Employment Opportunities:

Assistant Director: Applications due by May 1st 2017

Our school’s program focuses on every aspect of a child’s growth. We tailor our attention to each child’s cognitive, emotional, social and physical development. Children learn self-respect, respect for others, and respect for their surroundings and love for learning. We are looking for a person who has excellent people skills and is creative, energetic and wants to make a difference in the lives of children and families in the community.

  • Developing positive relationships with teachers, parents, children, and families
  • Manage a budget effectively
  • Manage program staffing needs including long term and daily planning needs
  • Review planning and coordination of school events & field trips with Program Director
  • Supervise and provide resources to staff to work effectively with children
  • Review curriculum, and class lesson plans with Program Director
  • Attend training with the staff and coordination of training for the staff
  • Record keeping including maintaining children’s files, class schedules, teacher’s training qualification
  • Coordinate with Human Resource Coordinator to maintain labor law compliance
  • Substitute in as needed in age group 3 months to 6 years old
  • Meet or exceed all standards set by licensing
  • Maintain weekly reports for the Executive Director

Required qualifications:

  • Management of multiple staff 3+ years of experience
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong Computer skills including MS Excel and MS Word

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with staffing large organizations
  • Fundraising experience
  • Marketing experience including social media and public outreach

Program Director: Applications due by May 15th 2017

This is an opportunity for an experienced Montessori educator to grow an established Montessori school that is a part of the Tompkins County community. The Director will be establishing the Montessori curriculum and building a team of administrators and teachers for children 6 weeks through kindergarten.

This position requires the candidate to:

  • Be a positive leader who is committed to early education and overseeing implementation of Montessori curriculum. We are very proud of our excellent reputation and each member of our organization carries that excellence into the community, local schools, families, and other networks.
  • Enjoy working closely with teachers
  • Maintain an environment students will flourish in
  • Have good judgment, organizational, written and oral communication skills
  • Work well with, build strong relationship and gain supports from parents
  • Welcome prospective new students and parents and conducting tours. We love leaders who are proactive about building relationships with new families.
  • Grow and process new enrollment applications, maintaining high enrollment to make sure the children in our community have access to the best curriculum available
  • Supervise and provide resources to staff to work effectively with children
  • Coordinate curriculum, review class lesson plans and program planning. Our Montessori curriculum promotes an independent, inquiry-based curriculum that you will support, helping teachers grow and parents understand how vital these early years are to a child’s lifelong learning.  Meet or exceed all standards set by licensing
  • Great communicator: You will lead the way in relationship-building with teachers and families and creating a positive team spirit throughout your school..
  • Smiling and adaptable: Our bustling Early Education school is full of fun and activity. We expect our leaders to be organized, able to multi-task, strategically resolve challenges, be efficient, and have a great attitude. 
  • A lifelong learner: No matter where you start, we want you to grow with us as we stay on the cutting edge of best practices in our field. 

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Early Childhood Education or related field 
  • Montessori certification and experience required 
  • 3+ years of experience with working knowledge of Early Childhood program management and development

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in creating the program’s mission which supports and promotes the cognitive, social and emotional developments of the program’s participants; and reflects the values and culture of the community we serve 
  • Recruit and train staff and volunteers in the vision of the program 
  • Supervise curriculum development 
  • Provide mentoring and coaching to staff 
  • Meet standards and expectations of parents as well as all applicable governmental authorities 
  • Maintain and continue to improve the quality of the school.
  • Conduct annual staff and participant evaluation, and use the results to improve the quality of the education provided to the children and the service to the parents

Infant/Toddler Teacher

IMS Values: Love, Respect, Integrity, Peace, Excellence
Reports To: Program Director
Work Schedule: 40 hours per week,Full-time / 12 months per year, optional 6 weeks annual unpaid leave.

Basic Qualifications:
Meet school / state health requirements, including TB test, immunizations, and physical.
Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Child Development or related field and a minimum of two years direct experience working with children aged 0-3 years.
Montessori, RIE, or Reggio experience a plus
Willingness to learn and grow with the IMS community of educators through ongoing professional development

Summary:
This position requires love, patience and respect for children, and a commitment to encouraging children to be independent. We are seeking collaborative team players with communication and listening skills. A successful candidate for this position will work with their team to provide Instruction to children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth utilizing Montessori Educational philosophy.

Love of children and families required!

Responsibilities:
Work in harmony with a team of teachers to create a Montessori learning environment for children 3 months to 3 years.
Supervise children and maintain OCFS New York State safety regulatory standards
Adhere to AMS guidelines and standards as a Full Member School, for the purpose of maintaining quality and excellence in the program
Utilize Montessori philosophy to foster children’s independence and development through child centered curriculum
Foster supportive, positive relationships with families
Participate in seasonal community events
Other duties as assigned

Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits eligible. Cover letter, resume and references required for consideration.

IMS provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender or gender expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

Early Childhood Summer Teacher

Basic Qualifications:

IMS Values: Love, Respect, Integrity, Peace, Excellence
Reports To: Executive Director
Work Schedule: 40 hours per week,Full-time. June 26th-August 29th

Meet school / state health requirements, including TB test, immunizations, and physical.
Educational Requirements: Experience working with young children required. Bachelor’s or Associates degree in Early Childhood, Child Development or related field and a minimum of two years direct experience working with children aged 3-9 years preferred.
Montessori, RIE, or Reggio experience a plus
Willingness to learn and grow with the IMS community of educators through ongoing professional development
Summary: This position requires love, patience and respect for children, and a commitment to encouraging children to be independent. We are seeking collaborative team players with communication and listening skills. A successful candidate for this position will work with their team to provide Instruction to children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth utilizing Montessori Educational philosophy.
Love of children and families required!
Responsibilities:

Work in harmony with a team of teachers to create a Montessori learning environment for children 3 months to 3 years.
Supervise children and maintain OCFS safety regulatory standards
Adhere to AMS guidelines and standards as a Full Member School, for the purpose of maintaining quality and excellence in the program
Utilize Montessori philosophy to foster children’s independence and development through child centered curriculum
Foster supportive, positive relationships with families
Other duties as assigned

IMS provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender or gender expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

Substitute Teacher

If you enjoy a new experience every day, and enjoy getting to know children and teachers in varied classrooms (3 months — 6 years old) consider becoming an on-call substitute at Ithaca Montessori School. You tell us your availability on each day of the week between the hours of 7:30am and 5:30pm, and we will call you when opportunities arise within those parameters. Job requirements are good listening skills, willingness to ask questions and to follow the direction of the lead teacher, love and respect for young people, and an interest in learning about the Montessori Method of education.

Please respond with resume and cover letter to: hr@ithacamontessori.org