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).
A minimum of three years of successful teaching experience as a guide in a Montessori classroom (primary or elementary).
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 maintains 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) https://oregonearlylearning.com/providers-educators/providers-educatorscbr/
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.
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 OR 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.