Have you envisioned working in a community of educators who are driven by a deep desire to bring about widespread change in education today? All Day Montessori strives to meet the needs of students and to bring about true progress in the world around us. Our school provides an education model that fosters independence and develops competent, capable, action-oriented thinkers and change agents.
All Day Montessori is located on the south side of Chicago, in the Beverly neighborhood, and has been educating children using the Montessori philosophy for over 24 years! We looking for an experienced Head of School to lead our school which serves children from young toddlers through the kindergarten year.
We are looking for a leader who shares our passion for the Montessori method and has the talent and perseverance required to grow enrollment, attract and retain great staff, build a strong parent community, and ensure the educational experience for each child in every classroom is of the highest standard. As the Head of School, you'll be responsible for providing leadership to the entire campus team.
Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To
Developing a strategic plan for the campus
Reporting to the Board of Directors
Creating a strong culture that embodies the mission of our organization
Building a strong community among staff, parents, and children
Ensuring delivery of an exceptional program
Ensure enrollment targets are met
Working with the Business Manager to ensure overall profitability targets are met (including managing campus budget)
Hiring, supporting, developing, and managing teaching staff
What We Offer
Ongoing professional development
A competitive salary
Health insurance reimbursement
Paid time off and paid holidays
Tuition discount for your child
The opportunity to contribute to a high-quality educational program that serves the individual needs of each child
We'd Love To Talk With You If You Possess
5+ years of experience as a school administrator, such as a preschool director, school director, program director, principal, or vice principal
Bachelor’s in early childhood education
Specific requirements set by minimum State standards and/or accreditation.
3+ years teaching experience in early childhood
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Experience with revenue generation, budgets and financial accountability
An aptitude for creating a warm and benevolent team culture
Strong leadership and the ability to make the tough decisions with limited information
We will prefer you over other candidates if you have:
AMS Montessori certification
Please submit resume, cover letter, statement of educational philosophy, and three references to email@example.com. The search is on-going; a member of the search committee will follow-up will all applicants, as soon as possible.
About All Day Montessori
All Day Montessori was founded in 1995 by local educators, Paula and Richard Bukacek, to offer preschool through kindergarten programs for children of working families. This meant offering a full day of preschool that corresponded with a typical work day from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Our current day has been extended to meet the needs of our working moms and dads. ADM is open from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
The mission of All Day Montessori is to serve children’s developmental needs in ways that are consistent with Maria Montessori’s educational philosophy. All Day Montessori is committed to providing a safe, nurturing and educational alternative for the children of working parents who want more for their children than daycare or traditional preschool.
Located in the Beverly Hills/Morgan Park community of Chicago, All Day Montessori serves children from Chicago’s far southwest side and surrounding areas.