Job Opening for 2023-2024
Director/ress in Beijing, China
La Maison Montessori de Pekin (LMMP) is a Montessori kindergarten offering different French-Chinese and English-Chinese bilingual environments. The school was founded in 2013 and welcomes about sixty students from over 20 nationalities to its campus located in the heart of Beijing.
Job Title: Director/ress
Overview of the Position:
Our Montessori school is seeking an experienced and competent individual to join our team as a Director/ress. The candidate will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of LMMP by supervising and supporting the leadership team and teaching staff and ensur-ing the school continues to develop in a harmonious way.
Key Responsibilities (in collaboration with the leadership team):
Supervise teachers and support staff and provide feedback and guidance to promote their professional development.
Supervise the development and implementation of the Montessori curriculum, focus-ing on bilingual education in French-Chinese and English-Chinese.
Supervise the hiring process of teachers and all other staff in accordance with school needs and requirements.
Support teachers and make sure that the materials and resources used in class are in accordance with the Montessori philosophy and appropriate for the age group of the children.
Create a safe and nurturing environment for children to learn and develop.
Plan and organize events and workshops for parents to improve their understanding of Montessori pedagogy, their participation in their children’s education, and their sense of belonging to the school community.
Plan and organize school presentation events and oversee enrolments, taking into ac-count the preferences of families and balancing the groups of children in each envi-ronment.
Maintain LMMP’s existing partnerships and create new ones with cultural and educa-tional actors in Beijing and elsewhere (embassies, cultural and training centers, other schools, etc.). Manage the budget and finances of the Montessori school and ensure that expenses are kept within the allocated budget.
Ensure that the school meets all legal requirements and standards established by the Chinese government and regulatory bodies.
Qualifications and Skills:
Bachelor or Master degree
Previous management experience in a school or early childhood education setting.
Mandatory fluency in English, knowledge of French and/or Chinese is a plus.
Strong management, organizational, and communication skills.
Ability to work in a team, defuse any conflicts, and maintain positive relationships with staff and families.
Kindness and respect for children, the team, and families. Familiarity with emotional intelligence and non-violent communication tools would be a plus.
Committed to lifelong learning.
You will be working closely with:
A Chinese director primarily in charge of relations with the educational authorities of Beijing
A Montessori pedagogical coordinator
A logistics manager
The salary range for the position of Bilingual Montessori Kindergarten Director varies with experience and education level. Details will be discussed during individual interviews.
If you meet these qualifications, please submit your application with a cover letter and a detailed CV detailing your experience and qualifications for this position.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Wechat : lmmp-beijing
La Maison Montessori de Pékin
Jinxiuyuan Compound, Build. D, 109
Chaoyang district, Beijing