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Director of Finance and Operations - Childpeace Montessori


Portland, OR






Help us usher in the next era of Childpeace!

Childpeace Montessori School is looking for an individual who is a leader by nature, passionate about education, and quick with numbers. If this sounds like you, then we want you for our Director of Finance and Operations. This is a year-round, full-time, salaried, exempt position with scheduled hours occurring primarily within campus operating hours. Childpeace offers a competitive salary structure based on qualification and a full benefits package. The salary range is $100,000 - $120,00 and is commensurate with experience.

This position will work closely with our new Head of School and administrative team, focusing on the well-being of our community members and managing daily financial and business affairs. The candidate must be able to gracefully take on a heavy workload in a fast-paced environment and regularly contribute ideas that positively affect the school. Montessori experience is not required, but prior experience with independent schools is helpful.

Like so many other businesses, the pandemic has brought some challenges for us, and an urgent aspect of this position will involve financial prioritization and forecasting post-pandemic growth. We have a strong history of consistent growth yielding great results, and are looking for a new team member that will add excitement and inspiration to our future.

Our staff are from all walks of life; some new to Childpeace and others who have been here for decades. Our Director of Finance and Operations will help foster the balance between the new ideas and valuable traditions that keep our community inspired and motivated. Additionally, the ideal candidate is passionate about DEI initiatives and has the concrete experience that will help connect our administrative team to the community and each other.

See the Director of Finance and Operations position overview here.

About Childpeace:

Childpeace Montessori School is the only AMI recognized school to offer toddler, primary and elementary programs in one convenient downtown Portland location. We also have a middle school program operating adjacent to our Northwest campus, and a single Children’s House classroom in Southeast Portland. The majority of our administrative staff work out of our main downtown campus in a convenient spot for coffee, urban parks, and beautiful walking trails.

While we have staff in multiple locations, we come together often for community building, connection, and support. Childpeace values responsibility, educational excellence, love of learning, sustainability, and equity as important characteristics of our learning environment. Candidates with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply so we can best learn and grow together while supporting each child’s educational journey.

Childpeace embraces the value diversity brings to our community. Childpeace does not discriminate in its hiring employment practices on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, a disability that can reasonably be accommodated, age, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. This policy applies to all personnel actions, including recruitment, hiring, training, transfer, promotion and demotion, compensation and benefits, evaluation, discipline, and termination. We expect all Childpeace employees to conform to both the letter and the spirit of all laws governing nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity. You are encouraged to bring questions or concerns about discrimination to the attention of the human resources manager. You can raise concerns and make reports in good faith without fear of reprisal. All reports of discrimination will be investigated promptly in as confidential a manner as possible.


Interested applicants are invited to email the following documents to

• Cover Letter
• Résumé
• Two references with names, contact information, and connection (references will not be contacted without prior approval from the candidate)

All offers of employment are contingent on passing a criminal background check. 

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