Greene Towne is seeking a Montessori Director/Dean of Faculty to begin in July 2021. Reporting to the Head of School, the Director is a key leader in the school who supports and strengthens the Montessori culture of the school and the entire academic program on a daily basis. S/he is responsible for the comprehensive development (assist in hiring, evaluating, coaching, etc.) of the faculty.
The Montessori Director ensures the retention of top-notch, Montessori-trained faculty and supports their growth and development so that they are empowered to deliver the mission with excellence. S/he provides ongoing information for parents about Montessori and all aspects of school life. The Director must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as facility with organizational challenges. This is a full-time, year-round position (7:45am-5pm) with some evening/weekend responsibilities.
Greene Towne Montessori School, located in Center City, Philadelphia, is dedicated to providing a stimulating learning environment for children ages 18 months through 6 years, consistent with the values and principles developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. Fully accredited by the American Montessori Society, Greene Towne Montessori School instills in young children an understanding of learning as a personal process, a sense of agency in building self and community, and the joy of possibility.
Greene Towne Montessori School values diversity as part of its mission, provides equal employment opportunity, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, national origin, disability, ancestry, citizenship, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
Benefits: Competitive compensation. Health, dental & vision insurance. Retirement plan and term life.
To apply: Email to Head of School Sarah Sweeney-Denham, [email protected]: a letter of interest, resume, and either: a writing sample related to Montessori education, or a presentation you have given about Montessori education, such as you might share with professional colleagues or families.
Deadline: 4/1/21. Position start date: 7/1/21. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Additional responsibilities include:
Developing programs and setting priorities/goals for each academic year with Level Coordinators and Lead Teachers
Summer Camp oversight with Camp Director
Participate in student evaluation meetings with faculty, parents, specialists/consultants and mediate action plans for students with faculty and parents
Coordinate School Psychologist and corresponding schedule
Coordinate teachers’ support for children at home in case of school closure through virtual learning program
Faculty/Staff coordination—working with level coordinators, approving requests for time off, coordinating staffing for all breaks, responding to individual issues and concerns of staff members, overseeing/training substitutes