JOBS

  • Wednesday, May 05, 2021 8:51 AM | Anonymous

    Seton Montessori Institute & Schools is seeking applicants to fill a part-time Registrar role for our Institute programming for adults which is expected to require 20 hours per week. This role will support the Institute's work of educating and credentialing adult students who will go on to serve the world through the Montessori method of education. The ideal candidate will possess superior organizational and communication skills, hold previous experience in database and Learning Management System (LMS) management, and be self-directed. This person will be and become passionate about supporting the needs of today's adult student as they navigate the process of becoming a Montessori educator and leader.


    Responsibilities:

    • Intake and orientation of new students
    • Facilitate the documentation of financial obligations and prompt the billing process
    • Manage student files - both physical and digital
    • Serve as the LMS Administrator, creating classes and setting up students within that system, then tracking attendance and the completion of requirements towards certification
    • Faculty relationship management, from creating and executing agreements to supporting faculty with accessing and using the LMS system
    • Accreditation process management
    • Event support for public events and programs
    • Coordination of marketing initiatives, both in print and digital media
    • Serve as the communication hub for students, faculty and Seton staff


    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree and relevant previous experience required
    • Previous experience in records management required
    • Experience in an educational non-profit setting preferred
    • Strong organizational, critical thinking and communications skills
    • Attention to detail and good judgment
    • Must possess service mindset and ability to work independently
    • Open to different cultures and perspectives - speaking additional languages is a plus
    • Proficient in MS Office, database management, Learning Management System administration
    • Project management experience
    • Must demonstrate trustworthiness, confidentiality, initiative and flexibility


    Other information:

    • Compensation range is $20-25 per hour
    • Benefits include tuition remission at our Lab School for eligible children and paid time off
    • The position is located in Clarendon Hills, IL, and can include some remote work


    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    Interested applicants should email their cover letter and resume to jobs@setonmontessori.org or apply online through the position listing on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/1745189158/

  • Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:43 AM | Anonymous

    Position: Lead Toddler Teacher 

    Spark Montessori is an authentic Montessori school that seeks a Montessori trained teacher to lead a new Toddler classroom for children ages 15 months through 3 years old. Our school prioritizes high fidelity Montessori, Spanish-English language development, and ample time outdoors in nature.

    Key Candidate Skills and Attributes:

    • Alignment with organizational mission and values (see below)
    • Passion for the Montessori pedagogy and working with young children
    • An independent thinker with a bias towards purposeful action
    • Exhibit patience, organization, and leadership in the classroom
    • Ability to coach/mentor classroom assistants
    • Receptive to input, feedback, and ideas
    • Work collaboratively and cooperatively with their teammates
    • Staff must be willing and able to creatively and proactively solve problems
    • Commitment to continuous professional development and growth

    Credential Requirements:

    • AMS or AMI certified at the Toddler level (0-3)
    • At least 3 years of experience working in a Montessori classroom
    • Meet the DCFS requirements for a teacher

    Compensation: Compensation will be competitive and based on experience.

    Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Professional Development Support, Tuition Remission, Paid Breaks, Holidays, Personal, and Sick Days

    Spark Montessori’s Mission

    Provide an authentic, dedicated, and modern Montessori experience for children so that they may discover and nurture the unique Spark within themselves, build self-discipline, awareness, intellectual independence, and competence through important reality-oriented, sensory focused works, and apply their skills and passion towards constructing a happy, fulfilled, self-actualized life.

    Spark Montessori’s Organizational Values

    Commitment to Montessori Principles/Practices: Spark Montessori will approach every school decision with a commitment to the core principles of a Montessori education.

    Respect for the Child and Childhood: Children are capable of far more than they are given credit for. They have their own unique needs, ideas, and passions that must be respected, cherished, and supported. Similarly, childhood is a short, yet critical period of time that needs to be protected from the pressures and politics of the adult world.

    Support the Whole Child and the Whole Family: The modern child and the modern family have needs that go beyond academics and childcare. Spark Montessori will strive to provide an environment that supports the whole child at their own personal stage of development. And provide opportunities for families to build memories, learn, and grow together.

    Growth Mindset: There are no fixed human qualities. Everyone is capable of growth with the right mindset. We become what we focus and work on and so we will focus on the things that we can change and influence.

    Collaborative Culture with Open Door Policies: Great things happen when people with unique talents and passions collaborate to create something of value. This requires open communication and leadership that is receptive to continuous improvement and engagement. Parents will feel open to engage through open, continuous feedback loops that listen and adapt when appropriate.

    Community Outreach & Engagement: There are countless opportunities to engage with the community at large. This includes community organizations, public facilities, and local businesses. Spark Montessori will actively build those connections so that it may have a broader impact and expose children to the ‘real world’ and community in which they live.

    Open to Modern Research and Technologies at Appropriate Ages: The world is changing quickly and so we must be willing to evolve with modern research on child development without compromising the underlying philosophy of Montessori.

    Approach the World with Joy and Reverence: When we are present in the world, we build a sense of reverence for all of the beauty and joy that is possible.

    If you are interested in applying, you can do so here. If you have any questions, please contact sara@sparkmontessori.org. We look forward to hearing from you!


  • Friday, April 23, 2021 7:53 AM | Anonymous

    Overview

    Intercultural Montessori Language School is unlike any other. As its name suggests, it is BOTH a language immersion school AND a fully accredited Montessori school (AMS). Importantly, because all of the language faculty are native speakers of, respectively, Japanese, Mandarin, or Spanish, Intercultural students learn international cultures as well as a second language. Educating students on two campuses from age 2 through 8th grade, Intercultural is a vibrant, joyful learning community. Though a relatively young school—established in 2005—Intercultural already enjoys a solid reputation for building global consciousness and strengthening the international community.  

    The school’s dual-language program provides families with the option for their children to experience Montessori education in addition to immersion in one of three languages: Japanese, Spanish, or Mandarin. Language learning and Montessori principles complement each other by encouraging curiosity while celebrating a multicultural community. Towards that end, the curriculum emphasizes self-directed exploration by the child, as well as thoughtful facilitation by the teacher. Intercultural faculty and families have found that these emphases develop capable, caring children who are free to explore their environment and who are also intrinsically motivated to learn. The powerful community at Intercultural is rooted in the Montessori mixed-age classrooms, which allow children to naturally develop confidence, independence, and citizenship. Within these thoughtfully-prepared and safe classrooms and across the broader school-wide community, teachers act as guides, presenting materials and adapting the learning environment to meet each child’s individual needs.

    Intercultural Montessori Language School seeks a new Head of School to begin July 1, 2022, as it enters its next chapter. Strong candidates will have a professional background that embraces our increasingly interconnected, global society, as well as show familiarity with the Montessori philosophy. Candidates will be ready to champion the merits of multilingual education and a diverse school community, as well as understand how to collaboratively build and support structures, policies, procedures, finances, and marketing and recruitment strategies to enable it to thrive for years to come. The new Head will be a strong communicator, an enthusiastic believer in the importance of multicultural/global understanding for today’s children, an articulate advocate for the benefits of Montessori education, and an excellent culture-builder.


    School Strengths and Opportunities

    The incoming Head of School will join a community with a fundamentally positive spirit and palpable sense of joy. The faculty culture is healthy, parents are supportive, and students are engaged. The blend of language immersion and Montessori pedagogy offers a compelling value proposition, and faculty and parents alike are drawn to Intercultural’s commitment to developing cross-cultural understanding, not just language instruction. The school has recently expanded programming to include two-year-olds and Middle School students, providing even more connection points for families. The entrepreneurial and can-do spirit of this relatively young school offers a strong foundation on which to build.

    The following areas of opportunity were identified through our engagement with the community:

    • Identifying, recruiting, and retaining mission-appropriate students; working actively to increase enrollment as COVID capacity guidelines evolve. Retention must be an area of focus for the upper elementary and middle school grades. 

    • Developing systems and processes that will mitigate the need for last minute planning. 

    • Fundraising, stewardship and nurturing of donors, creating a “culture of philanthropy.”

    • Leading the school towards long-term financial sustainability by addressing the current debt load and engaging in financial analysis and modeling to understand the key levers of present and future budgets. 

    • Intentionally moving forward in work around diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    • Fostering deeper parent engagement and strengthening school / parent communication.

    • Educating parents about the Montessori philosophy to enable them to be effective ambassadors, recruiters, and advocates for the school. 

    • Cultivating shared practices and community between campuses.

    • Designing more robust co-curricular programs to augment excellent academics and support retention.

    • Achieving high-school readiness while remaining true to Montessori principles in Middle School. 

    • Increasing professional development opportunities for faculty, beyond Montessori training.

    • Building curriculum scope and sequence to foster curricular cohesion and smoother transitions between programs.

    • Re-engineering the administrative structure and operating budget to facilitate optimal, sustainable staffing levels and developing an action plan for moving towards that sustainable structure.

    • Reducing the turnover in faculty and continuing to attract and retain not only native language speakers and Montessori-trained faculty, but also those with the warmth and close student connections that are a hallmark of the school. 

    • Supporting the Board as it evolves in composition and scope. 


    Desired Qualities and Characteristics

    Successful candidates will have a background and skills that include most or all of the following:


    Professional Qualifications

    • Trained in Montessori pedagogy and/or possessing the heart and mindset of a Montessorian.

    • Nuanced understanding of the business and operations dimensions of an independent school, including finance, admissions, communications, development, and organizational structure.

    • The ability to articulate vision and strategy and the tactical skills necessary to manage the systems and processes necessary to implement strategy.

    • A clearly articulated passion for and understanding of a multinational community and the benefits of language immersion. Previous experience with multinational and multilingual communities is desirable. 

    • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with inspiration and clarity.

    • A commitment to honoring multiple perspectives in order to maintain an authentic, inclusive community.

    • Experience working in a best-practices relationship with a Board of Trustees. 

    • A proven “nose for talent“: able to identify, hire, motivate, evaluate, and retain excellent faculty and staff. 


    Leadership Style

    • A style that is collaborative when possible and decisive when necessary, built on approachability, responsiveness, and transparent communication.

    • Problem-solver; willingness to take thoughtful risks.

    • The confidence and humility to advocate for new ideas, invite disagreement, and welcome feedback.


    Personal Qualities

    • Personal and professional commitment to understanding diversity, equity, and inclusion in a multinational faculty and student community. 

    • Eagerness to engage actively with employees, students, and parents, visible in the day-to-day life of the school.

    • Warm, supportive, and relational.

    • A sense of humor and playful spirit.


    To Apply

    See the full position description and instructions for applying here

  • Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:40 PM | Anonymous

    Family owned Montessori school on the north side of Chicago is looking for a full time Toddler (2 years - 3 years) certified Montessori teacher to start in the next few weeks. The ideal work schedule would be from 7 am – 3 pm Monday to Friday. Benefits are offered.  

    We are looking for a teacher who is dedicated to the care and educational needs of children, has excellent interpersonal skills and can effectively collaborate with students, parents and staff. Previous experience as a Toddler Montessori Directress is preferred.

    A bachelor's degree is required, in addition to being Infant/Toddler Montessori 0-3 certified by an accredited Montessori training program - but most of all we are looking for someone who is as passionate about Montessori as we are!

    Contact: rms@ravenswoodmontessori.com

  • Monday, February 08, 2021 9:50 AM | Anonymous

    University Village Montessori School in Chicago is seeking a substitute Early Childhood (Primary) Lead Teacher to cover a faculty member's surgery and rehabilitation.

    The position is full time, begins Monday, February 22 and will go through the end of May. This position also has the potential to be a permanent position.

    Please contact Kiran Devani: info@uvmontessori.com

  • Friday, January 22, 2021 12:57 PM | Anonymous

    About Our School

    Intercultural Montessori is a Dual Language Montessori School for students age 3 through the 8th Grade. Our unique program combines dual language education with the Montessori approach. We develop global citizens ready to succeed in the multicultural, multilingual world of the future. The school is located in Chicago's West Loop Neighborhood. Our school is a diverse international community and a wonderful place to work!

    Job Description

    Lower Elementary Lead teacher should demonstrate knowledge and internalization of the core beliefs of Montessori philosophy, such as respect for the individual learner; preparation of self and the environment; fostering independence, order and concentration in the student; respect for and recognition of sensitive periods, planes of development and intrinsic motivation of the student. Candidates should demonstrate fundamental communication skills to support the social and emotional development of students and to communicate with parents about student's social/emotional and academic progress.

    Applicant Qualifications:

    ● Candidates should hold a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree.

    ● Authorized to work in the US.

    ● Applicants should be patient, flexible and have a positive attitude in working with all children.

    ● Strong interpersonal and collaboration/teamwork skills.

    ● While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, bend, knee or crouch.

    ● Understand and promote the school's mission and values at all times.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    ● Reinforce lessons presented by lead teachers by reviewing material with students one-on-one or in small groups.

    ● Reinforce school and class rules to maintain a safe environment and help students develop positive behavior.

    ● Help supervise students in class, during lunch and recess, and on field trips and be responsible for the children's safety in their care.

    ● Assist in maintaining a clean and organized classroom environment.

    ● Enthusiastically support and enforce school policies and regulations.

    ● Designs and uses instructional strategies, innovations, and activities that are observation-and research-based, meet student needs, and reflect Montessori best practice.

    ● Observes the overall classroom environment during individual lessons and records observations.

    ● Supports students in assessing their work as developmentally appropriate.

    ● Uses various methods of communication to discuss student development with parents.

    ● Implements accommodations and interventions to help students meet expectations for student learning, in consultation with school administrators and parents.

    ● Adhere to overarching policies of confidentiality and respect

    ● Provide equitable publicity's and practices in the classroom

    ● Maintain an ongoing conversation with additional staff members and parents regarding how to best coordinate curriculum

    ● Participate in meetings, training and planning in order to meet the needs of each child

    ● Be responsible for the safety of the children in their care

    ● Ensure that the physical environment is safe from all health and safety concerns

    ● Encourage students to find joy in the learning process

    ● Keep classroom organized, maintain student academic and observation records

    ● Apply classroom management skills, plan lessons based on the curriculum and use assessment in planning in concert with student

    ● Excellent written and oral communication skills

    ● Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills

    Schedule

    ● Full time (40 hours), 10 months per year (late August - Early June).

    ● Hours: 7:30am - 3:30pm

    Salary Based on Education and Experience

    Contact: Karen Weiss

    Phone: 312-265-1514

    Email: careers@interculturalmontessori.org

    Address: 114 S Racine Avenue, Chicago, IL 60607

  • Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:30 PM | Anonymous

    About Our School

    Intercultural Montessori is a Dual Language Montessori School for students age 3 through the 8th Grade. Our unique program combines dual language education with the Montessori approach. We develop global citizens ready to succeed in the multicultural, multilingual world of the future. The school is located in Chicago’s West Loop Neighborhood. Our school is a diverse international community and a wonderful place to work!

    Job Description:

    Intercultural is seeking candidates who are passionate about working with children ages 3 to 6 years old. If you are a college student who is seeking employment in Early Childhood Education, this is the perfect opportunity.

    ● Applicants should have a positive and open attitude towards children.

    ● Ability to work with students of varying abilities assigned to the classroom.

    ● Candidates must have great classroom management and great communication.

    ● Good interpersonal and collaborative skills are preferred.

    ● Our preferred candidates have an Early Childhood Education degree, or working towards one.

    ● Preferred but not required, proficient in Spanish, Chinese or Japanese.

    ● Authorized to work in US

    Location: 114 S Racine Avenue, Chicago, IL 60607

    Schedule: Monday to Friday 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM

    Interested candidates send their resume to careers@interculturalmontessori.org


  • Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:22 PM | Anonymous

    About Our School

    Intercultural Montessori is a Dual Language Montessori School for students aged 3 through the 8th Grade. Our unique program combines dual language education with the Montessori approach. We develop global citizens ready to succeed in the multicultural, multilingual world of the future. The school is located in Chicago’s West Loop Neighborhood. Our school is a diverse international community and a wonderful place to work!

    About Our School

    Intercultural Montessori is a Dual Language Montessori School for students age 3 through the 8th Grade. Our unique program combines dual language education with the Montessori approach. We develop global citizens ready to succeed in the multicultural, multilingual world of the future. The school is located in Chicago's West Loop Neighborhood. Our school is a diverse international community and a wonderful place to work!

    Job Description

    Lower Elementary Lead teacher should demonstrate knowledge and internalization of the core beliefs of Montessori philosophy, such as respect for the individual learner; preparation of self and the environment; fostering independence, order and concentration in the student; respect for and recognition of sensitive periods, planes of development and intrinsic motivation of the student. Candidates should demonstrate fundamental communication skills to support the social and emotional development of students and to communicate with parents about student's social/emotional and academic progress.

    Applicant Qualifications:

    ● Candidates should hold a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree.

    ● Authorized to work in the US.

    ● Fluent in Mandarin

    ● Applicants should be patient, flexible and have a positive attitude in working with all children.

    ● Strong interpersonal and collaboration/teamwork skills.

    ● While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, bend, knee or crouch.

    ● Understand and promote the school's mission and values at all times.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    ● Reinforce lessons presented by lead teachers by reviewing material with students one-on-one or in small groups.

    ● Reinforce school and class rules to maintain a safe environment and help students develop positive behavior.

    ● Help supervise students in class, during lunch and recess, and on field trips and be responsible for the children's safety in their care.

    ● Assist in maintaining a clean and organized classroom environment.

    ● Enthusiastically support and enforce school policies and regulations.

    ● Designs and uses instructional strategies, innovations, and activities that are observation-and research-based, meet student needs, and reflect Montessori best practice.

    ● Observes the overall classroom environment during individual lessons and records observations.

    ● Supports students in assessing their work as developmentally appropriate.

    ● Uses various methods of communication to discuss student development with parents.

    ● Implements accommodations and interventions to help students meet expectations for student learning, in consultation with school administrators and parents.

    ● Adhere to overarching policies of confidentiality and respect

    ● Provide equitable publicity's and practices in the classroom

    ● Maintain an ongoing conversation with additional staff members and parents regarding how to best coordinate curriculum

    ● Participate in meetings, training and planning in order to meet the needs of each child

    ● Be responsible for the safety of the children in their care

    ● Ensure that the physical environment is safe from all health and safety concerns

    ● Encourage students to find joy in the learning process

    ● Keep classroom organized, maintain student academic and observation records

    ● Apply classroom management skills, plan lessons based on the curriculum and use assessment in planning in concert with student

    ● Excellent written and oral communication skills

    ● Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills

    Schedule

    ● Full time (40 hours), 10 months per year (late August - Early June).

    ● Hours: 7:30am - 3:30pm

    Salary: Based on Education and Experience

    Contact: Karen Weiss

    Phone: 312-265-1514

    Email: careers@interculturalmontessori.org

    Address: 114 S Racine Avenue, Chicago, IL 60607

  • Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:12 PM | Anonymous

    About Our School

    Intercultural Montessori is a Dual Language Montessori School for students aged 3 through the 8th Grade. Our unique program combines dual language education with the Montessori approach. We develop global citizens ready to succeed in the multicultural, multilingual world of the future. The school is located in Chicago’s West Loop Neighborhood. Our school is a diverse international community and a wonderful place to work!

    Job Description

    Intercultural Montessori Language School is seeking an English teacher / Reading Specialist to work with our Early-Childhood and Kindergarten students. The English teacher will play an important role supporting English Language learning and literacy for students in a language immersion context. Candidates will need to have the strong organizational and collaborative skills essential for team teaching within a dual language curriculum.

    Qualifications:

    ● Candidate must have a Bachelor degree in Early-Childhood or Elementary

    ● Candidates must have a valid Teacher's license.

    ● Candidates must have related teaching experience such as literacy instruction.

    ● Montessori Certified preferred but not required

    ● Willing to work towards Montessori Certification

    ● Patient, flexible and have a positive attitude in working with all children.

    ● Strong classroom management skills.

    ● Ability to communicate with parents and staff effectively.

    ● Ability to delegate responsibility.

    ● Good interpersonal and collaborative skills are necessary.

    ● A positive and open attitude toward all children.

    ● The ability to work with students of varying abilities assigned to the classroom,

    including those with learning exceptionalities.

    ● Ability to work as part of a diverse international teaching team.

    ● Montessori Teaching Certificate preferred.

    ● Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Zoom and email programs.

    ● While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, bend, kneel, or crouch. The employee must be able to lift up to a 35-pound child.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    ● Help develop research-based, Montessori-informed English Language programming for 4-6 year old students.

    ● Ensure programming for Kindergarten students meets or exceeds the goals of the Illinois Standards for Kindergarten students.

    ● Collaborates with other teachers on curriculum integration and implementation

    ● Give appropriate presentations and deliver English language curriculum. Supports each student developing literacy skills.

    ● Establish a record keeping system to track students' progress.

    ● Facilitate a respectful environment for children and adults by advocating conflict resolution and Grace and Courtesy lessons.

    ● Ensure respectful and open lines of communication with parents. Be available to parents through written communication, setting up conferences, and educating parents in Montessori philosophy.

    ● Comply with all continuing education requirements.

    ● Always adheres to confidentiality.

    ● Supervises students in their care and maintains a safe and positive classroom environment.

    ● Enthusiastically supports and enforces school policies and regulations.

    ● Understands and promotes the school's mission and values at all times

    Facility/classroom:

    ● Assure all areas of the facility are well kept, clean, and organized at all times.

    ● Assure fire drill/tornado drills and center inspections are conducted monthly and logs are kept up to date.

    ● Enforcing facility confidentiality/security.

    ● Responsible for completing monthly inspection and assuring form is completed and kept in binder.

    ● Familiar with the CDC, COVID recommendations for in-person teaching

    Schedule:

    ● Full time (40 hours), (10 month) employment September to June

    ● Hours: Hours: 7:45 AM - 3:45 PM or 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

    Interested candidates submit their resume to careers@interculturalmontessori.org

    Contact: Karen Weiss Phone: 312-265-1514


  • Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:08 PM | Anonymous

    About Our School

    Intercultural Montessori is a Dual Language Montessori School for students ages 3 through 6 years old. Our unique program combines dual language education with the Montessori approach. We develop global citizens ready to succeed in the multicultural, multilingual world of the future. The school is located in the Oak Park Neighborhood. Our school is a diverse international community and a wonderful place to work!

    Job Description:

    Intercultural is seeking candidates who are passionate about working with children ages 3 to 6 years old. If you are a college student who is seeking employment in Early Childhood Education, this is the perfect opportunity.

    ● Applicants should have a positive and open attitude towards children.

    ● Ability to work with students of varying abilities assigned to the classroom.

    ● Candidates must have great classroom management and great communication.

    ● Good interpersonal and collaborative skills are preferred.

    ● Our preferred candidates have an Early Childhood Education degree, or working

    towards one.

    ● Preferred but not required, proficient in Spanish, Chinese or Japanese.

    ● Authorized to work in US

    Location: 301 S Ridgeland Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302

    Schedule: Monday to Friday 3:15 PM to 5:30 PM

    Interested candidates send their resume to careers@interculturalmontessori.org