Head of School

School Name: McMinnville Montessori

School Location: McMinnville, OR

Start Date: On or before August 1, 2021
Full-Time (12 month)
Salary: Commensurate with experience

The McMinnville Montessori School (MMS) is seeking a dynamic, creative, and experienced Montessori-trained educator to serve as its head of school. With a rich tradition of excellence, MMS has served the community for over 30 years, advancing its mission to cultivate curiosity, independence, social responsibility, and a lifelong love of learning. MMS provides an authentic Montessori educational experience for primary and elementary-aged children within a warm, caring community of children, staff, and parents. The ideal candidate should possess and demonstrate a strong commitment to Montessori principles, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, effective management and organizational skills, strong leadership ability, familiarity with non-profit organizations and management, understanding of budgeting, bookkeeping, financial reporting, and fiscal management. MMS is fortunate to have a passionately dedicated teaching staff and an enthusiastic and supportive community of parents and Board of Directors.

-Completion of an AMI/AMS training program (Credential Certificate which includes Bachelors degree in appropriate area of study).
-Minimum three years of successful teaching experience as a guide in a Montessori classroom (primary or elementary).
-Per Oregon ELD Director Qualification Requirements:
-Be at least 21 years of age.
-Have at least one year of training and/or experience in management and supervision of adults; and
-Have knowledge of child development for the primary ages served in the center, as evidenced by a combination of professional references, education, experience or training.
-Documentation of attaining at least step nine in the Oregon Registry, or have had one year of documented training and/or experience in management and supervision of adults
-have knowledge of child development for the primary ages served by the center as evidenced by a combination of professional references, education, experience or training.

-Five or more years of successful classroom guide experience (primary or elementary).
-Solid grasp of primary and elementary programs.
-Montessori Administrator and/or Montessori Inclusion Endorsements.
-Prior supervisory or administrative experience.

Responsibilities/Requirements Include:
-Attend board meetings and communicate with the board on all matters relating to the school through reports and immediate communications following major school events, activities, successes, and concerns.
-Build and maintain a healthy, positive working and educational environment
-Provide data to assist the board with its work.
-Participate in the development and implementation of the schools strategic plan.
-Oversee financial and physical operations.
-Oversee the curriculum, educational program, and school activities fulfilling the schools mission, vision, strategic plan, and Montessori philosophy.
-Hire, supervise, and evaluate staff.
-Provide professional development for staff.
-Maintain student records.
-Oversee safety programs, building security, emergency procedures, and state licensing reporting protocols.
-Manage recruiting initiatives, enrollment management, marketing, outreach, and external communications.
-Build and maintain relationships within the Montessori, local, and regional education communities.
-With the board of directors, assist with fundraising, capital campaigns, and community relations.
-Coordinate volunteer hours and projects.
-Must be able to operate and use office equipment, classroom equipment, or other materials.
-Effectively communicate verbally and in written form with staff, students, parents, donors, and community members.
-Observe and interact with children.
-Current CPR, First Aid, and Food Handlers Certifications.
-Be able to work in both indoor and outdoor environments.
-Be able to lift and move at least 50 pounds.


To apply, please submit the following to McMinnville Montessori School Board of Directors:

-Application letter and resume.
-Names, addresses, and contact information for three references.
-Verification of enrollment in the Oregon Central Background Registry (CBR)

Electronic submissions preferred: learning@mcminnvillemontessori.com
McMinnville, Oregon is in the heart of wine country with the ocean on one side and the mountains on the other. McMinnville is a vibrant and charming town of about 38,000. Residents in this area enjoy a high quality of life. Please feel free to contact us for more information about this position or our school.