Job Opening for 2022-2023

Administrative/Center Director in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, US

Interested applicants: please send a cover letter and resume to Abby Mayne, President, Board of Directors:

Sunnybrook Montessori School provides high-quality early childhood education to New Hampshire’s North Country families. Sunnybrook is an independent preschool (ages 3-7) licensed by the State of New Hampshire. For over 30 years, Sunnybrook has been a vibrant community for children and their families. At Sunnybrook Montessori School, children and their families are accorded deep respect. The mission of Sunnybrook Montessori School is to provide a nurturing, respectful, and vibrant learning environment where children are supported to explore and create.

The Director must be able to operationalize the business plan and handle administrative needs such as enrollment and family communications and serve as a liaison to the Board of Directors. The Director of the Sunnybrook Montessori School reports to and is employed by the Board of Directors of the Sunnybrook Montessori School and supervises the Teachers in the school. Hours are 7:30 am-3:30 pm Monday-Friday with additional hours as needed.

Education, Training, and Experience:
BA or equivalent from a four-year college and a minimum of two years of teaching experience in a public or private educational setting (i.e. public school, child care center, or Montessori school).
Montessori Certification and/or NH or VT Teaching certificate in elementary or childhood studies preferred.
CPR/First Aid certification, or willingness to complete
Child Care Director Qualified in New Hampshire (He-C 4002.35.j)
Familiarity with NH Child Care Licensing Rules
Pass a State of NH Fingerprinting and Background Check
Knowledge of New Hampshire Content Standards for Kindergarten
Experience or willingness to be trained in: Positive Discipline, Nature Connection, and Montessori Practices.

Qualities and Dispositions:
Excellent communication and organization skills
Ability to give and receive constructive feedback, create systems of accountability, and demonstrate commitment to program mission.
Ability to collaborate and work in a team environment.
Initiative, curiosity, and ability to “think outside the box”.
An inclusive, holistic, and community-driven attitude and approach to teaching, operating and leading.
Have the physical capacity to work with preschool/Kindergarten aged children (includes but is not limited to: bending, lifting, and working on the floor)

Supervision of Classroom Teachers
Advise the Board on the hiring of classroom teachers, making sure an effective team/learning environment is created and maintained through careful oversight of/feedback to those aides
Assist in conducting regular staff meetings
Organize staff work days for changing out materials, cleaning, reorganizing works, and providing feedback and in-services as needed.
Inform staff of licensing requirements for themselves and the building.  This includes being responsible for the staff members being fingerprinted, completing paperwork, and maintaining employees’ files at the school
Assist in staff evaluations
Call/find substitutes for staff members in emergency situations

Parent Education, Meetings, and Conferences:
Conduct or be responsible for implementing Parent Education nights during the school year
Contact and meet with specialists and/or parents regarding children with special needs
Prepare for and schedule 2-3 individual communications with all parents during the year- including 2 parent conferences, parent Visitations, and 2 Open Houses (Fall & Spring)
Meet individually with prospective parents and students
Schedule parent observations for prospective parents
Keep student and family issues confidential
Plan, prepare, and organize all materials for parent volunteers, including but not limited to, State volunteer requirements, projects, and learning materials to be made/assembled
Create and distribute Orientation packets to new/prospective families

Board of Directors
Serve as the liaison for the classroom to the Board paying particular attention to ensuring that the Board’s policies on safety, school licensing requirements, staffing minimums, and Board policies for the school are adhered to
Attend monthly board meetings as a non-voting member, giving a classroom/staff report at meetings

Maintain accurate records on children enrolled in the program to include their development, attendance, immunization, and general health; conduct program registration, and maintain appropriate files and waiting lists
Prepare and deliver Kindergarten files to appropriate schools as needed for students moving to elementary school
Create and distribute a school calendar and student phone/address list

Ensure that the building, materials, and playground are clean, safe, and maintained – (e.g. daily vacuuming and cleaning).  Report any maintenance issues to the Board.

Collect tuition checks on a monthly basis and expedite deposits, working with the Board Treasurer to secure payment, if the need arises
Determine allocation of funds for staff, supplies, materials, and equipment and authorize purchases through the Board Treasurer
Oversee bi-weekly timesheet process for staff

The statements herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

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This service is provided as a courtesy by The Center for Guided Montessori Studies.
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