Job Opening for 2020

Head of School in Billings, Montana

Head of School – Grace Montessori Academy in Billings, MT

Grace Montessori Academy is seeking an energetic, personable educational leader to become its next Head-of-School starting in July 2020.

Application Information

Send resume, educational philosophy statement, three letters of reference, and salary requirements to headsearch@gmamt.org.

GMA is a private, non-profit institution of learning, based on the Montessori Method of instruction, serving children from 3 years through grade 8. Founded in 2007, GMA is housed in a purpose-built, 25,000 square foot state-of-the-art building that meets the unique needs of a Montessori educational environment, situated on 4 acres of land in Billings, Montana.

The new Head of Grace Montessori Academy will be a strategic and confident forward thinker, able to articulate and achieve a strong vision, inspire and support others, and manage people, businesses, and programs in order to uphold and promote the school’s mission/vision.

Mission: Grace Montessori Academy is a nurturing, Christian, educational community.
Vision:

·         We teach the child a love for learning and moral principles that will assist the child in developing their knowledge, self-discipline and self-esteem allowing them to realize and achieve their individual potential.

·         We teach the child personal responsibility, tolerance, mentoring others and to contribute their unique gifts to the world.

·         We teach the child to love Christ and desire to become His disciple in the world.

·         We teach children from ages 3 to 14.

·         We financially assist those who cannot afford to attend.

·         We reach out to all people in the community.

·         We reach out as a positive influence to our families and community.

·         We are an exemplary Christian Montessori school known for pacesetting excellence with impeccable character as an organization.

·         We aspire to be a Christian Montessori teacher-training center.

HoS Leadership and Personal Qualities

  • Qualified educational leader who fully embraces the Montessori pedagogy and a Christian core philosophy and who will be committed to ensuring that they remain central to the school’s program at every level.
  • An approachable leader who loves children and is eager to engage genuinely with students, faculty and parents.
  • A confident leader with personal integrity and a commitment to living Christian virtues.
  • A leader with excellent administrative skills, including the ability to multitask and to delegate appropriately.
  • A leader who celebrates the individuality of each child and staff member.

 

HoS Responsibilities

  • Implement the school’s mission, vision and goals as defined by the Board of Trustees.
  • Maintain positive public and school community relations.
  • Remain true to the Christian Montessori philosophy of education in all aspects of the school.
  • Act with fiscal responsibility.
  • Participate fully in the external aspects of school leadership, including playing a significant role in donor stewardship and marketing.
  • Provide leadership to faculty, staff and parents; and
  • Achieve and maintain overall operational success.

This position reports to the Board of Trustees.

HoS Professional Qualifications

Requirements for this position include:

  • Master’s degree or higher in Educational Leadership (or equivalent).
  • Strong Christian foundation.
  • Five or more years of teaching experience.
  • Charismatic personality with both adults and children.
  • Fluency in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Understanding of the Montessori pedagogy.
  • Experience in the direct supervision of faculty/staff.
  • Experience in organizational growth and management, preferably with a non-profit school.
  • Demonstrated financial and business acumen.

Compensation

Grace Montessori Academy offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Information

Send resume, educational philosophy statement, three letters of reference, and salary requirements to headsearch@gmamt.org.

Grace Montessori Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

This service is provided as a courtesy by The Center for Guided Montessori Studies. Do you have a job posting that you would like to share? Please contact: jobpostings@cgms.edu