Company: Montessori School of Pawleys Island
Posted on: November 18, 2021
The Director of Montessori School of Pawleys Island (MSPI)
should act as a collaborative leader within the school and the
local community, working closely with, and directly reporting to,
the Board of Directors. The Director will oversee all issues that
concern the day-to-day operation of the school and will act as a
liaison between board members, parents, teachers, other staff, and
the community. The Director will enlist the support of our
Montessori community in order to accomplish the goal of creating an
environment that fosters the success of all students by
facilitating the development, implementation, and evaluation of a
shared vision of excellence in education firmly grounded in the
Montessori philosophy. Every aspect of the school will be guided by
Montessori principles, so it is vital that the Director understands
and can articulate the essence of Montessori education.
Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree; Masters Degree preferred.
Current Montessori certification preferred.
Experience as Head of School preferred.
Educational expertise including, but not limited to, knowledge of
Montessori preschool and kindergarten curriculum.
Significant teaching experience in a Montessori school.
Leadership experience, demonstrating successful staff motivation,
staff development, and working toward a common goal.
Significant management experience, including hiring, training, and
evaluation of staff.
Experience working with teachers, parents, and community
organizations, with desire to strengthen community
Experience/knowledge of administrative aspects of a Not-for-Profit
organization; including, but not limited to: fiscal operations,
buildings and grounds, operational aspects, maintaining HR and
personnel files, and record keeping.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal ability.
Proficiency in current computer technology.
Provides professional and administrative leadership.
Administers the implementation of the school's mission and
Recommends annual goals and can articulate a strong 5-10 year
strategic plan to the Board of Directors.
Assists employees in the achievement of their job goals and
continuing education opportunities.
Assumes responsibility for all employee hiring, training, staff
development, scheduling, discipline, and termination.
Assumes responsibility for upkeep and renewal of all
certifications, licensures, and policies.
Acts as an advocate for MSPI students, establishing a safe and
positive school climate.
Responsible for managing the schools resources responsibly,
determining the budget, monitoring revenue and expenditures,
maintaining a healthy fiscal status and dealing with any issues
that arise in a timely manner.
Takes an initiative in identifying fundraising, grant writing, or
other opportunities to raise funds for the school.
Assists in planning and execution of fundraisers.
Leads the school in recruitment of new students and families,
assists with marketing efforts.
Communicates with teaching staff on development of new and existing
curriculum, implementing instructional programs to ensure
compliance with the Montessori philosophy and any applicable local,
state, and federal regulations.
Serves as the DSS and DHEC liaison, keeping abreast of all policies
and procedures and ensuring school compliance with all
Seeks out and takes advantage of opportunities to collaborate with
other Montessori educators at the local, state and/or national
Embraces the Board's vision for MSPI and drives a culture of
excellence in education.
Builds strong partnerships with parents and the community through
consistent effective communication and outreach.
Remains informed of trends, legislation, and research that may
affect MSPI management, operations, and policy.
Advises the Board on a regular basis regarding the status of all
school operations and attends all Board meetings.
Performs other functions deemed reasonable and necessary by the
Board of Directors
Please email resume and a letter of interest highlighting what
makes you an excellent candidate for this position to:
MSPI Director Search Committee
Keywords: Montessori School of Pawleys Island, Charleston , Director, Executive , Georgetown, South Carolina
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