Montessori School of Florence
The Montessori School of Florence is a parent-board operated, not-for-profit school for children ages 2 through 12 (toddler through sixth grade). The school opened in 1976 and has been a member of the South Carolina Independent School Association since 1999. The teachers are Montessori trained through a MACTE accredited training program. The school is a multicultural, non-discriminatory school.
Summary of Position: The School Director is accountable for the operations of the academic programs and activities of the school, in keeping with the mission, vision and the direction as set by the MSF Board of Directors. The School Director shall promote the Montessori educational philosophy and ideals, while ensuring the school’s mission, vision and goals are effectively implemented. The Director will facilitate communication and work collaboratively with the Board, staff, students, families, alumni, and greater community.
Compensation: Based on education and experience. MSF offers an optional healthcare plan and other standard benefits.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed September 1st but applications are accepted until the position is filled.
· Master’s Degree preferred
· Experience in Montessori philosophy or willingness to educate oneself in the Montessori philosophy
· Computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Quickbooks and classroom management software
· Financial Management and budgeting experience
· Energetic, proactive leader who can communicate effectively and problem solve
· Skilled mediator who can resolve conflicts peacefully
· Demonstrated ability to comply with the standards for ethical and professional performance (e.g. non-political, non-discriminatory, unbiased religious preferences voiced)
· Professional behavior and attire expected
Detailed Requirements for School Director:
· Support, provide oversight, monitor, and evaluate quality implementation of Montessori pedagogy, curriculum, and programs
· Cultivate effective relationships with all constituents of the school
· Represent the school at community and professional events
· Model and sustain a culture of giving, volunteerism, global awareness and citizenship at the school
· Coordinates scheduling of, and attends, all school functions and activities
· Ensures the school is in compliance with all applicable governmental laws and regulations
· Recruit, hire, supervise, and support all faculty and staff
· Maintains the SCISA accreditation requirements and documents
· Effectively communicates with all parents, students, and alumni