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Head of School (Director)

Company: Guidepost Montessori
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

We're now hiring an experienced leader to join our team as Head of School (Director) as we work to bring a new Montessori school to the Kentwood, Michigan area!Guidepost Montessori is a community of educators who are driven by a deep desire to bring about widespread change in education today. We believe that the traditional method of education used in most schools is antiquated, outdated, and broken. To meet the needs of today's students and to bring about true progress in the world around us, we need an education model that fosters independence and develops competent, capable, action-oriented thinkers and change agents. To that end, we are committed to dramatically increasing the amount of high-fidelity, authentic Montessori programs, not only in the U.S., but around the globe!The Head of School PositionWe are looking for a leader who shares our passion for the Montessori method and has the talent and perseverance required to quickly 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 campusCreating a strong culture that embodies the mission of our organizationBuilding a strong community among staff, parents, and childrenEnsuring delivery of an exceptional programEnsuring overall profitability targets are met (including managing campus budget)Working with the Assistant Head of School to ensure enrollment targets are metHiring, supporting, developing, and managing teaching staffWhat we offer:Ongoing professional developmentA network of supportive peers and mentors who regularly share best practicesCareer growth and promotion opportunitiesA competitive salaryHealth, dental, and vision insurancePaid time off and paid holidays100% tuition discount for two children at any school within our network (we serve children 3 months through 12th grade)The opportunity to contribute to a high-quality educational program that serves the individual needs of each childBecause we are a private, for-profit organization, this role does not require fundraising nor managing a Board of Directors!We'd love to talk with you if you possess:BA degree in ECE, or other Michigan Director QualificationsEarly childhood education leadership experienceStrong organizational skills and attention to detail with a focus on resultsExceptional written and verbal communication skillsAn aptitude for creating a warm and benevolent team cultureStrong leadership and the ability to make the tough decisions with limited informationA passion for getting education right through the Montessori pedagogyWe will prefer you over other candidates if you have:Experience teaching within a early childhood education settingExperience as an Admissions, Administrative, Program or School Director for a preschoolFamiliarity with the Montessori method of education or a Montessori certificationWant to learn more about us?Guidepost Montessori is a community of educators who truly believe that to meet the needs of today's students and to bring true progress in the world around us, we need an education model that fosters independence and develops competent, capable, action-oriented thinkers and change agents. For more information about us, check out our website at Interested in another location or position? Check out our career page at Apply now by completing the application below - it will only take a few minutes!

Keywords: Guidepost Montessori, Grand Rapids , Head of School (Director), Executive , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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