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Amherst Montessori School

27 Pomeroy Lane
Amherst, MA 01002
Website:amherstmontessori.org

Company Description:
Amherst Montessori School is an independent, non-profit school serving children ages 3 months through 12 years. Founded in 1970, AMS is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, nestled in the Mt. Holyoke mountain range. Guided by the educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, Amherst Montessori nurtures the natural unfolding of the whole child in a supportive, culturally rich, and diverse learning community. Our belief is that through the deep realization of each individuals unique gifts and abilities, we become independent, self-motivated, and contributing members of the worlds community.
Salary Range:Location:
$60,000+ Per Year AMHERST MA
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeExecutive
Education Level:Work Experience:
Bachelor's Degree
Preference: Required
5+
Preference: Preferred
Skills/Certifications/Licenses:
MA DEEC Director II - Preference: Nice to have
Description:
Amherst Montessori School is seeking a dynamic, positive, and collaborative leader to serve as our Head of School beginning July 1, 2019. The Head of School will be the face of Amherst Montessori School, both to our school community and to the surrounding community while balancing the myriad demands of running a small independent school.

The Head of School will work collaboratively and communicate effectively with our staff, children, families, and Board of Trustees. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• executing and supervising efficient management and daily operations of the school;
• marketing educational programs;
• maintaining/growing enrollment;
• recruiting, retaining, and developing high-quality staff;
• complying with state regulations;
• implementing a strategic plan;
• nurturing our joyful and collaborative school culture;
• implementing the mission of our organization;
• fostering a strong school community;
• developing and executing a fundraising plan;
• ensuring overall financial budgets are created and adhered to; and
• resolving challenging student/parent issues.

Amherst Montessori School is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status.

Interested candidates should send a resume, letter of interest, and three references to HOS-Search@amherstmontessori.org. All applications submitted before November 30, 2018 will be given full consideration. Salary range is $60,000 to $75,000 and will be commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include health and dental insurance, TIAA retirement, and generous tuition remission for qualified dependents.
Requirements:
The Head of School's goal is to nurture a joyful and exemplary educational environment while maintaining our dedication to the Montessori pedagogy. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills, a flexible and solution-oriented approach to challenges, a passion for Montessori, and a dedication to the joyful education of children. The candidate also should possess exceptional emotional intelligence and people skills that foster positive, productive relationships with families and staff.

Preferred applicants should have five years of experience as a school administrator or director, or five years of leadership experience in another, related industry (such as a nonprofit community service agency). Experience with Montessori education and/or private school administration preferred. DEEC Director II certification or ability to acquire it is also preferred.


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