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OrganizationMontessori School of Charlottesville
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineApril 1, 2024
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$57,000- $63,000, based on experience and training


The Montessori School of Charlottesville has been providing Montessori education in the Charlottesville area for over 45 years. Our school community is deeply committed to expanding educational access that transcends lines of class, race, ethnicity, and culture. We aim to create a peaceful, loving environment where children and adults can work together with respect and joy to reach their full potential.
We are currently seeking a Program Director to work in shared leadership with our Executive Director. We are looking for individuals who will be committed to upholding Montessori philosophy and our school’s culture, while supporting colleagues and families with an emphasis on collaboration and support. The ideal candidate will have the ability to make collaborative, child-centered school management decisions through a Montessori lens. We strive to create a joyful, diverse, and peaceful school environment.

Job Duties

Essential Duties:
Supporting Montessori Philosophy throughout the School
Oversight of the Montessori Program
Hiring, training, and evaluation of Staff
Regular classroom observations and development of professional development for all staff
Outreach and communication with families
Daily responsibilities can include everything from plunging toilets, flipping circuit breakers, wiping tears (children and adults), finding lost mittens, pruning bushes, cleaning gutters, sweeping sidewalks, making coffee runs, changing the occasional diaper, sewing cot sheets, fluffing mulch, et cetera.

Skills Required

Education and Skills
Montessori certification from a MACTE-accredited training center required
2 years of school leadership experience or a minimum of at least 5 years of classroom leadership experience
Non-profit experience is preferred, but not required
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Solid leadership and organizational skills
A no-task-too-small attitude

Work Schedule

M-F 8-3 on-site
varied availability after hours required as needed, including but not limited to school events, fundraisers, evening Community and Board meetings

Additional Info

Shares Responsibilities with: Executive Director
Reports to: Montessori Education Trust (Board of Trustees)

Compensation and Benefits
Health (100%) and Dental Insurance (50%)
24 days Holiday Pay
Simple IRA matching up to 3 percent

The Montessori School of Charlottesville does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender presentation, sexual orientation, or disability in the administration of its educational mission. This policy applies to all aspects of the school, including admissions, employment, and scholarship programs. We are committed to building a diverse community and encourage you to apply.