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Head of School-Harmony Montessori School

LOCATION:

Portland, OR

START DATE:

May 1, 2024

DATE POSTED:

1/25/24

ABOUT THE POSITION:

Established in 1994, Harmony Montessori School (HMS) provides a rich educational experience for children from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, family makeup, and abilities.   
By inspiring a lifetime love of learning with a focus on:

Embracing inclusion, cultural, and social diversity in our school community
Maintaining an environment of honor, respect, and harmony that will assist the children in reaching their fullest potential in life.
Providing a Montessori curriculum that is holistic, flexible and eclectic.
Maintaining a gifted and dedicated staff by providing a rich and rewarding work environment, and by rewarding them appropriately for their efforts.
Fostering a strong sense of community and cooperation with our families that will encourage parent involvement, education and volunteerism.

Harmony Montessori is deeply committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusiveness and seeks to create a pluralistic community for all staff, children, and families.  Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

TheHead of School will exhibit leadership for the day to day operations as well as maintain the overall well-being of the school.  

The Head of School will have the unique opportunity to create, develop, and maintain relationships with our established team of passionate teachers and dedicated assistants as well as those with children, and their families through positive interactions and effective communication.   The Head of School will also act as an Ambassador between Harmony Montessori and the public, generating strategic plans to financially support  the school’s operations, while also maintaining a strong commitment to the schools mission, and to the .  developing relationships and trust within the community and ensuring that HMS continually operates with the best and highest interest of every child in mind.

The Head of School position for HMS is appointed by the Board of Trustees to implement the vision and strategic planning for the school, applying an equity lens to all aspects of the school operations and policies and to carry out the overall mission of the school.


Candidate Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or higher in education or business management
1-3 years supervisory/administrative experience
Experience working with children and a passionate commitment to Montessori Philosophy.  
Experience with accounting, fundraising, and marketing.
Excellent verbal and written Communication skills
A warm and positive demeanor and excellent interpersonal skills
Capacity to understand and manage staffing and enrollment
Strong leadership skills and the ability to create collaborative, positive work environments.
Familiarity with non-profit organizations and operations.
Experience working with people from a variety of backgrounds
Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities with a positive attitude

To learn more about Harmony Montessori please visit our website at www.harmony-montessori.com

Application and Interview Process:  Please send a resume, cover letter and diversity statement to the hiring committee at Employment@harmony-montessori.com  The diversity statement should address the following questions:
What does diversity, equity and inclusion mean to you?
Why is diversity important for a school like Harmony Montessori?
How do you work to ensure the school environment is inclusive and welcoming to Staff, Teachers, Students, and Families?
What would you like to do in this role as it relates to diversity and equity?

TO APPLY:

Application and Interview Process:  Please send a resume, cover letter, and diversity statement to the hiring committee at Employment@harmony-montessori.com  The diversity statement should address the following questions:
What does diversity, equity, and inclusion mean to you?
Why is diversity important for a school like Harmony Montessori?
How do you work to ensure the school environment is inclusive and welcoming to Staff, Teachers, Students, and Families?
What would you like to do in this role as it relates to diversity and equity?

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