Upper Elementary Guide/Lead Teacher

The role of the Upper Elementary teacher is to develop and prepare an academically challenging, respectful and engaging curriculum and environment based on Montessori principles. The teacher will work to develop the whole child though careful observation, fostering of cooperation and collaboration, and the development of lessons that speak to the individual students' interests.

Other professional duties include:

-conduct individual and small group instruction as needed

-Instruct students in the principles of grace and courtesy

-Continue to acquire professional knowledge and learn about current developments in Montessori education by participating in professional development and attending seminars

-Organize and maintain a system for accurate and complete record-keeping/reporting for all student activities and achievement

-Encourage parent involvement in students' education and provide effective communication with students and parents

-Coordinate with other Montessori staff members to evaluate and assess curriculum

Join our excellent team of caring professionals in a peaceful, respectful environment. Our school follows the educational methods and philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, where students learn according to the natural development of the human being. Excellent academics, "grace and courtesy," respect, responsibility and resourcefulness are the hallmarks of our school, our staff and our students. Elementry II certificate preferred or must be willing to complete training programs. Tuition assistance will be provided.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: $32,000.00 - $45,000.00 per year


Executive Director

The Montessori School of The Mahoning Valley is seeking a full-time Executive Director

The Montessori School of the Mahoning Valley is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt corporation, a parent cooperative school, located on a beautiful 7.15-acre wooded campus in a neighborhood setting. This serene outdoor environment pairs perfectly with our welcoming, educational programs rooted in the philosophy of Maria Montessori. Our schoolhouses use Maria Montessori’s home environment approach to education, offering full Montessori programs beginning at three years through 8th grade. We have a supportive team culture that serves a diverse population of students. Our Montessori certified and credentialed educators and support staff uphold our mission of guiding children to become self-directed, cooperative, and responsible individuals of the community while building solid foundations in humanitarianism, intellectual growth, and peace. Our school is celebrating 45 years of Montessori education in the Mahoning Valley. Additionally, we look forward to supporting opportunities to enhance our current programs in ways that have yet to be imagined.

The Executive Director represents The Montessori School of the Mahoning Valley and is responsible for the daily administration and management of the school-based on policies set forth by the Board of trustees and the cooperative, consistent with the Articles of Incorporation, by-laws, statutory regulations, and governmental code requirements. The Executive Director is also responsible for establishing and implementing a vision for the future of the school in conjunction with the Board of Directors.

We seek individuals who embody the spirit of lifelong learning, have true love and respect for children, and seek to understand and commit to providing an outstanding educational experience for children

Executive Director Expectations include but are not limited to:

Board Relations
Attends all board meetings and keeps the board up-to-date and fully informed on all matters, as is appropriate
Assists with board recruitment
Serves as a liaison between the board, the faculty, and the school community
Communicates with the board on school operations
Operations & Finances
Works with the Finance Committee to develop and oversee the budget and long-term financial planning and ensures that the school is fiscally responsible and viable
Reviews operations to ensure compliance with all regulatory and accrediting bodies
Maintains all school policy and procedure documents
Ensures, at all times, MSMV’s compliance with all state and federal licensing requirements and labor standards
Leadership & Supervision
Oversees daily operations of the school, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of students and faculty
Effectively recruits, selects, and retains quality staff members
Prepares and delivers annual staff employment agreements
Sets annual goals for faculty and conducts annual written performance reviews
Encourages and provides time for professional development and facilitates monthly staff meetings
Administers equitable systems of compensation
Development & Community Relations
Work with committees to meet annual fundraising goals
Cultivates community and alumni relationships for fundraising
Regularly engages in constructive communication with other educational institutions and associations
Acts as an ambassador of the school to the community
Greets families in the morning
Attends most school committee meetings
Educational Duties
Oversees student evaluations and assessments
Spends time doing observations in the classrooms
Oversees special education needs, including student support plans, behavioral support, and referrals
Works with Teachers and Education Coordinators to ensure classrooms are following the school’s mission and standards, to oversee student curriculum
consistent standards of achievement, and to ensure support for student programs
Planning & Analysis
Develops and implements short- and long-term enrollment, infrastructure, and financial goals with a focus on diversity and equity
Orchestrates strategic planning with the support of the Board
Stays up to date on education standards, as well as trends and research in education
Admissions, Enrollment, and Recruitment
Oversees the admissions process and maintains standard procedures
Plans and facilitates the school’s open house
Sets and oversees enrollment goals
Works with Finance Committee to create and execute the scholarship program
Oversees all internal and external communication and marketing, including website, social media, newsletter, and promotions
Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities Desired

Bachelor’s in education, leadership, public administration, or related degree or work experience. Master’s degree in the above fields preferred.
5+ years of leadership/direct supervision experience in an educational setting; strong preference for previous Montessori experience.
Alternatively, 5+ years of experience in non-profit or public-sector leadership.
Solid understanding of and experience in budgeting and finances.
Dedication to the Montessori philosophy.
Strong comfort level with public speaking to large and small groups; able to deliver a compelling message and engage with audiences.
Strong ability to move from vision to implementation to evaluation while examining many moving parts and perspectives.
Our ideal candidate engages and values employees, volunteers, and stakeholders in decision-making and strategy. We are seeking a leader who is skilled at building community and fostering a sense of collaboration and support, with integrity, professionalism, and creativity.
Must have the ability to effectively communicate with the Board of Trustees, faculty, school community, as well as the public.
Experience with or willingness to learn QuickBooks to understand financial reports and general comfort with learning new technology.
Applications should include:

A cover letter explaining your interest in the position
A resume
A statement of educational philosophy
A list of three references (we will obtain permission from candidates before contacting references)
Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: $47,000.00 - $51,000.00 per year