Job Opening for 2024-25

Executive Director in Washington, Utah, US

Mountain View Montessori (MVM) is a K-7 public charter school in Washington, Utah with 220 students in mixed-age classrooms. Our mission is to provide a child-centered education founded upon the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. At MVM we foster a structured environment of freedom and discovery in which each child can reach his or her full academic, social, and personal potential. MVM is currently in search of an Executive Director with Leadership experience and Montessori knowledge. The position starts June 1, possibly sooner, to shadow the current director. Salary $85,000-$95,000. Contact for more information.

Position Summary: The Executive Director directs and coordinates all educational, administrative, maintenance and counseling activities of the school and its programs and assures compliance with all State and Federal reporting requirements by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate administrators, faculty or support staff. In addition, he/she works with the school’s Business Manager to assure the prudent use of school funds in accordance with the established financial system and policies. Additionally, the Executive Director serves as the public face and voice of the school, promoting a highly positive and energetic community built on high expectations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (other duties may be assigned)
● Pursues the Vision and executes the Mission of the school.
● Administrative member of The School Board (non-voting)
● Works with the Board to review, update or create policies that best support the Mission of the school and align with State and Federal rules and laws.
● Communicates regularly with the school community (faculty, staff, and parents)
● Regularly reviews and works with the Board to update parent/student and employee handbooks to reflect current policy and standards.
● Reviews and updates job descriptions so they reflect the scope of the job for which they were created.

● Identifies vacancies, interviews, and hires the best employees to support the school’s Mission.
● Develops and evaluates the educational program to ensure conformance to State and School Board standards and policies.
● Coordinates and directs educational programs through meetings with faculty and staff, review of teachers’ activities, and issuance of directives.
● Confers with teachers, students, and parents concerning educational and behavioral problems in the school.
● Articulates goals and policies as appropriate to staff, students, parents and the community.

● Approves programs and services offered by the school.
● Meets regularly with the Administrative Team to coordinate priorities and assignments.
● Holds regular faculty meetings for the purpose of discussing educational and administrative matters.
● Works with the school’s Instructional Coach to identify those teachers and instructional areas needing additional support and training and then identify strategies to deliver that support and training.
● Attends monthly Board meetings and other meetings as requested by the Board.

● Triages incoming emails and replies or forwards as necessary.
● Assigns responsibility for the administration, implementation, supervision, coordination and evaluation of programs for students with disabilities.
● Establishes and maintains relationships with community organizations, consortiums and other schools to coordinate educational services.
● Direct preparation of class schedules, cumulative records, attendance reports and other reports and schedules.
● Works with the Board and Business Manager to plan and monitor the school budget. Reviews and signs all PR’s, Requests for Leave, and oversees the completion of Timesheets.
● Keeps the Board advised as to the conditions and needs of the school and submits reports as requested.
● Insures the proper registration of pupils in the school and provides for the maintenance of up-to-date cumulative records and Power School records, and assures that pupil records are forwarded when a pupil transfers to another school and records are properly requested.
● Administers and provides oversight for activities conducted by any student organization of the school, provided that such activities are supported by the school and the Executive Director.
● Provides for the requisition, allocation and distribution of supplies, equipment, and instructional materials as needed.
● Implements reasonable precautions and plans to safeguard the health and general well-being of the faculty, staff and students.
● Insures and oversees student discipline, making provisions for supervision according to approved practices and policies.
● Works with the Maintenance Supervisor to assure a high level of building and grounds maintenance.
● Inspects or causes to be inspected, the school building and grounds regularly to see that they are free from hazards and works with the Maintenance Supervisor to remedy identified hazards.
● Reports damage to the school grounds or facilities to the Maintenance Supervisor for repair. Where damage is of a serious nature and/or appears to have been done deliberately, it shall also be reported to the Board Chair and the police.
● Implements procedures to provide for the safety of all building occupants in the event of fire, earthquakes, shelter in place, lockout, or lockdown and conducts required drills.
● Attends work regularly and is punctual.
● Other duties as assigned by the Board.
● Demonstrates safe work practices and is alert to safety sensitive situations; demonstrates a positive safety attitude
● All employees with job duties that expose or require them to handle confidential information are required to safeguard such information and only use it or disclose it as expressly authorized or specifically required in the course of performing their specific job duties.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above and below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

COMMITMENT: Understands and enthusiastically supports the basic founding principles of the Charter.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Master’s degree in Education or closely related field (M.A., M.S., MEd). Administrative/Supervisory Endorsement and/or 3 years related experience and at least three years as a classroom teacher preferred.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: A Utah State Level 2 or 3 License, with an Administrative/Supervisory Endorsement is preferred for this position.

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