarendon Hills, Illinois (15 miles West of Chicago) serves 210 children from infants to 12 years of age. We have an exceptional and experienced teaching staff, financial health, a diverse and supportive parent body, and a rich history of preparing children, families and Montessori educators and leaders for success. Seton is an American Montessori Society and National Accreditation for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited school. A Lab School for the Seton Montessori Institute, we hold ourselves to the highest expectations of the integrity of Montessori implementation, to our deep interest in dialogue and research, and to changing the world through Montessori education.

    The Head of School will assume leadership of a well-established school community with numerous opportunities for growth and development. Areas of potential impact include: nurturing the growth of our newer Elementary program in order to someday grow into offering adolescent Montessori programming; Embracing Seton’s goal of supporting Maria Montessori’s vision for Education for Peace through explicit actions towards advocating for equity and social justice; Nurturing the growth of high integrity Montessori programs in communities that have not had access in the past, locally and around the world; Increasing their own voice in the broader Montessori community through participation in Seton Montessori Institute’s various courses and seminars, attending conferences, and additional opportunities for impacting adults in their own development as Montessori educators and leaders.

    The Head of School has full responsibility for the implementation of our mission as a high-quality Montessori educational institution, strategic initiatives, and all day-to-day operations. The right candidate will have experience as a solid decision-maker with excellent judgment, an interest in growing and evolving as a leader, and someone who embodies leadership via Montessori principles. The position offers a competitive salary and full benefits.

    About Seton Montessori

    Our Mission

    Our mission is to enable each child to grow in awareness of him or herself, of others, and of the world around. Each material, activity, or experience is expressly designed to give the child a new perspective, to develop an academic concept or to encourage growth as a social being. Seton fosters a sense of partnership between the children, the teachers, and the parents to work collaboratively toward the common goal of realizing each child's fullest potential.

    Our Vision

    Our vision is to provide a vital and high-quality learning environment in the Montessori tradition, based on respect for the person’s unique learning patterns, observation as the basis for responsive educational planning, and commitment to continuous transformation and development of all members of the learning community.

    Our History

    Seton Montessori School was established in 1965. Since then, we’ve grown to serve over 210 children from infancy through 6th grade. Our campus boasts four beautiful campus buildings and is spread over more than six acres in suburban Chicago. Seton is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization.

    Our Educators and Programs

    Today, Seton Montessori School has a staff of 45, and a third of our educators have worked at the school for 10 years or more. Seton Montessori School educators are selected for their professional talents and their constant and loving concern for the children in their charge. Constant and ongoing observation by the educator is the bedrock of our program. All Seton Montessori teachers are fully AMS or AMI certified and hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. In addition, elementary students have access to specialists in many fields, including Spanish language, physical education, special education, arts education, and music instruction.

    Seton Montessori School is held in very high regard locally, nationally and internationally. Our strong reputation is a natural outcome of our long-standing teacher certification programs and the unparalleled commitment of our faculty to the Montessori mission.

    Our Affiliations

    Seton Montessori is an American Montessori Society (AMS) and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited school, registered with the Illinois State Board of Education, and participates in the Illinois Excelerate Childcare Quality Rating System, which gives the school a Gold Circle of Quality rating. In addition, Seton Montessori’s summer camp program is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA).

    Our Community

    We believe that teaching children effectively requires close collaboration between parents, teachers, and administrators. The social life of each class and the community-at-large offers enormous learning opportunities for every child. All members of the child’s family are encouraged to participate in the life of the school in a variety of ways, including parent education, classroom activities, volunteer efforts, and community gatherings.

    Learn More

    To learn more, please visit our website: http://www.SetonMontessori.org/school

    Head of School Role

    Responsibilities

    We’re looking for a leader who embodies our values and who approaches every day with a sense of servant leadership, ownership, agile problem-solving, compassionate global vision and a can-do attitude.

    Faculty & Staff

    · Manage Program Coordinators, Teachers and Assistants, and office staff.

    · Foster an atmosphere of team building and inclusiveness.

    · Manage a budget and determine staff roles, teams, salaries, hours, and responsibilities.

    · Collaborate with the Teacher Education Program to facilitate observations, research, and connection between the Lab School and Seton Montessori Institute Faculty.

    Program

    · Embrace Montessori education and drive inclusiveness for all.

    · Empower and support the Program Coordinators, Teachers and Assistants to deliver excellence in education.

    · Oversee a student body of ~210 children across various programs ranging from infants to Upper Elementary.

    · Collaborate with and, potentially, participate on the faculty of Seton Montessori Institute.

    · Support the school community in examining possibilities to extend programming into the middle school years.

    Parents

    · Support an inclusive and respectful partnership between parents and school on behalf of the child.

    · Create ways for parents to stay informed, educated, and active in the Seton Montessori community.

    Community

    · Oversee effective marketing, communications, and outreach to our community.

    · Serve as the public spokesperson for the school and for Montessori education.

    Finances

    · Oversight of accounts payable and accounts receivable in conjunction with the Director of Accounts.

    · Maintain fiduciary supervision of school revenue and expenses as the foundation for programming, facilities, and staffing decisions.

    · In collaboration with the Admissions and Accounts team, provide regular enrollment updates for the Board of Directors.

    · Support efforts to achieve development and fundraising goals.

    Board of Directors

    · Ex-Officio member of the Board of Directors.

    · Implement the strategic plan as established by the Board of Directors. Partner with the Board in innovative thinking and developing action steps and accountabilities to achieve these strategic initiatives.

    · Support the Board of Directors in making sound strategic decisions by providing data, insight, and context for school operations.

    How to Apply

    To submit your resume and cover letter, please email Anna Perry at HeadSearch@SetonMontessori.org. Please indicate if you were referred to the job by someone. All submissions are confidential.

    Seton 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.

    Process & Confidentiality

    All applications will be reviewed confidentially and interviews will be conducted by the Executive Director and select members of the Board and staff.

    Full travel expenses will be paid for in-person interviews in Clarendon Hills, Illinois.


  • Monday, November 11, 2019 5:24 PM | Anonymous

    Immediate position available for Elementary Lead Teacher

    Our school has upscale, fully equipped, multi-age classrooms and unique facilities in wooded setting, located in the northern suburbs of Chicago. This AMS Accredited School offers full day and half day programs for infants through elementary, as well as summer camp.

    Established in 1966, the North Shore Montessori Schools have been pioneers in the Montessori movement in the Chicago area as well as in Uganda, Africa through their outreach program. Staff and board members have been active participants in Montessori on the local, state, national and international levels. A staff of fifty plus Montessori teachers, assistants, interns and administrative staff will be expanding. Bright, loving, energetic, dedicated professionals are the heart of our authentic Montessori school experience.

    Opportunities for upward mobility.

    Check our website: www.montessori-schools.com

    Directress requirement: Bachelor's degree and Montessori credential from AMS/AMI, MACTE approved training program.

    Contact Lisa Kambich at: lisa@montessori-schools.com


  • Monday, October 21, 2019 2:49 PM | Anonymous

    Job Description

    The Montessori Public Policy Initiative (MPPI) is a collaboration of the American Montessori Society (AMS) and Association Montessori International/USA (AMI/USA). As state and federal efforts to raise the standards and quality of early childhood and elementary education have increased, many Montessori programs have found themselves needing to compromise their pedagogical standards to meet state requirements. Knowing that a Montessori education offers children an excellent academic foundation along with confidence, problem solving skills, and tools for collaboration, MPPI envisions a policy landscape that ensures children of all ages have access to authentic Montessori education. MPPI’s efforts are highly collaborative, aiming to engage not only across national Montessori organizations but also in concert with others advocating for children and high-quality education.

    This is a full-time position and considered exempt for federal overtime purposes.

    Areas of Responsibility

    State Advocacy Groups: The State Advocacy Associate’s primary area of focus is the Strategic Plan pillar around empowering state advocacy groups and this individual will work closely with the Director of State Advocacy to provide technical assistance, coaching, resources, and other supports to our state advocacy groups in their efforts to effect policy change.

    Responsibilities in this area include:

    • Supporting the formation and development of ecumenical MPPI state advocacy groups in all states
    • Educating state groups about advocacy in general and MPPI policy goals in particular
    • Developing and distributing policy tools and educational resources for state advocacy groups, including crosswalks, webinars, and guides, and conducting trainings and providing technical assistance on these tools as necessary
    • Coaching state groups on particular issues and advancing policy goals; researching state policies as needed to provide support
    • Assisting with development of content for the annual state advocacy conference
    • Developing content for and presenting at national and state Montessori and other educational conferences
    • Ensuring correspondence and records of state work are maintained and filed to support board reports, grant reports, and ongoing staff knowledge
    • Assisting with ongoing build out of state policy information on website

    Coalition Building: MPPI’s work intersects both with other Montessori organizations (e.g. MSJ, MACTE, NCMPS) and other education and advocacy organizations (e.g. NAEYC, CAPE, BUILD). The State Advocacy Associate will help develop and nurture relationships with these organizations, looking for opportunities to collaborate or partner to strengthen our collective voice. Responsibilities include:

    • Attending meetings, workshops or conferences to build relationships, increase awareness of MPPI and our objectives, and present on our work.
    • Increasing knowledge of projects and areas of expertise within other organizations that may provide opportunities for MPPI
    • Proposing collaborative initiatives with likeminded organizations. Other Duties
    • Ensuring state policy work aligns with our organization’s commitment to racial equity.
    • In coordination with the Director of State Advocacy, ensuring deliverables within areas of responsibility outlined above are met for all active grants; Keeping Executive Director apprised of any obstacles to meeting these goals
    • In coordination with the Director of State Advocacy, provide Executive Director with state landscape and successes and other required information for board and grant reports and grant applications.
    • Traveling as requested to represent MPPI and/or present at state advocacy gatherings, legislative gatherings, conferences, or events
    • Maintaining and organizing all records, resources, reports and other materials generated in connection with MPPI work within the MPPI electronic document storage system
    • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

    Reporting: The State Advocacy Associate will report directly to the MPPI Director of State Advocacy.

    Qualifications

    The ideal candidate is an individual who is intuitive, proactive, collaborative, self-motivated, and knowledgeable about education policy and practice and Montessori education. Strong research, writing, and communication skills are a must. The individual should possess the following skills, qualifications, and experiences:

    • Montessori trained, AMS or AMI preferred
    • Experience with state level Montessori advocacy in one or more areas of child-care licensing, QRIS, teacher credential recognition, and verification.
    • Other education policy and advocacy, or experience in state level advocacy in another field.
    • Knowledge of early childhood and/or K-12 education issues and trends.
    • Experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, in the consideration of impacts and outcomes of a decision-making process.
    • An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities.
    • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, setting priorities to complete multiple projects accurately and on-time.
    • Exceptional writing and other communication skills including oral presentation skills
    • Strong analytical, strategic thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
    • Organization, efficiency, attention to detail, ability to take initiative, work independently and to juggle several projects at once.
    • Comfort working in a small, fast-paced, non-profit environment.
    • Flexibility.
    • Ability to work remotely.
    • Sense of humor.
    • Fluency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, various forms of social media, online communications platforms, such as Mailchimp, and project management software and ability to quickly learn to navigate and utilize various online communications platforms.
    • Willingness to travel; this position requires significant travel both on weekdays and weekends to attend and present at conferences. If not based in the DC area, this individual will also need to travel periodically to DC to meet with other team members.

    To apply:

    Please send your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to MPPI Executive Director Wendy Shenk-Evans at wendy@montessoriadvocacy.org

    Deadline: November 4, 2019. Start Date: January 6, 2020

    Additional Information about MPPI:

    MPPI’s early work focused on building collaborative relationships and establishing common ground within the broader Montessori community, educating practitioners about existing and potential policy obstacles to Montessori practice, forming coalitions of advocates within each state, and providing advocacy education and technical support to those state-level leaders. We are increasing our capacity to meet the demand for state level support and advance Montessori education advocacy through the four areas of our strategic plan:

    Exceptional interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate and effectively interact with internal team members and external partners.

    • Defining Montessori: Public understanding and perception of Montessori suffers from lack of a unified definition. The resulting misconceptions impact policy, research, and implementation.
    • Empowering our State Advocacy Groups: Most policy obstacles are at the state level. MPPI seeks to create and support effective, state level advocacy coalitions, providing them with technical assistance, resources, and advocacy education to bolster their efforts.
    • Creating a National Unified Voice: MPPI promotes Montessori education at both the state and federal levels, contributing actively to the development of meaningful policy.
    • Building a Sustainable Organization: Launched by volunteers, MPPI’s ability to improve educational policy and outcomes for children and families necessitates staff, organizational infrastructure, and resources to fund a sustainable organization.

    We believe that shifting the education policy landscape in favor of authentic Montessori implementation will increase access to the high-quality education that children deserve but so often do not receive. As educational policy is created, the voice of Montessori must be at the table to champion policies that will allow authentic Montessori programs to thrive and expand. And as Montessori gains a larger presence in the public sector, MPPI seeks to ensure that policies support high fidelity implementation so that children in underserved communities can access the documented benefits of Montessori education.

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019 3:43 PM | Anonymous

    Fox Valley Montessori is looking to hire Full Time Classroom Assistant to help in our Toddler Program. The ideal candidate has experience working in a Montessori Classroom and early childhood education classes. Our school is a fully accredited Montessori school and our Toddler classroom is licensed by DCFS. We have been in Aurora for over 50 years and have a strong group of engaged early childhood professionals willing to help train a new Classroom Assistant.

    Interested candidates should email Lynor@foxvalleymontessori.org for more information.

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:24 PM | Anonymous

    Fox Valley Montessori School is an AMS Accredited school which includes a DCFS licensed Toddler program and is recognized as a Non-Public School by Illinois State Board of Education. Our program serves students from age 15 months through 6th Grade. FVMS has been serving the Fox Valley area for 50 years. The children, families, and faculty work closely to create an unparalleled Montessori experience, providing the students with the joy of self discovery. The school is located in Aurora, occupying a spacious campus complete with a multi-purpose gymnasium.

    We are hiring for Primary Classroom Leads Teacher (full time) and Classroom Assistants both full and part time for our Toddler and Primary Classrooms for the 2019-2020 school year. If interested, contact lynor@foxvalleymontessori.org or call 630.896.7557.


  • Monday, May 06, 2019 8:18 AM | Anonymous

    It is hard to believe that it has been just 2 years since Lupine Montessori School began. We
started with 11 students in the Children’s House and, with the addition of our elementary program, now have 46 students enrolled. The commitment of our amazing teaching team combined with the passion of our community members have made Lupine an exciting place to be. And our story continues to unfold!

    As we approach our third school year, we are actively seeking guides to continue our mission of bringing authentic Montessori education through integrity, dignity and compassion to the community we serve. Lupine has always been a community driven endeavor and so, we reach out to you, our friends and colleagues. We’d like your help getting the word out about our opportunities. Please share this email with Montessori professionals you know personally and through social media. We know there are passionate educators out there just waiting for this kind of opportunity.

    We are looking for someone with a deep curiosity about life, social responsibility, and a lifelong love of learning who is passionate about Montessori, nature and promoting peace through education.

    Our ideal candidate has experience with upper elementary and could support our growing elementary program as we transition our small group of adolescent students into a brand new secondary program. Those with secondary experience preferred, but we are willing to train the educator who fits into our close knit team of passionate guides.

    Program development is already underway with plans for a unique space, themed unit framework and off site Erdkinder work at local charities and a small working farm. Understanding the educational needs of children, as well as communicating effectively with students, parents and staff are paramount. A strong work ethic and ability to work as a team are key to the culture of our school.

    Ongoing professional development, a strong support structure, experienced Montessori administrator and an amazing parent/school culture make the Lupine community an inspiring place to be!

    If you’re an innovator with experience or someone who is called to a new adventure, send a CV and thoughtful cover letter and list of references to tina.davidson@lupinemontessori.org. We are eager to learn how your experiences and skills fit the qualifications for this position.